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January 2, 2017

Happy New Year, KHS Family!

As we embark upon 2017, we are filled with great anticipation for the future. The month of January celebrates many leaders and leadership activities within our school and community. January 16th is the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. May his legacy, leadership, and gallant crusade serve as an excellent example of overcoming challenges for today’s generation.

January is also, School Board Appreciation Month. If you see one of these seven leaders at one of our community or district events, please take a moment to offer gratitude. We are thankful for the countless hours they graciously donate in order to help our school district experience success. The decisions they make today, ensure a positive future for our students and community.

This spring our students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills will be evaluated via End of Course Exams. Our students should be confident in knowing that we are equipping them with every necessary tool they will need for success. Just as our students practice skills to be the best in competitive events, our students must prepare for academic success. Homework assignments foster necessary cognitive skill development to prepare students for college and career success.

On behalf of the KHS faculty and staff, we look forward to great accomplishments in 2017. We appreciate your support, and we are committed to tackling future challenges with fervor. As partners in your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can ever be of service to you. We look forward to seeing all of our students return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, as we begin the spring semester.

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek

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    Football and Volleyball Banquets to be held in January

    The Krum Athletic Booster Club will honor Bobcat Football and Lady Cat Volleyball in January. The Football Banquet has been planned for January 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the KHS Cafeteria. The Volleyball Banquet has been planned for January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the KHS Cafeteria. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 for all non-athletes.
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    FCCLA Hosts Gingerbread Camp

    The Krum FCCLA Chapter hosted their 2nd Annual Gingerbread Camp on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Krum High School. FCCLA members and KMS National Jr. Honor Society volunteers hosted 55 campers at this year's event. Campers participated in crafts, reading, dancing, and other fellowship activities.
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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)

    • 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)

    • 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.

    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 username/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.

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    Volunteer Background Check Information

    Volunteer application available online

    Apply to volunteer at your child’s campus by submitting an online application. The process is easy and takes just a few minutes. Simply go to to fill out the form. You can also access the application at, select “Parents” and click on the “Volunteer” link. Remember, volunteers must submit an application every year to continue volunteering. Applicants who have questions may call (940) 482-2501 or contact their child’s campus.

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    School Holiday

    Students will be on break December 19-January 2. Be safe and Happy Holidays!

    Transcript Request

    Seniors: When you request a transcript on line, be sure to give the address of the school.

    There are multiple schools with the same names but located in different cities. Be specific when requesting a transcript.

    UNT Competition

    Do you have a knack for languages, logic or "computational thinking"? The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is an educational competition in Linguistics - the science of language.

    The Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas is sponsoring a competition on Thurs., January 26. Please go to the scholarship newsletter sight for more information.

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