Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: August 14, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Principal

Hello Deer Park Families! Happy Sunday!

Welcome to the 20222-23 school year. We have spent the summer preparing to kick off the year in a tremendous way for our students, families, and staff! You'll notice a ton of big changes around Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, including new windows, a new parking lot near Crawford Auditorium, and completely renovated science classrooms. We appreciate your patience as these projects are completed over the next few days!

For those new to the district, this is the Wildcat Weekly, your one-stop-shop for all things Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School each week. Here, you'll find important information regarding events, activities, and announcements. Keep an eye out for your Wildcat Weekly each Sunday afternoon.

If you missed it earlier this week, just below you'll find a link to my "Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year" message. This includes plenty of information on the start of the year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and any member of the administrative team. We're looking forward to making this year the best one year.

It's always a great day to be a Wildcat!

John Vander Meer


Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School

Read the Principal's Message


Building news

Bell Schedule

Please click here for Jr/Sr High Lunch and Bell Schedules 

A couple of things to keep in mind regarding the daily schedule:

  • The school day will be 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Doors will open at 7:30 a.m (this is a change from last year) for those students wishing to purchase breakfast or enter the building.

  • All students arriving prior to 8:00 a.m. will report to the cafeteria until the bell rings, releasing them to their lockers and class.

School Supplies

Junior High classroom supply lists are available on the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School website. At the high school level, specific school supplies are driven by the courses taken.  In other words, teachers will provide information about what you need for their class on the first day of school. All students should plan to bring a notebook and something to write with on the first day.

Schoology and FinalForms

Please be sure your FinalForms are updated prior to your child starting school, as mentioned above, before receiving his/her Chromebook. Please check your previously entered information for accuracy. You may click here to access the forms and get started.

Secondly, as a reminder, teachers use Schoology to keep grades and assignments up to date. Schoology’s platform offers a tremendous amount of information in a user-friendly version. You will be able to communicate with your child’s teachers and check homework and grades through Schoology. If you need your Schoology login information, please contact the main office at 513-891-0010.


  • Students will be allowed in the building starting at 7:30 a.m.

    • They will enter the back of the building by the cafeteria and go to the cafeteria.

    • Breakfast will be available.

    • Students will be dismissed to class at 8:00 a.m.

    • Students must have school appropriate clothes. 

  • Students will be expected to turn off their phones and put them away until the end of the school day when they are dismissed to their lockers. That will include Airpods and headphones as well.

  • Starting at 8:10 a.m. the front doors will be the only way to enter the building the rest of the day.

  • If a student needs to communicate with a parent/guardian during the day they can get permission to come to the office and call you.

  • Students will receive their Chromebooks during their first bell.

  • If you have not done so, please remember to pay your school fees and sports fees on FinalForms. If you need financial help please let an administrator or counselor know.

  • Student immunization records are due ASAP:

    • Seventh graders are required to receive:

      • One (1) dose of the Tdap vaccine 

      • One (1) dose of the Meningitis vaccine (MCV4)

    • Twelfth graders are required to receive:

      • Two (2) doses of the Meningitis vaccine (MCV4), unless the first dose is administered on or after the student’s 16th birthday, then the second dose will not be required. 

    • Please read the following message from school nurse Julie Dydo regarding immunizations: Read Here.


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:

  • Tuesday, August 16: First day of school for students.

  • Tuesday, August 16 | 6:30 a.m.: Senior Sunrise

  • Tuesday, August 17: Senior Retreat 

  • Tuesday, August 16 | 4:30 (JV)/5:30 (V): Home volleyball scrimmage

  • Saturday, August 20 | 10 a.m.: Home Junior High football scrimmage 

  • Saturday, August 20 | 7 p.m.: Varsity football vs. Purcell Marian (Veterans, Military, and First Responders Night)


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

  • Instagram: follow us at DPHS Principals



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