Dodgen Activities

Academic Bowl

Sponsors:  Elizabeth Markman

Art Club
Art Club is open to all students who are interested in furthering their art talents. Meets 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8:00 to 8:45. See Ms. Weatherford for a pass.

Sponsor: Joan Weatherford

Art Honor Society
Open to 7th and 8th graders with a minimum of two art classes and B average.  Meets every other Friday at 8:15 in the Art room.
Sponsor:  Joan Weatherford

Awareness Club/Breakfast Buddies
To extend help to those in need. To be a friend to a special needs student. Buddies sign up to meet on Friday mornings with their special needs buddy. Awareness Club meets the fourth Friday of every month in the Art Room 8:15 - 8:45.

Sponsors:  Cindy Testa, Janette Strasser, Pam DePetro

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 meets one Friday morning per month.


Sponsors: LaTease Drawdy and Kim Kellett

Chess For Fun
The Chess Club is a free, informal but enthusiastic group that plays games together on Friday mornings in the Media Center.  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 Media Center.

Sponsor: Benedette Moore, Media Parapro

cameraDodgen 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 throught most of the school year.  In the fall, a screening is held to slect the staff of 8th graders.

Sponsor:  Kari Viland

Environmental Club
Open to all students who want to help KEEP DODGEN GREEN. We meet at 8:15 in Room 749 on Wednesdays.

Sponsors:  Donna Halverson & Mary Barkley

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, Patrick Holman

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Meets Wednesday at 8:15 and/or Thursday at 4:15.
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 ten participants and based upon how many books have been read, questions written, and attendance at meetings.  The competition will be held January 18, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at Awtrey Middle School. HRRB website

Sponsor: Sue Klodnicki, Media Specialist

Open to all students Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 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

Kids Chess
An instructional program held Thursday morning,7:45-8:45 in the Media Center. Fee of $229 required. Contact Craig Morgan at 770.575.5802.

Dodgen Partner in Education

Marketing Club
Open to all 8th graders. Marketing Club helps other clubs and organizations throughout the school by raising funds to support these groups. Meets Monday and Tuesday mornings 8:15-8:45 in Room 811.

Sponsor:  Sheri Dennard

Math Team
Any Dodgen student may come to math team on Friday mornings.  We meet in Room 641 at 8:15 a.m. 


Robotics Team
Selected 6-7-8th graders. Meets Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 739

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 every Tuesday after school (4:15) in the cafeteria.

Sponsors:  Debbie Amodeo and Jeff Miller

Student Council
Student Council is a group of student leaders.  Members are selected based upon applications and teacher recommendations. We meet once a month in Rm. 634 at 8:15.

Sponsor:  Kelly Carswell

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