Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: December 12, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families! Happy Sunday!

As we head into the last week of school before the holiday break, I want to provide everyone a friendly reminder regarding a few upcoming calendar items.

  • Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School students' last day of school before the winter holiday is Friday, December 17th. School will resume for DPHS students on Tuesday, January 4th.

  • Students in grade 7-12 will have an early release on Thursday, December 16 at 11:45 a.m. There will be no noon lunch served in the cafeteria. Sack lunches are available for pick up in the cafeteria by students as they leave at 11:45am.

  • Students in Grade 7-12 will have an early release on Friday December 17th at 10:00 a.m. There will be no noon lunch served in the cafeteria. Sack lunches are available for pick up in the cafeteria by students as they leave at 10:00 a.m.

  • Our school offices will be closed for business over the Winter Holiday. In the meantime Mindy and I hope everyone is having a great weekend. We are here to serve you!

Happy Holidays!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Setting the table for high-impact rigorous instruction in every classroom every day is the lens for how our limited time with students each day is invested at DPHS. Wise use of that investment will set our students up for success when they work hard in the classroom and apply themself. Hard work will pay off when they apply and compete for jobs after graduation. This week, I am highlighting the teaching and learning that took place in Mrs. Smith's classroom.

The Clear Learning Goal for the instructional period was: "I know how to read a novel and understand the author's writing to complete a novel review." The key to any high leverage lesson is it must be crafted and aligned with the Ohio Standards. This lesson was crafted from RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

Once the lesson is aligned with the curriculum standards the next step, which is crucial, is how the lesson is delivered and taught applying research based best practice teaching methods. Mrs. Smith utilized several best practices in unfolding the lesson in the classroom including: Student choice of the novel (book), teacher modeling and discussing reading process, assisting in prediction of plot events, paired reading in small groups, and writing after reading. Students were engaged in this lesson and maximum minutes were invested in teaching and learning.

Last, once the lesson is taught it's crucial that students are checked for mastery of the standard taught. Students in this class were asked to identify the protagonist and the antagonist, plot events, and review the novel (book) by completing a written report. Super job Mrs. Smith and her 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

  • Changes to Mask Policy in January: As announced by Superintendent Jay Phillips, beginning in January the district will move to a mask optional policy moving forward. This decision was made based on the opportunity for all students to be vaccinated following the approval of vaccines for ages 5-11. More information will be shared in the coming week regarding the upcoming change to the policy. 

  • 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 Band Holiday Concert: December 13, 7:30 p.m.

  • Winter Holiday Break: December 18-January 3


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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  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the most up-to-date news and happenings! @DeerParkHS, @DeerParkSchools and @dpcounselor.

  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

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