Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

Phil Wilkes, Principal
Nichole Stennis, Assistant Principal
Karen Davis, Assistant Administrator

CRCTs will take place April 23 - 29. Please be sure to be present, rested and ready! More below regarding the CRCTs.  Half-Priced Scholastic Book Fair is coming May 6-8! Buy your Summer Reading! New Immunization requirements are posted below for rising 7th graders.  Informational video on our new door buzz-in system is posted below.      Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)


News & Announcements

Congratulations to Leigh Andersen
Dodgen's Classified Employee of the year!

The CRCT is rapidly approaching (April 23 – 29) and we need our parents to help students get ready. Here are just a few tips:

1. Study every night.
2. Get a good night’s rest.  
3. Eat a good breakfast.
4. Be on time to school (testing will begin promptly @ 9:15 daily).

Finally, it is our expectation that students are in attendance every day, focused, and prepared to do their best.

Testing Schedule
April 23 – Reading
April 24 – ELA
April 25 – Math
April 28 – Science
April 29 – Social Studies

CRCT Test Preparation Websites
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/CRCT-Study-Guides.aspx

Georgia Department of Education website that allows students to take practice tests to review concepts that will be given on the CRCT.

Our goal is that each student Finishes Strong!

Rising 7th Graders – Critical Information!
New Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015

 The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for Georgia students.  In addition to the immunizations currently required, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. 

 For more information, call Cobb & Douglass Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

Dear Dodgen Community,

As a result of the recent inclement weather, our students have missed several days of instruction.   As you know, Cobb County Schools will NOT be making up the missed snow days through additional hours or days.

Dodgen’s Leadership teams and teachers have developed, and are implementing a variety of grade level strategies to compensate for the missed instructional time.  The Cobb County School District trusts that local schools will apply due diligence to make up for any lost instructional time.  As always, Dodgen faculty and staff have made a commitment to do what is best for our students.

Please see below to view grade level tactical plans and strategies which will maximize instruction time for the remainder of the school year.

Phil Wilkes
Principal, Dodgen Middle School

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Connections

Helpful 6th Grade Math and Science Sites


Upcoming Dodgen Events

Panther Preview Night
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 7th - Dodgen's Rising 6th Grade Day!  Students will visit the school during the day as a short field trip, and parents are invited to an informational meeting that evening at 5:30 in our auditorium.  

Scholastic Book Fair is coming in May!
For the first time, Dodgen will hold a second Scholastic Book Fair in May--a Buy one, Get one Free Book Fair for you to purchase your summer reading.  It will be held the week of May 5-9 with special evening hours.  Watch for more to come!

New Door Buzz-in System
Letter regarding the new door buzz-in system is linked here.
Informational video is linked here.

Informational Videos

Informational video for Cobb Digital Library is linked here.

Edmodo
Informational video for parent access to Edmodo is linked here.

Synergy for Parents and Students
Informational video for parent access to Synergy is linked here.
Informational video for student access to Synergy is linked here.

Lexile Search Informational video on how to search for a book by
lexile level in Destiny Quest is here.


B.Y.O.D. at Dodgen:
If your student will take advantage of the "Bring Your Own Device" technology at school, please review the following Cobb County School District policies regarding Student Internet Usage and Safety.
  
CCSD Rule IFBGE – Internet Safety
   CCSD RuleIFBG-R – Internet Acceptable Use
   Parental Permission Form


Letter about the new CCGP Standards (click to view)


Vision Statement:
All children will receive the respect, encouragement and opportunities they need to build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a global society.

Mission Statement:
Dodgen Middle School's mission is to promote academic excellence, individual responsibility, resourcefulness, creativity, mutual respect, and self-esteem in a healthy, nurturing environment.

Beliefs:
We believe our role is to:

  • Challenge students in academics, fine arts, foreign language, physical education and health
  • Prepare students to be life-long learners
  • Use differentiated instruction to address the individual needs of all learners
  • Provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that promotes academic growth, leadership opportunities and exploration of interests and talents
  • Incorporate technology into the learning environment
  • Partner with families and community members to enhance student achievement
  • Empower students to reach their full potential
  • Encourage responsibility and self-reliance
  • Promote a culture of excellence and mutual respect
  • Embrace the diversity of our population
  • Foster enthusiasm and a love for learning

School Strategic Plan

CCSD Calendar of Events
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