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Monthly luncheon recognizes educators

Each year, staff from Dawson County public schools nominate a teacher they feel exemplifies that special "teaching spirit."

At the monthly Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on April 11 at the Lakeview Center, seven local teachers were presented to attendees and their peers.

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Focus is the kids

The track at Riverview Middle School was awash in a sea of bright blue shirts Thursday as the 2013 Dawson County Special Olympics got under way.

"We are part of a group called Connectability that's a partnership between Lumpkin and Dawson counties," said Tricia Owenby, a special education teacher at Riverview and the school's Special Olympics coordinator.

April 17, 2013 | | Education


Elementary schools begin kindergarten registration

Friday is kindergarten registration for Dawson County schools.

Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., April 12 at the Rock Creek Park Gym. Registration will be for Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementary schools.

April 10, 2013 | From staff reports | Education


‘Gold star’ squad

The Dawson County High School JROTC has a new badge to proudly display on cadets' uniforms.

The program was named an "honor unit with distinction," the highest award given, during a March 28 regional formal inspection.

April 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


JROTC cadets attend ball

The Lakeview Center was a sea of army green as Dawson County High School JROTC cadets gathered in formal dress for the third annual JROTC Military Ball.

The March 23 event saw a turnout of more than 150 people, including cadets, students, parents and faculty.

April 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Special Olympic Games comes to Dawson County

Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather next week at Riverview Middle School to compete in this year's Special Olympics.

The games will be held for the first time at the school from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10 at the middle school.

April 03, 2013 | | Education


High school chorus named ‘superior’

Not many people are fond of being judged by professionals, but the Dawson County High School Chorus had nothing to worry about last week in Habersham County.

According to director Spencer Wright, the results at the state evaluation "couldn't have gone any better," with all three judges giving the chorus "superior" ratings in every area they were judged.

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


Vandiver exits Lanier Tech after 37 years

OAKWOOD - Telling stories and giving gifts, friends, colleagues and former bosses of Lanier Technical College President Russell Vandiver paid homage March 22 to the longtime campus leader and economic development guru.

Kenneth Breeden, who led the school from 1975 to 1984, said that when he heard that Vandiver had been named president in September 2010, he thought "lucky Lanier Tech."

March 27, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Education


Elder to serve as acting president

Laura Elder has been chosen as acting president of Lanier Technical College following the retirement this week of Russell Vandiver, TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson announced today.

March 20, 2013 | From staff reports | Education


Art showcases kids of all ages

With last week being proclaimed Exceptional Children's Week by Mayor James Grogan, Dawson County schools have gathered work from several young artists across the county to showcase their skills.

The March 8 show, which was held at the Dawson County Library, displayed art and writing from special needs students ranging from elementary, middle and high school levels.

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


‘Whole town was proud’

Dawson County turned out in droves to support the Lady Tigers in the team's road through the state basketball playoffs.

And while the title eluded them, they will always be winners in the eyes of the community.

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


School board in talks to purchase buildings

The Dawson County school system's central office may soon relocate downtown.

The local school board came out of executive session Monday night and announced its interest in buying 2.5 acres at 28 Main St., the former home of Community & Southern Bank.

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


Finalists named for next Lanier Tech president

A technical college president and two vice presidents are the finalists to become the next president of Lanier Technical College.

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


School budget anticipates another hit

The budget was at the forefront of the many topics the Dawson County Board of Education discussed during its annual retreat last week.

While the 2014 fiscal year budget has not been set, it's expected to total about $32 million, which would be a drop of about $3 million from the current year's budget.

March 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student ticketed for driving safely

Kelly Maradiaga was caught by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office driving safe on Feb. 25 at the local high school.

Maradiaga received a driving "citation" for driving a safe speed and for always wearing her seatbelt.

March 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Kindergarten registration April 11 at Rock Creek

With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Student places first in oratorical contest

One Dawson County Middle School student is going above and beyond when speaking to others.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


DCHS students sweep competition

Students from the Jobs for Georgia's Graduates organization at Dawson County High School swept two competitions last month to claim the top place in multiple fields.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Finalist for superintendent named

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.

April 02, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

March 28, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


FBLA sweeps state conference

The Dawson County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter left an impression at the state conference earlier this month.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Interviews for school superintendent begin

The search for a new superintendent has reached the next level for the Dawson County Board of Education.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Technical College has added an administrative position in its continued endeavor of making its college experience the best for its students.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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