Bobcat Connection

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October 8, 2018

Hello, Bobcat Families.

We hope you have enjoyed your weekend. The next week is short as we have a school holiday on Friday, October 12th. In addition, Monday, October 15th is also a student holiday.

This is the final week of the first grading period. We will administer nine week exams, in addition to PSAT testing; District Cross Country, and several other extracurricular activities this week. It has certainly been an action packed, fast-paced, first grading period. Thank you for supporting our students and staff during the first nine weeks.

Although originally scheduled for this week, the Pink Out Pep Rally and Pink Out Volleyball game has been rescheduled for October 19th. We hope you will join us - and wear pink - as we show solidarity in the fight against breast cancer.

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek



STUDENTS- YOU can take the ACT on October 27!

SENIORS: The October test might be your last chance to take the ACT and get your scores back in time for college application deadlines.

A single point can close the gap between your college application and an acceptance letter.
Improving your composite score could mean more scholarship money.
57% of students who took the ACT more than once improved their score.
JUNIORS: The ACT is so much more than a score. Get ahead and stay ahead by taking the test in October.

Discover your academic strengths and help plan your courses.

Use your in-depth score report to explore how your interests align with your intended college major or career goals.

Uncover colleges and scholarship opportunities.

The Bobcat Clutter will be hosting a stockings for soldiers drive for soldiers overseas this Christmas. There will be a donation box in the library and they will be accepting things like small toiletries, games, books, candy, etc. there will be a full list in the library.This will be going on through the second week in October. If you have any questions contact Hailey Pratt.

The Krum Bobcats Basketball Team will be playing at the American Airlines Center before a Mavericks game on Wednesday, November 21st. Krum will play Bowie at 1:00, Brock will play Grandview at 3:00 and The Dallas Mavericks will play the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30. Tickets are on sale right now for $30. We have 90 tickets and they are first come first serve. Cash or a checks should be made out to Doug Boxell or Krum Basketball. A ticket will get you into all 3 games.

  • The application for student aid is open! Get information about filling out the FAFSA from your counselor

  • Fccla members, this Thursday, there will be a meeting during advisory in the lecture hall. Also, the t-shirt money for the fccla shirts is due Thursday as well. If you are planning on going to the State Fair, your field- trip permission form and can food is due Friday.

  • The NHS is sponsoring the annual fall blood drive next Tuesday, October 9th. Our goal is to collect over 105 units, which could help save 315 lives! Students age 16 and over are eligible to donate, so please sign up for a time during lunch today, or between classes in Mrs. Sprabary's room. Seniors, you must donate twice during your senior year to earn your red cord for donation. Don't forget to sign up today!

  • Varsity tennis lost to Argyle yesterday 6 - 10. We had wins from the following players.

    Boys Doubles:
    Spencer Counts & Aaron Quy
    Michael Ehler & Baker Brooks

    Boys Singles:
    Spencer Counts
    Michael Ehler
    Baker Brooks
    Cole Myers

Choose to make it a Good Day Bobcats!

Ponder Cross Country Meet

Team finished 7th place out of 8 teams
29 Isaiah Montes 19:10.41
50 Brent Boone 20:33.95
67 Dylan Vargas 21:14.25
72 Abe Dillon

78 Dillon Stone 22:45.97
79 Trey Smith 22:50.13
80 Nathan Herrera 23:08.54
88 Brady Labrum 24:16.46
89 Ethan Owens 24:25.07
90 Jackson Hood 24:30.45
92 Levi Nelson 24:49.32
94 Jack Zavishlak 24:56.51
95 Isaac Dillon 25:01.22
102 Dallin Andrus 27:01.28
103 Carter Marquis 27:16.10
109 Cole Lee 28:29.87
112 Tanner Dieleman 28:46.26
113 Kody Cloud 28:47.18

2018-2019 Basketball schedules

Do you have items to donate to Goodwill? Consider Donating to KHS Theatre

Theatre seeking donations for Fall Show

We are building a very large set for this upcoming show. It's supposed to be a mansion with 9 rooms onstage.

With that said, we need a lot of random things. Mrs. Bush stated, "I could post a list of items, but you'd get tired of reading it."

If you have items that you planned on sending to Goodwill, please consider letting us take those off of your hands.

We need all sorts of furniture, nick-knacks, clothing, wall hangings, kitchen items, game room stuff, fake plants, rugs, clocks, pictures, name it and we probably need it.

Theatre would LOVE the help and donations.

