Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: November 28, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park Families!

First and foremost, my wish is that everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving Break with family and friends. Thanksgiving provided everyone the opportunity to inventory the many things we are all thankful for, and slow down from the normal fast pace of life.

In the meantime,we are moving into the Winter holiday season and I am excited to announce that we have a full slate of choir and band holiday concerts coming up in the next three weeks at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. The dates and time for these events will be communicated in the Wildcat Weekly below.

Also, we are launching our basketball, wrestling, and bowling seasons. Congratulations to all of our student athletes who tried out for our winter sports teams!

Mindy and I are looking forward to working with our staff, students, and families to make this December a special Holiday Season for all! We are here to serve you and appreciate your support!



Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and learning is priority one at Deer Park High School during the academic day and this is a very important three weeks coming up heading into the Winter Break. Instead of slowing down, we will be ramping up the academic rigor in our classrooms and making sure maximum minutes are focused on teaching and learning right through the last day at 3 p.m. prior to the break.

Deer Park High School is competing with all high schools in the state of Ohio on the State Report Card and every day counts. We are here to compete and WIN in academics! Hard work and focusing on our core business will separate DPHS from other districts. That is our goal!

Looking forward to a productive December in our Academic Classrooms!


Student Exemplars

Scarlet Oaks Students On Job Placements

One essential goal of education is to prepare students for their future, and at Great Oaks, going on job placement is a part of that process for many of our Deer Park  students. Below, you will find a list of Deer Park/Great Oaks students who recently began job placements!

Student Name




Owen McCane

Automotive Refinishing & Collision Repair


Schottmiller's Auto Body

Sylvia Young

Early Childhood Education


Kinder Garden School

Kaia Eckler

Early Childhood Education


Blue Ash Educational Building


Building news


  • The Deer Park concert band and choir have announced updated dates and times for the Winter Concert series, including high school, junior high, and Amity 6th grade band and choirs. These dates are changes to the printed calendars distributed at the beginning of the year. All will take place at Crawford Auditorium. Please make note of all schedule changes.

    • High School Choir

      • Tuesday, December 7 | 7 p.m.

    • Junior High Band & Choir

      • Thursday, December 9

      • 7th Grade: 7 p.m.

      • 8th Grade: 8:15 p.m.

    • High School Band

      • Monday, December 13 | 7:30 p.m.

  • 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:

  • Varsity Bowling vs. Mariemont High School: December 2, 4 p.m.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Miami Valley Christian Academy: December 2, 7 p.m.

  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Reading High School: December 3, 7 p.m.

  • High School Choir Concert: December 7, 7 p.m.

  • Junior High Holiday Concert: December 9, 7 p.m. (7th grade), 8:15 p.m. (8th grade)

  • High School Band Holiday Concert: December 13, 7:30 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!


Staying Connected

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