WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family

and community engagement educational initiative.

Dad standing with daughter


There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. 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 the educational process. Click on the link below to get more information:

Information taken directly from Watch D.O.G. website

John Ross WatchDOG Expectations and Duties:

  • Greet and talk to students
  • Be a good listener
  • Be Alert
  • Report any concerns to the principal’s office.
  • Always conduct yourself in an appropriate manner.
  • Assist with morning duties if you arrive at 8:20.
  • Patrol halls and outside grounds.
  •  Assisting teachers when they need an extra hand.
  •  Mentoring or tutoring students.
  • Spending time with students in the cafeteria or out on the playground.

The administrators, teachers, and staff greatly appreciate all the help and support given by the John Ross WatchDOGs.  If you are interested in signing up, call the John Ross Elementary office (726-4107)

A dad with his son.