Rising 9th Grade Pope

JULY 25, 2017
All Freshman 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 Formal student program begins at 1:00. Please arrive promptly. Freshman will report to AO room-posted on Main Street.
Freshman Parents: Formal parent program 1:00, Meet in Theater. Then report to Cafeteria to pay fees and join Foundation. Go to Media Center to purchase or pick up PTSA memberships.

Avoid the lines at Greyhound Madness!
Visit the PTSA website today at www.popeptsa.org to join PTSA online, sign up to volunteer and subscribe to the Hound Highlights! Pick up membership cards in media center.
Several checks may be needed at Greyhound Madness
Pope High School Color Guard Auditions are open to all current 8th Grade students attending Pope next year.  
 Thursday, May 18 from 5:00p - 8:00p at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Gym.  
No experience is necessary.
Joining Guard is a great way to make new friendships and perform at all the High School football games!
For questions or more information, please contact bobbykellymhs@gmail.com
New Pope High School Parents!
We are excited to announce that we have started accepting orders for your 2017-18 PTSA memberships!
You can go ahead and check this off your list now so you don't have to think about it over the summer or at Greyhound Madness in July. If you sign up and pay now, you will just need to visit us at Greyhound Madness to pick up your membership cards, coupons, magnets, calendars etc - no filling out forms or waiting in long lines. 
Just visit www.popeptsa.org and login to your account. Your login is the same as your current Dodgen login.
Click on the "Register" button to get started.
Don't forget to complete the membership form and also the volunteer interest form!
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Pope PTSA so we can support the staff, the students and the Pope community!
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Limeri.

Parent Volunteer OPS for Rising Freshman at Pope 2017-18 

  • Have you been looking for a way to get involved at Pope High School? We may have the perfect fit for you... the Front Office team supports our students and staff by greeting visitors to our school.  Shifts are about 3 hours long, 2-3 times a month.  With a set, predicable schedule it makes it easy to slip into your world.  Morning and afternoon slots are available, and we'd love to have you join our team. For more information, please email. The Front Office team looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our merry little group of greeters.
  • The Pope counseling department relies on parent volunteers every day. If you are interested in subbing for the 2017-2018 year, please contact Amy Surasky. This is a great opportunity to volunteer on an as need basis and learn the ropes until a permanent slot opens. 


Pope-bound Eighth grade parents!

AP Night will be on Monday, March 20th at 6:30pm.  We will begin in the theater for a general meeting, and then parents/students will have an opportunity to talk individually to AP teachers about their AP courses.  Please email christine.robinson@cobbk12.org with questions.

Rising 9th Grade Athletic Parent Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th     7:00pm Pope HS Theater 

Click here for more info


Registration for the  2017-18 School Year

· All registration is online. Your student was given a summary sheet that explains the registration process.
· Teachers submitted course recommendations for your student electronically to Pope.
· In your student’s Student View, you will be able to view the recommended courses and select elective courses.
· Pope parent curriculum is Monday, March 13. Please attend to get your questions answered.
· Beginning Tuesday, March 14, you may register via SignUp Genius on the POPE website for phone appointments with the Pope counselors.
· May 8-12 is “drop/add.” Call the Pope Scheduling office: 770-578-7900 ext 227 or ext 228.
· A summary of Pope registration procedures is available on the Dodgen homepage>Dodgen Links>Pope Registration Procedures

Click here for 8th Grade Transition Activities 

Click here for Pope HS site

Pope HS Elective Course Request/Registration 
For Pope HS Elective Course Request/Registration will now be done through StudentVue. 

The Window for elective Course Requests will be from March1st-March 31st. All necessary directions, information, course guides can be found on the Pope HS website (Pope HS => academics => registration information). Please review the instructions on the 2017-2018 course req. narrated power point available on the web site prior to registering. Important dates, timelines, and general information are addressed and covered in this power point. Eighth grade students will receive a review of the instructions on this new process the week of February 27th when Pope’s counselors visit your school. Parents will receive a review of the instructions at the curriculum meeting on March 13th at Pope HS. Teachers and counselors can also help you through this process if you have any questions. 


8th Grade Transition Activities 2016-2017


Are you looking for a way to get involved at Pope?

We are looking for people that are interested in being an active part of Pope through the Pope  PTSA for the 2017-18 school year. 

The PTSA at Pope provides support for several programs at Pope including student scholarships, community outreach, teacher grants, teacher appreciation, student spirit programs and much more. Anyone can volunteer for the PTSA board. No previous experience is required.

