Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: January 30, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park HIgh School Families! Happy Sunday!

It's hard to believe we are closing out the month of January and will be heading into February. Mindy and I could not be more pleased with the Teaching and Learning taking place in our classrooms. We were in multiple classrooms this week and in this edition you will get a glimpse of the instruction taking place in Ms. Landers art class.

Many exciting events are scheduled and will take place over the next several months. Our band and chorus members and their families met this week to review the itinerary for their trip to Disney on March 9th. This will be a special experience for our band and chorus! A sincere thank you to Mr. Suddendorf, Mr. Bauer, and Mr. Vetter for the detailed planning and preparation for this trip. We are going to need an additional trophy case to house all of the awards they are winning this year.

Mindy and I will continue to provide opportunities to reward our students for aiming high in our classrooms at DPHS. On Friday, January 28th a group of 100 7th and 8th grade students earned a trip to Perfect North Slopes for their hard work during the second quarter of school. These students achieved high marks in their academic classrooms, had excellent attendance, and no office referrals for discipline. A great time was had by all! A third quarter reward experience is being planned at Castle Skateland in Loveland.

Mrs. Henry is collaborating with our student council making plans for our Prom that will be held in May. Our Junior High student council is planning an upcoming Valentine's Dance under the guidance of Mr. Hills who is their DPHS sponsor. Lastly, We have a full slate of after school athletic events and after school enrichment clubs also taking place. These are just a sampling of the many events.

Exciting times at DPHS! Your Wildcat Weekly and the communication links below will keep you well informed. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who work in concert to make a difference. Our team is here to serve you. Looking forward to a terrific upcoming month of February!

Life is good!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

I was in multiple classrooms at DPHS this week. This week I am highlighting the Teaching and Learning I observed in Ms. Landers fourth bell: Advanced Ceramics class. As with all best practice lessons taught at DPHS, Ms. Landers began the lesson communicating the clear learning goal.

Learning Goal:

In this unit, the students were challenged to create/develop a personal theme for a four-piece mug set.

Each mug was required to demonstrate a different aspect of working with clay. One mug was to be created via coils, another through pinch pot, another through slab building, and lastly one was required to be thrown on the wheel.

This project allowed students to find their artistic voice while at the same time provided them the opportunity to demonstrate excellent artisanship and critical thinking skills.

The ODE Visual art standards the lesson was crafted from included: HSAD.1CR Establish a central theme for a body of work. HSAD.2CR Determine potential solutions for artistic problems with independence and purpose. HSAD.1PE Initiate sophisticated levels of artisanship through self-motivated persistence.

The success criterion for this lesson was the art product the student produced. Ms. Landers circulated around the room and assisted the student when needed. Thank you Ms. Landers for engaging the students in a creative hands-on lesson. The students were engaged and maximum minutes were invested in Teaching and Learning!!



Student Exemplars

  • 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

  • Mask Requirement Expired Friday: Effective last Friday, January 28, we have adjusted our policies, removing the mandatory requirement of masks in our buildings moving forward and we will be strongly recommending masks for all students, staff, and visitors. Below, you can find the policy in its entirety.

Read the Full Release

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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 Night: Boys Basketball, Bowling, Cheer, Dance, Wrestling)

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Indian Hill High School: Wednesday, February 2 | 7:30 p.m.

  • Co-ed Varsity Bowling vs. Norwood High School: Thursday, February 3 | 4 p.m.

  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Finneytown High School: Saturday, February 5 | 12 p.m. (Senior Day)


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

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