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Charter status is secured

The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.

Among other aspects, that flexibility could allow officials to examine new classroom settings, sizes and times.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Educators honored for health efforts

Not only is Dawson County Schools doing its part to battle childhood obesity, the system is being recognized at the national level for its efforts.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation - founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. [Bill] Clinton Foundation - has named three local elementary schools and one middle school recipients of National Recognition Awards.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Retired educators association presents, receives awards

At the May meeting of Dawson County's Retired Educators Association, President Nicky Gilleland displayed 11 certificates that the unit had been awarded at the annual state convention of retired educators. They included recognition for increase in membership, having a scrapbook of excellence, and maintaining good public relations.

The unit was also commended for providing an annual scholarship to a teacher who desires to further his/her education. The 2011 scholarship was awarded to Torina Walls, who has been working as a substitute teacher and attending Gainesville State College to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Essay winners honored by Dawson Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently recognized the 2011 Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.

The Laws of Life program is an essay contest promoting literacy and character building, focused on high school students.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Middle Georgia student honored

Middle Georgia College has announced that a student from Dawson County was honored for scholastic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.

Chad Williams was named to the Dean's List for having at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the semester, while maintaining a full course load.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Shope a Governor’s Honors finalist

Dawson County High School student Grant Shope has been recognized as a finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors program.

In the program, students compete for the opportunity to study in one of seven major areas: English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, agriculture or career technical education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sosebee graduates for Waldorf College

Waldorf College announced last week that one of Dawson County's own has graduated from the four-year institution.

During the spring 2011 semester, Shawn Matthew Sosebee of Dawsonville graduated with a bachelor's degree in foundations of education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Family fun at Touch-A Truck

The Dawson County Library held its second annual Touch-A-Truck program from 10 a.m. until noon May 7.

More than 100 children and their families attended the event, sitting in police cars, crawling through fire trucks and ambulances, exploring an Army transport vehicle, and climbing on a sign truck with a bucket.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Turner named regional president for Y-Club

Tatum Turner, a junior at Dawson County High School, was named president of the Northwest District of the Georgia Y-Club during last month's Christian Life Conference held in Covington.

Turner has been elected for the upcoming 2011-12 term as one of four presidents serving the four Georgia regions of the Y-Club.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student headed to Washington

In just a few weeks, a young girl from Black's Mill Elementary will join others nominated from around the country to participate in a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Tomorrow’s leaders’

Friends and family of Dawson County High's graduating seniors lined up this weekend to watch the young men and women receive their diplomas.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


County manager to chair Lanier Tech foundation

A Dawson County man was recently elected to lead a foundation that supports Lanier Technical College.

Kevin Tanner, 39, who has served as vice chairman of the college's foundation board of trustees for the past 18 months, will begin his one-year term as chairman July 1.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Seniors prepare to graduate

As students prepare to walk down the aisle in their caps and gowns, there's a certain energy that surrounds the week leading up to graduation day, according to Jute Wilson.

"It's a culmination," said Wilson, Dawson County High School principal. "After 13 years of school, just to see the look on the kids' faces ... it's amazing.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


A quarter more for school lunch

When students return from summer break, school lunch will cost a quarter more.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Spotlight on schools

An employee with the Dawson County School System was recently featured online in a national publication that focuses on technology in K-12 Schools.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


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Robinson teacher finds her passion in the classroom

Fourth grade teacher Brittany Bronson has just entered her third year of teaching and tears up when she talks about the first class she ever ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Jack Trammell named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award winner

Dawson County High School sophomore Jack Trammell was announced as this year's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award winner last week.

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves land purchase

During Monday night's meeting, the Dawson County Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of land on Elliott Family Parkway for future use by ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education


"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


Linda Sperin, her kids’ biggest fan

Linda Sperin is crazy about her kids-and not just the ones she brought into the world.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


“Wildlife Expedition” coming to the Performing Arts Center

The art students at Dawson County High School are excitedly preparing for the first ever art show in the new Performing Arts Center on the ...

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Mountain Education Charter High School off to successful start

State and local officials gathered early this week to celebrate the successful opening of the Mountain Education Charter High School in Dawson County that is ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 02, 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


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 ...

October 26, 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 ...

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


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