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Compton to take over at Kilough Elementary

Following recent news that Kilough Elementary School Principal Lois Zangara will retire next month, the Dawson County School Board voted 4-0 on May 9 to promote administrator Tracey Compton to the position.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Charter status possible

Dawson County could soon join the ranks of school systems in the state seeking more flexibility.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Seniors shine at honors night

Dawson County Schools honored some of its best and brightest recently during an awards ceremony at the high school.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Senior named Beta scholar

The National Beta Club announced that Amanda Florentine has been named a Beta Scholar that entitles her to a scholarship award.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local celebrities read to students at Riverview

Students at Riverview Elementary School got a visit from some local leaders of the community last week during the new school's inaugural Celebrity Reader Day.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Kids eat free in June

For the first time ever, the Dawson County School System will be offering free lunch during the month of June to all children.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Art show exhibited at local high school

Young artists got to show their best work last week during Dawson County High School's biannual art show.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Junior Fire Academy holding sign-ups for middle schoolers

Middle school students interested in joining the Junior Fire Academy, held by Dawson County Emergency Services, should apply before May 6 to be a part of the annual youth event.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


April 30 event a fundraiser for literacy organization

A local literacy advocacy group has an evening of dancing and dining planned this week to help raise dollars for its ongoing efforts.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Reinhardt students honored

Reinhardt University in Cherokee County held an honors day ceremony on April 10, where the college recognized 154 students and alumni for their achievements.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local receives scholarship from Sawnee Foundation

Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. has awarded 11 scholarships of $3,500 each to local high school seniors starting college this fall.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spring Fling at Black’s Mill

Black's Mill Elementary School will be hosting its annual Spring Fling event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 at the school.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board cuts student calendar

It could be weeks before the Dawson County Board of Education approves next year's budget, but the trimming to prepare for hard times has begun.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Sheriff announces upcoming academies

Applications recently went home with local fifth through ninth graders inviting them to sign up for the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Internship opportunities in local government

Students looking for an internship this spring and summer should explore opportunities available in county government. Dawson County is currently offering internships in the finance, government and community affairs, emergency services and community development departments through the Georgia County Internship Program.

April 13, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Superintendent gives update on Dawson County schools

"How are your schools?"

August 17, 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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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