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

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.

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.