News and Notes

~ Hand Middle School Media Center ~

Now taking requests...

I am in the process of putting together a final book order for this school year. If you have requests or recommendations, please submit them to my, by email, no later than April 10, 2013.


DISCUS is a set of electronic databases that includes magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps, reference books and more.

  • Brainpop Jr - videos, learning activities, homework help
  • Study SC - explores the history, geography and culture of SC
  • CultureGrams - information on countries, states and provinces, including maps, flags, recipes
  • NoveList K-8 - information on fiction and nonfiction titles for grades K-8
DISCUS requires a username and password if you are accessing off site. See Ms. Masek to get this information.


SCETV's is a K-12 web portal that hosts 44 original websites that are tied to state and national curriculum standards. Subject areas range from SC history to applied science/math to Gullah culture. features interactive, multimedia content with a South Carolina focus.

RCSD1 Technology Showcase

Monday, March 25th 2013 at 5pm

Auditorium, Dreher High School

VLF Book Production Entires Due

Wednesday, March 27th 2013 at 5pm

ITS, Waverley Annex

Teacher Work Day

Friday, March 29th 2013 at 8-10am

Richland District One

State Read-In

Thursday, April 11th 2013 at 10am

Hand Middle School, Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC