WATCH D.O.G.S.® began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on kids.
There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:
- To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
- To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
We believe that all of us want the same things for our kids and these values unite us. This program serves to bring communities closer together based on these values-based goals. Ultimately, our purpose is to change the country for the better by doing our small part to provide support to our educators and encouragement to our children.
We are so excited to have it back at CHE!! Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures serve on campus during the school day, either for a half day of full day, and provide our students with positive male role models.
Want to help out? Great! You can sign up to volunteer here.
*Note: everyone must also be a TPS district volunteer. You can find a link to that form on our volunteer page.
Also, there are shirts and hoodies available to order on the spirit wear website, if you’d rather buy your own instead of borrowing a school shirt for the day. Click on the image to be taken to the spirit wear shop.