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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






    The Richland One Board of School Commissioners approved
    December 21 and March 8 as makeup days.
    Each makeup day will be a half day for students and a full day for staff.
    The Board also approved a request from the district’s administrative team
    to waive the fourth missed day.

    Richland One schools were closed September 11-14, 2018, as ordered by the governor.  Schools reopened on September 17, 2018.  


    Hand's Education Foundation

    The Foundation currently is recruiting new members.  Please consider joining the Hand Educational Team!  The commitment entails attending a one-hour monthly evening meeting, held at the school. Check out the Foundation page under Parent Resources.  If you have any questions or if you are interested in joining, please contact John Meyers at meyersjohnm@gmail.com


     cell2 **2018-2019 Cell Phone Policy**cell

    Student phones are expected to remain in their locker

    from 8:40 am - dismissal

    Click HERE to view the rules


    arrow **2018-2019 Dress Code Policy**

    Please click HERE to view expectations


     Student IDs

    Richland One requires all students and staff members to wear IDs around the neck everyday for safety and security. By the middle of September, all students will receive IDs. Please remind your student to keep it their bookbag after school so he/she will have it for school. Students who meet expectations will be eligible for an incentive.


    Cafeteria Procedure

    All students have access to free breakfast and lunch each day of the school year. The standard lunch includes a choice of meat or other protein, two vegetables, fruit or fruit juice, bread and milk. Students also have the option of the salad bar. There are two meat/protein options for students to select. If one meat/protein option is not available, a student will have access to the other available option. Please visit SNS website for more details:



    Golden Pass for Senior Citizens

    Richland One offers a complimentary Golden Activity Pass to district retirees and senior citizens ages 60 and older who live in the Richland One school attendance zone. Seniors may pick up a Golden Activity Pass from the Richland One Office of Communications, located on the second floor of the Stevenson Administration Building at 1616 Richland Street. Passes will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a. m. – noon and 2-4 p.m. Link for more information: Golden Pass Info


    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). 



    Adelle Fuller (7th grade) was in a program with SC Department of Education. She was featured in the “Read Your Way tthe Big Game!”  Adelle had the pleasure of meeting State Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman.

    Learn More about the program at:

    Read Your Way tthe Big Game social media post:

     Facebook --  https://www.facebook.com/scdoe/videos/461587544358836/

     Twitter - https://twitter.com/EducationSC/status/1031534325165187077


    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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