• Halls High Yearbook
     Halls High School
    2020 Yearbook Staff
     
                                                                                                                                                            
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    The yearbook at Halls  High School is created by the Yearbook/Journalism class which meets during school, Monday through Friday. The students are chosen through a process of application and teacher recommendation. Students may apply during their sophomore year and will be on staff during their junior and senior years.

  • Parents and Students:

    The day you have been waiting for, the yearbook order center for Halls High School, is open.  You can order online at yearbookordercenter.com with our school number 1673.  You also may send cash, check, or money order to Mrs. Polston in room 139 at the high school.  Checks should be made out to Halls High School with your student’s name and grade on the check. 

    We have a discounted price of $65.00 until October 31 at midnight.  On November 1, the price increases to $70.00.  In December, the price increase to $75.  In January, the price increase to $80.  After January 31 no yearbooks can be ordered, so please order before the deadline. 

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  • Dear Parents and Students,

    I know that attending school has been a little different this year.   We have attempted several times to schedule school pictures just to be placed on hold due to Covid-19.  I have not forgotten the importance of capturing the special moments in your student’s lives.  So here is my optimistic attitude, I am going to schedule pictures.  Below you will find our new schedule for pictures:

    Freshmen-October 19

    Freshmen VIRTUAL-October 19 4-5:30

    Junior RETAKES—October 20  

    Junior VIRTUAL-October 20, 4-5:30

    Sophomore RETAKES-October 21

    Sophomore VIRTUAL-October 21 4-4:40

    Senior VIRTUAL—October 27, 4-5:45

    Senior RETAKES-October 28

    Regardless of the grade or date, each student has an appointment time.  It is important that the student be on time, keep that appointment, and wear a mask.  I have scheduled every minute to try to include students that has not had his/her picture taken, National Honor Society seniors that need a retake, and students that are virtual learning.  Students will show up in the commons at their appointment time, have their picture taken and return to class.  For the underclassmen, this should be accomplish in a few minutes.  For seniors, the tuxedo, drape, and cap/gown will take a little longer.

    My biggest fear now is communication and getting the word out to everyone.   I will be sending out team messages, phone messages, and text messages.  I will post on the yearbook website.  Due to confidently laws, I cannot post appointment time online.  For more information students may use the following methods: 

    1. Virtual students can email me at trina.polston@knoxschools.org to get appointment time.
    2. Face to Face students can check the schedule on the wall by the main office, wall by room 139, the wall by college and career room and the bulletin board in the business hallway.   

    Students need to look their grade, name, and appointment time.  My suggestion is have them place that information in their phone.  If your student’s name is not on the list, please email me immediately. 

    Lifetouch is our photography studio.  The photographers and yearbook staff will be following safety protocols:

    • PPE: Photographers will be required to wear a mask and carry essential sanitization items with them at all times.
    • Sanitization: Props, surfaces, and equipment will be disinfected throughout the day.
    • Social Distancing: Employees will follow new posing and social distancing requirements to ensure a safe and comfortable picture day.
    • Safety Training: Lifetouch employees are required to complete enhanced safety and cleaning protocol training.

     

    This has been a difficult task; however, if we work together, I think we can accomplish this goal.  I hope together, we can try to add some “normalcy” to our ever-changing lives.  Of course, I can answer any questions you may have.  The best way to reach me is through email at trina.polston@knoxschools.org

     

    Sincerely,

    Trina Polston, Yearbook Sponsor

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  • ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021

    The deadline to submit a Senior Quote is October 7

    Senior Quotes are free. Senior quotes are a privilege. As such you must follow the written guidelines on the form for your quote to be published. All quotes are subject to review by the school administration. Quotes that do not follow the written guidelines on the form will be rejected and will be excluded from the yearbook.

    YOU MAY COMPLETE THE SENIOR QUOTE FORM ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AFTER READING THE GUIDELINES AND FAQ.

    All Quotes need to follow the Guidelines below.

    Failure to follow guidelines will result in the exclusion of your quote.

     

    GUIDELINES:

    • All quotes must be limited to 140 characters/spaces total. Yes, spaces between words count and need to be included.
    • NO profanity. NO acronyms. NO gang-affiliated words or phrases. NO drug or alcohol references.
    • NO derogatory comments about other students or staff members.
    • NO shout-outs to or about other students or teachers. This rule is in place because of the potential of a quote offending the person it references. We do not have the time to check and keep records of who does and does not approve of being mentioned in another student’s quote.
    • Your quote must be in standard English.
    • NO abbreviations. NO "creative" spelling. No Emoji
    • NO weblinks NO TV Show / Movie timestamps
    • NO questionable/inappropriate content. No sexually explicit content.
    • All quotes are subject to review by administration and the yearbook staff. Failure to follow guidelines will result in the exclusion of your quote.
    • If you aren’t sure whether or not your quote will pass this review or if you have a question, You may ask us a question BEFORE October 7 2020. (Submit your questions to Mrs. Polston or Mrs. Housewright
    • Due to the volume of students questions WILL NOT be answered on October 7. Over 150 seniors turn in Senior quotes. Nearly all of those students wait until the very last day to turn in their quote and nearly all of those students have a question because they did not take the time to read these guidelines!!!
    • Examples of quotes that will be rejected: “FRENDS4EVAWEWILLB2GETHA" “To all my G Homie Dawg Funkers in the House, Westside ‘til I die!" “I luv you alot." “Establish chaos--evil will triumph. Kill the conscience!"
    • You do not need to add quotations. So many students do not include them in their 65 characters anyway. We will add them if you do not.
    • It is required that you cite your quote.

