Welcome to Dodgen M.S.
2009 GA School of Excellence
Phil Wilkes, Principal
Nichole Stennis, Assistant
News & Announcements
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.
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
Please see below
to view grade level tactical plans and strategies which will
maximize instruction time for the remainder of the school year.
Principal, Dodgen Middle School
Helpful 6th Grade Math and Science Sites
Congratulations to Joyce Kemper
Dodgen's Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Kathy Belyea
Dodgen's Classified Employee of the year!
Upcoming Dodgen Events
Are you an expert in
the social networking world of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter?
Well, your kids are! Come find out the latest trends in
social networking and ways to keep your kids safe on the
internet and teach digital citizenship. Jeff Dess,
a Prevention Specialist with the Cobb Co. Schools will be
speaking at a parents-only event at
Dodgen on Wednesday, March 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Jeff has over 25 years of experience working with teens and is
well-versed in youth culture and adolescent issues. He
will inform & entertain you with his presentation. You
won’t want to miss this!
Panther Preview Night*
Dodgen's Panther Preview Night will not be rescheduled. Due to
the number of scheduling conflicts with our music programs and
other school events, it is not possible to set another date.
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
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.
New Door Buzz-in System
Letter regarding the new door
buzz-in system is linked
Informational video is linked
The Cobb County School District
is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for
the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available
beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please
2014-15 School Choice website.
Vision 2026 – A Community Conversation About the Future of Your
School District and Your Schools
Informational video for Cobb
Digital Library is linked
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
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
School Strategic Plan