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Recent News Stories

METAL, SPARKS, & SMOKE: New ag shop unveiled

March 8, 2017

Along with the H wing and the new gym, the ag shop also opened Jan. 4. The new ag shop is slightly larger, according to ag teacher Jonathan Deaton, and better organized because of a new setup.

TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME: New facilities bring added walks for students

March 2, 2017

This new semester has brought many changes with the new “H” building, construction, changes in the classrooms, and even more long walks.

GOODBYE HOME BUTTON: New iPhone X in the works

February 16, 2017

Apples 10th anniversary for the iPhone is coming up, and the new model is rumored to launch with the name iPhone X and some major improvements.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, CONSTRUCTION: Theater, band move into new auditorium; facility nears completion

February 15, 2017

The new theater room, band hall, and choir room opened on Feb 6. The auditorium opens in April after spring break, and the new “B Hall” is going be ready at the beginning of next year.

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FEROCIOUS FRESHMAN: Mackenzie shines on JV v-ball team
FRESHMAN FORCE: 9th-grader bumped up to JV volleyball team
XC teams coast to victories, ready for district on Saturday

Recent Sports Stories

COURT COMEBACK: Connor Smith hopes to put injury behind him

October 12, 2017

Sophomore Connor Smith is a 15 year old with big dreams. Smith’s passion for basketball is shown on the court every Tuesday and Friday during the basketball season. Last year, Smith was the only freshman on varsity, but faced a major challenge in overcoming a summer injury.

ANOTHER WIN: Tigers no match for JV Lions

October 4, 2017

The junior varsity football team won 33-21 last week against the Terrell Tigers bringing their district record to 4-1.

Freshman Lions grab first win against Terrell

October 4, 2017

The freshmen team achieved their first win of the year 22-13 against the Terrell Tigers last Thursday.

PREVIEW: Lions battle Tigers in opening district game

September 29, 2017

The Lions varsity football team has its first district game on Friday night in Terrell.

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TEST TIME: College entrance exams prepare students for next educational steps

October 19, 2016

For college-bound students, the SAT is a critical test to see which college will accept them and the next test date is approaching.

GETTING TO KNOW: Some details on KHS’s new teachers

September 22, 2016

The 2016-17 school year brought several new changes to KHS including some new teachers. Black and Gold spoke with a few of them to find out a few interesting facts about them. Check back soon for Part II.

NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN: Keith takes over as new KHS principal

September 21, 2016

Amy Keith has taken the reigns at KHS as the new principal. Keith says she feels her leadership skills and experience make her a suitable leader for the students and the staff.

New high school offers big innovations – check out the photos

September 21, 2016

Kaufman’s new high school will be a big upgrade with new classes, library, and gyms. Here are some of the big changes that will be made to the school.

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MAKING IT BIG: Drill team officers lead the way for Lionettes
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING: Freshman’s battle with cancer takes him across country
PREVIEW: A whole new Galaxy (S8/S8+)

PREVIEW: A whole new Galaxy (S8/S8+)

April 17, 2017

From the smallest screen to the widest screens, Samsung has upped their game since 2015 when they dropped the first Galaxy S6 Edge, and a year later the S7 Edge. Since then, Samsung has been looking for ways to improve its technology and bring more consumers in. Samsung has announced that they will be releasing the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This phone is expected to compete with Apple products, specifically the iPhone 7+.

GAME ON: Simple yet entertaining mobile and computer games

GAME ON: Simple yet entertaining mobile and computer games

April 12, 2017

Computer Games and mobile games are readily available these days. With all of this new technology it makes it easy to play them. Here are four great games on the computer and the four great games on mobile. Note that these games are simple and are just great time-passers.

GAME REVIEW: Battlefield 1 brings historical battle home

GAME REVIEW: Battlefield 1 brings historical battle home

March 2, 2017

The new game Battlefield 1 is set deep in the trenches of World War I fighting as Germany and the United States along with the Austro-Hungarian, British, and the Ottoman empires and all of their armies of millions of men battle on the fronts of Europe.

CONQUERING CANCER: Junior high teacher’s faith helps in battle with disease

CONQUERING CANCER: Junior high teacher’s faith helps in battle with disease

March 1, 2017

It was a long, difficult summer for Norman Junior High eighth-grade teacher Jasmine Bonner. After being diagnosed with a devastating illness, she went through several rounds of chemotherapy which involved traveling to Houston every week. Because of the treatment, her hair began to fall out. It was difficult for her to do her everyday routine, and fatigue and weakness were some of her toughest side effects. Despite the situation, her faith got her through it.

LION LUMBERJACK: Junior entrepreneur’s cutting biz fills his wallet

LION LUMBERJACK: Junior entrepreneur’s cutting biz fills his wallet

February 23, 2017

After a long day of school Noah Yeldell had to retrieve his chainsaw and other equipment, than drove where the tree was located. After meeting the property owner, he setup his equipment and went to work. It only took about five minutes to cut up the small tree. His chainsaw started with a growl. Sawdust, and other wooden fragments flowed as the chainsaw ripped through the wood.

GUTTENTAG: KHS welcomes German exchange student

GUTTENTAG: KHS welcomes German exchange student

February 15, 2017

All the way from Cologne, Germany, over 5,000 miles, Luis Jansen is new to Kaufman and a long way from home. Being an exchange student is different and difficult. Being away from home and friends, not knowing any places or people, is not easy.

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Katelyn Chandler leads Lionettes on the field and in competition

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Katelyn Chandler leads Lionettes on the field and in competition

December 13, 2016

It’s Friday and Katelyn Chandler has early morning Lionettes practice at 6:45 a.m. on the field – so she wakes up early that morning to do her hair and makeup for the pep rally. In practice, the girls run the routine they are performing that night at the football game to make sure it looks good, then they dress and gather their equipment for the rally. Her role involves checking on the squad and making sure everything is lined up. After school, Chandler fixes or redoes her hair and makeup if needed. She gets dressed then she takes roll of the team – making sure everyone is there on time. Then she leads the team out to the stands – usually losing her voice by the end of the night.

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