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Graduation rates are up statewide

Graduation rates in the state of Georgia rose two points over those of 2009, putting them at an all-time high of 80.8 percent, according to the office of the governor.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Robinson run benefits students

Robinson Elementary School's parent teacher organization is holding a 5K and fun run at 8 a.m. Nov. 13.

November 03, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Government class aims to engage students

Government isn't typically on the list of favorite high school subjects.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Schools kick off annual drug resistance campaign

Schools across the county kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday with programs planned that encourage students to say no to drugs.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Senior awarded for safe driving

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Honor society inducts students

Students from Dawson County High School were inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony Oct. 5 at the school.

October 20, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Interact Club kicks off season with environmental clean up

The Dawson County High School Interact Club collected more than 100 pounds of litter at its annual clean-up event at the Devil's Elbow last week.

October 20, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students test job skills

In today's down economy, it's wise to get any edge possible over applicants in the job market.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


District meets AYP after all

In a reversal of fortune, the state department of education has announced the Dawson County School System made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, after all.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Lanier Tech recognized for adult literacy efforts

For the second consecutive year, Lanier Technical College and its partners in adult education are being recognized at the state level.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Local students attend Georgia Youth Summit

Young leaders from Dawson County High School recently attended the Georgia Youth Summit. Held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, delegates learned about issues affecting young people and how to partner with adults to make their community a better place to live.

October 13, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Network, schools could strike deal

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering an agreement with nearby development authorities in an effort to bring faster high-speed Internet technology to local schools.

October 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Giving the gift of knowledge

A local group that promotes literacy spent a day last week handing out dictionaries to third grade students who go to school in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Veterans offer scholarship

The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America is accepting applications for its 2011 scholarship program.

October 06, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we're smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


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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