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Join Us for the Deer Park Winter Concert Series
Jake Snyder

The Deer Park concert band and choir have announced dates and times for the Winter Concert series, including high school, junior high, and Amity 6th grade band and choirs, and Kindergarten/4th Grade Holiday Performance.

Members of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School's Chick-fil-A Leader Academy will be collecting items to assemble homeless bags to pass out to the community so that we can all work together to “Pay it Forward” to someone in need.

Students will be accepting monetary donations and collecting items at home athletic events and winter concerts. Please help our Chick-fil-A leaders accomplish their goal of assembling 150 homeless bags.

Mark your calendar and join us for one of these wonderful events that are all FREE to attend. We'll see you there!

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High School Choir

  • Tuesday, December 6 | 7 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Amity 6th Grade Band & Choir

  • Wednesday, December 7 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Junior High Band & Choir

  • Thursday, December 8
    • 7th Grade: 7 p.m.
    • 8th Grade: 8:15 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

High School Band

  • Tuesday, December 13 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Kindergarten Performance

  • Thursday, December 15 | 5:45 p.m.
  • Location: Amity Gym

4th Grade Musical - "The Big Chill"

  • Thursday, December 15 | 6 p.m.
  • Location: Amity Gym

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The Amity Weekly Minute: December 4, 2022
Jake Snyder

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

In the coming weeks, we have two holiday concerts if you're something festive to do with the family! Our 6th grade band and chorus members will be performing at Crawford Auditorium on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. Our Kindergarten and 4th grade students will be sharing their musical talents in the Amity gym on Thursday, December 15th. Our Kindergarten students will perform at 5:45 p.m. with the 4th grade musical starting at 6:00 p.m. I promise that seeing the kindergarten students performance is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Take Care,
Josh


December 16th- Half Day For Students

Just a reminder that Friday, December 16th is a half day for students. Amity students will be released at 11:05 a.m. With it being the last day of the quarter, teachers will be working on grade cards for the remainder of day.


December Lunch Menu

Due to supply issues, lunch menu options change frequently based on availability. The most up-to-date menu is below, however, please continue to check the Deer Park Food Services website for the latest information.

Visit the Website


December


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 4:30 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Band/Choir Holiday Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 6 p.m.
  • Amity Kindergarten/4th Grade Holiday Performance: Thursday, Dec. 15 | 5:45 p.m. (Kindergarten), 6 p.m. (4th Grade)
  • End of 2nd Quarter (Student Half Day): Friday, Dec. 16
  • Winter Holiday Break: Dec. 19-Jan. 3

In Case You Missed It


Lost and Found Items

Please have your child check the lost and found for any items they might be missing. We will be taking all unclaimed items to Sandy’s Closet on December 16th. We will have the lost and found set up in the cafeteria for them to view items prior to making the donation.


Winter After School Enrichment

Please fill out the form below out if your first through fourth grader is interested in after school enrichment opportunities for the winter session. These will begin after winter break. This is first come, first served so please fill it out as soon as possible. Reach out to Katie Estep at estep.k@dpccsd.org with any questions! Thanks!

Winter After School Enrichment


Recess During Cold Weather

With a return to colder temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire for recess. We will be going outside whenever the “feels like” temperature is 25 degrees or above. This gives our students time to burn some energy while getting some fresh air. Our recesses are 30 minutes so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.


Sandy’s Closet Donations

Deer Park Schools owes a big thank you to our community for supporting Sandy’s Closet this past spring and summer. The clothing room has seen a significant increase in family use since the beginning of this school year. Your donations have been greatly appreciated by our shoppers.

As you begin to change over your own children’s clothing for fall and winter, please keep us in mind for any clothing your children can no longer wear that you are looking to donate. We accept gently used children’s clothing, shoes, boots, coats etc. - sizes infant through clothing appropriate for our high school students.

Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Holmes Building M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are grateful for your continued support of our families.


Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Amity Elementary School.

  • Newsletter: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Amity Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/ and click on the button on the bottom of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”.
  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Schools for the most up-to-date news and happenings at @DeerParkSchools or @DeerParkAmity
  • Facebook: Follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools.

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Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly: December 4, 2022
Jake Snyder

What's New?


A Message from the Principal

Hello Deer Park Families! Happy Sunday!

It is hard to believe that we are just two weeks from the holiday break. Please remind your students that the quarter ends in two weeks so they need to make sure they have everything turned in. Also, the winter exam schedule is listed below. Students should be taking time to study for those, as well! As always, please let us know if you have any questions or need anything.

John Vander Meer
Principal
Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School


Building Spotlight

In Ms. Sullivan's seventh grade social studies classes, students are learning about feudalism in the Middle Ages in Europe. Students have been assigned a role in feudalism and have been calling each other king, queen, lord, lady, and so on all week! Students' names in Class Dojo were even changed to reflect students' titles.

