WATCH D.O.G.S.

We had such a wonderful turn out to our Watch Dogs kick off!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for supporting Watch DOGS!
Chill Out Shaved Ice in Howe
Salon Head 2 Toe and Paiton Jackson
Hobby Lobby Sherman, Manager Blake Burleson
Steve Hipps
Buck Snort BBQ
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Crayola Experience
Brookshires in Anna
Walmart in Anna
McDonalds
The Westmorelands
Dads and Father Figures-Don’t forget to do the background check, then sign up on the calendar link! If you haven’t been through the short training (at the Pizza Kickoff), please email: [email protected] to schedule a training.
Watch DOGS Background check (Just link to the school’s background check.)

 

Read below to find out more information about Watch Dogs!

 

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who are Watch D.O.G.S.?

Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities.

During the day, Watch DOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. On the day of their participation, Watch DOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WATCH D.O.G.S.

***Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a Watch DOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying.

Read more about this nationally recognized program here.