Excellence for Every Child



  • From the Principal . . .

    Welcome to Halls Middle School!  I am honored to serve my fourth year as the Principal of Halls Middle School.  I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community and school.  Our desire is to provide your student with an enriching and engaging middle school experience that helps them grow not only academically but socially and emotionally as well.  We want to provide rigorous and engaging instruction in the classroom as well as multiple opportunities for involvement in clubs and activities before and after the school day.  We want each and every student to leave our building prepared for high school and the challenges beyond.

    Our mission: "Serving others--striving for greatness" will take the effort of all administrators, faculty, students, and parents.  Working together we can help ensure all students at Halls Middle experience greatness.  

    You can help your child be successful in school by:

    • Holding him/her accountable for learning, behavior, and school involvement
    • Becoming involved at Halls Middle School
    • Supporting the teachers
    • Celebrating your student(s) success
    • Communicating positively with your student and his/her teacher(s)

    --Jessica Strickland


School Announcements

  • Parent U

    ParentU is an event designed to provide parents the opportunity to attend sessions and learn about relevant and important topics. Parents can choose two sessions to attend; each topic will be covered in both time slots. 

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    5:00-6:00 Fellowship, food trucks, ask questions, purchase yearbooks, visit Book Fair

    6:00-6:40 Session 1

    6:50-7:30 Session 2

    Session Options:

    • Navigating KCS Technology: Aspen/Parent Portal and Canvas
    • How To Help Your Child Become Their Own Educational Advocate
    • Social and Emotional Learning During the Middle School Years
    • Wit and Wisdom: An Overview of the 8th Grade ELA Curriculum
    • Sample Lesson: 6th Grade Science
    • Drug Use In The Middle School Years (adult-only session)
    • Internet and Phone Safety (adults-only session)
    • Sample Lesson: 6th Grade PLE
    • Standards-Based Grading

    We will have a room available for children to play games while parents attend sessions.

    Don’t forget to visit the Book Fair while you are here! 


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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair will be held November 13-22 in the Halls Middle School Library.  Students will attend with their ELA class on their assigned date from 11/13 - 11/22.  Students will be given a ticket to return before school, the morning only, following their class visit to purchase any items they wish to buy.  Students may shop with cash, checks, or eWallet.  We ask that students NOT bring large bags of change to shop with.

    Family Shopping Nights will be held during Parent U on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:00-7:30PM and also during Multicultural Night on Friday, November 22 from 5:30-7:30PM.  This will enable each student the opportunity to shop the fair four times.  Cash, checks, debit/credit cards, and eWallet are accepted at the Family Nights.  We are looking forward to seeing students, parents, grandparents, and siblings for family night at the fair!
    Click on the Bookfair logo below to visit our HMS Bookfair website. You can also make online purchases or safely load your eWallet with money.
    Book Fair

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  • Lifetouch Yearbook Sales

    The 2019-20 Halls Middle School Yearbook is now on sale.  The base cost is still only $35!  Customization options are available on the Lifetouch website. Click the image below to order.  Ordering deadline is December 31, 2019.


    Yearbook ID: 13908620

    Lifetouch ordering website


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  • Halls Middle PTA Amazon Smile

    When you shop at Amazon.com through Amazon Smile, the Halls Middle School PTA will receive a portion of your purchase as a donation from Amazon!  Click the image below to get started:

    Amazon Smile



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  • Grade Level Schedule Times 2019-20

    Click here for the individual grade-level schedule times for 2019-20.


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  • School Supply Lists

    Please click here for school supply lists.


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  • Parent Guide for Online Textbooks

    Click here for the KCS Middle School Parent Guide for online textbooks.


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  • Student Password Resets

    We are in the process of resetting all student active directory passwords.  The new format is uppercase first initial, uppercase last initial, lowercase kcs, followed by the month and day of your child's birthday.  If your student's name was John Smith and their birthday was January 1st, then your student's password would be JSkcs0101.  This password change will affect school computer logons, PLE laptop logons, and Aspen/Canvas access for students.  Family portal and parent observer accounts are not impacted by this change. If you are experiencing difficulty with student logins please email andrew.bennett@knoxschools.org with the subject line "password reset" and the student name and ID# in the message body.  Please be patient as we work through resetting all of these passwords for our students!
    We cannot reset family portal accounts! Parents must contact the Knox County Helpdesk at (865) 594-1830 or helpdesk@knoxschools.org.

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  • Morning Dropoff Procedures

    Parents who choose to drop off their child in the mornings have two options: 1) Drop off your child in the Beaver Dam church back parking lot and have them use the crosswalk, or 2) Enter the morning dropoff loop on the Halls campus.  DO NOT endanger your child or the safety of other children by dropping off your child in the teacher parking lot, the turnaround in front of the school, the middle of the road, or by driving around the traffic cones and sawhorses!  Please follow the car line and the directions of the staff member directing traffic, and drop off your child at the portico area ONLY. Numbered parking spots are individually assigned for faculty and staff parking ONLY! Parents and visitors should use the designated visitor or unmarked parking spots.


    Traffic Loop Effective 9-15-16


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  • Family Portal 

    Please review the Family Portal access information on the KCS district home page, or click here to login to Family Portal.

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