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READ welcomes director

Last week, one of the county's most invaluable non profit organizations, READ, installed new Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz as the commander in chief to head up the program.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Conowal named Teacher of the Year

Each year, one teacher from each school in Dawson County is recognized and named as a teacher of the year.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


Seniors ready to move on

Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


A community that cares

Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


CHAMPS graduates more than 300

In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Project honors classmate

One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Two hours in the shoes of poverty

Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Catholic college set to graduate inaugural class

Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Students attend career fair

Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4H members compete in contest

Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Lions Club honors four students of the month

The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Woodruff honors local art teacher

A Dawson County High School art teacher was recognized Saturday by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for championing the positive effects of art on students.

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


Music to Mickey’s ears

While some spent spring break basking in the sun on a sandy beach or relaxing for a week on the couch, Dawson County High School's Chamber Singers spent five days at the happiest place on earth, Disney World.

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


Schools set to have CHAMPS graduations

For the past five years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has taught fifth grade students about Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, a program also known as CHAMPS.

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


Barn dance set for Saturday

Grab your partner and do-si-do this Saturday at the second annual Old-Fashioned Barn Dance for children's literacy.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System awarded

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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