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Camp aims to prepare students for middle school

Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School starts back

With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.

August 12, 2009 | | Education


Training for the future

Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Sheriff chosen to chair finance drive

Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.

August 05, 2009 | | Education


School district to take furloughs

Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.

August 05, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Pay to ride plan weighed

The Dawson County school board is considering a plan that would have high school athletes and other students pay a travel fee for riding a bus to away games or activities.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


After school program seeking participants

An after school youth program planned for Rock Creek Park could be cancelled if more children do not sign up.

July 29, 2009 | By Pam Jacobs Staff Writer | Education


Local 4-H’er competes at state contest

State 4-H Congress competition, held recently in Atlanta, decided the best in the state in 4-H, and Becca Bishop, daughter of Donald and Joan Bishop, competed in the Plants and Soil Science Project.

July 29, 2009 | | Education


Traffic changes coming for school

Changes regarding morning student drop-off at Robinson Elementary School are set to take place this year.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools all make progress

The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Dawson 4-H members attend state conference

Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Federal funds will aid Dawson Co. school

Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Organizations aid with school supplies

This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library workshop sparks creativity

This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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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