Class of 2021: End of Year Activity Reminders

Jr./Sr. High School

Details for End of Year Activities

Deer Park Senior and Families:

Below, you will find information regarding all end-of-year activities, including Academic Signing Day, Senior Picnic, Senior Awards, and Graduation. Please review all details and make note of all dates and times. 

Guidelines for ALL events:

  • Masks will be mandatory for all events

  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times when possible

Academic and Military Signing Day

April 29th at 2:15pm in Crawford Auditorium 

Seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or have committed to a branch of the military will be recognized.  Seniors in attendance are permitted no more than 2 guests.  Parents, please report through the auditorium doors.

Virtual and Scarlet students should arrive by 2pm.

There will be a rehearsal on April 28th at 10:15.  Participating seniors should report to the auditorium.  ***Scarlet Students:  Please check email from Ms. Madden about rehearsal.

Cap and Gown Pick Up

May 17th:  11:30-12:00 in the Cat Den

**If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please contact Graduate Services at 513-272-5890 by May 3rd.  Students must have ordered cap and gowns to participate in graduation.

Senior Picnic

May 24th on the Football Field 1-3

There will be a picnic lunch provided.  Masks are required when not eating.

Senior Awards

May 25th at 12:30pm  in Crawford Auditorium

Seniors are allowed no more than 2 individuals to attend on their behalf. Seniors will receive tickets during the week of May 17th.  Tickets are required for admission.

All seniors are expected to attend.  Due to the nature of Senior Awards and number of outside presenters, we often do now know awards recipients until the day of the event.

There will be mandatory rehearsal on May 25th at 8:30 in Crawford Auditorium.  Students not in attendance for rehearsal will not be permitted to attend Senior Awards.


May 27th at 7pm Hank Estes Field

Seniors will be allowed no more than 8 individuals to attend on their behalf.  Seniors will receive tickets during the week of May 17th.  Tickets are required for admission (we are not able to accommodate requests for extra tickets).

There will be a mandatory rehearsal on May 27th at 8:30 on the field.  Students not in attendance for rehearsal will not be permitted to attend Graduation.  Students must have cap and gowns from Graduate Services to participate.

****Should there be inclement weather for graduation, the ceremony will be held in Crawford Auditorium.  Due to social districtancing restrictions, seniors will only be permitted 2 guests for the event*****

We thank you all for your cooperation with our safety protocols, as dictated by the Ohio Department of Health.  Unfortunately, any participant that is unable to follow safety measures may be asked to leave the event. If you have any questions, please contact Deer Park High School at 513-891-0010.

Senior slideshow, pictures, quotes, superlatives and more

Senior Quotes, Superlatives, Remember Whens, Wills - Submit all of your responses through this google form no later than April 30.  All responses will be subject to approval by school administration.  Responses that are discriminatory in any way will not be included.  Responses that promote academic dishonesty, are disparaging to Deer Park or individuals in our community, or that involve illegal or inappropriate messages will not be included.  

Senior Slideshow - Submit photos you want to have considered for the senior slideshow via this Dropbox link.  Rules: photos must include graduating seniors ONLY - no teachers, students from other grades, etc.  The only exception is Seth Dryer - he may be included photos. Photos of very large groups will not be included (try to keep it at 5 or under).  Deadline for submissions is April 30.  

Senior Pictures - If you want your portrait to be included in the senior section of the yearbook or the class pictures that hang in the hall, you must be photographed by Prestige Portraits by May 31 - no exceptions. The sooner the better. 

You must contact Prestige and let them know you are from Deer Park.  They will give you several options of portrait packages to purchase.  The cheapest option is the one that gets you in the yearbook and in the class picture.  You may do larger packages if you want to, but that is up to you. 

In the past, Prestige has scheduled a “Last Chance” day when they come to the school to take photos of seniors who have not scheduled their pictures on their own.  Due to Covid restrictions, we do not know if they will be able to do that this year, so to ensure your spot in the yearbook and in the class pictures, schedule an appointment with Prestige ASAP.  Their contact information is below: 

Prestige Portraits

(513) 346-3800

Questions can be directed to Dr. West at  Dr. West does not schedule portraits, set prices, or control deadlines related to portraits. 


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