Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

September 19, 2016

Good evening, Bobcat Families.

Thank you for making Homecoming week memorable. We are so fortunate to have so many men and women who work behind the scenes on our behalf. Thank you to each and everyone of you who give of your time, treasures, and talents on behalf of our students. You are making an investment in the leaders of our future.

We have two weeks left in the first grading period. Students, it is imperative that you are staying on top of your academics. Extracurricular programs are an integral part of college and career preparation. They provide many leadership opportunities and real-world experiences. With that said, it is imperative that we remember the reason we are here is academic excellence. Please give your best effort.

Again, thank you for working together in the best interest of our students. We appreciate your support. Let's make it a great week!

Bobcat Fight Never Dies!

Michelle Pieniazek

This week at a glance...

Times are listed on the KHS Google Calendar

Great Things are Happening at KHS!

2016 Homecoming King and Queen

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A few moments from Homecoming Week...

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Krum Band Members make Region 2 Jazz Band!

The following students auditioned for the Region 2 All-Region Jazz Band. Krum Band students earned 25% of the positions in the entire band. The students that Advanced to Area performed a second time. This time they were recorded and a panel of judges will listen to them to determine if they will earn a position in the prestigious Texas All-State Band

*Hunter Martin– 1st Trumpet – Advanced to Area - Senior

Katie Janczak – 7th Trumpet - Senior

Matthew Gelsthorpe – 8th Trumpet - Sophomore

Miles Jochetz – 9th Trumpet - Junior

*Colton Cherryholmes– 3rd – Advanced to Area - Senior

*Jacob Dixon – 1st – Advanced to Area - Junior

Skylar Clark– 5th Percussion - Freshman

*Gabe Vieira – 1st – Advanced to Area - Freshman

Matt Kilgore – 3rd Bass Guitar - Junior

*Haylee Emery– 1st Alto Sax – Advanced to Area - Senior

Brandon Corey – 4th Alto Sax - Junior

*Made the band

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FFA Meeting on Monday, September 19th at 7:00

Krum FFA and Krum FFA Parents and Friends will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. Dr. Joe Strittmatter, DVM will present an informative program about animal health. There will be a meeting at 6:00 for swine exhibitors prior to the FFA meeting.

Senior Information from our Counselors...


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)

Otober 22, 2016 September 16

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)

October 1, 2016 September 1

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.

Bobcat Swag - contact Misty Waldrum at

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Lady Cats Cross Country Shirts - Contact Coach Wilson at

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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 will replace our monthly KHS Bobcat Bulletin.

Members of The Krum Connection staff are:

  • Amelia Sprabary
  • Mallory Stephens
  • Madeline Murray
  • Nicole Heraly
  • Angela Lopez
  • Karson Edwards
  • Hailie Hernandez
  • Aloana Good
  • Angie Ramirez
  • Jessica Scoggins
  • Caitlyn Scott
  • Jordan Overby
  • Staff Advisor: Thomas Clay

Krum Broadcasting Network - Bringing the game to you!

When you can't make the game, you can always listen to Mr. Cofer, Mr. Wiley, and Mr. Borchardt as they give the play by play. Broadcasts are even archived so if you miss one, you can go back to listen. Follow this link to listen!

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)