Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

October 31, 2016

Good afternoon Bobcat families!

WOW! What an exciting week we experienced at Krum High School! Congratulations to all of our students and coaches on a successful week. It was certainly a historical week as Football was named DISTRICT CHAMPIONS for the first time in school history. The Lady Cats finished their home games with a clear victory over Sanger and are now preparing for Bi-District on Tuesday. Johanna Drews placed 26th out of 180 runners at the Regional meet. The Blue Brigade made the finals in the Area Marching Band Contest and placed 10th overall. It's a fun time for the Bobcat Family! I'm sure our coaches and students would be the first to say that none of this would be the same without the never-ending support of parents, grandparents, community members, and teachers.

We also want to thank everyone who attended Open House this week. We realize your schedules are extremely busy; but we appreciate your time. Thank you also for the great turnout as we honored Mrs. Armstrong in her Retirement Reception. In addition, we send a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who planned, organized, volunteered, and attended the Krum ISD Education Foundation's Casino Night last night. We are thankful for your generous hearts and service to our students and teachers.

This week is the final week of the grading period. We have a Volleyball playoff game on Tuesday. The Lady Cats Basketball Team will play a scrimmage at home on Wednesday. JV and Freshman will travel to Vernon on Thursday. On Friday, it's the last home performance for our football, band, and colorguard. We hope you can join us on Friday night as we honor our Seniors of fall activities. This is the last opportunity to see them perform at home this year.

Last week Coach Degelia invited TABC Hall of Fame Member, Coach Troy Hamm, to speak to her Lady Cats. One of the things he shared with the Lady Cats was the value of tradition. He shared that when he came to Krum, he left a job and community that he and his family loved in order to come be a part of the Krum tradition. He said, "I wanted to be somewhere where winning was important, where winning was expected, and where winning was a tradition. You girls do not know how fortunate you are to play at a school where people expect you to win. There is an expectation here, and you should be thankful and proud that you get the opportunity to carry on that tradition."

As I reflect on Coach Hamm's talk, and think about the success of all programs, I am proud of our history, our present, and our future. Football, Volleyball, Marching Band, Colorguard, Fall Tennis, Choir and Cross Country have all advanced this fall. As we enter the playoffs for football and volleyball, and begin the basketball season, may we hold great pride in our past, while working hard to continue a tradition of excellence. Thank you for your support.

Bobcat Fight Never Dies!

Michelle Pieniazek

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Join us for Senior Night 11.4.16

On Friday, November 4, 2016, we will honor all of our seniors involved in fall sports at 6:45 p.m. in Bobcat Stadium. We ask that you join us to honor these young men and women and their parents.
11.4.16 Senior Night

Bobcat Football Named 2016 District Champions

The Varsity Football team has secured the first District Championship in the program's young history. Bobcat Football began UIL Varsity play in 2012. Current seniors were just freshmen; but now, just four year's later, these young men have captured the championship. Join us Friday night as they play their last home game before playoffs. We will honor all seniors of football, cheer, band, colorguard, tennis, and cross country beginning at 6:45. BFND!
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Blue Brigade Makes Area Finals and Places 10th Overall

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, the Krum Blue Brigade competed at the Area UIL Marching Contest. They performed well in the preliminaries and qualified for the finals. In the final round, they were declared the 10th Overall Best Marching Band in Area B. We congratulate them on their many hours of hard work!
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Lady Cats Volleyball Begin Playoffs on Tuesday

The Krum Lady Cats will begin playoffs with a Bi-District Championship match with North Hills Preparatory School. The game will begin at 7:00 pm at Irving MacArthur High School.
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Brandon Reeves - Built Ford Tough Player of the Week

Krum Bobcat Quarterback, Brandon Reeves, was recently names Built Ford Tough Player of the Week. Ford representatives will be at the senior pep rally on Friday to present Brandon with this award. Congratulations!
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Christian Cofer & Alyssa Taylor Make All-District Choir

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Coach Hamm Challenges Lady Cats

Coach Degelia invited TABC Hall of Fame Member, Coach Troy Hamm, to speak to the 2016-17 Lady Cats Basketball team on Thursday. Prior to becoming Superintendent at KISD, Mr. Hamm served as a building Principal, Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Head Boy's Basketball Coach. During his tenure, Coach Hamm took 12 teams to the State Championship with 8 of those teams becoming State Champions. He told the girls that one of the reasons he made the decision to come to Krum was the tradition and pride from the community. He challenged them to work hard to carry on the tradition and not get "outworked."

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:

The Parent Institute Brings Research-Based Tips

Krum High School has partnered with The Parent Institute in order to bring you the latest research-based tips for parents of teenagers. To access the information you can follow the link below or go to the Krum High School webpage and look under the tab "Parent Resources."

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Student Council Attends Jostens Renaissance Conference

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Lady Cats Senior Night

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Coach Hamm Speaks to Lady Cats

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UT OnRamps Professor Visits KHS

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Cupcake Wars in Mrs. Myer's Class

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Floral Design Students Make Pumpkin Arrangements

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Working Together at KHS

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Red Ribbon Spirit

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Open House 2016

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Mrs. Armstrong's Retirement Reception

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STUCO Greets Students with Treats

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Wednesday, November 9th - UNT Paint Night

Every year the University of North Texas provides free programs for seniors to help them have an easy transition from high school to college. It is free to any senior regardless of their G.P.A. or where they plan to attend college. Students may bring their family with them. The next event will be Wednesday, November 9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The theme of this event will be "Paint Night (Creating Your College Experience)"

Students will be able to paint their own masterpiece + campus connections. The event will be in Union 314B. All seniors and parents are welcome.

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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Texas Woman's University

About TWU

With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. TWU serves the citizens of Texas in many ways, including:

  • Graduating more new health care professionals than any other university in Texas
  • Easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom
  • Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society
  • Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes.

TWU Mission Statement

Texas Woman’s University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit.

Why choose TWU?


Whether you're conducting research, performing on stage, running a business or taking care of others, TWU's programs are the tools you need to build your career.


TWU's main campus in Denton, is just 40 miles from the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Campuses in Dallas and Houston are located in the heart of world-class medical centers.


Although TWU has the look and feel of a private university it is the most affordable public university the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for total cost.

Events — learn more about TWU in person

Brochures — download more about TWU

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TWU & Denton: A tour with Chancellor Carine Feyten
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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)