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Riverview Middle School announces Students of the Month

Being named Student of the Month at Riverview Middle School is quite an honor.

December 07, 2008 | | Education


Dawson County literacy initiative recognized

Dawson County has long worked towards creating a completely literate community, aiming to make basic education easily accessible to all citizens through local organizations, such as READ Inc. and the Adult Learning Center.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Charity basketball raises funds for local schools

Faculty from Riverview Middle School and Dawson County Middle School squared off in a charity basketball game Nov. 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

November 30, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Local students compete in 4-H competition in Gainesville

Dawson County 4-H members traveled to Gainesville recently to compete in the area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Contest.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


12-year-old makes life ‘Bearable’ at Amicalola Falls

A volunteer at Amicalola Falls decided to give the park a face-lift ... by replacing worn out "Ranger Rick" signs promoting free public programs, with black bear characters holding monthly schedules.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


Boy Scout Troop 422 goes caving

Adventurous Scouts from Dawsonville Boy Scout Troop 422 recently embarked on an excursion to Raccoon Mountain Caverns in Tennessee.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Lion’s Club sponsors annual poster contest

Lions Club International hosts a Peace Poster Contest each year, which begins with a local club sponsorship.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Personal Viewfinder photography show a success

The fifth annual student photography show conducted through the Dawson County Mentoring Program was kicked off Oct. 18 at a reception held at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Dawson County students participate in Youth Summit

Three Dawson County High School students participated in the 2008 Youth Summit, where they pledged to help their community in one of four areas: education, health, economic development or safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Chambliss visits, reads to Kilough students

In the midst of a 13-day, 75-county bus tour across Georgia, Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss made a stop in Dawson County and visited students at Kilough Elementary School Monday morning.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Kilough Elementary receives grant for storybook garden and outdoor classroom

Lowe's, a home-improvement store, awarded Kilough Elementary School with a $4,900 Toolbox for Education grant to create a storybook garden and outdoor classroom.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


The Meaning of Veterans Day

Cameron Millholland, a seventh grader at Dawson County Middle School, was chosen as the overall winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County. Students were asked to describe the meaning of Veterans Day. Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen surprised Millholland at school Monday morning with the news he had won the contest, which also includes passes to Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. He will also participate in this year's Veterans Day parade and celebration on Nov. 11. Millholland's essay on his father's military service was chosen over hundreds ...

November 09, 2008 | By Cameron Millholland 7th grade, Dawson County Middle School | Education


Group plans protest at store selling drug paraphernalia

The convenience store owner who refused to stop selling pipes, often used as drug paraphernalia, for fear of losing customers could find the store embroiled in an even bigger controversy.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


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Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson County participates in day of coding

The Development Authority of Dawson County, in conjunction with the Next Generation Youth Clubhouse and the Dawson County School System, supported student education in computer science by participating in the Georgia Day of Code on Dec. 10.

December 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Ornaments benefit needy

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Youth leadership award winners named

With applications examined and hopefuls interviewed, this year's Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award winners have been announced.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech named state's top technical college

December 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | Education


Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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