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A safe and thriving educational environment requires the cooperation of many people. At Fort Caspar Academy, staff and leadership rely on the strength of a group of “Watch D.O.G.S.” to help in the classrooms and hallways. “Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)” is a parent-run organization that has been in existence at FCA since spring of 2012.
At its first meeting of the year, over forty dads attended a pizza social and kick-off event, hosted by FCA Governing Council, on September 9th. FCA Watch D.O.G.S. parent Steve Mogen told attendees there is a need for parents, especially dads, to volunteer in the school. Following the brief meeting, the dads in attendance were eager to sign up for volunteer opportunities at FCA.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)
– Engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at a school.
– Initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security.
-Today, more than 2,811 active programs in 46 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.
-Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.