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

Jr./Sr. High School

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A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families! Happy Sunday!

In each classroom every day, our teachers work to make what students learn personally relevant to their daily lives and what they will experience once they graduate from Deer Park High School. The standards and curriculum taught must provide each student the skills to navigate the real world and the world of future employment! We are preparing students to ultimately enter the workplace and daily life.

When speaking to employers, several key points resonate with me that need to be addressed daily in our culture at DPHS. Being on time to work daily, delivering a strong work ethic, and bringing a positive attitude are fundamentals that are key to being a successful person in any organization one works for in the real world.

We just completed a quality field trip this week which provided our students a real-world experience in fields of employment to begin ensuring each student understands early what careers are available, and most importantly, what it takes to be the person a company chooses when hiring staff. Preparing our students to compete and be the person of choice when interviewing for future employment. Included in this edition in the exemplar section is a detailed brief of that field trip.

In the meantime, our staff and students are gearing up for another productive week in our classrooms. Mindy and I are here to serve you. Feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.


Have a super Sunday evening with your family!

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

Our DPHS Staff powered up this week in our academic classrooms and this week I want to highlight the Teaching and Learning taking place in Mrs. Stiller's mathematics class.

Students in Mrs. Stiller's math class have been learning all about linear equations and how we actually use them in our daily lives. This week, students worked through a series of word problems where they were comparing two different situations. For example, students compared two different jobs to determine which pay would be better over time. They had to determine after how many hours of working that both jobs will pay the same amount. Students have been using a "box-method" to solve these types of equations.

The learning goal students were working towards was "Students can solve a system of equations in one variable when given a word problem using the box-method to solve for x", which ties directly to standard 8.EE.7.

Students had the option to work solo or in groups with their peers to problem solve together. To ensure the standard had been mastered, Mrs. Stiller collected their work at the end of the bell to determine if they were at mastery, approaching, or developing with solving multi-step equations in one variable.

Thank you Mrs. Stiller for delivering a best practice lesson that excited and engaged your students!



Student Exemplars

The 9th grade students took part in an incredible college and career experience this week.  On Wednesday, March 9th, they visited Cincinnati State College.  This great school is only about 20 minutes away and can provide an affordable post-high school education in many fields!  Our students learned about the cost-benefits that Cincinnati State can offer and saw presentations in the areas of medicine (including nursing, EMT and paramedic training), paralegal, early childhood education, and business.  We really appreciate the folks at Cincinnati State for hosting us!

The 9th graders then traveled to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center for the Junior Achievement Inspire to Hire Career fair.  There, our students were able to participate in lots of hands-on activities, get exposed to future, high-paying jobs in the tri-state area, and directly ask questions to those working the fields.  The career areas covered included advanced manufacturing, construction, supply chain and logistics, health and human services, and technology and business.  And these fields were represented by the likes of TriHealth, P&G, Messer, Delta, Monti Incorporated, GE Aviation, Cintas, Amazon, FedEx and more!  Our thanks to OKI and Junior Achievement for hosting this yearly event and we are looking forward to going back next year!



 At the beginning of February, senior Miranda Johnston submitted a solo video performance of an original flag routine to Winter Guard International (WGI). WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions.

As a non-profit youth organization, WGI also serves as the governing body for the indoor color guard, percussion, and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. This format was chosen as there is no local regional or state level competition like with other sports and music adjudication.

The scores came out last week from the preliminary round and Miranda is tied for second in the nation behind only 1 other student. Miranda was one point from a perfect score. Her final submission is toward the end of this month. There are only 5 other performers from across the country that are moving on from the preliminary round. Great work Miranda, and good luck in the final round!

Miranda Johnston


Building news

  • The 2022 Cakewalk: A community tradition with sweet sounds and sweet treats. The students of the DP Band Program--grades 6-12--will provide the music for a giant game of musical chairs. When the music stops, participants sit down in a numbered chair and if your number is called you have won a dessert! New this year, The Band Sponsors have decided to open up a variety of desserts to WIN. Along with cakes, we will have cupcakes, cookies and pies for our Circle Winners.
    Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
    Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Where: Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Gymnasium
    8351 Plainfield Road
    Price of Admission:
    Adult- $2
    Student- $2
    Senior- $1
    Raffle Prize Information and Tickets

  • Prom Information: Students who plan on attending prom will need to have student fees paid off to under $200 in order to purchase a ticket. Fee information can be found by calling our office, or on the most recent report card.

  • Attention Seniors: All student fees need to be paid off by May 1st in order to participate in graduation. Fee information can be found by calling our office, or on the most recent report card.

  • Junior High Yearbook Information: Junior high yearbooks will be here at the end of May! To pre-order yours today, visit or students can pick up an order form outside of Ms. Sullivan's room, Room 56. The cost is $35. There are a limited number of books. Email Ms. Sullivan at with any questions! 

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

  • 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 flier 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, March 15 | 6:30 p.m.

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

  • Band Sponsors Cakewalk: Saturday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Spring Break: March 28-April 1


In Case You Missed It


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

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