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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


Greer named teacher of the year

Jerri Greer of Dawson County High School was named Outstanding Teacher Of The Year in the Exceptional Students Department during a recent board of education meeting.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts food drive

The Riverview Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes club spent the two weeks before Christmas break sponsoring a canned food drive to support the local Dawson County RIC Rack food bank.

January 28, 2009 | | Education


Fourth grader wins Kilough Spelling Bee

Students from the fourth and fifth grades participated in Kilough Elementary School's spelling bee Friday, Jan. 9.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Doing more with less

Though enrollment in the Technical College System of Georgia swelled nearly 4 percent in the past year, state funding of the 33-college system has diminished by 8 percent since July.

January 21, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN regional staff | Education


Seniors taking work ready test

Dawson County students are taking part this week in a new program that can better prepare them for life beyond high school.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local sophomores receive HOBY Leadership Award

The Dawson County Woman's Club named Dawson County High School sophomores Katie Simmons and MacKenzie Myers as winners of the 2009 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Amicalola EMC awarding scholarships

Three, deserving students from the local area will be awarded all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. to travel during June 2009 and $600 college scholarships by Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Local students support humane society

Riverview Middle School Student Council members selected the Dawson County Humane Society as their community service project during the 2008-2009 school year.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Sawnee Foundation accepting applications for Youth Scholarship

The Sawnee Foundation is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors in 2009.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Gilleland announces retirement

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of the school year.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools get OK to raise class sizes

Dawson County educators are heralding the state Department of Education's recent decision to relax class-size limits to help school districts cope with budget issues.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Young leaders make a difference

Girl Scouts is the premier organization for girls and women to make a difference in the world.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


New Dawson County Middle School opens in 2008

The new Dawson County Middle School opened its doors to students and faculty for the first time in August 2008.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


High School recognized as ‘Pacesetter’ in 2008

In August 2008, Dawson County High School was named as a Pacesetter School for 2008-10 by High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board.

January 07, 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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