Teams

HJMS TEAMS
Grade 7Red, Yellow, Blue
Grade 8Purple, Green, Orange

Dear Parents and Students:

We are happy you are utilizing this resource. The Internet is a great communication tool. However, please note that the website should be used in addition to the student daily agenda, and not in place of it.Parents, you may find it helpful to compare your son/daughter's agenda against the content found in the team web pages. This is a great way to check the accuracy of your child's recording of assignments. Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education. Enjoy!

Brian J. White
Principal


Teaming at Henry James

The Public School system has embraced the teaming philosophy for the organization of our middle school in meeting the needs of all students. According to Turning Points 2000, “creating smaller schools is an important strategy for fostering supportive relationships between teachers and students. In large schools or small, however, creating teams of teachers and students is a vital part of developing a middle grade learning community.”

Team organization has long been promoted in the middle grades as a way for students to bridge the gap between the self-contained elementary classrooms and the departmentalized secondary classroom structure. In addition to being an advantage for students, team organization offers advantages for the teachers, support staff, and parents.

Within the teaming structure, teachers are provided with a common planning time to facilitate communication with colleagues and parents. Research suggests that when teams have adequate planning time per week, they are better able to integrate the curriculum across subject areas; coordinate student assignments, assessments, and other aspects of instruction; involve parents in their children’s education; and contact health and other services to address behavioral issues or other concerns that affect learning (Turning Points 2000, p. 131). A key component of the team structure is that team teachers all have the same group of students and a greater sense of unity is achieved through the team structure.

It is our continued goal to create teams that are heterogeneous in nature. Every effort is made to balance teams by placing students of all achievement levels and students with special needs evenly among all teams. A balance of students from each of the elementary schools is present on each seventh grade team. Likewise, when teams are recreated in grade 8, students from each of the seventh grade teams are spread among the eighth grade teams. The placement of students on teams is done through looking at a variety of conditions.

When students from all five elementary schools merge in grade 7, they find it a healthy experience to meet new friends and experience a new beginning. Old friends and classmates are never far away since all seventh grade homerooms are located near each other and students have freedom and time to meet friends before and after school. All activities are open to all students, and teaming does not hinder continuation of friendships.

All students, regardless of the team they are placed on, will receive a rich, challenging and varied curriculum that provides them with opportunities to explore new areas of study and to grow as learners. The teams, however, do operate with some independence with regards to interdisciplinary units, field trips, special events, and the format through which they communicate with parents. However, there are some common field trips and other common special events. We do not feel it necessary that everyone must participate in identical educational activities to accomplish the same goals.

Each team of teachers work collaboratively to support the students assigned to their team. Each grade 7 and grade 8 team consists of four academic subject areas taught by specialists in the areas of English, math, science, and social studies. One member of each team is the team leader who facilitates and coordinates all team activities.

HOW TO FIND A TEACHER'S WEBSITE Many of HJMS's teachers use Google Classroom for assignments. If your child's teacher has a Google Site, a link will be listed along with the teacher's profile below.

Grade 7

Red Team Faculty

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Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Richard Collins

English, Red Team
School: 651-3341

Douglas Haddad

Science, Red Team

Kelly Lester

Social Studies, Red Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Tracy McConnell

Special Education Teacher
Special Services, Red Team

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Yellow Team Faculty

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Scott Behringer

Math, Yellow Team

Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Jennifer Holzman

Science, Yellow Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Dawn Medve

English, Yellow Team

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Stephanie Round

Reading, HJMS Teams

Blue Team Faculty

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Allan Amundsen

Department Supervisor
Social Studies, Blue Team

William Antonitis

Department Supervisor
English, Blue Team

Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Martha Brueckner

Special Education Teacher
Special Services, Blue Team

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Gregory Kuhr

Department Supervisor
Science, Blue Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Grade 8

Purple Team Faculty

Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Brenna Cunningham

Social Studies, Purple Team

Sharon Geoghan

Health Education, Purple Team, HJMS Grade 8 Teams, HJMS Grade 7 Teams

Sean Hogan

English, Purple Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Rebecca Rosenthal

Math, Purple Team

Stephanie Round

Reading, HJMS Teams

Heather Tanis

Department Supervisor 7-8
Special Services, Purple Team

Laura Tinnirella

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Timothy Walczak

Science, Purple Team

Amy Watts

Chinese
World Language, HJMS Teams
School: ext. 832

Green Team Faculty

Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Cindy Carey

Science, Green Team

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Tracey Goolsby

Special Education Teacher
Special Services, Green Team

Emily Levis

Math, Green Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Stephanie Round

Reading, HJMS Teams

Laura Tinnirella

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Amy Watts

Chinese
World Language, HJMS Teams
School: ext. 832

Allison Young

English, Green Team

Kenarig Zamgochian

Social Studies, Green Team

Orange Team Faculty

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Adria Benard

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Mary Boucher

Reading Coordinator
Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Marie-Line Bruhl

French
World Language, HJMS Teams

Christopher Chan

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams

Nicole Criss

Math, Orange Team

John Ford

Math, Orange Team

Petra Jaeckle-Baldwin

Science, Orange Team

Lisa Martocchio

Spanish
World Language, HJMS Teams

Kelly Reese

English, Orange Team

Sophia Riel

Latin
World Language, HJMS Teams
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