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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


Middle Georgia student honored

Middle Georgia College has announced that a student from Dawson County was honored for scholastic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.

Chad Williams was named to the Dean's List for having at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the semester, while maintaining a full course load.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Shope a Governor’s Honors finalist

Dawson County High School student Grant Shope has been recognized as a finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors program.

In the program, students compete for the opportunity to study in one of seven major areas: English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, agriculture or career technical education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sosebee graduates for Waldorf College

Waldorf College announced last week that one of Dawson County's own has graduated from the four-year institution.

During the spring 2011 semester, Shawn Matthew Sosebee of Dawsonville graduated with a bachelor's degree in foundations of education.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Family fun at Touch-A Truck

The Dawson County Library held its second annual Touch-A-Truck program from 10 a.m. until noon May 7.

More than 100 children and their families attended the event, sitting in police cars, crawling through fire trucks and ambulances, exploring an Army transport vehicle, and climbing on a sign truck with a bucket.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Turner named regional president for Y-Club

Tatum Turner, a junior at Dawson County High School, was named president of the Northwest District of the Georgia Y-Club during last month's Christian Life Conference held in Covington.

Turner has been elected for the upcoming 2011-12 term as one of four presidents serving the four Georgia regions of the Y-Club.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student headed to Washington

In just a few weeks, a young girl from Black's Mill Elementary will join others nominated from around the country to participate in a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Tomorrow’s leaders’

Friends and family of Dawson County High's graduating seniors lined up this weekend to watch the young men and women receive their diplomas.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


County manager to chair Lanier Tech foundation

A Dawson County man was recently elected to lead a foundation that supports Lanier Technical College.

Kevin Tanner, 39, who has served as vice chairman of the college's foundation board of trustees for the past 18 months, will begin his one-year term as chairman July 1.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Seniors prepare to graduate

As students prepare to walk down the aisle in their caps and gowns, there's a certain energy that surrounds the week leading up to graduation day, according to Jute Wilson.

"It's a culmination," said Wilson, Dawson County High School principal. "After 13 years of school, just to see the look on the kids' faces ... it's amazing.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


A quarter more for school lunch

When students return from summer break, school lunch will cost a quarter more.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Spotlight on schools

An employee with the Dawson County School System was recently featured online in a national publication that focuses on technology in K-12 Schools.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Department honors staff

Emergency personnel enjoyed a cookout Monday at Dawson County Station 1 in celebration of National EMS Week.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Compton takes helm at Kilough

As Tracey Compton celebrates her 20th year with the Dawson County School System, she's taking on a new role.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | 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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