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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


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


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Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education


School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board names new Kilough principal

During a special called meeting on Monday morning, the Dawson County Board of Education approved Teresa Conowal as the principal for Kilough Elementary School for ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


'Kids love duct tape'

"If there is one thing I have learned personally is that kids love duct tape," said Dawson County High School rising junior Jack Trammell.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | Education


DCHS Chamber Singers to perform with Foreigner

Dawson County High School Chamber Singer Alexis Bagley literally lost her voice because of an opportunity to sing.

May 31, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Class of 2017 graduates from Dawson County High School

The class of 2017 graduated from Dawson County High School on Saturday, signaling the end of an era for the students whose last years of ...

May 31, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Etowah Water awards four scholarships

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority awarded scholarships to four Dawson County High School seniors during honor's night earlier this month.

May 31, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


HOSA students compete at state level

Several students from Dawson County High School who are a part of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter recently competed in the state ...

May 31, 2017 | Amy French | Education


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


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