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A new way to learn

Teresa Conowal says her job has changed drastically over the past four to five years.

March 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Assistant superintendent named

Former Dawson County High School Principal Rick Brown will soon be working in the Dawson County School System again.

March 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Findley’s school history in its second printing

The 250 copies of the first printing of "Yesterday Once More: A History of the Old Schools of Dawson County" are gone, and almost 100 of a second printing have already been ordered.

March 04, 2009 | | Education


Jumping rope for heart

Students at Kilough Elementary recently participated in Jump Rope For Heart, a national educational fundraising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Program aids humane society

"My SUV was stacked to the roof," said Jane Graves of the items that were donated during a community service project last week.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Jarrett takes home the Philip Wright Award

Dawson County Middle School teacher Beth Jarrett was recognized as the recipient of the Philip Wright Award at the school board meeting recently.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


STAR student, teacher honored

Dawson County High senior Allyson Orr didn't set out to become her school's STAR student. But after posting a 1930 on the SAT, that's exactly what she accomplished.

February 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Support for school nurse funds builds

Not content to stand by and await a budget verdict, supporters of the school nurse program are rallying to preserve state funding.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


History brought to life at Kilough Elementary

Students at Kilough Elementary School had the opportunity to step back into time on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday with "Honest Abe" himself.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Student artwork on display

A high school art project landed designs of several Dawson County students on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

February 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Student center renovated at Gainesville College

Gainesville State College leaders of past and present gathered at noon Jan. 28 to celebrate the grand opening of the $8.2 million expanded and renovated student center.

February 04, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN Regional Staff | Education


Vocational rehabilitation available

The task of finding a job can, at times, be difficult and applicants are at the mercy of several different factors that determine employment including meeting qualifications and number of years of experience, to having a disability or a felony on their record.

February 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Book program back on track

A new organization hopes to rekindle children's interest in reading, starting with Dawson County's youngest residents.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


School nurses at risk

A proposal that would eliminate state funding for school nurses worries Rebecca Rhoades.

February 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Spelling has ‘appeal’ to student

Andy Castleberry, a seventh-grader from Riverview Middle School, won the county's systemwide spelling bee Friday.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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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