Honors Society Induction -Thursday, November 8 @ 9:00 am
Honors Assemblies - Thursday, November 15 - see calendar for times
Family Literacy Night - Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 PM
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!
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
Girls Try-outs: October 29 - 30 (4:15 - 5:00 PM)
Boys Try-outs: October 29 - 30 (5:00 - 6:00 PM)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click HERE to view expectations
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
Learn More about the program at:
Read Your Way to the Big Game social media post:
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!