Per Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, please be advised that all Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed again tomorrow (Wednesday, October 7, 2015).
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of our Hand and Richland One Families, as well as those across the Columbia area, who have lost their homes and possessions due to the flooding. Our primary concern is the safety of all of our students and staff, and we ask you to stay inside and keep safe. Hand and District administrators will be in touch via email, the phone messenger system, and Remind texts. Many students and teachers have been in contact using Edmodo. Please let us know how your families are doing. Follow the news on television and online for announcements about school closings.
Our Walk to School event originally planned for Wednesday has been postponed.
Stay safe, Hornets, and remember to Love Blue, Live Gold!
Mindfulness on the Mat Overview.pdf
Mindfulness on the Mat
Attention all Hand female students!!!
Have you enjoyed the “Harmony at Hand" experience? Are you interested in learning more about self-reflection? Then you might be just the person we are looking for to try “Mindfulness on the Mat!” Mindfulness on the Mat (MotM) will further assist with relieving stress, building focus, and enhancing self-confidence. Please check out the attached information below and explore the Mindfulness on the Mat link under the "SCHOOL RESOURCES" tab on this homepage. Submit your MotM application to Mr. Seamans by Wednesday, October 7th, as we will begin very soon.
Feeder School Football Night
Hand Middle School invites you to our Feeder School Night on October 14th at 5:30 PM at Memorial Stadium. You are invited to support the Hornets, cheer on HMS, and watch our "Halftime Field Walk" where we will recognize all students from A.C. Moore, Meadowfield, Rosewood, and South Kilbourne. Admission is $3 for adults/$2 for students. #LoveBlueLiveGold!
National Junior Honors Society Installation is
Thursday, October 1st from 9:00-10:00 AM
in the Hand MS Auditorium!
DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (DLE) LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2015. MORE DLE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE "PARENT RESOURCES" LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS HOMEPAGE.
8th Grade Laptops- Tuesday-9/22
7th Grade Laptops- Wednesday-9/23
6th Grade Laptops- Thursday-9/24
Make-Up Day- Friday-9/25
The Hand Media Center will distribute Laptops and provide additional assistance each school day after the initial distribution week.
1st Quarter Interim Reports Were Distributed on 9/18/15! See attached for Parent Portal grade information. Please email your grade level counselor if you need to acquire your password.
ParentPortal Single Sign On.pdf
- Check out the REMIND- Grade Level Text Message Updates link found under Parent Resources at the top of this homepage. Join your child's specific grade level group or join them all so you can stay "in the know" for all Hand Middle School news!
Above: Hand MS Students form an "H" wearing their Love Blue Live Gold shirts. Proceeds were donated to the Dominica School.
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