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November 5, 2018

Hello Bobcat families.

It’s hard to believe that November has already arrived! Extracurricular activities and service projects have filled our fall with grand adventures. Our students have completed twelve weeks of instruction and are gearing up to finish the fall semester.

As we enter November and a season of Thanksgiving, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to you for sharing your families with us. Our community has a reputation of possessing high expectations for academic and extracurricular performances; while also maintaining a safe and disciplined environment. In a day where the new generation is sometimes mislabeled as apathetic or self-absorbed, our students continue to break the mold through their philanthropy and service to others. Our students have participated in such service projects as a Kindness letter-writing campaign, Pink-out, Socktober, and Stockings for Soldiers. In addition, their perseverance and grit continue to provide inspiration even when the final outcome is not what is desired.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch our band perform at the Area UIL Marching Contest. For months these students have worked hard in perfecting their show - synchronization, props, costumes, performances, no detail was left undone. On Saturday, as they entered the field, one of the band members pushing a large instrument, appeared to fall as did the instrument. When the band member stood up, it was obvious, the student was in pain. My heart went out to the student, as well as the band as a whole. However, the fall is not what defined the moment. The moment was defined when the student arose. The student powered-through personal pain in order to serve the greater good. Instead of being defined by adversity, the student defined the moment with grit, fortitude, and boldness. During a matter of minutes, that student exemplified the strength of character, solid composure, and a strong commitment to a cause greater than self.

On Friday, November 9th, Krum ISD will present our Annual Veteran’s Day Program to honor all of our service men and women. We invite all of you to attend this event. We realize the freedoms we enjoy today were purchased at a steep price. If you are a veteran, we will have special seating for you on the field and the cafeteria will feed you lunch after the event. The entire community is invited to attend at 9:30 a.m. in Bobcat Stadium. We are thankful for these men and women of honor and their selfless service; as well as those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. We hope you can join us to honor them.

Again, thank you for sharing your children with us. I am proud of Krum High School and thankful for the opportunity to serve each of you.

Sincerely yours,

Michelle Pieniazek


  • Pies will be delivered on Thursday, November 8th! You must pick your pies up before 3:45 on November 8th.

  • Listen carefully--Starting on Monday, November 5th, if you are out of dress code, you will be required to sign in at the office and you will receive a detention. This includes shaving.

  • We will have Saturday school this Saturday if you are in need of credit hours due to Attendance issues. Hours are 8:00-12:00 and cost is $25.00. Please see Mrs. Orsi for more details.

  • Choose to make it a Good Day Bobcats!


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The National Award Program Releases the Names of 2018 School Winners

WHAT: Today, Wendy’s® announces the 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners.

From a total applicant pool of nearly 42,000 high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019, more than 7,500 have been named School Winners in Wendy’s annual scholarship competition.

School Winners will continue to compete for the chance to become State Finalists, State Winners, National Finalists or National Winners. State Winners receive a $500 college scholarship, National Finalists receive a $1,000 college scholarship and the male and female National Winners receive a $5,000 college scholarship and trip to New York City to attend the Heisman Trophy Trust’s annual college Heisman award broadcast on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

A complete list of School Winners can be found at


WHEN: The complete 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program Timeline can be found at

10.31.18: School Winners Announced

11.1.18: State Finalists Announced

11.7.18: State Winners Announced

11.8.18: National Finalists Announced

11.9.18: National Winners Announced

WHERE: Winner names will be released on

WHY: Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy

About Wendy's High School Heisman

The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college.

Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy's High School Heisman program.

Twenty-five years later, Wendy's High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy's values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.

The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.

About Wendy’s

Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Wendy's is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads with hand-chopped lettuce, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty® dessert. The Wendy's Company is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is most visible through the Company's support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and its signature Wendy's Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find every child in the North American foster care system a loving, forever home. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. Please visit and for more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook

The Wendy's name and design and the Wendy's High School Heisman and design are trademarks of Quality Is Our Recipe, LLC. The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Heisman name and Heisman Trophy figure are registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust, used with permission.


Thanks to all veterans and active military personnel for your service! In your honor, TPWD will waive day-use entry fees for everyone on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

Gather your family and spend the day exploring a park near you, for free. And say thanks to a veteran or soldier if you see one!

Find a Texas State Park to visit at

LEAD Your Generation

CoSERV YOUth Leadership Tour - Opportunity for Juniors

Are you interested in going on the trip of a lifetime? You've come to the right place! The application for the 2019 Youth Leadership Tour opens Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Apply Here:

CoServ will award seven North Texas high school juniors an all-expenses-paid tour departing from Austin to Washington, DC, to watch our government in action. The winners join more than 100 other youth from Texas electric cooperative homes Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 21, 2019 to experience two Capitols.


  1. The student must have completed his/her junior year of high school by June.
  2. The student’s permanent residence must have an active CoServ Electric or CoServ Gas account.
  3. The student’s parent or guardian must be a CoServ Member or Customer in good standing.
  4. Online application must be completed and submitted, including RETURNED REFERENCES, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018. Please plan your submission to allow time for references to respond.
  5. Winners are required to meet with CoServ leaders BOTH before and after the trip (dates subject to change):
    • Orientation: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2 - 4 p.m.
    • Follow-up Session with the CoServ Electric Board of Directors: Thursday, June 27, 2019,
      11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Images and names of Youth Leadership Tour winners may be featured on CoServ's website, social media channels, in the CoServ pages of Texas Co-op Power magazine and shared with area news media. Winners must submit a recent photo of themselves (class photo preferred) and may also be asked to have their photos taken at CoServ.

