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.  

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THE GOVERNOR MOREHEAD SCHOOL

MISSION

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind will educate, advocate, and provide resources for all North Carolina students with visual impairment, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

VISION

In order to maximize individual success, the Governor Morehead School will link our initiatives to the unique needs of students with visual impairment, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

FOCUS

This repositioned 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 satellites for
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Alice Zincone, GMS Teacher, Named NCAEA Special Needs Art Educator of the Year

Alice Zincone, GMS Teacher, Named NCAEA Special Needs Art Educator of the Year 2014-15!

The GMS Campus is jubilant that one of its own, Art Teacher Alice Zincone, has been named the NCAEA (North Carolina Art Education Association) Special Needs Art Educator of the Year 2014-15!


She will receive her award at the NCAEA statewide conference in New Bern being held on October 23-26, 2014.


In addition, at the Conference, Ms. Zincone will be presenting on “Art Experiences for the Blind and Visually Impaired.” This presentation will identify resources within the art room, county and world to help students with visual impairments enjoy the art room experience. High-tech and low-tech materials for adapting lessons or enhancing lessons with more tactile elements will be covered. Samples of student artwork will also be presented. Additionally, an overview of making and using tactile graphics and 3D printing will also be included.


Ms. Zincone attended East Carolina University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design in 1989. After working as a jeweler and designer for 7 years she returned to ECU and earned a BFA in Art Education in 1998. She worked for Johnston County and Wake Co. Schools for 7 years before coming to GMS in 2006.  She earned her National Board Certification in Art in 2010 and is a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  In addition to her art and art education experience, she has experience as a performer, instrumentalist and songwriter and was named as one of ten in the Independent Weekly’s Best Musical Directors in NC (2004) for her participation in Millworker, a locally written and produced play about life in cotton mills in the early 20th century. Ms. Zincone loves all animals, the outdoors, and has 3 cats.



Pretty In Pink Foundation

Because of your generous support, the GMS PINK OUT was a huge success.  We raised $313.50 to be donated to the Pretty In Pink Foundation.   

Pretty In Pink Foundation's mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with quality, life-saving medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay. 

Thank you for helping to raise awareness in our fight against breast cancer. 


GMS student receives $99,000 worth of scholarships


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, October 27
Drum Circle
Tuesday, October 28
Weekly Rehearsals
5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 29
After School Sports
3:45 PM
GMS Gallery/Museum Tour
5:00 PM
PTA Meeting at the Dining Hall
5:45 PM
Fall talent show
7:00 PM

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 63 Low: 44
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 48 Low: 33
Rain likely
63% chance of precipitation.