Welcome to Governor's School East!
Congratulations to all who were invited to attend Governor's School! I am looking forward to welcoming each of you to GSE on Opening Day - June 17, 2018. This website will be updated periodically, so please check back frequently for new information. Below are links to DRAFT schedules for Opening Day, Parents' Day, and Closing Day so that you and your family may begin to make your travel plans. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your spring semester.
- Laura Sam, GSE Site Director
2018 Opening Day Schedule (DRAFT)
2018 Parents' Day Schedule (DRAFT)
2018 Closing Day Schedule (DRAFT)
The GSE Office will reopen on June 17, 2018.
REMEMBERING JOHN EHLE By Joe Milner and Terry Roberts
Novelist, educator, and social activist John Ehle passed away on March 24th at his home in Winston-Salem. While working as a member of Governor Terry Sanford’s staff during the early 1960s, John came up with the idea of a Governor’s School for gifted and/or talented students from North Carolina, the very first in the United States. With Sanford’s backing, he led the efforts to design and create such a school, and in that way, he touched all of our lives to the quick. Continue Reading
How an N.C. writer and idea man changed my life
BY WILLIAM D. GOLDSMITH
I never met the writer and idea man John Ehle, who died recently, yet he shaped my life’s flight—and that of uncounted others over the last fifty years. He published seventeen books, but his greatest invention was a state that cultivated the talents and curiosities of young people.
Born in 1980, I was a prime beneficiary of Ehle’s North Carolina, a place where literature and music and film—as well as science and mathematics—were taken seriously. Because of him, and the ideas he planted with Govs. Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt, a public school student from a rural county like me could spend four weeks of a high school summer studying geology at Appalachian State, an outgrowth of the N.C. School of Science and Math that Ehle proposed.
The next year, I spent a particularly magical six weeks at Governor’s School, another Ehle idea. We scattered T.S. Eliot lines around the Salem College campus. We imbibed the performed work of John Cage and Miles Davis, and we put on our own shows for each other. Continue Reading
Contact NCGS year-round using the information on the Contacts link.
GSE Office Hours: (Open from June 17-July 25, 2018)
Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
GSE Office Phone: (919) 760-2658 (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
After Hours Phone (Emergencies only): (919) 208-3509 (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
GSE Office Email: email@example.com. (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
Site Director, Laura Sam's email: Laura.Sam@dpi.nc.gov