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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!
JCPS Preschool Applications Now Open
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.
**PowerSchool Parent Portal**
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.
Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal
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
Report Cards in Parent Portal
Report Cards can be found in the Parent Portal. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal, you can access the directions at the following links.
Learn More About Standards Based Grading
Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards...
Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023
Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Class of 2023 Graduation Dates
Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.
Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy
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, June 23, 2023.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
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.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.