PHS Poplarville High School

The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story
 

2017 Dance Team Announced

Congratulations to the 2017 Dance Team! Elizabeth Arbor, Skylar Baldwin, Alexa Boothe, Isabella Clunan, Bailee Crider, Kylei Gipson, Sarah LeCompte, Paige Lee, Gabrielle Lewis, Grace Smith, Cameron Tyner, Sophie Williams.

Student Council Assists with SPCA

The Poplarville High School Student Council visited Pearl River County SPCA Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The students toured the sheltered and volunteered to help play with the dogs and cats, wash food, water bowls, and pet carriers.  The Poplarville Student Council Members are shown pictured with the girls from the Picayune 4-H Blazin’ Saddles Club, both clubs volunteered Saturday to help the shelter cats and dogs.  Pictured from left to right:  Richard P., Zakia J., Gracie S., Paige L., Triston L. and Aislynn A.
 
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2017 Poplarville High School Cheerleaders Announce

Congratulations to the 2017 Poplarville High School Cheerleaders!

 

Katherine Adcox

Holli Ard

Lana Bagley

Landry Bagley

Gabrielle Benefield

Ashanti Bolton

Cassidy Cartwright

Jacenta Davis

Tatum Davis

Ravyn Garrett

Tatum Gennin

Macey Head

Sadie Hubbard

Kayla Jordan

Austin Mayfield

Faith Necaise

Mackenzie Owen

Harper Pearson

Janna Peterson

Seana Rains

Karlee Rodriguez

Madysen Sheppard



Reminder:  First Meeting -Monday, March 6, 2017 5 pm PHS Library
 
 
 
 

Barber Accepted to Honors College at MSU

Kaitlyn Barber has recently been accepted to the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University.  Students are admitted based on several criteria: high school GPA, class rank, standardized test scores, a record of academic and extracurricular involvement as shown on the MSU online scholarship resume, and an application essay. The typical Honors College freshman achieved approximately a 30 ACT composite score and a 3.8 high school GPA.

Kaitlyn has also received, through the honors college, a study abroad scholarship.  The Honors College strongly encourages Mississippi State students to develop a global perspective through study abroad. Beyond the exposure to other peoples and other cultures, the Honors College also seeks to connect students to international universities and agencies of the highest caliber. The unique Shackouls Summer Study at the University of Oxford places honors students in the top Oxford colleges and gives them the true Oxford experience by having them taught by Oxford faculty in England.

She has also accepted the Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship $20,000 from MSU as a result of her GPA and her outstanding high school academic record.  Kaitlyn also was awarded the Herb and Cheryl Frierson Endowed Scholarship for her freshman year.  She will also receive the Mississippi Eminent Scholarship due to her 30 on the ACT.

Kaitlyn will attend Mississippi State University in the fall of 2017 in Starkville.  She is majoring in Animal and Dairy Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinarian Studies.  She will also be in the Shackouls Honors College this fall and study abroad in the summer after her freshman year.  

Kaitlyn is a senior at Poplarville High School and a dual enrolled student at Pearl River Community College.  She is on PHS soccer team and tennis team.

 

PHS Choir Advances to State Contest

The Poplarville High School Choir competed in The District VIII Choir Contest on Friday, February 10th at the Brownstone Theatre on the Pearl River Community College Campus.
 
Congratulations to the PHS Choir for recieving 3 superior ratings and 1 excellent.  The Choir advances to the State Contest which will be held at Pearl High School sometime between March 7th and 9th.  The exact date is unknown at this time.
 

PHS Students Advancing to State Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students that competed at the Region I Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, February 17th at the University of Southern Mississippi.  They will all move on to the State Fair on April 6, 2017 at Mississippi State University.
Zachary Couvillion placed 2nd in Computer Science and Math
Paige Lee placed 1st in Medicine and Health
Mary Ruth Pridmore placed 1st in Botany
Logan Santiago placed 1st in Physics and Astronomy.
 
 
 

Boys Basketball plays for District Championship

We need a big crowd to come out and cheer on the PHS Boys Basketball Team tonight as they take on Columbia for the District Championship.  The game is at Forest County Agriculture High School and will begin at 8:30 p.m.
 
The 1st round of state playoffs will begin Tuesday, February 21st at the Hornet's Nest.  The game will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The Hornet's opponent will be determined after tonight.
 
