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Grad rate sets record

Dawson County High administrators were pleased earlier this year when the school's graduation rate hit 84.4 percent.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Testing adult knowledge

From college students and retired teachers, to builders and county officials, they all think they are smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Free college/career seminar at Adult Learning Center

The Dawson Adult Learning Center of Lanier Technical College will be hosting a free College/Career Seminar from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 19.

October 07, 2009 | | Education


Guardian Angel

Spencer Wright has received numerous accolades over the years as chorus director at Dawson County High School.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


4-H members compete

Members of the Dawson County 4-H club recently competed at an area Forestry Judging Contest at Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


ELOST vote set for special election

Dawson County voters will have the opportunity to extend a current one-cent sales tax for the Dawson County school district for the next five years.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


Pageant set for next month

Girls of all ages should start practicing smiling, waving, walking in heels and wearing a pageant gown for next month's event.

September 23, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


4-H receives grant

The drought may be over in Georgia, but the message from Georgia 4-H remains clear: Water conservation is important each and every day.

September 23, 2009 | | Education


Organization for parents, teachers and students

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong knows the importance of a solid education for the county's children, as well as the importance of parent and community involvement within the school system.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sign up for library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Chestatee Regional Library System wants to make sure that all children in Lumpkin and Dawson counties have the smartest card of all - a library card.

September 16, 2009 | | Education


Chick-fil-A awards $1,000 scholarship

Chick-fil-A has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship awards to restaurant team members to help them reach their educational goals and has recently awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Desiree Ulmer from Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


Governor declares ‘Literacy Week’

According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Porter places sixth in national competition

Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student takes part in summer program

Harrison Summerour, an eighth grade student at Dawson County Middle School, participated in the summer students program for academically gifted students conducted by the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


County sees scores on track with state

Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


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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


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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