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REACH scholars named in ceremony

Five students from Dawson County Junior High School signed contracts as REACH scholars in a ceremony last week at the school in front of parents, school board members and local officials.

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


School system wins financial reporting award for third year

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts recently presented the Dawson County School System with the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the third year in a row.

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board approves funding for JROTC building

Dawson County High School's JRTOC program should soon have a new facility to call home.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed constitutional amendment that would implement an initiative known as the Opportunity School District (OSD).

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education


Dawson County students excel on the ACT

The news for Georgia schools is good and even better for Dawson County High School.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Superintendent gives update on Dawson County schools

"How are your schools?"

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson students go back to school

The buses fired up early Friday morning and social media was flooded with the obligatory first day photos as Dawson County students headed back to school.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Performing Arts Center opens

On Monday evening Dawson County residents got their first look around the new Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High School.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Senior attends Stamford social justice program

Dawson County High School senior Shelby Duncan participated in a social justice program this summer at Samford University.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Mountain Education Charter High School opens in Dawson County

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday night to unanimously approve Mountain Education Charter High School to begin operating out of Hightower Academy for the upcoming school year.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Open house at Performing Arts Center next week

The Dawson County Performing Arts Center will open its doors to the public next week.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech opens doors to prospective students

Lanier Technical College opened its doors last week for prospective students to get an up close look at labs and classrooms as well as meet faculty and staff.

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Hightower changing to meet students’ needs

Before the last school year began, Superintendent of Dawson County Schools Dr. Damon Gibbs wanted to see changes made at Hightower Academy. He wanted to see the school open for more students, in an effort to make it more available to meet the needs of kids in Dawson County.

July 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Souto receives Taking Care of Business Award

Director of Special Education for Dawson County Schools Hershel Bennett presented Jennifer Souto with a special award during the October meeting of the board of ...

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction.

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education


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