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  • Dear HMS Students Parents and Families,

    I am so excited to Welcome back all of you, including our newest Hand Middle School Hornets and their families.  And, no matter what grade you’re in- 6th, 7th, or 8th, I want to get to know you, as I want you to get to know me, and your entire caring and dedicated HMS family. Truly, we are responsible for Inspiring, Informing and Educating you, in a safe, caring, and positive learning environment. This is our common purpose at Hand Middle School, and this, as well as you, are our top priority! Expect this! Green

    But there is also something expected of you, as students. It is the responsibility you have for your education, and the responsibility you have for yourself. You must attend school every day. Regular school attendance gives you the best possible start in life and prepares you for college and future career. You are expected to pay attention to your teachers, administrators, other caring and supportive HMS staff, and listen to your parents, who care for and about you.  At HMS, it is expected that you put in the time and study it takes to meet your   goals to succeed. HMS has the most Dedicated Family of faculty, staff, and administrators ready to help  you succeed.

    And if you remember only a few things about your teachers, remember this:  

    Teachers have three loves:

    Love of Learning, Love of Learners, and The love of bringing the first two loves together.   

    - Scott Hayden-

    Again, on behalf of the entire HMS family of administrators, faculty and staff, Welcome!  And to our HMS parents: As the school year draws closer, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

    With Warmest Regards,

    Patrice T. Green, Principal




    Walk Your Schedule

    Thursday, August 16

    6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Visit Your Classes;  Pay $30 Laptop Fee;

    Submit Residency Information;

    Update Contact Information 


    Summer Reading 

    Click here for more information.


    Returning Student Enrollment Verification

    Beginning May 1, 2018, you will be able to verify student enrollment for 2018-2019. You will verify contact information, complete the bus transportation application, as well as other annual forms at your Parent Portal site.


    Current Proof of Residency will need to be submitted by all students for 2018-2019. Submit your lease or mortgage and one current utility bill. You may bring your documents to the school or submit them by email (registrationhms@richlandone.org). 



    Evans Dozier was selected to join YouthCorps. YouthCorps is a life-changing leadership development experience for 36 outstanding 9th and 10th graders in Richland and Lexington counties. Students undergo one year of experiential leadership modules so they can be equipped to be leaders in their schools, communities, and beyond. 


    Summer Opportunities

    Are you looking for something to do this summer? Check out these summer opportunities. 


    Supply Lists for 2018-2019. 

    Click here to see the class supply lists for the upcoming school year. 



     2018-2019 District Calendar

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    Community Partnership: Urban Cookhouse

    Hand Middle School is excited to partner with Urban Cookhouse to celebrate the great things our students and faculty are doing through the PRIDE initiative. Each month, students who display PRIDE behavior will be placed in a drawing for a free cookie. Faculty and staff also have the chance to win lunch from Urban Cookhouse. 


    Hornet Pride!


    Personal Responsibility


    Individual Readiness

    Demonstrated Learning

    Effective Behaviors

    Students can earn Hornet PRIDE coupons for displaying positive behavior. Students can place coupons in a Hornet PRIDE box for a monthly drawing for an incentive sponsored by the PTO!



    Parent Portal is available!

    To access click the link below


    If you need assistance creating an account,
    contact Carolyn Wilson (carolyn.wilson@richlandone.org)


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