PUE Poplarville Upper Elementary

The Poplarville Upper Elementary serves students grades 3rd through 5th. The campus is located at  #1 Todd Circle, Poplarville, MS 39470. You can reach PUE at (voice) (601) 795-8303 or (fax) (601) 795-3104.

Principal: Lynn Payne. 
Assistant Principal: Hilda Harwell


4th Grade Quest Students Present “The Case of the Missing Millionaire”

Students in the 4th Grade Quest Classes recently transformed the PUE Gymnasium into a crime scene and forensic laboratory.  Having taken on the job of detectives in a mystery unit, the students presented their findings to parents and other family members.  Under the direction of classroom teacher, Renay Rigney, they explained their roles of collecting evidence and conducting experiments in 10 crime lab stations.  These gifted students did an excellent job of using their investigative skills to determine which suspect they thought was guilty of the crime.




Quest Students Present Big Ball Factory

Students in Renay Rigney’s Fourth Grade Quest classes recently presented their projects from a unit on Simple Machines.  Taught in conjunction with the K’NEX Education curriculum, this unit allowed students to build K’NEX models of simple machines that highlighted mechanical principles and related them to the real world.  The students shared their finished products along with snapshots from a PUE Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt. The display featured pictures of common simple machines that the students located throughout the school campus.

    The highlight of the day was the display of a 4 ft. tall motorized machine called the Big Ball Factory. During the unit, all 42 students worked together to build this complex design made up of various simple machines.  They also sponsored a contest in which the entire fourth grade attempted to guess the exact number of K’NEX pieces used to build the contraption. The two overall winners took home a giant Hershey bar!












PUE Dr. Seuss Characters

Some of Ms. Sharon Sanders' 4th grade class dressed up as a Dr. Seuss character in honor of Seuss' birthday last week.  Take a look at The Cat in the Hat and Things 1 and 4.  

PUE and Dr. Seuss

Ms. Angie Malley, Mrs. Lacey Odom Lee, Mrs. Kerri Farmer, and Ms. Sharon Sanders participated in the "Dress as a Dr. Seuss Character" on Friday, March 3rd.  They dressed as characters  from the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  

Guest Reader Who?

Ms. Sharon Sanders' 4th grade class celebrated Dr. Seuss week by having a surprise guest reader​.  The class was so excited anticipating the arrival of the guest reader.  And the guest reader was....Ms. Lynette Wesley.  Ms. Wesley read the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  The students enjoyed the book and then decorated his/her own fish.  Thank you so much, Ms. Wesley!

Cupid's Corner

In honor of Valentine’s Day, PUE will be hosting a Cupid’s Corner on Friday, February 10th  during the students’ activity class.  Single artificial long stem roses will be sold for $2.00 along with other Valentine themed items. We will be accepting pre-orders for the roses through Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  A form was sent home with students for pre-orders. Please make checks payable to Poplarville Upper Elementary and if paying with cash, please send correct change.  To ease the delivery process, please complete a separate form for each student.






N.R. Burger Receives Donation

On February 03, 2017,  Ms. Angela Bonner, a Special Education Teacher at Poplarville Upper Elementary, traveled north to N.R. Burge Middle School to deliver the school supplies that were donated as part of the relief effort.  Ms. Bonner was greeted warmly by Mr. Blake Harwell, son of Mrs. Hilda Harwell, Assistant Principal at PUE, and Dr. Shannon Smith who were very appreciative of our student’s thoughtfulness.
Dr. Smith and Mr. Harwell both agreed that the donations would assist students who were victims from the most recent tornado in the Pine Belt area and wanted the students, faculty and staff of PUE to know how much it is appreciated.
"This donation is going to be very useful", said Dr. Smith.
"It was so thoughtful of PUE to do this for us", said Mr. Harwell.
"It was great to have a local connection to this school," said Ms. Bonner, "we all have the same purpose, to educate students and we can't do that if they do not have the supplies they need."

Dr. Herrington Visits PUE

Fourth grade students at Poplarville Upper are exploring the different body systems.  The students started the unit by learning how the muscular system worked with the skeletal system.  Students were able to create a model of the finger to show how the two systems worked together. Next, students began an exploration into the fascinating world of sight.  Students have learned about the different parts of the eye and are now comparing human sight to that of animals.  Students in Ms. Tammy Krutzfeldt’s room were able to ask questions and hear more about the eye from local optometrist, Dr. Bethany Harrington.  She shared tips on how to protect and keep the eyes healthy.  Students will continue the unit by exploring the nervous system, circulatory, respiratory, and immune system.







5th Grade Quest Visits Central Office

group of students
Before Christmas, Mr. Merritt visited Mrs. Seal’s 5th Grade Quest Class.  The students were studying about different careers and completing research and slide presentations for their upcoming Career Fair.  He graciously invited them to come to Central Office and talk with all of the staff about their jobs and responsibilities.
On the morning of January 18th, the Quest students visited the Central Office and met with all the staff there. After the visit, the students returned to PUE with a new outlook on how many different people it takes to run our school district.  The Quest Class would like to thank all of the central office staff that took time out of their day to talk with them.

3rd Graders Making Art of Mixed Numbers on a Number Line

Mrs. Wells' third graders grabbed markers and turned their desks into canvases. They hav been studying mixed number fractions and how to label them on a number line. The students were super psyched about this "art" project and caught on quickly. Mrs. Wells could not be more proud of her amazing students.