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Graduation rate well above state average

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students donate toys to emergency services

Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Miss America 2003 visits middle school

Riverview Middle School eighth grade students had the opportunity last week to play host to a former beauty queen, Ivy League graduate and congressional hopeful.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief tours middle school

It's not uncommon to see Dawson County's superintendent walking the halls of a local school.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School KAREing for kids

Last week, students from a private academy in Cumming traveled to Dawsonville to give the gift of Christmas to Dawson County children.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Graduation rates increasing

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Ornaments benefit charity

Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Christmas for Critters back for second year

Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief to retire

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Riverview plans changes

In the center of Riverview Elementary School stands an intersection where the entrance meets the media center and splits into two wings for classrooms.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student shows leadership

Sarah Tinsley was announced as the 2014 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award winner during the Dawson County Board of Education meeting Nov. 11.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students encouraged to continue education

Last week, Dawson County High School officials encouraged seniors to take the next step to higher education.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Mothers and sons gather for block party at Kilough

Students at Kilough Elementary got a chance last week to spend time with their mothers at school.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


College debuts spa on campus

In its ongoing commitment to prepare students for careers, Lanier Technical College has opened a spa in Dawsonville.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Maker Day is Saturday

Maker Day is coming back to the Dawson County Library.

November 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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


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