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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


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


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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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


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