Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: February 13, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park High School Families! Happy Sunday!

As we prepare for the upcoming week, I often reflect on the culture at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School and one thing stands out above all others is the pride our graduates have who have attended Deer Park Schools. A week doesn't pass where I see someone gazing at the graduating class photos that line our hallways and the pride they have in our district. A special thank you to everyone who cultivated this special family atmosphere.

On another note, Mindy and I want to shout a " Who Dey" to everyone and hope you are having a terrific Super Bowl Sunday with your family and friends. A friendly reminder that there is no school for all students and staff on Monday February 14. We'll be back to school on Tuesday and I can assure you we will be aiming high in our academic classrooms.

Life is good!

Bob and Mindy

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Teaching and Learning is our core business at DPHS during the academic day. I dropped in Mr. Hills' science classroom and observed the Teaching and Learning taking place.

As a trained observer there are several key elements I look for in a best practice lesson. One thing all best practice lessons begin with is a Clear Learning Goal. Mr. Hills clearly communicated that students should be able to explain how patterns of heredity can be predicted by Punnett squares and pedigrees. The students in Mr. Hills class knew exactly what they would be learning,

Secondly, it is essential that all lessons are aligned with the Science Standards. The lesson I observed was crafted from the Ohio standard 8.LS.3, the characteristics of an organism are a result of inherited traits received from parent(s). Once the lesson is clearly communicated and crafted from the Standards the art of Teaching is essential. The Teacher brings the lesson to life in the classroom engaging the students.

Mr. Hills began the lesson with a Science starter as he does every day and then began working with students on practice pedigree problems. Afterwards, he introduced The Pedigree Project and as a class they began working through the rough draft together. The Pedigree Project has students look at a “made-up” family and to construct a pedigree based on the genetic trait for freckles.

Lastly, the key is to check the students for understanding and mastery of the standard taught so they can apply what they have learned. The final final project they turn in determined the students mastery of the Ohio standard. When the elements described above are consistently applied daily in lesson design then excellent lesson delivery is the consistent output.

Thank you Mr. Hills for planning and delivering a best practice lesson! Also, the students in the classroom did a great job engaging in the lesson. Team effort!



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!

Click to View


Building news

  • Lighthouse Community Church Outreach Meal
    What: Community Outreach Free Meal and groceries
    Where: Community Lighthouse Church of God
    4305 Sycamore Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45236
    When: Thursday, February 24
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Who: ANYONE is welcome- no registration needed. All are welcome to stop by for a free meal. Groceries: 1 bag per family while supplies last

  • 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:

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

  • President's Day (NO SCHOOL): Monday, February 21

  • Teacher Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL): Tuesday, February 22

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, March 1 | 4:30 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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