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

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.!


The MATHCOUNTS competition for the MS Gulf Coast district was held on February 12th at USM in Long Beach.
MSP was the only school that had two students place in the top 10 (out of well over 150 students)! These students were Christian C. and Micah D. Micah was called first for the Countdown Round and beat 5 other competitors. Due to time constraints, sudden victory was called, and the 6th competitor beat him. Christian C. then battled that competitor and Christian won. Christian came in 3rd place for the individual category and will be competing in the State MATHCOUNTS competition next month.
All ten competitors from MSP scored a high rank in comparison to the other competitors. Congratulations, guys and girls!


On Wednesday, January 20th, MSP held its first MATHCOUNTS school competition.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national competition for students who have a talent and passion for math and wish to be challenged.
Forty-three students participated in MSP's MATHCOUNTS, of which 10 students are moving forward to compete in the MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition on Friday, February 12th. These students are:  Christian C., Chloe H., Micah D., Morgan P., Aislynn A., R., Kara T., Noah M., Tyler K., and Ashton F.
Congratulations and good luck at regionals!

Yearbook Sales at MSP

Reserve your 2015-16 Yearbook Today!


Yearbooks can be ordered online at

Our yearbook printer, Picaboo Yearbooks, offers four free personalized pages with each yearbook. This is optional. To utilize this feature, you must order online and follow the attached instructions. Additional pages are available for purchase for $.99 each. You can also bring a check or cash to Mrs. Tammy Goins or Ms. Gina Martinez.

Contact Tammy Goins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions about personalizing.

Hard Cover is $35.00 or Soft Cover is $27.00




TLC Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On January 15, 2016, TLC  was opened in prayer. Then the Officers talked about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
TLC is asking the student body and the community to collect change to help find a cure for blood cancer patients during the month of February.  During the drive, students will learn about service and leadership. Philippians 2:3 states, "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility. Count others more significant than yourselves." 
TLC wants to make a difference by collecting change and raising awareness to help people with by blood cancers.  In the 1960's the survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia was 3%. Today it is approximately 90% thanks to many research advances funded by LLS. 
With the help of programs like this one, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies that save lives.  That includes more than $590,779 from Mississippi and Louisiana.  
If you have any questions please see a TLC Officer or come to MSP to obtain a coin box so you can collect change at the house. 

MSP Stomps Out Bullying

On January 12, 2016, MSP students participated in a rally to stomp out bullying!

MSP 2nd 9 Weeks Renaissance Rally

The Middle School of Poplarville students attended the Renaissance Rally on January 8, 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 Subway and McDonalds. 
The React Team led the rally and played games with the students to celebrate and recognize them for their hard work and dedication!
6th Grade 100 point Winners
6th Grade WOW Awards
7th Grade 100 point Winners
7th Grade WOW Awards
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8th Grade 100 point Winners
8th Grade WOW Awards

Renaissance Students Enjoy Field Trip to AlleyKat Ceramics

On December 10,2015, MSP celebrated the accomplishments of the Renaissance Diamond Club Members, by taking a field trip to AlleyKat Ceramics in Gulfport, MS.
The students had fun painting an ornament and a decorative tile and then had a delicious meal at Sicily's Pizza. 
In order to be a Diamond club member, students must have all A's, no discipline referrals, and no more than 3 absences for the nine weeks.
Students received many compliments on their behavior while on this trip. MSP is proud of all our Renaissance Students!!
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TLC Welcomes Guest Speaker - Alicia Kimball

TLC was proud to host Mrs. Alicia Kimball, Youth Pastor's Wife, at Bethal Baptist Church. 
On January 8th, Mrs. Kimball shared a video and related the video to "Who is your leader?". She told the students, "Jesus said follow me. Are you following Jesus?" She left them with the challenge to follow Jesus and not society.
TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Mrs. Kimball for taking time out of her busy schedule to be with us.