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Revised calculations ensure AYP

As it turns out, the Dawson County school system made adequate yearly progress after all.

The status change, announced last week, is a result of revised state calculations originally issued in July.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Educator honored as healthy schools program champion

A local educator was recently named as a Healthy Schools Program Champion by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, the alliance supports the work of more than 13,000 schools across the country as they strive to make campuses healthier places to learn and work.

November 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Students clean up Amicalola river trail

Bradley Sullens would stay outside all day, every day, if he could.

"I love fishing, hunting, everything, you name it," said the Dawson County High School senior.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

School system makes AYP after all

After receiving initial word that the local school district failed to meet state standards, results released today show the Dawson County School System made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, after all.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind standards, Dawson County High School, Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle School individually failed to meet the state test requirements over the summer. The schools' apparent failure to do so had affected the entire system.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

High schools realign math curriculum

Just four years after integrating algebra, geometry and statistics into one course, Georgia high schools are realigning the math curriculum with a more traditional approach.

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter said he was never an integrated math proponent.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Lanier Tech fundraiser to help provide scholarships

Recent changes to the HOPE Scholarship have put a strain on students and their families, but the Lanier Technical Foundation is seeking to ease that financial burden.

The foundation plans to hold its first European Pheasant Shoot on Nov. 12 to raise money for Lanier Technical College student scholarships.

November 02, 2011 | By Patrick Stoker DCN regional staff | Education

Senior tapped for advisory council

A Dawson County High School senior has been named to the State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council for the 2011-12 year.

Zach Gerrells, 17, is one of 50 students across the state selected to advise Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Department of Education about the impact of state policies on classrooms.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Top teachers honored

Kerri Whitmire discovered her passion for education at a very young age.

"I have an aunt that is special needs and watched how she struggled," said Whitmire, a kindergarten teacher at Black's Mill Elementary. "She was six years older than me, but she was learning a lot of the same skills that I was learning at a different age, and that was hard."

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Students jump rope, try to set world record

Dawson County Parks and Recreation teamed up with the Dawson County School System last week to take part in the Let's Jump initiative.

Let's Jump was an effort to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Vietnam veterans announce scholarships

The Dawson County Chapter No. 970 of Vietnam Veterans of America announces its scholarship program for 2012.

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior. There will be one winner from Dawson County High School and one from Lumpkin County High School, or an equivalent, accredited home schooling program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Event raises money for books

Friends of Chestatee collected more than $6,000 for WEE Books earlier this month.

Chestatee community members celebrated a magical, musical night Oct. 8 by sponsoring a fundraiser for the Dawson County WEE Books Program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Local student attends national security forum

Dawson County High School student Kelton Auvermann has been selected to attend a six-day program in the nation's capital as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security: Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense.

Auvermann, 17, is one of an outstanding group of national high school students that will take part in the unique career development program designed to introduce students to the challenging careers in national security, intelligence and with the diplomatic corps.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

‘Let’s Jump’ set for today

Dawson County Parks and Recreation, along with the Dawson County School System will be joining with National Geographic Kids, the National Recreation and Parks Association and Let's Jump to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks.

In order to break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to participate for one minute during a 24-hour time frame designated by Let's Jump. The time frame has been designated as 8 a.m. Oct. 12.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Students will wash cars, change oil Saturday

Dawson County High School Auto Tech students and Skills USA club members are offering oil changes and car washes from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

The cost is $25. Proceeds help fund the students' various trips and expenses.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Students tour local detention center

Freshman honors students recently had the opportunity to tour the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center.

The Sept. 22 trip was a part of the Building Educated Students for Tomorrow program at Dawson County High and gave the students the opportunity to see how the center functions.

October 05, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | Education

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Annual event provides school supplies for students

The Dawson County School System, in coordination with Dawson County Family Connection, will be hosting the annual "Stuff the Bus" event at the end of ...

July 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education

Scholar to present tenets of Buddhism

Author, scholar and teacher Dr. Mark Meusse will present "The Promise of Buddhist Spirituality" as a part of the Mountain Top Lectures at the University ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | Education

High school improvements on schedule for fall

Work at Dawson County High School over the summer, including improvements to the media center and the construction of a new JROTC building, are on ...

July 12, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education

School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Board names new Kilough principal

During a special called meeting on Monday morning, the Dawson County Board of Education approved Teresa Conowal as the principal for Kilough Elementary School for ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

'Kids love duct tape'

"If there is one thing I have learned personally is that kids love duct tape," said Dawson County High School rising junior Jack Trammell.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | Education

DCHS Chamber Singers to perform with Foreigner

Dawson County High School Chamber Singer Alexis Bagley literally lost her voice because of an opportunity to sing.

May 31, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Class of 2017 graduates from Dawson County High School

The class of 2017 graduated from Dawson County High School on Saturday, signaling the end of an era for the students whose last years of ...

May 31, 2017 | By Allie Dean | Education

Etowah Water awards four scholarships

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority awarded scholarships to four Dawson County High School seniors during honor's night earlier this month.

May 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Education

HOSA students compete at state level

Several students from Dawson County High School who are a part of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter recently competed in the state ...

May 31, 2017 | Amy French | 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

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