WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night is Thursday, 8/25/16 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. Bring your kids, have some free pizza and see a short presentation on the program.

Sign Up!

Click on the link below to see the WATCH D.O.G.S. schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year and sign up for available days. You will be redirected to the Signup Genius website
Please sign up or advocate for the group. Tell other father figures to sign up!



Tier I MVP volunteers complete an application (available online), attend a short training that touches on important areas including standards of conduct, importance of maintaining confidentiality, etc.,  acknowledge they have received the training by signing the standards of conduct, and complete a fingerprint background screen.  Volunteers are screened and trained free of charge. 


Click here to apply, or e-mail, or call Katie Hendrickson at (913) 993-6411 for more information. A SCHEDULE OF AVAILABLE TRAINING SESSIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK:

What Is WATCH D.O.G.S.?

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a national program that organizes fathers and father figures to provide positive male role models for students and enhance school security.

WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® is a non-profit organization which operates “To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.”

WATCH D.O.G.S. was featured on the Today show in February 2013. View the video below:

Who are 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 each school year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S. may read with students, work on flash cards with the kids, play at recess, eat lunch with their child, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, mentor students, or perform any other assigned activities. They actively engage with not only their child(ren), but other students as well.  Their
mere presence offers additional security in the building during the school day.
On the day of their participation, WATCH D.O.G.S. are given a brief overview of their duties and an official WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® t-shirt or vest to wear, identifying them as WATCH D.O.G.S. for the day.

Did you miss the WATCH D.O.G.S. Pizza Night? NO PROBLEM! The slides for a general WATCH D.O.G.S. presentation are available here or at the bottom of this page under attachments. If you have any questions, just reach out to the Top Dog, Josh Halperin.  He can be reached at 913.219.4176 or email at

Have more questions? Contact  the Top Dog, Josh Halperin, at or at 913.219.4176.
PTA Board,
Aug 29, 2014, 10:05 AM