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Academy opens young eyes to safety

Until Monday, the closest Quinton Lyons had been to a fire was camping.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Public invited to see new school

Dawson County school officials are holding a special dedication ceremony Aug. 1 for the district's newest school, located on Dawson Forest Road West.

July 28, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Lanier Tech seeks higher accreditation

Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.

July 21, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Literacy group honors graduates

Reading Education Association of Dawson County honored GED graduates July 14 with a reception at the Adult Learning Center.

July 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Lanier Tech reflects growth

Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.

July 21, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


System doesn't meet AYP

All Dawson County schools except one made Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, this year, but the high school's failure to do so affected the entire system.

July 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Elementary essay winners announced

Each year Dawson County Retired Educators Association sponsors an essay contest for fifth grade students. The topic this year was: "Grandparents, or other adult relative, who have influenced my life."

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Funding approved for school building

Construction on a new alternative school building could soon begin after school officials last week approved the facility's funding.

July 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


FFA winner honored

Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, has honored Bradley Weaver with an official Senate Resolution (SR 839) commending the Dawson County resident for winning the National Future Farmers of America Agricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Educator tops in state

One word to describe Kilough Elementary School's Tracey Compton?

July 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


More cuts coming

Local school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Cadets awarded for superior skills

Sadie Hardsey is about six years away from graduating high school, but she knows what she plans to be when she grows up.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Local woman given scholarship

A Dawson County Chick-fil-A employee was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her service, academic excellence and leadership in the community.

June 23, 2010 | | Education


Crossroads changes name

Big plans for Dawson County's alternative school are moving forward.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Nursing services support students' success

School nurses are an integral part of the team effort that supports student success. In recognition of their hard work, May 12 was celebrated as National School Nurse Day.

June 09, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Dawson crowns best school speller

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.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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


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