For more information about the tour, please contact CoServ's program coordinators at


CoServ is rewarding $5,000 scholarships to eligible students across North Texas.


Want to be one of them? Applications open on Tuesday, October 16, 2018!

The program's purpose is to encourage and support eligible graduating high school seniors with an established CoServ connection as they pursue their education at an institution of higher learning in the state of Texas.


  1. Students must be high school seniors who are a U.S. citizen, have a valid Visa or are a registered Alien.
  2. The student’s permanent residence must have an active CoServ Electric or CoServ Gas account.
  3. The student’s parent or guardian must be a CoServ Member or Customer in good standing.
  4. Online application must be completed and submitted, including RETURNED REFERENCES, no later than 5 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018. Please plan your submission to allow time for references to respond.

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time in an accredited institution of higher learning located in Texas (college, university, trade or vocational school). Full-time enrollment is as defined by the registrar of the institution.


Number of Scholarships
The number of scholarships to be awarded is determined each year based on the availability of funds and the eligibility of applicants.

Amount of Scholarships
CoServ will award $35,000 in scholarships to seven eligible students in 2019. Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Payment of Scholarship
It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to send CoServ their enrollment and full-time status documentation. Within 15 business days of receiving the requested documents, CoServ will issue the scholarship payment. Funds will be forwarded directly to the institution at which the student is enrolled. The scholarship offer will become void if it is not claimed by February 1, 2020.

2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest

Link to website:

Are you a Texas undergraduate college student, graduate school student or high school senior with plans on attending college? Do you have a love for Texas and a passion for helping others? If so, The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian wants to help you with a $2,500 scholarship.

We will award one scholarship to the student who submits the winning video and essay in our 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest. Please read on to learn more about the scholarship and review our Terms and Conditions.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity and submit your entry by our deadline of December 30, 2018!

What Is the Proud Texan Scholarship?

At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, we have experienced first-hand the benefits of a higher education. We believe that getting a college education is a key to learning how our world functions and to understanding how we can improve the world around us. A college education is also important in order to be competitive in the work field and to achieve one's career goals.

We also greatly value the support and inspiration we have received from our parents, mentors and teachers along the way. We have always admired those who are driven to help others and to better those around them.

That is why we are excited to "pay it forward" by awarding one $2,500 scholarship to the student who submits the winning video and essay in our 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest.

We will award the scholarship in the form of a check from The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian. It will be payable to the institution which the student provides in his or her application form (or a different institution provided in accordance with our Terms and Conditions).

How Do You Apply?

To apply for the Proud Texan Scholarship, you must:

  • Complete our online application form.
  • Create a 30-to-120-second video.
  • Write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) to support your video.

In the video and essay, you must tell us:

  • What motivates you to continue your education?
  • Who has helped you along the way?
  • What do you do – or plan to do – to better the state of Texas?

Only one entry per student is allowed. To submit the video, you must upload it to YouTube and include a link to it in our application form. You must copy and paste your essay into the bottom of the application form. Entries will not be returned.

You must follow all Terms and Conditions and complete all entry requirements by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Proud Texan Scholarship, you must be a legal U.S. resident who currently lives in Texas, and you must be currently enrolled in 2018 as a:

  • Senior at a Texas high school
  • Undergraduate student at a Texas college (two-year to five-year institution)
  • Graduate student at a Texas college.

You do not need to meet a minimum GPA requirement. Employees of The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, Consultwebs, their boards of directors, immediate family members and household members are not eligible.

How Will We Choose the Scholarship Winner?

Each complete entry submitted by our deadline will be judged by Consultwebs (the administrator of the scholarship contest) and by The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian (the sponsor of the scholarship). The video and essay must be original and previously unpublished works. We will review each video and essay based on their creativity, originality, thoughtfulness and quality of content. Your video may be serious, funny, inspiring – whatever you want!

We will announce our scholarship award winner in early 2019.

Who Will Own Your Entry?

All entries submitted to The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, in connection with our Proud Texan Scholarship Contest, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated therewith, will become the property of The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, upon submission. By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that if you win the scholarship award, The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, will own all rights to publish and promote the submission.

Do You Have Questions?

If you have any additional questions about the 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest, please submit them in writing to Please do not call with your questions.

PTO Scholarship

Attached is the 2018-19 Krum PTO Scholarship Application and related documents on behalf of the Krum PTO Scholarship Committee. These documents are also located on the KHS Counselor website. The due date for the applications will be April 5th, 2019. Included is a PTO Volunteer Below are Volunteer Opportunities to help interested seniors plan for completing the required PTO volunteer hours.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

February 16th – Cupid Shuffle

Place: KMS - Cafeteria

Time: Decorating TBD, Dance 6:30pm - 9pm

Duties: Help out with decorating during the day or at night with serving refreshments and\or clean-up; allowed to work any two hours

February 25th – Family Fun Night

Place: Dyer

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Duties: Help with set-up, serving food and\or clean up; may work any two hours OR sign-up to provide food item(s) via Sign Up Genius which counts as two volunteer hours

Please make sure you check in with a PTO Officer when arriving to the event and make sure you get a PTO Officer to sign you out of the event. Otherwise your volunteer hours may not be recorded and you will not get credit for the volunteer opportunity. The PTO officers are Jamie Goff, Vanessa Steele, Michelle Cain and Melissa Brooks.


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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

Shanna Orsi, Assistant Principal

Lindsey Oh, Counselor (A-K)

Angela Borchardt, Counselor (L-Z)