Patriot E-News, January 2021
Inaugural Annual Fund Campaign
a Success
Contributions made to the KDS Annual Fund are used for the school’s essential day-to-day operations, so after years of rising costs for building and campus maintenance, insurance, and other unrestricted expenses, it was clear something needed to be done to ensure that this beautiful and historic campus remains for generations to come.

“With the size of our campus and the age of our buildings, it is essential to have funds to address the greatest needs,” said Heather Green. “For this reason, the Steadfast, Loyal, Ever True Annual Fund Campaign was launched.”

Snowflake Holiday Giving
Thank you to the many generous donors who helped make Christmas merry for children attending KDS DAR School and their families. This year, sixty KDS students were sponsored, and $18,165 was given by generous friends through the 2020 “Snowflake” Holiday Giving Campaign, ensuring that families in need would have reason to celebrate on Christmas morning. 

What a wonderful way to rejoice in the spirit of the holiday season! Sincerest appreciation is expressed to all who ‘made it snow’ on Gunter Mountain.
KDS Alumni Move Mountains
to End Hunger
Are you hungry today? Most of us, thankfully, do not know what it is to be profoundly hungry. But for the more than 650 KDS students who live at or below the poverty line, hunger is a real and ever-present concern. When a group of KDS alumni learned of the inadequate availability of food in some Gunter Mountain homes, they decided to do something about it.

KDS Middle School Robotics Program Receives STEM Funding
The KDS Middle School Robotics Program recently applied for and received grants from the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). The grants provide funding for programs enhancing students’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge, comprehension, and abilities.

Kate Duncan Smith DAR School
6077 Main St., Grant, AL 35747
Phone: (256) 728-4236
Fax: (256) 728-5633