DHS Counseling Office

Welcome to the Durant High School Counselors' Corner

 

Senior Information

  • Graduation Date/Time: May 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m. @ Bloomer Sullivan Arena
  • TBD: Senior Pictures
  • Aug 29: Jostens will be here during Encore to meet with Seniors for an announcement & cap/gown ordering presentation.
  • Sept 3: Senior Pictures during English class. If you do not have an English class on campus, take yours during an elective or senior release. 
  • Sept 10: Jostens will be here in the Commons accepting orders until 6:30 p.m. for Senior items and Class Rings. 
  • Sept 23-27: College Application Week (more info to come)
  • Sept 24: College Application Night @ 6:00 in the computer lab
  • Oct 1: FAFSA opens
  • Oct 8: FAFSA/Scholarship Night @ 6:30 pm in the compute lab
  • Oct 24: Texoma Area College Fair @ SE 
  • Nov 6: SE Live

College Application Week (September 23-27th)  

APPLY & REGISTER TO WIN A HOODIE!! Come by the counselors' office to submit your entries to win a collegiate sweatshirt of your choice. One entry per application submitted. #DHSCollegeReady  

Counselors will be on hand in the computer lab during encore Monday-Thursday to assist students with completing college applications. A college application night is also planned for Sept, 24th @ 6:00 pm in the computer lab for parents/students. The events scheduled for that week:

  • Monday: Rep your favorite college/university
  • Tuesday: Rep your future career
  • Wednesday: Walking Yearbook (wear a white t-shirt for classmates to sign)
  • Thursday: Looking Back (wear a t-shirt from years past)
  • Friday: Show your Lion Pride- Wear Red

 

Follow us on Twitter @DHS_Counselors  

Sign up for our Remind Accounts: 

Class of 2020:

Students: Text @durant2020 to 81010

Parents: Text @2020dhspar to 81010

Class of 2021:

Students: Text @durant2021 to 81010

Parents: Text @2021dhspar to 81010

Class of 2022:

Students: Text @durant2022 to 81010

Parents: Text @2022pardhs to 81010

Class of 2023:

Students: Text @durant2023 to 81010

Parents: Text @2023dhspar to 81010

 

Meet our Counseling office staff:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -Senior Counselor                                                                                                                                                       
office (
580) 916-7047; fax (580) 916-7128

Hi, I'm Mrs. Podany and I am a proud Durant High School  alumnus and have also worked for Durant Schools for 18 years.  My professional education includes a bachelor's degree from SOSU in 2002 and graduate work in School Counseling through SOSU in 2005 and Administration through ECU. I live in Durant with my husband and have three beautiful daughters who are also DHS alumni. I work with all grade levels, but mainly Seniors, making sure they meet graduation requirements as well as helping them with their personal/social needs and postsecondary plans. Our doors are always open!

"If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests."
--Kuan Chung

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  -10th/11th Grade Counselor 
office
(580) 916-7093; fax (580) 916-7128

Hello, I am Mrs. Russell. I am originally from a tiny farming community in Southwestern Oklahoma. I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1997. I completed my graduate degree in School Counseling in May, 2017. I have ten years of medical marketing experience along with five years of teaching experience in English and Spanish. I currently live in Denison with my husband and two little girls. My role is counselor for Sophomores and Juniors.  In this role, I assist students with their academic, career, and personal/social needs. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the students of this wonderful community.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -9th Grade Academic Advisor
office (580) 916-7043; fax (580) 916-7128

Hello, I am Mrs. Adams and am originally from a small farming town in northern Oklahoma. I went to junior college at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma where I earned my Associates Degree. Finally, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University. I currently live in Kingston with my husband, son and daughter; fun fact is that my husband, Mr. Adams, is the Agricultural Instructor at DHS. I will primarily be working with Freshmen, and making sure they progress academically to their Sophomore year. I am delighted to be a part of the fabulous team here at DISD.

Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.   Romans 12:2

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -Registrar                                                                                                                                                                      
office (580) 916-7042; fax (580) 916-7128

Hello, my name is Brandi Green and I have been working at Durant High School for 8 years. I am a transplant from California, graduating from Indio High School in Indio, CA in 2002. I live in Calera OK with my family. I have 2 wonderful children, an eight year old son and five year old daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family; usually outside playing soccer.


 

19-20  Assessment Info

ACT Test Dates

ACT: All Juniors- Oct 15th

Pre-ACT: All Sophomores- Nov 14th 

PSAT: OCT 30- Registration begins Sept 3. Cost is $17.00

State Testing:
April ACT (11th grade)
April
Science & US History (11th grade)

Proficiency Test Application-  Click for fillable Form

AP Exam Dates

Fall Finals- Dec 18-19th 

Spring Finals- May 18-21st  

Upcoming  DHS Events

Sept 3: School Pictures

Sept 23-27: College App Week

Oct 1: FAFSA Opens 

Oct 8: FAFSA Night

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Enrollment Information

9th Grade Course List 19-20

10th Grade Course List 19-20

11th Grade Course List 19-20

12th Grade Course List 19-20 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documents & Forms:

Course Planning Guide- 2019-2020 

Graduation Checklist

19-20 Enrollment Packets-Contact the Counseling Office 

        ~Transfer: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concurrent Enrollment Packet- Sum/Fall 2019 *UPDATED 

Request for Transcript-Click HERE           

Request for Letter of Recommendation  

 

Remediation

ACT/SAT Test Prep: 
Study Island
OpenEd
ACT Student-Free Practice
OK College Start Test Prep

Khan Academy (also a remediation resource)     

Math Antics

OSDE EOI Assessment Resources

 Indian Education Tutoring- Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- Director

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- Secretary

(580) 924-1330

Oklahoma Indian Honor Society Online Application

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Important Links

*New* Career ICAP Resources

Oklahoma's Promise

ACT Student

SAT (College Board)

AP (College Board)

OK College Start (OSRHE)                    

OK Career Guide 

**College & Career** (Opens in New Page)     

US Dept of Ed: College Scorecard     

 

FAFSA

Application Opens: October 1st

OK Deadline: March 1st

Student Aid at a Glance

FAFSA Info Resources

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Success Guide

Financial Aid & Scholarships

**Oklahoma City Community Foundation**- Includes Local Scholarships

SOSU Freshmen Scholarships

Womens' Scholarships (PEO Scholars)

Kiwanis Senior of the Month App

Josten's #FORWHATISTAND

OK College Start Scholarship List

NHS Scholarship Search

Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship

Bryan County OHCE

OROS- Rural OK Schools

Catching the Dream-MESBEC (Tribal)

DHS Scholarship List

Student Scholarships

Oklahoma Scholarships/Financial Aid

Fastweb

Cappex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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