Mr. James Morse

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Mr. James Morse

Have a good summer break! See you back in August!

 

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 favorte food is pizza.  My favorite candy is Butterfingers.  I love to drink coffee.

I can't wait to learn more about YOU!

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  • At Home Learning Packet Pickup Times

    We realize that some of you may not have internet and or devices and we have prepared packets with review material for your child. Pick up times will be as follows: Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 am-2:00 pm and from 3:00-6:00 pm. Also on Friday from 11:30-2:00.

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  • Showcase of Stars - CANCELLED

    Out of an abundance of caution and to assure the safety of our students, teachers, families and community, Johnston County Ed Foundation has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Showcase of Stars event scheduled for Sat., March 14. Please click here for more information.

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  • Biomes Night

    Join us on March 5, 2020 as we have our Biomes Night. Come from 5 pm - 5:45 pm to visit grade level classrooms to see their Biomes Displays. At 6, K-5 will have a Biomes Performance in the Cafeteria. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see all that our students have been learning!

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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