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Guardian Angel

Spencer Wright has received numerous accolades over the years as chorus director at Dawson County High School.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


4-H members compete

Members of the Dawson County 4-H club recently competed at an area Forestry Judging Contest at Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


ELOST vote set for special election

Dawson County voters will have the opportunity to extend a current one-cent sales tax for the Dawson County school district for the next five years.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


Pageant set for next month

Girls of all ages should start practicing smiling, waving, walking in heels and wearing a pageant gown for next month's event.

September 23, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


4-H receives grant

The drought may be over in Georgia, but the message from Georgia 4-H remains clear: Water conservation is important each and every day.

September 23, 2009 | | Education


Organization for parents, teachers and students

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong knows the importance of a solid education for the county's children, as well as the importance of parent and community involvement within the school system.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sign up for library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Chestatee Regional Library System wants to make sure that all children in Lumpkin and Dawson counties have the smartest card of all - a library card.

September 16, 2009 | | Education


Chick-fil-A awards $1,000 scholarship

Chick-fil-A has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship awards to restaurant team members to help them reach their educational goals and has recently awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Desiree Ulmer from Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


Governor declares ‘Literacy Week’

According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Porter places sixth in national competition

Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student takes part in summer program

Harrison Summerour, an eighth grade student at Dawson County Middle School, participated in the summer students program for academically gifted students conducted by the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


County sees scores on track with state

Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student safety first

Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | 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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