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How Do You Participate?


Would you like to participate as a WatchDOG at Boggess?


Contact our TopDOG - Ross Cornell -

Volunteer Update August 2020 - Because of the proposed restrictions and the uncertain nature of volunteering in PISD schools for the 2020-2021 school year, we recommend completing your PISD Volunteer Application with the understanding that volunteers may not be utilized at various times during the school year; with the possibility of any volunteer days being cancelled.


If you are interested in volunteering as a WatchDOG, please log in and update your information (or create an account and add your information) and complete the WatchDOG Interest Form (login required) to let us know that you'd like to be a WatchDOG.
We will be contacting willing WatchDOGS once we have more details about if/when we'll be able to volunteer at Boggess.


Before you will be allowed to schedule a day, your PISD Volunteer Application (information) will have to be completed!


Note: Plano ISD is implementing a new volunteer management system for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to facilitate a smooth transition, all 2019-2020 volunteer records will remain active until August 31, 2020, instead of being deactivated on June 30, 2020 per standard practice. Volunteers will need to reapply in the new system prior to August 31 when their profile will be deactivated in the old system. More details: 


Once you’re signed up to volunteer, you will need your official Watch D.O.G.S apparel! Don’t forget to get your student(s) apparel to wear on the day you are on duty at Boggess!


Need to order Watch D.O.G.S. apparel? Visit the WatchDOGS DogStore.


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


WATCH D.O.G.S. is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that was founded by Jim Moore, a concerned father who chose to take action in response to a 1998 middle-school shooting in Jonesboro, AR. Moore wanted to help prevent violence from occurring at his children’s school or at any school. The first program was launched at George Elementary in Springdale, AR, the school of Moore’s oldest child. Today, more than1,659 programs in 38 states and New Zealand participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.®


How WATCH D.O.G.S.® Works
WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Individuals sign up at a kick-off event such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or in the office at any time throughout the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.


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Please contact the Boggess WATCH D.O.G.S. chair: