“Dads on Duty” program–this month at Waynesville Middle School

The Waynesville School District will pilot its Partners on Patrol volunteer program – modeled after the Positive Presence Promotion developed by the national “Dads on Duty” program–this month at Waynesville Middle School. A Partner on Patrol volunteer will spend at least one hour each week as a positive presence in the hallways at WMS while assisting with supervising 7th and 8th-grade students between classes. Partners on Patrol do not replace principals or school resources officers, but instead deliver big smiles, dispense positive affirmations, and perhaps share a few corny jokes while increasing adult visibility and presence. “We are not just looking for dads and moms to volunteer, but also for community members to be present in our hallways to help add one more layer of safety and protection for our students,” said Superintendent Hilary Bales. “We want students to know that our entire community is behind them.” A partner on patrol is an adult community member who provides a positive influence to help create a safe school environment, increases visibility, and adult presence, and provides encouragement while assisting with supervising students. Partners on Patrol volunteers must complete a background check. The form is available for download at waynesville.k12.mo.us. Background check forms are also available at schools and at the Administration Building. Once approved, partners on patrol will attend a brief training session and then pick a time to be present for at least one hour each week.
For more information about the program, please email [email protected] or call 573-842-2250.