CDC Career Development Center

The Career Development Center (CDC) is located at 9 Career Center Circle, Poplarville, MS 39470. It is conveniently situated directly on the Poplarville High School Campus and serves PHS students interested in pursuing a Career Pathway in one of the following Career Clusters:

·         Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
·         Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
·         Health Science
·         Hospitality & Tourism
·         Marketing, Sales & Distribution
For more information, you can contact the CDC at (voice) (601) 795-8343 and (fax) (601) 795-1353.

Principal: Dr. Marlene Cole

National CTE Month Celebration

In honor of National Career and Technical Education Month during the month of February, all CTE students were invited to a cookout during lunch on February 14. Games and door prizes were available for the students to enjoy.
A special thanks to our guest griller, Mr. Carl Merritt, Superintendent. He grilled over 200 hamburgers and 120 hotdogs. We also want to thank those who donated and purchased door prizes, including a set of Mini Corn Hole Boards made by the AEST students. Congratulations to Taylor Davis for winning the boards.

Culinary Arts Students Sample Sugarcane From a Local Gardener

Mr. Russell Peters, local businessman and gardener, spoke to Poplarville Career Development Center’s Culinary Arts Students Monday, November 14, 2016.  Mr. Peters explained the process of planting sugarcane and the health benefits of eating sugarcane.  He cleaned the stalks so that the students could experience the taste of fresh sugarcane right out of the field.  Many of the students have never tasted sugarcane.

PHS Cat Pack at SPCA Shot Clinic

The Poplarville High School Cat Pack Members volunteered to work at the Pearl River County SPCA Vaccination/Microchip Clinic, Saturday, November 12, 2016. The students helped the pet owners fill out the paperwork for their pets.  They helped elderly/handicapped pet owners with their pets.  Pictured with pet owner  (left to right)Sadie Kesler, Juliana Jordan, Cat Pack President, and Scott Desmond worked very hard during the clinic.  The dog’s and cat’s  owners can choose from low cost Rabbies Vaccine, wellness shots, puppy and kitten series, heartworm testing, and microchips for their pets.  The event is announced on Facebook under Pearl River County SPCA.

Digital Media Students Team With SPCA

The Pearl River County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) aims to reduce the number of local homeless pets through adoption and spaying/neutering services. Recently, they decided to help three beautiful kittens find homes by transferring them to Maine to be adopted. Poplarville High School’s Digital Media Technology students Hope Necaise, Megan Williams, and Eadie Keenan offered to help these cats find good homes by taking seasonally themed photos of them to display their unique personalities. The kittens will depart for Maine on December 1st, 2016, and the photos the students took will be used to find loving homes for them.

CDC National Travel Fundraiser

The students in the Career Development Center will be selling Rada products in an effort to raise funds for students who earn the honor of competing on the National level in one of the four CTE Student Organizations: DECA, FFA, FCCLA, TSA, and/or HOSA. The cost of travel to these events are quite expensive and your help is greatly appreciated. 
Orders can be placed with any CTE student or can be placed online and shipped directly to your address. If you would like to order online please follow the directions below in order for our clubs to benefit. 

For Online Ordering:

Ordering Number: 506539
Password: cdchornets (all lowercase letters no spaces)
Thanks in advance for your help!

TSA4 Community Service

TSA4 collected 308 individual personal hygiene items during the first two weeks of October. Although the collection boxes have left the classrooms, TSA is still open to donations such as newly purchased toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, etc. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the drive. We appreciate your generous donations!

by Elizabeth Burge

Technology Student Association Hosting Community Drive

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is hosting a community drive to gather personal hygiene products for disadvantaged children in Pearl River County.  The following items are requested in either full or travel size:
·      Soap
·      Deodorant
·      Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
·      Shampoo/Conditioner
·      Feminine products
·      Body wash
·      Girls’ shaving cream
·      Small bottles of mouthwash
·      Body lotion
All items should be new and unopened.  Contributions will be collected in room 506 at the Career Development Center, and all donations are appreciated.

Saving a Life

This year’s Health Science’s II class is learning CPR and First Aid which includes: compound fracture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, severe bleeding and shock, severe burns, and choking. The students are certified in health care provider basic life support through American Heart Association. Our class has been acting out different scenes to help us learn more about responding to emergency situations.  Written by Faith Necaise, HOSA Reporter

CTE Students Acquiring Hands-On Training

On August 29th, second-year Digital Media Technology students had the opportunity to attend a film workshop directed by Ronn Hague at Pearl River Community College.  Mr. Hague explained essential film set etiquette, lighting and sound basics, and how the jobs of the cast and crew mesh to produce films.  After the introductory lessons, Mr. Hague walked the students through filming scenes from Kidnapped, a short film noir being produced by the college.  They managed the various film jobs, such as camera operator, lighting grip, production assistant, and assistant director.  Each student had a hand in the production, whether it was in the acting or behind the scenes, and through the hands-on learning style, they were able to practice what they have learned about film production.  The workshop also let them see the conditions of a high-quality film set and learn far beyond what is possible at the high school alone.‚Äč
Written by Eadie Keenan