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No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County Art Council donates to school

The Dawson County Arts Council has taken another step in the community toward promoting the arts.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students compete in spelling bee

For the past few weeks, Dawson County elementary and middle schools have been testing their students' knowledge of words and spelling.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board of education elects new officers

The Dawson County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair for the 2014 calendar year.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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


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Articles by Section - Education


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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Funding presents options

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

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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