News and Notes

    Congratulations Mr. Messick!

    Congratulations to teacher Matt Messick for being named a recipient of the Evergreen State College 2014-15 Teacher Excellence Award through the Evergreen State College.  This award is designed to honor teachers who have had a significant impact on the lives of students.

    Evergreen State College places a high value on quality teaching.  In an attempt to encourage their students to think about teachers who made a difference, Evergreen’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost asked incoming students to nominate the teacher they felt made the biggest difference in their education.  Mr. Messick was nominated by Jemma Lakewolf!  Here’s what Jemma wrote:

    He made Shakespeare fun for freshmen.  He loves his work, you can tell in the first two minutes of the first day of class.  He’s excited about words; he reads to his students with zeal, he has Fun.  He’s not your buddy, as so many high school teachers try to be.  He instructs.  He teaches what he knows, kindling a hunger for words in his students to match his own.  He’s confident, quite most of the time.  He’ll read a chapter out of To Kill a Mockingbird, then sit at his desk in silence, drinking tea, and require nothing more from his students than to muse about the words.  That man is a genius.

    Congratulations on this honor, Mr. Messick!  We appreciate all you do for students at Deer Park High School!


    Way to Go!

    Key Club Students “Rock the House” at District Convention!

    DPHS Key Club recently attend the District Convention in Seattle.
    Out of ALL Key Clubs in the states of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and the Idaho Panhandle and British Colombia, Deer Park Key Club was awarded the Major Emphasis Award for “The Fight Against Childhood Cancer” project that lasted from September through January.  It included all the work dedicated to raising awareness and donations to the American Cancer Society and the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest.

    The second award was for the Seventh Grade Service Project organized with Deer Park Kiwanis and Deer Park Middle School.  Key Clubs are divided into four groups, and these groups are determined by the club’s membership.  Deer Park High School, because of our large membership, competes with school much larger than ours.  In the “Gold” group, one award is given, and Deer Park Key Club was the winner.
    It is great to go out on top!  Way to Go!
    You Won't Want to Miss This!!!

    Bluegrass comes to DPHS March 28th!

    Bluegrass comes to DPHS March 28th!

    Welcome to the first annual bluegrass concert and jam. The Kenneth M Fisher Performing Arts Center couldn’t be a better venue for the event. This new facility is great acoustically but also houses impressive technology which allows events to be video streamed live to the internet. The highly skilled production crew is made up of high school students from the broadcast media department.

    The music starts at 3:00 PM with Jackie Fox and the Hounds until 3:30 followed by The Blue Water Strangers.  At 4:00, over 25 musicians will take to the stage for a traditional circle jam. Admission is free. Of course you will want to join the live audience but if you have friends who can’t make it have them find the event on line by Googling “Deer Park STAG TV” or at . Just scroll down to the bottom of “links” and click on “STAG-TV” or.  See you there!


    For several years music/broadcast production director Dan Huffman had thought of organizing a bluegrass event at Deer Park High School.  Fortunately, Dan ran into Philip Brown, hired to tune the schools pianos. In their conversations over the years it came to light that Philip was a bluegrass fiddle player. That’s all it took. The planning began. The rest, as they say…

    Sponsored by The Deer Park High School Kenneth M Fisher Performing Arts Center.

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    Senior Information – Class of 2015

    Senior Students (Class of 2015) were given paperwork to take home and have parents sign and return!

    Walking Partner Information, Graduation Agreement Form (parent signature required) and Name Form paperwork was handed out to the Class of 2015.  All paperwork is due back to Sherrt Rollins no later than Thursday, March 26.

    Graduation is June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. in the main gym.  Paperwork must be turned in!

    You may click any of the below links and to view and/or upload and print any of the following:

    Class of 2015 – Walking Partner Paperwork

    Class of 2015 – 2015 senior names form … Paperwork

    Class of 2015 – 2015 Grad Agreement Form Paperwork

    For additional information on graduation, contact Sherry Rollins at 468-3522 or email her at:

    Way to Go – DPHS Production Kids!

    Three teams were sent from the DPHS production department to an area video contest held at the Skills Center Saturday February 21st. Deer Park Placed 2, 5 and 7 out of 9 teams.

    The video task was to write, shoot. edit and produce a commercial for a company in Spokane. Teams were transported by bus to the location and then returned to edit the work. They had 5 hours to complete the task.
    Judges were from local TV stations and productions houses.
    Congrats to our DPHS Production Kids!  Way to Go!!!  And, big thanks to Dan Huffman, Production Teacher for all you do for kids and for being an amazing teacher!!!

    No School – March 13th

    Just a reminder:

    There will be no school for everyone on Friday, March 13th!

    Enjoy your 3-Day Weekend!


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