Medconnect Club is a student led organization for high school students who are interested in the medical field. Once a month, a speaker comes to talk about their career in the medical field. Occassionally, members may take a field trip or have a medical professional bring in a key element related to their profession, such as an ambulance. This club meets in Mr. Koster's room.
Grades 11 & 12
The National Honor Society Chapter establishes membership based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These criteria for selection are from the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. In order to be considered for National Honor Society membership, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 as a Junior or 3.8 as a Senior. Once a student meets scholastic requirements, a faculty evaluation is completed to determine if the candidate meets the requirements of leadership, service, and character. The Faculty Council will review the faculty evaluations to determine which candidates are invited into membership. An induction ceremony will take place in the Fall of each school year. All students must complete 15 hours of community service each year with five hours completed by December. For additional information, please contact Mrs. Kathy Fottrell.
Sponsor: Kathy Fottrell
Grades 7 and 8
The NJHS recognizes students for their academic achievements, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. To be recognized for academic achievement a student must have attended Merrol Hyde for a minimum of one full year and maintain a grade point average of 3.75 beginning first semester of 6th grade or his/her first semester of attendance at Merrol Hyde.
Sponsor: Mrs. Skeith
Upon entering high school at Merrol Hyde, students are inducted into one of four groups called pillars. Panhellenic Council is a group of elected students, composed of pillar captains and executives, that spread pillar spirit and are responsible for events such as field day and Greek week, a week of games and dress up days. These competitions grant the winning pillars points that eventually determine the winner of the Panhellenic Cup. The winning pillar then gets to go on a special pillar field trip at the end of the school year.
The Pep Band performs at home basketball gams to support the varsity teams at MHMS. Pep Band is open to all 7-12 grade musicians. Please contact Mrs. Vendl for more information.
Merrol Hyde Quiz Bowl Team is a competitive, interscholastic activity that tests students' academic knowledge. Our students compete in tournaments in Middle Tennessee and surrounding states. Questions encompass the major areas of the curriculum and extend into current events, sports, and popular culture. Our middle school faculty sponsor is Andrea Morgan, and our high school faculty sponsor is Will Hester.
The Merrol Hyde Magnet School Robotics team is an entirely student based organization that focuses on competing in one main competition per year. Our task is given to us at Allen Arena sometime in August, and we are given materials and six weeks' time to build and program a robot. The competition does not consist of only the robot, however, it also includes certain marketing aspects, such as an expo booth and an oral presentation. The team won the national championship in 2021.
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Student Council is a group of students elected by their peers to address issues of concern and organize school-wide events and activities. Student Council leads events such as Fall Ball, Merrol Hyde's Got Talent, Homecoming and numerous other activities throughout the year.
BY: MORGAN DEAKINS
Since 2006, The Talon has provided students with amazing up-to-date news and school info free of charge. Since the 2013 redesign The Talon has rededicated itself to bring high-quality information and opinion pieces for the well-informed reader in an assortment of mediums. Published physically once a semester and daily with many online posts, The Talon has never been more accessible to students.
If you want the latest news, the Talon is the place to get it. Around 5-15 people are on the staff of The Talon. Some positions that they have are Editor-in-Chief, Copy Editor, Photographers, Social Media Manager, Quotes-In-The-Corridors Master, and Physical Copy Designer. Some future plans for The Talon is to be completely online. They will still do advertising in the online version of The Talon. There was a worry that The Talon wouldn’t be read as much as it would if it was given to the people, but they came up with a solution and that was to use social media. They will use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and posters. David McCoy is wanting to take this one step further though and is trying to create an app as his senior project. A reason to go online with The Talon is that anyone can read The Talon anytime they want at all hours of the day. They are also able to read previous copies of The Talon since they are archived.