• Halls Middle School Counseling

    Welcome to the HMS School Counseling page! School Counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling. We help support all students in their academic, career, and emotional/social development so that they may learn and live successfully. 
    Why do parents contact the School Counselor?
    -Questions about student schedules 
    -Concerns about student achievement or behavior 
    -Discussing special needs of their child  
    -School orientation
    -Testing interpretation 
    -Community resources  
    -General school information
    -Magnet School information  
    How does a student see the School Counselor?  
    -Stop by the counseling office with permission from a teacher
    -Parent referral
    -Teacher or other staff referral
    -Administrative referral  
    -Referral by a friend  


    2018-2019 Transfer Window - October 2, 2017 - February 20, 2018

    The window for both General and Magnet Transfer will close at 4pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Those wishing to apply for student transfer may do so during the Transfer Window in the following ways:

    1. By applying online  Here

    2. By downloading and printing a pdf transfer application by clicking  Here which you can then submit to the Enrollment Department after completion. 

    3. In person by completing and submitting a transfer request form at the Enrollment Department in the Andrew Johnson Building at 912 S Gay Street.

    Transfer Contact - Brain Hartsell


    Tutoring Available Online
    The Tutor.com subscription is now only available through the Knox County Public Library's website.  The tutors are available 3-10 daily.  http://http://www.knoxlib.org/kid-zone/homework-help
    *Students will need a Knox County Public Library Card.* 
     New App to help prevent suicide: "A Friend Asks"

    Would You Know How to Help a Friend Who is Contemplating Suicide?

    mzl.usofnbso.320x480-75“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!

    The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:

    • warning signs of suicidal ideation
    • how to help a friend
    • how to get help now
    • what to do and what not to do
    • the B1 Program
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    Jessie Thomas

    School Counselor
    6th and 8th Grade
    (865) 922-7494 (Main Office) 

    Phil Tipton 

    School Counselor
    6th and 7th Grade
    (865) 922-7494 (Main Office)