Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

7th Grade Dance is Thursday, September 11 from 4:30 to 6. Dodgen's School Strategic Plan has been updated.  Please see below. Introducing the Dodgen Foundation! Please support this worthy cause! The initial campaign ends 9/12/14.  See below for more information. Fall Break is September 15 through 19.  Enjoy! Please browse the videos posted below for inmportant information before you call the school.    Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)

News & Announcements

Performing Arts donations
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, you will be receiving the Performing Arts information from your students.  Performing Arts series enhances your child’s academic curriculum with educational LIVE arts performances in music, theater, and dance.  The contributions are voluntary and tax-deductible, however we do need the form returned regardless as it serves as their permission slip.  Any amount is appreciated but the suggested amount is $14.  Please join Dodgen in making exposure to the Arts possible for our students.  Place your donation in the envelope that will be sent home with your student.  Envelopes may be placed in any black box. Thank you.

We are excited to launch the Dodgen Foundation. Please visit the website at www.DodgenFoundation.com
Donations can be placed here.

If you were unable to pick up your ParentVue activation key during Open House, they are now available in the front office during regular school hours.  Please bring photo ID.

View the beginning of the year presentation here which was shared with all Dodgen students on the first day of school, 2014-2015. Included are tips to help promote student sucess as well as discipline protocol.

       Congratulations to Janette Strasser
      Dodgen's Teacher of the year!

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


Upcoming Dodgen Events

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.

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.

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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