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Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: October 3, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

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A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

We just completed an exciting week at Deer Park High School. In addition to the excitement around Homecoming, our Homecoming parade, and our Homecoming dance after school, a special thanks to all who made our Homecoming a success and highlight for all who attended!

Mindy and I appreciate the support we have received this year from our Deer Park families. We want you to know we welcome your input and ideas as we work together as a team to make this year a special one for our students and families. One tradition I would like to bring back this year is providing opportunities for our parents/guardians to connect on a regular basis with with Mindy and I in regular open forum coffees where we can update you on key happenings at DPHS in addition to listening and discussing ideas/questions you may have to ensure DPHS is a one of the top High Schools in the State of Ohio.

I plan on setting up a few coffees as we proceed through the school year. Please email me if you are interested in bringing back this tradition and, if so, email me what day of the week and time of day works best for you to attend at winterberger.b@dpccsd.org . Saturday’s are also an option. Once I get a feel of what works best for our parents/guardians who would like to attend I’ll firm up a few dates on the calendar and communicate them out to you.

In closing, I hope everyone is having a terrific weekend with family and friends. Mindy and I view you as family and we are here to serve you.

Respectfully

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal

winterberger.b@dpccsd.org

robertson.m@dpccsd.org

 

 


Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is Priority 1 at Deer Park High School and the use of technology as a resource is a key to preparing students for future academic success and for future careers in the workplace. With that being said, Christmas has come early for students and teachers at the Junior/Senior High School.

Each classroom now has a 75 inch ViewBoard! A ViewBoard is a large high-definition interactive television. It is fully touch-screen allowing the production of creative, cooperative lessons, attractive instructional materials, and increased student participation. ViewBoards are an all-in-one device where the physical board and software are integrated together.

Each ViewBoard has a ChromeBox which allows seamless integration with our existing school Google accounts. Chrome has many inclusive features making learning accessible to all students. One of our building goals is to increase student ownership of their learning: with this new technology, students are able to efficiently collaborate with their teachers and peers, making their learning experience truly interactive! Below is a photograph of Ms. Taylor and students in her Spanish class engaged with this new technology/learning tool. Super job Ms. Taylor and our students in Spanish class this week!

Taylor

 


Building news

  • Just a reminder to check make sure students have a mask before coming to school in the morning. We need to recommit to this routine to help limit how many masks we are handing out each morning. We realize there's going to be that rushed morning which one is forgotten, and we have you covered. We just need your help in cutting down on the number of students coming everyday without a mask. Thank you!

  • 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!

  • 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

 


Looking Ahead

  • Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Blanchester HS (Senior Night): Monday, October 4 | 7 p.m.

  • JH/Varsity Cross Country at Voice of America Park (CHCA): Tuesday, October 5 | 4 p.m./5 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Indian Hill: Tuesday, October 5 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Madeira HS (Senior Night): Thursday, October 6 | 6:30 p.m.

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

  • Varsity Football vs. Madeira HS (AWAY): Friday, October 8 | 7 p.m. (Homecoming Game)

  • Band Competition at Kettering Fairmont: Saturday, October 9

 


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

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. 

  • Newsletters: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Wildcat Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/ and click on the button on the bottom of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”.

  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the most up-to-date news and happenings! @DeerParkHS, @DeerParkSchools and @dpcounselor.

  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

  • Instagram: follow us at DPHS Principals

 


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