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Marietta, GA 30062
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Dodgen Activities

Academic Bowl

A team based, trivia competition focused on history, science, math, art, literature, and pop culture. We meet weekly to practice and compete statewide. We need your brains! We meet in Room 634 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Sponsor: Cole Hansard

National Junior Art Honor Society

Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who have shown a committment to Art Club through leadership, completion of 5 service hours and an art class with an 85% average or higher. They will be invited to an induction in September or February. Various art projects, service projects and activities are offered throughout the year. Meets every other Friday at 8:00 in the Art room.

Sponsor: Joan Weatherford

Awareness Club

An outreach club to help those in need. Some activities include Thanksgiving Food Drive, RALLY Foundation fundraiser, correspondence with our troops, and 4Quarters4Research fundraiser. We meet in Room 646 at 8:15 on Friday.

Sponsors: Cindy Testa, Janette Strasser, Morgan Cochran

Beta Club

The Dodgen chapter of the National Junior Beta club, a leadership-service organization for students in grades 7-8, was established on September 26, 2002. Objectives on this non-secret, leadership-service organization are to encourage effort, to promote character, to stimulate achievement among its members, and to encourage students to continue their education after high school graduation. Students in the club must complete 20 hours of community service. Ten of those hours need to be completed with school-related projects. Beta Club is an invitation-only club. Students must make honor roll each semester and have no office referrals in order to be invited. Beta Club meets one Friday morning per month in the theater.

Click here to read the Beta Club Guidelines

Sponsors: Kim Kellett

Breakfast Buddies

Mission: To be a friend to a special needs student. Buddies sign up to meet on Friday mornings with their special needs buddy. Breakfast Buddies is open to 8th grade students. They meet on the first and third Friday of each month in Room 824 to socialize, play games and eat breakfast.

Sponsor: Ashley Miller

Chess For Fun

The Chess Club is a free, informal but enthusiastic group that plays games together on Friday mornings in the Learning Commons. Chess boards are available from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. There is an open invitation for anyone to come anytime during the year. Passes are available in the Learning Commons.

Click here for a pass.

Sponsor: Learning Commons

Debate Team

Open to 7th and 8th grade students to learn strategies of debate and public speaking through discussing and debating real world topics and current events. Provides an opportunity for student-lead critical thinking and discussion. We meet on Wednesdays at 8:15 in Room 812. We are not arguing; we are just explaining why we are right.

Sponsor: Liz Mathison and Curry Wiles

Dodgen Yearbook

The Dodgen Yearbook staff is responsible for creating the ENTIRE Dodgen yearbook. From a theme to the final page--it is the responsibility of the Dodgen Yearbook Staff. We meet on Monday mornings from 8:15-8:45 throughout most of the school year in Room 721 or 7th Grade Computer Lab. In the fall, a screening is held to select the staff of 8th graders. Additional meetings during deadlines.

www.dodgenyearbook.com

Sponsor: Kari Viland

Environmental Club

Open to all students who want to help DODGEN be greener and environmentally aware through programs like: recycling, gardening, animal encounters, Clean Air Campaign, No Idling Carpool, and Earth Day. We meet at 8:15 in Room 639 on Wednesdays.

Sponsors: Donna Halverson

Jewish Club

Non-school-sponsored club.  Meets Monday in Room 813 at 8:15 a.m. for religious education.

Sponsors: Amy Lytle

Dodgen Stock Market Club

Open to all students. Teaches them about investing in the stock market. They are given a fictitious sum of money to invest and compete for awards at the end of the contest. Meets during 3rd quarter on Friday in Room 446 at 8:15 a.m.

Sponsors: Dave Lucey, Patrick Holman

FCA

Non-school-sponsored club. Meets every Thursday in the Chorus Room at 8:15 a.m. for fun and fellowship.

Sponsors: Leslie White, Chris Whittington

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to all Dodgen students who like to read. All participants should read as many of the GA Award Winner books (20) as possible. Ten questions should be written for each book read, including the answer and page number on which the answer may be found. Practice will consist of the questions created by the members as well as the buzzer system used in the competition. The actual competing team is limited to five participants and based upon how many books have been read, questions written, and attendance at meetings. The competition will be held a Saturday, January 13, 2018. HRRB website

Sponsor: TBD

Intramurals

Open to all students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings in the gym from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Students must dress out and arrive by 8:20 in order to participate. Calendar of events is located in the gym.

Sponsors: Clint Daniel, Chris Whittington, Leslie White, Trent Weiser, John Ivers

8th Grade Badminton Club

Meets Friday mornings at 8:15 in the gym.

Sponsors: Clint Daniel, Chris Whittington, Leslie White, Trent Weiser, John Ivers

Math Club

Any Dodgen student may come to math club. Teaches math beyond the curriculum. Prepares students for the AMC 8 and Math Counts competition, as well as county tournaments. Meets Monday 8:15 in Room 744.

Sponsor: Fred Veeder, David Gabel

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad tryouts take place at the beginning of each school year. Thirty students are selected to compete in a county, invitational, and regional competition with other GA schools. The six top teams from each regional competition are then invited to compete at the state level. Only the top two teams at the state level will be invited to the National Competition. Meetings are held two Tuesdays per month after school (4:15) in the cafeteria or Room 839. Also meetings with individual coaches as needed.

Sponsors: Debbie Amodeo

PAC

Panther Advisory Committee is a group of student leaders. Members are selected based upon applications and teacher recommendations. PAC takes several field trips to serve a local assisted living home. Students meet in Room 124 on Friday.

Sponsor: Administration/Kim Kranzlein

Young Author's Club

The Dodgen Young Authors Club, better known as the Dodgen YAC (pronounced yack), is open to all Dodgen students who enjoy writing and sharing stories and/or poems. The club is mainly student-run. The club meets on Tuesday mornings in Rm. 614 at 8:15 a.m.

Sponsor: Brian Wilson