Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly September 20th, 2020

Jr./Sr. High School

Midterm of 1st Quarter

Due to the late start this year, we are technically halfway complete with the first quarter already!  As we enter the 5th week of the quarter, our teachers will be double-checking student progress throughout this week.  We are asking our students and families to double-check progress as well.  If you have any questions for our teachers, please do not hesitate to reach out!  Thanks for all you do to help your students stay on track!

Have a great week!

Shane Hartley
Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School 

What's New?


Social Media Informational Sessions: Thanks to PreventionFIRST! and Lakota Schools for promoting an opportunity for parents to engage in a Community Collaborative for "The Impact of Social Media and Technology on Youth."  This workshop series begins October 1st and consists of 6 Virtual sessions.  If you're interested, please visit this website for more information.


Mobile Dentist: The Mobile Dentist will be available to students November 17th and 19th.  For more information, please see this flyer!


Student Council Elections: Student council elections are coming up soon!   Any virtual students interested in Student Council should email Ms. Schlie at:   Parents, please encourage your student to participate in this opportunity to have their voice heard!

Weekly Updates

Counselors' Corner: Here is a link to this week's Counselors' Corner!

Counselors' Corner, Virtual Student Edition: Our counselors have created a special Counselors' Corner for our virtual students.  Please click here for that version!

Apex Learners: Extra Activities! Please see the links below for the weekly activities for our online students:

Remote Learning Orientation and Video

Middle School Links and Extra Activities

High School Links and Extra Activities

In Case You Missed It

PreACT: On October 16th, all 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PreACT.   Each year, high school juniors and seniors take the ACT test to gain insights into their college and career readiness. PreACT, targeted to grade 10, gives students practice with the ACT and empowers them, their parents, and educators with these valuable insights even sooner.

All in-person sophomores will be taking the PreACT on October 16th in lieu of classes. Any virtual sophomore that is interested in coming into the building to be part of this opportunity should contact Ms. Madden at no later than October 2nd.


6 R's for Less Stress Blended Learning: Prevention Action Alliance released a guiding document for parents and students for working from home.  These 6 R's are: Realistic Expectations, Requirements, Rules and Routines, Reliefs, and Resources.  For more details, please read the article here.


Reminder for Wednesday Blended Learning Days: Starting September 16th, teachers will be in the building holding "office hours" and offering instructional learning opportunities for students.  Students are expected to be engaged in their learning on Wednesdays as well.  Please see this document for more information as it relates to Wednesday Processes and Schedules.


Looking for Previous Wildcat Weekly EMails?

Wildcat Weekly are posted on the Deer Park Schools News webpage.  Here is a link to our District News Page.

Upcoming Dates to Know

Wednesday, September 23rd: First Full Remote Learning Day

Friday, September 25th: "Midterm" of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 16th: Final Day of 1st Quarter - Full remote learning day for students & PreACT for Sophomores (In person)

Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. Please see the attached flyer for ways to stay connected through Email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Text Messages.

  • E-Mail: If you are not already signed up, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to and click on the button on the left side of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”. From there, you will send an email requesting that you be added to future email communication from the district.
  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the most up-to-date news and happenings! @DeerParkHS, @DeerParkSchools and @dpcounselor.
  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

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