To help prepare for a quiz over the social classes in the feudal system, students played a game of Blooket to review then participated in an activity where they applied their knowledge of the four feudal classes: monarch, noble, knight and peasant. Students played a version of Guess Who? where they walked around the room and stopped at ten different stations where they had to guess the name of the class in feudalism based on the description given. Students also had the choice to complete this in their seats if they did not feel comfortable or want to walk around the room.

Students did a great job engaging in the Blooket game reviewing the definitions, then applying that knowledge to the activity.

Sullivan


Building news

Winter Exam Schedule

Winter exams are just around the corner. You can view the entire exam schedule at the link below:

Exam Schedule

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Next Coffee With the Administrators

We had a great conversation at our last “Coffee with the Administrators” on building safety. Our next meeting will be on December 7th at 6:00 p.m. and could be one of the most important meetings you could go to this year. We will be talking about keeping our kids safe in this world of social media, apps, internet and cell phones. Stephan Smith from A Wired Family will be here to talk with us. He will be featured on Local 12 news in the upcoming months and has spoken to 1000’s of students and parents on this topic. I have had the pleasure of working with Stephan over the last 15 years and he is the only adult I know that knows more about the internet, social media and apps than our kids do.

If you feel inadequate at times, like I do about really knowing what kids are doing, how to manage all of this and keeping your kids safe, this is one meeting you do not want to miss. Noodles & Company will also be providing a meal on a first come, first serve basis until it is gone.

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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy “Do Good December” project

Deer Park’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is working hard to complete its second community project of the year with its “Do Good December” project. Students are fundraising and collecting items to assemble homeless bags to pass out to the community so that we can all work together to “Pay it Forward” to someone in need.

Students will be accepting monetary donations, fundraising through a boxing event “Pennies for Punches,” and collecting items at home athletic events and winter concerts. Please help our Chick-fil-A leaders accomplish their goal of assembling 150 homeless bags.

Items that are needed include: gloves, hats, toothbrushes, toothpaste, individual wipe packets, individual tissue packets, capstick, gallon size ziplock bags and water bottles. Please know that your donations will help ALL of us pay it forward as we come together as a community to help others. Thank you in advance for your donations and help with our Chick-fil-A leaders reaching their goal!

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Jr. HIgh Canned Food Drive Contest Sponsored by the Step-Up Club

Attention Junior High students and families! Donuts and hot chocolate are on the line!!! Who will win? It’s 7th grade Xbell versus 7th grade Xbell and 8th grade Xbell versus 8th grade Xbell! The contest ends Tuesday, the 6th! What a great way to help those in need during this holiday season! Good luck!


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:

  • Boys 7th/8th Grade Basketball vs. Wyoming: Monday, Dec. 5 | 4:30/5:30 PM
  • High School Choir Holiday Concert: Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 7:00 PM
  • Girls 7th/8th Grade Basketball vs. Taylor: Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 4:30/5:30 PM
  • Junior High Holiday Concert: Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7 PM
  • Boys F/JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Taylor HS: Friday, Dec. 9 | 4:30/6:30/7:30 PM
  • Girls JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Mariemont HS: Saturday, Dec. 10 | 1:00/2:30 PM
  • Girls 7th/8th Grade Basketball vs. Taylor: Monday, Dec. 12 | 4:30/5:30 PM
  • Boys JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Mariemont HS: Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 6:30/7:30 PM 
  • High School Band Holiday Concert: Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 7:30 PM
  • Boys 7th/8th Grade Basketball vs. Madeira: Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 4:30/5:30 PM
  • Girls JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Indian Hill HS: Saturday, Dec. 17 | 12:00/1:30 PM

In Case You Missed It

1st Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of our 1st Quarter Honor Roll Students. We are very proud of all the hard work our students put in to excel in their academics. Great job of representing The Park!

View the Honor Roll

Class of 2023 Yearbook and Composite Information

Seniors only: See attached flier for more information regarding yearbooks and class composites.

Yearbook Information

Sandy’s Closet Donations

Deer Park Schools owes a big thank you to our community for supporting Sandy’s Closet this past spring and summer.  The clothing room has seen a significant increase in family use since the beginning of this school year.  Your donations have been greatly appreciated by our shoppers.

As you begin to change over your own children’s clothing for fall and winter, please keep us in mind for any clothing your children can no longer wear that you are looking to donate.  We accept gently used children’s clothing, shoes, boots, coats etc. - sizes infant through clothing appropriate for our high school students.

Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Holmes Building M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We are grateful for your continued support of our families.

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
    • Wednesday: Mr. Moore, Rm 155
    • 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.

