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Lanier Tech updates training program

It's no secret that the workplace can be one of change, growth and advancements. Such aspects ring true particularly in the worlds of business and technology.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School budget gets OK

Despite tight funding and freezing 10 positions for the 2009-10 year, Nicky Gilleland said the Dawson County school system is in a good position.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Learning the law

A local man is in custody and authorities say he has confessed to a murder that occurred in downtown Dawsonville early Monday morning.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Conowal named to special list

Teresa Conowal, a second grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, was recently named as Teacher of the Year, but her accomplishments and recognitions don't stop there.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Second grader begins colorful recycling project

Blake Wood doesn't travel outside Dawsonville much.

June 03, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


DCMS employees retire

Last week, Dawson County Middle School bid farewell to two long-time faculty members Regina Evans and Barbara Wallace.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Teacher honored by business

Recently, RBC Bank honored Mandy Smith, a first grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, with a $500 award as part of its sixth annual Tribute to Teachers program.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


‘A career celebration’

Friends, family and colleagues gathered last week to bid farewell to Nicky Gilleland, who has worn many hats in the Dawson County School System, from student and coach to teacher and administrator.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Welcome to the future

With diplomas in hand and tassels turned, Dawson County High School's class of 2009 has entered the next phase of life.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Cox named DCMS Teacher of the Year

Dawson County Middle School announced Paula Cox as its 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year on May 11.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library has summer programs for everyone

Express yourself and be creative at the library this summer through the Chestatee Regional Library System Vacation Reading Program.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Mayfield named as Advisor of the Year

The more you put into something, most likely, the more you will get out of it.

May 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School district tightens budget

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland described the district's proposed 2009-10 budget as conservative in terms of growth and tax collections.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Board chooses charter system guidelines

The Dawson County School System plans to spend the next year evaluating changes to improve educational procedures as a charter school system.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Junior Fire Academy planned for summer

Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the county's inaugural Junior Fire Academy, July 27-31.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System awarded

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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