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Local dance team competes nationally

Synergy, the competition clogging team with several Dawson County members, recently competed in the 2010 Clogging Champions of America national clogging competition, the Showdown of Champions.

March 24, 2010 | By Kirstie Broadwell For the Dawson Community News | Education


School districts to change

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Funding ready for projects

The Dawson County School System will soon be able to pay for some of its projects listed in the latest 1-cent education sales tax referendum.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Local school at a crossroads

The scope and makeup of Dawson County's only alternative school has shifted over the years, according to Anthony Guisasola.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


School leaders seek re-election

Both Dawson County board of education members up for re-election July 20 plan to stay put.

March 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Sams completes phase of training

Charles J. Sams has finished the first phase of U.S. Navy training.

March 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


STAR student named

Jessica Abe set out to earn a good SAT score that would help her get into the college of her choice.

March 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Amerson recognized for literacy efforts

A local legislator was honored earlier this month for his support of adult literacy efforts.

March 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Panel releases findings on principal

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal.

March 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly month-long, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Special needs advocates honored during ceremony

A Kilough Elementary staffer will represent Dawson County, when she attends a meeting next week honoring those who go above and beyond for special education students.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Soldier boy’s back in school

A local young man known to some as "Soldier Boy" is back in school after a positive review from his doctor.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals mingle with leaders during visit to Washington

Two local educators visited the nation's capital earlier this month, where they represented Dawson County on a number of school-related issues.

February 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Mentoring PALS receives donation

In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

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

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


Top teacher selected

After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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