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Join the WatchDOGS program

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WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads OGreat Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering.

There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program. 

  • To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrated by their presence, that education is important.
  • To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. 

Who are WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students)?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCHD.O.G.S. ® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch 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 WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they are given their own official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt to wear to identify them as Watch DOGS.

To sign up to be a WatchDOG, click the link below ...

Thimmig Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

Please Contact Thimmig Elementary's School Counselor, Kristen Stroh, at with questions about the program.  Thank you!