 
 
 
  

PHS Prom Information

The Poplarville High School prom will be April 1, 2017 at The Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  The theme this year is "Rustic Romance".  The cost for prom is $50.00 per person.  All Juniors and Seniors and their date/guest must pay in order to attend.  For more information, contact Tammy Ladner at 601-795-8434 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 
View this website for pictures and more information about the location.  http://www.thebarnatbridlewood.com
 
 
 
 
 

7 PHS Powerlifting Finalists Advance to the South State Championship

The Poplarville High School Powerlifting Team competed in the 2017 Regional Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, February 4th at Moss Point High School.  Poplarville scored 4th place overall.

The following students advanced to the South State Powerlifting Meet which will take place on Saturday, March 4th at South Pike High School:

1st Place: Turan Smith-132

2nd Place: Roosevelt Raine-220; Zac Rice-148; Nathan Galaske-114

3rd Place:  Jamerrick Waller- 275; Seth Johnson- 181; Cory Knight- 165

The PHS Powerlifting Team is led by Coach Jacob Owen.

 
 
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Fantastic PHS Art 2 Student Value Drawings

In the first few weeks of the Spring semester our Art 2 students have accomplished great skill in value drawing. For this assignment students found an image in a magazine and learned how to enlarge it using the same diagonal method that has been used for hundreds of years. The students then went on to create a full value drawing of the image focusing on light and edges. 
 
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 Ellen Herrington, Magazine Value Drawing
 
 
 
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Issac Andrews, Magazine Value Drawing
 
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Nicole Broom, Magazine Value Drawing

PHS Basketball Clinch 2 Victories

The Poplarville High School Student Section showed up and helped cheer both teams to victory on Tuesday, January 24th.  Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys faced Sumrall at home on Tuesday night.

The Girls came away with a close score of 48-46 over Sumrall.  Jasmine Merrill led the Lady Hornets with 14 points and 8 rebounds; followed by Zanaisha Turner with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Mallory Smith with 11 points and 6 rebounds.  Senior Kenya Tillman led the defense with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

The Boys secured their win by twenty points with a final score of 68-48.  Richard Patton was the leading scorer of the night with 17 points and 8 rebounds; followed by Tamiljah Merrill with 13 points and 5 rebounds, Caanan Ray with 14 points and Trey Griffin with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

The next game will be Friday, January 27th at Greene County.  Varsity Girls at 6. Varsity Boys at 7.

 

 

 

PHS DECA Competition

On January 20, 2017, the Poplarville High School DECA Chapter attended the District V Regional Competition at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport, Mississippi.  The DECA Chapter, directed by Mrs. Hope Roberts, consisted of seven participants and one student volunteer.  Congratulations to the following students that placed in the competition.

Heidi Ashley: 1st Place in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

Destiny and Tyler Golden: 1st Place in Business Law and Ethics Team Event

Caitlin Sumrall: 2nd Place in Hotel/Lodging Management

Janna Dutsch and Jadyn Farmer: 4th Place in Sports Management and Entertainment Marketing Team Event

Abigail Roberts: 5th Place in Principles of Marketing

Each student qualified for the State DECA Competition in Jackson, MS and will compete February 15th- February 17th.

We wish them all good luck!!

 
 
 
 

Dance Team Tryout Information

Parent Meeting - Tuesday, March 7th @ 6 pm PHS Library
Skills Clinic - Friday, March 10th @ 4 PHS Gym
Material taught - Saturday, March 18th 9am - 12pm PHS Gym
Tryouts - Saturday, March 18th 2pm - until PHS Gym
 
 
 
 

PHS Cheer are State Champions

Congratulations to the Poplarville High School Cheerleaders for placing First in the 2A-4A Medium Varsity Division at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Cheer Competition held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Hornets, who competed against 10 other squads, came in first place for the first time in Poplarville history.   

Pictured – Captain-Mikaela B., Co-Captain-Takyla P., Co-Captain-Harlee Jo S., Holli A., Landry B., Tatum D., Faith N., Gabrielle B., Sadie H., Austin M., Seana R., Ashanti B., Jacenta D., Ravyn G., Macey H., Harper P., Karlee R., and Madysen S.  The PHS Cheerleaders are coached by Keri Smith and Alesa Lee, Choreographer.

