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    Welcome to Semester 2 of the 2022 2023 School Year!

    Winter break not only offers us a time to rest, reflect and reconnect with family and friends, but it also offers us time to plan for a successful second semester. As your Hand family, we are prepared to lead and guide your student to a successful finish.

    I look forward to welcoming you back to Hand, where we work together to transform lives through education and socialization, and to empower all our students to achieve their fullest potential and dreams.

    Where we honor the past, serve in the present, and prepare our students for the future, to thrive and to achieve their fullest potential and dreams.

                             Our Aim is to Restart Strong and S.O.A.R.          

    Surpass Expectations for Teaching and Learning

      Organize Innovative Learning Experiences

    Achieve Academic Success

                       Respect Self and Others

    Further, Hand is committed to the joy and passion of teaching and learning where we engage our students in developing the framework known as the “Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. The Profile identifies three broad sets of attributes known as: World Class Knowledge, World Class Skills, and Life and Career Characteristics.”

    Hand is committed to the joy and passion of teaching and learning, where we engage our students in developing World Class Skills, with particular emphasis on Critical thinking and problem solving; and our Vision and Mission Statements that outline our school’s values and objectives.

    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 human kind.

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

    We as a collective whole believe in our vision and mission to ensure success of all students. On behalf of all our faculty, staff, and administrative team we welcome you to Hand Middle School, where we honor the past, serve in the present, to prepare our students for the future. 

    “Together, our students thrive!”

    Dr. Patrice T. Green, EdD, Principal 

    Upcoming Events


    8th grade Choreography Showcase

    Dancers will perform in the Hand Middle School Auditorium. 

    Please enter through the King Street Parking Lot under the Blue Awning. 

    Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. 

    Tickets: $5.00 plus tax/fees


    Children over the age of 2 must have a ticket. 

    Thank you for supporting the HMS Dance Program!!


    Richland One Job Shadow Day- Thursday, February 2, 2023

    Available for ALL Students!
    Students will receive packets from their Social Studies Teachers.
    Approval packets must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31 in order to participate.
    Men of NuVision Fundraiser

    2023-2024 Teacher of the Year

    Mr. Terrell Carter, 8th grade Math Teacher


     Athletic Events

    Go to Activities Tab for Basketball and Wrestling Schedules    

    Winter Sports Playoff Update!!!
    Congratulations to all coaches that have worked so hard and diligently this season. 
    Your hard work has paid off!!
    Coach Williams & Coach Lewis: The Girls' Basketball team finished the season ranked #1
    Will play at Hand on Monday, January 30th at 5:45.  They will face the number #8 team. 
    Coach Gregory: The Wrestling team finished the season ranked #1
    Will face Crayton on Tuesday, January 31st at WA Perry.  The match will begin at 6:30.
    Coach Dow & Coach Vicks: The Boys' basketball team finished their season ranked #3
    Will also play at Hand on Monday, January 30th following the Girls' game. They will face Gibbes the #6 team.
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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.