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Daily Announcements

From June 6-July 29, Richland One schools and administrative buildings will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All buildings will be closed on Fridays. Richland One will resume its regular schedules on Monday, August 1. Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications at 231-7504 or 231-7510.

Check out our "Summer 2016" link on the left side of this homepage to stay in the know for all Hand news this summer!

Starting 6th Grade in August 2016? Check out the 6th Grade Academy (6GA) link on the left side of this home page under "6th Grader 2016-2017 Information." Register for Camp Hornet, our Hand MS experience for all 6th graders, by completing our Camp Hornet E-Registration Form


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  



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.


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

Thursday, August 4
Camp Hornet
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- All Rising 6th graders
Camp Hornet E-Registration Form
Camp Hornet "Ice Cream Social"
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
- All rising 6th graders and parents/guardians
Monday, August 8
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 10
Camp Hand Day 3
Monday, August 15
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

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
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