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Schools set to have CHAMPS graduations

For the past five years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has taught fifth grade students about Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, a program also known as CHAMPS.

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


Barn dance set for Saturday

Grab your partner and do-si-do this Saturday at the second annual Old-Fashioned Barn Dance for children's literacy.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Middle school students win first oratorical contest

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first oratorical contest, sponsored by seventh grade teacher Jenny Alldred.

April 08, 2009 | | Education


Sheriff’s office to hold law enforcement academy

For the past 12 years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been offering a program to youth in the county that gives them a glimpse into the duties of local law enforcement.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


FBLA students place in state

Dawson County High School students and advisors of Future Business Leaders of America spent the last weekend in March at the organization's state competition in Atlanta, where juniors Brittany MacDonald and Logan Porter brought home awards.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Club to have graduation lock-in

According to Wayne Chelf, principal at Dawson County High School, the three most dangerous nights in the lives of high school students are homecoming, prom and graduation.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Father inspires Miss Dawson

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never met Brittany McCoy.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Support continues for local children’s book program

Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a partnership last month with Georgia's Rotary Clubs to continue in the fight to encourage childhood literacy.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


A 5-year-old’s milestone

Five-year-old Mason Wood said he is looking forward to "riding the big yellow bus."

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


It’s about the kids, not the money

A decision made by the Georgia House of Representatives on March 17 has provided a glimmer of hope for school nurses, although the quest to fund the school nurse program is far from over.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Robinson students learn bike safety

The annual Safe Kids of Dawson County campaign got under way last week with a bicycle rodeo at Robinson Elementary School.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4-H members win district project honors

Ten Dawson County 4-H members recently returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas.

March 18, 2009 | | Education


New class on the horizon

Collaborative efforts of the county and Dawson County High School are brainstorming a way to teach high school students about their local government and community operations.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Authority backs learning center

The Development Authority of Dawson County has donated $50,000 to support the Dawson County Adult Learning Center.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Gooch appointed to technical board

Lumpkin County resident Stephen W. "Steve" Gooch was appointed last week to serve as the Ninth Congressional District Representative on the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Secretary wins award

As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


First lady visits

Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

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


School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

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


Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

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


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


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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