Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: April 10, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families! Happy Sunday!

April has arrived and our weather is perking up ushering in Spring. With Spring comes April State Accountability Testing for all public schools in the State of Ohio. Information has been provided in the last few Wildcat Weeklys and in District communications that were sent out detailing the April testing schedule.

These are high stakes tests and we at DPHS are competing with all schools in the State on Academic Testing Results. We are here to compete and WIN!

Our Staff and Students will be focused on delivering results on the State Testing and most importantly ramping up our academic rigor in all classrooms daily as work our way through the month of April. This is job 1!

Also, as we work our way through the month of April providing a safe and secure school environment is essential. Our Staff and Students will complete our State mandated tornado drill this coming week.

Mindy and I wish everyone an enjoyable Sunday evening. We are here to serve you!

LIfe is good!

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

In this section of the Wildcat Weekly I typically highlight the Teaching and Learning in our classrooms highlighting a specific classroom. This week I want to dedicate this section to recognizing our students who earned the 3rd quarter Honor Roll. Recognizing our students for the difference they make daily at DPHS is something Mindy and I take very seriously. We are proud of our students! A sincere congratulations to the students listed below in the exemplary section that earned the Honor Roll. Make no mistake about it, we are here for Teaching and Learning and these students' hard work has paid off. They are academic role models at our school. Cudos!

Also, I want to personally thank the members of our DPHS Staff who serve on our Building Office Team. Their leadership and service daily guides the business we conduct with our students, staff, and families. It takes Teamwork to make that happen. A sincere thank you to Mindy Robinson, Greg Huster, Jim Wergers, Jason Sparks, Tasha Burbridge, Kristen Schlie, and Melissa Vickery for their customer service and dedication to the DPHS Learning Community daily.




Student Exemplars

  • During Hope Week the Hope Squad encouraged the staff and students to wear different colors every day with a different symbolic meaning. Hope Squad members also created a new way to represent their "role" within the school by hosting different events for students.

    • On Monday, 3/21- Hope Squad members wore their red (courage)  Hope Squad shirts.- The Hope Squad members passed out lifesavers  (the candy) to students as they were walking into the building in the morning. The Hope Squad members also greeted the students and told them happy Hope week to get them excited.

    • Tuesday 3/22- Hope Squad & students wore pink for love, They encouraged students to "look for help".  6 Hope Squad logos were taped to the bottom of the lunch trays in each lunch. Students who found the logos were able to get a box of candy or a full size candy bar.

    • Wednesday 3/23-  The color was yellow (happiness). The Hope Squad hosted an ice cream social in the courtyard (until it started to rain) then came into the lunch room. The students were able to meet and talk to the Hope Squad members and enjoy ice cream.

    • Thursday 3/24-  The colors were purple & turquoise- suicide awareness colors. The Hope Squad encouraged students to "Take a stand against Suicide" by tracing their hand or signing their name on the HOPE banner.. 

    • Friday 3/25- The colors were Blue for peace and stability-  Hope Squad members asked students to "write a message of Hope" on post its for other students who may need it.

  • The Hope banner and Post-It notes were hung up in the hallway going into the cafeteria so students could be reminded of it.  The program was led by advisors Heather Gill and Elizabeth Moore, who said they were very excited to have had the opportunity to help the Hope Squad host a  Hope Week and look forward to the future of the Hope Squad and suicide prevention in Deer Park Jr./ Sr. High School! Great work by both our Hope Squad students and staff!

Hope Squad


Hope Squad

  • 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
    Click the link below to view all students who made the 3rd quarter honor roll. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and achievement!

Click to View


Summer Learning Opportunities

Though summer break is a great time to reset and recharge, we also want to let our families know about a few learning opportunities that we will be offering:  


Our Summer School program is intended for credit recovery for any high school students who did not pass a core class (ELA, Math, Science, or Social Studies) during the 2021-2022 school year.

Because we do not have final grades yet, you may not necessarily know if your student would qualify.  While we hope to not have any students in this scenario, we also want to provide this opportunity to help our students stay on track to graduate!

The summer school program will have students placed on our Apex Online Learning platform, and students will work through topics that they have not yet mastered in order to earn a passing grade for the course.  There is a small cost ($50) for each course, and our Summer School monitor will help guide students throughout the program.  It is a 6 week program running from June 6th- July 18th (no school July 4th). 

More information to come! 


Each summer, we provide an opportunity for students to work with our teachers and an online platform to help prepare our students for success on the ACT.  This summer, we will have two sessions (students would only participate in one session).  Best of all, these sessions are FREE to students!

  • Session 1: June 20th - June 29th  (8:00am - 12:00pm)

  • Session 2: August 1st - August 9th (8:00am - 12:00pm)

These sessions are for incoming Juniors and Seniors.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete this form.


Building news


On April 29-30, we're taking you on a European Vacation without leaving the comfort of Crawford Auditorium! We're back in person for Parkers 2022! Tickets go on sale to the public on April 16th from 9 a.m. to noon in the lobby of Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School (full sale details below). Tickets prices are $10 orchestra, $8 balcony, $5 senior citizen. Please bring cash or checks payable to Deer Park City Schools. Questions? Email or call 513.936.4619.

Ticket sales dates (all ticket sales happen in the lobby of the auditorium):

  • April 16th from 9am to noon

  • April 21st from 6pm to 8pm

  • April 26th from 6pm to 8pm

  • Tickets will also be on sale prior to each performance

Show Times

  • April 29th at 8 p.m.

  • April 30th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets Prices

  • $10 for orchestra (main floor)

  • $8 for balcony

  • $5 for senior citizens

  • Parent Resource Opportunities: Below, you will find a pair of links to upcoming events, which contain information for parents who may be in need of some additional assistance with their students. Please see the links for more information on each of these events.
    The first is a workshop from nationally recognized parenting expert Dr. Robin Arthur regarding stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Help for Your Stressed Out Child
    The second features tips on dealing with the important topic of technology and how it affects the family. You can view more information on the event at the link below.
    The Digital Culture of Kids

  • 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! 

  • 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:

  • 76th Annual Parkers:

    • Friday, April 29 | 8 p.m.

    • Saturday, April 30 | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

  • National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6

  • Softball Senior Night: Wednesday, May 4

  • Baseball Senior Night: Monday, May 9

  • Ice Cream Socal: Wednesday, May 11 | 5:30 p.m.

  • Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony: Thursday, May 26


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

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. Please see the links below 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

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