Numbers from last month's library board meeting revealed some interesting statistics.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to approve its principal at Riverview Elementary School, which is slated to open in fall 2010. Superintendent Keith Porter recommended Julia Mashburn for the spot, which the school board approved in a unanimous vote. Mashburn is currently principal at Black's Mill Elementary School. The board also approved Porter's recommendation of Cindy Kinney to be the new principal at Black's Mill. Kinney is currently vice principal at the school.
Funding for Riverview Elementary school came from the county's last 1-cent educational sales tax. Dollars were earmarked for "acquiring ...
Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.
Dawson County High School's principal has resigned.
Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.
In the wake of disaster in Haiti, a universal spirit of charity is surging.
Dawson County residents wanted to see how some families live.
The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.
In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.
Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.
Education cuts announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue mean Dawson County school employees will have three furlough days for the second half of the academic year.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 at the Jan. 11 meeting to sign a contract with the American Red Cross for use of school facilities in case disaster strikes.
It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.
Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather at Dawson County High School for the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games tomorrow.
The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.
The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.
Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."
Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.
Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.
The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.
Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.
With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.
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