If you are interested in more info on the exec committee positions – Co-President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer or Parliamentarian – please contact Jennifer Limeri at  or reach out to another member of the nominating committee - members are Alix Cloud, Ann Duffy and Sue Hajra – any of the committee members can answer your questions!  

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the 2017-18 team! Deadline to apply is Fri, March 17th for any interested candidates.


Rising 9th Grade Walton

Walton Welcome Desk & Phone Desk Volunteer Positions  
We have a few existing shifts available. They are currently all 1 PM to 3:30 PM shifts. Orientation training is provided.
If interested, contact Natalie Collins.
Volunteer opportunity to rising 9th grade parents for the Walton Information Center! 
The Walton Information Center is a great way to get involved at your student's new school.  We are looking for parent volunteers to assist in our regular Information Center duties, WEB days and Inventory.

For WEB days, you would be involved in checking students in and out of school on WEB days and learn about some of the inner workings of the school. WEB is an excellent opportunity for the students to catch up on their studies and get one-on-one help from their teachers. Walton relies on parent volunteers to make this valuable time possible. Click here to sign up.

For regular Information Center duties, we ask that you plan to work a one to two hour shift, but you may not need to stay that long. You may work any time on your designated day during normal Information Center hours. To sign up please visit the sign up link

For inventory, we use a computer and a hand-held scanner to scan every book on the shelves. To sign up for inventory please visit the sign up link

Want to learn more about the new Information Center? Join us for a Tour & Tea on Thursday, August 3rd, 9:30-10:30am. 

Questions? Please contact Archana Patel

WHS PTSA Membership Registration is Open

PTSA is in full swing planning for an exciting 2017/2018 year in the beautiful new building, our new Raider home.  We invite you to join PTSA today and “check this task off your list.”  All members that join before June 15th will be entered into a drawing to win the opportunity for two students to choose their schedule.  Funds are used for Raiders’ Choice Enrichment seminars, Career Coaching, Awareness/Appreciation Events, and school Communications.  Additionally we sponsor multiple other support programs to address the needs of the whole child, parents, teachers, and staff throughout the Walton Community. 

Click here to visit our website and save time at orientation.

-          Set up or confirm your family's information for the student directory.

-          Order your PTSA membership, Directory, and the Walton Calendar.


From the Walton High School Foundation: 

A giant thank you to all rising 9th grade parents that helped with our Commit to the W capital campaign. Your support is appreciated and will make a difference. Your Foundation car magnets will be ready for pick up at freshman orientation.

Our prize winners are:

Pick Your Schedule with Principal McNeill:

Dodgen Winner: Conor Haughey

Dickerson Winner: Sophie Lieth

New Building Tour winners:

Matt & Soogi Hong

Stephanie & Nimesh Patel

Still want to donate? Visit Walton High School Foundation

Orientation for 9th grade:  Thursday, July 28
Last name A-L: Parents report to the Theater at 8:30 am then to Commons at 9:45 am 
Last name M-Z: Parents report to the Commons at 8:30 am then to Theater at 9:45 am
Click here for Orientation information & checklist
-          Volunteer for committees, events, and programs the PTSA will be hosting.

-          Sign up to receive weekly e-Blasts and our biweekly Connections Newsletter.

-          We will have everything ready for you to pick up at Student Orientation in July.

WHS PTSA: Opening New Doors to Encourage, Engage, Explore, and Enrich.


  Please consider a volunteer position in the Walton High School Pupil Personnel Office (PPO).  
 We have a few openings in our schedule and a need for new subs.  These are regular shifts, ONCE a month from 9 to Noon.  It’s a fun way to work with the students as they check in and out of school.   If you are interested, please contact Michele Reale.
Walton Cross Country Information Meeting:
Any students wishing to join the Walton Cross Country team for the 2017 season, are invited to attend the following information meeting

Rising 9th Grade Parents and Athletes:  
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Walton Media Center

Please share this information with anyone that might be interested in joining Walton Cross Country


 Would you like to be involved with Walton's Foundation? If so please contact us Would you like your student to be involved with the Foundation's Student Leadership Council?   Follow this link to learn more and have them fill out this application. 


 Walton Summer Reading Book Sale

April 24-28 ~ Walton HS Commons

10:30-1:30: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday     Wednesday: 9:30-11:30

20% discount on books (supplied by Book Miser).

Required reading lists will be available.       Cash, check, or credit cards accepted.

Questions contact Patsy Hattori

Click here for the updated required reading list.


WALTON 101  

Walton HS PTSA invites parents of our incoming Class of 2021 to our Walton 101 presentations in the Community Room at the East Cobb Government Center. Join us as we present "Walton: A-Z!"

