Henry James Memorial School
155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury CT, 06070
Phone: (860) 651-3341 | Fax: (860) 658-3629
Principal: Brian White
Assistant Principal: Anjanette Belmonte
Welcome to the website of Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury’s award-winning middle school. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to invite you to explore our website and learn about our many programs and the numerous accomplishments of our students. Henry James Memorial School has a proud tradition of excellence, and we are a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.
HJMS’s mission statement, “Connections, Challenge, Character,” is a reflection of the middle school philosophy that is essential to the experience that we provide all of our students during their time at our school. We utilize the team structure, which enables our faculty and staff to know the interests and strengths of each student, thus meeting their individual learning needs.
We support the Character development of our students through the HJ Way. The HJ Way is based on five principles: Be Respectful, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Fair, and Be Trustworthy. The HJ Way embodies our behavioral expectations for all of our students. These values promote positive social development, healthy peer relations, student leadership, and guide our students to become considerate, thoughtful members of our school community.
- Bell Schedule
- Bullying Prevention and Intervention
- Clubs & Activities
- Documents & Handbooks
- Email Notification
- Faculty & Staff Directory
- Health Services
- Library Media Center
- School Counseling
- School Profile and Performance
Bullying Prevention & Reporting
Welcome to the HJMS Bullying Prevention & Reporting page. This pilot project is the brainchild of an HJMS 7th grader, who learned about human rights in his social studies classes and wanted to apply what he learned to the real world. As a result, in an effort to be proactive in addressing the issue of bullying, HJMS has developed this pilot project.
HJMS already has a plan of action in place for students who are concerned about bullying: (1) talk to a trusted adult; and/or (2) submit a pencil/paper report at the Library Media Center.
Our Library Media Center has a box for reporting suspected bullying incidents. However, anonymity is often a concern of middle school students. Therefore, we now offer a third way to report suspected bullying that is completely anonymous. Click on the red box below (cases involving HJMS students only). Describe your situation, providing as many specific details as you can using the form provided. An administrator will acknowledge receipt of your report within a week. A preliminary review will be conducted to determine the need for a formal investigation.
Use this online
|STUDENTS: IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR SITUATION IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT AN ADULT AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY.|
Links to Policies:
Bullying Board Policy This link will take you to our Board Policies page. Click on "Student Series 5000" and then navigate to section 5131.911 on Student Bullying.
Other Helpful Links:
Social Networking page (includes information on Cyberbullying)
We offer two email notification lists to serve your needs:
1. HJ Listserv: This list issues notifications about emergency closings and report card distributions or other special messages from the principal. While you do have the ability to “unsubscribe” from this list, it is important that you remain on it.
2. HJ Daily Notices: To receive daily notices, subscribe to this email list. This email list is voluntary.
*You must provide a valid email address or your registration will not be processed. If you were included on a list from last year, you do not need to sign up for that list again; just log in to select additional lists.
(NOTE: when logging in, your username is your email address.)