Student Organizations

CareerTech Organizations

 

BPA

Preparation For The Business World

Business Professionals of America is a service organization that teaches its members how to excel in the business world. Members are taught how to act, dress, and communicate what skills they need to survive in the ever-growing business industry. By participating in service projects and business competitions, these skills are well learned.

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Business Professionals of America will be a cohesive agent in the worldwide networking of education, business, and industry. Business Professionals of America will be the leading student organization in preparing a world-class workforce. Business Professionals of America will set a standard of excellence for career technology student organizations.

 

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(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

 


 

DECA

Marketing Education Program

DECA is an organization for students enrolled in the marketing education program.

Marketing Education prepares our high school and college students for rewarding careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA enhances that education by providing marketing-related activities and leadership development based directly on classroom study. DECA's activities focus on competition, on the local, state and national level, in specific occupational skills, leadership development and management training.

 

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(580) 916-7081 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

 


 

FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA is a organization for students enrolled in the family and consumer science program.

Everyone is part of a family, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus.

Our chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.

 

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(580) 916-7053 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

 


 

FFA

Competitive Agriculture Education

FFA is one of the most unique programs available to students. Although the topics are agriculture-related, the skills and knowledge learned are valuable to any student. Whether you are college-bound or career-minded, Agricultural Education can give you the tools to be a step ahead of your classmates.

 

Organized Instruction

Organized instruction is classroom instruction. Students are presented content and concepts that are carried out in a laboratory, shop, greenhouse, school farm, the extended classroom or on field trips. Agricultural Education classrooms across Oklahoma are rapidly becoming technology and multimedia driven. Today, students are presented information on both computer and multimedia equipment. PowerPoint lessons, information via the Internet, and live demonstrations displayed in living color are prominent in Ag Ed classrooms.

 

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Supervised agricultural experience (SAE) can be described as experiencing life applications. As a part of the agricultural education program, students are encouraged to invest their time and sometimes money into a life application activity that aligns with their interests and career goals. These activities are supervised by the agricultural education instructor. SAE's could include leadership and public speaking, home and/or farmstead improvement projects, horticulture, gardening, livestock production, team competition, poultry production, specialty crop or animal, on-the-job training, agri-science research project, or a number of other interesting areas. Students are encouraged to maintain their SAE while they are enrolled in agricultural education. This will allow them to continually apply the information used in the classroom to improve their SAE.

 

FFA Activities

FFA activities are the third leg of the agricultural education program. Students enrolled in ag ed are expected to take part in the FFA activities. Not becoming involved in some type of FFA activity would be like only adding part of the ingredients to make a cake. FFA activities include community projects, school improvement projects, livestock show projects, competitive team events called career development events (CDE's), FFA chapter fun activities, leadership camps and conferences, and many more. The close correlation between classroom instruction, supervised experiences and FFA activities makes agricultural education a unique opportunity for students. You will have no other class like it.

 

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(580) 916-7066 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

 


 

HOSA

Preparation For The Healthcare Field

Health Occupations Students of America is a national organization for students who are enrolled in Health Occupations Education. HOSA offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and job skills to be used in the world of work.

The HOSA motto is "The hands of HOSA mold the health of tomorrow."

 

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(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

The Pride of Durant

 

DISD Band Programs

The Durant High School Band is known throughout the state as one of the best bands in Oklahoma. They strive for excellence every year. For four years in a row the band has received the OSSAA Sweepstakes Award. They have also accomplished a goal that has never been accomplished in the history of high school bands. The Pride of Durant has received straight one's at the OSSAA West Regional Marching Competition every year for the past 15 years. No other high school band has been awarded with this wonderful recognition. They must go through many long practices to get the marching and concert shows perfected. "Great bands don't have great practices, great practices make great bands."

 

High School Marching Band

The marching band is made up of all band members. They compete in various competitions and festivals, perform at football games, and periodically get invited to national band events.

 

Color Guard

The Durant High School color guard program performs along with the Pride of Durant marching band. They use a combination of dance, marching, flags, costume, and other props to add flare and rhythm to the marching band's performance.

 

Sparklers Dance Team

The Durant High School dance team, also known as the Sparklers performs in a variety of ways, including marching with the band and color guard, in dance competetion, at pep rallies and basketball games, and at parades and other community events.

 

Jazz Band

The jazz band is made up of any DHS band members who want to experience playing jazz music. They compete in the State Jazz competition each April.

 

Basketball Band

The basketball band is made up of volunteer DHS band members who want to perform during home basketball games.

 

Band Council

Elected student positions of student band leadership including drum majors, uniform officers, librarians, and council members

 

Middle School (7th and 8th grade) Band

The Durant Middle School band program prepares students for competitive band at the high school level and a lifetime of developing their musical abilities.

 

Intermediate School (6th grade) Band

The Durant Intermediate School Band is comprised of first year band students. Students select their first instrument and begin building their foundation for band participation at the Middle and High Schools. Students participate in concerts and activities throughout the school year.

 


 

Schedule

The first of the school year begins their training for the OSSAA West Regional Marching Competition. They start about 2 weeks before school starts to teach the incoming freshmen how to march. After school has started, the band switches to 7:30 morning practices and go early until after the state competition. They get a few short weeks until they're right back in the seat to get ready for the upcoming concerts and the State Concert and Sight Reading competition in the spring.

