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    ~Hand MS 2023-2024 School Year~


    As I close out my sixth year as Principal of Hand Middle School, I am filled with a remarkable sense of appreciation for our 2023-2024 faculty, staff, administration, parents/guardians and stakeholders, who intentionally focus on our Vision, Mission, and School Safety; specifically to ensure the success of our scholars on their journey of readiness toward high school, college, and career. Indeed, it has been an amazing journey this school year, and one with challenges and opportunities that we, as a “Collective Whole,” navigated together with ardor and diligence. Hence, we embrace the African Proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” And together, that’s just what we did!

    In 2023-2024, our school was designated as a National School to Watch (NSW), resulting in an even greater collective impact on the lives of scholars we serve.

    Under the NSW Initiative, Hand Middle School is more committed to the joy and passion of teaching, learning, and best practices, as we continue engaging our students in developing World Class Skills, with particular emphasis on Critical thinking and Problem-solving. Truly, our trajectory of progress is great; we are thriving.

    Even greater things are yet to come, as we look forward to serving our Hand scholars in the school year, 2024-2025.

    Have an enjoyable and safe summer!

    Respectfully yours,

    ~Patrice T. Green, EdD, Principal~

    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 humankind.

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

    Weekly BUZZ link: https://www.smore.com/0s7kw 


    Upcoming Events

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    ~Camps, ALEKS program, START STRONG program
    Camp Hornet Registration Form Link: https://forms.office.com/r/ERPCYrPJLY 


    News from the Nurse:

    **Attention CURRENT 6th grade parents (rising 7th graders)**

    Start scheduling your student's Tdap vaccine NOW.

    They will need it before enrolling for 7th grade, per SC State Law.

    Click link for Flyer https://www.richlandone.org/Page/9436

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