PHS Poplarville High School

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

Halloween Door Decorating Contest

PHS classes participated in a Halloween door decorating contest for the month of October.  The contest was used as a fundraiser for HOSA competitions.  Doors were judged by students across campus on Friday, October 30th.  Coach Ryan Jackson was the winner of the contest.  His class chose to decline the pizza party prize and donate the money to HOSA.

Pink Out Senior Night

Everyone wear pink this Friday, October 23rd for Senior Night.  Seniors will be recognized before the game.  The game begins at 7:00.

Offense Explodes in Sumrall

The hornets finished the night with 146 passing yards on 11 attempts and 413 rushing yards on 39 carries.  The 559 yard total is the highest offensive output the Hornets have put up this season.  Freshman Antonio Barnes was 8 for 11 with 146 yards and 1 TD pass to WR Eric Henry.  Henry was the top pass catcher with 3 catches for 66 yards.  There were many hornets that contributed to the ground game.  Austin Bolton was the big gainer on the evening, finishing the night with 94 yards on 11 carries and 3 touchdowns.  Jesse “J Train” Pernell had 8 carries for 54 yards.  Trey Griffen gave the offense an added spark rushing for 2 TDs on just 3 carries.  Zac Rice also chipped in a TD run of 25 yards.  Junior kicker Nicholas Kirschbaum was busy kicking extra points and he was perfect on the night going 8 for 8.  There wasn’t much scoring going on for the Bobcats, as the Hornet D allowed only 3 points and less than 200 yards.  Hunter Callahan led the Defense with 8 tackles a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.  Turan Smith also recovered a fumble and Trey Griffen intercepted a pass.  The Hornets prepare this week for a big Division 7-4A showdown at Hornet Field against the Purvis Tornados.  It is Senior Night!!  Come out and support our boys as they fight to take another step towards the coveted District Title.  It’s US vs them, OUR TOWN vs their town……………… It’s time!!!  Poplarville vs Purvis

Art Awards

Four Poplarville High School Art 1 Students received awards for their artworks in the Wild Things Art Contest which was part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refugee Week Festival held in Lacombe LA on October 17th, 2015.
Each student had to create a drawing that represented an animal or habitat native to Southeast Louisiana. Students participated with their age categories with over 100 other students. 
In Drawing for ages 15-16
Tanner Miley received 3rd Place
Haley Shoemake received honorable mention
Shelby Ladner received honorable mention 
In Drawing for ages 17-18
Cole Dedeaux received Honorable mention

2015 Homecoming Parade

The 2015 Homecoming Parade, organized by the student council,was larger than it has been in the past. This year's float entries included the PRCC River Navigators, MSP Cheer, PTO, the freshman, as well as the maids, football team, band, dance, PHS Cheer, and Beta. A community pep rally was held immediately after the parade. We encourage you to join us by entering a float of your own at the next homecoming parade.

Puttin On Pink

The PHS Cheerleaders are helping out Puttin on Pink!  You can purchase a pink seat cushion for $10 from the PHS Office or any PHS Cheerleader.  The proceeds from these seat cushions fund Puttin on Pink, a non-profit Breast Cancer awareness foundation.  Help us support this local foundation that helps so many fighting Breast Cancer and promotes Breast Cancer awareness in Pearl River County!

PHS Homecoming Queen

Myranda Diamond, daughter of Michelle Poolson and Joseph Diamond, was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday, October 2nd.

Myranda is captain of the PHS Honey Bees!

Poplarville’s Defense Dominates Over the Greene County Wildcats

The Poplarville Hornets overpowered their competition Friday night during their homecoming game against the Greene County Wildcats, 23-7.

The fans were filled with excitement as the Hornets played their first district game against the Wildcats.

The Hornets were leading at halftime 16-7.  The Hornet’s defense would hold the Wildcats during the second half, preventing any more points.  Toward the end of the fourth quarter, running back Austin Bolton would run 60 yards for the final touchdown of the game, bringing the final score to 23-7.

Friday’s win brought the Hornets’ record to 4-2; 1-0 in the district.

Next Friday, the Hornets will face the Aggies at Forrest County Agricultural High School for their second district game.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m.  Hope to see everyone at the game!


PHS Students Receive Scholarships

Congratulations to Camryn Pierce and Justin Dugas, recipients of the Pine Belt Oil / EXXON scholarship for the Poplarville High School Class of 2015.
Each year Pine Belt Oil applies for a match grant with EXXON for Math and Science used for scholarships at Poplarville High School.    

Justin Dugas, who plans to be an engineer, is presently a freshman at Mississippi State University.  Camryn Pierce, who  also plans to be an engineer, is a freshman enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and plans to continue her engineering major at Mississippi State University.

Poplarville High School would like to thank Pine Belt Oil Company for making it possible to receive this grant.