 

 

 

 

Perfect Attendance Award at PHS

Poplarville High School students were encouraged to meet the goal of perfect attendance for the month of November. Students with perfect attendance were entered into a drawing for a personal Chromebook. There were 272 students entered into the drawing. The drawing took place on Monday, December 12th, and we are excited to announce the winner of the Chromebook is Mia Missimer! Mia is an all A student, enrolled in the Digital Media Program and a member of the Technology Students Association. Congratulations Mia! 
 
 
 

4A All-State Football Team Selected

6 players from the 2016 Varsity Football Team have been selected to represent Poplarville on the 4A All-State Football Team.  Players were voted on by coaches from around the state of Mississippi.

Senior fullback Jesse Pernell was selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense First-Team.  Pernell ran 215 times for 1,830 yards and scored 27 touchdowns for 162 points.

Senior cornerback Aritaeus Johnson was selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense First-Team.  Aritaeus led the state in Class 4A football with 9 interceptions.  

Senior offensive lineman Austin Arceneaux and Junior running back Austin Bolton were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense Second-Team.  Bolton ran 196 times for 1,746 yards and scored 24 touchdowns for 144 points.

Senior defensive end Jamerrick Waller and Senior defensive tackle Chad Hart were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense Second-Team.

Congratulations!

 
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Lady Hornets are 8-0 after Win over Picayune

The Poplarville High School Lady Hornet Basketball Team is on fire with 8 straight wins!  The Lady Hornets are 8-0 after last night’s close win against Picayune 44-41.

The Hornets have defeated Vancleave, East Marion, North Forest, Pearl River Central twice, Stone, Hancock and now Picayune.

The Hornets will be back in action at home Monday, December 12th against Lumberton and Tuesday, December 13th against D’Iberville.
 
 

PHS Cheer NEWS

The Poplarville High School Cheerleaders would like to thank these area businesses that have donated items to them for the 2016 Football Season:

Sonic of Poplarville                                                      Allstate Insurance

Puttin on the Pink of Pearl River                                 County Deb’s Pizza

Pearson’s Barber Shop                                                Scooters

ReSteel Express                                                          Debbie’s Computer Service

Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home         Kid’s Kampus Too

Lampton-Love Magnolia Gas                                       Perry’s Seafood

Poplarville Animal Clinic                                               The Poplarville Clinic

Mississippi Army National Guard and Carley Davis

The PHS Cheerleaders appreciate the community support that they receive every year!

The PHS Cheerleaders will complete their season on Saturday, December 17th, at the MHSAA State Cheer Competition in Jackson, MS.

 
 

PHS Rodeo Team Continues to Impress

The Poplarville Rodeo Team has been on a Roll at the last two rodeos.  

PHS Rodeo Team members traveled to Brookehaven, Mississippi on November 11th and 12th to compete in the II Lazy J Rodeo of the season.

Here are the results:

Barrel Racing

2nd Dylan Traylor

10th  Holli Ard

Breakaway Roping

5th Brooke Ladner
9th Holli Ard
11th Dylan Traylor

Calf Roping

1st Ross Barnett
2nd Kason Davis

Goat Tying

7th Brooke Ladner

Pole Bending

3rd- Dylan Traylor
4th- Brooke Ladner

Steer Wrestling

2nd Ross Barnett
3rd Pacey McBride
4th Chase Graves

Team Roping

2nd- Ross Barnett and Partner
5th- Brooke Ladner and Partner
9th- Pacey McBride and Rachel Harris

On December 2nd and 3rd, the PHS Rodeo Team traveled to Meridian, Mississippi to compete in the East Central Rodeo.

Here are the results:

Barrel Racing
2nd-Holli Ard

Breakaway Roping
1st-Brooke Ladner
2nd-Drew Howard

Calf Roping
1st-Kason Davis
4th-Chase Graves

Goat Tying
3d-Brooke Ladner

Pole Bending
8th-Dylan Traylor

Team Roping
3rd-Kason Davis & Bryce Graves

The next rodeo scheduled will be the MJHSRA in Purvis on February 17-18, 2017.

 

Basketball Game Update

The basketball game scheduled for this Friday, December 9th against North Pike has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 28th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This game is for Boys Only!