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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!

School Announcements

  • 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. 

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  • Student Led Conferences - Tuesday February 8, 2022

    Join us on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 for our Student Led Conferences - A View From the Eagle's Nest.  Students will  inform their parents about how they're doing, what their goals are going forward, and what kind of learners they are.  This is a chance for our Eagle's to showcase their learning and accomplishments!

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  • Read to Achieve Testing

    The goal of Read to Achieve legislation, which became law in July 2012, is to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade. This law requires students who are not proficient on third grade reading standards after the student attempts all of the possibilities for promotion, to be placed in one of three situations for the following school year...

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  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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  • **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.

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JCPS Announcements

  • 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.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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