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Deer Park Schools Honored for Innovative Partnership with Hamilton County Business Advisory Council
Jake Snyder

Deer Park Schools is proud to announce their recognition for a transformative partnership with the Hamilton County Business Advisory Council (BAC). This collaboration aims to foster dialogue between business leaders and schools, build trust, and devise strategies that enhance the educational experience for students.

This year marks a significant milestone as Deer Park Schools received a prestigious 3-star rating for the first time. The partnership has yielded numerous opportunities for Deer Park students, including paid co-ops and job shadowing experiences across diverse fields such as Advanced Manufacturing, construction, healthcare, law enforcement, information technology, and education.

A standout initiative from this collaboration involved Deer Park students eligible for College Credit Plus (CCP) and interested in healthcare. These students (pictured above) completed a 40-hour internship, a CCP Medical Terminology course, and received a stipend upon successful completion of both, funded through a grant. This unique program provided students with one-on-one experiences with clinical professionals across various healthcare sectors, equipping them with essential on-the-job skills.

“These innovative opportunities are pivotal in helping our students explore potential career paths before graduation,” said Mindy Robertson, Director of Teaching and Learning Grades 7-12. “They allow students to make informed decisions about their future and ensure they are well-prepared for the workforce or further education.”

The Deer Park Schools' commitment to providing real-world experiences aligns with their mission to prepare students for success in a dynamic and evolving job market. The partnership with the Hamilton County BAC exemplifies the district’s dedication to bridging the gap between education and industry, ensuring students gain valuable insights and skills relevant to their future careers.


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Federal Funding Community Input
Jake Snyder

Federal Program Funding will be discussed at the May 21st Board of Education Meeting.  Stakeholder input is welcome through attendance at the meeting or via this input link.

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The Amity Weekly Minute: May 19, 2024
Jake Snyder

What's New?


From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard

Amity Families,

The journey of school is a long one, but also seems to end in the blink of an eye. Yesterday, our seniors received their diploma from Deer Park High School and earned the title of graduates. Our 6th graders will be leaving us on Thursday to head over to the Junior High to fill their spots. Earlier this week, we welcomed in our next class of Deer Park students by hosting our kindergarten screeners at Amity. The class of 2037 is already poised to take the class of 2024’s place! One journey ends, and others begin. I’m sure our 2024 parents would have plenty of advice for the class of 2037’s parents. The most common one would be to enjoy the moments along the way because they will be gone before you know it.

I am so proud of the efforts of our students this year and wish them the best of luck on the rest of their journey! They will continue to do great things!

Please have a safe and restful summer!

Take Care,
Josh


Weekly Photo Gallery

Click the link below to access photos from all around Amity Elementary during the week! 

Full Photo Gallery

Weekly Gallery


Last Day of School- ½ Day for Students

Just a reminder that our last day of school will be Thursday, May 23rd. This will be a ½ day for students with dismissal occurring at 11:05. Teachers will be working on grade cards in the afternoon. Grade Cards will be mailed home Friday, May 31st.


Last Amity Minute of 2023-2024

This will be the last Amity Minute of the school year. We will resume the Amity Minute prior to school starting in August.


Amity Office Hours

The Amity Office will be open from May 24th-June 4th from 8:30-2:30.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items need to be collected before May 31st. The lost and found will be moved to the front hallway after school is let out for parents to come and view items. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Sandy’s Closet on June 1st.


Medication Pick-Up

This is a reminder that any student who has a medication(s) at school must have a parent/guardian/caregiver pick up the medication(s) by 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024.

Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of by the school nurses. 

If your child will require medication for the 2024-25 school year, please complete the appropriate medication form(s) below. A reminder that new forms are required for each school year. Please submit the new form(s) and medication(s) to the clinic by the first day of next school year. 

Please use the following links below for medical and medication forms:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health for the 2024-25 school year please reach out to the school nurse.


Deer Park Youth Summer Camps

Youth Camps


May 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


May 2024


Looking Ahead

Please mark these important dates on your calendar!

  • Field Day @ Chamberlin Park : Tuesday, May 21
  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 21 | 4:30 p.m.
  • Last Day of School (Student Half Day): Thursday, May 23

In Case You Missed It


Champions Camp

Champions Camp


Kindergarten Registration Now Open

It's that time again, as we have officially opened Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-25 school year!

In an effort to make this process as easy as possible, we have created a page on our website to walk you step-by-step through registration. This page will serve as your guide for registration.

As a reminder, the Deer Park Board Policy on registering for Kindergarten is that the student must turn 5 years old on or before August 1st.

