WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative currently in place at DES for grades 3, 4 and 5. The goal being to bring fathers and father like figures into the classroom every single day of the school year. The key purposes of the program are to provide positive male role models for students, demonstrating by their presence, that education is important and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. Throughout the day a WATCH DOG can be seen greeting students before school, helping to monitor breakfast, lunch, and recess. working in classrooms alongside teachers and aides, and just listening, watching and monitoring the day to day activities in our school. The requirements to volunteer are just to be a positive male role model willing to commit to at least 1 day at DES from 8am-4pm. If you are interested in becoming a WATCH DOG, contact Principal Jane Myers at 419 785 2260.