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Board chooses charter system guidelines

The Dawson County School System plans to spend the next year evaluating changes to improve educational procedures as a charter school system.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Junior Fire Academy planned for summer

Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the county's inaugural Junior Fire Academy, July 27-31.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


READ welcomes director

Last week, one of the county's most invaluable non profit organizations, READ, installed new Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz as the commander in chief to head up the program.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Conowal named Teacher of the Year

Each year, one teacher from each school in Dawson County is recognized and named as a teacher of the year.

May 20, 2009 | | Education


Seniors ready to move on

Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


A community that cares

Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


CHAMPS graduates more than 300

In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Project honors classmate

One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Two hours in the shoes of poverty

Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Catholic college set to graduate inaugural class

Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Students attend career fair

Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4H members compete in contest

Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Lions Club honors four students of the month

The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.

May 06, 2009 | | Education


Woodruff honors local art teacher

A Dawson County High School art teacher was recognized Saturday by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for championing the positive effects of art on students.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Friends take top school honors

Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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