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Mountain Education Charter High School off to successful start

State and local officials gathered early this week to celebrate the successful opening of the Mountain Education Charter High School in Dawson County that is operating out of Hightower Academy.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


“Wildlife Expedition” coming to the Performing Arts Center

The art students at Dawson County High School are excitedly preparing for the first ever art show in the new Performing Arts Center on the school campus.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Linda Sperin, her kids’ biggest fan

Linda Sperin is crazy about her kids-and not just the ones she brought into the world.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


"Elf" comes to the Performing Arts Center

The Tiger Den Players of Dawson County High School are ready to get the community into the holiday spirit.

November 30, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Kilough teacher of the year connects with students

Kilough Elementary School teacher of the year Hillary Mullinax found her calling in an after school program.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Riverview educator named system-wide teacher of the year

Lauren Stephenson has always loved school.

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County graduation rates at all time high

Dawson County High School held its sixth annual Apply to College Day last week and it just happened to coincide with the news that the graduating class of 2016 had the highest graduation rate in school history.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Exceptional children making exceptional strides

The excitement over the Community Based Instruction program that began this year at Dawson County High School is palpable-particularly when speaking to the teachers who are making it work.

November 02, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Elementary students experience “Sophie and the Pirates”

The Tiger Den Players had a swashbuckling adventure last week when they took on the one-act play "Sophie and the Pirates" in front of nearly 600 elementary students at the Dawson County Performing Arts Center.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Personal finance program challenges high school seniors

Dawson County High School partnered with volunteers from Junior Achievement last week to bring a personal finance program to senior students.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Jobs for Georgia Graduates holds initiation ceremony

The Dawson County High School Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) program initiated its members for the 2016-17 school year Tuesday morning at the Performing Arts Center.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Elementary students consider career choices

Students from Black's Mill Elementary School spent last Friday getting a glimpse into the future with their second annual "Crayons to Careers" event.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Service organization gives away books at Black’s Mill

First, second and third grade students at Black's Mill Elementary School got a surprise visit last week that left them each with a brand new book and an impromptu cookie and milk break.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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 education.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


School nurses recognized during board meeting

During the October Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board took time to recognize the school nurses of the local school system.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Five students earn spots on the all-state chorus

During the March Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board honored five Dawson County High School chorus students who were recently named to the ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | Education


DCHS hosts District 9 chorus event

Schools from all around North Georgia sent their choirs-elementary, middle and high school levels-to the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Pre-k registration opens next week

Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


School Board Appreciation Week celebrated

This week serves as the observance of School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia.

March 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Jobs for Georgia Graduates club gets first at state

The Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) club at Dawson County High School traveled last week to the 2017 State Career Association Conference and the Creative ...

March 08, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Local reunion to feature food and fellowship

Dawson County High School graduates from the mid to late 70s are invited to a joint class reunion at the end of March.

March 08, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Dawsonville grad to play pro basketball

Stephanie Sosebee, a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School, recently tried out and made a local pro basketball team called the Conyers Rockets.

March 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Schools make up for January inclement weather

Dawson County Schools will be open on Feb. 20 to make up for a snow day taken last month.

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech student chosen as college’s GOAL winner

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter and EMSP student at Lanier Technical College, has been named the school's winner for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Dawson native, nursing student wins national recognition

Twenty-four-year-old nursing student Amberly Hedden is one of the lucky ones.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough student to compete at international pageant

Nine-year-old Makana Tate loves her high heels.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Eighth-grader out-spells competition

The culmination of several spelling bees across the Dawson County School System, last week's event in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium resulted ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


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