NOTE FOR NOTE: choir astonishes their audience at Hickory Square

October 22, 2013

Filed under Choir, Classes & Education

By JORDAN KLEIN The KHS Choir performed at Hickory Square, a senior assisted living facility, located on West Hickory Street, Sept. 27. The seniors always enjoys the show so much they continuously invite the choir back to pe...

SINGING FROM THE HEART: Choir members earn all-region honors

October 22, 2013

Filed under Choir, Classes & Education

By SHELBY LATHAM Kaufman High School choir students competed at the All-Region choir competition recently. Each student has to sing for the judges and it can be quite a nerve-wracking experience.  Read More »...

EGGCELENT: Mrs. Fay’s egg drop assignment leaves students cracking up

October 21, 2013

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By JACK MASON and TYLER WEAVER Science teacher Ms. Patti Fay held her egg drop project on Oct. 1 and all the students participated in dropping their eggs off the top of the football stands. Each student is tested on wheth...

CHEESIEST STORY EVER: A grilled cheese delight

October 17, 2013

Filed under Classes & Education, Principles of Human Services

By TRISTON GARMON Buttery toast sizzles on the grill. The smell is nothing but buttery deliciousness.  As students' noses fills up with the cheesy fragrance and my mouth waters, they wait impatiently to dig their teeth into t...

CRAFTING IN FALL: Seasonal crafts for some autumn fun

October 10, 2013

Filed under Activities, Art

By JESSICA DEVLUGT Fall is the best time of the year. For the creative people here in Kaufman, crafting is essential. Whether you’re a pro at it or you're trying to take a new step in unleashing your creativity, here are some fu...

SWEET TOOTH: Life skills students sell snacks for a worthy cause

October 10, 2013

Filed under Classes & Education, Life Skills

By SHELBY LATHAM Life skills students are kids/adults who are in a program with special needs. They learn independent living skills, and this year  run the Stop & Shop school candy and snack sales that help raise funds for worth...

BULLSEYE: KHS archery takes field trip for gun safety; ready for big year

October 8, 2013

Filed under Archery, Classes & Education

By SYDNEY FERRELL Students line up and take aim. They grip the handles of their guns and slowly pull the trigger ­– BAM. The bullet hits the target and the students cheer in excitement, this being some of their first times ...

LION KING: Scenes from the theater and choir field trip

October 8, 2013

Filed under Choir, Theater

By BLACK AND GOLD STAFF Last week, the theater arts, ManeStage, and choir students took a field trip to see The Lion King. Here are some scenes from their fun afternoon. ...

HOMECOMING TRADITION: Mum’s the word; floral design class gets in the groove

October 3, 2013

Filed under Activities, Classes & Education, Fashion Design, Homecoming

By HAYLEY HOLCOMB What is something that is flowery, sparkly, has a lot of ribbon, and has many trinkets on it? That’s right its mum and garter season -- just in time for homecoming.  Read More »...

PAINTING THE PAWS: Art class gets in the spirit

October 3, 2013

Filed under Art, Homecoming

By BLACK AND GOLD STAFF In the spirit of Homecoming Week, Mrs. Valerie  Lambert's seventh-period Pre-AP art class repainted the Lion paws in front of the stadium. ...

GRADUATE PROFILE: Taylor Shaw thrilled with job working with animals

September 30, 2013

Filed under Graduate Profiles

By HANNAH WALLACE Taylor Shaw is a former student of Kaufman High School who has major plans for his future. He currently works at UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas as an animal technician. And even though he did not attend college after high school, he made up for it in this very school. Read More...

‘SHOERIFFIC’: Students bring back top spots on first day of State Fair in shoe design competition

September 27, 2013

Filed under Classes & Education, Fashion Design

By BLACK AND GOLD STAFF KHS students in Mrs. Christy Lucas's fashion design class put their best feet forward today, taking part in the Glue A Shoe Contest and winning the top four awards. Seven students competed at the fair with 13 total entries. In the Gl...

KHS GRAD PROFILE: Bianca Alonzo accomplishing her goal as a Tarleton cheerleader

September 23, 2013

Filed under Cheerleading, Graduate Profiles

By MEAGAN COUNTS The fans are waiting patiently for the game to start as the Tarleton cheerleaders are chanting for the football team out on the field. One of those cheerleaders is Bianca Alonzo. She graduated in 2013, goin...

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...

VIBRANT VOICES: Choir gearing up for performances

September 18, 2013

Filed under Choir

By JORDAN KLEIN The Kaufman High School Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Tracy Collins, has been quite successful since she began teaching at KHS two years ago. She says that this school has the most potential for a great c...

FROM FARM TO FLORAL: Agriculture classes living it up

September 17, 2013

Filed under Ag

By HANNAH WALLACE Agriculture is all over the small town of Kaufman - farms, ranches, and wildlife - many people just don’t realize it’s in this very school. Ashley Lawson and Stephen Stolusky are the agricultural class teac...

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...

BIG PRODUCTION: ManeStage planning Student Written Show

September 11, 2013

Filed under Theater

By HANNAH WALLACE This year’s Student Written Show, or SWS, is written and acted by the students of the ManeStage productions UIL group and takes place on Sept. 26, during first, second, third, fifth, sixth, and seventh periods. The evening show will begin at 7pm at the...

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