Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

November 21, 2016

Hello Bobcat families!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Krum High School, we wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. We wish you safe travels as you travel near and far to celebrate with friends and family this week.

On Friday night, our Bobcats played hard; yet ran out of time to get the victory. We are so proud of these young men and the heart they have displayed throughout the season. Thank you for a successful and historical season. You brought the first District Championship in football to Krum High School! Thank you to our players, coaches, sports medicine, band, cheerleaders, color guard, students, parents, and community for a wonderful season. Congratulations!

When we return, we only have three weeks left in the semester; as this is a short grading period. Students, we have a lot to accomplish during the next three weeks, so get plenty of rest and recharge your batteries during this break. Enjoy spending time making memories with those most precious in your lives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle Pieniazek

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McKenna Bruce Signs to Play Softball at NCTC

Congratualtions to Mckenna Bruce on her commitment to play softball with North Central Texas College!
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Thanks, Bobcats, for a Championship Season!

On Monday, November 14th, FFA members traveled to Ponder High School to compete in the Area V FFA Leadership Development Events. Leadership Development Events focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication, and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization. Team and individual events are used to reinforce what is taught in agricultural science classrooms. Results of KHS students are listed below.

Sr. Chapter Conducting 1st place, Area Qualifiers

  • Nina Alambar, Carlie Carroll, Olivia Ognibene, Paige Orsi, Payton Schertz, Skylor Schertz, Claire Shelton

Public Relations: 2nd place Area Qualifers

  • Carlie Carroll, Caitlyn Muckensturm, Claire Shelton, Abby Wimmer

Ag. Advocacy: 3rd place, Area Qualifier

  • Hadley Brooks, Jaimie Jones, Jasmine Schneider

Agricultural Issues Forum: 3rd place

  • Alex Dast, Morgan Johnson, Paige Orsi, Sterling Pieniazek, Payton Schertz, Skylor Schertz, Taylor Schertz

Job Interview: 3rd place

  • Taylor Schertz

Sr. Quiz: 3rd place

  • Gage Guffy, Caitlyn Muckensturm, Sterling Pieniazek Abby Wimmer

Sr. Creed: 3rd

  • Morgan Johnson


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 Shirt Sales extended through November 28th!

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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:

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Special thanks to Mrs. Enloe for sharing the pictures from the Bobcat Basketball games on Tuesday 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

$42.50 (with writing $58.50)

  • December 10, 2016 November 4
  • February 11, 2017 January 13
  • April 8, 2017 March 3
  • June 10, 2017 May 5

SAT National Test Dates: Deadline to register: Register at

$45.00 ($57 with essay)

  • November 5, 2016 October 7
  • December 3, 2016 November 3
  • January 21, 2017 December 21
  • March 11, 2017 February 10
  • May 6, 2017 April 7
  • June 3, 2017 May 9

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

Request a Transcript be sent to a College/University or Scholarship Program: Go to 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 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. 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, 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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Angelo State University


To inspire the public, including prospective students, about Angelo State University and to instill pride and loyalty in the university’s multiple constituencies through standard and innovative communications and marketing strategies.


  • Excellence: As this is the university’s standard, so too C&M mirrors this value in presenting the university to the public and in reflecting the accomplishments of ASU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

  • Creativity: To touch our multiple constituencies in meaningful and memorable ways, C&M employs a full range of artistic, photographic and written tools, always seeking originality in thought and outcome.

  • Integrity: As the primary architect of the university’s image, C&M maintains the highest standards of both accuracy and ethical behavior in presenting ASU to the public.

  • Collegiality: With teamwork serving as the keystone philosophy for C&M, the ability to work successfully among office staff and with both university and external clients provides the touchstone for success.


To elevate the reputation of Angelo State University to the status of one of the top regional universities in the southwestern United States.

