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School system offers free vaccine

Middle and high school students in the Dawson County school district can get free H1N1 vaccines next week with a permission slip from parents.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Breakfast with Santa

The Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering residents a holiday combo deal.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Culinary festival scheduled

Those looking to help local high school clubs raise money for the upcoming academic year can visit the inaugural Taste of Dawson High, a culinary festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Santa makes his list and checks it twice

It's still three weeks until Christmas, but some kids got a jump start on their holiday wish-lists this year.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


College installs president

The Archbishop and Archdiocese of Atlanta were part of a procession Monday afternoon that welcomed a new president at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Reading at Robinson

There was no red carpet or flashing camera bulbs at Robinson Elementary last week.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Hester graduates training

Michael James Hester, 20, graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 30.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Rhythm and rhyme

A singing, dancing troupe of local youngsters are spending weeknights gearing up for a competition in January, where they'll try and outperform others from around the country.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


UCB picks junior board of directors

United Community Bank has announced the 2009-2010 Junior Board of Directors for Dawson County.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Students get creative for photography show

The Dawson County Mentoring Program recently presented "Reflections of Relics Remembered" photography show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 18, 2009 | | Education


Grant funds rescue kits for Dawson Co. students

Thanks to a recent CPR training grant, Dawson County school nurses are "enlisting the help of students to save lives."

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Officials stepping up surveillance at school

While it could be nine months before a new elementary school opens in southern Dawson County, officials moved forward last week with plans for a security system in the building.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Secretary wins award

As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


First lady visits

Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board announces school makeup days

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."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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