Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.
Numbers from last month's library board meeting revealed some interesting statistics.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to approve its principal at Riverview Elementary School, which is slated to open in fall 2010. Superintendent Keith Porter recommended Julia Mashburn for the spot, which the school board approved in a unanimous vote. Mashburn is currently principal at Black's Mill Elementary School. The board also approved Porter's recommendation of Cindy Kinney to be the new principal at Black's Mill. Kinney is currently vice principal at the school.
Funding for Riverview Elementary school came from the county's last 1-cent educational sales tax. Dollars were earmarked for "acquiring ...
Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.
Dawson County High School's principal has resigned.
Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.
In the wake of disaster in Haiti, a universal spirit of charity is surging.
Dawson County residents wanted to see how some families live.
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.
With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.
"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."