Ensuring Website Accessibility

This website is in the process of being updated to ensure compliance with Section 508 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

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 May 12, 2017, in the Fisher 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 23, 2017, 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.

GMS Cheerleading and Wrestling Teams Place 2nd and 3rd

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind hosted the 2017 Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind Winter Tournament on January 27th and 28th. The competition included Wrestling and Cheerleading. GMS competed against Overbrook School for the Blind from Pennsylvania, the New York Institute for Special Education, and the Maryland School for the Blind. 

The Cheer Team took 2nd place and the Wrestling Team took 3rd place. Both Teams won the Sportsmanship Awards.  Ryan Watts, the Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind President and the GMS Athletic Director stated that the GMS athletes “deserve the utmost respect for their behavior and spirit.”

Cooking Show featuring Christine Ha

On November 30, 2016, the Governor Morehead School hosted a A Celebration of Cooking by the Visually Impaired.  A live stream recording of the event is available. It features a teleconference with Christina Ha the blind chef who won season 3 of  Fox TV's the "MasterChef"competition in 2012. Additionally, there are cooking demonstrations by persons who are blind or have low vision including one of the Governor Morehead School students.   The event was sponsored by the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped with support from the Division of Services for the Blind, the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, and the Triangle Radio Reading Service.


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 March 2017 Newsletter 


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.

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