Nicolas Schrager
First-grade student Caleb Gabhart jumps up to give Alan Cooper a high five as he heads to lunch. Cooper has been participating in the Watch D.O.G.S. program at North Washington School for several years.
Dads are on the lookout

Dogs are roaming the hallways in county elementary schools.


For the last three years, students at North Washington School have enjoyed bringing their dads, granddads, uncles, and even neighbors into their classrooms.

The Watch D.O.G.S. program is bringing Dads of Great Students to assist in school activities and act as positive role models to students.

According to Wendy Chesser, Family Resource & Youth Services Coordinator, Watch D.O.G.S. is a national program that made its way to NWS in 2014.