Watch D.O.G.S.

  • Dads Of Great Students

    image of man wearing Watch D.O.G.S. shirt WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a safe school initiative of the National Center for Fathering that involves fathers and father figures to help create a more safe and secure learning environment in our nation’s schools.

    Who are Watch DOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

    The WATCH D.O.G.S. Program strives to:

    • Raise the banner of positive fathering through the forum of schools.
    • Awaken fathers to the values and benefits of committed fathering.
    • Change culture by which every child has a father or father figure to connect with in a positive way at school.
    • Help every school in America be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in their children’s life.

    WATCH D.O.G.S. perform a variety of tasks during their day. Examples include monitoring the school entrance and exits, assisting with buses and cars, small group or individual students, assisting at recess, eating lunch with the students and other activities that engage the WATCH D.O.G.S. with not only their own children but other children as well.

    If you have questions or would like to be a Woodland Watch Dog for a day, contact our Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator, Patty Prendes. You can email her at or 913-780-7770. You can also use the SignUp Genius website to be a Watch DOG.