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
 

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!
 

Poplarville Hornet Hoops

Deadline to sign-up and pay for Hornet Hoops is Thursday, December 15th.  For more information or questions, please contact the PHS Office at 601-795-8424.
 

PHS 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Erin Breland who was selected as Poplarville High School’s Teacher of the Year.  She was selected by her colleagues for this award.

Mrs. Breland attended PRCC for two years and then transferred to USM where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Math.  She has been teaching Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1 for the past 3 years at Poplarville High School.

Mrs. Breland reflects on her favorite part of teaching, “My favorite part of teaching is when a student’s attitude about school completely changes.  I love to hear students say that they can’t wait to come to my room to learn.  I love seeing them light up when they have finally understood a concept that they have never understood before.  I also love being able to be a positive influence to students.  I try to exhibit the behaviors that will help these students be successful not only in the classroom but in life as well”.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Poplarville High School!

 

 

Attention Seniors: FAFSA Day Set for December 7

Seniors - you can now complete your FAFSA. Get2College will be at PHS on Wednesday, December 7th for a FAFSA Day where they help you or your parent complete your financial aid application. There are still a few appointment spots available. Call Katie Young, Shelly Dement or Tammy Ladner to schedule an appointment. The PHS telephone number is 601-795-8424. The FAFSA Day will be held in the CDC Building on the Poplarville High School campus. 

Most colleges have a priority deadline of March 1 for you to submit your FAFSA. If you want to do this on your own, make sure you go to www.fafsa.ed.gov - the .com site will ask you for money. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Here's a list of the most common items you will need to complete your FAFSA:
2015 Parent and Student Tax Returns
Parent and Student Social Security Number, Address, Date of Birth
Parent Driver License Number
(Date parents got married or divorced, guardianship papers, total value of assets excluding your home or retirement)
 
 
 

Basketball Updates

The games scheduled for December 5 against Hattiesburg will be TONIGHT, December 1st at HOME.  Junior Varsity Girls will play at 5.  9th Grade Boys will play at 6.

The Hancock game has been rescheduled for Monday, December 5th at home.  Junior Varsity Boys @ 5.  Varsity Girls @ 6. Varsity Boys @ 7.

The Middle School Vancleave game that was scheduled for tonight, December 1st will be rescheduled for a later date.  The trip ticket date will be changed once a date is confirmed.

 

Important Championship Game Information!!

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The Poplarville Hornets will be competing in the 2016 4A State Championship game for the first time in school history. The game will be on Saturday, December 3rd, at 3:00 PM at Davis Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville. The address of the stadium is 90 B.S. Hood Road, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

The band will be seated in section 22 through Gate L on the east side of the stadium.

All six championship games, including our game, will be streamed live on the web on the NFHS Network's Mississippi channel. Go to www.misshsaa.tv for live and on demand viewing.

STADIUM PROHIBITS

No video cameras or videotaping will be allowed. Air horns, bullhorns, sirens, vuvuzela horns are not allowed at MHSAA events. Cannons, umbrellas, propane heaters, ice chests, outside food or drink, weapons, alcohol or tobacco, and any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel are not allowed in the stadium.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Pre-sale tickets available at the PHS office Tuesday - Friday from 9 AM - 2 PM and Thursday from 5 PM - 7 PM for $14 ($15 at the gate).  Pre-sale ticket purchases are CASH only. Tickets are general admission (no reserved seating) and are good for all games that day. Children 5 and under will be admitted without a ticket.
  • To enjoy the total championship experience, upon arrival each team will be directed to the Team-Walk in the Junction, leading into the stadium. The Hornets will swarm through the Junction at 1:10 PM. Fans and family are encouraged to participate.  
  • PHS will be the visiting team. Fans should sit on the east side of the stadium.
  • Fans may enter at any time during the day.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Turner Receives Division 1 Scholarship to Jackson State University

On Friday, November 18th, senior Zanaisha Turner signed a National Letter of Intent for a Division 1 Scholarship to run Track at Jackson State University.  Zanaisha will be under the direction of Head Coach Ross.

Zanaisha is the daughter of Greg and Monica Moon and Montrell Turner .  She has been on the track team and played basketball for the Poplarville Hornets since the seventh grade.  Besides being an outstanding basketball player, Zanaisha has had an impressive Track record.  She was the 2015 7-4A State Champion in Triple Jump and the 2016 District, Regional and South Gold Medalist in Triple Jump and Long Jump.  She was named the 2016 MVP of the PHS Track Team, scoring over 100 points.  As of May of 2016, Zanaisha is Undefeated in Long and Triple Jump!

PHS is extremely proud to have Zanaisha representing Poplarville at Jackson State!  Go Tigers!   
 
 
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