Daily Announcements

Join us for our 6th and 7th Grade Honors Assemblies on Tuesday, 5/31! 7th Grade will start promptly at 9:00AM and 6th Grade will start promptly at 11:00AM. Space is limited.

All information for rising 6th graders can be found on the 6th Grade Academy link on the left side of this home page under "Rising 6th Graders 2016-2017 Information and Tours."  We can't wait to see all of our new Hornets very soon!

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring Celebration Scavenger Hunt Drawings! Please come by our main office at Hand MS to collect your prize (ID required :))! Thank you to the Hand PTO for the awesome prizes!

Drawing 1: Hand T-shirt and Spirit Cup: Scott and Wendy Taylor
Drawing 2: Hand Desktop organizer and Hand T-shirt: Rachel Vidal
Drawing 3: Hand Tote Bag: Sharon Steele
Drawing 4: Hand Day Bag, Hand T-shirt, and beach toys: Ophilow Hayes
Drawing 5: Hand Day Bag, Hand T-shirt, Spirit Cup, and beach toys: Elizabeth McCravy

Rising 9th & 10th Graders:

The Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy announces an upcoming career day event coming in FALL 2016! This expo-style event will cater to the needs of the student-athlete providing each participant a road map from the recruiting process to their first job!  It will be held in Columbia, SC on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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What's Happening at Hand? (click on the link to find out!)


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

REMIND- 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!

Richland One Mission Statement

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

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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.

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If you have any questions, please call (803) 343-2947.



Special Thanks to our PTO Sponsors for this year!!

Platinum Sponsor
Willm Construction

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
Spirit Day
~6th grade
Tuesday, May 31
Honors Assemblies
6th grade = 11:00 am
7th grade = 9:00 am
Last Day
of School
Friday, June 3

From the Principal

Welcome to Hand Middle School, home of the Hornets! Our goal at Hand Middle School is to educate the whole child by focusing on the 5 As: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Attendance, and Attitude. Our teachers work collaboratively throughout the year to plan engaging lessons that prepare our students to become college and career ready.
We are excited to go one-to-one this year and are preparing to roll out our digital learning environment next month. For only $30, students will get a laptop to use for the school year as well as a laptop sleeve and a backpack to keep.
There are many ways that students, parents, and the community can be involved at Hand Middle School. Check the student information form that was sent home with schedules to make sure all contact information is correct and return to your child's 1st period teacher. Sign up for REMIND texts from the school and your child's teachers. Follow us on Twitter @HandMiddleSC, and see how Hand L.E.A.D.S 1440 at http://handleads.blogspot.com/.
Anyone interested in giving to Hand Middle School can do so by clicking the Donate Now button above. The money raised here and through the PTO fundraiser in August goes right back to the classroom!
Our theme at Hand this year is Love Blue, Live Gold! Members of the Hand Family have school spirit and represent the school with pride while striving to do and be their best. I am proud to lead the students and staff at Hand Middle as the acting principal, and look forward to a wonderful new school year.
Jody Davidson