Ensuring Website Accessibility

This website is in the process of being updated to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act. In the interim, please direct all website accessibility concerns to the attention of Dr. Sarah McManus, Digital Learning Director at

If you need the information in this site in another language, you may want to try using an online translation tool such as Google Translate where you can enter the website address or specific text and then choose the language you need. The Governor Morehead School is not responsible for any third-party content. 

Public Meeting Notices

The GMS Advisory Council meets regularly to advise the State Board of Education regarding all aspects of school operations (day and residential programs), including timelines, standards, and criteria, and other matters as designated by the State Board of Education.  Meetings are the second Friday during the months of August, November, February, and May.  The next Advisory Council meeting is February 16, 2018, 301 Ashe Ave. Admin Building Conference Room from 10:30 A.M. to noon.  Meetings are open to the public.

The GMS Human Rights Committee (HRC) meets regularly to advise the Governor Morehead School regarding the welfare of the students and to promote student self-advocacy.  HRC meetings are conducted the second Thursday during the months of January, March, May, September, and November unless otherwise specified.  The next meeting is March 8, 2018, in the Fisher Building Conference Room from 5:30 P.M – 6:30 P.M.  Meetings are open to the public.

Please contact Michelle Cross at for more information regarding these public meetings.  

The Governor Morehead School Parent Teacher Association Needs You

Learn how you can get involved by reading this important and inspiring Message from the PTA President.

School Calendar

 2017-18 Calendar.pdf  


 2017 Summer Newsletter 8 30 17.docx  2017 Summer Newsletter Text.txt 

Live Stream Recording of "Spirit in Motion: Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics"

On Wednesday August 30, the Governor Morehead School hosted "Spirit in Motion: Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics."

The event featured Paralympian Lex Gillette and WRAL-TV News Anchor Renee Chou who discussed their time at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Lex Gillette is a Paralympic medalist who is blind and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Renee Chou provided coverage for WRAL in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.  Ms. Wheelchair USA 2017, Ms. Madeline Delp, was a special guest and spoke about the importance of having a positive mindset. 

The event was coordinated by the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The recording of the event is now available.


2016 GMS Graduation

Blind cheerleaders dominate, devastate, dazzle

They took the floor with pom-poms swinging, hair done up in ribbons and white sneakers tied tight – the blind cheerleaders holding their partially sighted friends by the elbow.

Once on the mat, they stood with hands on hips as the crowd of 100 people whooped and banged their hands together, applause they could feel rising to the rafters. And when the judges’ call came – “Begin! – eight teen-age girls from the Governor Morehead School jumped and pumped fists with all the attitude of a show pony.

Read more here at the News & Observer: 

Accessibility Notice

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, The Governor Morehead School for the Blind is committed to having a website that is as accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you are a student, parent, or any individual who has a disability and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please bring it to the attention of Dr. Sarah McManus, Digital Learning Director at  The issue will be corrected and/or an alternate format will be made available.