Merrol Hyde Magnet

To keep up to date with PTO & many other school events, join our Facebook page "Mhms Pto"

The mission of the MHMS Parent Teacher Organization is to build a strong sense of community and a strong foundation of support to the students, faculty, administration and families at MHMS. The PTO will provide a mechanism where everyone can come together to identify the student and teacher resource needs, freely express and exchange ideas, and establish and achieve goals that will enrich our children's educational experience. 

Click this link to see the PTO 2020-2021 Budget

Click this link to see where PTO funds were spent last year: Your PTO funds at work...

Minutes for May 2020 General PTO Meeting from Facebook Live  Final Budget Report will be posted in June.

MHMS parents,
Our PTO has traditionally partnered with families to fund the needs of our school through a $100 donation per student. We use this approach because we do not want to ask our students to participate in fundraisers in which they are required to sell items.  If you are unable to donate all at once, you may do so at a later date or in installments.  If you are able to do so, please consider an incremental donation to help cover another student or family this year.  Thank-you for your support of the MHMS PTO!  

If you would like to make a donation, please send a check to the school office made out to MHMS PTO.

We do participate in a few Passive Fundraisers. Click this link to see details: PASSIVE FUNDRAISER FLYER

Thank you to everyone who participates in any of these programs!  Last school year, we raised $7838 through these passive fundraisers:

.kroger   amazon smile publix  BoxTops Logo Dimensional 700x356

Link your Kroger Plus Card to MHMS!!!!   Log into your Kroger account and go to Community Rewards.  Search participants and select Merrol Hyde Magnet School PTO.  It is that easy!!   (You will need to re-enrol each year online.)


Publix Partners -Simply sign up for a Publix.com account, select our school, then enter your phone number at checkout. A percentage of each eligible transaction is allocated to MHMS PTO.

Save your box tops, count and put in a baggie.  Then turn into your classroom, or a collection bin.  Please make sure they aren't expired.  Put your teacher, or order or pillar on the bag to get credit.   Or, install the Box Tops app on your smart phone & scan receipts to load digital Box Tops. 




The Clothing Closet is by appointment only.  If you want to swap uniforms, you must contact Jennifer Corley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We do not accept clothing with stains or holes.  The closet is availble to switch 2 tops and 2 bottoms at a time.  You cannot switch an entire wardrobe.  We are not accepting any clothing donations at this time.

Click here for places to donate your uniforms.

OR - join the MHMS Uniform Sale & Swap Facebook page to get great deals on used uniforms & sell your items.

PTO hosts a Uniform Consignment Sale twice a year.   Look for flyers or information on Facebook for details.


Current PTO Officers and Board Members

Jennifer Harpole, Co-President

Kari Precopia, Co-President

Rosanne Bushman, Treasurer

Nicole Johnson, VP Elementary

Stephanie Baxter, VP Middle & High School

Kelly Evans, Co-Secretary

Melodie Kirkpatrick,  Co-Secretary

Betsy Morris, Elem. Room Mom Liason

Lisa Blomquist, Hospitality Coordinator      

Crystal Womble, Welcome Committee

Jayne Head, Consignment Sales Coordinator 

Duffy Betterton, Hawk Talk Editor

Betsy Morris, Box Tops Coordinator

Jayne Head, Giving Tree and Kroger & Publix Coordinator

Kat Emery, School Supplies Coordinator

Lili Shukas, Spirit Night Coordinator 

Ashley Oaks, ABC Liason

Kim Griffies, Grounds Committee Chair

Abby Blackburn, Correspondence Coordinator

Jennifer Corley, Clothing Exchange Closet Coordinator



In an effort to reduce "robot & spam" emails, if you need to contact anyone on the board, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be contacted by the appropriate representative.




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.