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Deer Lakes admininstrators participate in Threat Assessment Training with renowned expert

Members of Deer Lakes School District’s leadership team recently joined administrators from throughout the region in a School Threat Assessment Training at South Fayette Township High School.   More +

Homecoming 2018

Deer Lakes School District invites all members of the communities of East Deer, Frazer and West Deer townships to join us in celebrating the 2018 Homecoming festivities, including the annual homecoming parade, football game and coronation, all of which will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Candyland.”  This year’s homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  Tickets to the dance are $15 if purchased by Sept. 20.  Tickets will not be sold at the dance.   More +

Alle-Kiski Valley Marching Band Festival, Sept. 19

Come and join us to see some of the top student-musicians in the area as they compete at the 2018 Alle-Kiski Valley Marching Band Festival, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Lancer Stadium in West Deer.  Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the gate.

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Deer Lakes earns $4,000 grant from NFL/National Dairy Assocation

The Deer Lakes School District recently received a check from the National Football League (NFL) and the American Dairy Association North East in the amount of $3,994 thanks to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the American Dairy Association, the NFL, and the USDA to support young people in leading healthier lives. More +

Burk tabbed to lead Lancer football program

Tim Burk has been named the next varsity head football coach for Deer Lakes High School.  A West Deer native, Burk is a 1997 Deer Lakes alumnus and played at the school under Coach Anthony Taliani.  He and his wife Nikki (DL, ’99) have two children currently attending Deer Lakes schools, Derek (Grade 7) and Bella (Grade 4).  Additionally, Burk’s father, John taught mathematics in the district for decades; and his father-in-law, Larry Rommes coached the Lancer football program from 2000–2002.   More +

Upcoming Events


California University of PA will be visting DLHS on Thursday, September 20 during 3rd period. Juniors and senios can sign up in the Guidance Office during homeroom and lunch. Thu Sep 20 2018
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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