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Principal's Welcome Message

Principal's Welcome Message

Dear HMS Families,

As we embark on a new school year, I would first like to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome as your new principal. Together, we will have a year filled with achievements, growth, and memorable experiences. The district's mission of educating, empowering, and preparing all will guide us on this journey of success. I'm excited about the partnership between our school, families, and the community as we focus on culture, climate, and relationships. Education should touch not only the mind but also the heart. This year you will see and hear a lot about HEART.

We value Honor, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, and being a Team Player. 

At Hartsville Middle School, we believe …

  • Students will be at the center of all conversations and decisions.
  • All students will be nurtured, supported, challenged, and successful.
  • Staff will happily do what benefits our students.
  • We must take big risks to get big rewards.

I look forward to making wonderful memories and meaningful connections. I wish you all the best. 


Dr. Katrina James


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