Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: May 1, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello Deer Park High School Families! Happy Sunday!

The month of April flew by and our Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School staff and students are focused on ensuring we close out the 2021-22 school year in style. We have much work to do and much to celebrate as a Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School family. Our focus during the day in the month of May will be to continue maximizing best practice instructional lessons in every classroom. That you can count on!

Also, we have much to celebrate in May and your Wildcat Weekly will keep you well informed of the many events. An outline of upcoming events include:

  • Deer Park Roaring 22 Prom on May 7 from 7:00-11:00 p.m., at the Mayerson JCC.

  • On May 10 we will hold our Underclassmen Academic Awards at 7:00 p.m. at Crawford Auditorium. More details to come on this event.

  • On May 11 our Deer Park High School and Junior High School students will have a Pep Rally at the end of school day to celebrate our spring sports.

  • On May 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. we will host an Ice Cream Social right in front of Crawford Auditorium. Come out for a good time!

  • Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m., we will host a National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in our Crawford Auditorium for students who are inducted into the National Honor Society. Those student families will be invited to attend.

  • Senior Academic Awards will be held on May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crawford Auditorium. More details to come on this event.

  • On May 16, Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy is organizing the Keep Improving Deer Park Schools (K.I.D.S.) Walk-a-Thon during the school day on the High School track. Students at both the Jr/Sr High School and Amity will participate in this event.

  • Junior High Awards will be held May 20th at 8:00 a.m.. More details to come on this event.

  • On May 26, we'll hold our Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Harry Yeaggy Family Stadium.

To say the least we have a full slate of events/celebrations listed above not including the after school sports and clubs that are taking place in May. Mindy and our Team are here to serve you! Exciting times at Deer Park High School!

LIfe is good!

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Classroom Highlight

During the month of May, we are closing out the school year strong and celebrating with many events. At the same time work is taking place daily to prepare for the 2022-23 school. I am very excited for John Vander Meer after a rigorous interview process to be the new Principal at Deer Park High School. John and Mindy have been meeting regularly since February preparing for the upcoming school year and John has been attending multiple events since February to begin cultivating relationships with our Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School staff, students, and families. John will be at DPHS on May 11, spending the day attending the Pep Rally with our students and attending the Ice Cream Social after school on May 11 in addition to other after school events during the month of May. 2022-23 is shaping up to be a great year! The sky is the limit to what John, Mindy, the staff, students, and families will achieve in 2023 at DPHS. More to come from John and Mindy!


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!

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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

  • Graduation Information: Weather permitting, graduation will be held on Hank Estes Field. Families may invite as many members as they like.
    Should there be inclement weather, Graduation will be moved to Crawford Auditorium. Should Graduation be moved to Crawford Auditorium, each student will receive a total of 8 graduation tickets (5 on the floor and 3 in the balcony). In this case, graduation will be live streamed. Please note that a ticket is required for admittance.

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  • 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

  • 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:

    • Junior High:

      • Monday: Ms. Troxell, Rm 58

      • Tuesday: Mrs. Stiller, Rm 151

    • High School:

      • Monday: Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

      • Tuesday: Mrs. Deller, Rm 226 & Mr. Moore, Rm 155

      • Wednesday: Ms. Parker, Rm 220

      • Thursday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252

  • 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:

  • 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

Class of 2022 Activities

  • Academic and Military Signing Day Rehearsal: May 10, 2022 during 7th bell

  • Academic and Military Signing Day: May 12, 2022 at 10:30am in Crawford Auditorium:

  • Cap and Gown pick up during X-bell: May 16, 2022

  • Senior Exams: May 17-May 20, 2022

  • Senior Awards: May 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (there will be a mandatory rehearsal from 12-2 p.m. in the Auditorium)

  • Senior Picnic: May 23, 2022 from 12-2 p.m.

  • Commencement Ceremony: May 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. - See detailed information above (there will be a mandatory rehearsal from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the field)


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.  

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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.

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