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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Sara Garthwait

Family & Consumer Sciences

Sharon Geoghan

Family & Consumer Sciences

Blick George

Custodial Staff

Tracey Goolsby

Special Services, Green Team

Lisa Grant

Music & Performing Arts

Richard Griswold

Music & Performing Arts

Peg Grocki

Library Media Center

Douglas Haddad

Science, Red Team

Christopher Hall

School Counseling

Erica Heuschkel

Special Services

Sean Hogan

English, Green Team

Jennifer Holzman

Science, Yellow Team

Petra Jaeckle-Baldwin

Science, Green Team

Steve Javarauckas

Custodial Staff

Amy Klebart

World Language

Curtis Knowlton

Information Technology

Elaine Kotler

Science, Purple Team

Gregory Kuhr

Science, Blue Team

Todd Kushman

Security

Stephanie Lauretano

Art

Kelly Lester

Social Studies, Red Team

Emily Levis

Math, Green Team

Melissa Luke

Math, Blue Team

Elizabeth Maher

Security

Sarah Maher

School Counseling

Lisa Martocchio

World Language, HJMS Teams

Alexus Mazza

Physical Education, Wellness

Tracy McConnell

Special Services, Red Team

Christopher Medve

Physical Education, HJMS Grade 8 Teams, HJMS Grade 7 Teams, Wellness, Health Education

Dawn Medve

English, Yellow 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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