MSP Middle School of Poplarville

The Middle School of Poplarville serves students grades 6th through 8th. The campus is located at 6 Spirit St, Poplarville, MS 39470. You can reach MSP at (voice) (601) 795-1350 or (fax) (601) 795-1351.

Principal: Heidi Dillon
Assistant Principal: Vicky Boone


MSP Student Council's annual food drive for Brother’s Keeper Ministries is happening now until Friday, November 13th.  Please donate nonperishable food items to benefit local residents.
Student council representatives have placed food collection boxes in each classroom. At MSP, we would like to encourage everyone to pay-it-forward by giving to others. 
The three sixth grade teams will compete with each other to bring in the most food items, and the winning team will earn a popcorn party. Also, the top two classes out of all seventh and eight grade homerooms that collect the most food items will earn a popcorn party.

MSP Paints the Halls Pink to Promote Cancer Awareness

MSP is supporting Cancer Awareness Month by painting the halls pink. Classess have decorated their doors and bulletin boards to show support.
Students in Mrs. Nikki Smith's health class painted pumpkins and decorated the front entrance of the school with a fall display to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Bee Aware - Show You Care!"

“One-on-One” with Decimals

The students in Ms.Goins' seventh grade class not only tested their basketball skills, but also used basketball to learn more about fractions.
The students were divided up into teams, and had two rounds to shoot.  For round one, each student was allowed one shot, and in round two, each student shot twice. During each round, they had to keep up with their makes and misses. Using this information, they had to write a fraction for their makes and misses for their total amount shot as a team. Once they found their fractions, they had to change them into decimals. Last, they had to compare their fractions for round one and two makes, and round one and two misses. 
The students had a  blast learning about fractions and decimals!

1st 9 Week Renaissance Rally

The Middle School of Poplarville students attended the Renaissance Rally on October 14, 2015. Students were recognized for perfect attendance, no discipline referrals, and academics. The criteria to be in the Diamond Club, Platinum Club, and Gold Club was based on the students' grades, no discipline referrals, and no more than 3 abscences.
Teachers presented "WOW" awards to the student in each class that worked hard, had a great attitude, and exhibited exceptional behavior. 
Students received 100 point cards throughout the nine weeks for making 100's on assignments. Three names were drawn from each grade to receive $5 gift cards from Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and Burger King. 
The React Team led the rally and played games with the students to celebrate and recognize them for their hard work and dedication!
Gabrielle F., Alexis D.,& Hunter J., 
Clay M., Kaitlyn W., & Quentin B.
Abby H., Zane M., & Beau M.

MSP Celebrates the 50th Day of School

To celebrate the 50th day of school, the students at the Middle School of Poplarville wore 50's outfits to school and listened to 50's music throughout the day.

MSP Students Met 96% Attendance Goal

Students at MSP met their 96% attendance goal for the months of August and September.

Principal Heidi Dillon promised the students if they would attend school regularly and meet the 96% attendance goal then she would kiss a pig.

The students had a blast watching the administrators and some of their teachers kiss a pig! 








MSP 6th Grade Students Visit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

What an amazing field trip! The MSP students had a blast!!! The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport did an outstanding job with our 6th graders!! 
The students were able to pet stingrays, sea stars, a shark, and other sea creatures. They learned about birds, sea turtles, and other reptiles. Many of the students said the dolphin and sea lion shows were their favorite part.
The Institute for Marine Mammals is an amazing place to visit!

Lights, Stars, and Planets!

6th Grade Quest students enjoyed discovering how astronomers use lights to study the stars and planets. Our class was visited by Mrs. April Fowler, who showed and taught us all about how this works. We learned about spectroscopy and how it could possibly be the most powerful tool that astronomers use.  Once you take light from a star, planet, or galaxy and pass it through a spectroscope it is a lot like a prism. It splits the light into its component colors. We also learned that spectroscopy tells you a star’s temperature, mass, and surface gravity. The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience and gained lots of new knowledge.

MSP Teens Living for Christ Celebrate See You at the Pole

The Middle School of Poplarvile Teens Living for Christ, TLC,  was proud to participate in the national See You at the Pole event on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30 a.m. All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at their flagpoles praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. See You at the Pole is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer.
TLC partnered with Bro. Shannon Marshall from The Beginnings Church to speak about the topic "United" which was the theme this year for See You at the Pole.  TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Bro. Shannon Marshall for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us as we celebrated this national event. 

