Welcome to Dodgen M.S.
2009 GA School of Excellence
Phil Wilkes, Principal
Nichole Stennis, Assistant
News & Announcements
Congratulations to Leigh Andersen
Dodgen's Classified Employee of the year!
The CRCT is rapidly approaching (April
23 – 29) and we need our parents to help students get
ready. Here are just a few tips:
1. Study every night.
2. Get a good night’s rest.
3. Eat a good breakfast.
4. Be on time to school (testing will begin promptly @ 9:15
Finally, it is our expectation that students are in attendance
every day, focused, and prepared to do their best.
April 23 – Reading
April 24 – ELA
April 25 – Math
April 28 – Science
April 29 – Social Studies
CRCT Test Preparation Websites
Georgia Department of Education website that
allows students to take practice tests to review concepts that
will be given on the CRCT.
Our goal is that each student Finishes Strong!
Graders – Critical Information!
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.
For more information, call Cobb
& Douglass Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit
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
Upcoming Dodgen Events
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
Scholastic Book Fair is coming in May!
For the first time, Dodgen will
hold a second Scholastic Book Fair in May--a Buy one, Get one
Free Book Fair for you to purchase your summer reading. It
will be held the week of May 5-9 with special evening hours.
Watch for more to come!
New Door Buzz-in System
Letter regarding the new door
buzz-in system is linked
Informational video is linked
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
Lexile Search 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