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Community celebrates exceptional children

Each year Dawson County Schools honor special needs children throughout the system during the statewide celebration of Exceptional Children's Week. During last week's City Council meeting Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan read the proclamation for Exceptional Children's Week to be observed during the week of March 7-11.

March 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Senior Sarah Tinsley named STAR student

When teachers talk about Dawson County High School senior Sarah Tinsley there is a particular similarity in their descriptions, all of them use words that seem to say the exact same thing: She never quits.

March 15, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Marley Hamby named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award winner

Marley Hamby was announced as the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award Winner at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Dawson Board of Education by the Dawson County Woman's Club. The alternates, who will also be representing Dawson County at the Georgia HOBY conference in June, are Jessica Applegate and Evy Ulery.

February 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home early today.

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education

Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education

Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education

Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education

Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the SAT scheduled for Saturday at Dawson County High School has been cancelled.

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Education

Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for accurately spelling the word.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education

School board approves 6-12 realignment

The Dawson County school board last week approved a measure that will realign grades 6-12 in an effort to open additional opportunities for middle and high school students.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Elementary school student broadcast wins statewide award

"Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast Tuesday.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early as fall 2016.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Service organization gives away books at Black’s Mill

First, second and third grade students at Black's Mill Elementary School got a surprise visit last week that left them each with a brand ...

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Elementary students consider career choices

Students from Black's Mill Elementary School spent last Friday getting a glimpse into the future with their second annual "Crayons to Careers" event.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Jobs for Georgia Graduates holds initiation ceremony

The Dawson County High School Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) program initiated its members for the 2016-17 school year Tuesday morning at the Performing Arts ...

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County leaders celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week

Leaders across the state of Georgia showed their support for early childhood education by joining pre-k students in their classrooms all last week for the ...

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education

School nurses recognized during board meeting

During the October Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board took time to recognize the school nurses of the local school system.

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Souto receives Taking Care of Business Award

Director of Special Education for Dawson County Schools Hershel Bennett presented Jennifer Souto with a special award during the October meeting of the board of ...

October 12, 2016 | Amy French | Education

RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction.

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education

School system wins financial reporting award for third year

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts recently presented the Dawson County School System with the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the ...

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education

REACH scholars named in ceremony

Five students from Dawson County Junior High School signed contracts as REACH scholars in a ceremony last week at the school in front of parents ...

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Board approves funding for JROTC building

Dawson County High School's JRTOC program should soon have a new facility to call home.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education

Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County students excel on the ACT

The news for Georgia schools is good and even better for Dawson County High School.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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