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Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

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


No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County Art Council donates to school

The Dawson County Arts Council has taken another step in the community toward promoting the arts.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students compete in spelling bee

For the past few weeks, Dawson County elementary and middle schools have been testing their students' knowledge of words and spelling.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board of education elects new officers

The Dawson County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair for the 2014 calendar year.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


STARs together

After a month of secrecy, the 2014 Dawson County High School STAR Student can celebrate the achievement with friends and classmates.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Search for new superintendent begins

The Dawson County Board of Education has begun its search for a new school superintendent.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools Tuesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter just announced schools will be closed for students on Tuesday in anticipation of subzero weather moving in later today.

January 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County schools closed Monday

January 05, 2014 | | Education


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


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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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