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Board chooses charter system guidelines

The Dawson County School System plans to spend the next year evaluating changes to improve educational procedures as a charter school system.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Junior Fire Academy planned for summer

Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the county's inaugural Junior Fire Academy, July 27-31.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


READ welcomes director

Last week, one of the county's most invaluable non profit organizations, READ, installed new Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz as the commander in chief to head up the program.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Conowal named Teacher of the Year

Each year, one teacher from each school in Dawson County is recognized and named as a teacher of the year.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


Seniors ready to move on

Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


A community that cares

Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


CHAMPS graduates more than 300

In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Project honors classmate

One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Two hours in the shoes of poverty

Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Catholic college set to graduate inaugural class

Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Students attend career fair

Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4H members compete in contest

Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Lions Club honors four students of the month

The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Woodruff honors local art teacher

A Dawson County High School art teacher was recognized Saturday by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for championing the positive effects of art on students.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Friends take top school honors

Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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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