Dawson County High School exceeded the state average on the 2012 Georgia High School Writing Test, according to results released last week. "We had an increase in our overall pass rate - 'meets and exceeds' - with 94 percent," said Jute Wilson, principal.
Ornament sales are under way at local elementary schools. The funds raised by these sales will benefit K.A.R.E. for Kids. The ornaments are made by art teachers and their students. Robinson Elementary kicked off its inaugural run this year with art teacher John Lundy at the helm.
Riverview Middle School students will soon have a new component to enhance their reading skills. On Monday, Joe Hirsch and Sandy Lipkowitz with the Reading Education Association of Dawson County arrived at the school with news Language Arts teacher Cassie Tallant has been waiting to pass on to her students that struggle with reading.
Two Lanier Technical College students from Dawsonville have been nominated for a state awards program. Instructors at the technical college nominated a total of 18 students from its campuses for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.
The Dawson County Pride Marching Band received a gift recently when Walmart presented the group with a $2,500 check. With the donation, the band has collected the $17,000 needed to travel to Atlanta and perform during the nationally televised halftime show of the Chick-fil-A Bowl during the New Year's weekend.
Dawson County High School sophomores Matthew Holton and Cullen McDonald were named the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award recipients last week. Presented annually by the Dawson County Woman's Club, the award recognizes outstanding students for their leadership and service to community.
Riverview Middle School's assistant principal was recently named best in the state by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. As the statewide winner, Kristi Gerrells is in the running for 2013 national assistant principal honors.
A young entrepreneur from Dawson County has achieved the Future Farmers of America's highest honor. Bradley Weaver, 21, was awarded the American Star Award in Agribusiness on Oct. 27 during the organization's 85th annual national convention in Indianapolis.
The Lanier Technical College Foundation announced it raised more than $22,000 following its second annual Pheasant Shoot earlier this month. All proceeds from the Oct. 13 pheasant shoot go to benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation's General Scholarship Fund.
When senior Seth Banks registered for Lanier Technical College's dual enrollment program, he hoped to gain a broader knowledge of welding beyond what he could learn at Dawson County High School. "Now that I'm in the program, it's something I want to do for life," he said. "I wanted to explore welding before I got out of high school and just went into a college on something that I didn't know for sure if that ...
Dawson County Middle School has another accolade to celebrate with teacher of the year. Bridges, who teaches sixth-grade language arts, was recognized at the October meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education.
The face of Lanier Technical College in Dawson County for the past three years is changing with Dean Tim McDonald's promotion to the school's vice president of economic development. McDonald, who started his new position Oct. 2, will continue as dean of the local campus until a new leader is chosen.
Dawson County High School's 2012 Tiger Yearbook Staff recently received two national awards for the 2012 Tiger album. Walsworth Publishing Company announced last month that the 2012 Tiger was going to be included in its Gallery of Excellence, meaning the book will be showcased with other top books in both printed form and on the Web.
Local students soon will have the option of taking biblical-based courses to fulfill high school elective requirements. Dawson County Christian Learning Center, a nonprofit and accredited institution, is seeking high school seniors to take part in its inaugural class that begins in January.
A shooting event in Hall County will benefit Lanier Technical College. The Second Annual European Pheasant Shoot will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 7743 Persimmon Tree Road in Lula.
More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.
Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong has announced her candidacy for the 2014 Board of Education.
Parents, educators and school administrators from across northern Georgia voiced concerns ranging from the balance of funding to the controversial common core curriculum during an educational summit in Dahlonega last week.
The Dawson County Board of Education recognized the teachers of the year at the district's seven schools, as well as the system's top teacher, during a ceremony Monday night.
For the second year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.