Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: December 5, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park Families! Happy Sunday!


Our Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School staff and students are off and running in our academic classroom and with our after school extra curricular events in December. Below are a few key information pieces as we work through the next two weeks.


First and foremost, the students’ last day before the Winter Holiday Break is Friday December 17th. Students will return to school on Tuesday January 4th.


Our grade 9-12 students will be taking 1st semester exams on December 14, 15, 16, and 17. Needless to say we will be focused on Teaching and Learning right through Friday, December 17th which once again will be students’ last day of school before the Winter Holiday Break. Listed below is the semester exam schedule your students' classroom teacher has reviewed with them.


Finally, students in grade 9-12 will be released early on Thursday Dec 16 and Friday December 17th, listed on the exam schedule below. There will be no noon lunch served on these two days, but a sack lunch will be provided.




Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is priority 1 at DPHS every day. This week, I want to feature the Teaching and Learning taking place in Shannon Wilkerson's Government class.

Mrs. Wilkerson was beginning a unit on the judicial branch of government. What stood out to me right away was how engaged and interested the students were in this topic. The lesson observed was crafted from the Social Studies Standard #12 which states, “Laws and public policies are created and implemented by the three branches of government. Each functions with its own set of powers and responsibilities." Students learned how the decisions made by the judicial branch protect us or affect us.

Students looked at several Supreme Court cases that were first amendment cases involving rights in public schools. The first case was Morse v. Fredrick which was a relatively recent case. The students read an article about the case and discussed the outcome. The students then used a jigsaw reading technique which is a strategy the social studies department learned during training with the Miami University Writing Project.

This led to a class discussion whether the student agreed or disagreed with the decision. Finally, students had to produce a short writing response about which court case they agreed with most or least.

Thank you Mrs. Wilkerson for planning and delivering this high leverage Teaching and Learning experience for your students!


Student Exemplars

Student Present at CEES

Earlier this week, several of our students presented on their experiences at Collaboration for Employment and Education Synergy (CCES) at the University of Cincinnati. Great work by Colin, Jordan, Trent and Austin!!

Learn more about the CEES program here:

See the Photos


Building news

  • At this time, we only have 5 school days before our first student exam (the schedule is listed below). We still have a lot of learning and growing to do in this time frame. Please review the exam schedule and be sure to check Schoology for updated grades as we head down the home stretch!

  • The Deer Park Antlers Yearbook is officially available for preorder! Remember friends, classes, fun, and more by purchasing a 2022 yearbook today! Cost is $70. If you want to personalize the book, namestamping starts at $7 extra and must be purchased before April 30! Get all of the details in the flyer below:

Yearbook Details

  • We’ve added extra science support the rest of this year- need help in Chemistry or Biology? Science support is available after school:

    • Tuesday: Mrs. Weber, Rm 151

    • Thursday: Mrs. Weber, Rm 151

  • Need some extra math help? The math department is available for support M-W after school:

    • Monday: Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

    • Wednesday: Mr. Benjamin, Rm 224

  • Need other academic help after school? We have homework club after school M-F from 3-4pm at these days/locations for this week:

    • Junior High:

      • Monday: Ms. Troxell, Rm 58

    • High School:

      • Monday: Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

      • Tuesday: Mr. Moore, Rm 155, Mrs. Weber, Rm 151

      • Wednesday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252

      • Thursday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252, Mrs. Weber, Rm 151

      • Friday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252

  • 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

Exams December 2021

Tuesday, 12/14

Wednesday, 12/15

Thursday, 12/16

Friday, 12/17

Attendance and pledge 8:10-8:15

Attendance and pledge 8:10-8:15

Attendance and pledge 8:10-8:15

Attendance and pledge 8:10-8:15

First bell exam

8:20 - 10:00 (100 min)

Second bell exam 

8:20 - 10:00 (100 min)

Fifth bell exam

8:20 - 10:00 (100 min)

Fourth bell exam 

8:20 - 10:00 (100 min)

Second bell class 10:05 - 10:35 (30 min)

Third bell class 10:05 - 10:35 (30 min)

Sixth bell exam 

10:05 - 11:45 (100 min)

Bag lunch to go

Seventh bell class

10:40 - 11:10 (30 min)

Sixth bell class

10:40 - 11:10 (30 min)

Bag lunch to go

4A 11:15 - 11:45 7th (30 min)

4B 11:45 - 12:15 8th (30 min)

5C 12:15 - 12:45 HS (30 min)

5D 12:45 - 1:15 HS (30 min)

Seventh bell exam

1:20 - 3:00 (100 min)

Third bell exam

1:20 - 3:00 (100 min)


Please mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • 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

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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