Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: February 6, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park High School Families! Happy Sunday!

In this edition of the Wildcat Weekly I want to congratulate and celebrate Band students and the awards they received at a recent competition at Anderson High School.

MIndy and I couldn't be more proud of the students listed below for the awards they earned through their hard work and commitment to excellence. Also, a sincere thank you to Mr. Baur who is on the point with our Best of State Band.

Mindy and I want to wish everyone an enjoyable Sunday evening with family and friends. We are powering through the month of February in style as a Deer Park High School Professional Learning Community. We'll continue to aim high and are here to serve you!

LIfe is good!


Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is our key business at DPHS. I was able to stop Rachel Hackney's class Tuesday and observe the Teaching and Learning taking place there.

Rachel was teaching a 9th Grade English/Language Arts class where they have just passed the halfway point in Animal Farm by George Orwell, and were practicing character analysis in the lesson. The lesson details are shared below in the words of Ms. Hackney. You will see a common theme of a Standard, communicated with a Clear Learning Goal, delivered with research-based best practice instructional methods, and measured for student mastery via Success Criterion. Excellent work Ms. Hackney and her students!


RL.9-10.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning, mood, and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place or an emotion; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

RL.9-10.3- Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

W.9-10.9- Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Goals: Students will analyze characters in a variety of ways.

Students will locate and analyze evidence to support a claim

Researched Based Strategies: Cross-Curricular Teaching (this text is inspired by the Russian Revolution, so Mr. Moore and I are covering these two topics at the same time), and Collaborative Learning

Success Criteria: Student success will be determined in a variety of ways. I will know if students understand character analysis if they are able to identify the symbolic meaning of different character names, and if they are able to identify character traits of two major characters in Animal Farm. I will know if students can identify and analyze evidence if they can provide a quote from the text to support the trait they identified and explain how said quote proves their claim.

Classroom Highlight


Student Exemplars

  • On Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Anderson High School, District 14 OMEA hosted its annual solo and ensemble contest. This competition is one of the most challenging competitive events in the high school band calendar. The event gives individual and small groups from each band in Hamilton and Clermont Counties a chance to prepare music to perform for a judge. It takes guts to do this because a student cannot hide in a large ensemble, they all have to contribute 100%. Deer Park students did an amazing job, all of our soloists and ensembles earned the top two ratings given by the State of Ohio!

    • Iris Wiley, Trumpet Solo, Excellent Rating

    • Cordell Wooten, Tuba Solo, Superior Rating

    • Deer Park High School French Horn Quartet, Superior Rating

      • Elizabeth McGinnis

      • Brenden Novak

      • Noah Siglock

      • John Mil

    • Deer Park High School Brass Quintet, Superior Rating

      • Justin Yee

      • Michael Cowns

      • Brenden Novak

      • Zyan Martin

      • Cordell Wooten

  • 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

  • Who Dey Spirit Week: Deer Park Schools are going all in to root on the Cincinnati Bengals next week! Gather your gear and get ready for Who Dey Spirit Week! These themes apply for all grades.

    • Monday:

      • Money Mac Mon-DEY (Wear your crazy socks/shoes)

    • Tuesday: 

      • Tiger Tues-DEY (It's an Orange Out!)

    • Wednesday

      • Win-Cinnati Wednes-DEY (Wear your favorite jersey)

    • Thursday

      • Joe Brr Thurs-DEY (Wear your favorite shade)

    • Friday

      • Rule Your School Fri-DEY (Wear your best Bengals attire)

Spirit Week

  • Mask Requirement Expired: Effective 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.

Yearbook 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:

  • Co-ed Varsity Bowling @ Summit Country Day: Tuesday, February 8 | 4 p.m.

  • Special Person-Daughter Dance: Friday, February 11 | 7 p.m.

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, February 15 | 6:30 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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