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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


Book program halted

A lack of funding has forced a local literacy group to suspend a program that provides free books to children.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Colonial Christmas held at Black’s Mill Elementary

The fourth grade students at Black's Mill Elementary School traveled back in time Dec. 16 for a day-long learning experience called "Colonial Christmas."

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Locals graduate from North Georgia College

North Georgia College & State University conferred 278 graduate and undergraduate degrees during the December 2008 commencement.

December 31, 2008 | | Education


Holiday at the O.K. Corral

The fifth grade of Black's Mill Elementary School performed their Christmas musical Thursday, Dec. 18.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Outdoor classroom unveiled

Black's Mill Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Dec. 15, to celebrate the unveiling of its outdoor classroom.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Café Melange held at Dawson high school

Aromas of coffee beans, vanilla steamers and lattes filled the air at Dawson County High School's annual winter art show last week.

December 28, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Students participate in Job Shadow Day

Dawson County High School students spent a day as professionals during Job Shadow Day at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Nov. 20.

December 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire

Outgoing Robinson Elementary School Principal Roxanne Howard has spent literally her entire life in the Dawson County School System.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Seniors ready to walk

With only a few days left until graduation, Dawson County High School students are taking the time to say their last goodbyes to their classmates -some of which have been together since pre-school.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Local optimist wins state speaking contest

A Dawson County Middle School student has been named the best speaker in the entire state in the Optimist International's annual oratorical contest.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


BOE ready to build performing arts center

The Dawson County Board of Education will soon have $15 million in hand to begin school improvements.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school scholars awarded for hard work

Dawson County High School announced last week how much its graduating class had earned in scholarships to help them with their futures.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Riverview Middle School principal says goodbye

As the school year winds to a close, Riverview Middle School is also preparing to say goodbye to its principal.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Board of Education passes tentative budget

The Dawson County School System has a tentative budget set for the 2016 fiscal year, despite having little to no input from other entities regarding changing taxes for the next year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County says goodbye to three principals

The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws of Life essay contest.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Teachers recognized for dedication to students

Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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