Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: February 27, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

A heartfelt Happy Sunday to our Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Families!

As I reflect on the strong week of Teaching and Learning in our academic classrooms one thing stood out to me which is crucial to ensuring every student in every classroom daily reaches their fullest potential at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. I was in an IEP meeting with a cross-sectional team of a parent, a student, teachers, and a number of our support staff and there was one collective goal. The singular goal of that meeting was everyone in attendance working in one accord to ensure the students academic needs were being met daily in the classroom. When we work together as a team for our students, there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. Together we can!

Mindy and I wish everyone a nice Sunday evening with your family. We are looking forward to the upcoming week and another opportunity to work together at conferences for our students. Information regarding conferences is included below. We are here to serve you!

Life is good!


Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Typically in this section of the Wildcat Weekly, I highlight the Teaching and Learning taking place in our students' classroom. This week the roles were reversed. I am highlighting the DPHS staff that were engaged in Professional Development on our Professional Development Day on Tuesday, February 22nd. Our teachers were, in essence, students learning new ways to teach new mathematics strategies in their upcoming classes. Below is a snapshot of the work our mathematics coach, Anne Berger, led with our math teachers in her own words during professional development.

As educators, it is important to step back into the role of being a student. This action allows teachers to continue to hone in on instructional practices that are best for students. As part of their professional development day, the DPHS math teachers took part in an activity that allowed them to be the students as they worked collaboratively to do some mathematical thinking. After completing the activity, they were able to reflect on their role as a student in that moment and how they could support their own students in developing a mindset of risk taking in the math classrooms. It is their goal for students to feel comfortable thinking in math class and be creative with their strategies. They were able to define some structures they can use to support students in achieving this goal.

A special thank you to Anne for her leadership as our math coach and to our staff for growing their expertise. Super job!



Student Exemplars

Kyle Langdon Wins CHL Wrestling Championship

Last Saturday, sophomore Kyle Langdon wrestled in the CHL Wrestling Championships in the 150-pound weight class. Langdon was perfect on the day, winning four-straight matches, all by pin, to take home the title and First Team All-CHL honors.

Langdon followed the performance with a 2nd place finish in the OHSAA Sectionals this weekend, qualifying for the OHSAA District Championships next weekend. Congratulations to Kyle on this accomplishment!



Building news

  • Spring State Testing: Please click HERE to read some important information about upcoming spring state assessments and graduation tests.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Wednesday, March 2: Junior High Band Concert | 7 p.m.

  • Board of Education Work Session: Tuesday, March 8 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Winter Sports Awards: Tuesday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m.

  • High School Band/Choir Disney Trip: March 9-13

  • Wednesday, March 16: Junior High Choir Concert | 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 19: Band Sponsors Cakewalk | 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. 

  • 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

  • Instagram: follow us at DPHS Principals



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