Bobcat Connection

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February 12, 2018

Good afternoon, KHS Families.


On behalf of the faculty and staff of Krum High School, I want to thank you for your continued support during this school year. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students in their academic, as well as extra-curricular endeavors.


As the Winter Olympics opened, it is certainly motivating to learn the personal stories of the Olympic athletes. Keep in mind that before these men and women were able to represent their country in PyeongChang, many hours of perseverance, determination and training were involved in preparing for that one moment. Their testimonies are extraordinary!


Although breathtaking to see a figure skater perform a flawless routine, the audience does not bear witness to do the trial and error leading to that performance. Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia set a new world record yesterday, just a year after suffering a broken foot. When she finished her routine and the scores were announced, a clinched fist and bitten lip cued the audience into the amount hard work she had invested to execute her routine without mistakes.


There is something special about the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity. We see this many times in the sports arena - there are many movies written about this. In fact, if you were at Friday night's games, you saw this when Caleb Schertz rebounded and made the shot at the buzzer, or when one of our ladies fouled out with just under a minute and the team rallied to keep the lead. These scenarios are also witnessed in our classrooms as our students prepare for post-secondary success.


Our students are participating in a variety of activities this week; and we hope to see you at one of these. Again, thank you for sharing your son/daughter with us.


Go BOBCATS!


Michelle Pieniazek

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Mr. Cates' Art Students Earn Honors at VASE Competition

On Saturday, February 10th, Mr. Cates supervised students at the regional VASE Art competition in Ft. Worth. Krum was well represented with Joey Mitchell and Katelyn Blank both receiving perfect scores (60 out of 60 possible points)! We had four other students receive the highest rating of a 4. The remaining two students received a rating of 3.


The Regional competition ratings are I-IV with IV being the best and I the worst



  • Katelyn Blank IV
  • Joey Mitchell IV
  • Taylor Hernandez IV
  • Jada Roberts IV
  • Maddy Martin IV
  • Chance Martin IV
  • Dale Guest III (Her judge was crazy, she had a state worthy piece)
  • Shawn Totty III


Congratulations!

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Josh Baker Signs to Accept Scholarship to Play Football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Senior Bobcat lineman, #64 Josh Baker, is the latest to sign a scholarship to continue to play in college. Josh is the son of Darrell Baker and Jennifer Baker. At KHS, Josh has been a participant of football, track and choir.

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Tennis Team Earns Medals at Lake Dallas Tournament

Cindy Perdue & Jaidyn Kamplain 1st place girls doubles


Logan Ripple & Cameron Corey 1st place boys doubles


Michael Ehler & Aaron Quy 3rd place boys doubles


Caitlin Hurlbut & Spencer Counts 3rd place mixed doubles


Hannah Neale & Cole Myers consolation champs mixed doubles


Cacie Whitney & Rachel Felty consolation champs girls doubles


Baker Brooks consolation champ boys singles


Congratulations!

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February ES3 Awards

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AV Production Class Presents Bobcat News

https://youtu.be/FNdEYM4sI-g
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Texas To Participate In Cybersecurity Program In Partnership With SANS Institute

High school female students have an opportunity to participate in the GirlsGoCyberStart program designed to encourage young women to become involved in the field of cybersecurity. Registration opens January 29 and closes February 16. The event will be conducted February 20-25. All girls in grades 9 to 12 are invited to participate with prizes to be awarded in each grade group. Prizes include Dell Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi computers and other technology related items including gift certificates. Additionally, each member of the top teams, nationally, will win an all-expense paid trip to the Women in Cybersecurity Conference (WiCyS) in Chicago.


This is also a great opportunity for the schools as the three schools in Texas that have the most participants will win awards of $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500.


High school female students have an opportunity to participate in a new training program, in partnership with the SANS Institute, designed to encourage young women to become involved in the field of cybersecurity. The partnership will focus on recruiting high school female students in Texas for GirlsGoCyberStart, a free online game for students to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn more about computer security training.


“Cybersecurity is at the forefront of national security, and I am excited for Texas to partner with SANS Institute to help recruit some of our best and brightest female students to this important field,” said Governor Abbott.


