Students must be in that class to begin with to tryout/perform with the special band/ensemble, etc. Email the teacher if you have more questions.


Students must be in that class to begin with to tryout/perform with the special band/ensemble, etc. Email the teacher if you have more questions.


Students must be in that class to begin with to tryout/perform with the special band/ensemble, etc. Email the teacher if you have more questions.


The following are activities that students can get involved in. The announcements will provide more details and there will also be signs posted around the building about upcoming meeting times. All clubs are optional. Please see below for club description, mission, and purpose.

ClubStaff SponsorLocationTimeStartsMonTuesWedThursFri
Broadcast    Willingham/Kindschy/McLaughlin Learning Commons 8:15Aug. 22XXXXX
Chamber Orchestra**HardyOrchestra Room8:00Sept. 5X

Game ClubJohnson8B18:00Aug. 9


Drama Club (application required)Vicki ChaseTheater/Other Classrooms8:00Sept. 11X

Helen Ruffin Reading BowlHolloway/JohnsonLearning Commons8:00Oct. 20

IntramuralsCornwellGym8:00Aug. 14XXXXX
International ClubAustin, Holloway, Mercer6D18:10Sept. 12

Math*FlintMath Team8:15Sept. 6


Pay it Forward    Williams6D38:00Aug. 9


*Math Team rotates teachers classrooms throughout the school year - Check out math team link
**Chamber Orchestra will audition in August.


FCACrain8G68:10Aug. 24

Jewish OrganizationPhillips8G28:15Aug. 16


X** - August 16, October 18, November 8, January 17, February 14, March 13, April 10

The DMS Morning Broadcast is a student led broadcast produced before school. The broadcast is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student.
Chamber Orch**
What: Chamber Orchestra
When: Orchestra Room, on occasion theatre
Days: Mondays and Fridays
Time: 8am-8:45am
Who: 6-8 orchestra students by audition (auditions take place in August) Sign-ups will be linked on orchestra website: www.dickersonorchestra.org
Purpose: Serve as an advanced orchestra opportunity to meet the needs of students who are looking for a faster, more challenging orchestra experience. This ensemble is the "face" of Dickerson Orchestra, playing for community events. Past performances include:
-Sope Creek Fall Festival
-Timber Ridge Holiday performance
-WellStar East Cobb Tree Lighting
-Governor's Mansion
-STEAM Showcase
-Blue Ribbon Ceremony
-Nashville trip experience, performances/clinics
-Chamber, Chamber, Chamber performance this spring with the Dodgen MS and Walton Chamber orchestras.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Dickerson Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl meets MOST Fridays in the Learning Commons. 

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) is a state-wide reading initiative and quiz bowl-style competition that tests students’ knowledge of Georgia Book Award books.

Our mission is to build a lifelong love of reading in students. Program benefits for young learners include:

  1. Improved cooperation and verbal communication skills
  2. Increased sense of community and team spirit
  3. Increased self-esteem
  4. Improved academic achievement
  5. Improved standardized test performance
  6. Improved vocabulary and reading comprehension

Coach: Amy Loggins
Sponsors: Lori Holloway & Rebecca Johnson

International Club
Purpose:  To foster globally minded students and a respectful understanding of different cultures in a fun and creative setting.
Sponsors: Lori Holloway, Jennifer Mercer, Miranda Austin
Events and Activities: Students will learn about other countries/cultures, share fun traditions, food, games and more. As student leaders, the international club will also help to plan Dickerson’s International Night.
Meeting times: Listen for announcements for place and time. 

Math* / Math Team - (Web)

Purpose: To provide students an enrichment opportunity in mathematics
Faculty advisor: Tara Flint
Planned activities: Math team members will participate in three virtual competitions throughout the school year in which they are given a deciphering round and a testing round. Scores for our school are compiled at the end of each competition and results are sent to the faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will make these available on the Dickerson math team blog Math Team (cobblearning.net). The blog can also be checked for information and details throughout the year. There are three competitions over the year, these will also be announced over the broadcast and posted to the math team blog, which can be found on the Dickerson web site.  The link is next to every math teacher’s name on the web site. 
Starting Sept. Listen for announcements for place and time.

Pay It Forward

Goal: To promote a positive school climate through a variety of service projects
Sponsor: Dr. Williams
Events: We help organize spirit days to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House as well as sponsor events like the Pop-Tab Drive, Toiletry Drive, and Book Drive. We also work to celebrate Dickerson’s staff by making signs for staff birthdays and accomplishments. Wednesdays-8:00 AM-Room 6D3.

updated September 8, 2023