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    Welcome to School Year 2022-2023!

    Hopefully, your summer provided a much-needed break, and even though life continues to be busy for our faculty, staff and administrators, we are very excited to welcome your return.

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to Hand, where we work together to transform lives through education and socialization, and to empower all our students to achieve their fullest potential and dreams.

                             Our Aim is to Restart Strong and S.O.A.R.          

    Surpass Expectations for Teaching and Learning

      Organize Innovative Learning Experiences

    Achieve Academic Success

                       Respect Self and Others

    Hand is committed to the joy and passion of teaching and learning, where we engage our students in developing World Class Skills, with particular emphasis on Critical thinking and problem solving; and our Vision and Mission Statements that outline our school’s values and objectives.

    Hand's Vision: To help all students reach high levels of achievement in a safe, secure, and positive learning environment.  

    Hand's Mission: To empower all students for greater academic and social engagement while on their journey of readiness toward high school, college, and career; and to provide exceptional service to help make life better for themselves, their families, communities, and all human kind.

    Hand's Mantra: One Hand, One Voice, serving every child, every day.  

    We as a collective whole believe in our vision and mission to ensure success of all students. On behalf of all our faculty, staff, and administrative team we welcome you to Hand Middle School, where we honor the past, serve in the present, to prepare our students for the future. 

    “Together, our students thrive!”

    Dr. Patrice T. Green, EdD, Principal 

    Welcome to our new adventure in Language Immersion!

    It is official! Hand was nominated, and the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously
    for Hand Middle School to provide a new Language immersion program to rising
    6th grade students beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. The goal of immersion is to
    provide learning experiences in two languages so that our students develop proficiency
    both academically and linguistically. 

    Solar Panels at Hand MS

    R1 applied for the Dominion Electric Innovative Net Metering program.
    As a result, Hand along with fourteen other schools
    across the district will have solar panels installed.  Hand will also receive parking canopies.
    This is a very extensive process, so we thank you for your understanding with our progress!

    2022-2023 New Staff Members


    Upcoming Events

    Theatre and Dance Auditions

    Theatre Auditions
    WHEN: Thursday, August 18, During each grade level's related art class
    WHERE: Hand Auditorium
    Nothing is needed to prepare for auditions.
    Dance Auditions
    WHEN: Friday, August 19, during each grade level's related art class
    WHERE: Hand Auditorium
    Students should come to school dressed to dance.

    Athletic Events

      vball      football

  • Notice of Non-Discrimination

    Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.