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March 2019
2019 KDS Awards Day and Graduation
KDS Senior Awards Day and Graduation is scheduled for May 17 and 18. Please join us as we celebrate our graduates and their accomplishments.
 
ASDAR 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 121st Alabama Society DAR Conference in Auburn on March 8-10, that tradition of support certainly showed.  During the Saturday morning DAR School Breakfast, ASDAR celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of KDS DAR School.  Juniors Ben Sutton and Georgia Turner spoke about what makes KDS such a special place, Junior Nicole Filmore led the National Anthem, and Executive Director Heather Green shared her presentation "KDS DAR School: Our History, Our Legacy", which featured photos of the school's early days.



KDS Preserving Records For Future Generations
KDS alums James Fuell, Jimmy Keller, and Whitney Keller McWhorter identifying individuals in photographs.
In January, KDS embarked on a comprehensive project to digitize the school's numerous historical artifacts such as photographs, documents, slides, etc. that need to be archived and preserved for future generations.

"We are so fortunate to have original documents and photos that tell the story of KDS and the Gunter Mountain community, but it's important to save those so they're accessible years from now," said Executive Director Heather Green.

The project will encompass scanning the items, digital storage of files, and physical storage of items in a manner which is archivally appropriate. The photos and documents are being scanned, tagged, and indexed to make searching easy.

Community members and KDS alumni are participating in the project by allowing the school to scan their photos and by helping to identify individuals in photos.

"The community has really gotten behind this project, and people are sharing photographs we have not previously had in our archives. It's very exciting," said Green.

The funding for the digitization project was generously provided by the Alabama Society DAR.
Indoor Hitting Facility

KDS has recently constructed an indoor hitting and training facility on its campus. The 60' by 100' foot building will be used by the baseball and softball teams for batting practice and other training  particularly, during inclement weather.
 
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Highlights
Night to Shine

 
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Patriots' Run Comes to an End

 
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KDS Elementary Celebrates Read Across America Day

 
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Anatomy and Physiology Students Visit Cadaver Lab

 
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Cheerleaders Compete at Nationals

 
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KDS Elementary Registers Little Patriots

 
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Senior Awarded Fishing Scholarship
KDS senior Baylor Howell signed a scholarship to fish for Bethel University next year. Baylor becomes the first Patriots angler to receive a scholarship to fish in college. Congratulations, Baylor!

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