Watch D.O.G.S.

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WATCH D.O.G.S.is an innovative father involvement program. WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads of Great Students) is the safe schools initiative of the National Center for Fathering. It was created in response to the Jonesboro, AR school shooting in 1998. Since then, the program has spread to more that 1200 schools in over 36 states.

Fathers and father-figures are invited to sign up to spend one day this year volunteering, serving as a positive male role model and helping increase a sense of security in the building. During their WATCH D.O.G.S.® day, dads will engage in various activities such as welcoming students during arrival, tutoring small groups of students, having fun at recess, or simply sitting down and connecting with students during lunch. They can share about their careers and experiences....the possibilities are endless.

Our school gains an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of WATCH D.O.G.S. can increase a snese of security in the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

Students gain a positive role model. Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and the number of male teachers has been steadily declining in recent years. More positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they have on their student's life, just by being a "dad".

When WATCH D.O.G.S. invest a day at school, they learn how to partner with the school to meet educational goals.

For more information call 1-888-540-3647, e-mail watchdogs@fathers.com or visit www.fathers.com/watchdogs.  For more information about the Severance Middle School Watch D.O.G.S. Program, call our office at 674-5200.