Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly September 19, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

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A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

What a great week in our academic classrooms and in the many after school events/clubs that took place. We are hitting on all cylinders at Deer Park High School! Each week brings more examples of what makes Mindy and I proud to be part of the Deer Park Family.

I was at the varsity soccer game this week and our girls were competing against Western Hills High School. We won the game handily. Congratulations to our girls!! What really impressed me was how we won. The team we were competing against was giving their all but we were a much more skilled soccer team and our girls were scoring at will. What happened next made me proud to be a Deer Park Wildcat.

Brad Schedt (Our Girls Head Soccer Coach) did not run up the score which would have been very easy to do. He and our girls took the high road and our team began working on their passing skills and kept the score in-check so as to not embarrass Western Hills. I couldn’t be more proud of our student athletes for being role models for the opposing team and as important as competing with class and dignity. Great job!!

Kind regards,

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is priority one at Deer Park High School. This week, I want to highlight rigorous instruction that took place in Ms. Godwin’s English 11 class.

She and her students are spending time reading and discussing "The Other Wes Moore," a memoir about two men who share the same name and a similar past, but have taken two very different paths in life.

Students spent time looking for examples of how the author discusses and develops topics and themes throughout the text, helping students build their ability to use evidence to support an idea as well as see how authors use different techniques to highlight themes of their work.

The instruction was crafted from the Ohio ELA standards RL. 11.1,2, and 3. To do this, students were asked to write down examples of the author addressing each theme in the text and place them in the appropriate place in a chart. Mrs. Godwin then used student examples to guide class discussion.

Super effort Ms. Godwin for challenging your English 11 students with rigorous classroom work. I was very impressed with the student’s critical thinking and the discussion that ensued!!



Building news

  • Students in grades 9-12: Save the Date for our 2021 Homecoming on October 2nd! Listen to the morning announcements for information on ticket sales and other details.

  • Did you know Deer Park Jr/Sr High school has many opportunities to get involved in extracurriculars? Many clubs have recently started, but there’s still time to get involved. Here’s the link to the school page to check out our clubs. You can contact the advisor for more information.

Visit the Website

  • 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.


Counselor's Corner

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

Counselor's Corner


National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept 28th is National Voter Registration Day. Deer Park residents can utilize our Deer Park Branch Library for several different things regarding voter registration.

  • You can visit the library for assistance with voter registration. The library can take applications for voting registration as well as mail in voting applications.

  • If you are unsure, the library can also tell you if you are already registered to vote.

  • Finally, the library can also tell you which precinct to should vote at.

The Deer Park Branch Library is open on Tuesday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting Resources

Myths About Voting Eligibility


Looking Ahead

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Purcell Marian HS: Monday September 20 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Finneytown HS: Tuesday, September 21 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Mariemont HS: Tuesday, September 21 | 7 p.m.

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

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Reading HS: Thursday, September 23 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Teacher Professional Development Day (No School): Friday, September 24

  • Varsity Football at Wyoming HS (AWAY): Friday, September 24 | 7 p.m.

  • Cross Country at Seven Hills HS (AWAY): Saturday, September 25

  • Band Competition at Hamilton: Saturday, September 25


In Case You Missed It


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


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


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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