Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: November 14, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park High School Families!

Mindy and I are on the point at Deer Park High and it's a privilege to serve the Deer Park students, staff, and families. This week, I want to highlight just a few of the many extra curricular opportunities this week that were provided for students to engage in. The following opportunities were provided:

  • Our French Teacher and Spanish Teacher provided a Thanksgiving potluck feast for interested students after school on Tuesday. Thank you Ms. Liggons and Ms. Taylor for providing this opportunity for our students to gather and celebrate together!

  • Our after-school Driver Education program is off and running after school on Wednesday where students can prepare for earning their driver's education classroom credentials.

  • A group of our 8th grade students spent Tues-Thursday this week on an overnight trip to Washington D.C. Thank you Ms. Estep for leading and organizing this special event for our 8th graders!  

  • We hosted the CHL Cheerleading Competition on Saturday. Thank you Ms. Troxell for organizing and providing this special event for our cheerleaders!

  • Thank you Mr. Gergen and your Career Academy Class for organizing and planning a used book drive for St. Joseph's Orphanage as a classroom hands on application project and most importantly modeling the noble act of serving others in our community!

  • Ms. Landers is investing her time after school leading Jr. High and Senior High School Art Clubs.  Thank you Ms. Landers for providing our students these hands-on opportunities.

  • Thank you Mrs. Stevens who is leading our photography club after school.

These are just a few of the many extracurricular opportunities provided for our students including a new slate of athletics we are gearing up for including basketball teams, wrestling, and bowling teams. Thank you to our Athletic Director, Mr. Huster for your leadership and setting high standards for our student athletes. We are a full-served business after the academic school day for students and families. We'll continue to keep you abreast.


Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is job 1 at DPHS and I was able to get in multiple classrooms this week. This lesson I am highlighting this week was in Mr Moore's social studies classroom. What impressed me was the creativity Mr. Moore applied to his delivery of the standard taught.

In Mr. Moore's Modern World History class students are learning about the Industrial Revolution. In this particular lesson students were learning about the labor movement that developed during the industrialization of work. The Clear Learning Goal for Mr. Moore's lesson was for students to "Describe the labor movement, trade unions and explain their tactics of collective bargaining and labor strikes.

This lesson is based on the Ohio Modern World History standard 8, which states, " Industrialization had social, political and economic effects on Western Europe and the world."

In this lesson students used a guided notes system based on the online tool Pear Deck where students took notes and responded to documents based on the labor movement. In addition, as a way of having students visualize and "experience" the labor movement Mr. Moore utilized a series of controlled tug-of-wars in the classroom between the "owner" and the "workers." Students played these roles in different scenarios when a single worker challenged a business owner over work pay, when a labor union challenged a owner, in collective bargaining (a give and take) over working conditions and a labor strike where the students competed to see if the labor union or the ownership group would prevail in a labor dispute.

At the conclusion of each "tug-of-war" scenario between workers and owners, students responded to what they learned via the Pear Deck system where Mr. Moore measured their mastery of the elements of the labor movement.

A special thank you to Mr. Moore for making connections to real world experiences students will encounter! Nice work!

Tug of War


Student Exemplars

Cheerleaders Shine at CHL Championships

The Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat cheerleaders participated in and hosted the CHL Cheer Championship over the weekend. Team honors included a 1st place Game Day finish from the junior high team and a 3rd place finish in Game Day and 3rd place Performance from the varsity squad. Individuals were also collected by Emily Ashcraft (1st place JH Jump Off), Haley Gilreath (2nd place JH Tumble Off), and Bre Moody (3rd place Varsity Tumble Off).

You can see a full gallery of photos at the link below!

See the Photo Gallery

Marching Wildcats Earn Superior Rating at OMEA State Competition

In an unprecedented run for a school the size of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, the Deer Park Marching Wildcats made its 28th straight trip to Welcome Stadium at the University of Dayton for the OMEA State Band Finals this weekend.

This year, for the first time since 2015, the Marching Wildcats earned a 1-Superior rating, OMEAs highest honor performing their show, "The Nightmare before Christmas!"

Read the Full Story

Deer Park Choir Performs Anthem at Cincinnati Cyclones Game

The Deer Park High School Choir had the prestigious honor of singing the National Anthem at the second home game of the season for the minor league hockey Cincinnati Cyclones last week! The students performed beautifully, and the Cyclones brought home a 5-3 victory for good measure!

See the Photo Gallery


Building news

  • Deer Park Drama Club Fall Play: “Orange is the New Glass” 

    • Come watch this fall comedic play on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th at 7pm! Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.


  • Pride Survey: As we look at best approaches to support our students, we ask for your support as we administer the PreventionFIRST! Student Survey. This is an anonymous student survey about alcohol use, drug use, and other health behaviors. The survey information will assist us in assessing our successes or needs in educating students of the health and safety value of not using alcohol and drugs. The PreventionFIRST! Student Survey is a thoroughly researched group of questions that can give us valuable insight into many positive and negative student health behaviors. Again, the survey is an anonymous survey and students are not required to participate, it is voluntary on the part of each student.

    • If you prefer that your child not participate please inform our office in writing before Nov. 17th. The survey will be administered on Nov. 22nd and 23rd, respectively.

    • If you would like to see a copy of the survey to review its content, please feel free to contact Jason Spelic at Thank you for supporting our efforts to help students understand that alcohol and drug use can be harmful to their health and safety.

  • 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, November 17 | 6:30 p.m.

  • High School Fall Play: November 19-20

  • Winter Sports Picture Day: Tuesday, November 23

  • Winter Sports Kick-off Meeting: Tuesday November 23 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Break: November 24-26


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!


Staying Connected

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