Waxahachie ISD school adds dog to their staff

The facility dog is expected to help lower stress and lift spirits
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Going to school is rarely fun and exciting, regardless of the level of education a student is at. While adults often remember their school days fondly, most students dread sitting through class every day. Luckily for students at one Waxahachie ISD school, they’ll have something roaming the halls throughout the school year to help lift their spirits, a new facility dog.

Northside Elementary School in Waxahachie recently announced the addition of a new staff member, a Labrador/Golden Retriever mix named Patches. The school’s new facility dog will be tasked with roaming the halls, helping to lower stress for both students and teachers. “I mean, it's my dream and it's here. I've always been a dog person," said Erica Brown, assistant principal at Northside Elementary School and Patches’ official handler.

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According to NBC DFW, Brown went to dog training school over the summer to get herself and Patches ready for the school year. Students will be introduced to Patches after school starts on August 11. Hopefully this dog isn’t fed all the students’ unfinished homework throughout the year.

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