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Request pleases schools

Dawson County education officials say they are pleased with a Georgia's waiver request sent earlier this month to the U.S. Department of Education.

State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson are seeking changes to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Middle school band takes lessons at Young Harris

Fifteen Dawson County Middle beginner band students attended the Young Harris College Beginning Band Institute on Sept. 10 in Young Harris.

The program was an opportunity for young students to take group lessons with the college faculty and attend seminars and concerts.

September 28, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dodgeball event draws a crowd at local school

Sometimes mothers and sons just want to throw something at one another. They got their chance to do so recently at Kilough Elementary.

Several dozen mothers, fathers, children and grandparents gathered Sept. 15 in the school's gym for the second annual PTO mother/son dodgeball game and the competitive nature of each group quickly came to the front.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Campus expansion

Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

"We're very excited to be here," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


4-H students compete

Eight Dawson County 4-H members recently competed in the Northeast District Forestry Judging contest held at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

The contest consisted of four parts: Tree identification, disease and insect identification, tree volume estimation and orienteering, which is measuring distance by pace and compass.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students learn history during Civil War day

Several area historians gathered to volunteer their time Friday as Kilough Elementary held its first Civil War day for fifth graders.

The event consisted of six stations, each detailing a portion of life during the Civil War.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Tech breaks ground on Dawson campus expansion

Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

"We're very excited to be here. We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "It's also a great opportunity for Lanier Technical College and our entire technical college system of Georgia."

September 15, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Scout builds stand for concessions at DCMS

A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.

Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


DCHS senior helps water authority

Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.

Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Former NFL player addresses students

A former professional football player spoke to several groups of Dawson County children last week.

Rich Garza, a former offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL, has been speaking to groups of students for 28 years on the importance of making correct decisions.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student places in contest

Emily Wright, an eighth grader at Dawson County Middle School, placed in the top 10 in two categories of the 2011 Georgia 4-H Photography Contest over the summer.

Wright placed third in the general photography contest division with her entry called "Cat" and seventh in the focus on agriculture division with her entry called "Peaches."

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


The drive to donate

Participation was high during a recent blood drive at Dawson County High School.

The Red Cross held the annual event Aug. 26 in the school's gym and more than 100 students donated time and blood for the cause.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Academy looks to increase numbers

A new setting has the potential to completely change a person's outlook, just ask the faculty at Hightower Academy.

The school moved into a new $2.4-million, 15,000-square-foot facility behind Dawson County Middle School in April and the reaction from both staff and students was immediate.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Getting a head start

Like many high school students around the world, Kara Sue Hafermalz dreams of attending Harvard University.

After her performance on two tests last spring, there seems little doubt that the Dawson County High sophomore will one day walk the halls of the Cambridge, Mass., campus.

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Principals report a smooth return

Area students completed their first full week of school Friday, and principals from around the county report a successful and smooth return.

"It was an outstanding week," said Dawson County High Principal Dr. Jute Wilson. "We had heard how good this ninth grade class was from both middle schools and they are as good as advertised."

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Future Farmers to host annual spring plant sale

The Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America will host their annual spring plant sale from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on April 10-12 ...

April 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Bronwynne Hill honored as Rotary Youth exchange student

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently selected Dawson County High School junior Bronwynne Hill as this year's Rotary Youth Exchange student.

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Amicalola EMC awards 136 scholarships

Amicalola EMC held its annual youth awards banquet where it awarded $133,000 in college scholarships on March 16.

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Students strut on the red carpet

Flashes popped and necks craned as family and friends tried to get a glimpse of young authors as they stopped to give interviews on the ...

March 29, 2017 | Amy French | Education


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