Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

September 12, 2016

Good afternoon, Bobcat Families.

We have had a great week at Krum High School. Our students have performed very well in extracurricular events and the classroom. Friday night our volleyball teams were victorious at home. We had many fans in the stands to support our girls. Thank you for your support.

Our football team played hard on the road and didn't quit. Although Sanger put the most points on the board, sometimes the true victory cannot be measured on a scoreboard. I was so proud of our students. Words cannot express the deep pride felt when looking into the stands and seeing everyone on their feet and supporting our team. It is wonderful to witness the synergy created by a "WE over me" mindset. Krum is a special place because of the dedication, loyalty, and pride you model.

On Friday our students received their progress reports for assignments taken during the first three weeks of the grading period. In addition, students were given a parent portal letter to take home so that you may check on their grades through our online grade book. Our teachers all have email addresses. Email is often the easiest form of communication should you have a specific question regarding your student's performance in a class. Please do not hesitate to contact your student's teacher at any time.

Next week is Homecoming week! We hope you will join us in celebrating the pride that comes from being a Krum Bobcat. We have a strong tradition of excellence and many reasons to celebrate! Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, or community member, we hope you will join us as we celebrate "There's No Place Like Homecoming."

Bobcat Fight Never Dies!

Michelle Pieniazek

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 will replace our monthly KHS Bobcat Bulletin.

Members of The Krum Connection staff are:

  • Amelia Sprabary
  • Mallory Stephens
  • Madeline Murray
  • Nicole Heraly
  • Angela Lopez
  • Karson Edwards
  • Hailie Hernandez
  • Aloana Good
  • Angie Ramirez
  • Jessica Scoggins
  • Caitlyn Scott
  • Jordan Overby
  • Staff Advisor: Thomas Clay

Learning @KrumHighSchool

Do you ever wonder what your student's instruction day looks like? We have a few images captured from walk-through's this week.

This week at a glance...

Excellence outside of the classroom...

Great Things are Happening at KHS!

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Support Project Grad with Dinner at Mooyah's

September 15th - save the date for dinner at Mooyah's!!! They will donate a portion of sales from 4:00 pm until close to the 2017 Senior Class. Feed the family and support Project Graduation.
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Homecoming 2016

Krum High School Homecoming Week is THIS week - September 12th - 16th!

  • Parade - Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30
  • Bonfire - Wednesday, September 14th at 8:00 following parade
  • Pep Rally - Friday, September 16th at 10:00 am
  • Volleyball Game - Krum vs. Peaster at 4:30
  • Junior Class Spaghetti Dinner - Friday, September 16th - 5:00-6:30
  • Football Game - Krum vs. Lake Worth at 7:30
  • KHS Homecoming Dance following game.

2016 Homecoming Royalty

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Homecoming Week Dress-up Days

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Senior Information from our Counselors...


College Entrance Exams: If you have not taken an ACT/SAT, please register online.

ACT National Test Dates: Deadline to register: Register at

September 10, 2016 August 5 $42.50 (with writing $58.50)

Otober 22, 2016 September 16

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

October 1, 2016 September 1 $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.

Nortex College Fair. The Fair will be at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton on Monday evening, September 12, 2016 from 6:30-8:30. There will be hundreds of colleges, universities, technical schools and financial aid providers at the fair. Student should register at and receive a barcode. Students should bring the barcode with them to the fair. By presenting the barcode to each representative, a student may receive the information from that school without the need to fill out a form at each table. Please go on line and take care of registration. Bring your parents with you to the mall on September 12th. It is a great opportunity to meet a representative from the school you plan to attend and pick up valuable information.

Mosaic Family Services Share Human Trafficking Information

On Tuesday, September 6th, KHS had guest speakers from the Mosaic Family Services share information about Human Trafficking. Kristin Ruhnke shared that Texas ranks 2nd in the nation with the amount of human trafficking victims. Ms. Ruhnke shared tips to stay safe, as well as warning signs to identify possible victims.

FFA Members Fare Well at Fair!

Krum FFA had a great week at North Texas Fair and Rodeo. FFA members exhibited steers, breeding sheep, and market lambs. In addition, Krum Sophomore, Morgan Johnson served at the rodeo as a Junior Fairgrounder in the opening each night. Krum was well represented in the winner's circle. The results are listed below. Congratulations!

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 was the three ring Prospect Steer Show. This was an official showmanship show for the Texas Junior Livestock Association.

Showmanship Results:

  • Intermediate Showmanship - Skylor Schertz, Champion Showman
  • Senior Showmanship - Taylor Schertz, Champion Showman, Randie Newton, Reserve Champion Showman

Ring A Results:

  • Skylor Schertz - Champion Simbrah
  • Payton Schertz - 3rd place Angus
  • Randie Newton - 2nd place Hereford
  • Morgan Johnson - Reserve Polled Hereford
  • Taylor Schertz - 1st place Charolais, Champion Maine Anjou

Ring B Results:

  • Skylor Schertz - Champion Simbrah
  • Payton Schertz - Champion Angus
  • Randie Newton - 2nd place Hereford
  • Morgan Johnson - 2nd place Polled Hereford
  • Taylor Schertz - Reserve Charolais, Reserve Maine Anjou

Ring C Results:

  • Skylor Schertz - Champion Simbrah
  • Payton Schertz - Champion Angus
  • Randie Newton - 2nd place Hereford
  • Morgan Johnson - 2nd place Polled Hereford
  • Taylor Schertz - Reserve Charolais, Champion Maine Anjou

Thursday August 25, 2016 was the Breeding Sheep Show. Results are as follows:

  • Ross Sylvester had Champion Dorper Ewe Lamb, 2nd Place Southdown Ewe Lamb, and Champion Southdown Ram Lamb.
  • Bryan Muckensturm had 3rd Place Southdown Ewe Lamb
  • Caitlyn Muckensturm had Reserve Champion Medium Wool Ram Lamb.

On Saturday August 27, 2016 Krum FFA had another great day in the show rings.

Ring A Results:

  • Julianne Lang had 2nd Place Lightweight Medium Wool Market Lamb
  • Cailtyn Muckensturm had 4th Place Lightweight Medium Wool Market Lamb
  • Ross Sylvester had 5th Place Heavyweight Medium Wool Market Lamb

Ring B Results:

  • Caitlyn Muckensturm had 3rd Place Lightweight Medium Wool Market Lamb
  • Julianne Lang had 5th Place Lightweight Medium Wool Market Lamb
  • Ross Sylvester had 7th Place Heavyweight Medium Wool Market Lamb

We are very excited about this year and the success we will have in the show ring!! Congratulations to all exhibitors!

Krum Broadcasting Network - Bringing the game to you!

When you can't make the game, you can always listen to Mr. Cofer, Mr. Wiley, and Mr. Borchardt as they give the play by play. Broadcasts are even archived so if you miss one, you can go back to listen. Follow this link to listen!

Football Program Ad Sales

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Wisdom from Josten's "The Harbor"

The Harbor – Season 1, Episode 1 – Judgement - FULL EPISODE

Dodd NEHS Fundraiser

Our friends at Dodd are having a fundraiser for National Elementary Honor Society. Mrs. Blocker said, "I wanted to let everyone know of a fabulous opportunity to support this year's members of the Dodd chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. In order to raise funds for our organization, we are hosting a Krum shirt fundraiser which includes short-sleeved and long-sleeved t-shirts and also a hoodie. We are really excited about this design, as it supports our district and the local community. If you would like to help us out, you can bring your order form along with cash or check (payable to Dodd NEHS) to Dodd by Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Thanks in advance for your support o​f this year's​
members and our school"
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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)