Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly August 29, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

We are off and running as a Deer Park High School Family. We are getting into classrooms daily and we are focused and on-track with research- based best practice teaching strategies.

It’s exciting to see our after school events launching and our after school clubs forming. Our first football game drew a great crowd! We want to thank the following members of our High School Staff who attended the game: Jim Wergers, Scott Calcaterra, and Elizabeth Moore. The students gravitate to our Staff who attend the after school events and we thank you for attending the game. Also, we want to thank Peggy Bosse for her work celebrating the Hall of Fame members who came out to the game who were recognized at half time and Chris Huster for all of her hospitality treating the class of 1971 to a special evening.

Kind regards,

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is our priority 1 at Deer Park High School during the academic day. Bob stopped in Suzy Beck’s English 10 College Prep class. The unit Suzy Beck and her students were focused on was “American Dream.” The unit was crafted from Standard RL.10.2-Analyze literary text development. Determine the theme of a text and analyze in detail its development over that course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.

Students entered the classroom to a bell ringer Padlet focused on finding images, words, and phrases related to the idea of the American Dream. Students were encouraged to use their Writer’s Notebooks where a previous entry was created about the American Dream through research findings and brainstorming. The Success Criterion that Suzy used to ensure all students mastered the standard taught was using the Padlet as a formative assessment of the students prior knowledge of the American Dream. The students’ Writer’s Notebook entry was used as a formative assessment, and Suzy observed completion and understanding as students were working.

Thank you Suzy for challenging your students with a high leverage instructional period!



Building news

  • Need some academic help? Morning Intervention is available all year for students to come in for extra help from teachers on Thursdays at 7:35 a.m. Students also have a daily “extra help” bell during the day to meet with their teachers.

  • Become a PTO Member!  The PTO needs you to share your ideas, volunteer at events, plan fundraisers, and so much more!  Use the link to become a member and stay up to date on all the PTO information.  

Become a Member!

  • Each year the PTO and Athletic Boosters share the fundraising from the Football Concession Stand, and this fall there's room for you to HELP!  Sign up for one game, 3 hours of your time, to serve. 

Football Concession Stand 2021


Counselor's Corner

Check out important info from the guidance office by clicking the link below.

Counselor's Corner



Host an AFS Exchange Student!


1) They give your family a new world perspective. 2) They become like family while attending Deer Park High School  3) They’re good students, fully vetted, eager to share in American life. 4) They come with medical insurance, spending money and an adventurer’s attitude. 

Here’s four great kids!  Athletic 17 year old Tuva from Sweden loves many sports and plays handball. . 16 year old Ilham from Morocco likes to write, sing, play games and dreams of being a doctor.   Leander from Germany, age 15, is into soccer, loves animals and volunteering.  Mariam from Jordan, age 15, is sporty, plays piano and is a twin!   To learn about hosting an AFS exchange student from nearly anywhere in the world, please email Barb McManus  or call 513-608-2781.  See other available students at the link below:

 Click Here!


Looking Ahead

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Norwood HS: Monday, August 30 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Reading HS: Wednesday, September 1 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Cross Country at Norwood HS (AWAY): Thursday, September 2 | 6:15 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Blanchester HS: Thursday, September 2 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Football at Portsmouth HS (AWAY): Friday, September 3 | 7 p.m.

  • Labor Day (No School): Monday, September 6

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, September 7 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys/Girls Soccer vs. CNE: Thursday, September 9 | 4 p.m. (American Heart Association Game and Spaghetti Dinner)

  • Varsity Football vs. Reading: Saturday, September 11 | 7 p.m. (Veterans & First Responders Night)

  • Band Competition at Wilmington: Saturday, September 18


In Case You Missed It


School Nurse

Attention parents of 7th and 12th grade students. Please click the link below for important immunization information.



Sandy's Closet Clothing Room Now Open

Sandy's Closet clothing room will now be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning August 9, 2021. If an evening appointment is needed please contact Patty Hadden.


We are extremely appreciative of donations of youth clothing for Sandy's Closet. The closet is only able to accept clothing for infants to adolescence. Please do not drop off adult clothing, high heel shoes, toys, baby furniture, or formal dresses.


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, and Instagram. 

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