Governor Morehead School Newsletter for October 2021

Dear Governor Morehead School Community,


As the weather changes and leaves turn from green to radiant reds, oranges, and browns we are reminded that change is part of everyday life. This year, many things are different and with it comes wonderful new, and exciting possibilities.  This month we bring our first quarter to a close on October 19th. Progress reports and grades will be shared via mail early November.  Students get a well-earned Fall Break October 22nd and 25th.  On October 27th we will be hosting a Fall Festival. Students will participate in fun games, activities, and festival foods.  This is in place of GMS’s annual attendance of the State Fair, which we cannot do this year due to COVID safety protocols.  Cheerleading practices have begun and a modified “wrestling team” is gearing up.  Wrestling of course is not an option this year, rather the team will focus on fun and engaging fitness and conditioning activities geared towards the skills wrestlers will need to get back into the sport once safe to do so.

Ms. Wooten’s leadership of our Pink Out Cancer Awareness Week was a huge success raising over $2,700 for the Pretty in Pink Foundation and to support families.  We are continuing our focus on improving student learning outcomes through our review of NWEA MAP assessment data, teacher assessments, and IEP goal progress. Multiple sources are used to note student progress and to individualize our programs and instructions. At the same time, we are paying particular attention to all of our mental health as well as the social and emotional development of our students through Teen Summit, Kids Corner, mindfulness and expanded core curriculum activities.

We remain GMS Strong as we continue to take all precautions regarding the continuing pandemic. Thank you for your partnership and for allowing us the opportunity to serve your child.



Matthew Mescall