Welcome to Dodgen M.S.
2009 GA School of Excellence
Phil Wilkes, Principal
Nichole Stennis, Assistant
Karen Davis, Assistant Principal
News & Announcements
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity
information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.
DOE statement on CCRPI scores
When the Georgia Department of Education
(GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index
(CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed
that specific information for calculating a portion of the score
was not included in the released score for each middle school.
Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate
drop across the district. The issue was immediately
addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE
Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being
Once the new data is incorporated into the
recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be
released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.
Based on internal preliminary calculations by district
administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every
middle school, as well as the overall district score, will
increase. The corrected scores will be issued by the State
within the next 45 days.
Climate Survey for Parents
The Georgia School
Personnel Survey (GSPS) is an anonymous, statewide survey
instrument, that identifies school climate issues that have a
negative impact on student achievement. The questions mirror
the school climate questions in the Georgia Student Health
Survey 2.0. Data from the GSPS will be used to calculate the
School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career
Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) to determine a correlation
between the student responses on the Georgia Student Health
Survey 2.0 and school personnel responses on the GSPS.
The survey contains 24 questions and
parents can complete the survey using a computer, smartphone, or
iPad. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be
available to the public and will not be posted online.
Parents can use the link below to complete
the survey. Thank you, in advance, for participating and helping
Dodgen reach a Star Rating.
Georgia Parent Survey Link:
Amazing Grace Race
is invited to participate in The Amazing Grace Race, in honor of
our friends Grace Bunke and Grace Detling. Both of these
beautiful girls were diagnosed with cancer in August 2014.
February 14, 2015
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
4385 Lower Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068
Click here to learn more and to register for the race.
School Strategic Plan
This holiday season you can make a difference
and not spend a penny! COATS FOR COBB is an
initiative designed to collect coats and distribute them to
those in need - right here in Cobb County. Since 2011 when
Coats for Cobb first began, over 2,100 coats have
been distributed. This year Dodgen is very fortunate to be
included as a drop off point.
Donate your new or gently used coats and
other warm outerwear (fleece, sweatshirts, scarves, hats,
mittens, gloves) in the collection boxes at the front entrance
or at the pod entrances.
All sizes are welcome – infant through adult.
November 10th thru Wednesday, December 10th.
All donations will be given to residents of
Cobb through MUST Ministries. Just a few minutes of your time
will make a huge difference in the life of someone in our
This holiday season, let's keep Cobb
See the District Direction for
enrollment protocol posted
The Lemonade Bucket Challenge
ran from September 22 - 30. During this time Dodgen
students and staff raised $1117.99. All proceeds will be donated to the Rally Foundation
in support of childhood cancer research. The "winning" teachers,
who will receive and ice cold bucket of lemonade on their heads
are: Brian Wilson (6),
Mary Barkley (7) and
Murrell (8). Thank you to all for your support!
We are excited to launch the Dodgen
Foundation. Please visit the website at
www.DodgenFoundation.com. Donations can be placed
here. We have
achieved 90% of our goal. Please help put us over the top!
Thank you so much for your support.
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.
Congratulations to Janette Strasser
Dodgen's Teacher of the year!
Congratulations to Leigh Andersen
Dodgen's Classified Employee of the year!
Ongoing Dodgen Events
New Door Buzz-in System
Letter regarding the new door
buzz-in system is linked
Informational video is linked
Informational video for Cobb
Digital Library is linked
Beginning of the year 2014-2015 presentation is
Informational video for parent
access to Edmodo is linked
Synergy for Parents and Students
Informational video for parent
access to Synergy is linked here.
Informational video for student access to
Synergy is linked
Lexile Search Informational video on how to search for a book by
lexile level in Destiny Quest is
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
Letter about the new CCGP Standards
(click to view)
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
Dodgen Middle School's mission is to promote academic
excellence, individual responsibility, resourcefulness,
creativity, mutual respect, and self-esteem in a healthy,
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