Middle and Intermediate Band programs hold various concerts throughout the year and participate in community activities.

 


 

OSSAA

The Durant ISD band program competes in Class 5A of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. OSSAA is the governing body that oversees rules, regulations, and information regarding school competitive activities in the state of Oklahoma.

 


 

Contact Us

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(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

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Football

  

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Schedules

Durant High School Varsity

Durant Junior Varsity

Durant High School Freshman

Durant Middle School

Durant Middle School Required Athletic Forms

 

DURANT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL INFO

Durant Middle school REMIND 101 APP

Durant Middle School Summer Pride Information


 

OSSAA

The Durant High School football program competes in Class 5A of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. OSSAA is the governing body that oversees rules, regulations, and information regarding school competitive activities in the state of Oklahoma.

 


 

Contact Us

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., DHS Athletic Director
(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

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(580) 924-1321 (voice)
(580) 924-8278 (fax)

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Choir

Choir classes from 5th-12th grade are optional and open to all students. Students will focus on healthy vocal technique, fundamentals of music theory, history, sight-singing, and the rehearsal of music. Concerts are performed throughout the year by each choir. Choral music is an incredible avenue toward building better musicians and better people. Through teamwork, performance, music literacy and creativity, students are able to develop their self-esteem and ability to express themselves. Through exposure to many different musical styles and periods, they are more aware of history and the world cultures. They also begin to understand the impact that music can have in their lives and in the lives of others. Most importantly, students will develop self-discipline and learn to work cooperatively.

The DIS choir is comprised of 4th and 5th grade auditioned singers that practice outside of the school day. 6th grade show choir is an enrollment option for any student and performs in town in the Christmas season. Both DIS choirs participate in the Cupcake Choir Fundraiser, Christmas on Durant Mainstreet, Circle the State with Song and the Sandy Lake Choir Contest.

The DMS choir is comprised of a Boys and Girls choir & show choir. Students in both choirs perform throughout the school year and travel to Branson each May.

The DHS choir is comprised of the Varsity Men's Choir, Varsity Women's Choir, Varsity Mixed Chorale, Junior Varsity Choir and Jazz Choir. Class instruction includes the study of all classifications of choral literature and sight-reading. Rehearsals and public performances outside of class are mandatory parts of the course. In addition, individual performance is encouraged.

Optional opportunities for students interested in choir are:

  • "Appawse" - Appawse is the DMS Show Choir. It is a select mixed ensemble of students from the girls and boys choirs. Rehearsals occur outside of the school day. Hard work and dedication will be expected. Commitment is essential. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 3:15-4:00pm and attendance will be mandatory.

  • All Choir Musicals - High School, Middle School and selected Elementary School students participate annually in an all choir musical. Participation is optional and require a large commitment. Performances are held at Durant High School and have traditionally sold out shows during the musical.

  • All-OCDA JH Honor Choir - This choir is a more advanced choir than All-District. The audition requires three pieces of music, two of which are also All-District audition pieces. The audition fee is $10 and is the responsibility of the students.

  • Broadway Lights -Broadway lights is a continuation of the musical theatre experience for the spring semester which includes solos, group and choreographed numbers from various Broadway shows. The audition process and the rehearsals are designed to develop the "triple threat" performer, which includes, acting, singing, and dancing. The performers are selected through an audition process. Performances are held at Durant High School.
  • Circle the State with Song/OMEA Children’s Chorus - CTSWS is a 4th-8th grade honor choir that is selected based on auditions. A limited number of students meet on a Saturday in February at DMS and rehearses for 6 hours and then perform a concert. This choir is for treble voices only. Students selected to participate are responsible for their own registration fee of $45 as well as learning the music on their own. Students who participate in CTSWS can also submit an audition CD for selection to the All-State Children’s Chorus. If selected, the student will spend three days in Tulsa during the Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association’s state convention. Hotel and registration cost is the responsibility of the student.

  • OU Young Men’s Vocal Workshop - This is a field trip that is available for all boys, grades 6-12, enrolled in choir. Students will learn 3 songs in class and will travel to OU in Norman and rehearse with boys from all over the state. All students will perform a concert of the music learned that afternoon. Music, lunch, and a t-shirt are provided.

  • S.E. All-District Honor Choir - This choir is for those students willing to work outside of class to learn two pieces of music and then audition alone for judges in October. The audition fee is $10 and is the student’s responsibility.

 

 

OSSAA


The Durant High School choir program competes in Class 5A of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. OSSAA is the governing body that oversees rules, regulations, and information regarding school competitive activities in the state of Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Contact Us


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(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)


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(580) 924-1321 (voice)
(580) 924-8278 (fax)

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(580) 924-1397 (voice)(580) 920-7940 (fax)

Basketball

 

Schedules

2017 Lion Classic Girls Bracket (Dec. 7-9)

2017 Lion Classic Boys Bracket (Dec. 7-9)

Durant High School Varsity

Durant High School 9th

Durant Middle School

Summer Basketball


 

OSSAA

The Durant High School basketball program competes in Class 5A of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. OSSAA is the governing body that oversees rules, regulations, and information regarding school competitive activities in the state of Oklahoma.

 


 

Contact Us

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., DHS Athletic Director
(580) 924-4424 (voice)
(580) 924-3642 (fax)

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(580) 924-1321 (voice)
(580) 924-8278 (fax)

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