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Student safety first

Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | Education


Adult Learning Center celebrates GED graduates

Lanier Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 21 to congratulate all those who had passed the GED (General Educational Development) test this past school year.

September 02, 2009 | | Education


Local Special Olympics needs more volunteers

The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Edwards tapped for state board

Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Nurse, nutrition program awarded

Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Teachers graduate from academy

Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.

August 19, 2009 | | Education


Program simulates real life

Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Student art displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson airport

This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Camp aims to prepare students for middle school

Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School starts back

With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.

August 12, 2009 | | Education


Training for the future

Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Sheriff chosen to chair finance drive

Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.

August 05, 2009 | | Education


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


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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Mentoring PALS receives donation

In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


Top teacher selected

After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


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