Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool
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.
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JAN 3 TUE
JAN 4 WED
JAN 5 THU
JAN 6 FRI
Football and Volleyball Banquets to be held in January
FCCLA Hosts Gingerbread Camp
Check Out our Student Produced Newsletter "Krum Connection"
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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 www.actstudent.org
$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 www.sat.org/register
$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 www.krumisd.net 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 www.applytexas.org 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. www.fastweb.com 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 www.krumisd.net, 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.
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 https://krumisd.quickapp.pro/ to fill out the form. You can also access the application at www.krumisd.net, 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.
The Latest Announcements...
Students will be on break December 19-January 2. Be safe and Happy Holidays!
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.
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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Blanche Dodd Intermediate Student Mentoring Opportunity
Adult Education Classes
Stephen F. Austin State University
SFA AT A GLANCE
FOUNDED IN 1923
100% INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY
- 519 FULL-TIME FACULTY
- $12,677 IN FINANCIAL AIDAVERAGE PAID PER STUDENT PER YEAR
120+ MAJORS & AREAS OF STUDY
71 % FIRST-TIME UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION RATE
- 417 ACRE CAMPUS
- 26 STUDENTS PER CLASS AVERAGE
64 % FEMALE STUDENT BODY (Go Ladyjacks!)
62% ACCEPTANCE RATE
- 17 DIVISION 1MEN’S & WOMEN’S SPORTS
- 20:1 STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO
- 1006 SAT AVERAGE
- 21.9 ACT AVERAGE
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)