Approximately 10,000 high school girls from across the country will be invited to play GirlsGoCyberStart beginning in late February. The game itself will run from Feb. 20-25, 2018. Girls may play alone or in teams of up to four people. No prior experience with IT or security is needed. All girls in grades 9 to 12 are invited to play with prizes to be awarded in each grade group. Prizes include Dell Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi computers and other technology related items including gift certificates. Additionally, each member of the top teams, nationally, will win an all-expense paid trip to the Women in CyberSecurity Conference (WiCyS) in Chicago.


“The nation desperately needs more highly-skilled cyber professionals,” said SANS Director of Research, Alan Paller. “We have new evidence that CyberStart radically improves the quality and preparation of people entering the cybersecurity field. Women are woefully underrepresented in the technical side of cybersecurity, but by opening CyberStart to tens of thousands of high school girls we may be able to help the nation identify the next generation of talented people who will excel in this critical field.”


“The CyberStart program is an exciting opportunity for high school students to test their aptitude for cybersecurity in a fun and informative way,” said Texas Department of Information Resources Chief Information Security Officer Nancy Rainosek. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with the SANS Institute on this initiative. This is also a great opportunity for the schools as the three schools in Texas that have the most participants will win awards of $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500.”

Registration opens January 29 and closes February 16. Game play begins at 09:00am EST on February 20, and stops at 11:59pm EST on February 25.


https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/texas-to-participate-in-cybersecurity-program-in-partnership-with-sans-inst

www.GirlsGoCyberStart.com


Thank you to Mark Sprague, Director of Technology for sharing this opportunity.

Statewide Parent Engagement Newsletter

2018-2019 Academic Planning

Scheduling 2018-2019 IN PROGRESS

February 7, 2018

College Level Course Information Session

@ KHS PAC 6:00PM

It's already time to begin selecting courses for 2018-19. Our counselors will begin meeting with students this week. The schedule below lists when they will meet with each grade level. In addition, the Academic Planning Guide is also listed below. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us this past week for our college level course information night. We did record the presentation and will upload it to our website for anyone who was unable to attend.


February 14, 2018

Rising Senior Meetings

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours

February 22, 2018

Rising Seniors Input Schedule Request

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours


March 1, 2018

Rising Junior Meetings

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours

March 7, 2018

Rising Junior Input Schedule Request

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours


March 22, 2018

Rising Sophomore Meetings

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours

March 28, 2018

Rising Sophomore Input Schedule Request

@ KHS Lecture Hall during school hours

Rising Freshman Meeting Dates TBD

Krum Education Foundation Student Enrichment Grants

KISDEF Student Enrichment Grants are available to all Krum ISD students in grades K-11. The Initiative provides funds for K-12th grade students, campus and/or staff for student enrichment learning opportunities and/or activities that complement the District’s Mission, Long Range Plan and Campus Improvement in supporting Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Career and Technology Initiative supplies, Summer Enrichment Programs, etc. Student Enrichment activity initiatives may include, but are not limited to: Fee reimbursement for Summer Leadership Camps – Boys State, Girls State, STEM Summer Camp registration fees, guest speakers – campus, field trips to local colleges for enrichment exposure including, but not limited to health sciences, engineering, research, design, culinary, fine arts, digital media, and technical certifications.


The number of initiatives funded will depend upon available funds with a total allocation of $5,000 and a maximum grant of $1,000 per student.


Application Deadlines: There will be three applications time periods:

March 10th with notification by April 15th;

June 1st deadline with notification by Sept. 15th;

Oct 15th deadline with notification by Jan. 15th.


Applications are due by 4:00 p. m. of deadline day. If the deadline falls on a holiday the grant application must be received by 4:00 p. m. the following school day.

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Tennis, Softball, and Baseball Schedules

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Krum High School

Krum ISD’s mission is to create a collaborative atmosphere with parents, students and members of the community in order to ensure students will reach their full potential by providing every child with an exceptional education. We will strive to prepare our students academically and socially to embrace their future challenges, as well as ignite the desire to be lifelong learners, by providing a safe, respectful and positive learning environment.


Michelle Pieniazek, Principal

Bernard Lightfoot, Assistant Principal (A-K)

Shanna Orsi, Assistant Principal (L-Z)

Lindsey Oh, Counselor (A-K)

Angela Borchardt, Counselor (L-Z)