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

Microscope Mania @ MSP

Sixth graders  at MSP were able to experience “Microscope Mania” in science class with Mrs. Jeanne Sanders.

They learned how to transport microscopes safely, identified the different parts of the compound light microscope, and learned the use of each part. Once the students viewed the specimen under the microscope, they were able to draw what was seen under the microscope, such as a mosquito mouth, human blood cells, and skeletal muscles.







PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting
Tues., Sept. 13th
@ 5:30 P.M.
MSP Library
Hope to see you there!

Hand Hygiene in Health @ MSP

Students in Mrs. Nikki Smith's Health class at the Middle School of Poplarville are learning about proper hygiene this week. 
As a class, they focused on ways to prevent the spread of germs and the correct ways to wash hands. Students were able to participate in the "Glo-Germ" experiment.  Each student rubbed the glo-germ powder on their hands, washed their hands, then placed their hands under a black light to see which spots still contained the "germs" (powder). 
The students were amazed when they noticed the parts of their hands that were not washed well.   The students loved the hands-on experiment and understood the importance of taking time to wash their hands properly!

MSP Hornets Defeat North Woolmarket

Congratulations to the MSP Football players and Cheerleaders! 
Their first game of the 2016 season ended with two wins against North Woolmarket!  The 7th grade football team won 22-20, while the 8th grade team capitalized also with a 26-16 win! 
Way to go, Hornets!  Come out and support the MSP Hornets at their first home game as they play Stone County on Thursday, September 8th, at 5:00 and 6:30.

Meet the Hornets @ MSP

On Thursday, August 18th, Poplarville fans came out to meet the Hornets.
Atheletes, dancers, band members, and the new mascot were introduced and performed for the community.
The MSP fall sports teams recognized were: 7th and 8th grade football players, cheerleaders, track, and slow-pitch softball.

Woodmen of the World Donates Flags to MSP

Woodmen of the World members champion patriotism and proudly provide flags to non-profit organizations. On August 19, 2016, on behalf of the Woodman of World, Denise Amacker, Shawn Lizana, and Johnny Hoggatt presented an American and state flag to the Middle School of Poplarville principal, Mrs. Heidi Dillon.
Mr. Hoggatt spoke to the student body about the history and symbolism of the flag. He briefly spoke to the students to explain that the Woodmen of the World presents flags, promotes good citizenship, and recognizes outstanding citizens.
After Mr. Hoggatt spoke to the students, he presented the flags to Principal Heidi Dillon and the MSP Flag Core. The presentation ended outside around the flagpole as the flags were displayed.

Teens Living for Christ at MSP

On Friday, August 12, 2016, MSP had their first TLC meeting for the school year.  Our guest speaker was Mr. Lee Smith from Derby Baptist Church.  He spoke about hown impressions are one of the first things you make, and they will be with you for life.  God has clothed us with kindness, compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.  What do you want to be known and remembered for?
On Friday, August 19, 2016, Zach Stockstill from Harvest Barn Ministries in Picayune was our guest speaker.  He spoke about despite what happens in your life there is hope.  Jesus is our hope.  From Joshua 24:12 it says, “Choose you this day whom you will serve…”.  We need to wake up saying, Lord, I am serving you.  Serve Him with the gifts(talents) that He has given us.

MSP BETA Club Helping Louisiana Flood Victims

MSP BETA Club collected items to benefit the victims of the disastrous flooding in Louisiana. ​"When asked their thoughts about the Louisiana Flood Victim Drive, MSP Beta Club students responded..." 
​As seen in the news, this flood was a really bad thing! Louisiana is in my prayers... all things will work together for good! - Lana B.​
Many of the Louisiana flood victims have lost personal belongings that they may never get back such as pictures and their homes where the​y shared many memories made. Although these items can never be replaced, people are coming together to donate items like clothing, food, cleaning supplies, and even shelter. I’m pleased to say that people in our community including PRCC, MSP, churches and others have helped by donating simple items that can change the lives of others.​ - ​Janna P​.

Even though I was only 2 when ​Hurricane ​Katrina hit, I have heard stories about how our state and surrounding states came together to help one another. I think we should repay the deed and come together to help Louisiana. I am proud to be a member of the MSP BETA Club​, and I am happy to see my classmates contributing to this cause. Remember - If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. - K. Adcox




2016-2017 MSP Cheerleaders

The cheerleaders at the Middle School have been practicing hard for the upcoming football season.  This summer the cheerleaders won many awards at camp.  Great job, girls!
Kat Adcox, Lana Bagley, Audrey Bolin, Cassidy Cartwright, Nadilee Lepkowski, Mackenzie Owen, Janna Peterson, Ren Theriot, Reagynn Beech, Ayden Breaux, Anya Lopez, Olivia Reid, Madison Rester, Anna Tynes, Nicole Ware, and Jade Yates

1st place: Cheer

2nd Place: Extreme Routine

2nd Place: Sideline Routine

Superior Team Award

Overall Game Day Champions
MSP Cheerleaders are ready for Football Season! Join the MSP Cheerleaders at "Meet The Hornets" on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, at the PHS Football Stadium beginning at 7:00pm.

