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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Annual Student Verification/PowerSchool Enrollment

(Formerly InfoSnap)

Powerschool/InfoSnap is open for the 2019-20 school year. Each child's individual snapcode will be emailed to you from your child's school in late July.

  • If you are missing a snapcode or have a Powerschool/InfoSnap-related question, please contact your child's school.
  • For technical support during the registration process, visit the PowerSchool Community help center or click “Help” from any form page.




School Supply Lists

Grade 7

The following school supplies are required for seventh graders for the 2019-20 school year:

  • One 3-ring binder
  • Subject dividers with pockets
  • Three hole standard filler loose leaf paper
  • One portfolio-style folder (with 2 pockets)
  • #2 pencils
  • Large eraser
  • Blue/black pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Hand held manual pencil sharpener for pencil case
  • Highlighters
  • Two pads of 3x3 sticky notes
  • 3 marbled composition books
  • 3x5 index cards
  • Earbuds (non-Bluetooth): They will need to work with chromebooks.  They should be the older ‘jack’ type not the ‘lightning’ style. 
  • Calculator – four function (Algebra 1 only need graphing calculator)

Grade 8

The following school supplies are required for eighth graders for the 2019-20 school year:

  • At least two – three 1 ½” 3 ring binders with dividers
  • White lined loose leaf notebook paper
  • One 70-page college spiral notebook
  • A single subject notebook
  • Variety of pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator (four function) – Algebra 1 students need a graphing calculator. 
  • Post-it notes
  • Earbuds (non-Bluetooth): They will need to work with chromebooks.  They should be the older ‘jack’ type not the ‘lightning’ style. 

Bell Schedule

2018-19 Bell Schedule

Please note: With the three snow days tacked on to the end of the year and HJMS's awards assembly taking place on a Wednesday this year, there is a change in the letter day rotation:

  • June 10 – B2O
  • June 11 – B2E
  • June 12 – M2 mod
  • June 13 – T2
  • June 14 – F2 (1/2 day)

Snow Day Protocol

2 Hour Delays:

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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Kristina Nordell

Special Services

Amy Papale

Special Services, Psychologist

Cheryl Patton

Office Staff

Dana Pescatello

English, Red Team

Kelly Reese

English, Orange Team

Diane Rigby

Family & Consumer Sciences, HJMS Teams

Jane Rosenbush

Office Staff

Rebecca Rosenthal

Math, Purple Team

Debra Schott

Math, Red Team

Sara Sherry

Special Services

Bill Sickinger

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

Suzanne Sinacori

Health Services

Paul Smith

Technology Education, HJMS Teams

Jason Stammen

Music & Performing Arts

Donna Stumper

Information Technology

Lisa Szekretar

Special Services, Office Staff

Heather Tanis

Special Services, Purple Team

Vicki Thibault

Office Staff, School Counseling

Lomiki Thompson

Special Services

Laura Tinnirella

World Language, HJMS Teams

Laura Towles

Special Services

Annie Turner

Special Services

Joelle Vargas

Special Services

Timothy Walczak

Science, Purple Team

Kathleen Wallace

Special Services, Blue Team, Purple Team

Patricia Warner

Health Services

Amy Watts

World Language, HJMS Teams
School: ext. 832

Kim West

Social Studies, Yellow Team

Lori Worthen

Social Studies, Purple Team

Allison Young

English, Purple Team

Health Services


Library Media Center

School Counseling


The 2019 HJMS Yearbook is no longer available for sale on-line.  There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale through the main office on a first come, first served basis.  The cost is $34 cash or check, made payable to the HJMS Student Activity Fund.


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.