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):

    Q: Is this a good quote?

    A: No. (Just kidding). But really though, don’t ask if we like it or not...Unless you have read the guidelines. ;) We really do care about your quote, but we are just out numbered. There are over 700 seniors that submit quotes. Many of the people with questions really just need to read the guidelines and FAQ.

    Q: What should I put as my quote?

    A: That is for you to think about. You have had your entire high school career to think about it.

    Q: Do you have to turn in your quote at the very last minute?

    A: No, you can actually turn it in early. We would really appreciate it if you did.

    Q: Is it okay if I say something bad in my quote?

    A: This is going to be printed in a book that people hang on to their entire life. Years from now, is that really how you want to be remembered? Also, administration reviews all quotes before they are selected to be included in the yearbook. Quotes with questionable content will be rejected.

    Q: When/How will I know if my quote was approved?

    A: We intend to review every quote after October 2. We will try to notify you if your quote was rejected. It can take us at least two weeks to return quotes rejected by yearbook staff members. All the quotes approved by staff are later read by school administration. Administration can choose to reject a quote without notice at any time.

    Q: I forgot what I put as my quote. Could you tell me?

    A: Sorry, we just don’t have time to take this request. We would post every quote online for you to look up but we believe it adds interest to the book to keep all the quotes secret until the book arrives…even from you.

    Q: I submitted more than one quote by completing the form more than once. Which quote will you print?

    A: We will print the most recent quote that was submitted by October 7.

    Q: Do I have to use quotations?

    A: No, we will include them for you. You can quote us on that.

    Q: Can I have one more space for one more letter?

    A: Sorry. In order for your name and quote to fit nicely under your picture, we have set a character limit.

    Q: Do I have to use spaces between words?

    A: Yourteachershaveworkedhard tomakeyouallbetterwriters. Wetakepridein qualitywritingatGranada. So, yeah...spaces between words are mandatory.

    Q: When is the last day to turn in late quotes?

    A: OCTOBER 7, 2020

    Q: Can I change my quote?

    A: You may submit a new quote on or before October 7, 2020. We will use the latest quote you have submitted.

    Q: Do I have to write the whole word or can I just abbreviate?

    A: You have to use complete words.

    Q: Can’t we just make shout-outs to our friends? Please, we are best friends.

    A: You can sign each other’s yearbook once they are distributed. However, unfortunately, we can’t accept quotes that reference other people on campus. This has been our policy for a long time. All it takes is for one bully to say something that upsets another student for things to go wrong. We are not keeping a record of who approves of being mentioned in a shout out by another particular student and we do not have time to inquire who does or does not want to be mentioned in another student's shout out. After training we have about 90 school days to produce a 300+ page book, we meet for 1 hour a day. When we say we don’t have time, it is not to be rude. It is just that we actually do not have time.

     Q: Can I use emoji in my quote?

    A: No. emoji are too informal and would distract from all of your beautiful faces.

    The senior quote is a formal quote next to your formal portrait. It is just not the time or place for emoji, sorry.

    Q: Can I use a weblink as my quote?

    A: No. A link does not sound offensive but what can potentially be put on a webpage could be.

    Q: Can I tell people about my fundraiser in my quote?

    A: No. Granada has a process for approving fundraising activities on campus and the yearbook is not a venue for personal fundraising.

    Q: Can I direct people to a timestamp to a TV show or movie in my quote?

    A: No. We just do not have the time or the access to check what you are trying to reference in such a quote.

    Q: Can I say something that is sexually explicit in my quote?

    A: No!

    Q: Can I say something that offensive and may upset other people on campus?

    A: No. The yearbook is for everybody. Why would we bother to print something that could offend people?

    Q: Can I express my disapproval of the school or people on campus?

    A: No. The yearbook is just not the place for that, and you are hopefully about to graduate. Maybe it is time to move on.

    Note:  You must be signed into your school google account to complete the forms.  Use your school email to complete form.

    2021 SENIOR QUOTE FORM

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    Contact Information

    Trina Polston
    Halls High School
    4321 Emory Road
    Knoxville, TN 37938
    (865) 925-7744
    trina.polston@knoxschools.org

    Photography Company

    Lifetouch Studios
    85-675-6352

    Yearbook Company

    Herff Jones
    2525 Midpoint Drive
    Edwardsville, KS 66111
    (800) 255-6287 phone
    (913) 441-6729 fax