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HMS Doghouse

When you first hear Doghouse, you may wonder if it’s negative, like being in the doghouse, but we’ve put a new spin on the idea of the Doghouse at Heath Middle School. Doghouses are weekly small-group meetings of students facilitated by a staff member. We use this time to discuss leadership habits ground in Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Our goal is to teach students how to engrain these habits into their daily lives.  

Enduring Understandings:

Everyone can be a leader.

Everyone has genius.

Change starts with me.

I am in control of my life.


These enduring understandings are the basis for lessons taught in Doghouse and for creating opportunities for students to grow in their independence and interpersonal leadership.

Our sixth grade groups focus on leadership while exploring personal interests, as well as learning about the skills and interests of their peers.  

In seventh grade, students are also grouped into clubs based on interests and develop plans to lead within their own group while enjoying this niche.  

By 8th grade, the leadership focus is outward.  Students are in action teams that work to influence the larger school community.  

Doghouse Clubs and Actions Teams


Student Council


Bring Life to the Halls

Student/Staff Recognition


Morning Announcements

Athletic Leadership

Boys to Men

Best Buddies

Academic Success

Art Club

Board Games

Book Club

Boys to Men

Coding Club



Personal Wellness



Heath City School District
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7110 | Fax: 740-238-7053
Heath High School
300 Licking View Drive, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7150 | Fax:  740-238-7079
Heath Middle School
310 Licking View Dr, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7140 | Fax: 740-238-7072
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Stevenson Elementary
152 Cynthia Street, Heath, OH 43056
Phone:  740-238-7130 | Fax: 740-238-7066
Garfield Elementary School
680 South 30th Street, Heath, OH  43056
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107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
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