Darlington County School District has announced the LEAP week (Sept. 8-14) schedule for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. All K-8 students, whether registered for face-to-face instruction or the Darlington County Virtual Academy (DCVA), will need to attend one LEAP day.

Earlier this year, state legislators mandated that districts implement five “LEAP” days (Learn, Evaluate, Analyze and Prepare) for students in grades K-8 to help prepare their return to school, including taking necessary assessments and to pick up technology devices. The Darlington County Board of Education voted at that time to hold LEAP days on Sept. 8-14 for students in grades K-8.

Students in grades 9-12 do not have LEAP days and will begin school on Sept. 8, whether in eLearning or in the DCVA. 

Students in grades K-8 (both face-to-face and DCVA) will attend their home school on their assigned LEAP Day. The schools will be reaching out this week to the students to tell them their assigned LEAP day. Students should only attend school on their assigned LEAP day.

Students registered for face-to-face instruction will attend their school for the entire day. Those students will pick up their technology devices and take assessments on the LEAP day they attend.

Sept. 8 and 9 will be reserved for the Darlington County Virtual Academy students only. Half the students will go on one day and half the students will attend on the other. Schools will offer a drive-thru program for parents to pick up textbooks and technology. Students will take assessments online at a later date.

Sept. 10 and 11 will be reserved for students in the traditional face-to-face schools. Half the students will go on one day and half the students will attend on the other. Buses will run on the normal schedule. Students will be at the school all day to receive their technology, review eLearning protocols, and take part in state-mandated assessments. Meals will be served.

Sept. 14 is reserved for students who were unable to come on their original assigned day. 

eLearning and Virtual classes will begin for students in grades K-8 on Tuesday, September 15.

All schools will follow the face-to-face bell schedules during LEAP week:
· Elementary Schools - 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
· Middle Schools - 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
· High Schools - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DCSD employees and visitors must wear a mask covering both nose and mouth while in any of our buildings. Employees must also wear a mask if on school grounds and within 6' of anyone. If an employee is alone in a room, or in an environment that everyone is six feet apart, that employee can temporarily remove their mask.

Supply List 2020-2021 Click Here 

HMS Fall athletic teams and cheerleading are preparing to begin their seasons. Seventh and 8th grade students wanting to tryout need to get a sports physical and turn it in to the main office at HMS as soon as possible. The athletic eligibility packets are available at the HMS main office from 8:00 to 3:00 Monday thru Friday.

Volleyball Tryouts will be on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st.

Students must sign up by completing a Google Form registration form using a link, a link on the HMS Facebook page, or on the front page of the HMS website.

The sooner a student registers, the sooner the student can participate in preseason workouts.

Volleyball Conditioning: Click Here
Interested in HMS Cheerleading:Click Here
Football Summer Workout: Click Here


Online registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! Parents, please go to our website at and register your children for school. Registration will remain open until July 29 and all students will need to register online by then. 


HMS 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year  Jeffery Tadlock


At Hartsville Middle School we believe:

A successful learning process involves family, community, and schools working together.

All individuals have unique abilities, interests, talents, and skills through which they can 

All individuals have worth and can contribute to society.

Learning is a lifelong process.

  We value: Integrity, Pride, Respect, Accountability and Commitment

Mr. Brian Hickman HMS Principal 

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Hartsville Middle School

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2020 Summer Reading

 Summer Reading for Rising 7th Grade Honors (Current 6th Grade Honors)

 Summer Reading for Rising English I  
(Current 7th Grade Honors)

Summer Reading for all rising 6th graders and academic students at HMS

If you have questions, please contact Jackie Coker at 

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eLearning Handbook
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corna1corna2 You must have a 2020-2021 sports physical on file with the Main Office to tryout for any HMS/HHS sport. Forms are available in the school office Monday-Thursday.
Having problems with your iPad Check out this new site and have a chance to win a iTunes card.

SC law requires that all students entering 7th grade

Receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine.
More information below.

T-Dap 2019 Letter.pdf
DHEC post card.pdf

DHEC Brochure.pdf

Hartsville Magnet School Arts Program


The Darlington County School District will administer the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Cognitive Abilities Test to all second grade students this year and any other grade-level students that have been referred for testing. 

For more information

gssm-engage-application FD.pdf

gssm-engage-flier FD.pdf


Sixth grade students and parents the Fox Buck Store , will be open soon. Students are currently earning fox bucks from their teachers for great grades and excellent behavior!!!! We NEED DONATIONS for our store such as small bags of chips, Capri suns, candy bars, candy, cupcakes, Little Debbie cakes, colored pencils, crayons, mechanical pencils, etc. Our store completely depends on donations from our parents in order to have it monthly. We also need moms, dads, and grandparents to help us at the store. Please contact if you are interested in helping.
Thank you!!!