Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly May 9th, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of our Deer Park moms!  We appreciate all that you do for your children, and we get to see the fruits of your labor as our students come to school.  Your work is tireless, and your love is limitless.  Thank you for all you do!

Have a great week!


Shane Hartley

Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School 

What's New 


Earlier this week, we sent out a comprehensive and detailed explanation for all of our Summer learning opportunities.  If you missed that information, please click here to learn about our Academic Recovery "A Plus" Summer Program, Summer School Credit Recovery, and ACT Bootcamp.

If you're interested in the ACT Bootcamp, click the link above for more information OR follow this link to sign up for one of our summer sessions!



We will continue to release information for Senior end-of-year events on each Tuesday for the rest of the school year.  For a link to this past week's information, please click here.  Please remember that ALL seniors are invited to Senior Awards (May 25th), since we will NOT know the winners ahead of time.



Next week, we will be releasing our exam schedule for the week of May 24th.  As we wrap up the last 2 weeks of school before exams, please be on the lookout as well for your student to bring home an exam exemption form too!  PLEASE NOTE: Junior High students do not take exams unless they are enrolled in a high school level class (such as French or Spanish).



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!

A Note for Our 100% Online Remote Learning Academy Students

As we near the end of the school year, we want to be sure that all RLA students are achieving at their highest levels, which means ensuring work is completed.  RLA Students: Please make sure you are checking and completing assignments according to their due dates. Some assignments that may be listed as "late" or "missing" may unfortunately change to a "zero" in the gradebook.

Due dates to remember as we finish the school year:

For grades 6-11

By 5/14,  please complete all work from Unit 4.

By 5/21, please complete all work from Unit 5.


By 5/14,  please complete all work from Units 4-5.

If you need help figuring out how to do any of this missing work, please pop into one of the help sessions noted in High School Links and Extra Activities and Middle School Links and Extra Activities.  You may also email or BAND-message Ms. Apke or Ms. Hibbett anytime for help.


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


We are excited to bring back many of the traditional events that we were not able to hold last year.

More details are to come as we get closer to these events, but here are a few dates to know:

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)



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

May 10th - 13th: 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

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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