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 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!!

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. 

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!

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!!

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.

1st 9 Weeks MSP Renaissance Rally

The Middle School of Poplarville students attended the Renaissance Rally on October 25, 2016. 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 McDonald's. 
The React Team led the rally and played games with the students to celebrate and recognize them for their hard work and dedication!

MSP Choir Presents Disney Dazzle

On October 20, 2016, the MSP Choir hosted their first annual Choir Dessert Cafe.
The students sang a variety of Disney songs in their Disney Dazzle Performance.

Attendance Keeps Moving Up!

Student attendance has been great!
Let's celebrate by having a "denim day" Friday, November 4th!​
Also, show your "Hornet Pride" by wearing spirit shirts!

MSP Book Fair is on its Way!

November 7-11, 2016

MSP’s Book Fair will be held in the library and will be open each school day from 7:30-3:30 and during Tuesday’s PTO meeting! The PTO meeting begins at 5:30. Doors will open at 4:30.  Two drawings will be held. Prizes will include a gift box of Scholastic Book Fair items valued at $100 and a $50 gift certificate to be spent at the book fair. Anyone attending the PTO meeting is eligible to win.

To watch a video previewing some of the items available at the book fair, click on the link below.

You may shop our book fair online through the following link:





MSP Students Participate in the Great American ShakeOut

On October 20th, the students at the Middle School of Poplarville participated the worldwide Great American ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.
The students learned taking the proper actions such as, "Drop, Cover, and Hold On", can save lices and reduce the risk of injury during a real earthquake.

Mrs. Daigle's Class Studied the Pythagorean Theorem

Mrs. Dailge's 8th grade students have been working in teams to figure out why the Pythagorean Theorem is true. 
The students had to construct a right triangle and attach squares that demonstrated how the square on the legs add to equal the square on the hypotenuse.

MSP Pearl River County Fair Winners

Sixth grade students  in Mrs. Jeanne Sanders’ classes at MSP completed special projects to enter in the Pearl River County Fair.
One class experimented with visual texture to decorate hands flashing the peace sign with their “Peace Out” projects. The other class used their imaginations to create unique “Lava Lamp Dreams ”. 
There were six ribbons awarded for each class set - two blue (first), two red (second), and two white (third). Pictured are the lucky winners who will receive monetary awards from the county!

MSP Choir Dessert Cafe

MSP Choir Dessert Cafe:
Disney Dazzle is Thursday, October 20 in the PHS Cafeteria.

Dessert served 6:30 p.m and the show is at 7:00 p.m.

The cost is $5 and includes dessert, drink, and Admittance to the show.

Children 4 and under are FREE.





Red Ribbon Week @ MSP

Monday, October 24 - “Red”-y to be drug free - may wear a red shirt (doesn’t have to be solid-school appropriate, if it has graphics)

Tuesday, October 25 - It’s “crazy” to be “tied” to drugs! - tie dyed shirts (any tie dyed shirt/school appropriate) and crazy socks/hair.

Wednesday, October 26 - Join the “fight” against drugs! - camo shirt/t-shirt

Thursday, October 27 - I “elect” to be drug free. - red, white, and/or blue or patriotic shirt (school appropriate).

Friday, October 28 - Be a “jean”-ous and “team” up against drugs! - jeans and team jersey or shirt

MSP Stop Motion Academy Awards

Mrs. Holly Johnson’s 6th Grade Quest Classes held their 1st Annual Stop Motion Academy Awards.
Students learned how to make an original stop motion film and created movies that shared something special to them.
Stop motion takes lots of creativity and patience.  Students transformed the room and stepped out onto the red carpet.
Family and friends helped us celebrate as we took them through the steps of what it takes to make a stop motion film. It was a great success and we look forward to seeing more productions from these bright students in the future.