Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children's schools by using the positive influence of fathers for a two-fold purpose:
- to provide an unobtrusive security presence, and
- to provide a positive and active role-model for children at the school.
Fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers are asked to spend at least one day at school volunteering as security monitors, reading mentors, sports referees, listening ears, or for whatever needs to be done to plant seeds of success in the lives of children.
These dads are not instructors nor are they acting as police. Their presence on campus is in line with accomplishing goal #1 - increasing student security. However, much more is accomplished than just increased security when dads are on the campus. One of the greatest accomplishments is the satisfaction that a dad feels when he completes his investment of a day in the school life of his own child.
What are Watch D.O.G.S.?
Fathers (grandfathers, uncles, and other male adults) who volunteer for one (or more) days each year at a local school for a variety of activities, including to watch the school entrance, assist in unloading and loading buses, reading to classes, doing flash cards, playing at recess, eating at lunch side by side with the students, and many other activities, so as to actively engage with not only their child(ren), but the student body as a whole. Their mere presence offers additional security at the school during the day. On the day of their participation, the participant is given a brief review of his involvement and he wears a shirt identifying him as a Watch Dog.
If you would be interested in becoming a Watch D.O.G. please contact Scot Graham, Assistant Principal at (405) 715-6209 or by email email@example.com
Visit the Watch D.O.G.S. web site for more information.