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Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early as fall 2016.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County students receive college scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Technical College moving main campus north of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College is relocating to property off Ga. 365 at Howard Road north of Gainesville and the new campus is expected to open in fall 2018.

October 21, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school for the weekend each Friday.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and Hwy. 9 South.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


School system names top teacher

In just three years in the Dawson County School System, first grade teacher Sallie Power's impact on Robinson Elementary is being celebrated.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


NASCAR pumpkin auction raises funds to fight cancer

A pumpkin on display at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be auctioned off to raise money for childhood cancer.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


DCHS marching band takes top honors

Dawson County High School's marching band took home top honors Saturday during the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Fannin County.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson GED program recognized

Instructors and students at the Dawson County Adult Learning Center were recently recognized for achievements in GED testing.

September 23, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Parents, students bond at school over dodgeball

Two Dawson County elementary schools recently came together to compete for the title of best mother-son dodgeball team.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home ...

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Elementary school student broadcast wins statewide award

"Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast Tuesday.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves 6-12 realignment

The Dawson County school board last week approved a measure that will realign grades 6-12 in an effort to open additional opportunities for middle and ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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