Patriot E-News, November 2021
KDS Veterans Day Program
KDS DAR School was pleased to co-host, along with the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, the annual “Salute to Veterans” program on November 10, 2021. The program featured two KDS graduates and U.S. military veterans as guest speakers. KDS Class of 2001 member and U.S. Army Veteran, Bobby Guffey, spoke about his experiences during the time he served. Daniel Fortune, a member of the KDS Class of 2006, also spoke of his days of service in the United States Navy.

Snowflake Holiday Giving Campaign
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 2021 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.

Support KDS Throughout the Holidays
There are several ways to support KDS throughout the holiday season. Click on the KDS Christmas Wishlist to learn more about them.

KDS Middle Schoolers
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine Patriots is the new video morning announcement program at KDS DAR Middle School. At the start of each school day, middle school students and faculty tune in to the Rise and Shine Patriots channel on YouTube to get the latest announcements, sports updates, birthday wishes, and weather.

KDS Schedule of
Holiday Events
Holiday Organ Concert -
December 5, 2021
1:30 p.m.,
Nan Roberts Lane Chapel

KDS Christmas Open House - December 10, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,
Samsa Administration Building

Christmas Break for Students -
December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022
Students return on January 4, 2022
KDS Museum and Archives
Extended Holiday Hours
Stop by the museum this Thanksgiving break,
November 22-27,
during our extended hours!

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
KDS DAR High School Honored
Congratulations to KDS DAR High School for winning ALPALS (Alabama People Against a Littered State) Governor's Award for their very successful Spring Clean-Up. Sixty-eight students volunteered along with Marshall County PALS members to pick up 228 bags of roadside litter and garbage.

Pictured is Tammy Sutton, main organizer of the event, receiving the award from Jeff Helms, ALPALS Board Chairman.
Thanks to all volunteers, Marshall County District 2 Commissioner Rick Watson, and Marshall County Sheriff's Department.
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School
6077 Main St., Grant, AL 35747
Phone: (256) 728-4236
Fax: (256) 728-5633