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High school band ranked 'Superior'

The Dawson County High School Symphonic Band competed in a concert at Reinhardt University in Waleska recently, where they received superior ratings on every song and on their overall performance.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Community celebrates exceptional children

Each year Dawson County Schools honor special needs children throughout the system during the statewide celebration of Exceptional Children's Week. During last week's City Council meeting Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan read the proclamation for Exceptional Children's Week to be observed during the week of March 7-11.

March 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Senior Sarah Tinsley named STAR student

When teachers talk about Dawson County High School senior Sarah Tinsley there is a particular similarity in their descriptions, all of them use words that seem to say the exact same thing: She never quits.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Marley Hamby named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award winner

Marley Hamby was announced as the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award Winner at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Dawson Board of Education by the Dawson County Woman's Club. The alternates, who will also be representing Dawson County at the Georgia HOBY conference in June, are Jessica Applegate and Evy Ulery.

February 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home early today.

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the SAT scheduled for Saturday at Dawson County High School has been cancelled.

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for accurately spelling the word.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves 6-12 realignment

The Dawson County school board last week approved a measure that will realign grades 6-12 in an effort to open additional opportunities for middle and high school students.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Elementary school student broadcast wins statewide award

"Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast Tuesday.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early as fall 2016.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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Kingergarten registration is coming up

It is almost time to register for kindergarten in Dawson County.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


County-wide art show to feature student artwork

The visual arts programs of the Dawson County Schools are working together to present the first ever county wide art show-"Visual Expressions."

March 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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