Patriot E-News, May 2020
Plans Move Forward for
KDS Graduation and
Awards Day 2020
Following an early close to the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kate Duncan Smith DAR School is pleased to announce that plans are underway to hold end-of-year activities to honor its graduates.

KDS Graduates
Celebration Parade
KDS Launches Patriot to Patriot
Mask Project
On Tuesday, May 12th, the KDS DAR High School Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom was converted into a mask production facility in an effort to address the great need for personal protective equipment across the country.

We are asking DAR Chapters, groups, and individuals who are sewers to lend a hand in service to America. This is not a sewing class, so it is important that those who sign up to work are self-sufficient in operating a sewing machine. Having experienced sewers is crucial to ensure the most efficient use of time.
Ways to Support KDS During the COVID-19 Crisis
During this unprecedented time, Kate Duncan Smith DAR School and its students are more thankful for your support than ever. Because of your continued generosity, KDS has the ability to provide children with opportunities for educational and personal growth while emphasizing patriotism and responsible citizenship.

As we move forward and face this uncertainty head-on, please consider how your continued love and support might be a blessing to the students and faculty during this difficult time.

  •  Pray for the children, their families, and the faculty and staff members at KDS DAR School.

  • Keep Up with campus happenings by visiting the KDS DAR School website at and follow us on Facebook at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School.
KDS Alumni Honor Former Principal
Mr. Joe Teal, who was a teacher, coach and principal at KDS DAR High School for 25 years, was known and loved as a mentor and friend to so many students whose lives he touched every day. Several KDS Alumni recently gathered to honor him at a church service where he now serves as pastor.

KDS DAR High School
Ranked Among Best
in Alabama
In a recent U.S. News & World Report article, KDS DAR High School is listed among the Best Alabama High Schools Ranked 39th, the school is recognized for acceleration in college and career readiness indicative of math and reading proficiencies, student success in Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment courses, as well as a commitment to successfully completing the rigorous coursework requirements to earn a high school diploma.

In reaction to learning that KDS is ranked among the top schools, Principal Marsha Mitchell said, “The attribution of student success is founded by the high-caliber faculty and staff at KDS DAR School, including the elementary, middle, and high schools.
 Each of these schools boasts of passionate, talented, and dedicated men and women who are continually striving to perfect their craft to support the focus and mission of the school and to enhance the educational opportunities for and the success of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.”

Congratulations to the administration, faculty, staff, and students for their achievements that have ranked KDS DAR High School among the best in Alabama!
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School
6077 Main St., Grant, AL 35747
Phone: (256) 728-4236
Fax: (256) 728-5633