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DCHS senior helps water authority

Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.

Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.

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


Former NFL player addresses students

A former professional football player spoke to several groups of Dawson County children last week.

Rich Garza, a former offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL, has been speaking to groups of students for 28 years on the importance of making correct decisions.

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


Student places in contest

Emily Wright, an eighth grader at Dawson County Middle School, placed in the top 10 in two categories of the 2011 Georgia 4-H Photography Contest over the summer.

Wright placed third in the general photography contest division with her entry called "Cat" and seventh in the focus on agriculture division with her entry called "Peaches."

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


The drive to donate

Participation was high during a recent blood drive at Dawson County High School.

The Red Cross held the annual event Aug. 26 in the school's gym and more than 100 students donated time and blood for the cause.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Academy looks to increase numbers

A new setting has the potential to completely change a person's outlook, just ask the faculty at Hightower Academy.

The school moved into a new $2.4-million, 15,000-square-foot facility behind Dawson County Middle School in April and the reaction from both staff and students was immediate.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Getting a head start

Like many high school students around the world, Kara Sue Hafermalz dreams of attending Harvard University.

After her performance on two tests last spring, there seems little doubt that the Dawson County High sophomore will one day walk the halls of the Cambridge, Mass., campus.

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Principals report a smooth return

Area students completed their first full week of school Friday, and principals from around the county report a successful and smooth return.

"It was an outstanding week," said Dawson County High Principal Dr. Jute Wilson. "We had heard how good this ninth grade class was from both middle schools and they are as good as advertised."

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


School's in session

There were yawns and dragging feet aplenty, but smiles were most common Friday morning at Robinson Elementary as students returned for a new school year.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Academy will hold fundraiser

The Dawson Christian Academy will hold a gospel singing fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Jesus' Name Apostolic Church.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


System prepares charter councils

The Dawson County school system has begun preparing to set up school governance councils at each of its seven campuses after achieving charter system status in June.

August 10, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library moving into future with e-books

The Dawson County Library is now offering e-book and audiobook rentals through its Web site, and many residents are taking advantage of the new service.

Residents have rented 243 e-books since the service began in January, and the library has added 2,042 new patrons since June 2010.

August 03, 2011 | | Education


Local college partners with school system

Nearly 40 students from a nearby college will be traversing the halls of local campuses this school year in an effort to improve early childhood education for both students and teachers.

North Georgia College & State University will send 24 juniors and 17 seniors to the four Dawson County elementary schools, according to former Kilough Elementary Principal Lois Zangara.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Seventy-five GED graduates honored

Seventy-five graduates of the Dawson County Adult Education Center's General Educational Development program were honored at a reception July 25, including three who received scholarships to continue their education.

Barbara Massei, Cindy Corbin and Shannon Erb each received scholarships for their hard work and desire to further their educations.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Riverview ES principal attends event in D.C.

Riverview Elementary School principal Julia Mashburn joined elementary- and middle-school educators and leaders from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals' National Leaders Conference on July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

The educators were in the nation's capital to advocate for new policies that would give principals the tools they need to shape long-term and effective plans for education improvement.

August 03, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Tax increase approved

The Dawson County Board of Education approved a resolution last week that will raise local property taxes.

The increase, which the board says will offset an expected budget deficit for the next school year, was approved 3-0 by the board on Thursday. Members Elaine Wilson and Cecil Bennett were not present at the meeting.

July 27, 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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