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

Cody Mikell Signs with PRCC

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Senior Cody Mikell signed to play football for Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS.  Cody is a 2 year starting Placekicker for the Poplarville Hornets.  Cody was selected for 1st team All District player in 2013.  He ended his season with 52 PATs, and 7 field goals.  His longest field goal was 36 yards.

Rojae Raine Signs with GCCC

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Senior Rojae Raine signed to play football for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS.  Rojae is a 3 year starting Wing Back for the Poplarville Hornets.  Rojae was selected for  1st team All District player in 2012 and 2013.  He ended his season with 2,208 total rushing yards, 32 total touchdowns, 514 total receiving yards and 6 total receiving touchdowns.  

Cheer Parent Meeting Rescheduled

ATTENTION PARENTS: For those who have signed up to try out for PHS Varsity Cheerleading, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the high school in the 400 wing (room 408) beginning at 5:30pm. 
If a parent does not attend this meeting, the student will become ineligible to try out for the squad. The try out fee will not be refunded. Students are not required to come.
A family member or friend is welcome to fill in for any parent who cannot attend this meeting. Remember all cheer try out paperwork is due on Tuesday, February 11.

PHS Cheerleader Tryouts Scheduled

PHS Cheer Tryouts will be held Saturday, February 15th in the HS gym at 9:00am. Anyone interested in trying out needs to pick up paperwork from Mrs. Sarah Smith. The paperwork is due back to Mrs. Smith by Tuesday, February 11th. A mandatory try out clinic will be held on Thursday, February 13 in the HS gym from 5:30 to 7:30. There will also be a mandatory parent meeting at the HS in room 408 on Thursday, January 30 at 5:30.

Lady Hornets Attend Lady Eagles Game

On Saturday, January 13, 2014 the Poplarville High School Lady Hornet Basketball team attended a Lady Eagles game at USM. USM coach Ms. McNelis invited the girls to watch the game along with other youth teams from the area. USM pocketed a victory against UTSA with a final score of 70-57. After the game, the Lady Hornets got the chance to talk with some of the players, cheerleaders, and dance team members and take pictures.

Tennis Team Meeting

There will be a meeting after school on Tuesday, January 14th for all students in grades 9 – 12 that are interested in being on the tennis team. The meeting will take place in the high school library.

PHS Classes Learn About Solar Energy

Students in Mr. Broom’s Ag Concepts class and Mr. Hall’s Physical Science class learned about solar voltaic cell technology thanks to a former PHS student. Todd Jackson, a 1999 graduate of PHS, is an engineer at Stion, a Hattiesburg company that manufactures solar cells. Mr. Jackson has worked throughout the United States with General Electric and now Stion. Mr. Jackson addressed the classes about the benefits of solar cells and the processes used to manufacture solar cells.
The Stion plant in Hattiesburg is part of a national corporation that manufactures a new generation of solar voltaic cell that is both, less expensive to manufacture and more efficient. With the efficiency and reduced expense of manufacturing, solar voltaic cells have become a viable option for Americans to reduce their utility bills. Mr. Jackson estimated that it would require 10 years to pay off the investment of purchasing the product.
In addition, Mr. Jackson talked about engineering jobs available at the Hattiesburg plant and suggested students consider the two year associates degree in electronics from PRCC. Mr. Jackson also extoled the value of a 4 year degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State, his Alma mater, acknowledging that there are many other institutes of higher education that prepare students for interesting and well-paying jobs.  In departing, Mr. Jackson extended an invitation to the classes of Poplarville High to visit the Stion factory and learn more about engineering and solar cells.

PHS Student Council and Wounded Warrior

The Poplarville High school Student Council members have been working hard to raise money for The Wounded Warrior program and canned goods for a local food bank.  The Student Council was happy to be able to collect over 500 canned goods prior to Thanksgiving and raise $248.55 for the Wounded Warrior foundation on Veterans Day.  Thank you to everyone who helped make these efforts a success.  

Christmas Programs Scheduled

The Poplarville Band and Choir Programs will be presenting their annual Christmas Concert on Monday, December 16th at 6:30 PM. This year’s performance will be held at the new Brownstone Center for the Arts at Pearl River Community College. Admission will be $3.00 per person at the door.  Performing in the Brownstone, especially during it’s opening season, is a monumental occasion. We hope to see a lot of community support as we broaden the reach of our program.

