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Mr. James Morse
Have a safe and enjoyable summer break!
Welcome to my classroom webpage! My name is Mr. Morse and I teach 3rd grade. This is my twelfth year teaching, all of which have been here at West Smithfield Elementary. Go Eagles! In my classroom you can expect to work hard and learn something new each day! I love helping my students to become stronger readers by building fluency, expression, and furthermore comprehension. It is important to read each day and find books that you enjoy! We will also work hard in math by memorizing multiplication problems, exploring fractions, and so much more! If you would like to know what else we will learn about this year, just browse my webpage! I am excited to watch each student grow in their knowledge and confidence this school year. One of my favorite quotes I would love for my students to keep in mind is said by Dr. Seuss, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Here's to a great year of hard work and learning!
Some Other Cool Facts About Mr. Morse!!!
*I have two sons, Jaxon and Colton. I love to play outside with them, play Beyblades with them, and teach them to always be their best!
*My wife is my best friend and she's a teacher too! She teaches second grade at another school in Johnston County.
*I grew up in Rochester, NY and attended college there also. I am dually certified to teach general and special education.
*I love basketball! I played all through high school and still play for fun with friends! My favorite basketball team is the Knicks.
*When I am not teaching I enjoy watching sports, reading, working outside, and spending time with my family.
*My favorite color is Carolina blue. My favorite food is pizza. My favorite candy is Butterfingers. I love to drink coffee.
I can't wait to learn more about YOU!
Our school is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive through the Pint-Zize Hero program. This program will introduce students to the importance of blood donation. Your student will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by RECRUITING blood donors for our upcoming blood drive. You can support your student, our school and help save lives by donating blood, recruiting other donors or volunteering at the blood drive. Forms are being sent home with students.
Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots.
Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.
Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal
The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, February 17, 2023.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.