Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: January 16, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park High School Families! Happy Sunday!

As I reflect on the past week, I was impressed with the teamwork of our students, staff, and parents. When we work together as a team the sky's the limit of what we can accomplish.

I can say without reservation our academic classrooms are priority 1 and we were hitting on all academic cylinders this week! Mindy and I couldn't be more proud of our staff and students!

Your Sunday Wildcat Weekly will be your one stop shop for the key information you will need to navigate the many happenings at DPHS and our team will work hard to keep everyone well informed.

As always Mindy and I are here to serve you in our role as your Administrative Team. Please reach out to either of us if we can be of service. Also, feel free to contact me (Bob) on my direct cell line at 513-623-2901 if you would like a tour of our school while it is in session during the day. Mindy and I are proud of the business being conducted daily!

Have a great rest of the weekend with your family!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

As always, our key focus during the academic day is the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms. This week I want to highlight the teaching and learning taking place in Mr. Gabbard's mathematics class when I stopped in. As alway there are four key targets Mindy I look for in our DPHS classrooms. The first is a Clear Learning Goal communicated to the students so they know exactly what they will be learning. Students were bungee dropping action figures from various heights to gather data about how long the cord needed to be in order to get the closest to the ground without hitting it. They used this information to create a model to predict how long the cord should be to jump from a "mystery height" so the action figure would get as close to the ground as possible.

The Clear Learning Goal was for students to collect data and develop a linear and/or exponential model for making predictions and to test that model for accuracy through further experiments and refine that model until it best fits the data. The Ohio Standards the lesson was crafted from included: A.CED.2, F.IF.4, F.BF.1, and S.ID.6. The lesson was student directed and Mr. Gabbard served as a sounding board for questions. The students were challenged! A key of any quality lesson taught is for the instructor to check the students for understanding to ensure they mastered the standard taught. The success criterion for the lesson was students were evaluated by the accuracy of their models in regard to the final bungee jump. Their use of spreadsheets to organize their data and creating graphical data also was a key success criterion.

Hats off to Mr. Gabbard for creating this real world teaching and learning hands-on experience that challenged his students. I was impressed with the models the students delivered! Well done!



Building news

  • Mask Requirement Through January 28th: MIn an effort to slow the spread of COVID over the next two weeks so we can ensure in-person schooling without a disruption to our services, we have made the decision to implement a temporary mask mandate for all staff, students, and visitors in Deer Park Schools effective Tuesday, January 18th through Friday, January 28th. This mandate will be in effect at all times while in a Deer Park Schools facility.

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  • 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:

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

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, January 18 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Co-ed Varsity Bowling vs. Finneytown High School (Madison Bowl): Thursday, January 20 | 4 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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  • 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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