Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

November 14, 2016

Hello Bobcat families!


Our Lady Cats played with great heart and teamwork Friday night; yet the game ended with Carthage acquiring the most points. We are SO PROUD of these ladies and their accomplishments this year. We are also proud of our students and the positive support they have provided throughout the year. Congratulations on an outstanding season!


We also send congratulations to our Bobcat Football team for winning the Bi-District Championship on Thursday night. They will play against Sweetwater on Friday at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Kick-off is at 7:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Monday ($7.00 adults and $3.00 students; $8.00 at the gate). Krum is the visiting team. They will only accept THSCA, Senior Citizen, and District passes. Coach Robinson has learned that this is the Dairy Queen Game of the Week. You are invited to join us for a send off at 1:30 down Bobcat Boulevard.


Attached to this email is a brief glimpse of KHS happenings for next week. It’s an exciting week for many of our students. Good luck to FFA members competing at the District Leadership Development Events. Good luck to our basketball teams as they play this next week. Good luck to our band members competing at Regional Jazz Concert and Clinic. Finally Good Luck to Choir at the All-District Choir Concert. Please note that we have Junior Class pie deliveries on Wednesday, so students will need to plan for deliveries.


We hope you are enjoying your weekend! Let’s Go Bobcats - Beat Sweetwater!


Bobcat Fight Never Dies!

Michelle Pieniazek

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        Roberts and Williams sign National Letters of Intent

        On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, two Senior Lady Cats signed National Letter of Intents to play college ball. Courtnie Roberts has signed with the University of Delaware to play volleyball. Avery Williams has signed with Texas Woman's University to play softball. Congratulations to these two Lady Cats!
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        Bobcats to Play Sweetwater for Area Championship on Friday

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        Thanks, Lady Cats, for a Championship Season!

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        Lady Cats 2016 Champions

        YEARBOOK NEWS

        Senior baby photos are due Friday, the 14th of November.


        These will go on a spread in the yearbook, it only cost $10! All baby photos that are turned in will be returned. You can email Mariette Martin (mariette.martin@g.krumisd.net) and/or Mrs. Lucas' (stacey.lucas@krumisd.net) if you choose to email the baby photo instead of bringing it in.


        Senior Ad forms are due December 14th


        This is just to reserve your spot in the yearbook, but no material has to be turned in when it is purchased, all the photos and the writing for it are due on February 14th. Attached is the Senior Ad form.


        At the football game Friday (November 4th), yearbook staff will have a table set up in the 1st quarter through half-time, selling yearbooks. Since it is senior night, any senior/senior parent that purchases a yearbook will receive their name on it for FREE!

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        Lady Cats Basketball Shirts are on sale now!

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        Check Out our Student Produced Newsletter "Krum Connection"

        Students in Coach Clay's Photojournalism class have started an online newspaper featuring staff and students. Each month, students are given feature story writing assignments. This student produced publication has replaced our monthly KHS Bobcat Bulletin.


        Check it out here: http://thomasclay8.wixsite.com/krumconnection

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        Special thanks to Mrs. Enloe for sharing the pictures from the Bobcat Basketball games on Friday night.
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        College Entrance Exams: If you have not taken an ACT/SAT, please register online.


        ACT National Test Dates: Deadline to register: Register at www.actstudent.org

        $42.50 (with writing $58.50)



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        SAT National Test Dates: Deadline to register: Register at www.sat.org/register

        $45.00 ($57 with essay)



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        4 Year College/University right out of High School: Ask your counselor for an information sheet or go on-line for entry requirements and application deadline. If you have a score on a college entrance exam that qualifies you for entry, apply. Do not re-test for entry. You must be accepted to be eligible to speak with the Financial Aid Officer. If the Financial Aid Officer tells you to re-test (to improve your scores for more scholarship money), retest at that time.


        Community College: Open admission, meaning that you may enter if you test. You may

        submit a college entrance exam (ACT/SAT), or TSI (locally administered entrance exam). Every community college is different. Contact admissions or look on-line for

        required test scores.


        Transfer Student: A student who completes 30 college credit hours (not including Dual Credit) at an institution of higher education, may transfer to another institution of higher education on their grade-point-average alone. They are not required to present high school transcripts, GPA, or test scores.


        Register with NCAA: Students planning to participate in sports or cheerleading at the college level must register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and meet eligibility requirements. For complete information, go to NCAA.org


        Request a Transcript be sent to a College/University or Scholarship Program: Go to www.krumisd.net and click on Krum High School - Departments - Counselor Corner - Request a Transcript. Complete the form and submit it to our Registrar, Mrs. Morrow.


        Apply Texas. Students may go to www.applytexas.org and apply to any Texas college/university. Be sure to keep your user name/password in a safe place. Counselors do not have access.


        Housing for College. Some colleges/universities require all freshman to live in the dorms (except those that live in the community and commute). Some do not have a policy. You need to check out the housing on campus as soon as you apply. All deposits are refundable if you do not attend.


        The University of North Texas will automatically accept all Krum High School graduates who are in the top 20% of the class. A representative of UNT will be on our campus soon to talk to all Krum seniors that would be interested in attending UNT, top 20% or not.


        FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

        This is a form that students complete to apply for federal financial aid. Our government will determine your eligibility by your family income and what school you plan to attend. You may qualify for up to $5,815 in college grants. Complete this form now. The rules have changed and you no longer must wait until January of your senior year.


        College For All Texans. This is a comprehensive website for financial aid for Texas students. Google: College For All Texans. Every parent/student should review this site. www.fastweb.com This website will serve as your personal secretary and match the information that you provide on a profile form to all national scholarships. They will then e-mail the scholarship information to you. This service is free. Be sure to change your profile every summer because there are scholarships for entering freshman students as well as graduate students. This is a web site that you will want to keep throughout your college career. There are several websites that will provide this service for you. Many are listed on the Counselor’s Scholarship Page.


        Krum High School Scholarship Newsletter: Go to www.krumisd.net, click on Krum High School -Departments - Counselor’s Corner - Scholarships. Watch this space weekly - we will publish all scholarships that are mailed to our school as well as additional national scholarships. The “local” scholarships will not be announced until spring.


        Create a College Folder: Keep all of your user names/passwords in your folder. Also document thenames of college personnel that you spoke with and the date of the conversation. Other things to keep in your College Folder: Test dates, Saturday Preview dates (for incoming freshman students), orientation dates, deadline for application, financial aid, housing, registration, etc.

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        University of Texas

        What starts here changes the world.

        Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.


        Top-Ranked Academics

        Whether you're a scholar of the sciences, humanities or arts, we offer dozens of top-ranked programs with a proven record of success. But you don't have to take our word for it: The university is one of the top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report, with the No. 1 accounting, Latin American history and petroleum engineering graduate programs in the country — plus more than 15 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally. No matter where you look, it's clear that academic excellence is an essential part of the UT Austin experience.


        Texas Pride

        UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. As a public university, we take seriously our charge to serve the great state of Texas that supports us — and with billions of dollars in added state income every year, not to mention countless other benefits to local and statewide communities, The University of Texas at Austin provides an exceptional return on investment. An enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas, we drive economic and social progress, all while serving our city, state and nation as a leading center of knowledge and creativity.


        Longhorns for Life

        Our large student body, storied history, strong community and richness of tradition have given rise to a proud alumni base of more than 482,000, which includes industry leaders like Michael Dell and Rex Tillerson, entertainers like Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and film director Robert Rodriguez, journalists like Bill Moyers and Walter Cronkite, and politicians like Sam Rayburn, James Baker and Kay Bailey Hutchison. In addition to providing great networking opportunities, our alumni connectedness ensures that you can find fellow Longhorns no matter where you go after graduation.


        Taken from: http://www.utexas.edu/

        The University of What’s Next
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        The Latest Announcements...


        2016 Food Drive

        Campus Goal = 21,500 cans


        What YOU can win...

        Wednesday, 11/9: Social Studies - Bring 10 cans to your social studies teacher and receive 10 bonus points on a test in the 3rd six weeks.


        Monday, 11/14: English - Bring 10 cans to your English teacher and receive FREE homework pass.


        Wednesday, 11/16: Science - Bring 10 cans to your science teacher and receive 10 bonus points on a test in the 3rd six weeks.


        NOTE: All cans brought will be put towards your class total.


        What your CLASS can win…


        Week 1 (11/7-11/10): The class with the highest total will be allowed to wear a hat on Tuesday, 11/15


        Week 2 (11/14-11/18): The class with the highest total will be allowed to wear a hat on Tuesday, 11/29


        Overall Class Winner: Pizza Party in December!


        Class Can Locations…


        Seniors - Riney (rm 306)

        Juniors - R. Baker (rm 300)

        Sophomores - Jackson (rm 105)

        Freshman - Penry (rm 301)


        Class Goal...

        Seniors = 7,017

        Juniors = 6,018

        Sophomores = 5,019

        Freshman = 4,020


        Most Needed Items:

        Food: spaghetti noodles & sauce, canned tuna or chicken, SPAM or Vienna Sausages, dried beans & rice, canned veggies & fruits, peanut butter & jelly, cereal, chili & soup, Ramen, spices





        Toiletries: 4-6 roll packs of toilet paper, toothpaste & toothbrush, shampoo & conditioner, bar soap, razors, deodorant


        No Shave November and Pajama Pants

        For a minimum fee of $10, the entire month of November you can be shave-free and/or pajama pants. When you make your donation you will receive a green bracelet that must be worn throughout the month. Long pajama pants are permitted. One piece and short pajama shorts are not permitted. Donations will benefit Special Touch Ministries’ Food Pantry.





        Taco Bueno Night

        2017 Project Graduation Fundraiser

        Date: Wednesday, November 16th

        Time: 11:00am-10:00pm

        Location: 1550 W. University, Denton





        Krum Connection

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        Krum High School

        The mission of Krum ISD is to offer a quality educational system that provides for the needs of all students, parents, staff, and community members.


        Michelle Pieniazek, Principal

        Bernard Lightfoot, Assistant Principal (A-K)

        Lindsey Oh, Assistant Principal (L-Z)

        Judy Smiley, Counselor (A-K)

        Angela Borchardt, Counselor (L-Z)