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
 

Girl's Head Basketball Coach Announcement

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District is now taking applications for the position of Head Girls Basketball Coach with Social Studies or PE certification. Online applications are due no later than June 5, 2017.  Applications may be completed atwww.poplarvilleschools.org.  For more information contact Jonathan Ray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
 
 
 

Boy's Head Basketball Coach Announcement

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District is now taking applications for the position of Head Boys Basketball Coach with PE or Social Studies certification. Online applications are due no later than June 5, 2017.  Applications may be completed atwww.poplarvilleschools.org.  For more information contact Jonathan Ray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
 
 

Barber Selected for 2017 MHSAA All Star Tennis Team

Kaitlyn Barber has been selected for the 2017 MHSAA All Star Tennis Team.
Kaitlyn has been an outstanding leader and role model for the PHS tennis team for the last 4 years. She is a dedicated and hard working player who constantly works to improve. Kaitlyn has been an excellent representative for Poplarville High School and always receives praise and compliments from opposing players and coaches on her friendly disposition and great sportsmanship. She had a record of 8 wins -1 loss this year losing only to Pass Christian. The All Star Tennis Match will be held on June 15th at Parham Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson, MS
 
 
 

Class 4A Tennis All Stars Selection

Kaitlyn Barber has been selected for the 2017 Misshsaa All Star Tennis Team.
Kaitlyn has been an outstanding leader and role model for the PHS tennis team for the last 4 years. She is a dedicated and hard working player who constantly works to improve. Kaitlyn has been an excellent representative for Poplarville High School and always receives praise and compliments from opposing players and coaches on her friendly disposition and great sportsmanship. She had a record of 8 wins -1 loss this year losing only to Pass Christian. The All Star Tennis Match will be held on June 15th at Parham Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson, MS

PHS Announces 2017 Hall of Fame

 
Poplarville High School is pleased to announce the 2017 Hall of Fame members.  To be a candidate for the Hall of Fame, a senior must be in the top 25% of their class and submit the appropriate paperwork.  A panel of seven teachers, selected by the senior Student Council members, then rank the students based on overall academic, extracurricular, and community activities.  
 
The members of the 2017 Hall of Fame include Mallory Smith, Logan Whipple, Kaitlyn Barber, Rachel Harris, Zach Rice, Kayla Hughes, and Camden Ray.
 
 
 

Seniors 2017 Reminders

PHS held a senior meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017, in the cafeteria. A few of the reminders that seniors were given included times and dates for upcoming festivities. Seniors were informed that they cannot be exempt if they owe any fees and fines. The last day for exempt seniors is Wednesday, May 10th, so if seniors pay their balance before the end of the day, they will still be eligible to be exempt. Seniors who do not pay their fees by the end of the day Tuesday, May 16, will not be able to walk at graduation. A list of seniors owing fines is posted on campus. 
 
May 16th will be a busy day for our seniors - Senior Breakfast will begin at 8:00 in the PHS cafeteria, graduation practice will follow at 9:30 at PRCC and then students will return to PHS to pick up their caps and gowns. The PHS Awards program will be at 7:00 at the PRCC Marvin White Coliseum on Tuesday, May 16th as well. Seniors will have the option to take and purchase individual pictures starting at 5:00 and group pictures will begin at 6:00 for CTE and IHL completers. Seniors need to be in dress code and lined up by 6:30. Seniors should wear their gown over their clothes for the awards program.
 
Graduation will be on Thursday, May 18th starting at 7:00. The doors to the Marvin White Coliseum will open at 6:00. Seniors need to be in dress code and lined up by 6:15. Information about dress code was explained in the meeting. Additional details about dress code can be found in the senior letter that mailed home in April and emailed to all seniors. Seniors should wear their cap and gown over their clothes for graduation. At the conclusion of the ceremony, seniors will need to see their homeroom teacher to get their diploma. 
 
 
 

2017 PHS Who’s Who Results

MR & MISS PHS

Richard Patton & Sydni Crain

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL & MOST HANDSOME

Merisa Myrick

Ethan McIntyre

 

BEAUTIES

Samantha Shields

Halee Angelette

Holli Ard

Gabrielle Lewis

Gabrielle Benefield

Payton Hartfield

 

BEAUS

Parker Wells

Nicholas Kirschbaum

Mason Nodurft

Peyton Graham

Canaan Ray

Blaise Breerwood

 

CLASS FAVORITES

Seniors:

Hunter Callahan & Joelle Knezevich

 

Juniors:

Kayla Peters & Austin Bolton

 

Sophomores:

Zakia Jordan & Ross Barnett

 

Freshmen:

Star Newsom & Jordan Bolton

PHS Ladies' Track Qualify for State Championship

The Poplarville High School Ladies Track Team traveled to McComb, MS on Saturday, April 29th to compete in the Class 4A South State Track Meet.

