HEAVY METAL: Sparks fly in KHS ag shop

PEYTON TURNER and BRINDAN POOL

October 31, 2016

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It's seventh period and in the KHS ag shop sparks are flying. Students are learning how to weld and use a cutting torch as they build various metal projects.

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SCREWDRIVERS & STEEL: Robotics team ready to wrench the competition at upcoming meet

ANDRES COLUNGA, Staff writer

October 19, 2016

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RoboticsFreshman Harrison Lowder has finally finished his dumping mechanism prototype. After one week of hard work he is ready to test it. Thankfully it works like a charm. But there is one little problem, the prototype is one inch too big, which means he has to retake measurements again and make another prototype. However, Lowder knows this is not a big deal. In robotics, that’s what prototypes are for – to fail but rebuild again.

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

ALAN RONDAN, Staff writer

October 19, 2016

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

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

JESUS MADRID, Staff writer

September 22, 2016

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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.

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

KATIE GOOD, Staff writer

September 21, 2016

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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.

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New high school offers big innovations – check out the photos

MICHAEL SIJ, Staff writer

September 21, 2016

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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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New and improved KHS yearbook now on sale – don’t miss out

LAVADA NEAL, Staff writer

September 20, 2016

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The 2017 KHS yearbook is coming and it’s time to order a book and sponsorship advertisement space. This year’s yearbook is going to be well organized and just like a timeline of the entire school year.

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Designing the Semester

SARAH SEWELL, Staff writer

May 20, 2016

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Want to know what the talk is all about in A6? It`s fashion from sewing to learning how to draw body forms. This is the new fashion design class taught by Christy Lucas.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, SMAT: Inside the world of KHS video team

KELSIE EVANS and LEXI WRENN

April 8, 2016

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The KHS SMAT class is all about self expression where  students enjoy making fun and creative videos to use on social media entertain family and friends,and inform students and others about events around the High school. Students...

KING OF THE STAGE: New theater teacher takes over, students prepare for One Act Play

ASHLEIGH CHELETTE and T'LEEAH WHITE

March 14, 2016

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Alicia King watches the movements and actions of the actors as they perform a nonvocal run through. The girls sit in their beginning positions waiting for the lights to come on. Pretending to live the daily life of a Balkan woman, they play with their hair, clean their house, or talk to one another, but with no sound. A gunshot fires and soldiers run in and beat them, dragging them by their hair and taking them to camps. Parts of this happens in slow motion to capture the fear and anger in everyone's eyes.

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LASER FOCUS: Mechanics class receives new engraving machine, detailing items to raise funds

DESIREE CARRILLO and JESSICA ARRIAGA

February 24, 2016

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The ag mechanics classes are designing cups as another fundraiser to raise money for the shop or supplies they may need throughout the year. The students are using their new machine called an engraver.

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GETTING ORGANIZED PART II: Getting mentally organized

MARYGRACE ANSPACH, Staff writer

February 24, 2016

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Organization is key to great productivity. Being disorganized can send you scrambling to complete tasks at the last minute, which can be very stressful. This in turn will cause your efficiency to suffer, thus creating an entire chain of disorganization. No matter your age these simple organization tips can act as a guideline on how to get mentally organized:

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AG ADVENTURES: Mechanics class builds Texas signs for fundraiser

JESSICA ARRIAGA and BETHANY LOPEZ

January 22, 2016

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The ag mechanics classes are designing, drawing, and making personalized “TEXAS” signs as a fundraiser project.

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CRACKED UP: Physics classes participate in egg drop project

BRITTANY HATCHER and JASMIN VENEGAS

January 21, 2016

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Is it possible for an egg to fall from over 30 feet from the top of the stadium bleachers without breaking? Well it is possible because Patti Fay’s physics classes did it recently.

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LOOK ALIVE: How to overcome boredom at school

JESSE NIX, Staff writer

December 10, 2015

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At least 40 percent of high school students experience boredom in class, according to studies. To stay focused in class and not let your mind wander here is some tips.

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¡Hola! Lupita Montez serves as a great inspiration for many

JANESSA CARRILLO, Staff writer

November 20, 2015

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“Bienvenidos a la clase de español. Ahora vamos a hablar de España y de sus entorno y accidentes geográficos.” Spanish teacher Lupita Montez is ready to teach today’s lesson, which will be about Spain and its geographical features Students say that her genuine personality separates her from an average teacher. She cares about her students and just wants them to succeed in life as well.

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PHOTO FUN: New yearbook is out, get yours now

 KELSIE EVANS, Staff writer

November 17, 2015

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The 2015 yearbooks are in and ready to be purchased or picked up in yearbook sponsor Sean Chaffin’s room, A5.

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X MARKS THE SPOT IN D-39: KHS welcomes new algebra teacher Sonya Burleson

CHLOE MARTINEZ and KELLEY PERRY

November 13, 2015

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Classroom D-39 is a bit plain right now, but it’s a classroom full of learning. On an average day, new algebra teacher Sonya Burleson’s board is full of equations, a clutter of Xs and Ys as students write and take notes. This is her first year here at KHS.

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What’s cooking with Chef G: In the kitchen with KHS’s new culinary arts teacher

SARAH SEWELL, Staff writer

October 13, 2015

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Everyone walks by the A hall at least once a day and may smell amazing, wonderful things like savory spices and sweet cakes and pastries, coming from A7 that is the new culinary arts class with Chef Gorrell.

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Fun Facts Friday: 6 nuggets of random knowledge

JILLIAN TIMMINS, Staff writer

October 9, 2015

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These are completely random facts that many people find interesting. Most of these facts have very little educational value, but are cool to know. These will always be entertaining tidbits of info.

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BOOKWORM: KHS welcomes new librarian, Newton hopes for more student involvement

 MARYGRACE ANSPACH, Staff writer

October 6, 2015

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There are many places of great literary significance, but that is often overlooked by today's youth. luckily the library here at the high school is not overlooked by students but “used as a resource,” according to the librarian Patti Newton.

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FEATHERED FRIEND: Science teacher’s class features pet parrot

PAULINA YANEZ, Staff writer

October 1, 2015

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A big bird is not something a student would normally see in a classroom. Biology teacher Gwen Taylor has a pet bird named Micah, a blue and golden Costa Rican macaw. Micah is two feet long and one foot tall with royal blue on her back and bright yellow on her chest with black stripes under her eye. Taylor bought Micah from a breeder from Florida.

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Too much homework? Students, teachers, scholars weigh in on its impact

TRISTYN GENTRY, Staff writer

October 1, 2015

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Is homework overwhelming? Maybe teachers don’t understand today’s students, or maybe they just want the best for them. The views vary and have changed in recent years.

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Tactics & Strategies – inside the world of KHS campaigns

KAITLYN STAMBAUGH

September 25, 2015

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Students of KHS campaigned for class officer positions Sept.7-14. The competition was very tight so students had to get creative with their campaigning tactics.

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2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

Hannah Polk and Leslie Gomez

May 28, 2015

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The 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year is Ms. Holly Kenneally. Kenneally grew up in Sulphur Springs and attended high school there. She went to college for a semester at SFA then transferred to East Texas State, where she received...

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