Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

Standardized Testing is Coming to 7th Grade and 8th Grade this month!  More information is posted  below. Please support our Dodgen Foundation.  We have met 90% of our goal!  Help us make it THIS WEEK!  Important Conference Week Information and Conference Form Posted Below.  Coming soon:  Scholastic Book Fair, Conference Week and Early Release.  All October 20 - 24.    Dodgen's School Strategic Plan has been updated.  Please see below.    Please browse the videos posted below for important information before you call the school.    Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)

News & Announcements


Walton HS Town Hall Meeting

There will be a Town Hall Meeting at Walton High School on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the theater. The meeting will provide a status update on the Walton High School replacement project.

Conference Week Information linked here.

7th Grade--Important!  Standardized Testing is Coming!
CoGAT:  October 9th
IOWA:   October 13 - 16

Please make every effort not to schedule out-of-school appointments on these days.  Be sure your student is well-rested and has a nutritious breakfast on these days.  Thank you!

8th Grade Families--Please Note!  ReadiStep testing is Wednesday, October 15th.
This important standardized test will be given the morning of the 15th. Please do not make out-of-school appointments on this day. It is very important that all 8th grade students get a good night’s sleep the night before and a healthy breakfast on the day of the test. This test provides valuable information for you and the high schools. Thank you.

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.

Pre-Order your copy of Diary of a Wimpy KidThe Long Haul here.

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!


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.

Beginning of the year 2014-2015 presentation 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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