If you ever have any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at hollander.b@dpccsd.org or daily.d@dpccsd.org. We are here to help!

Visit the Registration Page


Deer Park Preschool Registration

Deer Park residents with students who turn 4 before August 1, 2024 are eligible to attend Deer Park preschool in the 2024-25 school year.

Classes will run five days per week (Monday through Friday) with a morning and afternoon session. Each session will include up to 14 students.

Monthly tuition for students will be $200. The student MUST reside in Deer Park School District to be eligible for attendance.

You can request a spot to be held for your student beginning Jan. 5 by contacting Pam Gilreath at the Deer Park Board Office at 513.936.4698. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your child's spot in the class.

Official enrollment dates will be released soon. 

Please contact Director of Student Services Patty Hadden via email or by phone at (513)-936-5937 with any additional questions regarding preschool registration.

Headstart Preschool is also offered based on income requirements. Headstart is offered to qualifying students ages 3 and older. For more information about Headstart, visit the Deer Park website HERE.


Paying School Fees

Please remember to pay your student fees for the 2023-2024 school year. Fees can be paid in the front office during regular office hours or by using PaySchools. You will need a student ID to set up a PaySchools account. These are found on fee forms and are the same number your student uses for their lunch account. If your student doesn’t know this number, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at 513-891-5995. You can also email our secretaries, Diane Daily and Beth Teague for help.


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: May 19, 2024
Jake Snyder

What's New?


A Message from the Principal

Hello Deer Park Families!

Our graduation day was truly remarkable, filled with joy as we celebrated the Class of 2024. The stands were full of enthusiastic family members and friends, creating an atmosphere of warmth and celebration. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and maintenance team for their dedicated efforts in making this day memorable for our seniors and their loved ones.

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


Building Spotlight

End of Year Award Ceremonies

The end of the school year marks a variety of celebrations for all of our grade levels. Over the past two weeks, we've celebrated the seniors, underclass, and junior high school students. Take a look at each of the galleries below to view the highlights of the events!

    Senior Awards    

Underclass Awards

Junior High Awards


Building News

Exam Week

Please make sure to carefully review all the details provided about exam week. This includes the exam schedule as well as the criteria for student exam exemptions. It's essential to fully understand the process for students who wish to leave after their exams are concluded. Please let us know if you have any questions


Important Information on Final Exam Exemptions for Deer Park High School Students

We are pleased to inform you that students in grades 9-11 who maintain an “A” average for each quarter of a yearlong course and have an “A” average for the fourth quarter up to the last week of school will be excused from the final exam for that course. This exemption applies exclusively to year-long courses. Students have been notified if they are exempt from exams. 

If your student qualifies for this exemption, they will have the option to arrive late or leave early according to their specific exam schedule. However, students will only be permitted to leave early/arrive late if the Exam Exemption permission slip (linked below) is signed by a parent or guardian.

Exam Exemption Permission Slip

To view the Spring Exam Schedule, please click the link below.

Link to Spring Exam Schedule

Please note, regardless of the time your student enters the building next week, they must use the front entrance of the school.


Important Information on Final Exam Exemptions for Deer Park Junior High School Students

We are pleased to inform you that certain students in grades 7 and 8 can be exempt from taking final exams. These are students taking a high school credit course as a 7th or 8th grader or select students in the H3 Academy, who maintain an “A” average for each quarter of a yearlong course and have an “A” average for the fourth quarter up to the last week of school. This exemption applies exclusively to year-long courses. All students have been notified if they are exempt from exams. 

If your student qualifies for this exemption, they will have the option to arrive late or leave early according to their specific exam schedule. However, students will only be permitted to leave early/arrive late if the Exam Exemption permission slip (linked below) is signed by a parent or guardian.

Exam Exemption Permission Slip

To view the Spring Exam Schedule, please click the link below.

Link to Spring Exam Schedule

Please note, regardless of the time your student enters the building next week, they must use the front entrance of the school.


Grade 9 Students who completed a state End of Course Assessment in April received their test scores in classes this week. Any grade 9 student who did not receive a copy of their test score should notify their teacher.

All other students who completed a state End of Course Assessment in grades 7-12 will receive a copy of their test scores through their classes next week.


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:

  • Board of Education Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 21 | 4:30 p.m.
  • Last Day of School (Student Half Day): Thursday, May 23

In Case You Missed It

Deer Park Youth Summer Camps

Summer Camps


News From The Nurse

Please make arrangements to pick up student medications from the school nurse no later than 3PM on Thursday, May 23. Medications will be discarded after this date. Email the school nurse at c.scholl@dpccsd.org or call 513-936-4682 to arrange a pickup.

