Patriot E-News, September 2021
Dedication Day 2021
Dedication Day 2021 festivities for the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School are scheduled for October 21st and 22nd. Anticipation is high as plans are made to welcome DAR members from across the country to dedicate gifts from the previous year. Thursday activities planned include campus tours, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Seimes Thomas Building, visits to the Agri-Science and Family and Consumer Sciences departments, middle school robotics demonstrations, a craft show, and an evening of food and fellowship at the host hotel. Friday will be the official Dedication Day program and the Famous Basket Lunch.
Please make plans to be with the students and staff of KDS on this special day! The Schedule of Events is packed full of activities and happenings, and everyone is invited. If you plan to be with us for one or more of the events, please complete the attached registration form and submit it as soon as possible. 
For questions or additional information, please call the KDS DAR School Administrative Office at 256-728-4236.

KDS Students Raise the Freedom Flag
The Freedom Flag Foundation’s National Freedom Flag and World Trade Center Steel Education Program invited Kate Duncan Smith DAR School to serve as Alabama’s first school to display the Freedom Flag and present an educational program about the events of September 11, 2001.

KDS DAR School High School PatriotVision students prepared a moving tribute for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. It included a historical overview and the explanation of the flag’s ten elements. The presentation can be viewed on the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School Facebook page:

KDS Alumni Homecoming Festivities
Celebrate being a KDS DAR School Patriot with a parade, see the court crowned, and cheer on the Patriots during Homecoming 2021! Join classmates for a tailgate and football game at Patriot Stadium to celebrate the accomplishments, memories, and friendships made during your time at “Dear Old KDS”!

Thursday, September 30th
  • 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 1st (Patriot Stadium)
Registration is not required.
  • 5:30 p.m. Big Blue Tailgate: Light refreshments will be provided. . 
  • Game tickets must be purchased in advance online at
  • 6:30 p.m. Presentation of the Homecoming Court
  • 7:00 p.m. Kickoff
  • Game parking $5
We look forward to seeing you at the Big Blue Tailgate!
 Go Patriots!

Contact Beth Cagle at 256-728-4236 or for
additional information.

It’s still GREAT to be a DAR Patriot!
KDS Lane Chapel Charm
The Lane Chapel Charm is on the KDS Online Store here.
Giving the Gift of Education
One of the greatest gifts to give a student is the opportunity to further his or her education. Currently, there are more than 200 KDS DAR School graduates attending college and/or technical school with the assistance of a KDS DAR School Scholarship. Did you know these students can request a renewal of their scholarship after two years of college?? It’s true, but it’s only possible if funds are available. Help these hard-working graduates complete their educations by making a gift to the KDS Scholarship Fund today! 
Homecoming 2021
Please join us at KDS DAR Patriot Stadium for Homecoming 2021 festivities Friday, October 1st. The Homecoming Court will be presented at 6:30 p.m. with the football game against John Paul II High School beginning at 7:00.

Tickets for this and all home games must be purchased in advance online at

We hope to see you there!
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School
6077 Main St., Grant, AL 35747
Phone: (256) 728-4236
Fax: (256) 728-5633