Poplarville Art Students to Participate in the 2015 Wild Things Youth Art Contest and Exhibition

Fourteen students taking Mrs. Clark's Art 1 course will be participating in the Wild Things Youth Art Contest and Exhibition in Lacombe, LA on October 17,2015 as a part of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex's celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Each student had to create a drawing that is of plant or animal native to the area. Awards will be given on October 17th in which students who have entered will compete with other students who have entered from various schools and places that are of their own age. Students work will be on exhibit for the week at the complex. More information about the event can be found on the website: . 
"The students have created some outstanding artworks and I look forward to seeing how we fair in awards." - Mrs. Clark 
Here is a list of the participating students:
Haley Shoemake
Cody Johnson
Craig Barnes
Neil Hickman
Tanner Miley
Renee Davis
Cole Dedeaux
Conner Davis
Bobby McGill
Barry Duncan
Bailey Jones
Jeremy Wilson
Shelby Ladner
Austin Robbins

The Romantics Come to World Literature

In preparation for a literary analysis, students in Mrs. Aube’s World Literature class spent two weeks studying nineteenth century Romantic poets, including Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Wordsworth.  After a thorough introduction to poetry, students practiced counting iambic meter, studied how poets approach and develop the “sublime,” and argued about symbolism in various examples of Romantic poetry. To complete their study, students selected a poem from the nineteenth century Romantic period, prepared a claim based on their interpretation of the poem, and proved their claim correct by arguing the poet’s use of figurative language, sound devices, allusion, and symbolism. In lieu of the writing a traditional essay, many students “wrote” their literary analysis using Google Slides and found that pairing technology with their more conventional writing was the perfect way to share their findings with others.  

Pictures included presentations on “Oh, Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman given by Skylar B.; “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson given by Holli A. and Gabrielle L.; and “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe as presented by Zac C. and Tanner M.


Financial Aid Workshop

PHS will host a financial aid workshop for high school students and parents on October 15th. Below you will find information about the topics to be covered. At the workshop, you will learn more about what opportunities exist for our students. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Young at 601-795-8424.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Junior & Senior Parents and their students
PURPOSE: This workshop will provide information about sources of financial aid available to pay for college.  Parents and students will learn about federal and state financial aid programs and the application processes.
Topics include:
·         Definition and understanding of financial need
·         Cost of attendance and budgeting college expenses
·         Overview of private and institutional scholarships
·         Federal financial aid programs, including Pell Grant, Work-study, Direct Loan program
·         An overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
·         An overview of state financial aid programs: MTAG, MESG, HELP
NOTE FROM MRS. YOUNG: While the actual process of applying for financial aid and scholarships primarily takes place senior year, developing an understanding of the process and what students can do from an earlier age helps make this process less stressful. Understanding what colleges and programs are looking for in the application process helps younger students value the importance of getting involved, completing community service and taking on leadership roles. I hope to see you on Thursday, October 15th for this very informative presentation about what our students need to be doing and how we can assist our students seek out financial aid opportunities. The Get2College Center will be here to present the workshop.

2015-2016 PHS Homecoming Court

Poplarville High School Student Council is pleased to announce this year's homecoming court. The maids are Gabbi Benefield, Elizabeth Burge, Holli Ard, Takyla Parker, Harlee Stuart, Abby Smith, Caylen Beall, Devin Cazeaux, Myranda Diamond, Devyn Hart, and Alon Travis. During homecoming week, the students will select a queen from the five senior maids. The winner will be revealed at 6:30 Friday night, October 2, during pre-game ceremonies.  The Student Council invites the community to come enjoy the festivites, beginning with a downtown parade at 6:00, community peprally at the gym following parade, and Friday night's game against Greene County.

Hornets Sting Hawks

The Poplarville Hornets are on a 3 game winning streak after their 28-3 victory over the Hancock Hawks Friday night at The Brett Favre Field.  Poplarville’s defense was on fire with 10 sacks and 5 recovered fumbles.  Jesse Pernell led all rushers in the game with 117 yards on 16 carries and 4 touchdowns.

The Hornets have a bye-week this coming Friday and will resume October 2 when Greene County travels to Poplarville for Homecoming.

PHS Homecoming Parade 2015

If your club or organization is interested in participating in the Poplarville High School Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 1st, please pick up a registration packet from the PHS office.  Packets and a $10 registration fee must be returned to the PHS office no later than Monday, September 28th.  Please contact the PHS office at 601-795-8424 if you have any questions!

Here We Go Again - The Hive Student Section

The student section at Poplarville High School, The Hive, is back in action for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Hive, led by Abbi Holliday and Devynn Hart, is expected  to be bigger and louder than ever.  The student section is active at every single home game and some away games.  They are currently trying to organize a bus to transfer students to and from the away games.  Abbi Holliday states, “The Hive swarms our opponents any chance we get.  As for right now we ask that only high school students be in The Hive.  No one really realizes how much our sports teams depend on us!  The more people we have in The Hive, the better.”  So everyone come out to watch our Hornets swarm the next opposing team and “Hold It Down” so that they will “Bust It Wide Open” and “I Believe That We Will Win” because “Here We Go Again”.

Hornets Defeat Stone County

Friday September 11th, Poplarville Hornets traveled to Stone County.  Hornets were only leading by 2 points at halftime with a score of 14-12.  The Hornets would eventually take the lead and come out victorious with a final score of 35-12.
Hornets will travel to Hancock this Friday, September 18th to battle the 6A Hancock Hawks.

Hornets Swarm the Panthers

Friday, September 4th, the Lumberton Panthers traveled to Poplarville.  Hornets swept the Panthers with a final score of 42-8.  This is the first time the Poplarville Hornets have defeated the Lumberton Panthers in the past 19 match-ups.

2015 Homecoming Court Announced

The PHS Student Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Homecoming Court
​9th Grade Maid:    
Gabbi Benefield
10th Grade Maids:  
Holli Ard
Elizabeth Burge
11th Grade maids:  
Takyla Parker
Abby Smith
Harlee Stuart
12th Grade Maids:  
Caylen Beall
Devin Cazeaux
Myranda Diamond
Devyn Hart  
Alon Travis​