Choose a date and time that is convenient for you: May 1, 10:00-11:30 am & 7:00-8:30 pm, or May 2, 10:00-11:30 am.  

Please note these dates were originally scheduled for April but were changed due to a scheduling conflict at the East Cobb Government Center.



Walton-bound Eighth grade parents!
· Your student brought home course registration materials on Friday (3/03).
· Please review the courses for your student and follow the instructions for choosing elective courses.
· Registration procedures are available on the Dodgen homepage>Dodgen Links>Walton Registration procedures
· Walton curriculum night is Tuesday, March 7. A-L at 6 pm; M-Z at 7 pm.
· Registration forms due back to your student’s Dodgen homeroom teacher on Wednesday, March 8.
· Waiver forms are available in the Dodgen counseling office.

Click here for Rising 9th Grade Information

Click here for Walton HS site

March 3: Registration materials go home with students 

Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Presentation 

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Where: Walton Theater
2 Identical Parent Sessions by last name:
Last name A-L, 6pm
Last name M-Z, 7pm 

Parents/Guardians of rising 9th graders (Walton Class of 2021) are invited to attend Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Information Presentation on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. In order to make the best use of time and to provide the most informative, curriculum based presentation, we are hosting two identical presentations that evening.

Parents of students with last name A-L will meet in the Walton Theater at 6pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Media Center, where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 6:45-7:30pm.

Parents of students with last name M-Z will meet in the Walton Theater at 7pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Media Center where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 7:45-8:30pm.


2017-2018 Course Selection 

  To ensure you have plenty of time to discuss options with your student for his/her post-secondary plans, the 2017-2018 Academic Planning Guide and AP Online Booklet have been loaded under Academics on the Walton website.  Please note zero period forms and payment will be due March 31.  All waivers are due by May 15.


Summer School – classroom setting at Walton High School 

May 31st- June 21st-

Classes are Monday thru Friday with the morning session running from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and the afternoon session from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Each ½ unit costs $275.  

Health and Personal Fitness may be taken for initial credit.  

Students must provide transportation. Registration forms are also available at the bottom of the Walton website page and must be submitted by noon on Tuesday, May 30th.Cash or cashier’s check accepted only. 

Registration does not guarantee placement in any particular class.





8th Grade SUPPLY LIST 


Pope HS 8th Grade Transition Activities (Class of 2021)

February-Window for CCSD students to apply for HB 251 transfer (CCSD website)
February 17-Freshman Academy acceptance notifications go out
February 27-Pope Counselors and Ambassadors meet with middle school students at Dodgen.
March, 2017

March 1-Pope Counselors and Ambassadors meet with middle school students at HTMS
Monday, March 13, Pope Theater, 6:00 PM (Dodgen families) and 6:45 PM (HTMS families) Parent Curriculum Meeting (registration questions addressed and subject department chairs available to answer questions)
Due to construction and parking difficulties, Pope will present the same information at 2 different sessions. Private and home-school families, you may attend either session, but the 6pm Dodgen session may have more space.

March 9 and 10-Pope counselors available for individual appointments with Dodgen/HTMS parents for specific registration questions (SignUpGenius to make appointments)
March 22-Freshman Academy commitment deadline
April, 2017

Week of April 11-Private, transfer and home-school registration appointments begin
July, 2017

Late July (week before school begins)-Freshman Orientation at Greyhound Madness









CCSD Magnet School Applications

Application Information: Pebblebrook HS Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts





 Click here to learn more about PSAT 8/9  

The PSAT 8/9 is an assessment given to eighth and ninth graders that is closely aligned to the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.  It consists of questions in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and in Math.  The benefit of the PSAT 8/9 is that this test establishes a baseline measurement of students’ college and career readiness which makes sense for our 8th grade students.  As they prepare to enter high school, this assessment will give them a better understanding of their academic strengths and areas for growth prior to taking a formal SAT or other standardized assessment.  The PSAT 8/9 also gives students a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 format and connect to AP courses.  Students who take the test in a nonstandard administration using testing accommodations, the PSAT 8/9 cannot be used as a predictive score for how well that student will do on the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT or AP courses. 




Walton High School Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting 

Parents of rising 9th graders (Walton Class of 2021) 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 17th  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.


Savannah TRIP Documents

Dodgen 8th Grade Parents Cover Letter 2016

Behavior Letter

Overnight Permission Form

Authorization To Give Medication

Authorization to Carry Over the Counter Medication

Safety Awareness Guidelines










Click here to order a yearbook 


Dance Dates/Times

Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 7:00pm