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2015-16 KISD Accomplishments


The High School YLSET painted benches and tables
at the new Hardin County Veteran’s Memorial Park.



Congratulations Certified Nurse Aide Class and Pharmacy Tech Class of 2015-2016


Our Band director, Bobby Fife received the Wings of Excellence Award from Lamar University Music at the Lamar Spring Band Concert.  
The definition of Excellence is: The quality of being outstanding or extremely good.
"Outstanding" pretty much sums it up. Congratulations Mr. Fife!!

Grayland Arnold won the Raymond Depwe "Best Guard" Award 



Congratulations to the Lionette’s Softball Team.  
This year’s team is the first team to advance to Post-District play!!


Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the Regional Track Meet!!
Camry Clemons – 3rd in the 100 meter dash
Adrianna Haynes – 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles 
Grayland Arnold – 1st in the 100 meter dash & 2nd in the 200 meter dash


The choir made a 1st division on their stage performance.
You can listen to their songs below.

Confitemini Domino

Sing to the Lord 

Old Joe Clark


Congratulations to the KMS band, Mr. Long, Mr. Fife and their group.
The band won sweepstakes!!

Athletic physicals for NEXT YEAR will be on May 11th from 2:45- 5pm in the Lions' Den Weight Room.  Make checks payable to Doctors Express. The cost is $20.

Hunter Carter fished alone in the SETX High School Fishing tournament, but counted as the TEAM. He not only WON (432 teams fished) but he also had big bass of the tournament (9.4 Lbs).  Many teams did not even catch a fish!!

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls who qualified for the Area Track Meet.
The girls who qualified are Adriana Haynes in the 100 meter hurdles and
Camry Clemens in the 100 meter dash.

The boys who qualified are Grayland Arnold in the 100 & 200 meter dash. 
Kyler Bumstead in the 800 meter run.
Zackery  Arsement in the 1600 & 2400 meter run!

The Kountze Intermediate TMSCA 6th Grade Mathematics and Calculator Teams attended the State meet in San Antonio.  Here are the results.
Parker Martinka placed 9th out of 42 in Number Sense and placed 9th out of 44 in Mathematics!  Alex Smith placed 10th out of 44 in Mathematics!  Reese Turner and Alexxis Roth both tied for 9th out of 39 in Calculator!
In Mathematics: Hayden Holland was 22nd and Halle Post was 24th out of 44
In Calculator: Dauson Venable was 22nd and Mylea Estepp was 26th out of 39.

Congratulations to the King's Regiment Band.
Sweepstakes again!! That's 12 out of the last 14 years.

Congratulations to the Tennis players that advanced to the Regional Tournament.

1st place in Mixed Doubles—Daniel Overstreet and MaKayla Linn
4th in Boys Singles--William Williford
2nd place in Girls Doubles--Makayla Lewis and Brittney McGallion


Congratulations to Anastasia and Mason!!  
They advanced to the Regional Golf Tournament


Kyra Odom, Amberly Stutts, Chloe Sims, Kennedy Wheeler, Breanna James, 
Chakora Nichols, Sydney Bazinet, Brookelynn Wacasey, Ally Crain, Mandy Darby,
Abbie Coplen, Mary Jo Bitong, Cheyenne Camp, Izabella Freeman, Leah McCowan,
Madison Beverly, Unique Cutwright, Christie Cormier, Mia Post, Kaci Henson,
Samantha Keith, Calynn Wright, 
Managers: Savannah Wacasey, Alexis Silcox, CherLisa McCray

The Kountze Intermediate TMSCA 6th Grade Mathematics and Calculator Teams attended the Regional Qualifier Meet at Odom this past Saturday winning first place in both categories in 3A classification which advances them to the
State Meet in San Antonio on April 16th


Congratulations on another great season!!  The Lions were Regional Finalists.
Great job boys and coaches!!


Congratulations to the Lionettes Basketball Team!! The Lionettes finished 3rd in district and played in the Bi-District Playoff.  Great job ladies and coaches!!

