DECA- DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. With chapters in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, Mexico, Germany, and Canada, DECA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes- FCA is an organization open to all middle and high school students with the goal of encouraging athletes and all students in their Christian faith. FCA meets every Wednesday at 7:25 in Mr. Kyle Craighead's room. For the latest event info, students can visit https://facebook.com/mhmfca or https://twitter.com/mhmsfca. The sponsor is Mr. Darrell Duncan.
National Honor Society- The National Honor Society Chapter establishes memberships that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Click here for more information
Math Team- competes once a year- . The math team is comprised of students grades 6 and above. As all competitions are scheduled after Christmas, math team meetings are primarily practice sessions or informational for the first semester. Students are able to participate in competitions only for the math subject they are enrolled in for the current academic year.
GSA - The GSA is a high school only social issues club where students can explore global diversity and human rights. It also provides a safe place for sensitive dialogue about sexuality. The GSA meets every Friday in Mrs. Cothron's room during high school lunch. Students can keep up-to-date with events at https://twitter.com/MHMS_GSA. The sponsor is Mr. Kevin Kelly.
Government Club - Model United Nations and Youth Legislature operate under the Government Club and both are open to all high school students as a club activity. Model UN takes place in the fall and Youth Legislature takes place in the spring. The Nashville YMCA’s Center for Civic Engagement is the orchestrator of these activities. Kim Howard is the sponsor for these organizations. Both activities require research, a resolution or bill, debate, commitment to attend practice sessions and conferences. The Government Club officers that are selected by the students run the practice sessions and oversee most club activities. Students learn leadership skills, organizational skills, public speaking, debate, the function of the UN and our TN state government in a first-hand interactive way.
Science Olympiad- Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest and recognizing outstanding achievement in science. Science Olympiad events are balanced among three broad areas of standards; concepts and knowledge, processes and inquiry skills and application and technology. Throughout the first six months of the school year, students work with qualified individuals to prepare to compete at the regional competition in a one day event in February. Eighteen events take place within the disciplines of biology, physics, earth science, chemistry, computers and technology. Individual teams are made up of one or two students and meet 2-4 times a month with their individual coach. Qualified winners move on to state competitions.
The MHMS Science Olympiad Team is currently open to 15 high school students interested in furthering their academic career in science.
Serteen- are young men and women, ages 11 to 19, who are interested in the world around them and who are motivated to improve their world through Service to mankind. The Serteen program is a great avenue for teens to identify and contribute to community needs. In addition, Serteen involvement also fulfills the community service requirement established by many schools. Click here for more information
Student Council- School Body Officers are elected each year in high school along with a Pillar Liaison. Class officers are elected by the students in each class including a president and vice-president.
Jazz Ensembles - Mr. Clark offers two possible times for students interested in this activity. Beginning Jazz Ensemble meets Wednesday mornings at 7:15, and the Advanced Jazz Ensemble meets Thursday afternoons at 3:15. The Advanced Jazz Ensemble routinely performs jazz ballads, swing standards, rhythm and blues, classic rock arrangements, and other styles associated with this kind of ensemble. Instruments involved are saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and a standard rhythm section (guitar, bass, piano, drum set).
Pep Band - The Pep Band performs at home basketball games to support the varsity teams at MHMS. This group provides an opportunity for any and all instrumentalists to participate in a relaxed, more informal performance experience. Plus, it's just plain fun!
The Talon - Merrol Hyde's official school newspaper services students online at http://readthetalon.com and once a semester through a paper publication. Anyone can lend a hand writing pieces and organizing stories. Meetings are held Wednesday and Friday during high school break. The sponsor is Mrs. Dawn Williamson.
The World Language Club is a club that explores the customs, cultural events, and cuisine of various countries. It is open to students in grades 8-12, and meets on a monthly basis. Activities include, but are not limited to: cooking cultural dishes, listening to guest speakers from other countries, watching foreign films, taking outings to cultural festivals or restaurants, and traveling to foreign countries. For more information on the World Language Club see Jennifer Stocks
News from the Nest - Televised announcements keep students informed daily of the happenings of Merrol Hyde, and any high school student is invited to audition to be a part of the NftN crew at the beginning of each semester. Students do not just have to appear on camera; jobs on the teleprompter and on the camera are needed too. The sponsor is Mrs. Laura Allison.
Merrol Hyde Quiz Bowl Team is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity that uses a buzzer system. The team competes in tournaments in Middle Tennessee and surrounding states. A tournament round includes nto only questions that encompass the high school cdrriculum, such as history, literature, fine arts, math, science, geography, philosophy, religion, but also questions about current events, sports, and pop culture.