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Deer Lakes to participate in Operation Safe Stop, Oct. 18

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the 21st annual Operation Safe Stop will be conducted in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including Deer Lakes, as part of National School Bus Safety Week, which runs Oct. 16-20. More +

Sights and Sounds From Homecoming 2017

Deer Lakes School District celebrated its 2017 Homecoming festivities with a parade that featured more than 50 different school and community groups and organizations and climaxed with the coronation of Gabby Vergerio as homecoming queen and David Czoper as king. More +

New College and Career Readiness School Counseling Plan

In an initiative that began last year and will be fully integrated at all four schools this year, school counselors are implementing a new comprehensive Chapter 339 School Counseling Plan that focuses on a number of growth areas including college and career readiness. More +

Deer Lakes to present, “Murder Can Be Habit-Forming,” Nov. 16-19

Deer Lakes High School will present it’s annual fall play, “Murder Can Be Habit-Forming,” 7 p.m., Nov. 16-18; and 2 p.m., Nov. 19. General admission tickets to the festival seating show are $8 each and can be purchased at the door. More +

English Festival Honorees

Deer Lakes High School sophomores Mairead Clements, Kelli Galbraith, Madison Madine and Pietro Porco were recently formally recognized at the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Council of English Teachers (WPCTE) English Festival Luncheon, held at Seton-La Salle High School in Baldwin Township, Pa. More +

Deer Lakes School District...There's an App for That

Go to to download the Deer Lakes School District app by esv2go today! More +

Beattie, Waynesburg U. enable HS students to jumpstart college degree

A.W. Beattie Career Center and Waynesburg University are partnering to provide the opportunity for A.W. Beattie students to earn Waynesburg University credits while in high school, enabling them to get a head start on their bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. More +

Health and Safety Test Results

In the spring and summer, Deer Lakes School District tested each of its schools for radon and lead in drinking water, and the results were overwhelmingly favorable. More +

One-to-One Initiative Ready to Go

The new Chromebooks arrived over the summer and were ready for Deer Lakes students and teachers to start using on day one of the school year. More +

School Bus Safety Procedures

Here are some school bus safety tips to keep your student safe this school year. More +

Homecoming 2017

Deer Lakes School District invites all members of the communities of East Deer, Frazer and West Deer townships to join us in celebrating the 2017 Homecoming festivities, including the annual Homecoming parade, football game and coronation, all of which will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Disney at Deer Lakes.” More +

Welcome Back 2017!

Each year, Deer Lakes introduces a number of new programs and initiatives that are designed to both inspire and challenge our students to reach greater heights than ever before. Below are just some of the programs we are offering this year that we find to be especially noteworthy. More +

2017/2018 High School Student Parking

Click on the title above to read the attached letter regarding Student Parking Permits for the High School.
Student Parking Permit forms can be found under the FORMS section on the left side of the High School Page.
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FREE Math Tutoring for Gr. 6-12 Students

Students at Deer Lakes middle and high schools who find themselves stumped by a math problem can now get the help they need simply by picking up the phone and calling the Penn State New Kensington Homework Hotline: 724-334-6007. More +

Upcoming Events

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. Moran RN, BSN, CSN
P: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2700