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Gilleland announces retirement

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of the school year.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools get OK to raise class sizes

Dawson County educators are heralding the state Department of Education's recent decision to relax class-size limits to help school districts cope with budget issues.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Young leaders make a difference

Girl Scouts is the premier organization for girls and women to make a difference in the world.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


New Dawson County Middle School opens in 2008

The new Dawson County Middle School opened its doors to students and faculty for the first time in August 2008.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


High School recognized as ‘Pacesetter’ in 2008

In August 2008, Dawson County High School was named as a Pacesetter School for 2008-10 by High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Book program halted

A lack of funding has forced a local literacy group to suspend a program that provides free books to children.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Colonial Christmas held at Black’s Mill Elementary

The fourth grade students at Black's Mill Elementary School traveled back in time Dec. 16 for a day-long learning experience called "Colonial Christmas."

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Locals graduate from North Georgia College

North Georgia College & State University conferred 278 graduate and undergraduate degrees during the December 2008 commencement.

December 31, 2008 | | Education


Holiday at the O.K. Corral

The fifth grade of Black's Mill Elementary School performed their Christmas musical Thursday, Dec. 18.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Outdoor classroom unveiled

Black's Mill Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Dec. 15, to celebrate the unveiling of its outdoor classroom.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Café Melange held at Dawson high school

Aromas of coffee beans, vanilla steamers and lattes filled the air at Dawson County High School's annual winter art show last week.

December 28, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Students participate in Job Shadow Day

Dawson County High School students spent a day as professionals during Job Shadow Day at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Nov. 20.

December 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Riverview Middle School supports troops

When Riverview Middle School sixth grade student Hannah McConnell asked the school's assistant principal Kristi Gerrells if Riverview would help bring in items to send overseas, the answer was "Yes!"

December 21, 2008 | | Education


Y Club attends Youth Assembly in Atlanta

The state government's system and duties can be difficult to understand, especially for high school students who are not even old enough to vote.

December 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Never too old to go back to school

Ernest McGill admits he's missed out over the last five decades.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


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


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


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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