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    A Message from Dr. Patrice T. Green, principal
    Dear Hand Families and Students:

    We are excited to welcome our rising 6th graders, our 7th and 8th graders, and notably our newly registered students to Hand Middle School (HMS) – HOME OF THE HORNETS. Our administrators, teachers, staff, and the entire Hand family anxiously await your arrival.

    Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic all our lives will forever be changed. And the words flexibility, grace and understanding will forever be etched in our hearts, our minds, and in our spirits. Truly, it is our way of thriving, and the essence of our love for leading, for teaching, and for learning as we recommit to serving every child, every day in a “safe, secure, and positive learning environment,” where excellence in education is provided.

    As we serve every child, every day our Mission is “to empower all students for greater academic and social engagement; value their journey toward high school, college, and career readiness; achieve their potential, fulfill their dreams, live life to the fullest, continue lifelong learning; and provide exceptional service to make life better for themselves, their communities, and all humankind.” So, we will thrive and continue valuing objectives of the “Five A’s” in: academics, arts, athletics, attendance, and attitude, altogether with purpose.

    Thank you for choosing to be a part of this awesome journey with us. We look forward to serving you every day. Again, welcome to HMS, where we honor the past, serve in the present, to prepare our students for the future.


    Patrice T. Green, Principal

    Hand Middle School


     Healthy Schools
     Hand received the Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Award 2020!
    Congratulations to Hand Middle School for being named to the national 2020 list of America's Healthiest Schools for promoting quality nutrition, regular physical activity and strong wellness policies.
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    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.