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
 

2016 PHS Retirees

Alex Kennedy, Laura Baird, and Keith Broom represented 87 combined years of teaching at their retirement celebration Wednesday, May 18. Mr. Merritt presented each with a plaque and a huge thank you for serving the students of Poplarville School District. Each of you will be missed.
 
 
 

STEM Students Design A Paper Table

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Special Populations Coordinator, Ms. Ann Bosworth, directed the Poplarville High School STEM classes in a challenging engineering activity. The students worked with a partner to design and build a table out of newspaper tubes.  The table had to be at least eight inches tall and strong enough to hold a heavy book. The only materials that students could use were a 12” cardboard square, 8 sheets of newspaper, and masking tape.  To test the design of their table, each group stacked as many engineering textbooks as their table would support.  If the table collapsed, the students then brainstormed, redesigned, rebuilt, and retested their tables.
 
 
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Cat Pack Announces an UN-Mother's Day Sale May 3-14

Please email Ann Bosworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.
 
 
 

Teacher Appreciation At PHS

The faculty at PHS would like to thank those who went out of their way to express their appreciation last week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Members of First Priority spent the week cleaning desks in teacher's classrooms. Monday the PHS Cheerleaders provided a breakfast tray and flavored coffee creamer and TSA4 members gave each faculty member candy and a PHS lanyard. HOSA students spent the morning washing cars for the faculty members who signed up. Wednesday was lunch provided by PTO consisting of Chicken and rice, baked beans, green salad, brownies and bread pudding. Keri Smith brought pepper jelly, cream cheese, and crackers. The Dance Team provided snacks for all and a flower pot for one lucky winner. The Culinary Arts students/FCCLA members cooked and delivered omelets for breakfast, and Mr. Will provided subway sandwiches for lunch on Thursday. Friday's lunch, pulled pork sandwiches,  was provided by the National Guard and Tammy Ladner brought donuts for all.
 
Once again, thank you to everyone for making the week special for our teachers.
 
 
 

Contending for State Championship Ring # 2

Zanaisha Turner, junior at PHS, is no stranger to State Championships. On May 6, 2016, Zanaisha will compete for her second state championship in triple jump. She will also vie to win the championship in long jump. Since she has gone undefeated in the triple jump for three years, her goal is to continue being undefeated until she graduates May 2017. She is the district, regional, and south gold medalist in triple jump. She is also the silver medalist in long jump as well. She is the MVP of the girls track team scoring over 100 points this season. She helped to lead to varsity to girls to a second place finish in district, a third place finish in regionals, and a fourth place finish in South State!!

 

 

 

 

Girls’ Track Team Headed to State

The PHS Girls’ Track team has outshined their opponent the entire 2016 season.  The girls came in 2nd place out of twelve teams in the 7-4A District meet at McComb High School in Early April.


Regionals, which took place April 23rd at Pass Christian High School, brought the girls a 3rd place spot out of 24 teams.  


Saturday, April 30th, the girls traveled back to Pass Christian to compete in the South State Meet.  Out of the 21 teams competing, PHS finished 4th.


The team won a slew of impressive titles at competitions during the month of April:


  • Janelle Johnson- 3200M- 1st in District; 2nd in Regionals and South State

  • Janelle Johnson- 1600M-  2nd in Regionals and South State

  • Tique Henry- Triple Jump- 4th in District, Regionals and South State

  • Kenya Tillman, Jasmine Sharpe, Elizabeth Hughes and Angela Angulo- 4X800- 3rd in District; 4th in Regionals; 4th in South State

  • Zanaisha Turner- Long Jump- 2nd in District and Regionals; 1st in South State

  • Zanaisha Turner, the 7-4A 2015 State Champion in the triple jump, has remained undefeated in this category all season.  She is currently the triple jump champion in District, Regionals, and the South State Championship.  We are looking for Zanaisha to be our back to back State Champion after the state competition this weekend..  



Janelle, Zanaisha, Tique, Elizabeth, Kenya, Jasmine, and Angela will travel to Pearl High School this Friday, May 6th to compete in the Mississippi Track State Championship.  Events begin at 11:30!  Good Luck Hornets!
 
 
 

Lady Hornet Softball Advances to Round 2 State Playoffs

On Thursday, April 28th, the PHS Lady Hornet Softball Team completed the 1st round sweep of Moss Point with an 8-6 win (6-0 win at Moss Point in Game 1).  The Lady Hornets move into the 2nd Round of the MHSAA State Playoffs facing Newton County.  Game 1 will be played Monday, May 2nd, at Newton County at 6:00pm.  Game 2 and 3 (if necessary) will be played at PHS Tuesday, May 3rd, at 5:00pm.
 
 
 

Keep Poplarville Beautiful 2016

On April 23rd, Poplarville hosted the Keep Poplarville Beautiful event in keeping with Earth Day.  Students and community members alike assisted in collecting trash around the city, starting with the city park.  Many TSA4 members volunteered as well as other students in Mrs. Merritt’s and Ms. Baxter’s classes.  After arriving early in the morning and picking up bags from the park, students travelled about the city cleaning up designated areas.  Door prizes, including free haircut certificates from local salons, were randomly awarded, and some of the students won.  As the students finished collecting, they returned to the park and turned in their bags, loaded with litter.  They unanimously agreed that it was an exceedingly positive experience and that it was a joy to give back to their community. Article By: Eadie Keenan