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School sales tax funding exceeds projections

Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax for education is running $1 million over projections and about 18 months ahead of schedule, officials report.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Week encourages drug-free students

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Armstrong announces bid for school board

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong has announced her candidacy for the 2014 Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Education concerns topic of discussion

Parents, educators and school administrators from across northern Georgia voiced concerns ranging from the balance of funding to the controversial common core curriculum during an educational summit in Dahlonega last week.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Earning high marks

The Dawson County Board of Education recognized the teachers of the year at the district's seven schools, as well as the system's top teacher, during a ceremony Monday night.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Pumpkins encourage competition

For the second year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Head Start reopens

The Ninth District Head Start program was open Tuesday, thanks to private funding.

Staff and parents were notified Monday that the preschool program was reopening, said Kay Laws, Head Start director for Ninth District Opportunity.

October 09, 2013 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Riverview Elementary gives Dimes for Downs

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Riverview Elementary is giving dimes away.

October 09, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Summit discusses educational issues

A legislative summit next week will give the community an opportunity to discuss educational issues facing the state.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Library plans night of fun

The Dawson County public library is offering the community a night of fun, frights and festivities as it begins a new event.

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Family night a success at Riverview Elementary

Riverview Elementary held its first family event on Sept. 5.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local campus sets record

Lanier Technical College graduated 1,212 students from its programs in 2012.

September 11, 2013 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


High school debt paid off

After 16 years, Dawson County High School is now the property of the Dawson County Board of Education.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


JROTC course opens

Dawson County High School is now home to a competition-level training course for its JROTC cadets.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local teen provides comfort to troops

Many high school students spend their summer relaxing or visiting with friends. But one Dawson County teen gave his summer up to provide comfort for those far from home.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Pageant promotes band, confidence

The Miss Dawson County beauty pageant was held at Dawson County High School as a fundraiser for the school's band. The annual pageants include Little Miss, Tiny Miss, Wee Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Dawson County.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Oratorical winner is bound for state

One Dawson County middle school student is racing to the top of public speaking.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Teenage behavior focus of seminar

Factual reasons as to why your teenager behaves in the way he or she does were given to parents last week.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Essay winners reflect on lessons learned

The local Rotary Club recently recognized the Dawson County High School Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Annual barn dance benefits WEE Books

Dawson County residents are invited to a special dance this weekend in support of a local charity's goal of bringing books to preschool-aged children each month.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle School partners with university

Dawson County Middle School has partnered with a local college to roll out new classes for both schools' students.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


High school chorus sings at Disney

The Dawson County High School Chorus was recently invited by Disney to the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Test scores show local schools above average

The Georgia Department of Education released the second College and Career Ready Performance Index on Monday.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Kindergarten registration April 11 at Rock Creek

With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Student places first in oratorical contest

One Dawson County Middle School student is going above and beyond when speaking to others.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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