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The last day to purchase a Yearbook Personal Ad is Jan. 31, 2018.



The LAUSD PASSport (Parent Access Support System portal) will provide all K-12 parents/ guardians secure 24/7 access to essential student data that helps them better support their child's academic success.




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Big Smiles


At this time of Thanksgiving, the dental team at Big Smiles sends our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all you do for your students each and every day.

Thank you, too, for caring about the health of your students by scheduling an in-school dental visit with Big Smiles.

We sincerely appreciate partnering with you to give your students the much needed dental care they may not otherwise receive.

Great news! In addition to the printed permission forms, parents now have the option to sign up their child online at Your parents will thank you for this time-saving online option!

Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for giving your students the opportunity for better oral health.

Kelly Matteson
School Relationship Manager
888-833-8441 x60132



Updated 8th Grade Activity Fees

Orientation Grade 6 - June 16, 2017

Harbor College Engineering Class for 8th Grade- Building Bicycle Gears/ Designing their cars


Why should you complete a meal application?








One of the most important actions you can take to help your children and help the educational programs at Dodson Middle School is to submit an LAUSD Meal Application.


If you qualified last year:

  • You have a strong chance of qualifying again for the 2017-2018 school year

  • Your eligibility from 2016-2017 will expire on September 28, 2017.

  • You must apply immediately to ensure there is no interruption of the benefits of free or reduced lunch for yourself and to help with Dodson’s Title Eligibility for funding for its programs.


* For you: Your children may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school. Many people are surprised to learn that they qualify. Federal money is allocated for this purpose and you should get your share.


* For Dodson: Dodson depends on funds provided by the federal Title I program and our Title I funding depends on the percentage of accepted Meal Applications. If all Dodson families apply we'll meet the threshold (50%) and receive these funds. These funds provide resources such as: Class Size Reduction Teachers, tutoring, library aide, nurse, curricular trips, instructional materials, technology and more.


Deadline for 2017 Meal Applications for Title I Eligibility: October 24, 2017

2015 California State Gold Ribbon and Title 1 Academic Achieving School


Congratulations to the entire Dodson community.  We are officially a 2015 California State Gold Ribbon and Title 1 Academic Achieving School.


This honorable distinction was awarded to 373 middle and senior high schools across the State of California. According to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, these schools represent "academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching.” Dodson is the only comprehensive large scale middle school in LAUSD to receive the honor.  I am extremely proud and honored to work at a public institution that has such a dedicated group of teachers that work collaboratively to improve the quality of education of all of our students.

Read the NEWS release.




Upcoming Events

May 18 - 8th Grade Dance

May 25 - Minimum Day

May 25 - May 27 - Drama Performance ADAMS FAMILY

May 28 - No School

May 30 - Grade 8 Yearbook Distribution & Final Sales


May 31 - Grade 7 Yearbook Distribution & Final Sales

May 31 - Open House - 5pm

May 31 - Avid Meeting - 4:15pom

May 31 - Strings Concert Carter Hall - 5pm

May 31 - ELAC @ Hawaiian - 5:30pm

May 31 - Choir - Room 1

May 31 - Beginning Band - 5:45pm

May 31 - Drama Carter Hall - 6:30pm

May 31 - AP Humanities (Make Up) - 7:15pm Library

May 31 - AP Euro Meeting Room 1 - 7:15pm


June 1 - Grade 6 Yearbook Distribution & Final Sales

June 1 - 7 - ALL Minimum Day Dismissal 12:22pm

Jun 1 - 7 All Yearbook Final Sales

June 7 - Grade 8 Awards

June 7 - Last Day of Instruction

June 8 - Culmination


Current News


Please note that Open House has be changed to May 31.


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