Articles 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
 

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

2 Powerlifting Finalists Advance to the State Championship

The PHS Powerlifting Team’s 7 finalists of the 2017 Regional Powerlifting Meet competed in the South State Championship on Saturday, March 18th at South Pike High School.  Two finalists from Poplarville earned a spot in the Class 4A Powerlifting State Championship which will be Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th in Jackson, Mississippi.

Turan Smith, a 131.4 pound senior, came in 2nd place in his weight class 132.

Roosevelt Raine, a 206.4 junior, came in 3rd place in his weight class 220.

Turan and Roosevelt are 2 out of 6 boys in the state that are competing in each weight class.  We are extremely proud of you both!  Good luck this week!

The PHS Powerlifting Team is coached by Coach Jacob Owen.

 
 
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PHS Choir Receives Superior Ratings

The PHS Choir participated in the William Carey University Music Performance Assessment on April 4th, 2017. The choir received superior ratings in the on stage performance as well as a 97 out if 100 score in sight singing.
 
 
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Class of 2017 Senior Breakfast

The Class of 2017 Senior Breakfast will be held in the PHS cafeteria at 8:00 a.m. the morning of graduation practice on Tuesday, May 16th.

To help make this event successful and memorable, we are looking for parents to help with the food.  If any senior parent would like to cook or donate funds to purchase food, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or              601-795-8424, ext. 5205.   

 

Rustic Romance Prom 2017

The Rustic Romance Prom is Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at The Barn at Bridlewood.  Directions were given out in each gift bag.  If you need a copy of directions you can get one from the front office or the computer lab.  Tickets DO NOT permit entrance to prom, you must have previously registered.

Order of events from Prom night:

  • 8:00 p.m.- Doors Open

  • 9:30 p.m.- Senior Introductions/Walk Begins

  • 10:45 p.m.- Prom Court Announcement

  • 12:00 p.m.- Doors Close


***Coke products will be provided at prom

 

Carter receives Soccer Scholarship from Salem, West Virginia

On Friday, February 24th Austin Carter signed a National Letter of intent to play soccer at Salem International University in Salem, West Virginia.

Austin, the son of Wanda and Dale Carter, has played soccer at Poplarville for the past five years.  He is best known for his position at Goalkeeper.  Austin has also been a key player for the Poplarville Football Program.  

Throughout his career at Poplarville, Austin has set many records and established many achievements.  He was selected for the Max Preps Player of the Week Award twice and the First Team All District Award.  He was the recipient for the Poplarville Coach’s Award.

Statistics from his career at Poplarville: 3424 goalkeeper minutes, average of 1.3 goals against, average of 287 saves with 56 goals against, 19 shutouts, 5.5 saves per game, and 4 penalty kick saves.

Austin shares his excitement, “I want to thank all of my teachers, parents, friends and family for getting me to this moment.”

We are extremely proud of Austin and wish him the best of luck as he begins this next journey in his life.  Go Tigers!!

 

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