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"Elf" comes to the Performing Arts Center

The Tiger Den Players of Dawson County High School are ready to get the community into the holiday spirit.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Kilough teacher of the year connects with students

Kilough Elementary School teacher of the year Hillary Mullinax found her calling in an after school program.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Riverview educator named system-wide teacher of the year

Lauren Stephenson has always loved school.

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County graduation rates at all time high

Dawson County High School held its sixth annual Apply to College Day last week and it just happened to coincide with the news that the graduating class of 2016 had the highest graduation rate in school history.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Exceptional children making exceptional strides

The excitement over the Community Based Instruction program that began this year at Dawson County High School is palpable-particularly when speaking to the teachers who are making it work.

November 02, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Elementary students experience “Sophie and the Pirates”

The Tiger Den Players had a swashbuckling adventure last week when they took on the one-act play "Sophie and the Pirates" in front of nearly 600 elementary students at the Dawson County Performing Arts Center.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Personal finance program challenges high school seniors

Dawson County High School partnered with volunteers from Junior Achievement last week to bring a personal finance program to senior students.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Jobs for Georgia Graduates holds initiation ceremony

The Dawson County High School Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) program initiated its members for the 2016-17 school year Tuesday morning at the Performing Arts Center.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Elementary students consider career choices

Students from Black's Mill Elementary School spent last Friday getting a glimpse into the future with their second annual "Crayons to Careers" event.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Service organization gives away books at Black’s Mill

First, second and third grade students at Black's Mill Elementary School got a surprise visit last week that left them each with a brand new book and an impromptu cookie and milk break.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Souto receives Taking Care of Business Award

Director of Special Education for Dawson County Schools Hershel Bennett presented Jennifer Souto with a special award during the October meeting of the board of education.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


School nurses recognized during board meeting

During the October Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board took time to recognize the school nurses of the local school system.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County leaders celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week

Leaders across the state of Georgia showed their support for early childhood education by joining pre-k students in their classrooms all last week for the sixth annual Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction.

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education


RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Students honored during awards day ceremony at DCHS

Dawson County High School hosted its awards day ceremony last week and students in ninth through 12th grades received recognition in individual subject areas, Tiger ...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Students get jump on summer reading

Kilough Elementary was host last week to a Title I sponsored summer reading program through The Reading Warehouse.

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Robotics bring STEM activities to DCMS classroom

"It's the claw machine all over again," said a flustered Mac Cline as he tried to maneuver his robot to pick up a hexball ...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Class of 2017 to graduate Saturday

Dawson County High School seniors wrapped up their high school careers last week and have begun the countdown to their final hurdle-crossing that stage on ...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Veterans award three scholarships

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America last week awarded three high school students scholarships to further their academic careers.

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Scholarships awarded on Honors Night

Dawson County High School seniors were recognized last Thursday night during the annual honors night at the Performing Arts Center on campus.

May 17, 2017 | Amy French | Education


New principal approved at Robinson

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday to approve Page Arnette as the new principal for Robinson Elementary School.

May 10, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves random drug testing

During the May meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, board members unanimously approved a proposal to begin random drug testing on students who ...

May 10, 2017 | Amy French | Education


‘Get comfortable being uncomfortable’

When Jeff Yalden spoke to parents and teachers last week at the Performing Arts Center at Dawson County High School, some of the things he ...

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Fifth graders consider career choices

"Not guilty," came the verdict from Kilough Elementary fifth graders on Monday.

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County JROTC earns designation honor unit distinction

The students who are a part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at Dawson County High School were recently recognized for earning the ...

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Chamber honors teachers of year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored its top educators with a luncheon celebrating the teachers of the year and their families last week.

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Up-and-coming kindergarteners ready for fall

Pre-kindergarten students Tristan Cantrell and Cooper Southers were anything but intimidated last week when they attended the annual kindergarten round-up in the gymnasium at Rock ...

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Teachers and students honored following Exceptional Children’s Week

During the April Dawson County Board of Education meeting, Director of Exceptional Children Hershel Bennett recognized the efforts of educators and students across the system ...

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County student gets second in state for culinary knife skills

Dawson County High School sophomore Matthew Wyckoff recently competed in the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state culinary knife skills event ...

April 05, 2017 | Amy French | Education


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