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School board discusses tax increase

A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the district's 2012 budget.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young leaders compete

Students in Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the organization's state conference held March 18-19 in Atlanta.

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


4-Hers win at district

Dawson County Cloverleaf 4-H students traveled to Blairsville to participate in District Project Achievement recently. Many of them came back winners.

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


Officials support programs

Students from Dawson County High School attended a legislative luncheon Feb. 15 in Atlanta to promote support of career, technical and agriculture education programs in Georgia.

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


Former first lady pushes education

If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators March 23.

April 06, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Members visit Washington, D.C.

Dawson County Farm Bureau members Brad Weaver and Seth Stowers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

March 30, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students moving in to new facility

Last weekend, Dawson County Schools celebrated what one education official called a "truly historic event."

March 30, 2011 | | Education


Prom dress drive in need of donations

Dresses, accessories and even tuxedos are on a wish list of items a local organization is collecting to help area high school students go to the prom.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Zangara retiring

If you told Lois Zangara as a teenager that she'd one day be a grade school principal, she might have called you crazy.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


School board buys 3 acres

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Monday to buy 3 acres on Allen Street near the system's administration building.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


4-H kids back from district

Dawson County 4-H received honors during the Northeast District Project Achievement competition.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough principal retiring

The principal of Kilough Elementary School announced her retirement from the school system this week.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


School board has ‘tough decisions’ ahead

Shrinking state and federal funds are making it increasingly difficult for local school officials to balance the system's fiscal year 2012 budget.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Students shine

The week of March 7-11 was "a thrill" for those involved with special education in Dawson County.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young author visits school

The fiction of Sarah Voskamp has not yet topped the New York Times Best Seller List, but she's done quite nicely for a 10 year old.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | 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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