Merrol Hyde Magnet School

Beta Club is an honors organization dedicated to serving the community and developing well-rounded leaders.  Over the past three years, we have been involved in food bank projects in Gallatin and Hendersonville, partnered with the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and have developed a continuing "Christmas Angel" project with a local elementary school.  The academic requirement for Beta Club at Merrol Hyde is now a 3.7 cumulative GPA or higher.  Sophomores through Seniors who meet this requirement are eligible to join Beta. 


In Culinary Club, high school students are invited to practice their skills in cooking and baking. With monthly meetings where members share their creations, members are able to develop their culinary skills while having a good time socializing with students of all grades. Come for the food, stay for the food and the people!"


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.

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Not all who wander are lost! The Dungeons and Dragons Club, or D&D, is a student-led group that meets most Friday afternoons, hosting sessions of the popular fantasy role-playing game. D&D Club is open to all students in grades 7-12. The faculty sponsor is Mr. Caldwell.


Heads, Heart, Hands, and Health

4-H is a fun program the 4th and 5th grades get to take part in every year. The four H's stand for head, heart, hands, and health. They’re implemented into every activity and competition that occur about every month-and-a-half. The students also have jobs voted on for each class, such as: president, vice-president, reporter, secretary, record keeper, and activity leader. There is also an opportunity to go to 4-H camp during the summer.

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. Duncan's room. For the latest event info, students can visit or The sponsor is Mr. Darrell Duncan.


Girl Up is a global organization that exists to advocate and encourage women and girls across the world. Our club is only one of many clubs across the globe who are working together to educate girls and boys on the struggles women have in our society, and how to empower women. Raising awareness and opening conversations about gender inequality and struggles faced by young women around the world. This is in no way a “girls only” club, anyone who wants to participate is welcome; inclusivity is key in creating a comfortable and welcoming environment.  For more information, contact Kaelyn Pinkley or Emma Wiggleton. 


Government Club includes Model United Nations and Youth Legislature, which are organizations available to all high school students at MHMS. Model UN meets in the fall and Youth Legislature meets in the spring.

Model United Nations is a club at MHMS, sponsored by the YMCA’s Center for Civic Engagement, that allowing students to become mock delegates for a certain country, (usually not their home country). The students are presented with a social, economic, political or environmental issue and are expected to come up with a reasonable solution to the issue while following the rules and beliefs of the country they are representing. The delegates from each country will debate and hopefully come to a solution that will benefit the country and the region or world. Students competing in the Model UN fall 3 day conference, are expected to research issues, write papers, and compose a formal resolution all while showing allegiance to the country they are representing. Model United Nations helps students build skills such as debate, research, public speaking, and problem solving. Students that participate in Model United Nations are exposed to problems that exist outside of their own country and develop a sense of awareness that will stay with them their whole life.

The Gay-Straight Alliance, or GSA, is a student-led social issues club at Merrol Hyde Magnet School focused on creating a positive and inclusive school culture. GSA provides a space where LGBTQ+ youth and their allies can receive support, discuss current events, socialize, and find community together. The club meets biweekly during high school lunch, and is open to all high school students. The faculty sponsor is Mr. Caldwell.


Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.