Henry James Memorial School

Principal White

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

Principal: Brian J. White
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.


Visit the HJMS Art Gallery January 29-March 31 to see work from introductory art classes at Simsbury High School.

Bell Schedule

2017-18 Bell Schedule

Snow Day Protocol

2 Hour Delays:

Clubs & Activities

Documents & Handbooks

Click on the graphic below for the 2017-2018 HJMS Student Handbook.

HJMS 2009-2010 Student Handbook

Click on the graphic below to download the 2018-2019 HJMS Program of Studies. (Note that due to a process to make this document ADA compliant, some graphics may not display as they do in the printed version, however, all text has been preserved.)

Cover of 2018-19 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

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Bryan Forman

Technology Education

Sara Garthwait

Family & Consumer Sciences

Sharon Geoghan

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

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

Pamela Hammersmith

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

Mark Harutunian

Technology Education

Sean Hogan

English, Purple Team

Jennifer Holzman

Science, Yellow Team

Petra Jaeckle-Baldwin

Science, Orange Team

Steve Javarauckas

Custodial Staff

Amy Klebart

World Language

Curtis Knowlton

Information Technology

Donna Kottas

Special Services

Gregory Kuhr

Science, Blue Team

Stephanie Lauretano


Kelly Lester

Social Studies, Red Team

Emily Levis

Math, Green Team

Sarah Maher

School Counseling

Lisa Martocchio

World Language, HJMS Teams

Tracy McConnell

Special Services, Red Team

Melissa McGuigan

Special Services

Christopher Medve

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

Dawn Medve

English, Yellow Team

Amy Muska

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

Health Services


Library Media Center

School Counseling



You may now order your 2018 Yearbook. The cost for your yearbook is $30. Students wishing to personalize their book with a name plate can do so for an additional $5, but only for a limited time. When you complete your order, you should receive a confirmation email. Please note that ordering now is the only way to guarantee that you will receive a yearbook in June, as quantities are limited.


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.



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SHS Auditorium


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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