Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly September 26, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

Establishing a school culture where striving for academic excellence is part of our DNA at Deer Park High School. It is essential for challenging all students to perform at a high level in our classrooms daily. Recognizing excellence is a key!  All of our staff at Deer Park High School are proud to recognize the following students for their achievements in Advanced Placement courses.  

Hats off to the following Deer Park High School students for the honors they have earned through their hard work and dedication to excellence in the classroom! We couldn’t be more proud of you!

Class of 2022

Josette Fischer: AP Scholar with Distinction

Miranda Johnston: AP Scholar with Honor

Elizabeth McGinnis: AP Scholar with Distinction 

Jolie Scheidt: AP Scholar

Class of 2021

Araya  Spangler: AP Scholar with Honor

Regan Tassell: AP Scholar

Sydney Moy: AP Scholar.

*AP Scholar: Is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement Exams.

*AP Scholar with Honor: Is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all Advanced Placement Exams.

*AP Scholar with Distinction: Is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all Advanced Placement Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Kind regards,

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Delivering research based best practice instruction in our classrooms at DPHS is job one daily. I stopped in Rachel Hackneys’ classroom. The students just finished The Odyssey in her Honors English Language Arts class. As their summative assessment for this unit, her students began working on a group project in which they designed a theme park that was symbolic of various aspects of the text.

The theme park contained 5 rides/games/shows that represented Odysseus’ journey and struggles, and 3 food stations/merchandise shops that represented character traits of any character in the text. There were three elements to this project: a map of the park, a brochure of their park, and a 3-5 minute persuasive presentation on the students park’s attractions.

The lesson was crafted from standards: RL-10.1, RL.9-10.2, and RL.9-10.3 This project utilized project based learning and was student centered allowing the students to solve real life problems. Student mastery of the lesson taught was measured via a rubric. Great job of challenging your students with this creative lesson crafted from the standards Ms. Hackney!!



Building news

  • Extended Absences and Make-Up Work due to Covid:

    • Students can really fall quickly behind when they need to be out for several days. Many students also offer up “I don’t know what to do!” when parents/guardians ask if they should be working on items. Obviously, students should rest if they are ill, but we want to share some tips on how students and families can manage absent work when this happens:

      • Check Schoology together. This is the #1 location where teachers post their Google Meet links, make-up assignments, daily agendas, etc.

      • Can’t access Schoology? Email the teachers. This is the next best step!

      • If all else fails, contact the school at 513-891-0010. This is also very important if your student says they are missing their Chromebook or charger.

    • Upon return, students should:

      • Take advantage of their xbells to go to teachers about their absent work.

      • Come in on Thursdays from 7:35 - 8:00 to get help if needed.

      • Attend an after school homework club (see below for locations)
        Continue to check Schoology daily for those assignments that are still listed as missing!

  • We want to make you aware of a trend of vandalism in our student restrooms. It’s happening in both boys’ and girls’ restrooms. Vandalism such as removing soap dispensers and paper towel holders - causing damage that costs time and money to fix. When we’ve been able to identify the students involved, they have been disciplined appropriately. We think this may be part of a social media trend where students have been posting videos of this type of behavior online. We know our students know better than to engage in this type of behavior, but we want you to be aware of what’s going on. A conversation with your students can help us stem this behavior. We talked to the students last, reminding them of what’s expected of them in school, and letting them know the potential consequences of this type of behavior.

  • 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.


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. Der 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 you 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. Taylor HS: Tuesday, September 28 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Madeira HS: Wednesday, September 29 | 7 p.m.

  • Junior High ID Project, Day 1 (Anti-bullying programing): Thursday, September 30

  • Homecoming Parade: Friday, October 1 | 5 p.m.

  • Varsity Football vs. Mariemont HS: Friday, October 1 | 7 p.m. (Homecoming Game)

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, October 5 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Junior High ID Project, Day 2 (Anti-bullying programing): Friday, October 8


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


Staying Connected

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