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News and Events

District Accreditation Parent Survey

In order to determine how Richland One is meeting its mission, parents are invited to participate in a survey.

To complete the survey, go to


Daily Announcements

Hand Foundation Gala - Friday April 25, 2014 from 7pm until 10pm


  April 28 - May 2, 2014

Support the Hand

Butterfly Garden!

During teacher appreciation week you can honor the teachers who have made a positive difference in your child’s

Hand Middle School experience and

benefit the Hand Butterfly Garden

by making a donation in their honor.

We are collecting student pictures for the 8th grade day slide show.

We would like one baby picture and one current picture per student. Pictures can be emailed to in jpeg format only or brought to school and given to the first period teacher. 

Questions?  Please call the school at 343-2947

What's Happening at Hand?


Above:  Hand MS Students form an "H" wearing their Love Blue Live Gold shirts.  Proceeds were donated to the Dominica School.

Check out our new video display wall at Hand Middle!!!  Click here for more information.

Follow us on Twitter!!/HandMiddleSC 

Text      Follow HandMiddleSC to 40404

Get Echalk on your Mobile Device!!!!


  Welcome to Hand Middle School  



Welcome to Hand Middle School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and recipient of the Carolina First Palmetto's Finest Award! Be sure to check out our calendar for information on upcoming events.

Please be sure to check online grades by clicking on the link. Your POP-UP Blocker must be set to allow pop-ups from this website.
If you have any questions, please call (803) 343-2947.



Online Grade information is now available!  Please click here for the link.  If you need your password, please contact your child's guidance counselor.

Special Thanks to our PTO Sponsors for this year!!

Bronze -

1.  Moore, Taylor and Thomas

Gold -

1.  Law Offices of Alex Postic
2.  Home Advantage Realty
3.  Willm Consruction
4.  The ART of Real Estate

Hand Middle School Mission Statement


We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.


We believe...

-each member of the school community must strive for excellence.
-each student must be challenged and given the tools needed to learn and achieve.
-each student is provided with a safe and supportive learning environment.
- the fine arts are a common thread for enriching the lives of all students by   promoting creativity and high standards.
- the school functions as a community center and bridge between the diverse neighborhoods represented by our students.
- each member has a responsibility to the school community.
- open communication is necessary for a learning community to succeed.
- technology is a critical component in preparing students for life.
-each student will receive instruction in life skills to better their quality of life

Upcoming Events

Mon, Mar 24 - Mon, Apr 28
Thursday, April 24
8th grd Drama
Artist of Month
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Track Championship
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
~7th/8th grade

From the Principal

     Richland County School District One, including Hand Middle School, is engaged in continuous reflection to ensure that your child has the best learning experience in our districts schools. As a very important stakeholder, you can provide valuable insight and information through an online survey about your childs experience at Hand Middle School.
     The results from the survey will help us understand our areas of strength and effectiveness. We will also develop improvement strategies based on the survey results. The important parent/guardian survey link is located on the Richland County School District One website, and the Hand Middle School website, . If you would like to use a school computer, the computer lab is available for parent surveys from 8:00 until 8:45 each morning. Please come to the main office during that time. We are glad to help you access a computer for the survey.
Dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide and as a component of our accreditation, AdvancED includes this survey as an essential part of our school accreditation review. The high quality AdvancED standards represent the exemplary education which we desire for your child at Hand Middle School. Your cooperation and support in completing the survey are greatly appreciated.

     The district and school visits by the accreditation team will begin on November 9, 2014. We are looking forward to sharing the many unique and extraordinary aspects of Hand beginning with our students and faculty. Thank you for sharing your student with Hand. If I can ever assist you in your journey through Hand, please let me know.

     How do our families discover more about Hand?  Hand Happenings is a weekly email sent by Debbie Wood, our school secretary, to family members.  The email list is generated from our addresses listed in PowerSchool.  If you are not getting this important email, please email the school at 
We hope to see you soon at our many school events.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family at Hand Middle School.  Please let me know if I can ever help you.