Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: May 15, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Administrators

Hello DPHS Families! Happy Sunday!

Our DPHS staff and students powered through a very productive week of Teaching and Learning. We were focused and on point!


As we close out the last few weeks of the 2021-22 school year our DPHS school community is celebrating our students and our Deer Park Schools Families in multiple ways. Our DPHS Prom last weekend was a huge success and a special thank you to Karen Henry who was on the point planning and organizing the event. A great time was had by everyone in attendance! Our boys baseball team celebrated their Senior Night last week with a win over Finneytown. We held several award ceremonies including Military and Academic Signing Day, our Underclass Awards Presentation Ceremony, our Honor Society Induction. We also hosted an after-school Ice Cream Social to name a few of the many events happening to close the year at Deer Park Schools.

We are closing out the school year in style with multiple events. Your Wildcat Weekly is your key source to all of the events taking place at DPHS. Do not hesitate calling our school office with any questions. Our office team is here to serve you! In the meantime, have a terrific Sunday evening with your family.

Bob Winterberger, Principal

Mindy Robertson, Assistant Principal



Student Exemplars

  • Cami Lewis Wins State! Congratulations to 8th grader Cami Lewis on her record-breaking 1st place finish in the OHSAA Middle School discus Saturday! Lewis finished with a throw of 117-08, which was not only the best 8th grader in the state, but also set a meet record! She also finished third in the shot put! Excellent work from Cami!



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

  • Walk-a-thon Information: Monday, May 16, Deer Park students will be participating in the Keep Improving Deer Park Schools (K.I.D.S) Walk-a-Thon at Harry Yeaggy Family Stadium. Please remember to wear gym shoes and bring a water bottle for the walk!

  • 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). Please note that a ticket is required for admittance. Regardless of location, the event will be live streamed.

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  • 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:

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

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

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. -

  •  (there will be a mandatory rehearsal from 8:00am-11:30am on the field)

    • Part of the Graduation Rehearsal will be a walkthrough at Amity.  Students should bring caps and gowns to rehearsal.


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Deer Park PTO

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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.

  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

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