Watch D.O.G.S. is one of the nation's largest and most respected school-based , family and community engagement organizations in the country. Since the program's creation in 1998, more than ,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. 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 as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
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All WATCH D.O.G.S. must have a volunteer application and background check on file with Magnolia ISD.
What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)? WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. To learn more,click here! What are the goals of a 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 DOGS and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work? WATCH DOGS are fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-4 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Fathers and father figures sign up to volunteer through a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or by calling their child’s school any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WATCH DOGS to provide assistance at the school. WATCH DOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling. What do WATCH DOGS do (while they are at school)? During the day, WATCHDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol 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. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WATCH DOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WATCH DOG dads 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 a WATCH DOG.