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February 2018
Students Selected to Represent KDS at the
127th Continental Congress
After an intensive selection process, Bailee Chandler and Brayden Lewis were chosen to represent KDS during the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's 127th Annual Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., this June.  All KDS Juniors were invited to apply for this honor.  Applicants' names were passed on to a nominating committee, resulting in nine finalists who were interviewed. 

Flu Outbreak Hits KDS Hard
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The recent widespread flu outbreak has caused a high number of student and employee absences at KDS since the beginning of 2018.

From January 1 through February 6, KDS reported 246 confirmed cases of the flu.  And on one single day (February 6), the KDS Health Clinic saw 93 students and 1 faculty member, and there were 79 students absent from the middle school alone. 

These staggering figures, along with similar numbers at other schools in the Marshall County School System, prompted the Marshall County Board of Education to close school for a week - February 7-13 - to give students time to recover and school officials time to sanitize facilities.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in response to the flu outbreak.
KDS Science Classes Preparing
for College and Beyond


The KDS High School Advanced Placement Biology, Anatomy and Physiology classes are working hard to prepare themselves for college studies and possible careers in science, biotechnology, health, and many other possible fields.

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