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RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education


REACH scholars named in ceremony

Five students from Dawson County Junior High School signed contracts as REACH scholars in a ceremony last week at the school in front of parents, school board members and local officials.

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


School system wins financial reporting award for third year

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts recently presented the Dawson County School System with the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the third year in a row.

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board approves funding for JROTC building

Dawson County High School's JRTOC program should soon have a new facility to call home.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed constitutional amendment that would implement an initiative known as the Opportunity School District (OSD).

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education


Dawson County students excel on the ACT

The news for Georgia schools is good and even better for Dawson County High School.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Superintendent gives update on Dawson County schools

"How are your schools?"

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson students go back to school

The buses fired up early Friday morning and social media was flooded with the obligatory first day photos as Dawson County students headed back to school.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Performing Arts Center opens

On Monday evening Dawson County residents got their first look around the new Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High School.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Senior attends Stamford social justice program

Dawson County High School senior Shelby Duncan participated in a social justice program this summer at Samford University.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Mountain Education Charter High School opens in Dawson County

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday night to unanimously approve Mountain Education Charter High School to begin operating out of Hightower Academy for the upcoming school year.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Open house at Performing Arts Center next week

The Dawson County Performing Arts Center will open its doors to the public next week.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech opens doors to prospective students

Lanier Technical College opened its doors last week for prospective students to get an up close look at labs and classrooms as well as meet faculty and staff.

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Hightower changing to meet students’ needs

Before the last school year began, Superintendent of Dawson County Schools Dr. Damon Gibbs wanted to see changes made at Hightower Academy. He wanted to see the school open for more students, in an effort to make it more available to meet the needs of kids in Dawson County.

July 06, 2016 | Amy French | 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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