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 Partners with the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition

Mrs. Shakeizia Jones, from the American Lung Association, is the Director of the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition in Pearl River County. The Health class at the Middle School invited her to come and speak to the students about the harmful effects of tobacco use. 
 
Students learned about the harmful effects of smoking and second hand smoke and what harmful ingredients make a cigarette. The students were also able to see hands-on displays of what smoking can do to your lungs and mouth.
 
The classes had a great time learning and really enjoyed the information that was shared by Mrs. Jones.
 
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MSP 8th Graders Explore Career Opportunities

8th grade students at the Middle School of Poplarville attended an interactive career expo at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center called Pathways2Possibilities. 
 
The career expo provided an opportunity for experts in several fields to demonstrate their duties and responsibilities through many hands on exhibits.   These real life, hands on experiences helped students realize that the next four years of their lives are critical in determining their future career choices. 
 
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MSP Students Pie Their Teachers

Students who miss too much school suffer academically at every age and every grade. The Middle School of Poplarville offers incentives throughout the year to promote "Every Student, Every Day!"
 
On December 13, 2016, MSP students gathered in the gym to particpate in a school wide event to promote attendance. The students with 96% or above attendance had the chance to pie their favorite teacher or principal while their classmates cheered them on.
 
 
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2016 Spelling Bee

The 2016 MSP Spelling Bee was a huge success!!
 
Sixty-nine students from 6th, 7th, and 8th participated. The winners were presented with a certificate and a gift card from Sonic. A special thank you to Russell Miller for the gift card donations and John Allred for being the pronouncer.
 
Winning first place was Tyler Knight, second place went to Sydney Nestle, and third place went to Alex Lewis.  
 
Tyler will move on to compete in the county competition against the PRC winner. We wish him good luck. That date will be announced.  
 
A big thank you to all the other participants.
 
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MSP Student Wins Chrome Book for Perfect Attendance

Poplarville School District held an Attendance Initiative contest for students for the months of October and November. All students with perfect attendance had their name placed in a drawing to win a Chrome book.
 
The Middle School of Poplarville winner was Gavin Lee and was presented with a new Chromebook from the principal, Heidi Dilolon.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Heart of a Hornet Christmas Drive

Heart of a Hornet Christmas Drive was a community coordinated project to collect toys for students throughout Pearl River County.
 
The Student Council organized the Toy Drive at the Middle School of Poplarville. Students and teachers generously supported the project. An abundance of toys were collected to help make Christmas merry for children in our community.
 
Thank you to everyone for their support.
 
 
 
 
 

MSP Annual Christmas Program

On Tuesday night, the MSP band and choir presented the annual Christmas program at PRCC Brownstone.  

 

The program kicked off the holiday season by presenting a variety of holiday selections.

 

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2016-2017 MSP Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Brooke Murray, who was selected as Teacher of the Year for Middle School for Poplarville. She was selected by her colleagues for this award.

Ms. Murray attended USM where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English. She has been teaching English Language Arts for the past six years at MSP. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

 

 

 

 

MSP Bus Students for the Month of November

MSP Hornets Say "BEE Positive!!"
 
The Middle School of Poplarville has partnered with the bus drivers of the Poplarville School District to recognize and to reward students with outstanding behavior and attitudes.
 
Each month, every bus driver will choose one student to receive the Bus Student of the Month Award. These students will have their names called out on the intercom and will be able to choose a prize off of the Hornet Reward Cart.
 
Congratulations to the MSP Bus Students of the Month Award for November.
 
 
 
 

MSP Wishes the PHS Hornets Good Luck @ State!!

The students and faculty at the Middle School of Poplarville wish the PHS Hornets football team good luck at state games!!
 
Students presented Coach Johnson with goody bags for all of the football players, coaches, and managers. Everyone is so proud of the team and their accomplishments!!
 
GO HORNETS!!
 
 
 

MSP Honors Veterans

The Middle School of Poplarville presented a Veterans Day Breakfast and Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11th, to recognize and honor the veterans who live in the Poplarville School District. Veterans and their spouses as well as other guests joined the students and staff to pay tribute to celebrate this occasion.
 
Mackenzie O. was the mistress of ceremony. The theme for the 2016 Veteran's Day was "Patriotism and Liberty." The program included students, teachers, and special guest speaking and singing to show appreciation to the veterans. Mrs. Heidi Dillon was presented with a a dedication picture from Mr. Windham to hang in the school foyer. 
 
Mrs.  Bettye Elliot was presented with a plaque for her years of service for planning and coordinating the program. She will be retiring at the end of this school year and has always done a wonderful job organzing the Veteran's Day program. 
 
THANK YOU VETERANS!!
 
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October Bus Students @ MSP

MSP Hornets Say "BEE Positive!!"
 
The Middle School of Poplarville has partnered with the bus drivers of the Poplarville School District to recognize and to reward students with outstanding behavior and attitudes.
 
Each month, every bus driver will choose one student to receive the Bus Student of the Month Award. These students will have their names called out on the intercom and will be able to choose a prize off of the Hornet Reward Cart.
 
Congratulations to the MSP Bus Students of the Month Award for October.
 
 

MSP Parent/Teacher Conference Night

MSP Parent/Teacher Conference Night is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15th, from 3:30-5:30.
 
Please call 601.795.1350 to schedule a conference with your child's teachers. 
 
 
 

2016 MSP Veteran's Day Program

The Middle School of Poplarville will present a Veterans Day breakfast and program on Friday, November 11, 2016.
 
Breakfast will be served in the MSP cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. with the program following at 9:15 a.m. in the gym.
 
Veterans and their spouses are invited to come and take part in these events. If you are a spouse of a fallen veteran, you are also invited to attend.
 
 
 

MSP Book Fair & PTO Meeting Tonight

PTO Meeting tonight at 5:30.
 
Book Fair opens at 4:30. Door Prizes include a $100 Scholastic Gift Box & $50 Scholastic Gift Card!
 
Hope to see you there!!
 
 
 

"Show Me Nutrition" with MS Extension Office

Learning about healthy eating is essential for maintaining a healthy life! 
 
In Mrs. Nikki's health class, students have been involved in a 7 day lesson where they have learned about the importance of nutrition and eating healthy. 
 
Ms. Pat Jones, who works at the Mississippi State Ext. Service, has provided her time to teach the students.  The students were engaged in learning about the essential nutrients our body needs, how to prepare food, food safety, and fighting world hunger. 
 
At the end of the lesson, students were awarded a certificate for successfully completing the "Show Me Nutrition" program.  We appreciate Ms. Pat and thank her for all the information she shared!
 
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MSP 1st Annual Trunk or Treats

MSP students with 96% attendance for the month of October were able to attend the first annual MSP Trunk or Treats.
 
There were 17 trunks for students to visit where they played games and received treats. The students also participated in a cupcake walk, football throw, and face painting while enjoying their homemade treats provided by the parents. 
 
A special thanks to the MSP parents, community members, MSP teachers/staff, PTO, Buzz, The RAT Team, PRCC baseball players, PRCC football players, and the PRCC Show Choir for helping make this event a huge success!!
 
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MSP Teachers Entertain Students on Halloween

On October 31st, teachers dressed up and participated in the Halloween Parade of Teachers at the Middle School of Poplarville.   
 
The students lined up in the gym to watch teachers parade around dressed as Emojis, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Social Media, Safari Guide, and scarecrow.
 
MSP students always enjoy watching their teachers dress up for Halloween. The students voted for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The Wicked Witch won 1st place, Snow White took 2nd place, and the Safari Guide came in 3rd.
 
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