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State assessments canceled; AP tests changed

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has cancelled statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. Also, the College Board has made substantial changes to this year's Advanced Placement tests. More +

Beattie's Fish Fry Fridays (Through March 27)

If you are looking for a quality fish fry option to consider, try AW Beattie Career Center in McCandless.  The food for those events is made and sold exclusively by students at the school, including those who also attend Deer Lakes High School. More +

Deer Lakes adopts 2020-2021 school calendar

The Deer Lakes board of school directors recently adopted the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  Classes will begin for Deer Lakes students on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 and the 183-day schedule will come to a close on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  Just like this year, district faculty and staff will report two days before classes begin and will have a professional development day on the day after the final day of classes.   More +

Deer Lakes School Board to receive prestigious award

The Deer Lakes School District Board of School Directors will be presented with the prestigious D. Richard Wynn Award at the 72nd Annual School Board and Distinguished Educator Banquet, March 5 at the Edgewood Country Club.   More +

"Beehive: School Edition" finds its groove

Members of the Baby Boomer generation and fans of great classic rock and soul music were recently taken back to the 1960s as the Deer Lakes Drama Department recently performed “Beehive: School Edition,” a 90-minute musical about arguably the most important decade of the 20th century through a musical prism. More +


 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits Level 1  Course # 2427
Students will be introduced to subtractive and additive sculpture techniques through various media- clay, plaster, cardboard and found objects.  Students will cover material and tool safety and techniques.  

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

High School Directory

Upcoming Events

Individual Graduation Recognition

In addition to the Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 4, we will also provide our newest graduates an opportunity to participate in a voluntary in-person Individual Graduation Recognition event.  Each student who wishes to participate will be provided with a five-minute window between noon and 5 p.m.  Honorees will hear their name called over Lancer Stadium’s loudspeakers and they will have an opportunity to have their graduation photos taken by a professional photographer before exiting the facility to make room for the next honoree.  Students, family and staff will be required to comply with the state’s social distancing guidelines during all District-sponsored events. Thu Jun 04 2020
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