HONORED: Fallen Kaufman County officials honored by state

September 27, 2013

Filed under Community

By BLACK & GOLD STAFF Tragedy struck Kaufman County earlier this year when Kaufman County district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia as well as Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse were murdered. The three were rec...

BOOT CAMP: SAT test prep seminar scheduled next week

September 27, 2013

Filed under Counselor's Office, SAT

BY HAILEY RUIZ Do you need to take an SAT to get into the college of your dreams? KHS will hold a six-hour SAT Boot Camp on Sept. 30. Read More »...

LUNCH TIME: Cafeteria makes changes for 2013-14

September 26, 2013

Filed under Cafeteria

By ANTHONY PONTON Twentieth in line and mouth watering, the student could smell the tacos from a mile away. This was the scene in the cafeteria last year. This year the cafeteria added some changes to ensure students woul...

MY SUMMER TRIP: Alaska — a taste of fresh air

September 24, 2013

Filed under My Summer Vacation, Travel

By BROOKE NEWTON All of the sudden I felt a hit on my line, as I jerked on my pole I felt a jerk back. I gradually started to step backwards trying to keep steady and not lose my balance in the rough waters. My heart was r...

THE WINNERS: Student class officers

September 24, 2013

Filed under Elections

By JESSE CAMPBELL and CHRISTINA SOTO The KHS student elections came to an end on Sept. 19. Winners were announced Friday. The junior winners help to raise money and make decisions for prom. Read More »...

MEET AT THE POLE: Event set for tomorrow

September 24, 2013

Filed under See You at the Pole

By MEAGAN COUNTS See You at the Pole will be held Sept. 25 at 7 a.m. between the Junior High and High School. Students are invited to come out and enjoy the nice weather and celebrate National Day of Prayer day. Read More »...

WE GOT THE SPIRIT, LET’S HEAR IT: Student day voting complete – get ready for Duck Dynasty Day

September 20, 2013

Filed under Homecoming, Pep rally

By TRISTON GARMON Voting for homecoming spirit days took place on Tuesday. The results of the students were: Duck Dynasty Day, American Day, Twin Day, Cowboys and Indians Day, and Class Colors. Read More »...

CLUB DE ESPAÑOL: Spanish Club offers a cultural experience

September 20, 2013

Filed under Clubs, Spanish Club

By CRISTINA SOTO Do you like learning about new Cultures? Spanish club is the right place for you. The Spanish Club is starting up again for the 2013-2014 school year. Students at KHS look forward to joining the Spanish club every year for a fun learning experience ...

COLLEGE & CASH: Going to college debt-free

September 20, 2013

Filed under College

By JORDAN KLEIN We’ve all heard the horror stories - students going to college for a higher education, and coming out buried in a massive amount of debt that they can’t pay off until their late-50s. Well, fortunately, there are ways to get in and out of college debt free. It...

GETTING DOWN: Pep rally dance-off

September 20, 2013

Filed under Pep rally, Video

GRAD PROFILE: Making music from Austin to Mississippi and everywhere in between

September 19, 2013

Filed under Graduate Profiles, Music

By SHELBY LATHAM Walking into a darkly-lit room, music fans dressed up in jeans and boots listen to Shane & The Saints play their mixture of folk/rock/country. Shane Smith, a 2007 Kaufman graduate, has been living his dream playing the music he loves in Austin. Read More »...

GRADUATE PROFILE: Former Lion attends Columbia University doctoral program

September 18, 2013

Filed under College, Graduate Profiles

By HAYLEY HOLCOMB Kelly Carter Johnston is a 2000 Kaufman High School graduate and someone to look up to. She followed her dreams and made something of her life. After graduating high school she traveled on her journey called life, she recently began a doctoral degree program in education at Col...

BIG DECISIONS: Choosing the right college

September 18, 2013

Filed under College

By JESSICA DEVLUGT With College Day this week, after-high school decisions may be on your mind. Choosing an appropriate college may seem like a difficult task. The following links below should help provide good ways you can pick out ...

BIG BRAINS, BIG WINNERS: UIL team looking forward to competition

September 17, 2013

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By HALEY ROZNOVSKY Winning UIL competitions takes quite a bit of intelligence and hard work. In recent years, Kaufman's team has taken these two aspects and been rewarded with major wins. Read More »...

NEAR THE TOP: How being in Top 10% pays off

September 13, 2013

Filed under College, Counselor's Office

By PEARL BARUA Being in the top 10 percent is a prestigious honor. Finishing in the top 10 percent of your high school graduating class can make a major difference in your future plans. Read More »...

REAL WORLD: College Day approaches

September 13, 2013

Filed under College, Counselor's Office

By HAILEY RUIZ KHS will be having its annual College Day Sept.19 with approximately 40 different colleges, trade schools, and military representatives visiting the school in the old gym. The event is scheduled from 1–3 p.m....

TIME TO VOTE: Lions elections coming soon

September 12, 2013

Filed under Elections

By JESSE CAMPBELL Voting for Kaufman School Election will be held on Monday, Sept.  16. The students will campaign for your vote Monday through Friday of next week for their office on student council. Read More »...

SEED SPITTING: FFA’s Annual Watermelon Welcome

September 11, 2013

Filed under Activities, Ag, FFA

By SYDNEY FERRELL Kaufman’s FFA hosted their annual Watermelon Welcome on Monday at the Ag Barn. What is watermelon welcome you may ask? It is a kickoff for the beginning of the year. The FFA does a membership drive, they let studen...

TUCKED OR UNTUCKED: Dress code altered at KHS

September 11, 2013

Filed under Dress Code

 By HAMZA SIDDIQ Kaufman High Schol has lightened its dress code this year by not forcing their students to tuck in their shirts. In previous years, KISD policy required all the students have their shirt tucked in. If not, stud...