Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: October 10, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families:

Mindy and I are in multiple classrooms every week and can, without reservation, say our staff are focused and on target with high leverage instruction that challenges our students daily. Lauren Troxell is a new teacher on our instructional staff this year. She teaches 7th Grade Language Arts and is making a big impact at our school as a first year teacher. Lauren is also a Deer Park graduate and what really impresses me is the caliber of staff we are hiring and the passion for the work our home grown staff bring to the table.

Also, many may think the work day ends for our staff at 3:15 p.m. each day when our students leave for the academic day. There is another full day of after school and weekend events our staff lead and participate in with our students after their work day. This is a list of extracurricular after school events Lauren invests her time in making a difference with our students this year: Cheerleading Head Coach, Deer Park Youth Dance Instructor, Marching Band Volunteer, Color Guard Volunteer, Junior High Homework Club, and Parkers Assistant Director.

Preparing our students to be career ready and providing a robust set of after school opportunities for our students are all part of what our staff do daily. A special thank you to Lauren for making a difference every day!

Have a great upcoming week!!


Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is Priority 1 at Deer Park High School. We are only as good as the people that are recruited and hired to join our DPHS staff. I stopped in Lauren Troxell's classroom. The Clear Learning Goal for the lesson I observed was: I can develop a claim and include background information in the introduction of an essay. The lesson was crafted from the Ohio Standard: W.7.1. Lauren applied research based best practice strategies: Flexible seating, scaffolding, modeling to deliver the instruction to maximize student learning. A key to any lesson taught is to ensure our mastered the standard by assessing the students at the conclusion of the lesson.

The Success Criterion used to assess student mastery of the Clear Learning Goal and Standard was: students will receive verbal feedback as they work. Their writing will be formally assessed using a rubric later on.

Super work in the classroom Ms. Troxell



Building news

  • University of Cincinnati's Financial Aid department will be providing families the opportunity to set individual appointment times to discuss any questions that families may have about the FAFSA. They are available on October 28th from 3:00-6:00 pm and October 29th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. These will be virtual appointments. Below is the link to sign up:

Sign Up Here

  • Just a reminder to check to 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

Please mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian HS: Monday, October 11 | 5 p.m.

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Cincinnati Christian HS: Monday, October 11 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Finneytown HS (Senior Day): Tuesday, October 12 | 7 p.m.

  • End of First Quarter (Student Half Day): Friday, October 15

  • Varsity Football vs. Indian Hill HS (Band Night): Friday, October 15 | 7 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


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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