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 Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Congratulations to Ms. Brook Letort who was selected as Poplarville Upper Elementary’s Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Letort, a graduate of the Poplarville School District, has been teaching at PUE since 2001.  Thank you for all you do for the students at PUE.

PUE Dynamics Christmas Concert Tour

Students of the Poplarville Upper Dynamics Chorus program toured the banks of Poplarville Thursday, December 10, 2015 to sing Christmas songs and carols. The chorus members sang five songs, which will be performed at their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Upper Elementary Gym. The Dynamics are under the direction of Lacey Odom.

Michele Lee, IMPACT2 mentor, Featured in MSU Publication

Michele Lee, fifth-grade teacher at PUE and IMPACT2 mentor, was recently featured in an issue of MSU's "Extension Matters" publication. In the article Lee discusses how what was learned at Extension's In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training (IMPACT2) workshop is practiced in the classroom. For the complete article click here to view the Extension Matters digital publication (please note the article is on page 15).  Photo by Kevin Hudson.

PUE Honors Veterans

Mrs. Lee’s class had one of our country’s heroes, Mr. Willis Knight, come and talk to them about why we celebrate Veterans Day, the importance of being an American, and the importance of our American flag.  He also spoke of the importance of freedom that we have in America.
Mr. Knight has 28 years of service. He was drafted in the Army in September of 1969. He served in Vietnam from February 1970 to April of 1971. He then served our country in the National Guard for 26 years. He retired in 1998.  Students thanked Mr. Knight for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.
We thank you personally, Mr. Knight for your sacrifices and service you have given so we can live free in the greatest country in the world!

PUE Scholastic Reading Club

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.

The order deadline is Nov. 19, 2015

5th Grade Quest STEM Project

The Challenge:  Students were asked to build the tallest free-standing structure they could using 50 toothpicks and 50 pieces of candy corn.  Before building, each group had to plan and explain their ideas for constructing their tower.  They also included a diagram of the structure.  After the competition, students discussed the outcome of their challenge.  Their comments focused on what worked well, what challenges they faced, and how they would improve their design.

5th Grade Quest Service Project

Have you ever been the "new kid in school"?  The 5th Grade Quest Class decided to take on a service project.  When a new student arrives, the office staff will hand the child a bag containing pencils, notepads, bookmarks, welcoming messages and other items given to them by the Quest students.  A Quest member will then be chosen to tour the new student around campus pointing out important places such as bathrooms, the cafeteria, library, office, gym, music room, etc.  They will also be able to answer any questions the student may have at that time.  One of the nicest things we can do is to make new students feel as if they're part of our school on their very first day.


Fourth grade students used their deductive reasoning skills to play a game of clue involving their teachers.  The teachers each dressed as a character in the mystery game.  Students searched for clues, some of which were just red-herrings, and some pointing to the culprit.  Students were able to check off suspects throughout the day.  At the end of the day, they were able to submit their accusations and present their evidence.
The culprit --- Colonel Mustard, on the playground, with a pen.  ----- was chosen from all the correct answers as the winner of the board game, Clue.
Suspects were:  
Renay Rigney - Lady Lavender
Kay Cappel - Colonel Mustard
Kristen Burkett - Miss Scarlet
Lauren Anderson - Ms. Peacock
Dylon Burge - Prince Azure
Mary Beth Patten - Ms. White
Sharon Trumble - Professor Plum
Tammy Krutzfeldt - Mrs. Meadow-Brook

White Shadow Visits PUE

White Shadow, a member of the Harlem Globetrotter Legends, visited PUE yesterday.  In addition to showing off some of his famous Globetrotter ball skills, he left the students with a great message.  "Set goals," he told the students.  "Work hard to reach those goals.  Keep your eyes on the ball and don't let temptations shift your focus."

PUE Red Ribbon Week

Poplarville Upper Elementary is gearing up for RED RIBBON WEEK! We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 26-30, 2015 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. (Wear red shirt w/ uniform pants.)
TUESDAY: I “Mustache” You to Sock It To Drugs (Wear mustaches & silly socks.)
WEDNESDAY: Put a Cap on Drugs (Wear a hat/cap.)
THURSDAY: HAIRS To Being Drug Free (Crazy Hair)
FRIDAY: Team Up Against Drugs (Wear Favorite Team Shirt w/ uniform pants.)