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Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

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Science night aims to get kids excited to learn

Science night aims to get kids excited to learn

Riverview Elementary School students got a chance earlier this month to experiment with forces of physics, chemicals and the human body.

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Yearbook staff awarded

Yearbook staff awarded

The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.

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Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing

Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing

Third-grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Nov. 6 from a local educational advocacy group.

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Science put into practice

Science put into practice

Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created.

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Board of education plans for future

Board of education plans for future

The Dawson County Board of Education has big hopes for what it believes will be a great boon to its students.

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Local cadets finish second at state

Local cadets finish second at state

The Dawson County JROTC has won several awards and accolades in the past, but last weekend, the Raiders competed for a state honor.

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College, middle school partner

College, middle school partner

Eighth-graders at Dawson County Middle School recently had a chance to work hands-on with technology students and professors from the University of North Georgia.

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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

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Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

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Pumpkins benefit art

Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

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Mentoring PALS receives donation

Mentoring PALS receives donation

In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.

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Pumpkin patch supports arts

Pumpkin patch supports arts

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

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Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

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Top teacher selected

Top teacher selected

After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year.

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System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.

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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.

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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.

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Science teacher honored for work

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.

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Literacy group spreads words

Literacy group spreads words

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

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Pumpkin patch supports arts

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

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Chorus teacher hits the high notes

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.

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‘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.

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School board seeks community input

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

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