Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

October 24, 2016

Hello, Bobcat Families.

Congratulations to our students on a very successful week! Tennis has advanced, Cross Country has advanced, Band has advanced, Volleyball will start playoff's this week, and Football has also qualified for the play-off's! In addition, we learned that FCCLA and Volleyball raised a combined total of $3,385.00 for breast cancer.

In this week's newsletter you will see many activities on the calendar. Please join us on Monday, October 24, 2016 as we honor Mrs. Virginia Armstrong on her retirement from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. At the conclusion of the reception for Mrs. Armstrong, we will host our 2016 Open House from 6:00 to 7:30. In addition, Tuesday is Senior Night for our Lady Cats Volleyball Team. This is the last opportunity to see them play at home this year. We would love to have your support as we honor our Seniors.

This week is Red Ribbon Week. We will celebrate all the reasons to make positive and life decisions. Student Council has been working hard to make this week memorable and impactful. Thank you for your support.

Bobcat Fight Never Dies!

Michelle Pieniazek


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Red Ribbon Week - October 24th - 28th

(Thank you to Mrs. Oh for sharing this information.)

Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

What You Can Do At Krum High School

Participate in dress up themes each day!

• Inspire participation through activities.

• Wear Red Ribbon provided by STUCO all week.

• Pledge to be Drug FREE (Tuesday during lunch).

• Participate in activities during advisory period.

What You Can Do Online

• Share your stories and pictures online using #KrumRedRibbon2016

What You Can Wear

  • Monday: We are 'Red-y' to Say NO to Drugs (wear red)
  • Tuesday: Pledge to be Drug Free (show your patriotism, wear red/white/blue)
  • Wednesday: Put a Cap on Drugs (hat day)
  • Thursday: Follow Your Dreams, NOT Drugs (pajama day)
  • Friday: Say BOO to Drugs (Halloween costumes - NO masks/clowns)

NOTE: Students must still follow dress code on dress up days.

Campaign Link:

Campaign Hashtag:


Who To Follow:


Lady Cats to Honor Seniors on Tuesday

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Lady Cats Senior Night 2016

Blue BrigadeReceives All First Divisions and Advances to Area UIL Competition

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Krum Blue Brigade competed at the Region UIL Marching Contest. They received unanimous first division ratings from all three judges. They have advanced to the Area UIL Competition to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Collins Stadium in Denton. We wish them the best of luck!
Krum Band 2016 Region 2 UIL Marching Contest

Players of the Game Krum v. Graham

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In case you missed it...

This was the play that sealed the deal on Friday night. Bobcats won 42-35!
BFND - Tanner's Big Tackle

Congratulations to Johanna Drews for Qualifying for Regional Cross Country!

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Congratulations to Krum Tennis for Advancing to Regional Tournament

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Players of the Game Krum vs. Bridgeport

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Oct. 24th Reception for Mrs. Armstrong

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Save the Date! Open House - Oct 24th

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Order you LADY CATS Playoff shirt by Wednesday!

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KISD Volunteer Information 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 to fill out the form. You can also access to application at, 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 Krum Education Foundation Casino Night will be on October 29, 2016. Tickets are $50.00 per person. You can purchase them online from the Krum Education Foundation website at The flier is attached below. This is an adults-only evening to raise funds to benefit Krum ISD students and staff.

Since the event falls on the weekend prior to Halloween, they have added a costume contest for those wanting to dress up. If you like the Casino Night Facebook page, there is a discount offer for Rose Costumes.

They are still collecting prizes/raffle items. The following list is a sneak peek of just a few of the items they have collected to date.

  • Firearm
  • A certificate for a Madison James 2017 Spring Collection Prom Dress
  • A half side of beef
  • Kendra Scott earrings
  • Terri Cage Senior and Family Portrait Sessions
  • Justin Discount Boots Package
  • Restaurant Gift Cards

...and there is even an original piece of Blown Glass Art by Mr. Ryan Cates!

Bring your friends and join the fun for an evening of food, fun and fellowship while raising funds for Krum ISD students and staff. Only 400 tickets will be sold - get yours today.

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Save the Date! November 10, 2016 - KISD Veteran's Day of Remembrance Program

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This Week in Pictures

"Use a picture. It is worth a thousand words." ~Tess Flanders

Post-Secondary Spotlight

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is a four-year public Doctoral/Research University – High Research activity (for an institution to have this Carnegie Classification, they must have awarded 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines). The institution was founded in 1890 as a normal and teacher-training institute. Its name changed from North Texas State University in 1988. UNT is located in Denton, a city of approximately 128,205, and in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington area of over 6.8 million. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. UNT is the 6th largest university in Texas and among the 40 largest in the United States.


UNT is more than a place. We are a state of mind, a way of being. Here, knowledge grows. Ideas become discoveries. And opportunities are boundless.

We ask questions and look for answers. We push boundaries and expand minds. We pursue excellence in everything.

We are the means to bigger and better things.

We are the path to success.

We are UNT.


We have 4,000 dedicated faculty and staff members focused on helping students succeed. Our faculty include distinguished researchers, scholars and artists who are mentors, innovators and leaders.


36,216 Total Enrollment

The average SAT score of an entering freshman in Fall 2014 was 1107, higher than the Texas average of 971 and the national average of 1010.

220: We offer 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.

400: UNT has 400 student organizations, including 40 fraternities and sororities and 144 academic honor societies.


We are a community of dreamers and doers. Our talented students define their path to greatness. Our alumni lead the way as they shape the world. Our dedicated faculty create and share knowledge from the frontiers of discovery. Our passionate staff help students succeed. And our partners make a difference.

We are a family bound together by innovation and creativity.

We are the power to transform.

We are UNT.

Information taken from:

Soar to New Heights at UNT

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

$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.

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.

Parents Still Make the Difference

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."

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)