Patriot E-News, November 2020
Snowflake Holiday Giving Campaign 2020
It’s a brand new day full of hope and possibility, and “snow” is once again in the forecast for students at KDS DAR School. As the holidays approach and 2020 winds to a close, we ask that you remember KDS in your year-end giving so that we may provide a bright and shiny Christmas for Gunter Mountain children in need.

The annual KDS DAR School Snowflake Holiday Giving Campaign shines a bright light of hope for students in financial need who may not otherwise have a merry Christmas. KDS school counselors have identified at least 65 children in need of assistance, and, this year alone, cash contributions in excess of $8,000 are needed. Your gift will help make a KDS student’s Christmas morning shimmer like the new fallen snow.

KDS DAR School Christmas Wish List
All Marshall County Schools Transition to Remote Classrooms
After consultation with the Marshall County EMA and local health officials concerning the increase in COVID-19 cases and county-wide hospitalizations, Marshall County Schools made the decision to transition to remote learning beginning Friday, November 13. Specifically, the increase in positive coronavirus cases among faculty, staff, and students, along with additional individuals self-isolating due to exposure, created staffing shortages within the schools.

Pre-K Pumpkin Fun
October brought fun and discovery as the four-year-old students of the KDS Pre-K explored the “ins and outs” of pumpkins this year.

KDS Students Learn Job
Skills in the Community
Throughout the year, KDS students in the High School Learning Resource Center have the opportunity to receive job training at community businesses working with job coach Cindy Martin. This year, two students are taking advantage of this program to help prepare them for their lives beyond high school.

KDS High School Cheerleaders
Qualify for State Finals
On November 10th the KDS DAR High School cheer team traveled to Huntsville to compete against seven other teams in the Alabama State 4A Semi-Finals. Their score earned them a spot to compete in the State 4A Finals on December 12th at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama.

Way to go, Lady Patriots, and good luck at State!
Patriots Cross Country Team Has Outstanding Season
The Varsity Patriots Cross Country team capped off an outstanding season with a trip to the State Meet on November 14 at Oakville Indian Mounds Park. Both the Patriots Men's and Women's Teams qualified to compete at State with strong showings at Sectionals.

Senior runner Andrew Wrenn was the Patriots' top competitor, finishing 14th in Class 4A in the State!
Daniel Helton Memorial Scholarship
Benefit Concert
Alumni Update
Angie Crowder Stanfield,
KDS Class of 1985
Angie Crowder Stanfield has spent most of her life so far at KDS DAR School. Angie attended KDS DAR Elementary, Middle and High School, graduating in 1985. She earned her BS in Elementary Education at Athens State University and her Masters in School Counseling at Alabama A&M University.

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