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Students jump rope, try to set world record

Dawson County Parks and Recreation teamed up with the Dawson County School System last week to take part in the Let's Jump initiative.

Let's Jump was an effort to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Vietnam veterans announce scholarships

The Dawson County Chapter No. 970 of Vietnam Veterans of America announces its scholarship program for 2012.

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior. There will be one winner from Dawson County High School and one from Lumpkin County High School, or an equivalent, accredited home schooling program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Event raises money for books

Friends of Chestatee collected more than $6,000 for WEE Books earlier this month.

Chestatee community members celebrated a magical, musical night Oct. 8 by sponsoring a fundraiser for the Dawson County WEE Books Program.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local student attends national security forum

Dawson County High School student Kelton Auvermann has been selected to attend a six-day program in the nation's capital as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security: Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense.

Auvermann, 17, is one of an outstanding group of national high school students that will take part in the unique career development program designed to introduce students to the challenging careers in national security, intelligence and with the diplomatic corps.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


‘Let’s Jump’ set for today

Dawson County Parks and Recreation, along with the Dawson County School System will be joining with National Geographic Kids, the National Recreation and Parks Association and Let's Jump to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks.

In order to break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to participate for one minute during a 24-hour time frame designated by Let's Jump. The time frame has been designated as 8 a.m. Oct. 12.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students will wash cars, change oil Saturday

Dawson County High School Auto Tech students and Skills USA club members are offering oil changes and car washes from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

The cost is $25. Proceeds help fund the students' various trips and expenses.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students tour local detention center

Freshman honors students recently had the opportunity to tour the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center.

The Sept. 22 trip was a part of the Building Educated Students for Tomorrow program at Dawson County High and gave the students the opportunity to see how the center functions.

October 05, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Request pleases schools

Dawson County education officials say they are pleased with a Georgia's waiver request sent earlier this month to the U.S. Department of Education.

State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson are seeking changes to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Middle school band takes lessons at Young Harris

Fifteen Dawson County Middle beginner band students attended the Young Harris College Beginning Band Institute on Sept. 10 in Young Harris.

The program was an opportunity for young students to take group lessons with the college faculty and attend seminars and concerts.

September 28, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dodgeball event draws a crowd at local school

Sometimes mothers and sons just want to throw something at one another. They got their chance to do so recently at Kilough Elementary.

Several dozen mothers, fathers, children and grandparents gathered Sept. 15 in the school's gym for the second annual PTO mother/son dodgeball game and the competitive nature of each group quickly came to the front.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Campus expansion

Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

"We're very excited to be here," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


4-H students compete

Eight Dawson County 4-H members recently competed in the Northeast District Forestry Judging contest held at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

The contest consisted of four parts: Tree identification, disease and insect identification, tree volume estimation and orienteering, which is measuring distance by pace and compass.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students learn history during Civil War day

Several area historians gathered to volunteer their time Friday as Kilough Elementary held its first Civil War day for fifth graders.

The event consisted of six stations, each detailing a portion of life during the Civil War.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Tech breaks ground on Dawson campus expansion

Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

"We're very excited to be here. We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "It's also a great opportunity for Lanier Technical College and our entire technical college system of Georgia."

September 15, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Scout builds stand for concessions at DCMS

A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.

Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


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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


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