Deer Park Schools Summer Updates: July 18, 2021

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Save the Date: Back to School Bash | August 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Deer Park School Back to School Bash has returned for the 2021-22 school year! The Bash will take place on August 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School.

Once again, community volunteers and Deer Park staff will be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats! For $2, you will get a ticket for one grill item, one bag of chips, and a cold drink! Afterwards, we'll have a tasty treat for all to enjoy (vendor and cost TBD)! This is a cash only event.


Headstart at Holmes

Contact Headstart if you have a child ages 3-5 for information about our Preschool options at the Holmes Building.

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Notice of Federal Funding Presentation

The July Board of Education Regular Meeting will include a presentation about how the district spends Federal funds. Public comment/questions are encouraged, and can be submitted at the link below. The July BOE meeting will take place at the Holmes Learning Center (8688 Donna Lane) on July 20 at 6:30 P.M.

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Deer Park Preschool

There are still a few openings for our Deer Park PM 4 year old preschool program at Amity Elementary. If your child will be 4 on or before August 1, 2021 please contact Patty Hadden at to register for an opening in our PM class.

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What's New at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School?


D1 Speed Camp

D1 Cincy Training North will be offering a speed camp with Coach Eric who played for UC as a walk-on WR & Kicker. He is currently running the adult and youth workouts but wanted to offer something that all athletes can benefit from. Starting next week, D1 will begin Speed Camp. Middle and High Schoolers at 11:30 a.m. and Elementary to Middle School at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday & Thursday! Cost is $20 total for both days, with payment collected at the start of each week. Contact Athletic Director Greg Huster at for more information!

Speed Camp


Save these Dates!

Here are a few dates to put on your calendar in the upcoming months:

  • August 12 - 7th Grade Parent/Student Open House | 5-6:30 PM

  • August 13 - Back to School Bash - Jr./Sr. High School | 11 AM-1 PM

  • August 13 - Jr./Sr. High School Open House | 1-2 PM 

  • August 17 - First Day for Students


What's New at Amity Elementary?


A Message from Amity Principal Josh Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

For those of you that don’t know, our upper grades partner with the University of Cincinnati Economics department to offer a StEP program. In this program, students receive StEP dollars for positive behaviors such as completing homework, arriving to school on time, showing academic achievement, and overall good behavior. Student’s can then choose how they want to spend their earned currency as the StEP store is opened at the end of each quarter, and a variety of prizes can be purchased or students can make a donation to a local charity.

I am proud to announce that Amity was the #1 school that donated their StEP dollars to a local charity, and donated twice as much as the next highest school. Approximately $80,000 StEP store dollars were donated, which equates to $902.54. The students chose to donate their money to “A Kid Again”. This program works to provide fun adventures to families who have a child with a life threatening condition.

We live in such a giving community, and the next generation of Deer Park graduates has already developed this amazing quality. Way to go to the students of Amity! I am so proud of you all!

Take Care,



Homeroom Teacher Announcements and Amity Meet and Greet

As we start to get closer to the start of the year, students start wondering who they have for their homeroom teacher. I wanted to let you know that Amity homeroom teacher assignments will be announced the week of August 9th. We will have an “Amity Meet and Greet” for our students to meet their teachers on Monday, August 16th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. This will be a great time for families to get into the building to say hello to their teachers, see their classrooms, and drop off school supplies before the first day. We look forward to welcoming you back into Amity this school year!


PTO School Supply Kits are back!

Again this year the PTO has partnered with Bright School Kitz to provide an opportunity for you to order your students' school supplies for this school year. To order go to, find your school - Amity Elementary and select your students grade. The kits will be shipped directly to your house prior to the beginning of the school year! For any questions or concerns, email the PTO at


In Case You Missed It


Winterberger tapped as Interim Principal


When Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School resumes classes in August, there will be a new principal at the helm. Deer Park Community City School District will name Bob Winterberger interim principal for the 2021-22 school year of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High (pending board approval).

Winterberger will be replacing Shane Hartley who leaves for Forest Hills to become their new Director of Teaching and Learning. Mr. Hartley served the district for two years as principal and three years as the assistant principal at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High.

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Join Us for Wildcat Football Night of Champions

The Deer Park football teams will be celebrating a Night of Champions on August 27 when the Wildcats play Western Hills at Deer Park High School. All players, coaches and cheerleaders who were part of the 1981,2006, 2007, 2018 and 2020 teams will be honored that night!

More details to come!


Adult Summer Workouts with D1 Training

Calling all Deer Park adults! We've partnered with D1 Training Cincy North for training sessions every Monday and Wednesday, starting this week. Do you have what it takes? Workouts cost just $10 per session!

D1 Adult


Student Summer Workouts with D1 Training

Let's get to work! For only $10 Per Session your athlete can maximize their training time this summer at Deer Park Jr/Sr High School with Certified Training By D1 Training Cincy North! Sessions start this Tuesday!

D1 Students


Save the Date: Launch 2021 | Friday, July 30

Two years ago, and for two-years running, Deer Park Schools and our community organization OneDeerPark hosted a summer festival called Launch, that provided our students with back-to-school supplies, haircuts, food, games and prizes all at no charge to the families. Everything was completely FREE! While COVID obviously put a halt on our momentum last year, we are back up and running this year and looking to make it our best event yet!

Thanks to local sponsors and OneDeerPark, this festival-like event will feature carnival games, prizes, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, a dunk tank and so, so much more!

Come out, grab a burger or hot dog, play a game or two, and get a fresh cut to get ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year! It's sure to be a great event for the entire Deer Park community!


Launch 2021


Friday, July 30

6-9 p.m.


Hartzell United Methodist

8999 Applewood Drive

**A shuttle will be provided to and from Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School**


For more information, contact Deer Park Director of Communications Jake Snyder at 513-936-5935.

***Launch 2021 is a OneDeerPark sponsored event. OneDeerPark is collaborative between public and religious leaders whose mission is to support the community of Deer Park and Deer Park Schools. OneDeerPark has been in existence for six years and includes a collaborative of local churches.***

Launch 2021


ACT Summer Program

This summer, Deer Park Schools will host a pair of FREE sessions to provide ACT prep courses for rising Juniors and Seniors.

Get yourself prepped and ready for the ACT with our ACT Summer Boot Camp. Deer Park will host two sessions staffed by Deer Park employees.

Session Details

Session 1

June 21st - July 2nd

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Session 2

August 2nd - August 10th

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sign Up Today!


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