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Back to school pool days are here

School may be back in session, but the pool at Dawson County Veteran's Memorial Park is still open.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


Student attends national camp

Christopher Bywaletz, 13, of Dawsonville was selected to join a prestigious group of other students enrolled in K-12 online schools across the country to participate in the national Making Waves Leadership Camp.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


School teacher wins big by taking out loan

"It's ironic that I had to take out a loan to win money," said Kilough Elementary School teacher Catherine Holcombe, who recently won the Georgia Federal Credit Union's 50th anniversary grand prize drawing for a $5,000 mortgage payment.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Wal-Mart calls for Teacher of the Year nominations

Do you have a favorite teacher who deserves to be recognized? If so, stop by your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club location through Aug. 17 to submit a nomination for the Wal-Mart Foundation's Teacher of the Year program.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Hazard, Loggins named to dean’s list

Jeffrey Hazard and Amber Loggins, both of Dawsonville, were among the 271 students named to the Reinhardt College dean's list for spring semester 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Area mentoring service has new name

The Forsyth County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program serving Dawson, Hall, Forsyth and North Fulton counties, became an independent organization June 24.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


4-H members compete at state contest

Dawson County 4-H senior members Stephanie Mize and Audra Vaughters recently traveled to Atlanta for the annual State 4-H Congress.

August 17, 2008 | | Education


Marching band camp comes to a close

The annual Dawson County High School two-week Summer Band Camp wrapped up last Friday at Rock Creek Park. Nearly 65 Dawson County High School

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Southern Catholic students lend hand to local youth

The Dawson County Library has a new tutoring program in the works for the fall that will assist students with their homework.

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Holley receives award from Navy

During the Imagery "C" school graduation at Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) in Dam Neck, Va. on July 18, 2008, ISSN James E. Holley, USN, received the Naval Intelligence Foundation's "Outstanding Graduate" award from Commanding Officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, RDML Norman R. Hayes, USN.

August 10, 2008 | | Education


Dawson schools maintain 100 percent accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Board of education sets 2009 millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Lanier Tech automotive student wins first place at state level

Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Store manager named exceptional advocate

The Dawson County Board of Education awarded Ingles Store Manager Jim Young with the Exceptional Advocate Award during the board's regular meeting July 7.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | 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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