Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly September 5, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

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A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

As we reflect on this week, teaching and learning is and has always been our priority at Deer Park High School each and every day. However, there are other skills students learn daily that are equally important to ensure our graduates are prepared to compete and win in the job market.

Developing a strong work ethic is critical for our students and this is something they will be challenged to master this year. In addition, being on time is a key to many employers. Expecting our students to be on time to their academic classes will pay big dividends daily, not only for their learning taking place in our classrooms, but also for their transition to the real world after high school.

We had a great week as a team and we couldn’t be more proud of our staff and Students. Our staff is here to serve you!

Kind regards,

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is our first priority at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School during the academic day. This week, Bob stopped by Kelsey Winebar’s 7th grade mathematics class. The Clear Learning Goal for the lesson was: I know what operation to use on the side lengths of a figure to produce a scaled copy and I can draw a scaled copy of a figure using a given scale factor.

The instruction observed was crafted from Standard 7.G.1a-Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. Think Pair Share and Anticipate, Monitor, Select, Sequence,and Connect (from the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions (Smith and Stein, 2011) were research based best practice strategies used by Kelsey to deliver the instruction.

Lastly, to ensure students mastered the lesson taught they were checked for understanding using a formative assessment. Students were asked to draw a scaled copy of a figure using a given scale factor, and determine what operation to use on the side lengths of a figure to produce a scaled copy. Thank you Kelsey for engaging your students in a research based best practice lesson aligned with the standards!



Building news

  • Need some extra math help? The math department is available for support M-W after school: 

    • Monday:  Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

    • Tuesday:  Mrs. Deller, Rm 226

    • Wednesday:  Mr. Benjamin, Rm 224

  • Need other academic help after school? We have homework club after school M-F from 3-4 p.m. at these days/locations:

    • Junior High:

      • Monday: Ms. Troxell, Rm 58

      • Tuesday: Mrs. Stiller, Rm 151

    • High School:

      • Monday: Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

      • Tuesday: Mrs. Deller, Rm 226

      • Wednesday: Ms. Parker, Rm 220

      • Thursday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252

      • Friday: Mr. Moore, Rm 155

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

  • Mark your calendars! Financial Aid Night will take place on September 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cat Den. There will be a representative from the University of Cincinnati that will be able to answer questions pertaining to completing the FAFSA. There will also be raffle prizes that include gift cards and Deer Park swag.


Military and First Responders Night

All First Responders, Veterans, and US Military:

Please join us on Saturday, September 11, as we honor and celebrate you and your families at the Deer Park High School Football game. Area Fire Trucks, EMS, Rescue Vehicles, First Responders and Bomb Squad will be in attendance. Italianette will provide pizza for our guests. Entertainment from the Cincinnati Bengals will open the event at 5:00 p.m. and are providing games for young and old.

All First Responders, Veterans and US Military families will be admitted free. You will be escorted to the track at 6:25, as we begin the ceremony with the Presentation of Colors and introductions of all those we are honoring. All community members are encouraged to attend the events and support our Wildcats in action. Tickets can be purchased online HERE, as well as at the gate. Any questions, please email Athletic Director Greg Huster at or call Chris Huster at 513-348-7412.

God Bless America and all who serve!


American Heart Association Soccer Matches

Please join our boys and girls soccer teams on Thursday, September 9 for the 6th Annual American Heart Association Spaghetti Dinner and “Red Out” at Deer Park High School. The afternoon begins with dinner provided by Krimmer’s Italianette from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Deer Park High School cafeteria. For $10 per person, you can enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, a breadstick, and lemonade or water. Baked goods may be purchased from our soccer athletes.



Deer Park Soccer Teams

American Heart Association


American Heart Association Awareness Event

Spaghetti Dinner ($10) 

Soccer Matches ($7)


Thursday, September 9

Dinner: 3:30-6 p.m.

Girls Game: 5 p.m.

Boys Game: 7 p.m.

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School Nurse

Moving forward, all student COVID-19 cases occurring outside of school hours (evenings/weekends) should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Call the Deer Park COVID Hotline at (513) 936-7843

  • Fill our the Deer Park COVID Reporting Form linked below:

Deer Park COVID Reporting Form

A district nurse or administrator will reach out within 24 hours of the reported case to collect further details.


Counselor's Corner

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

Counselor's Corner


Looking Ahead

  • 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

  • Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, September 22 | 6:30 p.m.


In Case You Missed It


Deer Park PTO

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



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!


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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