Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly April 11th, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

Testing Begins This Week

Good afternoon,

Tuesday and Wednesday this week mark the beginning of our end of course tests.  Please be sure to double-check, if needed, the information about starting times for non-testing students, the need for students to bring charged Chromebooks, and test days from a release last week.  If needed, here is a link to that release.

In addition to logistics, we also want to thank you for helping your student be sure to get great nights of rest this week and something for breakfast so that he/she/they are as ready as possible to do a great job Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lastly, please help your student, as needed, know that we always ask our students to do their best.  However, please also let them know that we know they have prepared well this year to have success.  They should feel confident, as are we, that they will do great!

Have a great week!


Shane Hartley

Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School 


What's New


As many of you know, this year’s Parkers performance will look much different!  Making the best out of the situation, the Parkers crew has put together a feature length documentary to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Parks.  This documentary features interviews with some of the most influential Parkers directors, participants and advisors in the history of the program. It will also include all of your favorite acts like the boy's and girl's kicklines, Deer Park band and choirs, and variety skits performed by current Deer Park students.  To see the documentary, Parkers is setting up a purchase option for various packages and levels.  For more information, please see this link!



We are excited to be able to bring back many of the traditional events that we unfortunately were not able to hold as normal last year.  While we are back in session this Spring, we are also in the process of putting together plans for these events in a safe way that follows Department of Public Health protocols.

More details are to come as we get closer to these events, and most of these events will may unfortunately need to be open only to students and staff with a live streaming option.  Here are a few dates to know:

Senior Academic Signing Day: April 29th, 2:15pm (Parents of participants invited)

Junior/Senior Prom: May 8th (see information below)

7th Grade Awards: May 17th, 8:30am (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

8th Grade Awards: May 18th, 8:30am (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

Underclass Awards: May 19th, 1:20pm (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

Senior Awards: May 25th, 12:30pm (Senior parents invited)

Graduation Ceremony: May 27th, 7:00pm (see information below)



In the past, we have often been able to use events like Homecoming and Prom to help parents/guardians remember to pay student fees.  With no Prom or Homecoming over the last year, however, unfortunately many student fees have gone unpaid.  Please consider this a friendly reminder to check and pay for your child's student fees.  Thank you for your help!  Here is a link to the PaySchools website, and please feel free to reach out to the front office (513-891-0010) for any help or questions.  We greatly appreciate it!


Weekly Updates

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

COUNSELORS' CORNER, VIRTUAL EDITION: Our counselors have created a special Counselors' Corner for our virtual students.  Please click here for that version!

APEX LEARNER, 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


Our State Testing season begins one week after Spring Break, and it will be here before we know it!  Please read over this short piece of information from our counseling department!



Last Friday, we released some information about our 2021 Prom as well as our 2021 Graduation Ceremony.  For a link to that announcement, please click here!  More details to come!



Congratulations to our students who earned a spot on the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll.  Here is a link to the list.



All students entering the 12th grade are required to get certain vaccinations, per the Ohio Department of Health. Here is a link to more information.



Parents/caregivers: Please help us by reminding your student to continue to wear masks at school AND to properly keep them on throughout the day.  For more details, please click here for a message from our Superintendent, Mr. Phillips.



Students who are not on quarantine will still need to be called in as absent.  Please help us keep track of attendance and any possible contact tracing with a quick call to our attendance line (513-891-0010).



Need some help with your students' Chromebook? If you have any tech issues, please email our Tech department at:

Some families may be having internet connectivity issues.  If so, here is a link to some possible troubleshooting tips!



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


Upcoming Dates to Know

March 29th - April 5th: Spring Break

Week of April 12th: State Testing Begins


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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