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“There is Power in our Differences”: Dawson County Schools to celebrate Exceptional Children’s Week
Dawson County BOE
The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Erica Jones

From March 6 to 10, Dawson County Schools will join with school systems across the state to celebrate some of the district’s most exceptional children. 

According to a press release by the school system, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), a national group serving as a special education voice and vision, recognizes March 6 to 10 as Exceptional Children’s Week throughout the country. The Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (GCEC) leads the celebration for local schools in the state, and during that week schools, districts and educators across the state will join together to recognize their students with disabilities and their gifts and talents. 

“Exceptional Children’s Week acknowledges and celebrates students with exceptionalities in Georgia and the professionals who serve them,” the release said. 

The statewide theme of this year’s Exceptional Children’s Week is “There is Power in our Differences.” During the week, each school in Dawson County will host daily activities to support the theme and honor students. 

As part of the week’s celebration, exceptional education students from across the district will have the chance to design a submission for the annual art and writing contest. Submissions must focus on the year’s theme, may be presented in a format chosen by the student as a piece of artwork, a 3D creation or a written work, and can also be submitted in an electronic format. 

Each school’s winners’ pieces will be on display at Dawsonville City Hall beginning the week of spring break, and the remaining entries will be on display at the Dawson County Public Library. 

The official kickoff for Exceptional Children’s Week will be on Monday, March 6. Dawson County’s exceptional students and their teachers will begin the day with a bowling and arcade event at Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center in Cumming on the morning of March 6.