Points of Pride


  • Angelo State University is one of only five state institutions in Texas to be listed by The Princeton Review among “The Best 380 Colleges” for 2016. This is the seventh consecutive year that ASU has been recognized by The Princeton Review.
  • ASU has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education since 2010. HSI status requires a minimum 25 percent of undergraduate enrollment be made up of Hispanic students. Resulting federal HSI grants have totaled more than $8 million for ASU.
  • Dr. Robert Dowler, professor of biology, received the 2015 Joseph Grinnell Award for Excellence in Education from the American Society of Mammalogists. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to education in mammalogy over a period of at least 10 years.
  • Dr. Joseph Satterfield, professor of geology, received the 2015 Professorial Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation. He also received the 2015 Distinguished Educator Award from the Southwest Section of AAPG.
  • ASU was the first university in Texas to offer a degree in computer science.
  • The ASU nursing program has been ranked in the top 100 nationally for its online graduate degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2013-2016 editions of Best Online Programs.
  • The ASU teacher education program has been ranked among the top 50 nationally for its online graduate degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2014-2016 editions of Best Online Programs.
  • The ASU Agriculture Department’s Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team won the 2015 Undergraduate Quiz Bowl National Championship conducted by the American Meat Science Association. ASU’s Quiz Bowl team also won the national title in 2006 and finished as runner-up in 2007.
  • ASU’s student chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) national biology honor society has won the Lloyd M. Bertholf Award as the top chapter in the nation a record eight times. No other chapter has won the award more than four times.
  • The Global Immersion Center houses ASU’s Planetarium, which is one of the largest on a U.S. university campus and features a SciDome HD projection system powered by Starry Night software. OmniGlobe HD projection systems and Google Earth displays are also included.
  • ASU’s Management, Instruction and Research (MIR) Center comprises 6,000 acres of range and farm land that serves as a “laboratory” for agriculture students. Facilities at the site include the Food Safety and Product Development Laboratory, the Mayer-Rousselot Agricultural Education Training Center, the G. Leon Holland Arena and a 2,800-foot greenhouse.
  • The ASU Natural History Collections maintained by the Biology Department contain more than 150,000 specimens of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants from throughout Texas, many other states, Mexico, Africa, Asia, Australia and even the Galapagos Islands.
  • The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies, originally funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force, educates military and civilian students around the world in the increasingly important fields of border and homeland security, intelligence and security studies.
  • ASU’s Detachment 847 is one of the largest and most honored Air Force ROTC detachments at colleges and universities nationally. It won the Right of Line Award as the top medium-sized detachment in the U.S. in 2015.
  • ASU has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2010-2016 lists of “Military Friendly Schools.”
  • ASU has been named to the Military Times’ list of “Best for Vets Colleges” for 2014-2016.
  • The ASU Center for International Studies offers summer, semester and academic year programs in multiple academic disciplines in Europe, Africa, Central America and the Far East.

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The Latest Announcements...

Lady Cat Basketball Gear

Deadline extension: Noon, Monday, Nov. 28

2016-17 Lady Cats Basketball gear is on sale now! You can order t-shirts and/or sweatshirts. Forms are due to one of our high school players or to your front office.


2016 Food Drive


Campus Goal = 21,500 cans

Class Can Locations…

Seniors - Riney (rm 306)

Juniors - R. Baker (rm 300)

Sophomores - Jackson (rm 105)

Freshman - Penry (rm 301)

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

December STAAR/EOC

Monday, Dec. 5 - English 1

Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Algebra 1 / US History

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - English 2

Thursday, Dec. 8 - Biology

December Benchmarks

Monday, Dec. 5 - US History / Algebra 1

Tuesday, Dec. 6 - English 1

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - English 2 / Biology

Mavericks Tickets

Coach Clay has 4 tickets left for the Mavericks game on November 23rd at the American Airlines Center. Tickets at $37 each and will get you in the Krum vs Bowie game, the Brock vs Hillsboro Game, and the Mavericks vs Clippers game. Game time for the Bobcats will be 12:45. The Mavericks game begins at 7:00 pm. See Coach Clay this week to buy a ticket.

NEW! UNT Event

Seniors: UNT has planned another Senior Transition day. You are welcome whether you plan to enroll at UNT or not. The next event will be Saturday, November 19. Please go to for a full agenda. You will top of the day with the Football Game. All seniors and their parents welcome.

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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)