Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

School Holiday:  November 24 - November 28.  Happy Thanksgiving!   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

School Strategic Plan

Weather Alert For Parents & Students

The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are calling for very cold temperatures with even colder wind-chills for the week of Nov. 17-21. All students, but especially those who ride the school bus, should consider dressing warmly with gloves, head-covering, and multi-layered clothing to protect against the cold. All Cobb County school bus drivers will report to work 30 minutes early to start their buses and make sure morning pickup remains on schedule.

 

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

 

CCSD Calendar of Events
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