Watch D.O.G.S

  • WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) Calling All Dads (or other father figures) of Great Students!

    WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement and educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. Horizon is proud to participate in this program. 


    1. 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.

    Who Can Volunteer

    WatchDOGs are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

    Daily Activities

    These volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day engaging with more students than their own.

    Activities may include: 

    • Read
    • Work on flashcards
    • Play at recess
    • Eat lunch
    • Patrol the school entrances and hallways
    • Assist with traffic flow and
    • Any other assigned activities

    Become a Horizon WatchDOG

    Step 1: Become a Horizon Volunteer 

    Complete a Volunteers in Public Schools application or the annual renewal process

    Step 2: Sign Up for a Day

    If you would like to volunteer for a day (or half a day), please contact Horizon Elementary at (253) 373-7313 or email

Last Modified on October 17, 2019