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Important announcement from Deer Lakes School District

Earlier this week, school staff were informed that a 16 year-old student at Deer Lakes High School had died suddenly. Our thoughts and support go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.
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Arts Alive! exhibit inspires at Penn State New Kensington

Throughout March, Penn State, New Kensington, gallery spotlights the creativity and talents of students from consortium member schools Deer Lakes, Highlands, Kiski, St. Joseph and Valley through its annual “Arts Alive!” high school art consortium showcase. More +

District announces 2019-2020 school district calendar

It's never too early to get a bead on next school year.  To help you do that, Deer Lakes has released its 2019-2020 school calendar overview.  Classes for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 and next school year is scheduled to end on Thursday, June 4, 2020.   More +

Deer Lakes hosting elected officials in February

Deer Lakes School District is hosting delegations of elected officials in February.  The visits are part of a statewide initiative by Pennsylvania School Boards Association and are being coordinated by Leah Hannah, the PSBA’s Advocacy Ambassador. More +

Nine Deer Lakes students to be inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Nine Deer Lakes High School students are among the 65 A.W. Beattie Career Center will induct into the National Technical Honor Society.  The students are Alexandra Bowser (Cosmetology), Braden Brennan (Carpentry), Abigail Emery (Health and Nursing), Heather Mackey (Veterinary Sciences), Roman Olup (Sports Medicine), Eleesa Sappe (Health and Nursing), Gabrielle Weber (Sports Medicine), Haley Zalus (Dental Careers) and Jessica Zalus (Veterinary Sciences). More +

Upcoming Events


American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter at the University of Pittsburgh is sponsoring a CIvil Engineering Day. This even is designed to showcase what civil engineering has to offer academically and professionaly. For more information, visit Sat Mar 23 2019

March School Board Voting Meeting (Rescheduled)

The school board meets on the second (agenda meeting) and third (voting meeting) Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated. Exceptions are in July, when no meetings are scheduled and December, which always has just one meeting so the school board can reorganize and make new assignments and responsibilities.  All Deer Lakes school board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the high school library, unless otherwise indicated.

Tue Mar 26 2019


This is a great opportunity for students who will be entering their senior year in September, 2019 to visit Case Western and see what all they have to offer. To schedule your visit, visit Fri Mar 29 2019
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Contact Deer Lakes HS

163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5320
  *Attendance Line: Option 1
  *Early Dismissals: Option 1
Fax: 724.265.3970 

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Hours:
Monday - Friday:
7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Quick Contacts

Secretary: Surina Dick
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2623

Attendance Sec.: Leighann Gacci
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2624

Principal: Patrick Baughman
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2621
Twitter: DLHSPrincipal

Assistant Principal: Ryan Aleski
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2622 

Nurse: Amanda R. Nury RN, BSN, CSN
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2700