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.
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:
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.
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!"
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.
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 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.
The MHMS Jazz Band rehearses every Thursday 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 Mr. Mudd for more information.
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.