Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: April 17, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families! Happy Sunday!

Hold on to your hats! We are flying through the month of April and before you know it, we will be diving into May. Our staff is busy to say the least focusing on our core mission of Teaching and Learning providing rigorous instruction in all academic classes. In addition, this coming week our students will be engaged in State of Ohio accountability testing. This is a key deliverable!

There are multiple sporting events and after school events upcoming including Parkers, the DPHS Prom, and Graduation being fine tuned. Your Wildcat Weekly will keep you well informed.

In the meantime, Mindy and I wish everyone a nice Easter weekend. Our team is here to serve you. Exciting times!

Life is good!

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

At DPHS we are always looking to cultivate leadership opportunities for our students. I always highlight academics weekly and developing leaders at our school is also important. In order to accomplish that goal we are always looking for opportunities for our students to engage in professional business forums which make a difference at DPHS.

Below is a brief from Karen Henry who is on the point with our High School Prom this year. What makes this event work is the folks behind the scenes who do the heavy lifting and that takes leadership. Hat's off to Karen Henry, our sponsor for this year's Prom and to all of the student leaders below who are collaborating with Karen to make this a special event for all students who will be attending. Super job!

A business brief from Karen Henry:

It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with such a talented group of students. Over the last several months I have worked alongside some of the class officers and their classmates, as they have designed, planned, and budgeted for a long overdue event. With COVID being the majority of their high school experience, it is clear they want to make sure their peers get the best experience possible to make up for lost time.

Grace Heringer, Grace Lyons and Elizabeth Watson, all Junior class officers, have put aside time weekly over the months to check in and attend meetings as needed. Together they have ensured timelines are being met for decor, supplies, and vendors throughout the planning process. The girls have worked side-by-side to generate funds through different fundraisers, budget expenses, and most importantly, make sure this event reflects the wants of their fellow classmates. Jayden Steely, Sarah Hieob and Maddie Drennan also played a key part in making sure our largest fundraiser was a huge hit!

As the big day quickly approaches, I would like to take time to recognize our Junior class leaders for all of their hard work! Deer Park's Roaring 22 Prom will be hosted on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Mayerson JCC.

Karen Henry


Student Exemplars

  • 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

  • Spring State Testing: State testing continues next week with 8th grade science, HS Biology, HS US Studies, and HS US Government. Note: 11th grade students needing to retake their 10th grade US Studies EOC will do so on the 21st. Please click HERE to read some important information about these state assessments and graduation tests.


  • 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.

  • Junior High Awards & 8th Grade Graduation: Friday, May 20

    • See this week's Counselor's Corner for more information!

  • 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. 

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  • 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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