Now open for 2017.2018 school year purchases! 


Pay student fees, join the PTSA and view spirit wear options through the Dodgen Toolkit. 




PTSA Membership Benefits

Membership packets for parents were delivered to homeroom teachers on Thursday, August 10.  Coupons are included for Chick-Fil-A, Aspen's, Willy's, Sparkles, Spotless and Stars & Strikes.  There are many other local businesses giving discounts to our PTSA members - just click here for the complete list and keep that membership card in your wallet! 




Iowa Testing

7th Grade students will be taking the Iowa tests 9/14-20. 

Please make sure your students are well rested, eat a good breakfast, and arrive to school on time each day.




East Cobber Parade

Thanks for joining our Teacher of the Year, Sheri Dennard, our Classified Employee of the Year, Linda Caballero and our wonderful principal, Dr. Loralee Hill, at the East Cobber Parade on Saturday, September 16th!



Magnet Schools Parent Presentation

Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm in the Dodgen Theater.
This is an opportunity to learn about the different magnet school programs available through Cobb County School District, as well as the application process and timeline. Magnet programs can be reviewed here

Walton High School Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting

Parents of rising 9th Graders (Walton Class of 2022) are invited to attend Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Presentation. Walton Administrators will hold one session for both feeder middle schools in the Walton High School Theater on Monday, October 9th at 6:30 pm.
The presentation will include a general overview of our academic program. Administrators will also preview Walton’s many academic and extra-curricular opportunities, including the Walton STEM Academy and International Spanish Academy.


PTA Reflections

The World Needs to Know Your Inner Artist!

Entry Deadline: 10/20/2017

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach

Please check here for the rules and entry form. 

Please contact for any questions. 


 New to Dodgen?

Visit our Dodgen 101 page for an online guide to policies and proceedures as well as videos to orient you to our school!




   Thank you to all of the members, volunteers, committee chairs and board members who help us excel in support of the Dodgen community.

Click here to view Dodgen PTSA's Awards List. 





Online Directory 

We are happy to announce that Dodgen's first online directory is now live and available to all PTSA members.  


Click here for instructions for Online Directory Use

Click here for Directory or use the Navigation Toolbar above   


Wondering about the printed directory?

A printed directory will be available in Sept/Oct.  Ordered directories will be delivered to your student (via HR teacher).  Not sure if you ordered one?  

  •  Click here to sign into your Toolkit account
  • Locate "PREVIOUS ORDERS' at the top of your screen for order history information.

Panther Partners…An opportunity to help those closest to us! 

Hello, my name is Karen Schwartz. As the school social worker for Walton HS, Dodgen MS, East Side, Mt. Bethel and Timber Ridge ES, I am sometimes asked to assist families who are struggling economically. We all learn best when we are healthy, fed, clothed, and have the supplies we need. Despite living in a predominately affluent area, there are those who live one paycheck away from a crisis or who simply struggle to stay on top of basic needs.

Last year, I helped many families in our cluster with some sort of economic assistance. Many times, these needs are under $30 - examples include breakfast money, clothing, new sneakers, backpacks, treats for an elementary student’s birthday, snacks for students, among other items.
While I partner with local churches and non-profits, there are little needs that arise periodically so I have created Panther Partners – a group of individuals who would like to provide assistance for needs in our community. If you would like to be included in this list, please email me at I will email requests once or twice per month for students in my five schools and will identify in the email the specific school that the request is for because many want to support their particular school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 770.973.7145. Thank you for being part of helping support our community!


                       Click here for the Dodgen Administration's dress code document 


 Effective January and for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, leggings and yoga pants can no longer be worn with a t-shirt. Leggings can only be worn with a dress, skirt, or blouse that is two inches above the knee. Many reminders, announcements, and class meetings have taken place throughout the year in an attempt to give students the opportunity to correct their attire. Parents we are sharing this information with you now so you can plan accordingly in preparation for your student’s return to school next semester. We will review this policy again with students in January, along with disciplinary consequences for not following this and other dress code expectations.

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