Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: January 9, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families!

Our Staff lifted off the New Year with a full week of quality academic teaching and learning in our classrooms. Mindy and I couldn't be more proud of our staff and students! The best is yet to come in this second semester.

One aspect of our instructional programming I want the highlight is the professional development Anne Berger is leading. Anne is our instructional coach from the educational service center. She is a trusted advisor to our teaching staff and her collaborative work with our teachers is ramping up the quality of the instruction taking place daily in our classrooms.

Teachers embody a lifestyle of lifelong learners and at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, the math teachers have the opportunity to continue their learning through embedded support from an instructional coach. The math department works closely with their instructional coach to explore and develop instruction that will meet the students needs and work together as a 7th grade through 12th grade team to provide students with a connected math experience through the years. With this model of support for our DPHS teachers, they are able to keep current with educational research and trends that in turn provide high quality instruction to ALL students at DPHS.

A special thank you to Anne for making a difference! In the meantime, as we head into the second semester our team will be working hard every day to ensure every student receives a best of class education when they apply themself and work hard in our classrooms. Mindy and I are here to serve you!

Have a great Sunday evening with your family! Life is good!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

This week I had the privilege to stop in Mr. Davison's classroom and observe the teaching and learning taking place there. This month in Mr.Davison's class, students are learning about chemical and physical changes that take place in the home environment in the kitchen.

Students began by practicing communication and survey collection skills by conducting a student and staff survey about a food they would like to learn to cook. Once collected, students compiled the data and built a bar graph to summarize and describe distribution. Students were then engaged in guided practice, with Mr. Davison modeling how to organize data and create a bar graph.

The new Viewsonic board (photographed below) allows interactivity for all students as they take turns creating their own graph, showing mastery of graph creation. With their completed graphs, students accomplished the lesson's learning target addressing Ohio Academic Content Standard 7.SP.#c, "I will create and use a bar graph to answer questions."

A future lesson in Mr. Davison's room will incorporate sequencing and direction following to cook the top vote receiving food choice. A "sweet" lesson may only be topped off by the winning choice, cupcakes! Thank you Mr. Davison for connecting learning to real world experiences for your students and also for making learning fun. I'll be back for the cupcakes!



Building news

  • Masks Optional Starting January 4th: Masks will be optional at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School starting January 4th. Please see the press release from December 17th for the details.

Read the Full Release

  • Updates to Quarantine Guidelines: Recent CDC changes to isolation and quarantine rules will be reflected in our practices, effective immediately. You can read the full announcement, including all quarantine guidelines in the following release:

Read the Full Release

  • 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. Parker, Rm 220

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

  • 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:

  • Co-ed Varsity Bowling vs. Summit Country Day (Madison Lanes): Thursday, January 13 | 4 p.m.

  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Finneytown High School: Friday, January 14 | 7:30 p.m.

  • Boys Varsity Wrestling at Bob Sielski Duals (Coldwater HS): Saturday, January 15 | 10 a.m.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Reading High School: Saturday, January 15 | 1:30 p.m.

  • Martin Luther King Day (No School): Monday, January 17


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. 

  • Newsletters: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Wildcat Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to and click on the button on the bottom of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”.

  • 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

  • Instagram: follow us at DPHS Principals



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