Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Dawson County School System website!  Our website is designed to give the viewer an overview of our school system. While visiting our website, our goal is for you to find the website helpful, as well as, informative.  If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us with your educational needs.

There are many options for children and youth involvement in Dawson County. We have very active extra-curricular activities in Dawson County including FFA, 4-H, Career/Tech Student Organizations, many service organizations, athletics, band, music, drama and art. I encourage parents to assist their children in exploring their interests.  This is a very important part of college and career readiness.

The Dawson County School System is committed to providing an efficient way for new families to join our school community. Families moving to Dawson County can complete all registration paperwork at our centralized registration location, which is located at the Dawson County Schools Technology Center, or online. The goal is to have a streamlined process that ensures a positive experience for new families.

You may have noticed some construction work around the district this summer. We have completed changes to the high school parking areas that will create a safer environment during the school day by adding a single entrance manned gate.  Traffic in and out will be monitored daily.  We have also added parking and extended the bus lanes to accommodate all buses in a single load by stacking them three wide.  We have also broken ground on a new JROTC facility behind the main building that will open in the fall.  A few minor changes were also made to both the middle school and junior high campuses in preparation for the final phase of the 6-12 re-alignment.  

We also have several technology initiatives for the school year.  We will be rolling out Phase 2 of our iPad initiative.  Last year, we provided every student in grades 6-8 with iPads which transformed the way our middle school and junior high instructed our students.  This year, we will be doing the same for grades K-5.  This initiative is transforming the way our students learn, moving from a teacher directed experience to a student driven experience.  We have also moved to a single sign-on platform that allows students and staff to use a single login and password to access all available instructional tools.

There are several ways to keep up with school system announcements.  Feel free to follow us on Facebook @ Dawson County School System, Twitter @DawsonSchools, or sign up to receive text message alerts via Remind.  To sign up for text message alerts please click HERE and follow the instructions.  

Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.  I look forward to a great 2017-18 school year!

A. Damon Gibbs, EdD Superintendent