Merrol Hyde Magnet School

The MHMS Jazz Band rehearses every Tuesday morning at 7:15. Jazz band is open to all instruments grades 7-12. The Jazz Band performs two concerts a year. Jazz Band members will preform jazz ballads, swing standards, classic rock arrangements, and will learn the basics of improvisation. Please contact Mrs. Vendl for more information.


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 during lunch and hawk time in Mrs. Lewis's room on specified meeting days. 

For more information, contact Abbie Marshall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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, 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.


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 December, 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.

 For more information, contact Mike Marsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.  


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.