Patriot E-News, September 2020
KDS Dedication Day
to be Held Virtually
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School’s 96th Dedication Day program is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time Zone). Due to local restrictions on large gatherings and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of not only our guests, but also of our faculty, staff, and students, this year’s event will be held utilizing a virtual format. While we will miss having our friends and loyal supporters with us on campus, it is our hope that we will be able to replicate many of the unique, traditional aspects of Dedication Day in a live, digital format. 

To participate in this historic virtual Dedication Day, please register by clicking here.
KDS Nurses Work to Keep
Students Safe
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated an entirely new normal for students, faculty, and staff at KDS DAR School. An area that has required major changes is the KDS health clinics. This year the student health program expanded to include two separate clinics, and special care is taken to make sure that students who visit the clinics are immediately screened to determine whether or not they are showing symptoms of a contagious nature.

Charles H. Edmonds, Sr., Ed.D
1945 - 2020
We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Charles H. Edmonds, Sr., Ed.D. Dr Edmonds, a 1963 graduate of KDS DAR School, served as the Executive Director of the school from 1975 to 1979.

KDS DAR School
Alumni Homecoming Challenge
Hey, KDS Alumni and Patriot Fans! It’s time for KDS DAR School Homecoming. The Patriots football team, cheerleaders, and band will take the field on Friday, October 2, and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.  
KDS Students Start Each Day with Patriotism
KDS students from Pre-K through 12th grade begin each day with patriotism. Even the youngest KDS students learn the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, and all student are led in these activities by classmates daily.

Middle School PE Makes Fitness a Priority
This year school physical education class looks a little different due to COVID-19. But the students and teachers at KDS Middle School are working to stay fit despite the new regulations. 

Alumni Update
Luke Bailey Class of 2011
Like most of his maternal family, Luke Bailey attended KDS DAR School from kindergarten until graduation in 2011. He represented KDS at Continental Congress in Washington, DC his junior year of high school.

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