Medications for the 2024-25 School Year

Please see the attached form should your teen require medication to be given at school for the next school year. The form below needs to be completed by your student's medical provider and the medication form and medicines should be delivered to the nurse at back to school time.

Authorization Form

Thank you!
Christie Scholl MSN, RN


25th Annual Deer Park Golf Scramble

It’s time to register for the 25th Annual Deer Park Wildcat Boosters Golf Scramble! We expect everyone to be in top golf shape by Saturday, June 8th!

We are currently fielding this year's foursomes. To register, simply click the link below and fill out the Google form. 

Register Here!

Registration for the event starts at 7:30 AM and it costs $100 per golfer, with four people per team. Every golfer will receive the following items for their $100 entry fee:

Green fee/cart
Boxed Lunch
Two (2) Drink tickets

This is sure to be another successful event, but we need your help! Please contact your foursome partners and send in your registration with payment to:

Deer Park Wildcat Boosters
ATTN: 2024 Golf Outing
8351 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Or, you can pay online at: 

Pay Here

*Teams must pay prior to the event in order to participate. 

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For additional information, please contact Deer Park Wildcat Boosters at dpaboosters@gmail.com

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Who:
Teams of four
All community members, family, & friends

When:
Saturday, June 8
Event Registration: 7:30 AM
Shotgun start: 8 AM

Where:
Avon Fields Golf Course
4081 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Why:
All proceeds go to the DPHS Wildcat Boosters!

Golf Scramble


CLASS of 2025 - Important Health Advisory

Class of 2025 Juniors and Families:

Are you aware of the immunization requirements that are required to begin the 2024-2025 school year?

12th grade students (Class of 2025) must submit documentation that they have received at least 1 dose of MCV4 (meningococcal vaccine (Menactra/Menquadfi) administered on or after their 16th birthday.

Please contact your teen's physician  to obtain this vaccine or verify that their immunization status is up-to-date. Forward all updated vaccination records to Christie Scholl RN, school nurse (c.scholl@dpccsd.org) or drop off to the clinic. Updated vaccine records are accepted anytime.

For more information about Ohio’s required school vaccinations and waiver options, please refer to the following:

Ohio Immunization Summary for School Attendance, 2024-2025

Local Vaccine resources:

  • Norwood Health Department 513-458-4600
  • Cincinnati Health Department Immunization Office 513-352-2901

Christie Scholl MSN, RN
c.scholl@dpccsd.org
Office: 513-936-4682
Fax: 513-891-3845


Attention rising juniors and seniors:

If you are interested in preparing for the SAT, sign up for the SAT bootcamp this summer! The SAT is free for all juniors each school year in the spring. Get a jumpstart on some practice! Here's the link to sign up. 

See Mrs. Beck for additional questions.


Host an International Exchange Student 

AFS Graphic


Paying School Fees

Please remember to pay your student fees for the 2023-2024 school year. Fees can be paid in the front office during regular office hours or by using PaySchools. You will need a student ID to set up a PaySchools account. These are found on fee forms and are the same number your student uses for their lunch account. If your student doesn’t know this number, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at 513-891-0010.


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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Kelly Huster Named one of Comprehensive Substitute Solutions' Substitutes of the Year
Jake Snyder

Deer Park Schools proudly announces that Kelly Huster has been recognized as one of the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions' Substitute Teachers of the Year. This prestigious honor celebrates Kelly's exceptional dedication and impact as a substitute teacher at Amity Elementary.

Each year, Comprehensive Substitute Solutions acknowledges outstanding substitute teachers from across the county, highlighting their commitment to education and their invaluable contributions to the academic community. Kelly Huster's recognition underscores her passion for teaching and her commitment to fostering a positive learning environment.

"When Kelly fills in throughout our building, our students don't miss a beat," Amity Principal Josh Drouhard said. "The relationships that she has built with students and staff allow for daily classroom routines to be followed, so that academics remain the focus for our students. Mrs. Huster is always willing to do whatever she can to make Amity successful! We appreciate all her efforts!"

Kelly Huster's presence at Amity Elementary has left a lasting impression on both students and faculty alike. Her ability to connect with students and effectively facilitate learning experiences has made her an integral part of the educational family at Deer Park Schools.

As Deer Park Schools celebrates Kelly Huster's achievement, the district reaffirms its commitment to providing exceptional educational experiences for all students. Kelly's recognition serves as a testament to the dedication and excellence embodied by educators within the Deer Park community.

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