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

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.

Trunk or Treat @ MSP

Students with 96% attendance for the month of October will be able to participate in the Middle School of Poplarville's 1st annual Trunk or Treat Celebration on October 31st.
We need parent and community volunteers to make this event a success!! If you can help, please contact Vicki Boone at 601.795.1350.

Hornet Homecoming 2016

For the week of October 12-14, MSP is supporting our Hornet football team during Homecoming Week!! 
Students may participate in the following Homecoming activities:
Wednesday, October 12 - "Walt" Wednesday - Students may wear their favorite Disney Character t-shirt.
Thursday, October 13 - Hornets are "Super" - Students may wear their favorite superhero t-shirt.
Friday, October 14 - Students may wear their favorite Hornet spirit shirt.
Uniform bottoms must be worn daily.


Each school in the district did it!  
Each school met the 96% attendance goal for September.
Teachers and students have earned a "Denim Day" for Friday, October 7th.

8th Grade Students Use Food to Learn Math

Students in Mrs. Gennin's classes have been investigating roots to meet the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards. The students have been participating in activities to find square and cube roots and approximating square roots on a number line. 
Students were excited to use Cheez-It crackers as manipulatives during their activity. One student's response was, "Oh yeah! Food helps us to remember experiences! So, this will help my learning!"

PTO Makes Snowballs for MSP Students

MSP staff and students would like to say THANK YOU to the PTO.
On Friday, September 9th, PTO members volunteered to make snowballs for the students. 

On Friday, September 16th, PTO volunteers made snowballs for the 6th grade students to reward them for the highest grade level attendance.
The Poplarville School District PTO is doing great things. If you are not a member, come by the MSP office and join!!

MSP Bus Students of the Month

MSP Hornets Say "BEE Positive!!"
The Middle School of Poplarville have 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 August.

Super Attendance

Congratulations to Mrs. Liska and Mrs. Rayburn’s 6th grade team for having 100% attendance for the week of September 12 - 16.  Students were treated with snowballs from the PTO!

Keep up the good attendance!

Got Jeans?!?

MSP has reached their 96% attendance goal for August. All students can wear jeans on Friday, September 16th.

As a reminder, your denim pants/jeans/skirts/shorts should be clean, neat, no holes, no low-riders, and of appropriate length – to the knee.