Richland One parents will learn how they can support the district’s efforts to maintain safe and secure learning environments at two upcoming information sessions. 


    School safety and security procedures, student expectations and accountability, parent involvement, and district support services and interventions will be among the topics covered during the one-hour information sessions. Presenters will include district staff and representatives of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department.


    “Keeping our schools safe and secure is a shared responsibility, and our parents play an important role in reinforcing that message to students, including encouraging them to report anything they see or hear that could pose a threat to safety to an adult.” 


    The dates and locations of the information sessions are listed below. Each session will begin at 6 p.m. Parents may choose the information session date and location most convenient for them. 


    * Tuesday, March 19 – St. Andrews Middle School auditorium, 1231 Bluefield Road, Columbia

    * Monday, March 25 – Lower Richland High School auditorium, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins


    Time will be allotted at each session for questions. District administrators and law enforcement representatives also will be available after the information sessions to talk with parents and address any specific questions or concerns they may have.


    For more information, go to www.richlandone.org or contact the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.

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  • A Message from the Principal  

    Checking the weather report, it looks like we are headed to warmer days ahead. Hopefully, the cold weather is behind us for this season. How I love the warmer weather!! Once we are past the pollen season, spring is one of my favorite seasons, second to summer. Hope that you have caught up on that hour of sleep lost this past weekend!!

    A Cougar shout out to Ms. James-Pinckney and her other staff members for a successful Career Day last Thursday. Our students were exposed to lots and lots of careers. We also thank our parents for coming out to share this special day with us.

    Kudos to our Moms for be a part of another successful Mother/Son dance on last Friday. Thank you to our mothers for being here with your handsome boys. The night was very special for them. Photos should be back soon. We will be sending them home as soon as they are back at school.

    The first day of spring is next Wednesday, March 20th and Friday, March 22nd ends the 3rd 9 weeks of the year. As we adjust to daylight savings time, this is just a reminder that we need our boys and girls here at school and on time. Yes, only 50 days left in this school year! The time has gone by so quickly! However, there is much to learn before we leave for the summer. Please help us remind our students that we are focused on “quality teaching and learning!” We will begin practice testing for state assessments beginning Monday.

    As the weather warms, please monitor your child’s attire. Flip flops are not safe here at school and should not be worn. This creates a major safety hazard and we want all of our boys and girls here at The Park to be safe each day. Many of them have grown since the fall and some of the clothing worn may be outgrown and not appropriate for school.

    Ms. Herod and the yearbook staff have already begun working on this year’s yearbook. The cost is still $20. Don’t forget to order your yearbooks. We are only ordering a limited amount, so be sure to reserve yours now!

    Our PTO is in need of assistance with planning for the spring carnival. Please let us know if you are available to assist by calling our front office and giving your name and number where you can be reached to Ms. Mayes.

    This is an early reminder that Monday, March 25th is a student holiday and teacher workday. Students will not report to school on that day.

    Please come in to volunteer whenever you can, we’d love to have you. You are always welcome!

    We are Hyatt Park and our “Mission is Possible!”


    Dell Brabham, Principal

    Dell N. Brabham, Principal













    Hyatt Park Mission

    We are Hyatt Park and we strive to foster respect, cultivate obedience, inspire academic

    achievement, and promote personal and community responsibility for all of our students.