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Schools all make progress

The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.

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


Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Dawson 4-H members attend state conference

Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.

July 22, 2009 | | Education


Federal funds will aid Dawson Co. school

Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.

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


Organizations aid with school supplies

This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library workshop sparks creativity

This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Confidence crowned

Walter and Janice Lee always knew their oldest daughter would do great things.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


DCHS welcomes new asst. principal

One of Dawsonville's newest residents is looking forward to becoming "part of the family," as well as using her experience in education to help Dawson County High School continue to provide the best education possible, with students as the No. 1 priority.

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


Lion's Club receive awards at convention

At the Lions Club State Convention, held on Jekyll Island June 5-7, the Dawsonville Lions Club received state awards in six categories.

July 01, 2009 | | Education


Kilough Elementary Cougars win at USA Junior Olympics

Twelve Kilough Elementary School students competed in the USA Jr. Olympics Saturday, June 13.

June 24, 2009 | | Education


Police academy popular

About 10 a.m. Friday, a suspected criminal was reportedly sighted in an abandoned house off Elliott Village Road near downtown Dawsonville.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Breakfast benefits nonprofit

Dawson County Family Connection's first fundraiser served up biscuits and gravy with a side of gratitude.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Adult education advocates gather

High school never really seemed like the answer for Eric Dowdy.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Over 100 students recognized for earning GED

Close to 120 people were recently recognized for an accomplishment that will be a positive impact on their lives from now on.

June 17, 2009 | | Education


Goodbye to ‘Old Glory’

American Legion Post 247 observed Flag Day on Sunday by retiring worn flags no longer suitable for service.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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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