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High school band ranked 'Superior'

The Dawson County High School Symphonic Band competed in a concert at Reinhardt University in Waleska recently, where they received superior ratings on every song and on their overall performance.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Community celebrates exceptional children

Each year Dawson County Schools honor special needs children throughout the system during the statewide celebration of Exceptional Children's Week. During last week's City Council meeting Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan read the proclamation for Exceptional Children's Week to be observed during the week of March 7-11.

March 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Senior Sarah Tinsley named STAR student

When teachers talk about Dawson County High School senior Sarah Tinsley there is a particular similarity in their descriptions, all of them use words that seem to say the exact same thing: She never quits.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Marley Hamby named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award winner

Marley Hamby was announced as the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award Winner at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Dawson Board of Education by the Dawson County Woman's Club. The alternates, who will also be representing Dawson County at the Georgia HOBY conference in June, are Jessica Applegate and Evy Ulery.

February 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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 early today.

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 SAT scheduled for Saturday at Dawson County High School has been cancelled.

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 accurately spelling the word.

January 13, 2016 | 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 high school students.

December 16, 2015 | 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


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


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Articles by Section - Education


Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Black’s Mill students develop successful portfolios

The Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) recognized fourth and fifth grade students from Black's Mill Elementary for their successful ventures in the Stock ...

May 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High School graduation set for Saturday

The Dawson County High School Class of 2016 will bid a fond farewell to friends and teachers on Saturday when they walk across the stage ...

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Tinsley and Little named top of class

Sarah Tinsley achieved another goal.

May 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


DCHS drama department honored at Shulers

Dawson County High School's drama department received multiple honorable mentions at this year's Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (Shuler Awards) as well ...

May 08, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Fifth graders learn connection between academics, career

Robinson Elementary fifth grade students Ian Costley and Brianna Savage had to be reassured they weren't really married.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Teachers honored at luncheon

During the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 14, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education


‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Teachers honored at luncheon

During last week's monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Career day gives 7th graders glimpse at real ife

"How do you drill a bone?"

April 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education


EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

Desmond Vaird says he is on cloud nine after being selected as the Technical College System of Georgia's 2016 Adult Education Student of the ...

April 06, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Miss Sparkles princesses crowned

A collaborative between the local school system and Civitan Club recently showed that all young women can be princesses.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


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