Watch D.O.G.S. : What is it? What Do We Do?
What is it?
The Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S. program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a family and community engagement educational initiative designed and developed by educators, experts, and parent volunteers over more than two decades.
The program helps provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. Meanwhile, the Watch D.O.G.S provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying and provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning and instruction.
Who are Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)?
Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures serving at school at least one day on campus each year.
Shepard Watch D.O.G.S.
We are in the process of kickstarting the Watch D.O.G.S. program here at Shepard and are looking for male volunteers who would be willing to spend a full day at the school once or twice a year. Volunteers would serve in their child's class, help with specials, and assist teachers and administration. If you are interested or would like to know more, please fill out this form.
Shepard PTA Watch D.O.G.S. Page
Here is a great resource to learn more about the program:
National Watch D.O.G.S. Website
Watch D.O.G.S. 2022 - 2023
Watch D.O.G.S. Shirts
A Watch DOGS t-shirt is required to be worn on your volunteer day. There will be a few extra shirts in the front office for you to borrow for the day (Sizes L-XXL) or you can purchase your own t-shirt at Purchase a Shirt