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Teachers continue to hold classes as Hillsborough County budget cuts threaten their jobs

Potential Changes To Durant’s Teaching Staff

Lily Belcher, Editor September 21, 2020

For many schools, teachers and students are just getting used to balancing online and physical students. But as schedules are finally resolved, Durant may have to make more changes to their teaching staff.  Due...

Durant Football Players Forced To Quarantine

Lily Belcher, Editor September 18, 2020

After a 13-10 loss last Friday to the Newsome Wolves, more unfortunate news was delivered to the Durant Cougars. Over the weekend, multiple starters from Newsome tested positive for Covid-19. Durant’s...

Previous staff writer, Lily Belcher (11) is the new editor in chief for the Durant Newspaper

Lily Belcher Feature

Riley Thomas, Business Manager/ Photo Editor September 16, 2020

Lily Belcher has written for the Durant PawPrint since her sophomore year, where she made tons of friends that share her love of writing. Belcher said ,“I love journalism because I am able to talk to...

One of the newest staff writers, Riley Thomas (11) never fails to make people laugh and welcomed

Riley Thomas Feature

Mason Gourley, Web Coordinator September 12, 2020

Riley Thomas began writing for the Durant PawPrint after his sophomore year, he visited a meet the press gathering and during the meeting he decided to join his junior year. Thomas plans on writing...

Wildfires in Northern California

Adamari Jaimez, Staff Writer September 12, 2020

  California A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California exploded and grew by nearly a quarter-million acres in size Tuesday, September 8. More than 90 major fires have burned over 5,300 square...

As the only senior on the PawPrint, Rachel Hesse play a big role in helping to manage and run the paper

Rachel Hesse Feature

Nick Travis, Social Media Coordinator September 12, 2020

Rachel Hesse is a senior at Durant High School and is new to the Pawprint Newspaper staff, where she will write articles and submit to future writing events. Hesse is 17 and has plans to go to college...

Nick Travis Feature

Nick Travis Feature

Rachel Hesse, Managing Editor September 9, 2020

Nick Travis is the Social Media Coordinator for the Durant PawPrint this year. He is currently 16 and in his junior year at Durant High School. He has been working with the PawPrint ever since his sophomore...

Second-year PawPrint staff writer and editor Mason Gourley (11)

Mason Gourley Feature

Lily Belcher, Editor September 8, 2020

Mason Gourley has written for the Durant PawPrint since his sophomore year when English teacher Jennifer Kious saw his potential as a writer and a journalist.  From the beginning of his time as a staff...

Mr. Graham’s Weekly Email Update

An update on schedule changes and sporting events for week three of school
September 7, 2020

Good Evening Durant Families This is Durant’s weekly update coming on a Monday evening instead of the typical Sunday.  As we move into our 3rd week, we want to thank all of our students, whether...

Bus Routes

August 28, 2020


New Administration Brought New Rules for 2019-20 School Year

May 20, 2020

After Pamela Bowden announced her retirement at the end of last school year, Durant welcomed a new administrative team this year. Former Durant Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Gary Graham, was hired...

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