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Search for new superintendent begins

The Dawson County Board of Education has begun its search for a new school superintendent.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools Tuesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter just announced schools will be closed for students on Tuesday in anticipation of subzero weather moving in later today.

January 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson County schools closed Monday

January 05, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate well above state average

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students donate toys to emergency services

Students at Black's Mill Elementary recently gave a donation to Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Miss America 2003 visits middle school

Riverview Middle School eighth grade students had the opportunity last week to play host to a former beauty queen, Ivy League graduate and congressional hopeful.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief tours middle school

It's not uncommon to see Dawson County's superintendent walking the halls of a local school.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School KAREing for kids

Last week, students from a private academy in Cumming traveled to Dawsonville to give the gift of Christmas to Dawson County children.

December 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Graduation rates increasing

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Ornaments benefit charity

Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Christmas for Critters back for second year

Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School chief to retire

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Riverview plans changes

In the center of Riverview Elementary School stands an intersection where the entrance meets the media center and splits into two wings for classrooms.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student shows leadership

Sarah Tinsley was announced as the 2014 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award winner during the Dawson County Board of Education meeting Nov. 11.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students encouraged to continue education

Last week, Dawson County High School officials encouraged seniors to take the next step to higher education.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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