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Students shine

The week of March 7-11 was "a thrill" for those involved with special education in Dawson County.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young author visits school

The fiction of Sarah Voskamp has not yet topped the New York Times Best Seller List, but she's done quite nicely for a 10 year old.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Brogdon takes aim at victory

A young markswoman from Dawsonville has her sights set on winning an upcoming national rifle competition.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Best interests at heart

Teachers, faculty and staff of Robinson Elementary have recently learned that the school nurse is there to help everyone, not just the students.

March 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young pilot soars as STAR

Good grades are one thing, said Dawson County High School Principal Jute Wilson, but doing exceptionally well on a national standardized test is quite another.

March 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


SACS report examines school district

An academic accreditation review team that visited local schools last month has released its official report, much of which reflects well on the Dawson County School System.

March 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Upcoming pageants support school band

Deadlines are coming up to enter this year's Miss Dawson County Beauty Pageants - the band boosters' chief fundraiser for the school year.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Go jump in the lake’

"Shocking ... Breathtaking ... chillingly cold."

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Planting seeds’ at career day

Ninth and tenth graders got a glimpse at a wide range of occupational options last week during the high school's annual career day event.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Lanier Tech expands to Lumpkin

Leaders with Lanier Technical College met with Lumpkin County School System officials Monday to ink a contract that could extend new opportunities to high school students in the area.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Students having a ball

In most cases, hurling objects at your mother is a bad idea.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Just desserts for principals

Students at Black's Mill Elementary School got to witness a rare treat Monday afternoon.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Kindergarten, pre-k fair Feb. 26

The move from pre-K to kindergarten can be a big change, according to Teri Lynn Reed, a kindergarten transition coach with Dawson County Schools.

February 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


The sky’s the limit

To celebrate the first 100 days of school at Riverview Elementary, students released 100 helium-filled balloons into the sky.

February 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


SACS presents district with review

An academic accreditation review team visited Dawson County schools last week and presented the board of education with an overall positive report.

February 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


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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