Linda Morse

Counselor

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Hello!

My name is Ms. Morse, and I have been the counselor at Westside for over 20 years! I grew up here and am a local graduate. I hold graduate degrees in Counseling and Child Development from the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University.  Each year, I enjoy working with students teaching them the life skills they need to be successful adults. I conduct classroom guidance lessons, small groups and individual counseling.  I am also the RTI/SST/504 Coordinator. As always, I work closely with teachers, administrators, parents and school social workers to make sure students have what they need. Most of all, I strive to be a special friend that all students can count on at school!

My first and most favorite job is also being a mother. I love traveling, spending time with family and pets, and home improvement projects. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you and your family.  

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Counselor's Corner

Free Grab 'N Go Meals Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia

Grab 'N Go Meals

Heating Assistance Available

Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Next week we celebrate Red Ribbon Week.  I would like to share a resource with you. 

This 40-page booklet offers information to help parents and other caregivers raise drug-free children. The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Remember, it's never too early to talk about, or too late to get help! 

Help for the Holidays 2020

Masks

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Masks

Second Step Curriculum

5th Grade Lessons

Lesson 9: Introducing Emotion Management

19 minutes

 

Lesson 10: Calming Down

20 minutes

 

Lesson 11: Managing Anxiety

13 minutes

 

Lesson 12: Managing Frustration

17 minutes

 

Lesson 13: Resisting Revenge

18 minutes

 

Lesson 14: Handling Put-Downs

18 minutes

 

Lesson 15: Avoiding Assumptions

24 minutes

 

4th Grade Lessons

 

Lesson 10: Introducing Emotion Management

10 minutes

 

Lesson 11: Managing Strong Feelings

14 minutes

 

Lesson 12: Calming Down Anger

15 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade4Lesson12

Lesson 13: Managing Anxiety

12 minutes

 

Lesson 14: Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions

13 minutes

 

Lesson 15: Handling Put-Downs

10 minutes

 

3rd Grade Lessons

Lesson 11: Introducing Emotion Management

16 minutes

 

Lesson 12: Managing Test Anxiety

17 minutes

 

Lesson 13: Handling Accusations

19 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade3Lesson13

 

Lesson 14: Managing Disappointment

14 minutes

 

Lesson 15: Managing Anger

20 minutes

 

Lesson 16: Managing Hurt Feelings

13 minutes

 

2nd Grade Lessons

Lesson 11: Introducing Emotion Management

11 minutes

 

Lesson 12: Managing Embarrassment

11 minutes

 

Lesson 13: Handling Making Mistakes

12 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade2Lesson13

 

Lesson 14: Managing Anxious Feelings

12 minutes

 

Lesson 15: Managing Anger

15 minutes

 

Lesson 16: Finishing Tasks

11 minutes

 

1st Grade Lessons

Lesson 12: Identifying Our Own Feelings

12 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson12


Lesson 13: Strong Feeling

19 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson13


Lesson 14: Calming Down Anger

21 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson14

Lesson 15: Self-Talk for Calming Down

18 minutes

 

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSGrade1Lesson15

 

Lesson 16: Managing Worry

22 minutes

 

Kindergarten Lessons

Lesson 12: We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies
9 minutes

Direct Video Link:https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson12

Lesson 13: Managing Frustration
10 minutes

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson13

 

Lesson 14: Calming Down Strong Feelings
12 minutes

Direct Video Link: http://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson14

 

Lesson 15: Handling Waiting
10 minutes

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson15

 

Lesson 16: Managing Anger
12 minutes

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson16

 

Lesson 17: Managing Disappointment
8 minutes

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson17

 

Lesson 18: Handling Being Knocked Down

Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson18

Pre-K Lessons

Lesson 13, Day 1: We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies
10 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT13D1
 
Lesson 13, Day 2: We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies
10 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT13D2
 
Lesson 13, Day 3: We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies
13 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT13D3
 
Lesson 14, Day 1: Strong Feelings
8 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT14D1
 
Lesson 14, Day 2: Strong Feelings
12 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT14D2
 
Lesson 14, Day 3: Strong Feelings
11 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT14D3
 
Lesson 15, Day 1: Naming Feelings
10 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT15D1
 
Lesson 16, Day 2: Managing Disappointment
15 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT16D2
 
Lesson 16, Day 2: Managing Disappointment
15 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT16D2
 
Lesson 17, Day 1: Managing Anger
13 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT17D1
 
Lesson 17, Day 2: Managing Anger
17 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT17D2
 
Lesson 17, Day 3: Managing Anger
16 minutes
Direct Video Link: https://bit.ly/SSEarlyLearningWT17D3

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