Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

Introducing the Dodgen Foundation!  See below for more information. Please read information regarding Panther Day posted below.Answers to Summer Math Packet now posted.  Important information regarding the Math Placement test for NEW students only is posted below.   Summer Reading, Math and Supply lists are now posted.     Informational video on our new door buzz-in system is posted below.      Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)

News & Announcements

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

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

We are excited to launch theDodgen Foundation. Please visit the website at www.DodgenFoundation.com

Panther Day
Friday, August 1
6th Grade 9:30 - 10:45
7th Grade 11:30 - 12:30
8th Grade 2:00 - 3:00

Dodgen requires a math placement test for all students NEW to Cobb County. The test will be administered July 17 during new student registration from 9 AM until 12 noon.  It will also be given July 24 at 9 AM. The test usually takes about an hour to complete.  If your child is unable to attend one of these sessions, the test will be administered during the first week of school.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the placement letters were mailed with the wrong phone number.  Dodgen's phone number is 770.578.2726.

End-of-year letter from Coach Wilkes is posted here.
 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 & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

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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