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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


No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County Art Council donates to school

The Dawson County Arts Council has taken another step in the community toward promoting the arts.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students compete in spelling bee

For the past few weeks, Dawson County elementary and middle schools have been testing their students' knowledge of words and spelling.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board of education elects new officers

The Dawson County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair for the 2014 calendar year.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


STARs together

After a month of secrecy, the 2014 Dawson County High School STAR Student can celebrate the achievement with friends and classmates.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Search for new superintendent begins

The Dawson County Board of Education has begun its search for a new school superintendent.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools Tuesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter just announced schools will be closed for students on Tuesday in anticipation of subzero weather moving in later today.

January 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County schools closed Monday

January 05, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate well above state average

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students donate toys to emergency services

Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Miss America 2003 visits middle school

Riverview Middle School eighth grade students had the opportunity last week to play host to a former beauty queen, Ivy League graduate and congressional hopeful.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson County participates in day of coding

The Development Authority of Dawson County, in conjunction with the Next Generation Youth Clubhouse and the Dawson County School System, supported student education in computer science by participating in the Georgia Day of Code on Dec. 10.

December 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Ornaments benefit needy

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Youth leadership award winners named

With applications examined and hopefuls interviewed, this year's Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award winners have been announced.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech named state's top technical college

December 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | Education


Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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