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Merrol Hyde Magnet

    

College Corner @ MHMS

Grades 9-12

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Important Links:

 

Current Scholarships

College Open House and College Representatives

Community Service, Summer 2018 Events and Job Opportunities

 

 

College Corner: Feb. 2018 Edition

Senior Class of 2018

  • 8th Grade Foreign Language gives one high school credit but does not factor into GPA on transcript.
  • Students that are requesting transcripts for scholarships, follow the same procedure with the form and $2.00. Must give Mrs. Dorris a five-day lead. https://tinyurl.com/mhmstranscriptform
  • Seniors get one day each semester to visit a college or have an interview.  The form must be complete prior to the trip and turned into the front office.  https://tinyurl.com/mhmscollegevisitform
  • All TN Scholars applications will be sent home in February.  Students must have 80 hours of documented service hours on file by March 1, 2018.  https://tinyurl.com/mhmsservicehourform
  • TN Scholars information: http://www.tennesseescholars.org/ All seniors must complete an application, an online survey, and have all documentation on file by March 1st.

 

  • College GPS- March 3rd at Station Camp High School from 8am-12pm (very similar to the MHMS college financial aid night in August)
  • TN Scholars Application and Survey- Due March 1st to Mrs. Dorris
    • o Seniors must have 80 community service hours on file by March 1st, have 95% attendance, and never had an out of school suspension.
    • o See community service opportunities on MHM website to catch final hours.
    • o Must have completed all requirements (tennesseescholars.org)

o    Please complete this survey before May 1, 2017 to be entered into a drawing for $100.

o   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJYX6G6, please complete survey

  • TN Promise Mandatory Meeting- April 9 at HHS at 5:30pm
    • o https://tnachieves.org/community-service/submit-cs-hours/ click link to archive your 8 hours.
    • o Don’t forget to save the date to attend the April 9th TN Promise meeting at Hendersonville High School at 5:30, please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in.  (If you don’t attend, you are ineligible for the scholarship)
  • Yearbook Pictures
    • o Send pics to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Top Scholars Dinner- April 16th at Bluegrass Country Club, Scholars TBA
  • AP Exams (See MHMS Calendar) May 7-18
  • Senior Final Exams- May 9th and 10th   
  • Senior Honors Night- May 10th
    • o New Scholarship Total Calculation Game Changer 
    • o Scholarships are calculated in two ways: accepted and scholarships offered.  
    • o We are going to add everything you get offered into the pot.  Please save any communication including:  all offers, emails, financial aid package offers, etc. to turn in to me in April.  
  • Graduation- May 19th  
    • o Graduation DATE has been set for Saturday, May 19th at 7pm. Rehearsal will be on Saturday, May 19th from 9-11am (your senior must attend rehearsal to walk at graduation)
  • FAFSA: There is a checklist of everything you in the TN Promise Green Handbook.  This is mandatory for all seniors who are applying for the TN Promise and students who are planning on using the HOPE money.  It is suggested to apply as early as possible to ensure you get your piece of the pie. 
  • Transcript Reminder
    1. All transcripts (electronic and hard copy) have a $2.00 fee.  Please give Mrs. Dorris five business days to complete before actual deadline.
  • Scholarships
    • o All current scholarships are on MHM website and some are available in hard copy in the school counseling office.
      • All scholarship opportunities are listed by deadline date.
    • Community Service, Job Opportunities, and Summer Experiences
      • o All community service is listed on website.  Upcoming events…Jack Anderson Spring Carnival and Hawk Walk and Run
    • College Open Houses for Spring 2018
      • o All college open house events and College Fairs for Spring 2018 and a full listing of current college representatives.
      • New Crisis Text Line- The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN)and Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7 text-messaging support line for people in crisis, recently announced the launch of a partnership bringing crisis support to anyone in the state. People in Tennessee can text “TN” to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor.   Crisis Text Line provides access to a trained crisis counselor who can provide immediate support and referrals not just for suicidal thoughts, but also for anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking, and beyond. Non-emergency information about suicide and other crisis resources are available on the TSPN website.
      • Sumner Teen Center- is available and FREE to all middle and high school students and offer a safe place for recreation as well as a place to learn life and social skills in Gallatin. They have Driver's Education, cooking, arts and crafts, music, and leadership classes.

           

Important Spring 2018 Dates

*Specific subject area testing schedule will come at a later date.

 

Feb. 13 and 15: High School CONNECT and High School Online Course Requests

Feb. 20: Parent/Teacher Conference

Feb. 23: University of Alabama: Huntsville at Lunch

Feb. 26: NHS Blood Drive from 2-6pm

March 6:  8th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30 pm

March 7-11: Seniors to Tremont and DECA

March 12-16: 8th Grade to Washington D.C. and 9th/10th to NYC

March 13/14: CONNECT

March 20: ACT for 11th Grade

March 23-30: Spring Break

April 9: Mandatory TN Promise Meeting at HHS

April 11/12: CONNECT

April 13: Prom

April 16: Top Scholars Banquet

April 16-20th: Subpart 1 TCAP/EOC Grades 3-11

April 21: Hawk Walk and Run

April 23-May 4th: Subpart 1-4 all TCAP/EOC Grades 3-11

April 28: Hawk Rock and Roll

May 7-18: AP Exams*

May 9/10: Senior Final Exams

May 10: Senior Honors Night

May 11: Senior Picnic

May 19:  Graduation Practice @9am, Graduation @ 7pm

May 21: Middle and HS Awards

May 21-23: MS/HS Final Exams

 

AP Tests:

 

May 7: AP Chemistry, 8am

May 8: AP Spanish, 8am

May 9: AP Literature, 8am

May 11: AP U.S. History, 8am

May 14: AP Biology, 8am

May 15: AP Calculus, 8am

May 16: AP Language, 8am

May 17: AP Stats, 12pm

May 18: AP Human Geo, 8am, AP Euro History, 12pm

 

Any questions, please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elizabeth "Beth" Dorris, MHMS School Counselor, 615-264-6543    

 

 

 

 

   

 

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new office

 

 

 

 

NEW CRISIS TEXT LINE
New Crisis Text Line for Students The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) and Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7 text-messaging support line for people in crisis, recently announced the launch of a partnership bringing crisis support to anyone in the state. People in Tennessee can text “TN” to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor.   Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth and young adults ages 15-24 in Tennessee and for the United States at large. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, there were 945 recorded suicide deaths in our state in 2014. Many teens and young adults use their phones for texting instead of talking, so the Crisis Text Line offers an alternative means of contact for people who might not reach out for help otherwise.   Crisis Text Line provides access to a trained crisis counselor who can provide immediate support and referrals not just for suicidal thoughts, but also for anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking, and beyond. More information about the Crisis Text Line is available via their website. Non-emergency information about suicide and other crisis resources are available on the TSPN website
ACT Prep Course:
Ms. Ryckeley offers ACT classes for $450.  The classes are held four Sundays before an ACT testing date.  Your student can take the classes as many times as they would like after the one-time fee is paid.  Ms. Ryckeley would like to know who is interested in attending so she has the correct number of books available on the first class day and welcomes any questions you may have.  
The students bring their check (made out to College Prep Coach), their calculator, and a pencil.
The classes for the October test are September 28, October 5, October 12, and October 19 from 2-4 at her home.
Students may return to her classes to refresh and practice for future tests for free. Students sometimes take the ACT 2 or 3 times.

 Cheryl Ryckeley -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Rock 8th Grade Presentation

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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.