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Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

March 28, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


FBLA sweeps state conference

The Dawson County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter left an impression at the state conference earlier this month.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Interviews for school superintendent begin

The search for a new superintendent has reached the next level for the Dawson County Board of Education.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Technical College has added an administrative position in its continued endeavor of making its college experience the best for its students.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

March 19, 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


Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

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


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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Spring games benefit children

Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather at Dawson County High School for the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games tomorrow.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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