Patriot E-News, March 2021
KDS Attends 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 DAR School and its students. During the 123rd Alabama Society DAR Conference in Auburn on March 12-14, that tradition of support certainly showed. This historic conference was held utilizing a hybrid format, with a limited number of members on-site at the conference hotel and the remainder of the attendees participating from home via electronic means. 

2021 Awards Day and
Graduation Ceremonies Set
Tentative Schedule of Events
NOTE: The meetings of the KDS Board of Trustees and Committees will be held virtually. KDS Committee meetings will be scheduled during the week leading up to Senior Awards Day and Graduation. 
Friday, May 21
9:00 a.m.                              Senior Awards Day, Burkey Center Gymnasium
1:00 p.m.                              KDS Board of Trustees Meeting
Saturday, May 22
10:00 a.m.                            Graduation Exercises, Patriot Stadium 
This schedule is tentative and subject to change depending upon public health conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and current guidelines for gatherings. Because in-person attendance at these events will likely be limited, please contact the KDS Administrative Office before making plans to attend.
2021 Steadfast, Loyal, Ever True
Partner Pin
KDS DAR School is truly the Gem of Gunter Mountain, and the view of Kennamer's Cove from the overlook is both stunning and memorable! 

By making a gift to the KDS Steadfast, Loyal, Ever True Annual Fund Campaign, you can receive a memento featuring that iconic view while helping KDS DAR School remain steadfast to our mission; loyal to the upkeep of our beautiful campus; and ever true to our unique history and traditions! And friends who donate $50 or more to this campaign will receive the lovely Beauty Berry pin. 

Make your secure donation today online at or by mailing your check to KDS DAR School, 6077 Main Street, Grant, AL 35747.
KDS Welcomes "Darla"
With the help and generosity of three KDS graduates, a new display of the DAR Patriot Spirit can now be found in the KDS DAR Museum. Annette Ledbetter Campbell (Class of 1978) and her sister Carla Ledbetter Tomanovich (Class of 1976) recently donated their cheerleader uniforms to the museum, and Theresa Key McBride (Class of 1974) provided a mannequin to display the outfits. The ladies came to the museum together on March 13th to dress the mannequin that they affectionately named “Darla”.

KDS Elementary Receives
State Recognition
KDS DAR Elementary School was recently selected as a 2019-2020 CLAS (Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools) School of Distinction. Recognition is among all State Board districts, with four exemplary schools selected from each district, resulting in 32 CLAS Schools of Distinction.  

KDS Celebrates Read
Across America
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. And KDS Elementary was no exception!

Patriot Anglers Off to a
Strong Start
March 13th was a great day for the DAR Patriots Fishing Club as they competed in the Alabama BASS Nation High School qualifying tournament on Lay Lake. Cole Edwards and Seth Stubblefield placed 4th overall with five fish at 15.38lbs. This strong finish has Cole and Seth currently sitting in 1st place in the overall Angler of the Year standings.

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