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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


Students donate toys to emergency services

Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Miss America 2003 visits middle school

Riverview Middle School eighth grade students had the opportunity last week to play host to a former beauty queen, Ivy League graduate and congressional hopeful.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief tours middle school

It's not uncommon to see Dawson County's superintendent walking the halls of a local school.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School KAREing for kids

Last week, students from a private academy in Cumming traveled to Dawsonville to give the gift of Christmas to Dawson County children.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Graduation rates increasing

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Ornaments benefit charity

Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Christmas for Critters back for second year

Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief to retire

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Riverview plans changes

In the center of Riverview Elementary School stands an intersection where the entrance meets the media center and splits into two wings for classrooms.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student shows leadership

Sarah Tinsley was announced as the 2014 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award winner during the Dawson County Board of Education meeting Nov. 11.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


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


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