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System doesn’t make AYP

According to results released last week, the Dawson County School System was one of the 152 systems, out of 183 systems statewide, that failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.

Three of the seven local schools, Dawson County High School, Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle, failed to meet AYP, putting them among nearly 37 percent of schools statewide.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student learns to fly fighter plane

Brooks Fulford is not your average student-athlete.

A rising sophomore at Dawson County High, Fulford served as the starting varsity goalkeeper last season. He and Sam Edwards combined to set two school records, one for fewest goals allowed and another for most shutouts.

July 27, 2011 | | Education


Local schools will have open house next week

Local schools will hold open house next week in preparation for the beginning of classes Aug. 5.

Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementary schools will hold open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

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


Rick Brownlee new lead instructor at Adult Learning Center

Rick Brownlee has begun his tenure as the new lead instructor for Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Center in Dawsonville.

The former head of the adult learning center in Roswell, Brownlee replaced Kathy Davis who stepped down as lead instructor, but remains a teacher with the school.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Final millage hearing is Thursday

The Dawson County Board of Education heard from several community members during the first two of three public hearings on a proposed tax increase July 14.

"I consider everyone on this board a friend," said Chip Pearson, a county resident and former state senator. "And friends don't let friends raise taxes."

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Scout aims to earn Gold Award

A Girl Scout since she was a small child, Becca Bishop is in the final stages of earning her Gold Award, the highest honor in the organization.

One of the requirements for earning the award is to complete a project that has a lasting, positive impact on the community.

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Technical college graduates record class

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College celebrated its largest graduating class Friday night, conferring 2,028 degrees in a ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

President Russell Vandiver told the class its achievements are "heroic because of your perseverance and determination to complete your programs of study in the worst economy since the Great Depression."

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Amicalola EMC rolls out grant program

Amicalola EMC's Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers that take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students.

The 2011-12 school year is the second year for the Bright Ideas program locally, and teachers will see an expanded program that features a budget of more than $60,000 to be distributed among 39 schools, including elementary, middle, high schools and private schools in the Amicalola EMC service area.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students fare well on CRCT

Dawson County schools have proved themselves among the brightest in the state, according to preliminary school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test results.

Released last week, the school-level results give administrators a more complete look at how individual schools and grade levels fared by subject. The systemwide results were released last month.

July 13, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


Company donates to students

The parental pressure of purchasing school supplies will be lessened for some Dawson County families this fall, thanks in part to the efforts of Dawson County Family Connection.

Nancy Stites, coordinator of the organization, received nearly 30 scientific calculators July 7, donated by the Nordon Corporation for the organization's Stuff the Bus school supply drive.

July 13, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Education


News welcomes intern

Dawson Community News welcomes Morgan Bennett as the paper's editorial intern for the summer.

A 2011 Dawson County High School graduate, Bennett, 18, said the internship is an excellent opportunity to get more involved and to learn more about her community.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Club members attend Georgia 4-H State Council Conference

In June, Dawson County Senior 4-H members Madison Adams and Autumn Callahan attended the Georgia 4-H State Council Conference. The annual meeting held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton gathers members from across the state to learn about topics of interest for teens, participate in the Iron Clover competition and elect the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors.

"State Council is a great time for high school members," Ian Cowie, county 4-H agent said. "It brings the best 4-H members together to learn, to share and to have fun."

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


GED fee hike on hold

A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.

General Educational Development test-takers currently pay $95 for the full battery of five tests that measure reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.

July 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Lanier Tech moves to temporary campus

Students returning Tuesday for summer quarter at the local campus of Lanier Technical College began attending classes at a new, temporary location.

With the exception of automotive technology courses, all Lanier Tech Dawson classes for the next year or so will shift to the former Crossroads Alternative School building.

July 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Hearings announced on millage rate increase

The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.

The school board recently announced its intention to raise property taxes by 3.25 percent over the rollback millage rate to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for the coming year.

July 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


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New principal approved at Robinson

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday to approve Page Arnette as the new principal for Robinson Elementary School.

May 10, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves random drug testing

During the May meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, board members unanimously approved a proposal to begin random drug testing on students who ...

May 10, 2017 | Amy French | Education


‘Get comfortable being uncomfortable’

When Jeff Yalden spoke to parents and teachers last week at the Performing Arts Center at Dawson County High School, some of the things he ...

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Fifth graders consider career choices

"Not guilty," came the verdict from Kilough Elementary fifth graders on Monday.

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County JROTC earns designation honor unit distinction

The students who are a part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at Dawson County High School were recently recognized for earning the ...

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Chamber honors teachers of year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored its top educators with a luncheon celebrating the teachers of the year and their families last week.

May 03, 2017 | Amy French | Education


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