Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: October 24, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park Families!

Mindy and I view our seniors as key leaders at Deer Park HIgh School. As we dive into the second quarter of the school year the elected student council representatives will be involved in the planning for upcoming after school events.

I will be attending the regularly scheduled student council meetings and connecting directly with our elected student council members to work hand in hand with them to craft future upcoming after school events. In the meantime, I want to highlight the Senior Serve event our DPHS Seniors participated in this week. A special thank you to Mr. Hubbard who organized and coordinated this special experience for our seniors. Below, you can find a brief description of what took place via Senior Serve, along with a few photos from the week!

In closing, Mindy and I are looking forward to working hand in hand with our Student Council in grades 9-12 to craft the exciting after school opportunities in the coming months. Our Team is here to serve you!


Bob & Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

In this section of the Wildcat Weekly, typically I highlight Teaching and Learning taking place in one of our academic classrooms. Make no mistake about it, our academic classroom is the "hub" of our school daily.   This week I want to update everyone on our key focus as a Instructional Team as we head into the second nine weeks.  Time with our students during the academic day is precious and ensuring from 7:35 a.m. each day until dismissal at 3:00 p.m. that we are maximizing time on our key targets is essential. Below are the key deliverables our  Team will be focused on delivering each and every day:

  • Delivering on high end results on the State Report Card.

  • Delivering on our District and Building Goals.

  • Providing robust Professional Development for our Academic Instructional Staff.

  • Ensuring maximum minutes from 7:35am-3:00pm daily are invested in research based rigorous teaching and learning aligned with the content standards..

  • Delivering on robust morning meetings  where our staff collaborate on meeting the academic and behavioral needs of our students with quality RTI.

  • Delivering on a safe school environment.

Looking forward to a productive second nine weeks!  

Onward and upward!


Senior Serve

In three days, the Deer Park Class of 2022 participated in a widespread service activity across the city of Cincinnati known as "Senior Serve." The senior class volunteered nearly 700 hours this week at multiple non for profit agencies (like Matthew 25 Ministries, Gorman Heritage Farms, FreeStore Food Bank, InReturn, and LADD) while simultaneously discussing and investigating issues of hunger, food scarcity, community, and housing. Seniors spend the week giving back to others, reinforcing Winston Churchill's famous line "you make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."

In the afternoon seniors reflected on their experience in small groups, in addition to turning their attention to life beyond high school. Grades 10-12 counselor, Corrie Madden, met with every senior and had the opportunity to check in on post-secondary plans. Additionally, seniors took part in an open forum discussion on "life beyond high school" with representatives from Bellarmine University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, Miami University, and Xavier University (the very best school in the midwest).

"Beyond having the opportunity to work with our students in real-world scenarios, we also got to remind ourselves that Deer Park is truly a bright spot in the greater Cincinnati area- a place filled with giving and compassionate students who regularly see (and act) beyond their own immediate wants and emotions. While it might sound cliche, it truly makes Deer Park the place to be."

-Senior English teacher, Tim Hubbard

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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

  • Conferences will be held on Oct. 28 (1-4 p.m. for virtual conferences, or 5-8 p.m. for in-person conferences) as well as Oct. 29 (8-11 a.m. for in-person conferences, or noon-3 p.m. for virtual conferences). If you choose virtual, a teacher will reach out to you ahead of time with the GoogleMeet link to join at that time.

Conference Sign Ups

  • Trick or Treat for the Hungry is back and better than ever in 2021! Deer Park students will once again be canvassing Deer Park neighborhoods in hopes of collecting canned food items for our annual holiday food drive. We have all sections of Deer Park covered by student volunteers. No need for candy; when our costume-clad teens arrive at your door, simply offer up any canned goods or non-perishable items you're willing to part with and we'll take it from there! All donated items will be added to our stock of holiday food drive items. Students will be around the neighborhoods on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m.

  • 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

  • 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:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences: October 28-29

  • Trick or Treat for the Hungry: Sunday, October 31 | 6-8 p.m.

  • Teacher Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL): Tuesday, November 2

  • Board of Education Work Session: Thursday, November 4 | 4:30 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

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