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Slaton to lead search committee

A local businessman has been selected to lead the search committee for Lanier Technical College's next president.

Roger Slaton, chairman of Lanier Tech's board of directors and a member of the Dawson County Board of Education, said he is proud to be asked to serve in such an "important role."

February 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Schools gear up for registration

Dawson County elementary schools are gearing up for a new year of kindergarteners.

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 elementaries.

February 27, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Agriculture teacher makes Hall of Fame

Local long-time agriculture teacher now has the "cherry on top" of his career.

Dawson County High School Agriculture teacher Reggie Stowers was inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on Jan. 22 during the Future Farmers of America Farm Career and Community Leader's Center in Covington.

February 27, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Riverview students 100 days smarter

Last month, teachers and students at Riverview Elementary gathered to celebrate being 100 days older and smarter.

The Riverview Elementary 100th Day parade began in 2010 when the school first opened and has happened every year since.

February 13, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Students send shoes to Africa

Dawson County High School students are sending their old shoes to Ghana, West Africa.

What may seem like a strange gesture or different way of getting rid of old shoes could make a huge difference to Third World children thanks to the help of Martin Kumi and The Soul Project.

February 13, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Kilough Elementary hosts night of science

Kilough Elementary School saw an invasion of young learners last month for Mad Scientist Night.

The Jan. 24 event was designed to show students different fields of science and give them a hands-on approach to learning.

February 13, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Big ‘achievement’

After 15 rounds and dictionary-proof spellings, Dawson County school system's spelling bee Jan. 30 came down to "achievement" and "tobacco."

Luke Ellis of Riverview Middle School correctly spelled both words to edge Hayley Burt from Dawson County Middle to claim the 2013 title.

February 06, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Lanier Tech student achieves GOAL

February 05, 2013 | By Savannah King DCN regional staff | Education

Lanier Tech names new dean for Dawson Campus

Lanier Technical College announced on Friday the selection of Troy Lindsey as Dean of its Dawson Campus.

Prior to assuming the Dawson Campus Dean's position, Lindsey most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Shorter University's Gwinnett Campus. He also has teaching experience at both Shorter and Chattahoochee Technical College.

February 01, 2013 | From staff reports | Education

Resource room aides parents at Kilough

Last week marked the grand opening of Kilough Elementary's Parent Resource Room.

The resource room, which officially opened last Thursday, will provide books, games and activities designed to address all learning needs, from remedial to gifted. Supplies will be available for when special projects are assigned by teachers as well.

January 30, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

STAR student chosen

Spencer Roper got a pleasant surprise last week when he was announced as Dawson County High School's STAR student for 2012.

"I wanted to get past 2,000 [points on the SAT], that was a goal, but the STAR recognition just sort of happened," Roper said. "It's awesome that I was able to beat out that many people.

January 30, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Cook, Bennett begin new roles

The Dawson County Board of Education elected new leadership at its meeting last week.

The Jan. 14 meeting marked the end of school board member Elaine Wilson's time as chairwoman.

January 23, 2013 | | Education

Art council students attend theater festival

Theater students from the Dawson County Arts Council were selected to attend the 2013 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta over the weekend.

The council's youth theater program, launched in 2009, aims to promote and cultivate an appreciation for the arts in Dawson County.

January 23, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Lecture series returns for fourth year

An annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association and presented by the University of North Georgia kicked off an eight-week series Monday to explore the international economy and world politics.

The Great Decisions lecture series is in its fourth year and will run each Monday and Thursday through March 7 at the university's Gainesville and Cumming campuses.

January 16, 2013 | By Lee Johnson DCN regional staff | Education

Ties with new center contested

A Wisconsin-based anti-religion group has challenged the constitutionality of the Dawson County school system accepting faith-based course credits from a new local Christian learning center.

In a letter dated Jan. 9, the Freedom from Religion Foundation demands that the school board sever its ties with Dawson County Christian Learning Center.

January 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

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Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

Secretary wins award

As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

First lady visits

Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

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 | 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 | 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 | Education

Funding presents options

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

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

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