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

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
form to alert school officials to a possible bullying situation


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.

HJ Mission Statement

The HJ Way

Other Helpful Links:

Social Networking page (includes information on Cyberbullying)

Clubs & Activities


Documents & Handbooks

Click on the graphic below for the 2016-2017 HJMS Student Handbook.

HJMS 2009-2010 Student Handbook

Click on the graphic below to download the 2017-2018 HJMS Program of Studies.

Email Notification

Subscribe or Unsubscribe from HJMS Mailing Lists

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.)

Faculty & Staff Directory

Search by Name or Department

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Allan Amundsen

Social Studies, Green Team

William Antonitis

English, Purple Team

Laurel Archambault


Christopher Barcelos

Social Studies, Green Team

Scott Behringer

Math, Yellow Team

Anjanette Belmonte


Adria Benard

World Language, Blue Team, Green Team, Yellow Team, Orange Team, Purple Team, Red Team

Janet Black

Family & Consumer Sciences

Alexandra Bond

School Counseling

Mary Boucher

Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Martha Brueckner

Special Services, Blue Team

Marie-Line Bruhl

World Language, HJMS Grade 8 Teams, HJMS Grade 7 Teams

Dena Cacchiotti

Curriculum Resources, Math/Science Coordinator, Elementary Curriculum Center, Instructional Coaching Network

Marilyn Cannata

Music & Performing Arts

Cindy Carey

Science, Green Team

Deborah Cervas

Special Services

Catherine Cestone

Speech & Language Pathologist, Special Services

Christopher Chan

World Language, Blue Team, Green Team, Yellow Team, Orange Team, Purple Team, Red Team

Cindy Claffey

Special Services

Rosemarie Coleman

Special Services, Orange Team

Richard Collins

English, Red Team
School: 651-3341

Nicole Criss

Math, Orange Team

Brenna Cunningham

Social Studies, Purple Team

Kevin Dakin

School: ext. 462

Charlotte D'Aleo

Music & Performing Arts

Kurt Dougan

Technology Education, Engineering

Margie Esthus

Health Services

JoAnna Ferrari

Music & Performing Arts

Shira Flowers

English, Purple Team

Kristie Foley


Health Services

Library Media Center

School Counseling

School Profile and Performance

Most recent School Profile and Performance Report for Henry James Memorial School.

For more information on School Profile and Performance Reports, visit the State Department of Education's website.


There is still time to order a yearbook before they are sold out! Click on the Yearbook logo to go to the Herff Jones website and get started!

HJMS Calendar


HJMS Orcheatra rehearsal
HJMS Orchestra Concert
Aud, 181, 183
Spring Dance
HJMS Chorus rehearsal
HJMS Chorus Rehearsal
HJMS Chorus Concert
HJMS Band concert
Fantastic Festivals
SHS, HJMS & Elementary Early Dismissal Day
Lunch is served at elementary schools on all early release days (PD, Report Card Conferences and weather-related early release). Lunch is NOT served at HJMS or SHS on early release days
Art Show
Art Show
Memorial Day
all day

Letter Day

2016-17 Letter Day Calendar (printable version)

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