• 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 support all students in their academic, career, and emotional/social development so that they may learn and live successfully. Our school counseling program is built to help all students develop and reach their maximum unique potential. Our school recognizes the importance of working closely with families. Please reach out to us whenever you have a question or concern. 
     
    Why do parents contact the School Counselor?
     
    -Questions about student schedules/class placement
    -Concerns about student achievement or behavior 
    -Discussing special needs of their child  
    -School orientation
    -Testing interpretation 
    -Community resources  
    -Family concerns
    -Magnet School information  
     
    How does a student see the School Counselor?  
     
    -Stop by the counseling office with permission from a teacher
    -Parent referral - complete form
    -Teacher or other staff referral - complete form 
    -Administrative referral  
    -Referral by friend  
     
      
    Transfer Announcement 
     
    Those wishing to apply for a transfer may do so during the following transfer window -
    October 1 through February 19th. 
     
     
     
     ~Schedule Changes~
     
     
    Please complete the following forms/form and return to your child's grade level administrator.
     
    Course Level Change Request  - changing levels (from standard to Honors)
     
     
    Class Change Form - class change 
     
     
     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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    Madison Trent

    School Counselor A-K
    (865) 922-7494 (Main Office) 
    madison.trent@knoxschools.org 
     
     

    Jessie Thomas 

    School Counselor L-Z 
    (865) 922-7494 (Main Office)
    jessie.thomas2@knoxschools.org