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 https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/ 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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We Need Your Help! Chick-fil-A Leader Academy “Do Good December” project
Jake Snyder

Deer Park’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is working hard to complete its second community project of the year with its “Do Good December” project. Students are fundraising and collecting items to assemble homeless bags to pass out to the community so that we can all work together to “Pay it Forward” to someone in need.

Students will be accepting monetary donations, fundraising through a boxing event “Pennies for Punches,” and collecting items at home athletic events and winter concerts. Please help our Chick-fil-A leaders accomplish their goal of assembling 150 homeless bags.

Items that are needed include:

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Individual wipe packets
  • Individual tissue packets
  • Chapstick
  • Gallon size ziplock bags
  • Water bottles.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you can either scan or click on the QR code below and make a donation straight to the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy using PayPal. 100% of donation proceeds will go directly to completing the "Do Good December Project.”

QR Code

Please know that your donations will help ALL of us pay it forward as we come together as a community to help others. Thank you in advance for your donations and help with our Chick-fil-A leaders reaching their goal!

Event Schedule

Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Game

  • Wednesday, November 30 | 5:30/7 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Game

  • Saturday, December 3 | 12/1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

Boys Junior High Basketball Game

  • Monday, December 5 | 4:30/5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

High School Choir

  • Tuesday, December 6 | 7 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Boys Junior High Basketball Game

  • Wednesday, December 7 | 4:30/5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

Amity 6th Grade Band & Choir

  • Wednesday, December 7 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Junior High Band & Choir

  • Thursday, December 8
    • 7th Grade: 7 p.m.
    • 8th Grade: 8:15 p.m.'
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

Boys JV/Varsity Basketball Game

  • Friday, December 9 | 6/7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Game

  • Saturday, December 10 | 1/2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

Girls Junior High Basketball Game

  • Monday, December 12 | 4:30/5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Deer Park Gymnasium

High School Band

  • Tuesday, December 13 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Crawford Auditorium

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The Amity Weekly Minute: November 27, 2022
Jake Snyder

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Break! I am thankful to get to work with such talented educators and amazing children. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t reflect on how lucky I am!

The time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break always seems like a sprint to the finish. Check in on student grades or with teachers to see areas to work on before the end of the 2nd quarter. It always comes so fast!

Take Care,
Josh


School Photos

Just in time for Christmas, your child’s school photos are available for purchase online. Schoolhouse Photos sent an email to you a few weeks ago with the link and access code necessary to view and order your students pictures. If you did not receive an email, or need help accessing the photos and order form online, please contact Betty Jung at: jung.b@dpccsd.org. Please include your student’s full name in your email.


November/December Lunch Menu

Due to supply issues, lunch menu options change frequently based on availability. The most up-to-date menu is below, however, please continue to check the Deer Park Food Services website for the latest information.

Visit the Website

November


December


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • 6th Grade Band/Choir Holiday Concert (Crawford Auditorium): Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten/4th Grade Holiday Performance (Amity Gym): Thursday, Dec. 15 | 5:45 p.m. (Kindergarten), 6 p.m. (4th Grade)

In Case You Missed It


Lost and Found Items

Please have your child check the lost and found for any items they might be missing. We will be taking all unclaimed items to Sandy’s Closet on December 16th. We will have the lost and found set up in the cafeteria for them to view items prior to making the donation.


Winter After School Enrichment

Please fill out the form below out if your first through fourth grader is interested in after school enrichment opportunities for the winter session. These will begin after winter break. This is first come, first served so please fill it out as soon as possible. Reach out to Katie Estep at estep.k@dpccsd.org with any questions! Thanks!

Winter After School Enrichment


Recess During Cold Weather

With a return to colder temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor attire for recess. We will be going outside whenever the “feels like” temperature is 25 degrees or above. This gives our students time to burn some energy while getting some fresh air. Our recesses are 30 minutes so it is important that our students be comfortable while they are outside.


Sandy’s Closet Donations

Deer Park Schools owes a big thank you to our community for supporting Sandy’s Closet this past spring and summer. The clothing room has seen a significant increase in family use since the beginning of this school year. Your donations have been greatly appreciated by our shoppers.

As you begin to change over your own children’s clothing for fall and winter, please keep us in mind for any clothing your children can no longer wear that you are looking to donate. We accept gently used children’s clothing, shoes, boots, coats etc. - sizes infant through clothing appropriate for our high school students.

Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Holmes Building M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are grateful for your continued support of our families.


Smile Program Coming to Amity Elementary

Great news! Deer Park Community City Schools has again partnered with the Smile Programs…the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care! 

The mobile dentist will be coming to both Amity Elementary: 

Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1

More Information


Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Amity Elementary School.

  • Newsletter: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Amity Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/ and click on the button on the bottom of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”.
  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Schools for the most up-to-date news and happenings at @DeerParkSchools or @DeerParkAmity
  • Facebook: Follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools.

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