Today, 5/1/2016
High: 82 Low: 65
Rain showers likely
46% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/2/2016
High: 84 Low: 66
Chance rain showers
33% chance of precipitation.

Daily Announcements

4th Quarter Interim Reports were sent home with students on Thursday, 4/28. Please inquire about these, speak with your student about his/her 4th Quarter goals, and evaluate the steps he/she needs to take to wrap up a great year!

SC READY AND SC PASS 2016
ARE YOU READY? CHECK OUT THE VIDEO LINK BELOW AND THE LINK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS HOMEPAGE TO EXPLORE THE MOST UP TO DATE INFO ON OUR SC READY ASSESSMENT AND SC PASS 2016
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SCReady SCPass Video.mp4

Congratulations Ms.Fitzpatrick, our DLE Educator of the Month! Ms. Fitzpatrick believes in incorporating technology into her 7th grade science class. The usage of technology helps facilitates student-center classroom. She uses Near pod, Blend space, Videos of Readers Theater and Extension of Brain pop videos.



CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. WISE, SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2016-2017 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

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

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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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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.

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, May 2 - Fri, May 6
Rising 6th Grader In-Zone Registration for Proof of Residency
Monday, May 2
PTO meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
~rm 220
open to public
Tuesday, May 3
SIC meeting
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
~room 210
Thursday, May 5
Spring Chorus Concert
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
~Auditorium
Monday, May 9
Foundation
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
meeting

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