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 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!

Congratulations 2016-17 MSP Show Choir Members

Myah Barnes

Reagynn Beech

Olivia Blanchet

Anna Childress

Adrianna Clark

Rayelin Davis

Sarah Erwin

Audi Gnapp

Emilee Guidry

Azhyria Herrin

Kali Lodrigues

Nevaeh Mitchell

Emili Pullen

Makiah Royce

Emily Schwegmann

Rose Seals

Abigail Stockstill

Kamern Swanner

Paige Wheat


2016-2017 MSP Cheerleaders

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 MSP Cheerleaders!
Katherine Adcox
Lana Bagley
Reagynn Beach
Audrey Bolin
Ayden Breaux
Cassidy Cartwright
Nadlee Lepkowski
Anya Lopez
McKenzie Owen
Janna Peterson
Okivia Reid
Madison Rester
Ren Theriot
Anna Tynes
Nicole Ware
Jade Yates

Middle School of Poplarville 2016 Who’s Who











Congratulations to the 2016 MSP Who's Who

Miss MSP - Harper Pearson

Mr. MSP - Kevin Hart



Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Most Athletic           



Olivia Reid Parish

Cassidy Cartwright

Aislynn Andrews


Tyron Holston

Torry Polk

Blaise Breerwood

Class Favorite



Sarah Rawls

Jada Travis

Star Newson


Jay Rinehart

Maddux Francis

Jordan Bolton

Most School Spirit



Grace Griffin

Mackenzie Owen

Macey Head


Narada McGill

Mason Diamond

Rhett Garrett

Most Artistic



Shianna Fritz

Elizabeth Arbo

Jessica Mitchell


Hunter Jones

Nathan McLendon

Kevin Hart

Most Helpful



Jade Yates

Destiny Saucier

Dylan Traylor


Dylan Peterson

Jonathan Babiowski

Zane Miller




Lilli Smith

Katherine Adcox

Morgan Prince


Dudley Ladner

Aiden Homrighausen

Darrius Chaney

Most Likely to Succeed



Myah Barnes

Lana Bagley

Ravyn Garrett


Ahmad Harmon

Hunter Benefield

Christian Couvillion


MSP - Quest “Young Author’s Celebration”

Mrs. Holly Johnson’s 6th grade Quest class enjoyed the day being able to meet and listen to authors and illustrators from around the area. This event called, “Young Author’s Celebration” took place at William Carey University, and each student experienced how to by their “Life’s Own Author.”

Prior to the trip, the Quest students spent several weeks writing their own stories that were special to them. The students went through the whole writing process and everyone published their own book.

This was a wonderful experience and gave each student the confidence they needed to realize that they can use their personal experiences to connect with others through stories. At the conclusion of the Young Author’s Celebration, students were given the chance to donate their books to the University that will be shared with many more children from other countries.



MSP Book Fair

The Middle School of Poplarville will host a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, February 29 - Friday, March 4th from 8:00-3:30 in the MSP Library and will stay open until 4:30 on Thursday.
The book fair will  feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga, and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.
Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend. 
To preview some of the things the 2016 Scholastic Book Fair has to offer, watch the following video 

TLC Welcomes Brother Danny from Central Baptist Church

Teens Living for Christ were proud to host Bro. Danny who is the Minister of Music at Central Baptist Church in McNeill, MS. 
Bro. Danny talked about Heaven--where everything is perfect.  He said, "If you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you know where you are going 'heaven' but what about your friends?  Do you know where they are going?"
He left the kids with the following message and challenge, "Always stand up for what is right and do not compromise your faith. "
TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Bro. Danny for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us. 

MSP Reward Trip to Space Tag & Gatti Town

On Friday, February 5, MSP Diamond Club and top cookie dough sellers went on a field trip to Space Tag in Ellisville and Gatti Town in Hattiesburg.  
It was a fun day for the students who earned the reward. Students enjoyed lazer tag, bumper cars and go carts at Space Tag. Later they had a ball eating pizza and playing games at Gatti Town.
We encourage all students to work hard for all A’s, no discipline referrals and good attendance so you can join us for our next field trip!


Students in 7th and 8th grade at MSP competed in the MCTM, Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics, school competition. The first and second place students from each grade will be competing in the MCTM district competition at Pearl River Community College on February 29th.
Congratulations to Chloe H., Micah D., Tyler K., and Seth L.!