Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: October 17, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

A heartfelt hello to the Deer Park High School Family!

We just completed a very academically targeted week of Teaching and Learning in our classrooms. In this section of the Wildcat Weekly I want to highlight the DPHS staff who work behind the scenes to set the table for Teaching and Learning during the school day.

I have said before, I have a special respect and admiration for our staff who invest daily in the noble act of serving others. One Team that is delivering best of class service for our staff and students is our cafeteria staff. What impresses me is how the cafeteria staff work as a Team and how they take pride in the work of serving everyone a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily. This definitely is not the cafeteria I ate lunch in back in my day as a student!

Our students have a broad range of choices to select from daily, full of healthy fruits, vegetables, entrees, a variety of drinks to choose from, and a range of snacks to name a few. The students self select what they want and sit down to a nice lunch with their friends.

I want to thank Vera Henry (Our Cafeteria Manager) and her Team: Melody Rodriquez, Heidi Jones, Lilly Meza, Amanda Showalter, and Tracy Day.

Mindy and I cannot thank you enough for the terrific job you do daily. You're the best and we appreciate it!

Best Regards!


Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal




Classroom Highlight

Each week I will highlight Teaching and Learning taking place in one of our Academic classrooms at DPHS. Make no mistake about it from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. delivering research based best practice lessons in all of our classrooms is job #1.

Kristina Ligons is our French 1 Teacher and this is her first year of teaching at our school. Some interesting facts about Kristina, as a youngster she lived in France with her family and that personal experience has been valuable in her daily teaching.

Any lesson that is research based begins with the lesson objective. In the lesson she taught students submitted pictures of their favorite classrooms at Deer Park and discussed them. Students described them outloud and in writing. In the lesson students began with the Question Importante: Students will answer the important question of the day by submitting their answer. This was followed by a SEL Check-in and they answered with a thumbs up, middle, or down having the opportunity to share their news with the class.

Students were then transitioned to Vocabulary Review Video Comprehension activity. The lesson culminated in a Exit Ticket students completed where students used the notes they took while looking at photos from Classrooms Around the World to write in complete, compound sentences in French about their opinion of the classrooms.

Wow! This was a great lesson that challenged the students academically with higher order thinking. A special thank you to Ms. Ligons and the passion she brings to the Teaching and Learning in the classroom. I couldn't be more proud of our students also!



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:

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 19 | 6:30 p.m.

  • First Quarter Report Cards Sent Home: Friday, October 22

  • Varsity Football vs. Finneytown HS (Senior Night): Friday, October 22 | 7 p.m.

  • Band Competition at Shawnee and Turpin: Saturday, October 23


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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