Welcome to Dodgen M.S.

2009 GA School of Excellence

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

This week:  The Lemonade Bucket Challenge during lunch.  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.  Introducing the Dodgen Foundation! Please support this worthy cause. There is still time to contribute.  See below for more information.  Please browse the videos posted below for inmportant information before you call the school.    Dodgen is  BYOD. (Bring Your Own Device.)


News & Announcements

The Lemonade Bucket Challenge runs September 22 - 26.  During lunch, vote with your change for the the three teachers you would like to see "accept" the ice-cold buckets of lemonade one Friday after school, date TBD.  All proceeds will be donated to the Rally Foundation in support of childhood cancer research.

Welcome Bryan Davis, author and speaker, to Dodgen on Tuesday, September 30.  He will speak about his journey as an author, the fantasy genre, as well as provide tips on writing to all reading classes.

We are excited to launch the Dodgen Foundation. Please visit the website at  www.DodgenFoundation.com. Donations can be placed 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.

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

School Strategic Plan

CCSD Calendar of Events
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