- Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 17:36
The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.
Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story
Poplarville Freshman, Janelle Johnson, took home the District Title for Division 7-4A in the 3200M and 1600M runs at McComb High School in early April.
Janelle traveled to Pass Christian last weekend to compete in Regionals. She placed 2nd in both events. She advances to South State to race this upcoming weekend.
If Janelle places in the top 4, she will advance to the State Championship next Friday, May 6.
Poplarville High School is cheering for you Janelle! You Got This!
The PHS Choir received all superior ratings in the District VIII Festival in February of this year, which qualified them to sing at the MHSAA State contest. The State Contest was held at Pearl High School on April 21st. One Voice specializes in harmonizing and sang Festive Alleluia and I Ask For One Day. The PHS Girls’ SSA group received superior in sight singing and an Excellent Rating in onstage performance (only missing a superior rating by 4 points)!
One Voice also competed in a “Sing with Foreigner” Contest, which was a viewer voted contest. Mrs. Will claims, “We were also very close in this contest and I am so proud of our choir and the way they have worked this year. This is a great group!”
Mrs. Andrea Will has been the choir director at Poplarville High School for the past 3 years. She is bringing back the PHS Show Choir for the 2016-2017 school year. We are looking forward to what Mrs. Will has in store for our school.
The Hornet Powerlifting team sent 3 competitors to Jackson, MS on Saturday, April 16 for the MHSAA State Championships. The Hornets brought home several accolades over the course of the Powerlifting season while competing in Regionals, South State and eventually State. The results from State competition are:
Kobe Taylor - 5th Place
Chris Fowler - 6th Place
Turan Smith - 1st Place
Turan Smith, with the first place finish, becomes the first ever State Champion in powerlifting in school history. Turan had a 3 lift total of 1,025 pounds. He squatted 375, benched 185 and pulled an astounding 465 on dead lift for the win. Turan has worked extremely hard to achieve this goal and we are proud of him.
On April 8, 2016,Senior Craig Barnes, the son of Craig and Lisa Barnes signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Pearl River Community College.
Craig, a 3 year starter, has played Center for the Poplarville Hornet Basketball Team for the past 6 years. Craig was selected for District Best Defensive Player of the Year for the past two years, and was chosen for All District three years in a row.
The 6’8”, 190 pound senior finished out his high school basketball career with a total of 540 rebounds, 42 steals, 62 blocks and 34 assists.
Craig’s current basketball coach, Chareck Cable , boasted of his player saying, “Craig was a tremendous asset to the team. Leading the team to a 20-10 record his senior year and advancing to the second round of the state play-offs, losing to then undefeated and 2x defending 4-A State Champion McComb High School. Craig averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds”.
Craig states, “I’m very excited to see what my future at PRCC is going to be like. I am also blessed to be receiving a full ride. I am proud to say I am now a Wildcat”.
Pictured left to right: Standing: Rickee Raine, Coach Cable, Coach Russell. Sitting: Lisa, Craig, and CraigShae Barnes.
The Poplarville High School Powerlifting team traveled to McComb Saturday, March 19 to compete in the South State Championship.
Turan Smith 2nd
Chris fowler 3rd
Kobe Taylor 3rd
Austin arceneaux 4th
Turan, Chris and Kobe will move on to State Competition in Jackson on April 16.
The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the following positions that will be vacant at the end of the 2016 school year.
HIgh School Science/Health Teacher
High School English Teacher
Applicants who have questions concerning the postitions may contact Jon Will, High School Principal, at
Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at www.poplarvilleschools.org.
The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.
Senior Breakfast will be held in the PHS Cafeteria the morning of graduation practice on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:30 a.m.
The Lady Hornets’ victory over the Columbia Wildcats Monday night brought their record to 7-0, 1-0 in the District.
With a score of 13-1, the Lady Hornets dominated the game on offense and defense. They began the first inning with 6 runs, and kept the same momentum throughout the game. Senior Jordan Billiot pitched a near perfect game. She struck out 9 batters and only allowed 4 hits with 1 resulting in a run.
Seniors Kimberly Lambert, Caylen Beall and Sophomore Paige Benjamin each had a 1,000 batting average for the night.
Come watch the Lady Hornets play Picayune at the Hive Thursday, March 17th. This is what the girls call a “Pride Game”.
On Friday, February 26, 2016, PHS Senior Kaley Lambert signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. Kaley is the daughter of Chris and Angela Lambert.
Kaley has played centerfield, first base, and designated hitter for the Lady Hornets Softball Team for the past 6 years under the direction of Coach Ray, Coach Ross and Coach Jackson.
Also Pictured; Parents- Chris and Angela Lambert, Grandparents, Siblings- Tori, Aris, Kimberly and Jobe Lambert.
The Poplarville Hornets’ Baseball Team was victorious over the Lumberton Panthers Monday night at the Hive, with a score of 5-3. Parker Wells and Tate Shaw pitched the first 5 innings of the game. Dawson Brown pitched the 6th and 7th innings and closed out the game.
The score was tied 1-1 in the third inning. Poplarville put up four more points in the 4th and 5th innings. Lumberton scored two runs in the 6th inning. Cole Dedeaux (Shortstop) had an impressive play in the last inning with an out at home. Tyson Holston (Center Field) finished the game when he caught the game winning fly ball.
The Hornets will play their first District Game at Sumrall this Thursday, March 18th.