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System is among state’s best

Dawson County Schools ranked 21st out of 181 school systems on SAT score performance in 2008.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Student makes effort to better community

Becca Bishop, 14, is heavily active in community-life in Dawson County.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Dawson County Middle School recognizes students of the month

Dawson County Middle School hosted the first Student of the Month luncheon Sept. 18.

October 05, 2008 | | Education


Young Performers Series continues at Bowen

The Bowen Center for the Arts will host another Young Performers Series on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Goswick wins Chick-fil-A scholarship

Brittney Goswick, an employee of Chick-fil-A in Dawsonville, recently won the national $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship.

September 21, 2008 | | Education


GOAL comes to Dawsonville to help local girls

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Dawson County School System and The Nordson Corporation to bring a program targeted at middle-school aged girls called GOAL.

September 21, 2008 | For the Dawson Community News | Education


New scholarship honors longtime school employee

The Dawson County School System has created a new scholarship in honor of Betty Long, a longtime high school employee who passed away on Aug. 21 after battling an extended illness.

September 14, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Retired educators present scholarship, awards

Dawson County Retired Educators Association presented its first scholarship award to Dolly Henson, paraprofessional in the special education department of Dawson County High School.

September 07, 2008 | | Education


Back to school pool days are here

School may be back in session, but the pool at Dawson County Veteran's Memorial Park is still open.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


Student attends national camp

Christopher Bywaletz, 13, of Dawsonville was selected to join a prestigious group of other students enrolled in K-12 online schools across the country to participate in the national Making Waves Leadership Camp.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


School teacher wins big by taking out loan

"It's ironic that I had to take out a loan to win money," said Kilough Elementary School teacher Catherine Holcombe, who recently won the Georgia Federal Credit Union's 50th anniversary grand prize drawing for a $5,000 mortgage payment.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Wal-Mart calls for Teacher of the Year nominations

Do you have a favorite teacher who deserves to be recognized? If so, stop by your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club location through Aug. 17 to submit a nomination for the Wal-Mart Foundation's Teacher of the Year program.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Hazard, Loggins named to dean’s list

Jeffrey Hazard and Amber Loggins, both of Dawsonville, were among the 271 students named to the Reinhardt College dean's list for spring semester 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Area mentoring service has new name

The Forsyth County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program serving Dawson, Hall, Forsyth and North Fulton counties, became an independent organization June 24.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


4-H members compete at state contest

Dawson County 4-H senior members Stephanie Mize and Audra Vaughters recently traveled to Atlanta for the annual State 4-H Congress.

August 17, 2008 | | Education


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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


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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