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School year off to a smooth start

The Dawson County school system is rounding out the first full week of the 2013-14 school year and things couldn't have gone better, according to administrators.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Tech, system extend partnership

Lanier Technical College and the Dawson County Board of Education kicked off another school year by signing an agreement to continue the dual enrollment program they share.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


New special ed director small-town native at heart

Dawson County has quite a few new faces in the school system due to retiring teachers and new hires, but one new hire is working to keep the entire special education department running smoothly.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Teachers ride, shop

Riverview Elementary School teachers received a surprise on Monday in the form of a shopping trip to Walmart.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School starts Thursday

With the start of the 2013-14 school year on Thursday, motorists are encouraged to be mindful of buses and increased traffic.

August 07, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Board of education opens doors of new building

The Dawson County Board of Education opened the doors on its new downtown central office Monday.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Program helps children understand Bible stories

Former Dawson County school teacher Donna Weaver is reaching out to the community to come join Grace Presbyterian Church to get children involved in Godly Play, a program that teaches children to better understand the Bible.

July 31, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Schools ready for students

Much to the collective groans of children across Dawson County, school will be opening its doors and ushering in students next week.

July 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Results ‘favorable’

Dawson County students in third through eighth grades are showing gains in their Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT, scores despite their teachers having to deal with less funding and materials, officials say.

July 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board raises tax rate

Citing a declining tax digest and rising operational costs, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 3-0 on Friday to raise the county's millage rate by 1.7 mills.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


John H. Lloyd Jr., Lanier Tech's first director, dies

July 10, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Education


Student chosen national FBLA president

The largest and oldest student business organization in the country will be led by a Dawson County High School student.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Camp enables kids to teach

Students at Kilough Elementary spent last week learning how to help their fellow students in the classroom.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board talks tax increase

With a working budget set for fiscal year 2014, the Dawson County Board of Education has moved on to addressing the school system's millage rate.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Fire academy fun

Dylan Head knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


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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


DCHS students sweep competition

Students from the Jobs for Georgia's Graduates organization at Dawson County High School swept two competitions last month to claim the top place in multiple fields.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Finalist for superintendent named

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.

April 02, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

March 28, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


FBLA sweeps state conference

The Dawson County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter left an impression at the state conference earlier this month.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Interviews for school superintendent begin

The search for a new superintendent has reached the next level for the Dawson County Board of Education.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Technical College has added an administrative position in its continued endeavor of making its college experience the best for its students.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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