Henry James Memorial School

Principal Scott Baker

155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury CT, 06070
Phone: (860) 651-3341 | Fax: (860) 658-3629

Principal: Scott Baker
Assistant Principal: Anjanette Belmonte

2008 Seal Blue Ribbon SchoolWelcome 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.


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Announcements

Bell Schedule

Delays & Early Release Schedules

2 Hr Delay (Even Block)

Period     # Min
2 9:32-10:32 *morning announcement 60
4 10:36-11:38 *daily announcements 62
6* Lunch 1
Class
11:42-12:08
12:11-1:09
26
58
Class
Attend Lunch 2
Class
11:42-12:11
12:13-12:39
12:41-1:09
29
26
28
Class
Attend Lunch 3
11:42-12:40
12:43-1:09
58
26
8 1:13-2:10 57

2 Hr Delay (Odd Block)

Follow SINGLE DAY LUNCH WAVE schedule
as you typically would for Period 5.

Period     # Min
1 9:32-10:32 *morning announcement 60
3 10:36-11:38 *daily announcements 62
5* Lunch 1
Class
11:42-12:08
12:11-1:09
26
58
Class
Attend Lunch 2
Class
11:42-12:11
12:13-12:39
12:41-1:09
29
26
28
Class
Attend Lunch 3
11:42-12:40
12:43-1:09
58
26
7 1:13-2:10 57

 

2 Hr Delay (Single Day)

Period     # min
1 9:32-9:59 + morning announcements 27
2 10:03-10:28 25
3 10:32-10:57 25
4 11:01-11:29 + daily announcements 28
5 Lunch 1
Class
11:33-11:59
11:59-12:44
45
 
Class
Attend Lunch 2
Class
11:33-11:55
11:55-12:21
12:21-12:44
22
 
23
Class
Attend Lunch 3
11:33-12:18
12:18-12:44
45
 
6 12:48-1:13 25
7 1:17-1:42 25
8 1:45-2:10 25

* During Period 5, bells will ring at the following times: 11:33, 11:55, 11:59, 12:18, 12:21, and 12:44.

Early Dismissal-Block Day (when called prior to school starting)

Period Time
Period 1 or 2 7:32-8:24 am
Period 3 or 4

8:28-9:21 am
*announcements

Period 5 or 6 9:25-10:18 am
Period 7 or 8 10:22-11:15 am

 

Early Dismissal-Block Day (when called Period 1 or 2)

Period Time
Period 1 or 2 7:32-8:55 am
Connections 8:59-9:16 am
Period 3 or 4 9:20-9:57 am
Period 5 or 6 10:01-10:36 am
Period 7 or 8 10:40-11:15 am

 

11:15 Dismissal

Period Time    # min
1 7:32-7:56 am 24
2 8:00-8:24 am 24
3 8:28-8:52 am 24
4 8:56-9:23 am + announcements 27
5 9:27-9:51 am 24
6 9:55-10:19 am 24
7 10:23-10:47 am 24
8 10:51-11:15 am 24

Clubs & Activities

Documents & Handbooks

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

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Allan Amundsen

Social Studies, Blue Team

Jessica Anastasio

Special Services, Orange Team

Lisa Anderson

Library Media Center

William Antonitis

English, Blue Team

Kristie Arbesman

Art

Laurel Archambault

Art

Scott Baker

Administration

Scott Behringer

Math, Yellow Team

Anjanette Belmonte

Administration

Adria Benard

World Language, HJMS Teams

Alexandra Bond

School Counseling

Mary Boucher

Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Martha Brueckner

Special Services, Yellow Team

Marie-Line Bruhl

World Language, HJMS Teams

Dena Cacchiotti

Curriculum Resources, Elementary Curriculum Center, Instructional Coaching Network

Marilyn Cannata

Music & Performing Arts

Maureen Casey

Special Services

Deborah Cervas

Special Services

Catherine Cestone

Speech & Language Pathologist, Special Services

Christopher Chan

World Language, HJMS Teams

Cindy Claffey

Special Services

Nicole Criss

Math, Orange Team

Kevin Dakin

School: ext. 462

Charlotte D'Aleo

Music & Performing Arts

Kurt Dougan

Technology Education, Engineering

Margie Esthus

Health Services

Ryan Ford

Music & Performing Arts

Bryan Forman

Technology Education

Courtney Galotti

Physical Education, HJMS Grade 8 Teams, Wellness, Health Education

Brenna Ganis

Social Studies, Orange Team

Health Services

Departments

Library Media Center

School Counseling

Yearbook

We are now accepting orders for the 2020 HJMS Yearbook at the sale price of $30, but this price will only be available until mid-January.  A name plate can also be purchased at a price of $5 until mid-January, after that, name plates will not be available.  Use the link below to make your purchase.  Thank you for your support of the 2020 HJMS Yearbook!

YEARBOOK ORDER CENTER

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.

Calendar

November

Early Release Day (ELEMENTARY ONLY) Report Card Conferences
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.
SHS, HJMS, and Elementary Early Dismissal Day Subscribe to Alerts
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.

December

SHS, HJMS, and Elementary Early Dismissal Day Subscribe to Alerts
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.

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