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March 2017
KDS Awards Day and Graduation 2017
KDS DAR School Awards Day and Graduation are scheduled for Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017.  It is such a special time for our students, and we hope you are making plans to be with us.  Please see the attached schedule of events for hotel information and registration form.

ASDAR State Conference

The Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution continues to champion the cause of patriotic education with its avid support of KDS. During the 119th Alabama Society DAR Conference in Auburn on March 10-12, that tradition of support certainly showed. KDS representatives manned a sales booth and talked with interested ladies about the projects and programs of the school.

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KDS Students Honored with J.A.C. Art Awards

Thirty-one KDS students, 1st through 12th grades, placed at the state level in Junior American Citizens contests. Fifteen first place winners at the state level will go on to compete in the national competition.

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Improvements Underway at Lane Chapel

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Alabama Officers Club DAR, Nan Roberts Lane Chapel on the KDS campus is undergoing some much needed improvements.

The front walk and patio, as well as the sidewalks leading to the side-door entrances, are being completely renovated. Years of deterioration and damage from tree roots rendered the stone walkways hazardous. New stone walks will be sloped for better drainage and accessibility purposes.

Spring Into Action!

Spring into Action and help the children at KDS soar to new heights!

Make a gift to KDS and directly impact the students every day in a variety of ways.
  • MAKE YOUR GIFT VIA CHECK to KDS DAR School. Send to: 6077 Main Street, Grant, AL  35747
  • GIFTS IN-KIND include real estate, personal property, equipment and other items. Visit our website for more information. 
  • CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS may double or even triple your gift. Contact your personnel office for eligibility requirements and matching gift forms which must be completed and returned with your gift to the school. 
Have further questions about supporting KDS? 
Contact Beth Cagle:  256-728-4236 or
New Lawnmower Sponsored by Junior Membership

KDS Maintenance Supervisor Scott Randles is thrilled with the new commercial lawnmower sponsored by the National Junior Membership Committee.  Thank you, Juniors, for all you do in support of the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund and the DAR Schools!

Read Across America Day
Blessing Boxes
KDS Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports
Zack Smith Signs to Play at Huntingdon
Everyone at KDS is proud of Zachary Smith as he signs his letter of intent to play football for Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama.  We know he will represent KDS well!
KDS Beta Club Sponsors Blood Drive
Joelene Burrows was one of the 57 KDS High School students who helped save a life by participating in the blood drive sponsored by the Beta Club. Of the 57 students who signed up to give blood, 50 pints of blood were collected.
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