Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.  


    The Power of One!

    "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world".
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    To ensure student safety, car riders and walkers should not arrive at school before 7:45 a.m.

    All students must be picked up no later than 4:15 pm.

    For more information, please contact Ms. Lakin at 343-2139.

    Daily Announcements

    Congratulations to Walter Priester, Heyward Gibbes'  2015-2016 Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Heyward Gibbes' Coach Cedric FordRichland One's 2015-2016 Middle School Classified Employee of the Year!

    Parent-Teacher Report Card Conferences
    Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.

    January 29th at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  HGMS will have an ELA and Math night for parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Parents will  experience what students are learning and learn ways they can help support their student succeed academically.   Refreshments will be served. Please contact Mrs. Lakin, the Parent Involvement Coordinator at 343-2942 Ext. 2139 if you have any questions. 

    The Parent Portal allows you to check grades, assignments and attendance.
    Please see the link from the school page under Parent Resources. For more information, please contact Ms. Lakin at 343-2942 extension 2139.

    Parents, please take the Parent Involvement Survey so we can better serve you and your student! You'll find the mobile survey here:

    Parents are invited to attend the 2015 Richland One State of the District Meeting on Thursday, January 22. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    VIP Invite 2015_1.pdf

    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, January 28
    HGMS Basketball Games
    HGMS vs. Alcorn (away) 5:30
    Wednesday, February 11
    Interims issued

    Monday, February 16
    Student Holiday
    District Professional Development
    Wednesday, February 25
    Computer Technology / Video Contest Deadline

    From the Principal

    Heyward Gibbes Middle School Welcomes
    Our New Principal, 
    Ms. Sarah Smith
    Welcome AdvancEd to Richland One.  Our school leadership team, teachers, parents, and community members have worked together to assess our schools overall needs and to celebrate small achievements.   Our School Renewal Plan reflects our goals, outlines our plan of action, and documents our evidence to ensure that we are satisfactory progress towards meeting these goals.   We have a very busy and exciting year of quality teaching and learning. 
    Our theme for this school year is The Power of One! where child has an advocate to ensure academic success. We have worked extremely hard to provide our students with high quality instruction, a student-centered learning environment with the primary goal of improving student achievement in all content areas.  Our commitment to increasing literacy, numeracy, vocabulary, and inquiry skills are the keys to our success.  We encourage student to complete homework, study, and read daily.

    Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic school year at Heyward Gibbes Middle School.