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School's in session

There were yawns and dragging feet aplenty, but smiles were most common Friday morning at Robinson Elementary as students returned for a new school year.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Academy will hold fundraiser

The Dawson Christian Academy will hold a gospel singing fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Jesus' Name Apostolic Church.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


System prepares charter councils

The Dawson County school system has begun preparing to set up school governance councils at each of its seven campuses after achieving charter system status in June.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library moving into future with e-books

The Dawson County Library is now offering e-book and audiobook rentals through its Web site, and many residents are taking advantage of the new service.

Residents have rented 243 e-books since the service began in January, and the library has added 2,042 new patrons since June 2010.

August 03, 2011 | | Education


Local college partners with school system

Nearly 40 students from a nearby college will be traversing the halls of local campuses this school year in an effort to improve early childhood education for both students and teachers.

North Georgia College & State University will send 24 juniors and 17 seniors to the four Dawson County elementary schools, according to former Kilough Elementary Principal Lois Zangara.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Seventy-five GED graduates honored

Seventy-five graduates of the Dawson County Adult Education Center's General Educational Development program were honored at a reception July 25, including three who received scholarships to continue their education.

Barbara Massei, Cindy Corbin and Shannon Erb each received scholarships for their hard work and desire to further their educations.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Riverview ES principal attends event in D.C.

Riverview Elementary School principal Julia Mashburn joined elementary- and middle-school educators and leaders from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals' National Leaders Conference on July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

The educators were in the nation's capital to advocate for new policies that would give principals the tools they need to shape long-term and effective plans for education improvement.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Tax increase approved

The Dawson County Board of Education approved a resolution last week that will raise local property taxes.

The increase, which the board says will offset an expected budget deficit for the next school year, was approved 3-0 by the board on Thursday. Members Elaine Wilson and Cecil Bennett were not present at the meeting.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


System doesn’t make AYP

According to results released last week, the Dawson County School System was one of the 152 systems, out of 183 systems statewide, that failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.

Three of the seven local schools, Dawson County High School, Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle, failed to meet AYP, putting them among nearly 37 percent of schools statewide.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student learns to fly fighter plane

Brooks Fulford is not your average student-athlete.

A rising sophomore at Dawson County High, Fulford served as the starting varsity goalkeeper last season. He and Sam Edwards combined to set two school records, one for fewest goals allowed and another for most shutouts.

July 27, 2011 | | Education


Local schools will have open house next week

Local schools will hold open house next week in preparation for the beginning of classes Aug. 5.

Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementary schools will hold open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

July 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Rick Brownlee new lead instructor at Adult Learning Center

Rick Brownlee has begun his tenure as the new lead instructor for Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Center in Dawsonville.

The former head of the adult learning center in Roswell, Brownlee replaced Kathy Davis who stepped down as lead instructor, but remains a teacher with the school.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Final millage hearing is Thursday

The Dawson County Board of Education heard from several community members during the first two of three public hearings on a proposed tax increase July 14.

"I consider everyone on this board a friend," said Chip Pearson, a county resident and former state senator. "And friends don't let friends raise taxes."

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Scout aims to earn Gold Award

A Girl Scout since she was a small child, Becca Bishop is in the final stages of earning her Gold Award, the highest honor in the organization.

One of the requirements for earning the award is to complete a project that has a lasting, positive impact on the community.

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Technical college graduates record class

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College celebrated its largest graduating class Friday night, conferring 2,028 degrees in a ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

President Russell Vandiver told the class its achievements are "heroic because of your perseverance and determination to complete your programs of study in the worst economy since the Great Depression."

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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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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