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STAR student, teacher honored

Dawson County High senior Allyson Orr didn't set out to become her school's STAR student. But after posting a 1930 on the SAT, that's exactly what she accomplished.

February 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Support for school nurse funds builds

Not content to stand by and await a budget verdict, supporters of the school nurse program are rallying to preserve state funding.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


History brought to life at Kilough Elementary

Students at Kilough Elementary School had the opportunity to step back into time on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday with "Honest Abe" himself.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Student artwork on display

A high school art project landed designs of several Dawson County students on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

February 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Student center renovated at Gainesville College

Gainesville State College leaders of past and present gathered at noon Jan. 28 to celebrate the grand opening of the $8.2 million expanded and renovated student center.

February 04, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN Regional Staff | Education


Vocational rehabilitation available

The task of finding a job can, at times, be difficult and applicants are at the mercy of several different factors that determine employment including meeting qualifications and number of years of experience, to having a disability or a felony on their record.

February 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Book program back on track

A new organization hopes to rekindle children's interest in reading, starting with Dawson County's youngest residents.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


School nurses at risk

A proposal that would eliminate state funding for school nurses worries Rebecca Rhoades.

February 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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


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School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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