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Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson County participates in day of coding

The Development Authority of Dawson County, in conjunction with the Next Generation Youth Clubhouse and the Dawson County School System, supported student education in computer science by participating in the Georgia Day of Code on Dec. 10.

December 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home ...

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Elementary school student broadcast wins statewide award

"Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast Tuesday.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves 6-12 realignment

The Dawson County school board last week approved a measure that will realign grades 6-12 in an effort to open additional opportunities for middle and ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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