The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.
In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.
Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.
Education cuts announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue mean Dawson County school employees will have three furlough days for the second half of the academic year.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 at the Jan. 11 meeting to sign a contract with the American Red Cross for use of school facilities in case disaster strikes.
It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.
The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.
Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.
Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.
Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.
Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.
A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.
A lifelong fascination with space travel and astronomy paid off for a Dawson County man when he was accepted last week to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.
With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.
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.
Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.
While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.
Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.
Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.
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