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Company donates to students

The parental pressure of purchasing school supplies will be lessened for some Dawson County families this fall, thanks in part to the efforts of Dawson County Family Connection.

Nancy Stites, coordinator of the organization, received nearly 30 scientific calculators July 7, donated by the Nordon Corporation for the organization's Stuff the Bus school supply drive.

July 13, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


News welcomes intern

Dawson Community News welcomes Morgan Bennett as the paper's editorial intern for the summer.

A 2011 Dawson County High School graduate, Bennett, 18, said the internship is an excellent opportunity to get more involved and to learn more about her community.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Club members attend Georgia 4-H State Council Conference

In June, Dawson County Senior 4-H members Madison Adams and Autumn Callahan attended the Georgia 4-H State Council Conference. The annual meeting held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton gathers members from across the state to learn about topics of interest for teens, participate in the Iron Clover competition and elect the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors.

"State Council is a great time for high school members," Ian Cowie, county 4-H agent said. "It brings the best 4-H members together to learn, to share and to have fun."

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


GED fee hike on hold

A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.

General Educational Development test-takers currently pay $95 for the full battery of five tests that measure reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.

July 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Lanier Tech moves to temporary campus

Students returning Tuesday for summer quarter at the local campus of Lanier Technical College began attending classes at a new, temporary location.

With the exception of automotive technology courses, all Lanier Tech Dawson classes for the next year or so will shift to the former Crossroads Alternative School building.

July 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Hearings announced on millage rate increase

The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.

The school board recently announced its intention to raise property taxes by 3.25 percent over the rollback millage rate to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for the coming year.

July 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


System fares well on CRCT

Dawson County students as a whole exceeded the state average on the Criterion-Referenced-Competency Test, according to preliminary systemwide scores released last week.

"The scores were outstanding," said Superintendent Keith Porter. "Our students and teachers did a great job for us again this year."

June 29, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Dozens graduate junior fire academy

Dressed in full turnout gear, young cadets in training maneuvered their way through a dark maze, used the Jaws of Life to extricate a victim from a vehicle and extinguished a forest fire.

For a fighter, it's all in day's work. For cadets in Dawson County Emergency Service's Junior Fire Academy, it's work, but it's also a whole lot of fun.

June 22, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Local GOP awards funds to student

At the May 26 meeting of the Dawson County Republican Party, the inaugural recipient of the Charles C. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was presented.

Todd Bennett, a senior at Dawson County High School, was selected by a committee of Dawson County GOP members.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Cadets learn the law

Leigh Wilson enjoys watching television shows like CSI and Law and Order.

She said watching those shows has taught her a thing or two about law enforcement, a field she plans to enter as an adult.

June 15, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Millage rate hike discussed

Over the next several weeks, residents will have a chance to weigh in on a possible tax increase proposed by the Dawson County Board of Education.

School officials are considering a millage rate hike in order to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for 2012.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


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


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Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.

January 04, 2017 | | Education


Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."

December 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County Emergency Services partners with DCHS Community Based Instruction program

The Community Based Instruction (CBI) program at Dawson County High School has embarked on another community venture-this time with the Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 21, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County school board named exemplary for second year

For the second year in a row, the Dawson County Board of Education was named an Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA).

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Math teacher making connections in classroom

Dawson County High School math teacher Michelle Gee knew early on she loved math.

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education


New school calendar approved

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on and unanimously approved the adoption of the final draft of next year's school calendar during the ...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


“Wildlife Expedition” concludes with awards

Art students from Dawson County High School hosted their first ever show in the Performing Arts Center on campus last week.

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


DCMS media specialist makes time for everyone

Dawson County Middle School Media Specialist Cherie Powell says that education is part of who she is.

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


CCRPI scores dip slightly in Dawson County

In reports released last week by the Georgia Department of Education, Dawson County Schools had a slight dip on the College and Career Ready Performance ...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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


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