Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

Please see the information regarding the CCRPI scores below.  Please participate in the Georgia School Climate Survey for Parents posted below.  School Holidays:  December 22 through January 5.  Enjoy your winter break!   Important Updated Enrollment protocol posted below.   It's not too late to support our Dodgen Foundation.    Please browse the videos posted below for important information before you call the school.    Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)


News & Announcements

Georgia 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 resolved. 

 

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.

 

Georgia School 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: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Amazing Grace Race
The community 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. 

RACE DETAILS:
February 14, 2015
8:00 a.m. 
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. 

Donate Monday, 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 community. 

This holiday season, let's keep Cobb warm! 

 

See the District Direction for Continuous Improvement here.

Updated enrollment protocol posted here.

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 Stacie Stoller 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 here.
Informational video is linked here.

Informational Videos
Informational video for Cobb Digital Library is linked here.

Beginning of the year 2014-2015 presentation 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

 

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