Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

November 28, 2016

Good evening, KHS families.

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Many of you attended extracurricular events during the holidays and we appreciate your support. We are proud of all of our programs. Good luck to our students that are competing this week!

On Wednesday we have picture retakes. If your student has not yet had a picture taken for the yearbook, please remind him or her to have his or her picture made.

In addition to our Basketball teams, Band will compete this week at the Region Band Contest. Good Luck - we believe in you!

Our theater students have been working hard and preparing for "Cinderella Waltz." Please make plans to watch this December 8th - 10th. Also, please don't forget that Student Council is conducting a food drive to benefit Special Touch Ministry of Krum. Thank you to all of our students who choose to serve our community!

As a reminder, this is the last week before STAAR End of Course re-takes. Please take advantage of tutorials and last minute preparations. In addition, to EOC's, all other students will be taking benchmarks so that we may plan tutorials for the spring semester. More details will follow next week regarding a modified schedule.

Finally, please remember that we only have three weeks before the semester ends. Students, it is imperative that you are staying on top of your academics. 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!

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek

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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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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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Tarleton State University


Tarleton State University provides an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is rich in history and tradition while being committed to student success and diversity. Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society.


Tarleton will be the premier student-focused university in Texas and beyond. We will transform generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and service through exceptional teaching and research in vibrant learning communities.

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Tradition
  • Civility
  • Excellence
  • Service

With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community.

Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within six colleges:

Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs and classes in Waco, Midlothian, and Fort Worth.

Recent additions to the main Stephenville campus include a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center.

To see how Tarleton State University is working to become the premier student-focused and value driven institution, view our mission statement and goals.

Tarleton State University - Welcome
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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)