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Word wiz wins bee

The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Program celebrates 14th year of service

In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.

January 27, 2010 | | Education


Teacher pay could be based on performance

Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Best of a bad situation’

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools face more furloughs

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.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Board inks emergency Red Cross shelter deal

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.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


2 schools honored by state

It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Slaton, Wade named as 2010 BOE officers

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ethics panel looks at school official

The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Students compete in bee

Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Award recipient thanks Rotarians for education

Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Too cool for school

Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools to close early Thursday

Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.

January 06, 2010 | | Education


National bulletin touts DCHS

A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Local man selected for NASA teaching project

A lifelong fascination with space travel and astronomy paid off for a Dawson County man when he was accepted last week to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project.

December 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

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.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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