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Elementary essay winners announced

Each year Dawson County Retired Educators Association sponsors an essay contest for fifth grade students. The topic this year was: "Grandparents, or other adult relative, who have influenced my life."

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Funding approved for school building

Construction on a new alternative school building could soon begin after school officials last week approved the facility's funding.

July 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


FFA winner honored

Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, has honored Bradley Weaver with an official Senate Resolution (SR 839) commending the Dawson County resident for winning the National Future Farmers of America Agricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Educator tops in state

One word to describe Kilough Elementary School's Tracey Compton?

July 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


More cuts coming

Local school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Cadets awarded for superior skills

Sadie Hardsey is about six years away from graduating high school, but she knows what she plans to be when she grows up.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Local woman given scholarship

A Dawson County Chick-fil-A employee was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her service, academic excellence and leadership in the community.

June 23, 2010 | | Education


Crossroads changes name

Big plans for Dawson County's alternative school are moving forward.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Nursing services support students' success

School nurses are an integral part of the team effort that supports student success. In recognition of their hard work, May 12 was celebrated as National School Nurse Day.

June 09, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Brandt awarded scholarship

Rebecca Brandt of Dawsonville was selected as recipient of the $1,000 ABC Literary Scholarship from the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the Reading Education Association of Dawson County.

June 09, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Protect, serve ... educate

With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Board OKs budget

A drastic reduction in state funding has local school officials looking at ways to save while still providing a quality education for students.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Film by students takes top honors

A 13-minute Civil War documentary made by two Riverview Middle School students is on its way to an international competition after winning big at the state level.

June 02, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Field day for middle schools

Both middle schools in Dawson County held field days last week to celebrate the year's end with athletics and teamwork.

June 02, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


DCMS students honored by Dawson Optimist Club

Six students from Dawson County Middle School were honored by the Dawson Optimist Club on May 17.

June 02, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson County participates in day of coding

The Development Authority of Dawson County, in conjunction with the Next Generation Youth Clubhouse and the Dawson County School System, supported student education in computer science by participating in the Georgia Day of Code on Dec. 10.

December 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Ornaments benefit needy

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Youth leadership award winners named

With applications examined and hopefuls interviewed, this year's Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award winners have been announced.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech named state's top technical college

December 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | Education


Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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