Today, 8/31/2015
High: 85 Low: 70
Chance rain showers
90% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/1/2015
High: 90 Low: 71
Chance thunderstorms
27% chance of precipitation.

Daily Announcements

CHEERLEADING BBQ FUNDRAISER
Thursday, September 10-Open House & BBQ-6:00-7:30.  Help our cheerleaders raise money by purchasing tickets to the BBQ which will be served from 7:15-8:15.  BBQ is provided by Yesterday’s & includes a sandwich, chips & slaw.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from a cheerleader, Ms. Helms, Ms. Goins or the main office.  Cash is preferred.


THE FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL 2015 GAME SCHEDULES HAVE ARRIVED!!! SEE BELOW AND CHECK OUT OUR HAND ATHLETICS PAGE UNDER SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HAND ATHLETICS.
2015 Football and Volleyball Schedules.doc
DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (DLE) INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE  "PARENT RESOURCES" LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS HOMEPAGE

FALL SCHOOL PICTURES WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY ON SEPTEMBER 18th! MORE INFORMATION TO COME...

Attention All Hand MS Girls: Check out the "Heart and Sole" link found under "School Activities" at the top of this homepage! Heart & Sole is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level. The season concludes with the Girls on the Run 5k, a fun event celebrating team accomplishment.

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!

The 8th Grade History Department is excited to present a wonderful educational opportunity for the 8th grade!  On Wed., October 21, 2015, we are traveling to Williamsburg, Virginia.  We will return to Columbia, Fri., October 23, 2015. Slots are first come first serve, and all available trip information can be found under the "8th Grade Williamsburg Trip" link on the left hand side of this homepage.


2015-2016 School Supply Lists 
DLE Insurance update: $30 for insurance

6th Grade

7th Grade
                
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Richland One Mission Statement

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


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

What's Happening at Hand?


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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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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.

 

 


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.

BELIEFS

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, Aug 24 - Fri, Sep 4
BBQ Fundraiser
$10 ticket
Thu, Aug 20 - Thu, Sep 3
PTO
fundraiser
Monday, August 31
BLUE
week
Monday, September 7
GOLD
week
Labor Day
School Holiday

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.
 
Sincerely,
Jody Davidson