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Seniors prepare to graduate

As students prepare to walk down the aisle in their caps and gowns, there's a certain energy that surrounds the week leading up to graduation day, according to Jute Wilson.

"It's a culmination," said Wilson, Dawson County High School principal. "After 13 years of school, just to see the look on the kids' faces ... it's amazing.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


A quarter more for school lunch

When students return from summer break, school lunch will cost a quarter more.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Spotlight on schools

An employee with the Dawson County School System was recently featured online in a national publication that focuses on technology in K-12 Schools.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Department honors staff

Emergency personnel enjoyed a cookout Monday at Dawson County Station 1 in celebration of National EMS Week.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Compton takes helm at Kilough

As Tracey Compton celebrates her 20th year with the Dawson County School System, she's taking on a new role.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


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


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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 ...

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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 ...

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


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


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 ...

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | 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


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


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