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
 

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.