Students served by The Governor Morehead School for the Blind will achieve their highest individual potentials through on-going assessments and consistent, enthusiastic practice of high expectation in both academic and Expanded Core Curriculum* areas.


The Governor Morehead School for the blind will encourage all students to strive for the highest levels of educational excellence and integrity in all of life's endeavors, as exemplified by the professionals who serve them.


Th state school for the blind will provide the right resource for the right student at the right time by:

  • Educating the total student through service delivery models including preschool class for

Here are a few pictures from the track tournament in Boston.  The students did great and they came home with over 40 individual medals, the girl's team won 3rd place trophy and they also won best sportsmanship trophy. Boys placed 4th and they all did an outstanding job. 

Congratulations are in order for Adam Woodrum, who has been selected to participate in the 2015 APH Scholars Program.  As an award recipient, Adam will attend the upcoming APH annual conference in Louisville, representing GMS.  While at APH, Adam will have the opportunity to learn about new products, trends, and research in our field.

Raleigh Host Lion’s Club Awards 2015 Scholarship to GMS Student, Brittany Simmons    

Brittany Simmons of the Governor Morehead School was one of two deserving seniors who received a scholarship when The Raleigh Host Lions Club recently presented their annual scholarships for the 2015 school year.

According to the sponsors, “Both recipients are wonderful students and consistent contributors in their school communities. It is a great honor for the Lions Club to provide resources for these young women to pursue their continuing development goals.” Brittany is very interested in a career in music or technology. She received a $500  scholarship and the Governor Morehead School received $100.

The scholarships were awarded during a luncheon held at the North Carolina State University Club. Both young ladies plan to pursue their education, possibly beginning with local Community /

Technical Colleges before changing to a four (4) year institution. Congratulations and Good Luck from the GMS community!

(Picture shows Brittany Simmons, with her Orientation and Mobility Teacher, Mr. Rod Poole, at left).    

Announcing the 2015 Governor Morehead Summer Program

Do you have students, friends, or family members who would be interested in spending three weeks refining their expanded core curriculum skills?  At The Governor Morehead School, we believe that students learn best and most meaningfully when engaged in relevant, interesting real-life­ community based experiences.  During the 2014 summer program, some of the activities enjoyed by students included:


A group of about 40 visually impaired students from Governor Morehead School for the Blind got up close and personal with clowns, animals and some of the performers during a community outreach program the circus provides during its tour.

GMS Short-Term Sessions 2014-2015

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind is offering nine different one-week Short -Term sessions to students (K-12) with visual impairments from all across North Carolina.  


RALEIGH — Essence Garlington led her fellow cheerleaders by the arm to the center of their school’s gymnasium.

More than a hundred people sat in the old wooden stands, illuminated by light beaming from the second-floor windows.

Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey performers entertain blind students


Drum Circle involves students playing hand drums and percussion representing various cultures around the world.  Each session focuses on students demonstrating both individual and collective skills with an emphasis on improvisation.  On this particular occasion one student was asked to demonstrate an improvisation solo.  Another student was then asked to join in with their solo.  Eventually all members of ensemble were performing a form of improvisational counterpoint which provided a highly spirited and exciting session.

Summer Program Music 1
Summer Program Music 2
Summer Program Music 3


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Monday, May 25
Student Transportation
Student Transport Day
Tuesday, May 26
Commencement General Rehearsal
3:50 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday, May 29
Student Transportation
Student Transport Day
Sunday, May 31
Student Transportation
Student Transport Day

Today, 5/29/2015
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