MSP Middle School of Poplarville

The Middle School of Poplarville serves students grades 6th through 8th. The campus is located at 6 Spirit St, Poplarville, MS 39470. You can reach MSP at (voice) (601) 795-1350 or (fax) (601) 795-1351.

Principal: Heidi Dillon
Assistant Principal: Vicky Boone


School will be closed on Friday, March 17th for winter break.
Have a great weekend, and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!


The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of Secondary Certified or Highly Qualified Math Teacher. Application due to Poplarville School District Central Office no later than April 21, 2017..

Applications may be downloaded at For more information contact Heidi Dillon, principal, at 601-795-1350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.




MSP 2017-2018 Cheerleaders Announced

Congratulations to the MSP 2017-2018 cheerleaders!

Reagynn Beech

Sarah Bolin

Ayden Breaux

Morgan Hall

Anya Lopez

Olivia Reid

Madison Rester

Lexi Saucier

Emily Schwegman

Kamryn Swanner

Anna Tynes

Sammi Vaughan

Brynlie Welch

Jade Yates

MSP iReady Reading Incentives Program

On Friday March 3rd,  7th grade ELA students with the highest pass rate on iReady for the month of February were rewarded for all their hard work.
These students were able to enjoy pizza, supplied by Deb's Pizza & Pasta,  while watching a movie.  

MSP February Bus Students

MSP Hornets Say "BEE Positive!!"
The Middle School of Poplarville has partnered with the bus drivers of the Poplarville School District to recognize and to reward students with outstanding behavior and attitudes.
Each month, every bus driver will choose one student to receive the Bus Student of the Month Award. These students will have their names called out on the intercom and will be able to choose a prize off of the Hornet Reward Cart.
Congratulations to the MSP Bus Students of the Month Award for February.

2017 MSP Show Choir

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Middle School Choir!


Anna Childress

Hunter Jones

Gabriella Dominguez

Myah Barnes

Maggie Pridmore

Ben Armstrong

Makiah Royce

Natalie Pullen

Matthew Ducre

Peyton Thomas

Paige Smith

Emma Kirk

Faith Cressionnie

Presley Meador

Abby Williams

Kortlyn Matthews

Jasmine Ducre

Kody Grob

Nevaeh Mitchell

Mary Schroeder

Chyanna Mills

Addison Sones

Azhyria Herrin

Lesly Castaneda

Jayden Barber

Grace Kesler

Moriah Rester

Rose Seals

Chelsee Peters

Kaelynn Jacobsen

Rayelin Davis

Olyvia Blanchet

Neveah Saltzman

Audicy Gnapp


2017 MSP Quest “Young Author’s Celebration

Mrs. Holly Johnson’s 6th grade Quest classes enjoyed the day being able to meet and visit with authors and illustrators from around the area. This event entitled, “Young Author’s Celebration” was put on by William Carey University, and each student experienced how to be their “Life’s Own Author.”
Prior to the trip, the Quest students spent several weeks writing their own stories that were special to them. We went through the whole writing process and published each student’s book. This was a wonderful experience and gave each student the confidence they needed to realize they can use their personal experiences to connect with others through stories.
We had a great time and look forward to sharing our stories with students at Poplarville Lower Elementary for Read Across America Week.

MSP Health Class Gets Fit

The MSP Health class had the opportunity to learn new, healthy information from PRCC instructors/coaches.  Ryne Colvin, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach and First Aid/Cpr Instructor, gave important information to the classes about CPR.  He taught the correct steps of CPR and how to save a life properly while using CPR and an AED.  
Meghan Moger, Wellness Instructor and Cheer Coach, taught the the class how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while incorporating healthy eating and exercise.  She gave the students ideas on how to stretch properly,  how to cut back on unhealthy foods, and brought displays to show the comparison between unhealthy pounds of fat compared to strong amounts of muscle that our bodies need.
MSP students really enjoyed their presentation and learned lots of new information that they can use on a daily basis to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  We appreciate the instructors at PRCC for taking time out of their schedule to come and teach to our younger generation.


The MATHCOUNTS competition for the MS Gulf Coast district was held on February 10th at USM in Long Beach.
The students who competed were: T. Knight, J.Durning, A. Farrell, S. Ladner, J. ravis, B. Conerly, V. Fischer, K. Billiot, M. Westling, and N. Ware. 
MSP had two students place in the top ten (out of over 100 students)! T. Knight placed 6th and J. Durning placed 9th. MSP placed 5th in the team competition. 

MSP Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures by Bert Burr
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Free dress day for students buying a package.

MSP Beta Club Supports FUM Backpack Buddies

As a service-learning project, MSP BETA Club students collected items for Poplarville Backpack Buddies. Backpack Buddies is housed at First United Methodist Church of Poplarville where volunteers meet each week to stock bags with non-perishable food items for local needy school children to eat during weekends and holidays. The bags are then hand-delivered to schools in the Poplarville School District. 
MSP believes that student effort and achievement should be encouraged and rewarded, and seeks to cultivate the ideals of service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow. Students with an 87 or above in ALL subjects and who exhibit a commendable attitude and attendance are invited to be a part of MSP's BETA Club.

MSP Coffee Talk with the Principal

MSP's Coffee Talk with the Principal is Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 a.m.  
Come join us and share your ideas in a round table discussion. We will be discussing information regarding upcoming events and welcome your input.

MSP Bumble-Grams

The bees came in for the Valentine Bumble-Grams!!!
Last day to place your order is tomorrow, Monday Feb. 13th. Bumble-Grams will be delivered on Tuesday for Valentine's Day.
Place $4 and a note of encouragement in an envelope and send to school tomorrow with student's name and Advisory teacher's name on the outside.

MSP Student Competes in Pearl River County Spelling Bee

Tyler K. is an 8th grade student at MSP.  He placed 1st in the MSP Spelling Bee and represented his school at the Pearl River County Spelling Bee on January 25th.


There were seven participants in the Pearl River County Spelling Bee.  Tyler placed 3rd and received a plaque.  


Way to go Tyler.  Congratulations!!




MSP Parent/Teacher Conference Night

MSP parent/teacher conference night is Wednesday, February 15th, from 3:30-5:30.
Call the office, 601.795.1350, to schedule your conference.

Send a Bumble-Gram to a MSP Student for Valentine's Day

Do you want to send your friends a special treat and message on Valentine's Day?
Do you want to send your child a special treat and message on Valentine's Day?
The PTO is giving students and parents the opportunity to send Bumble-Grams on Valentine's Day?
Bumble-Grams are $4 and money is due on Friday, Feb. 10th. Students have forms and extra copies can be picked up in the front office.

MSP Valentine Dance

MSP Valentine Dance
Friday, February 10, 2017 
6:30 - 8:30

MSP Cheer Tryouts

The Middle School of Poplarville Cheerleader Try-out Clinic will be held on March 9th (3:30-5:30) and the 10th (3:30-4:30)  at the Middle School.  Try-outs will be on Saturday, March 11th at 9 a.m. at the MSP gym.  
The Sign-up sheet will be placed in the MSP office on Feb. 16th.  A mandatory parent meeting, for any girl that is trying out, will be held on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m to discuss the information for tryouts.  Please contact Nikki Smith for more information.
**REMINDER** To be able to try-out, no more than 8 unexcused absences is allowed.

Martin Luther King Holiday

Poplarville School District will be closed Monday, January 16th, to observe the Martin Luther King holiday.