Watch Dogs

Watch D.O.G.S.

Share your greatness with our students!

What is Watch D.O.G.S.?

The U.S Department of Education has identified the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program as an effective way to increase male involvement in our nation’s schools.

Each school year thousands of men volunteer to work at least one day in their child’s school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program. These men work alongside the educators to help as traffic controllers, classroom tutors, playground coaches, and much more. Ever school year, these men have a positive impact on the lives of children.

Who can be a Watch D.O.G.?

A father, grandfather, or father figure!

Program Benefits:

  • Students gain a positive male role model. Some students do not have a father-like figure present in their home. With the number of male teachers steadily declining, more positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. Their presence can increase a sense of security at the school for students and staff and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

  • Fathers and father figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life.

  • When WATCH DOGS invest time at school, they can learn how to better partner with the school to meet goals of students.


The Millard Public Schools has a program in every elementary school. If you are interested in volunteering at Norris, our sign up is here.

Volunteers may have to complete a background check. Contact Kelly Gallegos at to learn which forms you need.

To learn more about Watch D.O.G.S., click here