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Spelling has ‘appeal’ to student

Andy Castleberry, a seventh-grader from Riverview Middle School, won the county's systemwide spelling bee Friday.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Greer named teacher of the year

Jerri Greer of Dawson County High School was named Outstanding Teacher Of The Year in the Exceptional Students Department during a recent board of education meeting.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts food drive

The Riverview Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes club spent the two weeks before Christmas break sponsoring a canned food drive to support the local Dawson County RIC Rack food bank.

January 28, 2009 | | Education


Fourth grader wins Kilough Spelling Bee

Students from the fourth and fifth grades participated in Kilough Elementary School's spelling bee Friday, Jan. 9.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Doing more with less

Though enrollment in the Technical College System of Georgia swelled nearly 4 percent in the past year, state funding of the 33-college system has diminished by 8 percent since July.

January 21, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN regional staff | Education


Seniors taking work ready test

Dawson County students are taking part this week in a new program that can better prepare them for life beyond high school.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local sophomores receive HOBY Leadership Award

The Dawson County Woman's Club named Dawson County High School sophomores Katie Simmons and MacKenzie Myers as winners of the 2009 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award.

January 21, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Amicalola EMC awarding scholarships

Three, deserving students from the local area will be awarded all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. to travel during June 2009 and $600 college scholarships by Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Local students support humane society

Riverview Middle School Student Council members selected the Dawson County Humane Society as their community service project during the 2008-2009 school year.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Sawnee Foundation accepting applications for Youth Scholarship

The Sawnee Foundation is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors in 2009.

January 14, 2009 | | Education


Gilleland announces retirement

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of the school year.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools get OK to raise class sizes

Dawson County educators are heralding the state Department of Education's recent decision to relax class-size limits to help school districts cope with budget issues.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Young leaders make a difference

Girl Scouts is the premier organization for girls and women to make a difference in the world.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


New Dawson County Middle School opens in 2008

The new Dawson County Middle School opened its doors to students and faculty for the first time in August 2008.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


High School recognized as ‘Pacesetter’ in 2008

In August 2008, Dawson County High School was named as a Pacesetter School for 2008-10 by High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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


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