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School district to take furloughs

Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.

August 05, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Pay to ride plan weighed

The Dawson County school board is considering a plan that would have high school athletes and other students pay a travel fee for riding a bus to away games or activities.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


After school program seeking participants

An after school youth program planned for Rock Creek Park could be cancelled if more children do not sign up.

July 29, 2009 | By Pam Jacobs Staff Writer | Education


Local 4-H’er competes at state contest

State 4-H Congress competition, held recently in Atlanta, decided the best in the state in 4-H, and Becca Bishop, daughter of Donald and Joan Bishop, competed in the Plants and Soil Science Project.

July 29, 2009 | | Education


Traffic changes coming for school

Changes regarding morning student drop-off at Robinson Elementary School are set to take place this year.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools all make progress

The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Dawson 4-H members attend state conference

Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Federal funds will aid Dawson Co. school

Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Organizations aid with school supplies

This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library workshop sparks creativity

This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Confidence crowned

Walter and Janice Lee always knew their oldest daughter would do great things.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


DCHS welcomes new asst. principal

One of Dawsonville's newest residents is looking forward to becoming "part of the family," as well as using her experience in education to help Dawson County High School continue to provide the best education possible, with students as the No. 1 priority.

July 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Lion's Club receive awards at convention

At the Lions Club State Convention, held on Jekyll Island June 5-7, the Dawsonville Lions Club received state awards in six categories.

July 01, 2009 | | Education


Kilough Elementary Cougars win at USA Junior Olympics

Twelve Kilough Elementary School students competed in the USA Jr. Olympics Saturday, June 13.

June 24, 2009 | | Education


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Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Fire academy aims to teach

Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Budget set for schools

The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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