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 Featuring: Open House

Join the Stars of MSP for the annual Open House/Title I Meeting on Tuesday, September 1st, from 5:30 - 6:30.
The meeting will begin in the cafeteria, and then the parents and students will meet with the teachers.

MSP Football

Come out and support the MSP Hornets on Thursday, August 27, 2015 as they take on the West Wortham Wolves.
The 7th grade team will play at 5:00 and 8th grade team will play at 6:00.

Order Your Class Rings

The Josten's representative will be at the Middle School of Poplarville on Thursday, August 27th, to take class ring orders.
A $20 deposit is required to place your order.

MSP Health Students Learn About Self Esteem & Personal Traits

During the first week of class, Mrs. Nikki Smith's class talked about students having high/low self-esteem and learning to acknowledge his/her positive and "awesome" traits. To have good health, students realized it takes having positive physical, mental, social, and emotional health. 
Positive "social" health includes being friendly, encouraging others, etc.  For this activity, the students traced their arm and had to write 5 "awesome and unique" traits about themselves that they express physically, socially, and emotionally.  Then each student cut out clippings from a magazine that described what "makes them happy."  
The students loved this exercise because they were able to acknowledge their unique traits!

MSP Quest Class Builds Bridges

Mrs. Johnson’s 6th grade Quest class has been studying balances of forces involving engineering. Students learned about different types of bridge structures and how those invisible forces work together to hold substantial amounts of weight.
Students were given a task to create a paper bridge by using only books and two sheets of paper.  Each group was able to create several designs and test them by the weight of many pennies. For the final challenge, each group chose to display and weight down the bridge design that they felt was the strongest.
Each group did an excellent job and created a bridge that showed great architectural skills.

MSP Health Students Participate in a Team Building Activity

Today, Mrs. Nikki Smith's health class started talking about stress management.   The class participated in an activity called the "Human Knot".  Mrs. Smith explained to the students that this is a team building exercise, and it takes patience and critical thinking to perform the activity correctly.  The students also understood that they were not able to get "stressed" about the activity and to work it out with their classmates to complete it. 
The students started off by standing side by side in a circle.  Then they were to place their right hand in the circle and grab another student's right hand, then do same thing with left hand.  The activity started as a big knot.  The students had to walk over arms, twist, bring arms over heads, and do whatever it took to unwind the knot in order to finish with a complete circle.  The students were not able to let go of each others hands. 
All the classes have been successful and they enjoyed the challenge!! 

2015 MSP Prayer Walk

Community members and church members from various churches around Pearl River County joined the administrators, teachers, and students to participate in the annual prayer walk at the Middle School of Poplarville.  
Teens in Christ officers greeted all of the visitors and led them around the school as people prayed individually and in small groups.
Heidi Dillon, principal, expresses her gratitude and appreciation for everyone's support.

MSP "VIP" Dance

MSP students are Academic Super Stars and the red carpet will be rolled out for them this Friday, August 14, 2015, to welcome them to the first dance.
The dance is from 6:30 - 8:30. Admission is $5.00, pizza and drinks will be sold, and pictures will be available to purchase. 
Students are to wear casual/approriate clothing and wear their dancing shoes!

MSP Cheerleaders Welcome Students

The Middle School of Poplarville welcome students with a Back to School Pep Rally!!
MSP Cheerleaders cheered on the students and performed chants and the principal, Heidi Dillon, welcomed the students, introduced the staff,  and spoke on school procedures and expectations. 
Even though the summer seemed short, the students and teachers were excited about being back at school. The first three days of school ran smoothly, and everyone is transitioning back into the routine of school.

6th Grade Premier

6th grade parents and students are invited to the MSP 6th Grade Premier! Don't miss the opportunity to meet your teachers, tour the campus, visit your new classroom, and drop off your school supplies.
Each 6th grade team are invited to come at different times:
    Mrs. Lodrigues & Mrs. Rayborn     Monday, July 27th from 5:00-6:00
    Mrs. Martinez & Mrs. Sanders        Tuesday, July 28th from 5:00-6:00
    Mrs. Adam & Mrs. Burkett                Tuesday, July 28th from 6:00-7:00

Vaccinations Will Not Be Available at Registration

The Health Department will not offer vaccinations during registration for the Poplarville School District. Due to extenuating circumstances, the Health Department had to cancel. 
Any student entering 7th grade is required to have his/her TDap vaccination in order to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Students may go to the health department or to his/her regular physician to get the vaccination.

PTO Provides Cinco De Mayo Luncheon for MSP

On May 5th, the Middle School of Poplarville teachers celebrated Teacher Appreciation and Cinco De Mayo.
The PTO showed their appreciation and support to the MSP teachers by preparing them a Mexican Fiesta. Everyone enjoyed the taco bar and desserts while listening to Mexican Mariachi music.
The teachers and administration want to extend a special thanks to the parents and PTO for everything you do for the Poplarville School District.


Backing the Blue

PSD K-8 students will wear blue jeans and blue shirts on Thursday, May 21st,  to show support for their local law enforcement.

6th Grade "Rock the Test" Rally

During the month of April, the students at the Middle School took the PARCC Assessments. The 6th grade teachers planned a rally to motivate the students to do their best on the test. 
Students competed in a rally to see who could make the most noise, the teachers performed a skit, and a student created video was shown. 6th grade teams competed against one another and wore team colors to show spirit. Students brought air horns, train horns, band instruments, and even invited the police and fire department to help make noise. The orange team which was Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Roger's classes won the trophy again this year for having the most team spirit!
A great big thank you the Poplarville Fire Department and the Poplarville Police Department for helping us show our spirit. Congratulations to Mrs. Rogers and Miss Martinez classes for winning the spirit contest. 

2015 Spring Fling

On Saturday, May 9th, the eighth graders came out to celebrate the end of their careers at the Middle School of Poplarville! Spring Fling, held at the armory, was a night for everyone to eat mexican treats and dance the night away with their friends. The people behind this fun filled night were Mrs. Harmony Hester and Mrs. Tiffany Davis. They put their creative minds together and planned a night we are sure to always remember! Spring Fling is something to look forward to for everyone!

By: Tatum Gennin

MSP Uniform Drive

The Middle School of Poplarville is conducting a uniform drive. If you have gently used uniforms that you would like to donate to our clothes closet, please drop them off at the front office. If students bring uniforms to school on Wed., May 20th, to donate, then he/she can wear jeans and a t-shirt to school.

MSP Band Accomplishments

On April 17th, the advanced band students from the Middle School of Poplarville competed in the South Mississippi Band Festival and received an all superior rating. This was a great experience for the students! We are so proud of them!
On May 14th, the Middle School of Poplarville band students performed in their  end of the year band concert led by Mr. Josh Tidwell. The beginner band opened the concert by performing several pieces and the intermediate and advanced band followed. 


MSP Earthpalooza

On April 22nd, the 6th grade students at the Middle School of Poplarville participated in Earthpalooza. This special event was planned to celebrate Earth Day.
Bringing Earth Day into the classroom allowed  students to explore the purpose and significance of the holiday and raises their awareness of environmental issues. The students incorporated skills they had learned into games and provided an afternoon of educational fun learning experiences for other student to enjoy. This opportunity provided the students with learning experiences that encompassed a wide variety of environmental activities andissues, from recycling to pollution to energy conservation.

United Blood Services Rewards MSP Students

United Blood Services rewarded several MSP students with a pizza party and glow-in-the-dark glasses for having someone participate in MSP Student Council's blood drive held in February. The students were also given award certificates recognizing their participation in the Be a Hero campaign. 
The students are pictured with Katie Martin, Senior Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services.