Beautiful fall weather welcomed visitors from across the country to KDS DAR School's 93rd Dedication Day celebration on October 12th and 13th. More than 130 DAR members were on campus to dedicate gifts given to the school during the past year and to visit with faculty, staff, and especially the students of KDS.
Most Americans know that July 4th is our nation's birthday. Far fewer Americans know that September 17th is the birthday of our government, the date in 1787 on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. The ideals on which America was founded--commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice--are embodied in the Constitution, the oldest written constitution of any nation on Earth. Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideals that make us Americans. Thus, it is appropriate that students, teachers and administrators of this school founded by the Daughters of the American Revolution observe and celebrate Constitution Week .
As a joint project between the Town of Grant and KDS, the Scenic Overlook at the north end of town received some improvements late this summer. Rock columns, in a style to replicate the stonework on the buildings at the school, were installed. The columns replaced rustic posts that were in poor condition and in need of constant maintenance. A patio was extended to add space for visitors to utilize in viewing historic Kennamer's Cove and the areas extending to the north into Jackson County. Electric and water service was installed, and the area was freshened up with new, low maintenance landscape materials. The improvements look fantastic and have already drawn much praise from both visitors and townspeople.
KDS Students Kick Off Super Citizens Program
The Next Great Americans Bus Tour with Libby Liberty™ brought an amazing experience to 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade students from Marshall County. Almost 1,000 students from Marshall County Schools left their events feeling empowered and ready to learn how to be a Super Citizen.