By Olivia Pool
Mrs. Clark’s 4th period Fashion class is learning to use the sewing machine.
Our first sewing project is making a pair of pajama pants. Some students find it easy and lots of fun and others find it very hard and frustrating. The most frustrating things for students are learning to run the machine, keeping their stitching straight and even, and threading the needle.
After they learn the machine, it's nothing but fun from there. Students are very focused and are excited to see the final pieces all put together. In my opinion the pajama pants are coming along and looking great!
A-B-C Book about
DAR High School
By Elizabeth Rice
Mrs. Clark’s Creative Arts classes recently finished a project to create an A-B-C book about DAR School. Students were divided into different groups and each group made an illustrated book to tell 26 things about our school, one for each letter of the alphabet. Some of the books were reading books with hand-drawn pictures and photographs, and some of the books were coloring books for elementary students with original artwork drawn by class members.
The students spent a couple of weeks creating their books. After finding an interesting fact about our school for each letter, then the student groups had to create an illustration for each letter. All of the books were different.
Although some used the same ideas for a letter, they wrote different descriptions and illustrations were different. The project was sponsored by the Anna Marie Fitzhugh DAR chapter from Virginia. They bought the supplies for the students to use when creating their books.
The books were bound, and copies will be given to the DAR history museum on campus and shared with the DAR Elementary School classes.
By Elizabeth Rice
A new club has come to KDS DAR, the Drama Club. There was a drama club years ago, but it has been inactive for the past few years.
The new club sponsor, Mrs. Maner, says it is her first time directing, but she has been involved in theater since her 5th grade year. She also went to the state drama competition her freshman and junior years.
Mrs. Maner says that she thinks drama is important for students because it opens up different cultures, and also helps people feel like they aren’t alone. It also teaches them discipline and how to get along and work with others to be productive.
Right now the drama club is thinking of fundraisers to help them to fund purchasing scripts and the rights to perform plays. The club should have a play or musical during the spring of 2020.
By Matthew Reeves
This week’s senior spotlight is a familiar face around the school since he does the daily announcements on the school’s Patriot Vision YouTube channel.
Will Keller is a member of the AV club and plays on the tennis team. We asked his opinions on some things around the school and this is what he had to say. He says his favorite class is Matthew Keller’s English class because it makes him think. Will says the one major thing he would change about our school would be the lunch food. He also says his one major regret is that he didn’t pay enough attention in his classes.
Will’s plans after high school include moving away from Grant and going to a community college, then he will then decide on his major from there. He dreams of writing and directing movies, and judging from his work in AV club, he has a lot of potential.
He says his biggest hero in life would be his grandfather Jimmy Keller. He looks up to his grandfather’s work ethic and his all-around nice personality. We hope Will has a happy and successful future.
By Olivia Pool
Our senior spotlight for this week is Jalyn Lemley. Jalyn lives with his mom. His favorite class this year is Mrs. Maner’s English class because he says students have more freedom in what they think in that class.
If he could travel anywhere, Jalyn would go to London because they talk differently and drive completely different. If he was stranded on a deserted island, he would bring a boat, food, and water. If Jalyn could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, he would choose Rodnie Carrington, because he is funny character.
If Jalyn could change anything about DAR, it would be the dress code because he completely disagrees with the rules. He normally spends his weekends having fun with friends. His hobbies are playing football and hanging with friends.
One thing that worries Jalyn about high school is not graduating and failing, even though he has it under control. He’s involved in “just” football. One thing that Jalyn regrets about high school is not attending every day possible. He wishes to go skydiving before he leaves this earth.
After graduation, Jalyn hopes to attend college at Northeast for pipe welding. His advice to underclassmen is to attend school every day and don’t fail.
1. Tennis tryouts will be held on October 16 at 2:30. A sign-up sheet is in the office. A physical must be on file to tryout.
2. PSAT testing will be October 16. Please see Mr. Barnes to sign up. The cost is $17. This is for juniors and sophomores only.
3. Students - Please see Mrs. Finley to pay your school fees.
4. Beta Club is introducing a new service project, Socktober, throughout this month. Beta will be accepting new and lightly used socks to donate to local shelters. Patriot Points will be given to the winning class that donates the most socks.
5. Beta Club induction ceremony will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the FCS room. All members should attend and families are invited. The refreshment sign-up sheet is posted on the Beta bulletin board in the Burkey.
6. The ASVAB will be given here on campus at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 25. Any juniors or seniors who wish to take the test need to sign up with Mr. Barnes.
7. FCA & Friends - There will be a special guest speaker in the library on Friday, November 1, at 2 p.m.
8. If you need of food items or hygiene items to take home, please see Mrs. T. Sutton at the end of the day and she can give you access to the Patriot Pantry.
The following students will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week:
Oct. 17 – Brady Largen
Oct. 18 – Alecia Womack
Oct. 19 – Avery Conn, Cole Martin
Oct. 21 – Lathan Miles
Oct. 22 – Chase Smith, Houston Goins