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    A Message from Dr. Patrice T. Green, principal


    As we continue our educational journey…

    but not before I reassure you, students, parents, supporters, and friends of Hand School Community of Hand’s Vision, as appropriately defined by Richland School District One, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world. (RCSD1 2014-2019 Strategic Plan)

    Also, in RCSD1, We are One Hand, One Voice- Serving Every Child Every Day; Providing High Quality 21st Century Teaching and Learning of the 4C’s-Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. That is our Mission! 

    Accordingly, the goal of every faculty, staff, and member of the administration of Hand Middle School is to encourage every Hornet in grades 6, 7, and 8 to pursue learning with an uncompromising Spirit of Joy, Adventure and Courage, and to Hold Fast to Their Dreams to ultimately reach their full potential and goals.

    So, it is with great pleasure, which together as a family, we embark on our educational journey at Hand, where the essence of every student’s destiny will unfold because of Choices, Challenges, and Content they have mastered.

    And for this reason, it is with Heartfelt Thanks for your support to Hand Middle School that our children’s 21st Century reach for education continues. Thank you!

    Sincerely Yours,

    Patrice Tolbert Green, Ed.D, Principal


    (803) 343-2947

    A Message from the Nurse..........

    All South Carolina students are required to receive the Tdap vaccination BEFORE starting 7th grade. This vaccine is recommended to be given at 11 or 12 years old. Therefore, please make sure that you have submitted an updated vaccination record to the school showing that your student has received the Tdap vaccine BEFORE the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

    Click Here for more information from DHEC on How to Protect Your Preteen