302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470

Career Development Center

Class Syllabus

A Note from Our Director

Welcome to the Poplarville Schools Career Development Center located on the campus of Poplarville High School.  The center offers career pathways in Business, Marketing, and Finance, Culinary Arts, Digital Media Technology, Diversified Agriculture, and Health Science in addition to one-year programs, Exploring Computer Science and Work-Based Learning experiences.  Our partnerships with the local business community continue to build the programs offered through our center and the CDC staff works hard to foster these partnerships for our students and to promote collaboration with local businesses to prepare our students for the workforce.

CDC student organizations are active on campus and throughout the community.  These student organizations plan and participate in various community service projects throughout the year. 

For more information on the Career Development Center programs, contact Keri Smith, Director of Career & Technical Education, at keri_smith@poplarvilleschools.org.

Contact CDC



9 Career Center Circle
Poplarville, MS 39470

Director: Keri Smith

News from CDC

Pennelope Keenan and Ethan Mitchell of DMT

From our screens to yours

The Career Development Center’s DMT students Pennelope Keenan and Ethan Mitchell have produced new hype videos for viewing by the community.  Ethan’s video can be seen on the scoreboard on

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Rossie Creel returns to the district as career coach.

Welcome back, Mr. Rossie!

by Pennelope Keenan You may remember him as former mayor of Poplarville, police officer, soldier, or even the transportation director for the Poplarville School District. These jobs have made Mr.

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FRY-Days in Culinary Arts

FRY-Days in Culinary Culinary students had a very successful trial run on Friday cooking fish plates. They are excited to announce that they will continue FRY-day Friday fish plate sales

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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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