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Watch D.O.G.S.

(Dads of Great Students)

WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day (or more) each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. Their presence offers additional security at the school during the day!  ​WATCH D.O.G.S. is a national innovative program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children's schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose:

  1. to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence in schools, and

  2. to be a positive and active role-model for students at their school.


On the day of their participation, the participants are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® t-shirt or vest identifying them as WATCH D.O.G.S.

A Day for Watch D.O.G.S.

During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S. may:

  • read and work on flash cards with kids

  • eat lunch with their child, play at recess

  • watch the school entrances and hallways or assist with traffic flow

  • mentor students

  • any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their child(ren), but other students as well

Program Benefits


The benefits of the program are many, according to WATCH D.O.G.S. Founder Jim Moore:

  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father-figure enhances a sense of security at the building for students and staff and helps create an environment conducive to learning.

  • Students gain a positive male role model. Many students do not have a father-figure present in their home and these students benefit when a positive male role model is present.

  • Fathers get a glimpse of their child's everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today's youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their child and hopefully connect with them.

  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their child's life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self esteem, social behavior.

Program History and Goals

WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America is a non-profit organization which began in 1998 by Jim Moore, immediately after the Jonesboro, Arkansas, middle school shooting tragedy. WATCH D.O.G.S. operates for the objective as stated in its motto: "To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers."  WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® strives to:

  • Raise the banner of positive fathering through the forum of schools across America and the world.

  • Awaken fathers to the values and benefits of committed fathering.

  • Change our culture so that 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.


For more information, visit or contact our Watch DOGS Chair at

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Things to Note

  • Please keep in mind that the front office staff needs at least one week to get a schedule ready for you.

  • You do NOT need to be at the school all day. If just part of the day works better for your schedule, that's okay. Add the times you can be there to the comment section of the sign up so that the office can schedule you accordingly.

  • You will receive an e-mail from the LHE office prior to your volunteer day with more details.

Registration Process

Step 1: Round Rock ISD Application

First, you must register with the Round Rock ISD using their online application. This process can take 72 hours and will add you to the Raptor Check-in System for our campus. The Raptor System prints out a photo sticker badge for you to wear while on campus. 

Step 2: Order an Official Shirt

Order an Official Watch DOGS shirt to wear while volunteering at school. The white t-shirt with the Watch DOGS logo (pictured) is the official uniform you should wear on your volunteer day. This shirt is the same every time, you do not need to buy a new one each year.


Step 3: Sign Up for Your Day

Select one or more school days AT LEAST one week in the future. The front office needs time to schedule you accordingly.

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