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Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Wildcat Weekly: April 28, 2024

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A Message from the Principal

Hello Deer Park Families!

I hope you and your families enjoyed a wonderful weekend. For those who had the opportunity to attend one of the Parkers performances, I trust you were as impressed as I was by our students' incredible talent.

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sara Godwin, Lauren Troxell, Pat Baur, Matt Suddendorf, Kelsey Ramicone, Jami Baker, Brenda Livingston, Nelson Livingston, Neil Bailey, Jackie Preston, Jake Preston, Toni German, and McCartney Levie for their dedication and hard work. Their commitment involved countless hours both with our students and behind the scenes after hours and over weekends to ensure the success of the show. When you have a moment, please join me in expressing gratitude to these remarkable individuals for their contributions. They truly made a difference.

Take a look at the photo gallery link below for a ton of fantastic photos taken throughout the performance!

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


View the Photos

Building Spotlight

**H3 MVP Students of the Month Announcement**

We are excited to announce a fantastic collaboration between our local restaurant MVP’s, The Deer Park PTO, and our school to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students. Together, we have revamped our vestibule to honor students from each grade level who exemplify the core values at Deer park: Help Others, Help Your School, and Help Yourself. These students have been selected by our staff based on their exceptional contributions in these areas.

Please join us in congratulating the following students, who have been recognized as the H3 MVP Students of the Month:

  • **7th Grade:** Jackson Querry
  • **8th Grade:** Sabrina Byes
  • **9th Grade:** Eden Sibilia
  • **10th Grade:** Joseph Mil
  • **11th Grade:** Reagan Osborne
  • **12th Grade:** Aidan Phetterplace

We are incredibly proud of these students for their dedication and hard work. Let's all give them the recognition they deserve for making our school a better place!


Building News

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. 


For additional information, please contact Deer Park Wildcat Boosters at


Teams of four
All community members, family, & friends

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

Avon Fields Golf Course
4081 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45229

All proceeds go to the DPHS Wildcat Boosters!

Golf Scramble

Dine to Donate

Dine to Donate

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 ( 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
Office: 513-936-4682
Fax: 513-891-3845

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 Baseball vs. Reading: Monday, April 29 | 5 p.m.
  • Varsity Softball vs. Reading: Monday, April 29 | 5 p.m.
  • Varsity Softball vs. Mt. Healthy: Thursday, May 2 | 5 p.m.
  • K.I.D.S. Walk-a-Thon: Thursday, May 2
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Madeira (Senior Day): Friday, May 3 | 5 p.m. (Senior recognitions begin at 4:30)
  • Varsity Softball vs. Madeira (Senior Day): Friday, May 3 | 5 p.m. (Senior recognitions begin at 4:30)
  • Band Sponsors Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, May 8 | 5:30 p.m.
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10
  • Underclass Awards: Tuesday, May 14 | 7 p.m.
  • Junior High Awards/8th Grade Graduation: Thursday, May 16 | 8:30 a.m.
  • Class of 2024 Commencement: Saturday, May 18 | 5 p.m.

In Case You Missed It

Reminder to Unwell Students Leaving Early:

We've observed an increasing trend where students are directly reaching out to their parents or guardians, requesting to be picked up early due to feeling unwell. We want to remind everyone of the correct procedure in such situations. If your child feels sick during school hours, the first step should be to visit the school nurse.Our school nurse is equipped to assess your child's health and make a determination on whether they should remain in school or go home. This decision is made with the student's best interest in mind, ensuring their health and safety are prioritized. After the assessment, the nurse will communicate directly with a parent or guardian to inform them of the situation and discuss the appropriate next steps. 

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.

Senior Apprenticeship Opportunity

Join TP Mechanical's Apprenticeship Program for a rewarding career in the construction trades! This 4-year program offers full-time employment, free tuition, and college credits at Columbus State Community College. Apprentices work 40+ hours per week and attend classes on Wednesday evenings. Earn competitive pay with regular increases and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and 401k. Start building your future today! For more information, check out the attached flier or visit the TP Mechanical website. Classes in Cincinnati are held at our Cincinnati office (1500 Kemper Meadow Dr, 45240).

View the Flier

DP Summer Jobs 2024

There are a few paid summer custodial positions available for students in Deer Park coming up this summer, but also jobs in the entire Hamilton County area!  The Deer Park positions are:

  • Summer custodial work:
    • Assigned either at Amity or at the High School, supervised by maintenance staff with the support of a summer job coach, and available for ages 14-18 (10 positions).  Spaces are limited.
    • Job description: Cleaning, moving furniture, custodial duties.

If a student is interested in a Deer Park position or elsewhere in Hamilton County, they need to do the following:

  1. Complete this application
  2. Students need to select "Harbor" at the top, and select "YEP" at the bottom where it asks for the PRC application type.  See images to the right.
  3. If students would like to be considered for a Deer Park position, they must also email Ms. Mindy Robertson, Director of Teaching and Learning grades 7 -12, at  Please know that Hamilton County does the final placements. 
  4. If the student wishes to work ANYWHERE in Cincinnati over the summer, they don't need to do anything else.  Harbor will contact the student directly. 


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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Academics is our business and we want to make sure we celebrate our students that excel in their studies. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved the 3rd quarter honor roll. The staff and administration are excited for you and very proud of you. Great Job!

View the Honor Roll

Attention Jr High Parents:  

We have some important dates coming up in May!  

  • May 9th:  8th Grade Field Trip to the University of Cincinnati
  • May 13th:  7th Grade Field Trip to the University of Northern Kentucky
  • May 16th - 8:30 AM: Jr High Awards and 8th Grade Graduation

Please click HERE for more information about these upcoming events!

Host an International Exchange Student 

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Homework Club

UPDATED SCHEDULE - If your child needs extra help with their school work or just a place to do homework we have a homework club available for your child after school. Please see below for the schedule:

Junior High: 

  • Monday - Mrs. Smith Room 153
  • Tuesday - Ms. Baker Room 137
  • Wednesday - Ms. Troxell Room 58 
  • Thursday - Ms. Wills Room 58

High School: 

  • Monday - Mrs. Beck Room 233
  • Tuesday - Ms.  Feldman Room 155
  • Wednesday - Mr. Moore Room 275
  • Thursday - Mr. Devine Room 239
  • Friday - Mrs. Beck Room 233

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 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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