MSP Open House - Annual Title I Meeting

MSP Open House/Title I Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00.
The meeting will begin in the cafeteria to review pertinent school information, and then parents and students will visit the classrooms.
PTO membership is $5.00.

MSP Prayer Walk

Community and church members from within Pearl River County joined together with teachers and administrators during the annual prayer walk at the Middle School of Poplarville.




Groovin’ on up to the Sixth Grade!

On July 28th, the upcoming sixth graders to the Middle School of Poplarville attended “6th Grade Academy”, hosted by MSP’s ReAct (Renaissance Action) Team.

Mrs. Dillon welcomed the students and parents in an opening presentation, and the ReAct Team members led the excited sixth graders on a tour around campus and informed them of school clubs and activities to encourage student involvement. Parents attended an informative session with the teachers. The night concluded with fellowship and refreshments.

MSP’s sixth grade teachers welcomed the opportunity to meet their new students and talk to parents.

MSP is Groovin Into a New School Year

The Middle School of Poplarville is Movin and Groovin into a new school year to achieve academic excellence, high attendance, and positive attitudes!
Everyone greeted the students with smiling faces and wore bright colorful tie dye shirts to support the Groovy theme for the 2016 - 2017 school year. The hallways were filled with the sound of students and teachers excited to be back at school.
Mrs. Dillon, the principal, stated she looks forward to working with the staff, parents, and community in "Making Success Possible" for all students.

6th Grade Academy

6th Grade students and parents are invited to attend 6th Grade Academy on July 28th.
This will be the opportunity to learn a little about the Middle School of Poplarville, meet your teachers, tour the campus, and drop off school supplies.
Times will vary depending on your child's team. Following is the schedule for the event:
     Burkett/Adam            3:30 - 4:30 - Cafeteria
     Martinez/Sanders      5:00 - 6:00 - Library
     Lodrigues/Rayburn     6:30 - 7:30 - Cafeteria

Get Acquainted with GROOVY Teachers!!

Are you ready for a GROOVY School Year?
You are invited to Get Acquainted on  August 1st from 3:30 - 5:30. Come meet your teachers and drop off your school supplies.


Cory Knight - MVP Defensive End for Future Stars League

Cory Knight traveled to Starkville, MS to play with the Future Stars League, Got Hands, June 15th - 18th.
The Future Stars League host an elite all-star game between two rival states, Mississippi and Louisiana, every year. This opportunity allows athletes to showcase their talent amongst their peers and their communities. Cory Knight had the honor to be chosen to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime experience. His talent and work ethic was recognized, and he was awarded MVP Defensive End.
Everyone at the Middle School of Poplarville is so proud of Cory and can't wait to watch him play footbal the Poplarville High School Hornets.

MSP Chess Club

Ms. Murray’s MSP Chess Club is all about chess fanatics finding a haven.

The students are serious about finding the perfect strategy to win a match.  The club recently finished their first sets of tournaments.  The students learned what a real chess tournament match is like, and they got a much better grasp on chess thanks to the teaching of the club’s founder, Christian Couvillion.  

Over all, MSP’s Chess Club has had a great first year!

Written by: Rachel Broom






MSP Quest Art Walk

Mrs. Holly Johnson’s 6th grade Quest students at MSP hosted their first annual Art Walk entitled, “Over the Rainbow.”

The students spent several weeks learning about artists from the past and how masterpieces can be created by using many different types of art mediums. The art walk featured abstract paintings, foil art, 3-D art pieces, clay sculptures, Ben Day Dots, sketch art, canvas paintings, and Origami.

Each student worked very hard to make this year’s art walk a great success. Thank you to all who came.



MSP State Testing Dates

MAP is the new statewide assessment for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for grades 3-8. The Middle School of Poplarville will be administering MAP on the following days.
April 26th - 29th - 7th Grade (Math, ELA, & Writing)
May 2nd - 4th - 6th Grade (Math, ELA, & Writing)
May 5th- 8th Grade Science
May 9th - 11th - 8th Grade (Math, ELA, & Writing)
May 12th & 13th - Make-Up Testing
 The following are links to provide you with information on the Mississippi Assessment Program:
Fact Sheet for Parents:
Frequently asked questions for parents: chrome-extension://gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj/views/app.html 

Mississippi Tobacco Free

Mrs. Kim Hart, a program director from "Mississippi Tobacco Free" spoke to the health classes at MSP about tobacco prevention.  The students learned important facts as to why smoking and smokeless tobacco is bad for their health. 
Students enjoyed asking questions and listening to the information that Mrs. Hart shared.  The students learned about all of the toxins that are placed in a single cigarette, what tar on the lungs looks like, how our oral cavity is damaged from tobacco, and how dangerous second hand smoke can be.  
Thanks Mrs. Hart for partnering with the Middle School of Poplarville!