Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: January 23, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

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A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park Jr./Sr. HIgh School Families,

This week, Mindy and I want to highlight the second quarter honor roll students and the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School staff who presented best practice instructional strategies at our Friday morning meeting.

Make no mistake about it, a priority at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School is the pursuit of academic excellence in all of our classrooms daily. Included in this Wildcat Weekly are the names of students who, through their hard work and dedication, have earned the second quarter honor roll. Their names are provided below in the Student Exemplar section. Congratulations to our student academic role models. We couldn't be more proud of you and what you have accomplished!

Continuous improvement in the area of instructional best practice that improves the quality of the instructional delivery provided by our teachers in our classroom daily is taking place before school at DPHS. Our entire instructional staff have been engaged in high-impact staff development. Mindy and I want to recognize members of our teaching staff who presented best practice strategies: Tim Hubbard shared a strategy for vocabulary and critical thinking called "5 word sense". This strategy can be used in any course to support students. Kelsey Ramicone shared a few reading strategies that can support students' reading in all subjects. This included appropriate graphic organizers and their purpose, as well as some other organizational and processing strategies for non-fiction texts. Finally, Jen Taylor shared a records strategy on how to keep up with accurate attendance that is efficient for our staff.

A sincere thank you to Tim Hubbard, Kelsey Ramicone, and Jen Taylor for making a difference in the quality instruction taking place in our classrooms!

We are rolling right through the month of January as a learning community. We are focused on Teaching and Learning. Our team is here to serve you!

Have a terrific Sunday with your family. Life is good!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

We had a very productive week of teaching and learning in our classrooms. I stopped in multiple classrooms this week and am always impressed with the best practice instruction taking place there. One specific classroom was Mrs. Weber's, where she was focused on identifying time. Time is a valuable resource at DPHS and every minute matters during the instructional day.

The learning target for this lesson was based on Individualized Education Plans for students that focus on identifying time. Students were expected to use the handheld clock to identify the time to the minute, elapsed time, and subtracting time. At the end of the lesson, students needed to answer three questions independently to determine their understanding of subtracting time. The data used helped determine if students needed remediation of material or they could continue to progress towards their goals.

This lesson was taught in a small group setting with visual representation on the Vizio board, worksheets, and manipulatives to help solve the time questions. The curriculum for this lesson was from the research based program, Unique Learning Systems.

The standard used for this lesson is 3.MD.1 Work with time and money. a. Tell and write time to the nearest minute. Measure time intervals in minutes (within 90 minutes). Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals (elapsed time) in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram or clock.

Thank you Mrs. Weber for providing real-word problems that challenged your students which were aligned with the standards. Also, thank you for planning success criteria to check students' understanding of the standard taught. Super job Mrs. Weber and her students!



Student Exemplars

  • A Big Congratulations goes out to Addy Holleran (Baritone Horn) and Ella Corum (Percussion) for representing the Deer Park Bands in this year's OMEA District 14 Honor Band Event, held Saturday, January 15 at Princeton Varsity Village. These two fine musicians were part of the Greater Cincinnati "All-Star" Concert Bands that presented four concerts with the total number of musicians totaling over 200. Many thanks for their hard work and focus during the big performance and throughout rehearsals last week. Well done!

  • 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
    Click the link below to view all students who made the 2nd quarter honor roll. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and achievement!

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Building news

  • Attention Seniors: Please see the following document for information regarding 2022 Yearbooks. Information on Senior Ads, Growing Up pages, and Senior Pictures is all included.


  • Attention 7th Graders! Are you interested in going on the 8th Grade Washington D.C Trip in November? Students and families who are interested, please join the virtual meeting on Thursday February 3 at 7:30pm using Google Meet. To join the video meeting, click this link. Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 415-663-5850 and enter this PIN: 727 237 971#  

    • If you can’t attend this meeting please reach out to Katie Estep at for the recorded meeting and more information.

  • 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.

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:

  • Boys Varsity Wrestling at Thunderbird Invitational: Friday, January 28-Saturday, January 29

  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Taylor HS: Friday, January 28 | 7:30 p.m.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Madeira HS: Saturday, January 29 | 12 p.m.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Reading HS: Monday, January 31 | 7:30 p.m.

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, February 1 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Mariemont HS: Tuesday, February 1 | 7:30 p.m. (Senior Day: Boys Basketball, Bowling, Cheer, Dance, Wrestling)


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

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