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Brainerd, MN.  Brainerd Dispatch (Sept. 16, 2015)
“Pillager schools hosts dad involvement program” – Pillager School District is kicking off its new Watch D.O.G.S program, focusing on students, fathers and father figures of the Pillager schools.  Read More >>>

Corpus Christi, TX. Caller Times (Sept. 15, 2015)
“Watch D.O.G.S. brings dads into school” – “Watch D.O.G.S. is specifically developed to bring the guys to the school,” said principal Kimberly Bissell.  The acronym stands for Dads of Great Students, but the title isn’t as exclusive as it suggests, Bissell said.  Read More >>>

Brownwood, TX. Brownwood News (Sept. 14, 2015)
“Woodland Heights to Host WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick-Off Event Tuesday” – Woodland Heights Elementary will host their annual WATCH D.O.G.S. sign up kick-off event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15th at their campus located at 3900 4th Street.  Drinks and pizza will be provided at the event.  Read More >>>

Salem, AR. AreaWideNews (Sept. 9, 2015)
“Watch D.O.G.S show up in full force to kick off new year” – The Cherokee Elementary School had yet another large turnout for its annual Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Kids) pizza party on Thursday, Sept. 3. The cafeteria was full of experienced Watch D.O.G.S and ones ready to sign up for duty. Read More >>>

San Antonio, TX. KSAT ABC 12 (Sept. 3, 2015)
“Volunteer program puts dads in schools to be positive role models, provide extra security” – Watch dogs are patrolling several local elementary campuses. They aren’t real dogs, just dads volunteering their time.  The dads are part of program called Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) that provides extra eyes to keep kids safe and serve as positive male role models.  Read More >>>

Norman, OK. The Norman Transcript (July 29, 2015)
“Norman men get a chance to be role models as WATCH D.O.G.S.” – The word is out, Norman’s dads are going back to school, this time with the big kids. Wednesday’s WATCH D.O.G.S. meeting was a chance for Norman dads and father figures to sign up to volunteer as a “dog,” for the first time at Whittier Middle School and Norman High School.  Read More >>>

Leesburg, VA. LessburgToday (July 16, 2015)
“Dads Chip In At Loudoun Elementary Schools” – Chris Blake, a district manager for Potbelly Sandwich Shop, dodged a gaggle of kids to make his way to the lunchroom at Emerick Elementary School on a recent morning. When his daughter’s class came around the corner and saw him, the students waved and yelled “hey” to their Watch D.O.G.S. dad for the day.  Read More >>>

Amarillo, TX. KFDA NewsChannel 10 (Jun. 11, 2015)
“‘Dads Honor Ride’ rolls through Amarillo for an honorable cause” – The Watch D.O.G.S. programs are designed to help dads be more active in their kid’s lives and to help stop bullying in areas schools. Currently there are two elementary schools in Borger that have the Watch D.O.G.S. program, which offers school based father involvement. Father figures volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by a school principal or administrator. Read More >>>

Plainfield Patch (May 28, 2015)
“Troy Students Get Positive Role Models” – “It is going extremely well,” WBO Assistant Principal Kelly Sester said of the program. “We had 81 dads participate this year. It helps the teachers by putting another adult in the classroom to help manage the class, and I think the students enjoy having a male in the room to see how he interacts and shows respect.” Read More >>>

Grand Heaven Tribune (May 1, 2015)
“Watch D.O.G.S. program a great boost for Jeffers” – The school’s Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program piggybacks off a national initiative run through the National Center for Fathering. According to the center’s website, the program is aimed at promoting fathers’ involvement in schools and the educational effort as a whole.  It’s working.  Read More >>>

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