GT Nomination Meeting for Parents on October 8th at 6:30 pm in the KISD Central Administration Board Room

KISD will be hosting a GT Nomination meeting for parents on October 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. This meeting will be to review the process with parents.

The elementary counselors and Mrs. Shipley have been working toward improving this process. The following information may be helpful to you:

  • October 1-teachers will be notified that the window will be opening soon.
  • October 8th-parent meeting to answer questions about the program and the nomination process
  • October 11th-please inform parents in campus newsletters that the nomination window is opening
  • October 15-25th-Packets can be picked up in the office for nominations.
  • October 25th-all nominations are due back to the campus counselors.


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From Mrs. Oh

Attached is the 2018-19 Krum PTO Scholarship Application and related documents on behalf of the Krum PTO Scholarship Committee. These documents are also located on the KHS Counselor website. The due date for the applications will be April 5th, 2019. Included is a PTO Volunteer Below are Volunteer Opportunities to help interested seniors plan for completing the required PTO volunteer hours.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

October 27th – Monster Mash

Place: EEC - Library

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Duties: Help with the silent auction for at least 2 hours

October 29th – Cookie Dough Delivery

Place: Dyer

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Duties: Help with sorting and handing out cookie dough orders; allowed to work any two hours

February 16th – Cupid Shuffle

Place: KMS - Cafeteria

Time: Decorating TBD, Dance 6:30pm - 9pm

Duties: Help out with decorating during the day or at night with serving refreshments and\or clean-up; allowed to work any two hours

February 25th – Family Fun Night

Place: Dyer

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Duties: Help with set-up, serving food and\or clean up; may work any two hours OR sign-up to provide food item(s) via Sign Up Genius which counts as two volunteer hours

Please make sure you check in with a PTO Officer when arriving to the event and make sure you get a PTO Officer to sign you out of the event. Otherwise your volunteer hours may not be recorded and you will not get credit for the volunteer opportunity. The PTO officers are Jamie Goff, Vanessa Steele, Michelle Cain and Melissa Brooks.

NCTC Scholarships

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The scholarship application period for Spring 2019 is OPEN. Complete a General Application. Your application will be automatically matched to ALL scholarships for which you are eligible based on the criteria of the scholarship.

There may be additional scholarships you are eligible for that may require you to answer a few more questions. To get to those scholarships you must complete your General Application and THEN click on the recommended button. If any additional scholarships exist, it will take you to an additional list of scholarships for which you may apply by answering more questions or completing the donor required essay.

If you have already completed the General Application, you may update information in your application to be considered for spring awards.

Make sure you update the application to select Spring 2019 and the number of hours you plan to attend NCTC in the spring in order to be considered.

Please do not make changes to any previous selections to Summer or Fall hours as this is the same application and we want to keep that information once it is archived.

Application Deadline is October 15, 2018 at midnight.

College & Career Readiness Fair

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NACAC's Performing & Visual Arts College Fair

NACAC's Performing & Visual Arts College Fair is taking place in Dallas on Tuesday, October 16. The fair, which will feature booths from over 100 universities, festivals, and conservatories, will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Dallas Market Center located at 21 N Stemmons Freeway.

FREE Pizza and an Author Event with Carol Jago in Denton ISD

October 16th- Author Carol Jago-Denton ISD-Denton High School

  • Carol Jago will speak on “Why Giving Student Choice in Reading Matters”
  • 5:00-5:30pm-Registration and Refreshments, 5:30pm-Presentation
  • Grab and go dinner provided for each participant after the presentation. Dinner is done! Take a pizza home to your family after the event!
  • Open to Denton ISD and surrounding districts!
  • Click here to register for October 16th in Denton ISD!

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Will you be 18 by Election Day? Have you Registered to Vote?

Register To Vote

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
    Election Day.
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Your application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked at least 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

To vote in Texas for the following elections be sure to register by the deadlines listed below.

  • November 6, 2018 - Uniform Election Date: The deadline to register is
    October 9, 2018.

Are you already registered?

To confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;
  • Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;
  • Your first and last name.



Krum ISD’s mission is to create a collaborative atmosphere with parents, students and members of the community in order to ensure students will reach their full potential by providing every child with an exceptional education. We will strive to prepare our students academically and socially to embrace their future challenges, as well as ignite the desire to be lifelong learners, by providing a safe, respectful and positive learning environment.

Michelle Pieniazek, Principal

Bernard Lightfoot, Assistant Principal (A-K)

Shanna Orsi, Assistant Principal (L-Z)

Lindsey Oh, Counselor (A-K)

Angela Borchardt, Counselor (L-Z)