Dodge Traditional Magnet MS
Hello Bulldog Families
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School. For over 30 years, I have had the joy of preparing for a new school year as an educator and this year promises to be especially exciting.
There have been lots of improvements to our campus this past year. We have newly constructed science labs for 7th and 8th grade. We purchased new cafeteria tables, art media tables and stools, and stage chairs for our musicians. Our parent organization, PAC, purchased us new courtyard tables and 3D printers through the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. When students come back this year, they will find new furniture in our library, high-top tables in our courtyard, charging stations, and updated computers and media workstations with stools in our tech lab.
Over the summer, our staff successfully hosted nearly150 students in the TUSD Full STEAM Ahead program. We are grateful for the families that made this a priority for their summer. Many of our new 6th grade students now feel ready for the first day!
Join us for the Student Registration Day on Friday, July 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to set your student up for success on the first day of school. Our office staff will be able to assist with any last-minute registration needs as well. Please see additional information below.
I am eager to get to know our new students and families. I would like to invite you to join me for an informal zoom gathering on Tuesday, August 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Communication is important to us at Dodge; please reach out to us. You can find teacher and staff email addresses on our website. You can also call and leave a message at our offices. We look forward to a great year together!
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Campus Hours 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.)
Classes 8:47 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. (Wednesdays 2:50 p.m.)
Office Phone (520) 731-4100
Office Email email@example.com
Three of our students went to Seoul, South Korea this summer as part of the Tucson-Korean Ambassador Program.
Brain Bowl Champions
Dodge has won the TUSD Brain Bowl the past four years!
Washington DC Travel Club
Bulldogs learned about the capital all year and then went to DC.
Welcome Mrs. Coleman
A message from our new counselor...
I am Mrs. Keisha Coleman the new counselor for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year at Dodge Magnet Middle School. I am a proud product of TUSD. I pride myself on the ability to see different perspectives which enables me to meet people where they are. I see myself as supporting those around me in their time of need. I believe I have the ability to build relationships and supporting students in understanding their worth. The ability to work with students is a passion of mine that is hard to explain. I look forward to working with the Dodge community. 🙂
Drop off/Pick up
The bus bay is located at the front of our school on E. Pima St. There is no parent drop-off or pick-up at this location.
Parent drop off/pick up:
To use our main parking lot entrance, follow the flow of traffic around the lot. Students will enter and exit campus through the gate at the north end of the parking lot. Please watch for direction from our staff. It is our goal to get you in and out of the lot as quickly and safely as possible. Cars are not to pass or cut across the parking lot. We realize for the first few days this may be a longer process than usual. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.
We also have access for parent pick up/drop off on the east side of our campus on N. Sahuara Ave. When using this curbside access, we ask that you not have students cross the flow of cars. Instead pull up to the curb for them to safely get into the passenger side of your vehicle.
Dodge Student Dress Code
The dress code aims to help students maintain their appearance within the accepted standards of Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School. Our staff asks that you review and plan carefully when selecting items for your child. Students will need to call home if they are not in dress code.
CHOICES FOR BOTTOM GARMENTS:
The dress code includes solid-colored black or Khaki beige Dockers or jeans-style pants, shorts, or skirts made of cotton blends, denim, or corduroy fabrics. All garments must be hemmed. No overalls, ultra-baggy, or pants/shorts with holes are allowed. Belts, if worn, must be secured in loops. Wallet chains must be kept out of sight, i.e., in the pocket of pants or shorts.
Shorts, skorts, skirts, or capris will be no shorter than your fingertips with your hand naturally at your side. Dresses may also be worn if they are the correct length, have sleeves, and are of a modest fit and style. Dresses must be black, Khaki, or a dress code shirt color. Leggings and fish-net stockings are not allowed. No undergarments should be visible. Accessorizing your outfit must not distract the learning environment.
CHOICES FOR TOP GARMENTS:
The dress code includes solid white, light blue, and dark green polo-style or full button with a short or long sleeve collar. Shirts are to be sized appropriately and long enough to remain tucked in a while standing and sitting. Shirts should not be form-fitting. Undershirts must be white or the color of the outer dress code shirt.
No pullover hoodies are allowed. Solid color outerwear or outerwear with College/university logos are allowed. The jacket must be able to be completely open down the front and remains open down the front while in the building.
Due to safety concerns, no flip-flops, slip-on, platforms, or cleats. Socks are recommended and should not be distracting in appearance. Shoes must be closed-toed for safety.
It should not be of extreme contrast to natural hair color and should not be distracting in appearance—NO unnatural highlights of any color, pink, red, green, or blue.
No jewelry on the eyebrow, nose, lip, or tongue is allowed on campus. In addition, NO gauges or mock gauges are allowed.
Any student found to violate the dress code will be asked to change. Repeat violations will result in more severe consequences.
Friday, July 28th, 8am-3pm
5831 East Pima Street
Student ID Cards (uniform shirt required)
Student Planners $7
PE Shirts and/or Shorts $10each
Dodge Sweatshirts $30
After School Homework Help $10/year
The office staff will also be available to assist with registration, documentation, and health forms.
First Day of School
Thursday, Aug. 3rd, 8:30pm
5831 East Pima Street
Classes Begin 8:47 a.m.
Dismissal 3:50 p.m. (Wednesdays 2:50 p.m.)
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Principal Brenda Meneguin
Ms. Meneguin has been an educator for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she began her career as a classroom teacher, serving for 20 years in various states and districts. She has earned the distinction of being a National Board Certified Teacher and an Arizona Master Teacher. Since then she has been a New Teacher Mentor, Professional Development Presenter, and Adjunct Faculty for NAU. She is honored to be entering her nineth year as an administrator and principal of Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School.
Ms. Meneguin is the proud mother of two sons. Given all of her education, it is being a parent that has had the greatest impact on her understanding and compassion for children.
Ms. Meneguin can often be found about campus during the school day. Please feel free to contact the front office for a meeting or call back at her earliest availability. You may also email her at the address below.