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Locals learn about poverty

Dawson County residents wanted to see how some families live.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Word wiz wins bee

The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Program celebrates 14th year of service

In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.

January 27, 2010 | | Education


Teacher pay could be based on performance

Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Best of a bad situation’

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools face more furloughs

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.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Board inks emergency Red Cross shelter deal

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.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


2 schools honored by state

It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Slaton, Wade named as 2010 BOE officers

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ethics panel looks at school official

The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Students compete in bee

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.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Award recipient thanks Rotarians for education

Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Too cool for school

Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools to close early Thursday

Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.

January 06, 2010 | | Education


National bulletin touts DCHS

A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


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School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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