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


PUE Red Ribbon Week Theme Days

Poplarville Upper Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 24-28, 2016 with THEME DAYS!  Please encourage your child to support the fight against drugs by participating in our theme days this year!
The theme days are as follows:

MONDAY:          Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week. (May wear red shirt w/ uniform pants.)
TUESDAY:          Sock It To Drugs (May wear silly socks.)
WEDNESDAY:   Put a Cap on Drugs (May wear a hat/cap.)
THURSDAY:       HAIRS to Being Drug Free (Crazy Hair)
FRIDAY:              I’m a “Jean”-ius.  I’m DRUG FREE! (May wear jeans.)

Red Ribbon Week Food Drive

Poplarville Upper Elementary School would like to support a local food bank by collecting nonperishable food items for the upcoming holiday season.  We will have a friendly classroom competition during the week of October 24-28, 2016.  The homeroom class that brings in the most food items will be rewarded!  Please support our drive by sending canned or nonperishable food items with your child throughout the week.

Tracking the Tropics

Fourth Graders in Renay Rigney’s Quest Classes have been practicing their skills at reading latitude and longitude by tracking tropical storms and hurricanes in real time. Several years ago, a large tracking map was painted on the walls of the PUE Cafeteria. The 4th Grade Quest students recently used it to pinpoint the coordinates for Hurricane Matthew. Despite the fact that September is the peak month for tropical activity, Matthew proved to be an October surprise for the record books.

​PUE Family Night

​PUE had a very successful parent night!  Thanks for all who came out to show support!​

Attention PUE Families!

Attention PUE Families!


Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our library will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.


With Scholastic Reading Club:

    Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our library

    You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child

    You'll find the best values on a variety of formats

Each month, you can



     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.


This momth’s deadline to order is September 30, 2016.





Poster Contest Winner

Students across the state were invited to  participate in a poster contest. The contest was put on by the Mississippi Pecan Festival to advertise their new attraction which is a stick horse rodeo. Many students submitted their posters, but one fourth grade student from Poplarville was chosen as a winner. Daphne Rohrbacker, from Mrs. Patten's class​,​ was chosen as a winner. Along with the title, she also won four tickets to the Pecan Festival and a $50 gift certificate to the general store. Congratulations Daphne!

PUE August Students of the Month

Back Row: Bradley H, Lily T, Hayleigh C, Asia P, Abigail B, and Natali P
Middle Row: Jaxon C, Brock S, Meredith B, Addy A, Madalyn L, Taylor L, Shailey P
Front Row: Loryn R, Neveah T, Brooke D, Arthur B, Shellbi M, Ryan F, Kaylee G

4th Grade Quest Learns About Personalities

Picture of Personality Tree
Students in Renay Rigney’s 4th Grade Quest Classes recently learned about their individual personalities in a unit based on the book, The Treasure Tree by John Trent.  This tale of four unlikely friends: a Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, and Beaver took them on an adventure to search for the four golden keys to the Treasure Tree. Along the way, the friends discover that their different personalities are some of the greatest treasures they have. The students learned about the importance of character traits such as leadership, compassion, and loyalty. After completing a personality survey, they added their pictures to our “Personali-Tree” to illustrate which animal from the story best matched their own particular personality.

PUE Book Fair

Parents and Friends of the PUE Library are welcome to shop with your child on Thursday, September 8th from 3:30-5:00 in the PUE GYM. (Please note that the book fair is being held on the gym’s stage this year not in the Library.) Parents and Friends of the PUE Library can also shop online until September 26th. Orders will be shipped to the school and delivered to your child.

All of the books that are at the school book fair plus many more can be found at :


All profits from the book fair go to the PUE Library to enhance our students’ reading experience.





Good PUE 4th Grade Start

Fourth grade teachers left to right- Mary Beth Patten Tubbs, Hilleri Burks, Dylon Burge, Lauren Anderson (special services), Sharon Sanders, Kay Cappel, Tammy Krutzfeldt, William Denius (special services), and Kerri Farmer (not pictured - Katherine Bracey)

Fourth grade at PUE has had a wonderful start.  The students are already working hard to meet and push past fourth grade goals.  It is going to be a fun and exciting year in fourth grade this year!