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November 2019
KDS Honors Veterans  
Veterans Day is a time to remember the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the United States military, protecting our country and our freedoms.  KDS DAR School partnered with the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, to honor our community's veterans on Friday, November 8th.
Eli Spray Memorial

Eli Spray
The KDS family suffered a terrible loss with the passing of 17-year-old Eli Spray. A senior at KDS, Eli's young life was cut short in a tragic automobile accident on Friday, November 1.
Eli had attended KDS since kindergarten and was a vibrant young man who loved spending time with friends, especially his brothers on the Varsity Patriots Football. 

The administration, faculty and staff at KDS extends deepest sympathies to Eli's parents and siblings, his family, his friends, and his 2020 classmates during this difficult time.

KDS Snowflake Holiday Giving Campaign

Snow is in the forecast once again for the Gunter Mountain community thanks to the friends and supporters of the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School.  As the holidays approach and 2019 winds to a close, we ask that you remember KDS in your year-end giving so that we may provide a Christmas to remember for Gunter Mountain families in need.

KDS Schedule of Holiday Events

*   Holiday Organ Concert - December 8, 2019
       1:30 p.m., Nan Roberts Lane Chapel     

*   KDS Christmas Open House - December 13, 2019
       8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Samsa Administration Building     

*  Christmas Break for Students - December 20, 2019 -
      January 3, 2020 Students return on January 6, 2020

Support KDS Throughout the Holidays

There are several ways to support KDS throughout the holiday season.  
Click on the KDS Christmas Wish List to learn about some of them.


KDS Band Marches in Veterans Parade

KDS Students Participate in
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Patriots are O-fish-ally Off to a Great Start

Daniel Helton Memorial Scholarship
Benefit Concert

Upcoming Events, Schedules, and More

Basketball Schedule

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