Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: February 20, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families! Happy Sunday!

We are quickly closing out the month of February. This time of year in the school business is unique in that our Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School staff are very focused on our important academic run heading right through March into April. Make no mistake about it, we are competing with every school in the state of Ohio on our State Report Card each school receives. Our staff will be analyzing our recent MAP data which our students took. MAP data measures our student's academic progress. Our staff will analyze the data and use the specific findings in the data to align our academic instruction in order to accelerate learning for all students by targeting our instruction we deliver in all classrooms. At the same time, our DPHS staff is busy making plans for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. There will be no school on Monday, February 21st which is a holiday for all DPHS students and staff. There will be no school for all students on Tuesday, February 22nd which is a Professional Development Day for DPHS staff.

In closing, Mindy and I wish everyone an enjoyable weekend with your family. Our classroom instructors will be ramping up the academic rigor in all classrooms as we work our way through March and April in our classrooms every day!

Life is good!


Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

This academic stretch heading into the March Spring Break is very important at DPHS. Our team will be taking a hard look at our MAP Data and will be ramping up the academic rigor in our classrooms.

Ms. Godwin's college prep English 11 students began meeting with their book clubs. Prior to the lesson, each student picked a book from a list of options to read for the next 5 weeks. Each week, students will meet with the other members of their class who are reading the same book to discuss the section they read and to analyze that section with a specific skill focus.

This lesson was created to help students build skills outlined in the Ohio ELA standards RL.11-12.1 (Citing strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain) and RL.11-12.3 (Analyzing the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama).

This week, students focused on summary, creating questions to help them analyze the text, and characterization of the main character as presented in that section of the book. Through group discussion, each book club was tasked with identifying seven important words from the text and using them to create a short summary of what they read, creating a four question quiz that focused on the the choices made by the characters as well as the author, and using quotes from the text to discuss how the author used direct and indirect characterization to help the reader learn more about the main character. Students were evaluated not only on the activities but also on their contributions to the group discussion.

During the book club meetings there was a great deal of lively discussion, showing a high level of interest and participation and leading to some fantastic thinking and learning. Thank you Ms. Godwin for challenging and engaging your class in rigorous academic work!



Student Exemplars

Scarlet Oaks Students On Job Placements

One essential goal of education is to prepare students for their future, and at Great Oaks, going on job placement is a part of that process for many of our Deer Park  students. Below, you will find a list of Deer Park/Great Oaks students who recently began job placements!

Student Name




Jayden Stover

Construction Framing and Finishing


Gilkey Window Company

Owen McCane

Automotive Refinishing & Collision Repair


Schottmiller's Auto Body

Sylvia Young

Early Childhood Education


Kinder Garden School

Kaia Eckler

Early Childhood Education


Blue Ash Educational Building



Building news

  • March 3-4 Conferences:

    • Please use the link below to schedule a conference (dates/times listed below):

Click Here!

  • March 3

    • 1pm-4pm, virtual

    • 5pm-8pm, in-person

  • March 4

    • 8am- 11am, in-person

    • 12pm-3pm, virtual


  • ACT SCHEDULE: March 1st - Our juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, March 1st.  To help accommodate for the number of teacher proctors needed this year, we are going to have our 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students have a late start that day.  All 7th and 8th graders will come to school as normal that day.  A couple other details:

    • 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will be let into the building at 12:15.  Students will only be able to enter through the back entrance.

    • Students with 5A lunch will go to their lockers and then can report to lunch at 12:25, students with 5B lunch will go to their lockers and then report to class by 12:25.  5B lunch students will eat lunch at 12:55 p.m. (your child should know which lunch he/she/they have).

  • 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will follow their daily schedule as a virtual learning day that day.  These students should be using Schoology to log in and find their teachers' assignments for that morning.  Here is a link to our daily bell schedule.

  • 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:

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

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

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, March 8 | 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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