Healthy Eating

Health classes at the Middle School entered the Pearl River County Fair exhibit with their projects called, "Healthy Eating" posters.  Students did a wonderful job integrating their knowledge of healthy eating into a fun project! 
Gabriel K.  won 1st place and Conner M. placed 2nd place (shown in picture).  Other students who placed were:  Beau M.- 2nd place, Logan B.- 3rd place, Tyler S.- 3rd place, and Zachery C. - 1st place.  The other students received a participation ribbon. 
All the students did a GREAT JOB!

Pastor Ernie Broom Speaks at TLC

On Friday 9/11, TLC was proud to host Pastor Ernie Broom who spoke on "Life." MSP students learned that life is about choices. Even though we all face obstacles, it is faith that provides the strength and courage to endure the hard times.
Mr. Broom is known in the community for being the pastor of Faith Way Ministries in Carriere, MS. TLC would like to offer thanks to Pastor Broom for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us.

MSP Hornets Defeat the Pass Christian Pirates

On Monday, September 14th, the 7th and 8th Grade MSP Hornets defeat the Pass Christian Pirates. The 7th grade boys played hard and came up on top with a victory win of 32-0. The 8th grade held on to defeat  the Pirates by a score of 38-31. GO HORNETS!!
MSP Cheerleaders looked good on the field as they cheered on their football team!

MSP Fall Picture Day

Bert Burr's Photography is the new school photographer for this school year at MSP. Pictures will be taken on September 16th & 17th. Order forms have been given to the students. 
8th grade and Burkett /Adam's students will take pictures on Wednesday, September 16th.
7th grade, Rayburn/Lodrigues, & Martinez/Sander's students will take pictures on Thursday, September 17th.
Students will wear uniforms for fall pictures.

MSP Game Canceled

MSP Football games scheduled for today, September 10 have been canceled due to weather.  The games will be rescheduled for Monday, September 14.  The 7th grade team will play at 5pm and the 8th grade team will play at 6:30 pm.

MSP Open House - September 1st 5:30-6:30

MSP Open House/Title I Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1st from 5:30-6:30.
The meeting will begin in the cafeteria to review pertinent school information, and then parents and students will meet with the teachers.

MSP Science Sleuths

8th Grade students at the Middle School of Poplarville have been studying the Scientific Method through forensic investigations. Each class meeting students are presented with a Mock Crime Scene in which they must take notes and investigate.  

This week students used microscopes to help them in collecting their facts and identifying their criminal, based on evidence collected.  Fabric samples were used and matched to the crime scene.  

Next week students will being identifying their criminal based on fingerprint analysis.  










TLC Students @ MSP Thank Guest Speakers

TLC was proud to host Jake Smith  who spoke on his personal experience with God in and out of school on Friday, August 14th . He  is known in the community for being a PHS baseball player and will being playing baseball for William Carey University this spring. TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Jake Smith for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us.
On Friday August 21, 2015, Mr. Billy Galloway spoke to the students on "How not to die young." He is a preacher at Central Baptist Church. TLC would like to offer its thanks to Mr. Billy Galloway for speaking to the MSP students.
TLC was proud to host Mr. Joey McClinton at our third meeting for the 2015-2016 school year. He spoke on Peer Pressure which is a topic that he holds close to his hear. He is known in the community for being the owner of M&M Industries in McNeil.   TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Mr. Joey McClinton, who was invited by Audrey B., for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and speak to the students and to remind them that "Life is like a fork in the road and you must choose which path you are going to take because life has no reverse."

MSP Partners with the Mississippi State Extension Services

During  August 17th-25th, Ms. Pat Jones, worker with the Mississippi State Extension Service Office, came visited the MSP Health classes to teach the students about Family Nutrition. 
Each day the students learned a new lesson on vairous health topics including but not limited to proper nutrients the body must consume, food safety, how to prepare meals, and many more.  
The students had  great time learning, and on the last day, they "graduated" from the nutritional program.  Each student received a certificate for a "Job Well Done"!
Thank you Ms. Jones for providing the health studetns at MSP with such great learning opportunities.

Lights, Camera, Read

MSP will be hosting a Book Fair and invite parents and grandparents to join your students at the book fair.
When:    August 31st - September 4th
Where:  MSP Library
Time:     7:30 - 2:30
The book fair will be open during Open House on September 1st from 5:30 - 6:30. Make plans to stop by and see the latest and newest books Scholastic has for middle school students.