The Relay Team (Mallory Smith, Mollie Brown, Evelyn Kimball, Angela Angulo) placed 2nd in the 4x800 Meter Relay with a time of 11:10.

Janelle Johnson placed 2nd in the 1600 Meter Run and 3rd in the 3200 Meter Run.

Zanaisha Turner placed 2nd in Triple Jump.

Monica Raine placed 2nd in Shot Put.

All of the participants qualified for state.  They will compete at the MHSAA 4A Track and Field State Championship this Saturday, May 6th at Pearl High School.

 

 

 

Smith makes History...AGAIN!

Poplarville High School senior, Turan Smith, is the 2017 Class 4A Powerlifting State Champion for the second year in a row!  He brought home the 2016 title last April for the first time in school history.

The Hornet Powerlifting team sent 2 competitors to Jackson, MS on Friday, April 14th for the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships.  

Turan came in 1st place in the 132 pound weight class.  Roosevelt Rain finished 4th in the 220 pound weight class with his personal best deadlift of 550 pounds.

We are extremely proud of our Hornets!!


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PHS Students Volunteer

The Poplarville High School Cat Pack and TSA, Technical Student Association Members volunteered at the bi-annual Pearl River County SPCA Shot Clinic and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The students assisted the pet owners with their paperwork and pets.  The students who volunteered at the clinic are:  Jade M., Ashley J., Lindsey P., Sadie K., Kayla H., Daniel k., and Josh D.  Ms. Shawn Betbeze is pictured with her puppy and several of the student volunteers.

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Writing Club Junior Wins Honor at Ole Miss

On April 20, 2017, PHS junior Zachary Couvillion attended an invitation-only reception at the University of Mississippi to receive recognition for his placement in the Ole Miss 2017 Writing Competition: Celebration of Imagination.  From more than five-hundred entries throughout the state, Zachary placed second in the contemporary poetry category with his free verse poem "Imagination." In addition to the second place award, Zachary was also honored with a fellowship for his choice of writing camps offered during the summer at Ole Miss.  Congratulations, Zachary!

PHS Seniors recently Admitted to MSU

PHS Seniors who have been admitted to Mississippi State met with Adrienne Gannon, MSU recruiter, on Wednesday, April 26. Katilyn Barber and Clayton Martin have confirmed their admission and will be Bulldogs come August. Hail State!

PHS Students Compete in State Science Fair

On Thursday, April 6, PHS students competed at the State Science Fair at Mississippi State University in Starkville. These students earned the chance to compete by winning at the Region 1 Science Fair that was held in February at Southern Miss. They each competed against 20 or more projects in their respective categories. Paige Lee placed 6th in the Medicine and Health category. Zachary Couvillion placed 3rd in the category of Mathematics and Computers. He also received a special award from the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Society.  Logan Santiago received 1st place in the category of Physics and Astronomy. Mary Ruth Pridmore, who also competed, received word that day that she had been accepted into the Mississippi School for Math and Science for next school year. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievements!

 

PHS Cheerleaders Celebrate Earth Day

Members of the PHS Cheerleaders celebrated Earth Day by participating in Keep Poplarville Beautiful on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Keep Poplarville Beautiful was part of the nationwide Great American Cleanup campaign.  The Cheerleaders were proud to participate in this community event.  Show your Hornet Pride by helping to Keep Poplarville Beautiful!

 

PHS Yearbooks on Sale

 
We are having a "Record Year" at Poplarville High School!  The PHS 2016-2017 yearbook is on sale until May 18th, 2017!
 
Prices:
Hardcover- $45.00
Softcover- $35.00
 
Order forms are available in the front office or room 402!
 
 

PHS students Jessica Smith and Janelle Johnson take first and second place in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in their entered categories!

Congratulations to Jessica Smith who placed first in the computer generated category and Janelle Johnson who placed second in the painting category of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition by our congressman Steven Palazzo. A special thanks to all who supported our students by voting for their artworks. We all succeed when we help each other.
 
