The easiest way to get involved in school activities is by joining a club or organization! DISD offers various organizations beginning in Intermediate School! Visit the tabs below to learn more about each organization and join the facebook page for the most up-to-date information!
- Academic Team
- Art Club
- BPA (Business Professionals Association)
- DECA (Marketing Association)
- FFA (Future Farmers of America)
- FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
- Green Team (DIS & DMS)
- HOSA (Future Health Professionals)
- Key Club (International Service Organization)
- Student Council
- Technology Student Association (DMS)
The Academic Team competes in a 4 v 4 set up against other schools from all across the state. Teams attempt to answer quiz-show-style questions on various topics including math, literature, history, current events, and general trivia. The Academic Team helps foster a love and growth of knowledge as well as the importance of teamwork.
The purpose of the Art Club is to give students who have an interest in visual arts a chance to get together and share ideas, learn new techniques, and share their passion for the Arts with one another that concludes with an annual Museum Field Trip in the Spring.
Art Club Advisor/Teacher
Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. As a co-curricular organization, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety and health.
Officially formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association, Business Professionals of America is rich in history as a student organization that serves as an innovator in Career and Technical Education preparing students professionally to become highly-valued leaders in a diverse, global society.
With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, as well as an international presence in China, Haiti and Peru, BPA is an organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.
Business Professionals of America is an organization that is laser-focused on the professional development and future of our youth, providing the tools, skills and experiences students need to compete, succeed and thrive in the business world.
Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, National Officer elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.
DECA's mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA's core values and attributes are competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. These values are central to DECA's mission and purpose in classrooms around the world.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitably and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA's core values and attributes are competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. These values are central to DECA's mission and purpose in classrooms around the world.
Each year DHS DECA members attend the Fall Leadership Conference in Midwest City. In the Spring, we attend the Career Development Conference, where students compete with other students from all over the state in events such as Principles of Business Administration, Team Decision Making, Personal Financial Literacy, Integrated Marketing Campaign, and many more.
DECA students participate in Toys for Tots every year at Christmas where they purchase toys to donate. They also choose other community projects throughout the year to volunteer for.
DHS has an eSports team that allows students to compete in online video games against other schools in our OSSAA area. Students use strategies such as analyzing data and statistics, problem solving skills, time management, collaboration, and teamwork to defeat the opponents in order to become more proficient. It is an electronic sport using video games as an avenue. It is an organized competition that allows students to play individually or as a team. In addition, this helps with areas within the STEM fields.
FFA Mission Statement: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting – it's a science, it's a business and it's an art. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture. Durant FFA is a two-teacher program as a husband-and-wife team. We bring real world experiences to every student that comes through the program. The most common myth that we are faced with is that you have to live on a farm to be in an agricultural class, the reality to that is not true. This organization is for students of all walks of life, and we instill life skills that any student can use no matter what career path they may choose.
- National FFA Convention- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Washington Leadership Conference- Washington D.C.
- State FFA Convention- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Opening & Closing Ceremonies/ Greenhand Quiz Contest- Statewide
- Sporting Clays- Statewide
- Advance Leadership Development & Made for Excellence Leadership Conference- Oklahoma City
- Livestock Shows- Statewide
- Career Development Events- Statewide
- Speech Contest- Statewide
- FFA Chili Dinner
- Welder Rodeos
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America motto: To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation
Towards New Horizons
FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Today, more than 199,000 student members are active in over 4,900 chapters across 46 states, the District of Columbia, the American Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways. 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.
DHS activities include attending Officer Leadership Conference, District Leadership Conference, District, Regional and State STAR Events, and State Convention in OKC. Our Outreach Program that we collected money and goods for this year is Citizens Caring for Children.
The Green School/Team program provides opportunities for students to make their schools greener and more sustainable. Students help create and take care of various projects such as recycling and maintaining outdoor natural areas. Along the way, they develop their sustainability thinking and leadership skills. The program also works with the community to provide students the opportunity to participate and volunteer in public events. Participation is currently available for students in the 5th - 12th grades. Be sure to visit the Green Team website to learn more!
Durant Green School Advisor
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a global student-led organization, whose mission is to promote career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Key Club International, the largest high school service organization in the world, empowers its members to lead and serve by cultivating leadership skills, developing friendships, and performing community service. Key Club members have a passion for helping others and gain leadership skills they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Caring is our way of life!
The Durant High School Key Club chapter is part of the mighty Texas-Oklahoma District, which is one of largest international districts with over 3,000 members. K.E.Y stands for Kiwanis Educating Youth. The Kiwanis of Durant sponsor our club. We are a student led community service organization that works alongside schools and businesses in our community. We focus our community service on helping elementary schools, preschools, nursing homes, the elderly, and the homeless. Student officers plan meetings, events, and socials every month. Another goal that this achieves is building leadership skills.
Key Club Advisor
The mission of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils is of To offer year-round opportunities for high school students and adult advisors throughout Oklahoma to develop and apply leadership and life skills. This goal is accomplished by disseminating information for building effective organizations, recognizing individual and school achievements, supporting community service, and providing positive, enthusiastic forums for networking and sharing ideas.
Student council at DHS is a group of students, both elected officers and class representatives, that help plan, organize, and promote student events and activities. Council members will also spend significant time volunteering in the community and at the elementary schools in the district. Student council at DHS is an open organization, so any student who is interested in joining is welcome to join. As a part of student council, students also work alongside advisors and administrators to address student concerns and issues within the school.
At local, state, and national conferences students will participate in a variety of leadership activities to grow in their leadership skills, interactive speaking skills, and problem-solving skills.
DHS Student Council attends and/or plans the following activities:
- District, State, and National leadership conferences
- School dances
- Freshmen orientation
- Man of the Year
- Philanthropy Week/Springfest
- Homecoming week
- Dress up themes for school spirit weeks
- Elementary school carnivals
- Community service with local entities like Durant Main Street and the Boys and Girls Club
The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
The Durant Middle School TSA chapter is for 7th & 8th grade students.
DMS TSA Advisor/Teacher
Yearbook tells the story of one school year in a responsible and creative way.
A YEARBOOK SERVES MANY DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS. In some schools it is an extracurricular project, in others it is produced as part of a class for academic credit. In either case, it serves five basic functions.
- Picture Book: Pictures of readers and their friends
- History Book: Documenting the school year
- Reference Book: Confirming students enrolled at the school, spelling of names or scores of athletic events
- Educational Book: An educational opportunity for students who create it
- Fun Book: Exciting for students to read and staff to produce.