"Reading is Always a Treat" Winner

Senior Taylor Brown has won the drawing in the PHS Library’s “Reading is Always a Treat” challenge.
For the challenge students checked out and read books from the library during October. To enter, students wrote a brief summary of each book read and submitted it to Mrs. Davis, PHS Librarian. For each summary submitted, the student received a “treat” and was entered into a drawing for $50.00. Taylor submitted seven summaries.
Mrs. Davis said there was not as much participation as she would have liked, but hopes that this challenge will spur more interest for another semester.

Holiday Choral Spectacular

Please join Poplarville High School in a: HOLIDAY CHORAL SPECTACULAR with the University of Southern Mississippi Chorale and Orchestra– conducted by Dr. Fuller and Dr. Dean. The concert will feature Poplarville High School choir along with other area choirs- Pascagoula, Stone county, FCAHS, and Sumrall High Schools. The concert will be held Tuesday, December 3rd and Thursday December  5th at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, MS (behind Krispie Kreme).
Tickets are $18 each with half of the proceeds going back to the PHS choir fund. Tickets can be purchased at the PHS office or from a choir member.

Graduate Excels in Navy

Since graduating from PHS in May 2013, Ashley Rosenbaum has already taken advantage of the opportunities presented to her after enlisting in the Navy. 
Upon the completion of Boot Camp, Ashley graduated # 2 out of 871 (male and female) recruits,  # 1 in her platoon of 80 (male and female), and received the 2nd highest Naval Award given to a recruit.  She also won an art contest in boot camp, and her winning flag was proudly flown on graduation day.
Ashley is currently attending school in Pensacola and will be joining the fleet shortly after Christmas.  For her “shore duty” she plans to aid in recruiting and mentoring because she believes this was one of the best opportunities given to her.

Congratulations to Ashley and best of luck in her future endeavors.


PHS Students' Nature Day

Poplarville High School Science Students taught science lessons at the Poplarville Upper Elementary’s Nature Day, Friday, October 25, 2013.  The Oceanography class and the Fish Fighters demonstrated how to determine water quality measurements in the following areas:  phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, dissolved oxygen and turbidity.  The physical science class conducted microscopy.

Hornets on Path for District Champs

The Poplarville Varsity football team has had much success this season.  Their record is 6-1 (2-0 District) and have already clinched a playoff spot for the 2013 season. The upcoming game St. Stanislaus is one of the most anticipated games of the year, due to the fact that the winner is predicted to win District 8-4A. The defensive side of the Hornets is doing a great job this year, as they have allowed less than 100 points. The offense of the Hornets has also contributed, putting up over 250 points so far this season. The Rock-A-Chaws come in to Poplarville having an undefeated record, with over 300 points scored in the season, and 114 points given up on defense. The game is Friday, October 18, 2013 in Poplarville @7:00 P.M. Hope to see you all there, as it should be a great game. GO HORNETS!
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Broadway Variety Show Dinner Theater

The PHS Choir Broadway Variety Show Dinner Theater coming up Saturday, Oct 26  - the tickets are $15 for one, 2 for $25, children under 3 are free and children ages 4-12 are $10. Contact Andrea Will at PHS for information.

St. Jude Community Fall Fest

Where: Poplarville City Park

When: October 19, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

No charge to enter; however, games will be played through the purchase of tickets at a cost of 5 tickets for $1.00.  Donations will be accepted and all funds received will go to St. Jude Children’s research hospital to find a cure for Childhood Cancer


PHS Soccer Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Poplarville boys soccer team showed up Saturday morning to take part in the 3rd Annual Cancer walk at the Poplarville Park. The walk was for all cancer survivors and those who lost the battle with cancer. Participants walked from the town park through downtown Poplarville and back to the park to show their support for this cause.  People in attendance were Pink Ribbon foundation representative Michelle Gardner, First lady to governor Bryant, Deborah Bryant, our town mayor, and Breast cancer survivors and family members of those who lost the battle to cancer.

Homecoming Door Decorating Contest

Mrs. Williams’ 1st period Senior English class was the winner of the Homecoming door decorating contest.  They will receive a donut breakfast for their reward on having Hornet Sprit.