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


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. 

Scholastic Reading Club at PUE

Attention PUE Families!


It is time for our Scholastic Book Club orders.  You may order from the flyer. Please make sure your name and homeroom is on your order form. All checks need to be made to Scholastic.

You may also order online:


•     VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub

•     ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code LYVLM

•     SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs

•     SUBMIT your order and payment online and earn FREE Books for our library

•     All book orders will be shipped to our library and delivered to your child.


December’s deadline to order is January 20, 2017. Any orders received after this date will be placed with next month’s order.




5th Grade Class Gets a Special Christmas Visitor

Mr. Rocky Duckworth's class got a special Christmas treat today.  Each year, Mr. Duckworth transforms himself into the narrator of The Redneck Night Before Christmas.  He reads the book to his students completely in character.  It was a treat to watch!

Payne Dyes Beard to Promote Attendance

Students at PUE have gotten a special treat!  All students who reported to school today were able to see Mr. Payne sporting a blue beard and moustache!  Thanks to all of you who have made being at school every day a priority.

Perfect Attendance Award at PUE

Poplarville Upper Elementary  School students were encouraged to meet the goal of perfect attendance for the month of November. Students with perfect attendance were entered into a drawing for a personal Chromebook. The winner is Hayden Blanchard.  Congratulations Hayden!

Litter and its Harmful Effects


The Poplarville Upper Elementary Conservation Club’s November meeting consisted of the students learning about the impact that litter has on our Earth.  Ms. Sharon Sanders, the club sponsor, talked with them about everyday litter problems.  The members were then divided into groups and given a littering scenario in which they would discuss the hazard to determine possible solutions and consequences.  They drew pictures and/or wrote about their scenario and then presented their information to the other members of the group.