A competitive club for 7th and 8th graders.
Sponsors: Jennifer Crawford and Cole Hansard
Grade Art Club
For the student who loves and makes art all the time.
Submit a portfolio to Ms Weatherford for consideration
as spots are limited.
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 grade students who have shown a
committment to Art Club through leadership, volunteer
hours and a semester of art with an 85% average or
higher. They will be invited to an induction in
September or February. 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 second Friday of every month in the Art Room 8:15 - 8:45.
Sponsors: Cindy Testa, Janette Strasser, Pam
Breakfast Buddies is open to 8th grade
students. They meet on the first and third Friday of
Sponsor: Ashley Miller
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.
New member Letter here.
Access the Membership Form here.
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
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
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
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Meets 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 Saturday,
January 16, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at McEachern H S.
Sponsor: Sue Klodnicki, Media Specialist
Open to all students Monday, Tuesday, W4ednesday 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.
8th Grade Badminton
Club Meets Friday mornings at 8:15 in
Sponsors: Clint Daniel, Chris Whittington, Leslie White,
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
Any Dodgen student may come to math team.
Sponsor: Fred Veeder
Selected 6-7-8th graders.
Sponsor: Kim Clark
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
Panther Advisory Committee is a group of student leaders.
Members are selected based upon applications and teacher
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