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Upcoming Youth Assembly opens registration

In this election year, one political event stands popular with all parties, all challengers and all incumbents: the "takeover" of the Georgia government by hundreds of the state's brightest teenagers.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


Students say no to drugs

Dressed in red shirts and carrying red balloons, students at Robinson Elementary School gathered on the playground Monday afternoon to say no to drugs.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Student takes first place in contest

Dawson County has never had the honor of having a local student take first place in a statewide writing competition, until now.

October 26, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Media specialist wins contest

Black's Mill Elementary School Media Specialist Ann Lott had no idea her principal had nominated her for the Office Max A Day Made Better contest until Office Max representatives arrived at the school on Wednesday with $1,200 in school supplies.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Costley donates drawing to local humane society

The Dawson County Humane Society is always looking for ways to raise much-needed funds to operate the new animal shelter at Rock Creek Park. Recently, help came in the form of 13-year-old Dawson County Middle School student Allie Costley.

October 12, 2008 | | Education


Teenage Republicans active in community

Cody Hall, a 14-year-old freshman at Dawson County High School, founded the Teenage Republican club this year to recruit politically-like-minded teenagers to become active in the community, to become educated on the issues and to support the Dawson County Senior Republican Party, as well as the state and national republican leadership.

October 12, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Jump Rope For Heart held at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary School hosted its annual Jump Rope For Heart event at the school Sept. 19.

October 12, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


System is among state’s best

Dawson County Schools ranked 21st out of 181 school systems on SAT score performance in 2008.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Student makes effort to better community

Becca Bishop, 14, is heavily active in community-life in Dawson County.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Dawson County Middle School recognizes students of the month

Dawson County Middle School hosted the first Student of the Month luncheon Sept. 18.

October 05, 2008 | | Education


Young Performers Series continues at Bowen

The Bowen Center for the Arts will host another Young Performers Series on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Goswick wins Chick-fil-A scholarship

Brittney Goswick, an employee of Chick-fil-A in Dawsonville, recently won the national $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship.

September 21, 2008 | | Education


GOAL comes to Dawsonville to help local girls

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Dawson County School System and The Nordson Corporation to bring a program targeted at middle-school aged girls called GOAL.

September 21, 2008 | For the Dawson Community News | Education


New scholarship honors longtime school employee

The Dawson County School System has created a new scholarship in honor of Betty Long, a longtime high school employee who passed away on Aug. 21 after battling an extended illness.

September 14, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Retired educators present scholarship, awards

Dawson County Retired Educators Association presented its first scholarship award to Dolly Henson, paraprofessional in the special education department of Dawson County High School.

September 07, 2008 | | Education


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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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