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
 

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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Beta Recognized Nationally for Third Consecutive Year

Poplarville High School’s Beta Club chapter is thrilled to announce that they have received the National Beta School of Distinction award for the third consecutive year. This award is only presented to chapters that exhibit extraordinary growth, leadership, academic excellence, and service to their school and community. With 92 members­­­ - 42 of whom are new inductees - the chapter is growing exponentially, and the academic merit of all members is self-evident. The chapter is anticipating receiving this award many more times in the upcoming years. Article by Eadie Keenan.
 
 
 

2016-2017 BETA Induction Ceremony

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, Poplarville High School’s Beta Club chapter hosted its annual induction and senior pinning ceremony. It began with a word of prayer from principal Jonathan Will and the pledge of allegiance, followed by an introduction by Kayla Hughes and academic sponsor Dr. Miguel Ramirez. This year’s officers were then sworn in: Kayla Hughes, president; Madlin Reed, senior vice president; Zachary Couvillon, junior vice president; Kolby Havard, secretary; Destiny Jordan, treasurer; and Eadie Keenan, historian.
 
 
Once the officers were sworn in, the candle-lighting ceremony began. The officers spoke of the principles of achievement, character, leadership, and service before new members were announced. There were 40 new members total, comprised of 8 seniors, 6 juniors, and 28 sophomores. Senior members were also presented with their Beta pins by Mr. Will and Dr. Ramirez. Each student recognized was given a candle, and the candles were lit in succession to represent the passing of knowledge from one student to another.
 
The chapter was also pleased to announce that they have received the National Beta School of Distinction award for the 3rd consecutive year, due to the growing membership, quality of character, and community service efforts of the group. With 92 students of exemplary academic stature, the Poplarville High School Beta Club has no limit to the benefits it can provide to the school and community.
 
Article courtesy of Digital Media
 
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The PHS Lady Hornets are 4-0

The Poplarville High School Lady Hornets are on a four game winning streak this season after defeating Vancleave, East Marion, North Forrest and Pearl River Central.

The Hornets defeated PRC at home on Tuesday, November 15th with a close score of 43-37.  The Lady Hornets are led by five seniors this year:  Mallory Smith, Zanaisha Turner, Kenya Tillman, Lizzie Hughes and Ellen Herrington.  Head Coach: Deatra Robinson-Cable, Assistant Coach: Kim Moore

Girls and Boys basketball will play Monday, November 21st at Stone County.  JV Girls- 5 p.m.  Varsity Girls- 6 p.m. Varsity Boys- 7 p.m.

PRCC Thanksgiving Tournament will be Next Friday and Saturday at the Pearl River Community College Gym.  The boys will play Friday, November 25th.  Girls will play Saturday, November 26th.  Times have not been set.

 
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Defense Dominates Quitman as Hornets Advance to 3rd Round

There wasn’t much room to sit Friday Night at Hornet Field and not much room to run for Quitman as the Poplarville Hornet Defense suffocated the Panthers in a 33-12 2nd Round Playoff win.  The Panthers could only manage to reach the endzone twice Friday night, once on a ball that was nearly intercepted in the 1st quarter and again on a long run in the 3rd quarter.  The Hornet Defense played with an intensity that the Quitman Panthers had not yet seen.  Peyton Graham led the team in tackles, tallying 10 solos and 2 assists.  Seniors Chad Hart and Turan Smith combined for 17 tackles to aid in the Defenses impressive effort.  The Hornets would lead Quitman going in at halftime by a score of 7-6 as Austin Bolton capped off a 93 yard 20 play drive with a 1 yard TD plunge into the checkerboards.  Austin would find the endzone once more and finish the night with 137 yards on 26 carries and 2 TDs.  The second half started off great for the Hornets as QB Antonio Barnes found WR Canaan Ray for a 51 yard TD pass on the second play.  Sophomore Canaan Ray would add to his total with another TD catch in the 4th quarter that ultimately sealed the deal for the Hornets.  Barnes would finish the night with 102 yards on 4 completions and 2 TDs.  The Hornets were led once again in rushing by Senior Captain Jesse Pernell.  Pernell amassed 157 yards on 22 carries and found the endzone once.  The Hornets will travel to Mendenhall to take on the Tigers in 3rd Round action on Friday, November 18.  Kickoff is set for 7:00.  Come out and support your Hornets.

 
 
 
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PHS Lady Hornets Sponsor 1st GLOVE Games!

For more information: Contact Coach Ryan Jackson @ 601-916-7720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE PETE JACKSON DIAMOND CLUB
 
 
 

Poplarville Rodeo Team Dominates Poplarville

PHS Rodeo Team members continue to dominate week after week.  It was no different last weekend, November 4th and 5th, when PHS controlled the Poplarville Rodeo in Poplarville, MS.

Barrel Racing

8th Holli Ard

Breakaway Roping

1st Jasy Lee

2nd Brooke Ladner

7th Drew Howard

8th Dylan Traylor

Calf Roping

2nd Pacey McBride

4th Ross Barnett

6th Kason Davis

7th Chase Graves

Goat Tying

1st Brooke Ladner

5th Jasy Lee

Steer Wrestling

1st Ross Barnett

5th Chase Graves

6th Pacey McBride

Team Roping

1st Kason Davis & Bryce Graves

4th Chase Graves & Kash Miller

 

The Hornets will travel to Brookehaven, MS next weekend, November 11th and 12th, to compete in the II  Lazy J Rodeo.

 
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