Sarah Arsement is the recipient of two scholarship awards that will afford her once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. The first scholarship announced was her invitation to attend the Glassell Junior School. Sarah is one of 120 K-12 students to be awarded this honor. This workshop is a one-week summer program held at the Glassell School near the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Sarah will be able to select a course of study for this week that reflects what she is interested in learning more about as an artist. The scholarship covers the cost of the workshop fee and all art materials Sarah will need. The second scholarship Sarah won is to attend the Western Art Academy. She is one of only 48 students chosen from the pool of HLS&R School Art program participants. The WAA is a four-week program summer program held on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. There she will benefit from in-depth instruction from master artists in the areas of oil painting and sculpture. The scholarship covers the cost of all workshop fees, art materials, housing and food during her stay there. Sarah's WAA scholarship is the second time two years in a row that a KHS student has been awarded a scholarship to attend this prestigious workshop.


In addition to Sarah's scholarship awards, these KISD students also received the following awards:

High School

 - Bailey Kidder - Best of Show trophy

 - Sarah Arsement - Gold Medal

 - Gavin Robles - Gold Medal

Middle School

 - Karizma Breen - Best of Show trophy

 - Baillie Walters - Gold Medal


The artwork is currently on display in the concourse of the NRG Center and will remain there for the duration of the HLS&R. Once the work is returned to us at the end of the month I will display it in the campus libraries. Until then, you can see it on my KISD website.


Kountze and Hardin Schools raised $1616.50 for our Annual Coaches vs. Cancer game.  The money will be sent to the Jimmy V Foundation!!


Congratulations to all the art students that won awards in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Show.  

Click here for a complete list of KMS and KHS students.

January is School Board Appreciation Month.  Each campus had presentations for the board.  Pictured on the back row from left to right is Board Member – Bendy Lee, KMS Student – Katlin Allen, Board Member – Susie Wilson, KHS Students – Makayla Lewis and Madi Smith, Board Members – Donna Moody, Steve Martinka, and Steve Eppes.  Pictured on the front row from left to right is KIS Students – Justice Crain, Seth Anders and Hayden Holland

The King's Regiment Band had fifteen students tryout for the TMEA/ATSSB All State Band. The following students earned the honor of representing Kountze ISD at the ALL-STATE TMEA/ATSSB CLINIC/CONVENTION.  

Sarah Robins - Bb clarinet
Caleb Campbell - Percussion

In addition, Kountze had four students place high enough to be named alternates.  They are:

Noah Carter - Bass Trombone
Nicole Spencer - Alto Clarinet
Brad Martinez - Percussion

Becca McGarity - Bass Clarinet

Kountze High School had 1 student tryout for the TMEA All State Choir. Kyle Swearingen earned the honor of representing Kountze ISD at the ALL-STATE TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION in San Antonio.
Tenaha Holiday Hoops Hall of Fame
Coach Duane Joubert and Senior Grayland Arnold were the first coach and player to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame
The KHS Robotics team competed in the USRL VEX Robotics tournament at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, a state qualifier competition that featured twenty-six robotics teams.   Our high school entered two robots in the competition, and one of them ended up as a tournament champion. Below are some pictures from the competition.
3 KMS Students make the TMEA All-Region Band.
Mikayla - 1st band Tuba, Leah - 2nd band Flute
Caleb - 2nd band Percussion

Click here for the results of the King’s Regiment
ATSSB All-Region Try-outs

Pictures from the Hardin County Youth Prospect Show
Click here for a listing of the results of the 
Hardin County Youth Prospect Show.

Congratulations to the Lionette Volleyball team!!  They advanced to the Bi-District Playoff this year!

The King's Regiment Band received a 1st Division at the UIL Regional Marching contest.  They placed 7 out of 24 at the Area Competition.  Congratulations Mr. Fife, Mr. Long, Mr. Ellis and the band students!!