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The Run by Jessica Smith
 
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Orange Night by Janelle Johnson

PHS Who’s Who Voting 2017

Who’s Who voting began today for Poplarville High School students.  Ballots were sent to each student’s school email.  

Voting will close on Wednesday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m.  The winners will be announced Thursday, April 27th.

 

PHS Band Receives Superior Ratings

The Poplarville High School Band received Superior ratings in Concert and in Sight Reading on April 3, 2017 at the MHSAA/MBA State Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation at Oak Grove High School. Including its successful fall season, the band has rated Superior in Marching, Concert, and Sight Reading along with making its first ever appearance in the MHSAA/MBA Marching Band Championships at Clinton High School.

PHS Senior to USM Freshmen

The University of Southern Mississippi was at Poplarville High School on Tuesday, April 4th to recognize students who have been admitted to the Freshman Class of 2017. There are 13 PHS seniors who have been admitted and received SMTTT (Southern Miss To The Top) shirts to celebrate their admittance.
 
 
 

Johnson, Hart, Pernell and Waller Committ to Play Football at the Next Level

On Wednesday, February 1st four members of the record setting 2016 PHS Football team sign national letters of intent to play football at the next level.  Aritaeus Johnson, Chad Hart, Jesse Pernell and Jammerick Waller helped lead the 2016 Football team to a District Champion Title, a South State Champion Title and a trip to the Class 4A State Championship for the first time in school history.

In order from left to right in the photograph.

Senior cornerback Aritaeus Johnson Jr., the son of Yolanda Moon and Aritaeus Johnson Sr., signed a national letter of intent to play football at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Colin) in Wesson, MS under the direction of Coach Glenn Davis.

Aritaeus, known by his teammates as Frisky or 2 Swavy, leaves Poplarville after playing football for six years with an impressive resume.  He led the state in 2016 with 9 interceptions.  He was the recipient of the Hornet Defensive Back Award.

He was selected for the:

  • 2016 All District MVP Team-Defensive Back

  • 4A All State Defensive First Team

  • All USA MS Football Team

  • All-South MS Standouts

  • Second Team ALL USA

Senior defensive tackle Chad Hart, the son of Lanora Hart and Chadwick McGee, signed a national letter of intent to play football at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS under the direction of Coach David Saunders.

Chad, known by his teammates as Big Nasty, leaves Poplarville after playing football for the past 6 years with a stunning record.  He had a career total of 140 tackles and 9 sacks.  In 2016, Chad recorded 83 total tackles and 6 sacks.  He was the recipient of the Hornets Most Valuable Defensive Player Award.

He was selected for the:

  • 2016 All-District MVP Team- Defensive Lineman

  • Class 4A All-State Defense Second Team

Chad gives God all the glory and stand by the scripture, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” -Philippians 4:13

Senior fullback Jesse Pernell, the son of Cynthia Pernell, signed a national letter of intent to play football at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS under the direction Coach David Saunders.

Jesse, known by his teammates as The Train, leaves Poplarville after playing football for the past 6 years with an admirable legacy.  Jesse finishes his high school career ranked #1 in Poplarville school history in rushing attempts (599), and rushing yards (4,264).  He finished with a total of 51 touchdowns.

Jesse’s 2016 senior year was also his career high with 220 attempts; 1,830 yards; 27 touchdowns; 215 carries; and 3 catches for 82 yards.  He was the recipient of the Hornet’s Most Valuable Offensive Player Award and the 2016 Ironman Award with a new school record of 232 points.

He was selected for the:

  • 2016 All District MVP Team

  • 2016 All District Overall MVP

  • 4A All-State Offense First Team

  • All-South MS Standout

Senior defensive end Jamerrick Waller, the son of Neki Kinney and grandson of Kary Waller, signed a national letter of intent to play football at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS under the direction of Coach David Saunders.

Jamerrick, known by his teammates as The Smash, leaves Poplarville after playing football for the past 6 years with an outstanding achievement.  He had a career total of 155 tackles, 25 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 1 touchdown.  In 2016, Jamerrick recorded 58 total tackles, 35 solo tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.  He was the recipient of the Hornets Defensive Lineman Award and the 2016 Weight Champion with a total of 1,045 pounds, 240 bench, 525 squat, and 280 clean.

He was selected for the:

  • 2016 All District MVP Team- Defensive lineman

  • Class 4A All-State Defense Second Team