- Published: Monday, 23 February 2015 23:15
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
Since Mrs. Dillon has become the principal, she has implemented programs to increase student attendance, teacher morale, student achievement, and parental involvement. She nurtures, supports, and leads a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community. She is always looking for ways to improve the school and then figures out how to make these improvements no matter how difficult it might be. She takes responsibility both in success and failures of the school. She puts the needs of others in front of her own. Her goal is to always do what is best for the students.
Mrs. Dillon recognizes the small things that make such a large impact on providing a school environment that promotes a positive school culture and increases student learning. Teachers, students, and parents are recognized for their hard work. School wide events are planned to motivate students to perform academically and to promote positive behavior and attendance. For example, students with 96% attendance or above were able to participate in “Dancing in the Streets” with Momma V from Kicker 108. “Coffee Talk with the Principal” has been implemented to encourage parental involvement and allow parents to have a voice. Mrs. Dillon has been duct taped to the wall to encourage student attendance, has recognized teachers for their hard works, and continues to manage the school and work as a team player while facing the ongoing changes in education. Mrs. Dillon has led trainings to help teachers grow professionally, worked with community members to develop partnerships, and has continued to find time to tutor students who are having difficulty with math skills.
The sky is the limit with Mrs. Dillon. She is a natural leader who takes whatever steps are needed to ensure that the students are receiving the best educational experience.
While reading The Hunger Games in Mrs. Aube’s and Ms. Murray’s seventh grade language arts classes, students practice for upcoming MCT3 testing by discussing allusions to Greek mythology as well as character motivation and name symbolism in the novel by Suzanne Collins. To expand the discussion, students create Mardi Gras masks to “allude” to a character from The Hunger Games or any novel previously read in class.
In order to receive a perfect score, students not only createthe mask; they also write an argumentative piece including a claim statement and text-based evidence cited with MLA citations to justify their allusions. Currently, samples of the students’ work are on display in the seventh grade hallway, and Ms. Murray and Mrs. Aube are proud of the students’ final products!
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You have a choice of a hard or soft cover.
Hard Cover is $35.00 and Soft Cover is $27.00
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