One of our goals this year at Chisholm Trail Middle School is to have 75%(or more:) of our Dads participating in some way through our WatchDOGS program.

What is WatchDOGS(and why is it always plural)?

First of all, for those of you who are unfamiliar, WatchDOGS is a program where Dads participate on campus in various activities to provide an example for their own students and to enhance the lives of those who need strong male figures in their lives. Having dads around is an all-around awesome thing, because each one of them makes the campus a little bit better. The D.O.G.S. part of the name comes from the acronym for Dads Of Great Students. And, it just so happens that it falls in rather nicely with our mascot. Its meant to be:)

Who can sign up?

WatchDOGS is not just restricted to dads, but granddads, teachers and other male figures in the lives of our kids that function in a positive manner within their families and communities. If you are making a difference in the lives of students, or desire to do so, please join the team.

How do I sign up?

First, go to and sign up to be a part. (Make sure you fill out your annual background check!)

Second, join our Remind text alerts by texting 81010 with the words "join ctmswd" to get updates via text message.

Third, order your t-shirt so you will be recognized in the hallways as one of the awesomest men on the planet by visiting

I cannot tell you how excited I am for this opportunity. Our first event, Donuts with Dads will be coming SOON!