Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: September 19, 2022

Jr./Sr. High School

What's New?


A Message from the Principal

Hello Deer Park Families! Happy Monday!

What an amazing week of Homecoming! From lunch in the courtyard with a DJ and games, our amazing football win against Taylor on Friday night, crowning our Queen and Kings at halftime, to a great night of dressing up and dancing at the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night it truly was a great week for our students! Our kids have gone through so much the last couple of years. To see the smiles on their faces and them dancing up a storm, Friday and Saturday have been the highlight of the year for me so far! Our kids got to be kids and that was awesome to see!

Congratulations to Maddy Drennan, Miles Wilson, and Levi Troxell on being named Homecoming Queen and Kings! For the first time in Deer Park history, there was a tie for king, as both Miles and Levi received the exact same amount of votes!

John Vander Meer


Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School

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Classroom Spotlight

Ever hear your kid say "Why do I need to learn this stuff? I will never use it?"

Mr. Gabbard gave his class the answer to that question! This is education at its best!

The Mathematical Modeling and Reasoning (MMR) class is designed to have students learn math by doing math. In this particular presentation, the students were asked to quote a price to remodel the classroom. They were given several requirements (paint, carpet, gas line and fireplace), but also had to consider variables like time to complete the job and labor costs as well as any other considerations that may have popped up. The final piece was a presentation where they explained all of the math they did (including converting inches/centimeters to many other units) to arrive at the price including any assumptions that they may have made and why they made them.

Mathematical Practices:

  • Make sense of problems & persevere in solving them

  • Reason abstractly & quantitatively

  • Construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others

  • Model with mathematics

  • Use appropriate tools strategically

  • Attend to precision


  • Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.

    • N.Q.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. 

    • N.Q.2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

    • N.Q.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

  • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.

    • A.CED.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems

      • Focus on applying linear and simple exponential expressions.

  • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities.

    • F.BF.1 Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.


Building news

Bike Racks

Because of the generosity of our community we now have enough bike racks for all our kids to ride their bikes to school or practice and safely lock their bikes up! Thank You!

Lunch Charge Policy

This is a reminder to parents that once a student reaches $30 of charges on their account, they will be provided with a minimal lunch which includes a peanut butter sandwich (or equivalent for those with allergies), a fruit, a vegetable, and a milk. Once they pay their charges, students can resume purchasing a lunch of their choice. For questions on your student's lunch charges, contact the main office.


Our first round of conferences will be September 29th & September 30th. Please use the link below to schedule conferences with your student's teachers.

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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:

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Western Hills: Monday, Sept. 19 | 7 p.m.

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 6:30 p.m.

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Mariemont: Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Football vs. Wyoming (Band Night): Friday, Sept. 23 | 7 p.m.

  • Varsity Cross Country at Seven Hills: Saturday, Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.


In Case You Missed It

Coffee with The Administrators

We want to know what you think and what your questions are. Starting in September we will have one night a month where you can meet with us and ask questions or learn more about the different things going on at the Jr./Sr. High School. Sometimes we will bring in experts on specific topics and sometimes it will be more question and answer. We will let you know when our September night will be and hope to see you there.

New Crisis Lifeline

If you haven’t heard, the new suicide and crisis lifeline is 988.  You can also text 988 or chat at

For more information about this new system, please click the attached link to go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

After-School Assistance

  • Need some extra math help? The math department is available for support M-W after school: 

    • Monday:  Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

    • Tuesday:  Mrs. Deller, Rm 226

  • Need other academic help after school? We have homework club after school M-F from 3-4 p.m. at these days/locations:

    • Wednesday: Ms. Troxell, Rm 58

    • Monday: Mr. Marsh, Rm 157

    • Tuesday: Mrs. Deller, Rm 226

    • Thursday: Ms. Taylor, Rm 252

    • Friday: Mr. Moore, Rm 155

    • Junior High:

    • High School:

  • 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.


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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