Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: September 12, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

As we reflect on this week our academic classrooms were focused and on target with high impact teaching and learning during the day. It also was great to see many quality after school opportunities for our students unfolding. We had the privilege to attend football, soccer, and volleyball games this week. It was impressive to see what our student athletes gain from participating in sports. Teamwork, cultivating friendships that will last a lifetime, and giving your best were all qualities on full display at each event which will make a difference in their transition to the work world later in life.

Serving others is noble and we want to personally thank Brody Armor and Jasean Denson, some of our varsity football players, who were at one of our soccer games and noticed our volunteers were short- handed in the concession stand. They jumped in and helped the volunteers. Thank you Brody and Jasean for making a difference! Also, our folks who assist at making these after school activities a possibility by investing their time to serve as role models for our students. Thank you Toni German and Neil Bailey for the countless hours you invest in making our after school athletic events a success for all.

In closing, 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 number one priority at Deer Park High School during the academic day. Bob stopped by Mrs. Tracy Smith’s 7th grade study skills class. The Clear Learning Goal for the lesson was for students to master a transition activity linked to their IEP goals. The instruction was crafted from the requirements of rule 3301-51-07 of the administrative code for individualized education plans.

The Instructional process used to ensure students mastered the Clear Learning Goal was answering questions on topics: Adult Living, Post Secondary, Community Participation, Laws, Role Play, Employment, and Self Determination. The Success Criterion was the answers students provided which required them to critically think and solve real world problems that they will encounter.

Thank you Mrs. Smith for challenging your students to problem solve and critically think which are research based best practice skills aligned with their Individual Education Plan goals.

Tracy Smith


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.


Terrace Metrics Social/Emotional Strengths and Needs Survey

Deer Park Community School District is proud to provide an innovative assessment service to students and their families to guide our support of students’ social/emotional needs. All students in grades 6 to 12 will be given the opportunity to complete a brief assessment that assesses social/emotional strengths and needs. This assessment, provided by Terrace Metrics, will begin this week. Each grade level is scheduled for a day this fall and another day this spring.

The results of the assessment are confidential; no teacher will have access to your child’s results. Only members of the school’s response team (e.g., counselors, school psychologists) will see student’s results, which are available immediately after the assessment is completed. This allows us to understand the strengths and needs of every student, including those who would benefit from additional strategies. If your child has endorsed high distress, a member of the school’s response team will contact you by phone to discuss next steps. One of these steps may include a “Clairity” assessment, provided by Clarigent Health. Clairity involves a private, ten-minute interview where the student is asked about their thoughts and feelings by a trained member of the response team. The interview is securely recorded and the speech patterns (rather than the answers themselves) are analyzed to assist the response team in determining the appropriate course of action for the student.

For more information or to opt your child out of this survey, please click here.


NEEDS Organization Thank You!

Deer Park Schools would like to thank the NEEDS Organization for their generous donation of gift cards, clothing, and school supplies to our district. NEEDS is consistently one of our biggest donors of miscellaneous items, including those listed above, to provide help to our Deer Park families. Thank you NEEDS!



Deer Park-Reading Job Fair

Deer Park Schools and Reading Schools will be hosting a combined job fair with Rachel Wixey & Associates, our substitute management provider. We'll be hosting on-site interviews for Substitute Aide, Substitute Secretary, and Substitute Food Service workers. 

Stop by the Holmes Education Center (8688 Donna Lane) on Thursday, September 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn more about the positions. Make sure to bring your resume.

For more information, please contact Rachel Wixey & Associates at 419-725-9499.

Rachel Wixey


Counselor's Corner

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

Counselor's Corner


Looking Ahead

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Cincinnati Christian HS: Monday September 13 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Western Hills HS: Monday, September 13 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Wyoming HS: Tuesday, September 14 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Indian Hill HS: Thursday, September 16 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Football at Taylor HS (AWAY): Friday, September 17

  • Band Competition at Wilmington: Saturday, September 18

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


In Case You Missed It


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.


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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