Thursday, August 23 Piedmont welcomed students and their parents to Open House to go through their schedule and meet their teachers for the upcoming school year. Coach Barbee brought one of her therapy dogs, Hooch to give reassurance to parents and students. Coach Barbee and her dogs are certified as therapy dog teams through Therapy Dog Alliance. Hooch is a six-year-old golden retriever and has been visiting hospitals, nursing homes, libraries and schools for three years. Therapy dogs decrease stress and provide calmness and affection.