Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

October 9, 2017

Hello, Bobcat Families.

We hope you have enjoyed a beautiful weekend. The next week is short as we have a school holiday on Friday, October 9th. In addition, Monday, October 16th is also a student holiday.

This is the final week in the first grading period. We will administer nine week exams, in addition to PSAT testing; District Cross Country, and several other extracurricular activities. It has certainly been an action packed, fast-paced, first grading period. Thank you for supporting our students and staff during the first nine weeks.

It has been a great start to the year for our Bobcats and Lady Cats! On Saturday, our Band captured the Aubrey Marching Contest Championship for the second year in a row. Choir had students qualify for All-Region. Volleyball added more district wins, to make their district record 5-0. In addition, FFA had big wins at the State Fair of Texas!

Although we all enjoy the wins; what's even more important is the young people we are developing. Our football team has had a challenging season. They are young and we have experienced several injuries this year. However, they continue to pour their hearts out each week and play for us. Thank you to our cheerleaders, band, colorguard, sports medicine team, student section, and parents that have traveled to support our students. It's easy to support a team during a winning season; it's important to support a team when the odds are stacked against them. It is an awesome experience to witness our students overcoming obstacles and rallying together in support of each other. Krum is a special place because of our students, families, faculty, and community.

This next week is Pink Out Week. We will have a pep rally on Thursday. In addition, we will have a home football game on Friday. (We only have four home football games this year, this is game 3 of 4.) We hope you will join us - and wear pink - as we show solidarity in the fight against breast cancer.

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek

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Student Holidays on the Horizon!

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October ES3 Award Winners

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Bobcats of the Week

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Congratulations to Band on Winning the Aubrey Marching Contest

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Congrats to Choir on All-Region Selections!

Choir News

Congratulations to Elena Pierson(9), Addie Fowler (10), and Tanner Garmon (12) for placing into the All-Region Choir. Addie Fowler and Tanner Garmon will be moving on to the second round of All-State auditions. Job well done! Way to represent Krum!

Bobcats Rock Service Learning Project

Bobcats Rock

1st 9-week Service Project

Help support KHS Bobcats Dylan Smith and Blake Andrus.

When: Monday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 17

Where: Bring items to your advisory teacher. STUCO will collect these from your teacher.

What: Any/all items listed below may be donated.

  • Money to help support the family with medical expenses.

  • Letters/cards supporting Dylan and Blake.

  • Blood donation - You or a person donate at the KHS Blood Drive on October 17th.

  • Snacks food for Dylan, Blake and family during recovery.

  • Purchase t-shirt in support of Dylan and Blake (order forms to come)

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The Key Club Costume Drive for Cook Childrens & Scottish Rite Hospitals

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Senior Class - Save these Dates!

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Save the Dates - Senior Nights

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Save the Date - Picture Retakes

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Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd - 27th

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This Week in Pictures


These are emailed to students each day.

  • Please check your school email daily. You can also keep up to date on KHS activities by following Krum High School on Facebook and Twitter

  • Wednesday (October 11th) we will administer the PSAT to all 10th graders, and 9th/11th graders that signed up. Please report to your testing room by 8:10AM for testing. You will not be allowed to bring in your electronic devices and backpacks. The only items allowed include:

  • -No. 2 pencil

  • -Calculator (you may bring your own)

  • -Food/Snack (may have during break time)

  • Room assignments are posted in 10th grade teacher's classrooms, as well as emailed to you through your school email. See Mrs. Oh if you have any questions.

  • Local children's hospitals are in need of Halloween Costumes for their youngest patients who can't leave to trick or treat at home. Key Club is collecting new Halloween costumes to donate on behalf of Krum High School. To make this even more fun, KHS is splitting into two teams: Freshmen/Sophomores vs. Juniors/Seniors. Costumes need to be turned in to the boxes by Ms. Hartford's room by October 18th. The winning team will be served ice cream sundaes at lunch on October 20th. Details about the costumes are on flyers posted around the school. Any costumes you can donate are greatly appreciated!

  • PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS OCTOBER 19. If you don’t like your pictures or were absent on the first picture day, you will need to make sure to have your picture taken. This day will also be for any SENIORS who missed the summer portrait sessions.

  • Seniors--If you want your baby picture in the yearbook, please bring a picture along with $10 by Room 115 before October 20th.

  • Everyone interested in participating in the Fall Play must fill out an application. Applications for both cast and crew members are available outside the ticket booth of the PAC. The applications are due the day of Auditions - Tuesday, October 10th.

  • UIL Academics are underway! We are looking to build our teams and coaches are ready to start training. If you are interested in competing in UIL this year, please see Mrs. Bush in the PAC during Advisory on TODAY. ATC students see Ms Bush if they want to participate.

  • Krum High School English Club is asking for and collecting clean, gently worn coats, hats, and gloves of all types and sizes. Donations will be accepted at the Krum Public Library and in Mr. Jenkins classroom #305 from October 5th to December 8th. The donations will be distributed in our local community. For more information see Hailey Pratt.

  • Bobcat Rocks - For this service project, the ATC students need to turn their items in to Mrs. Oh.

  • FFA is having their yearly Fundraiser now through Friday.

  • Let’s GO Bobcats and Lady Cats!

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Senior Yearbook Ads

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School Health Advisory Council - Oct. 10th

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Seniors, now is the time to get started on college applications! ApplyTexas applications for Texas public schools will open July 1, 2017. You can preview a sample 2018-2019 application now at

National Honor Society Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2017–18 National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship Program will open on October 6. All NHS senior members in good standing will be eligible to apply.

Applicants will need:

  • Three recommendations will be required. Applicants will be asked for an email address for recommenders. So they should be gathering email addresses for and enlisting support from:
    • the adviser
    • the principal
    • another faculty member

  • Applicants will need to detail participation or leadership in their three most significant individual service activities or projects.

  • The application deadline will be January 30, 2018. You will need to complete your recommendations and certifications of applicants by this date.

A total of $1.5 million will be awarded, disbursed among 500 NHS seniors. Questions? Please visit the Scholarship FAQ or email

Thank you for supporting NHS and its parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, in our commitment to supporting the lifelong success of our highly motivated student members.

FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid

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Financial Aid Estimator
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Funding Your Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
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Financial Aid Tips from NSAFFA (National Assoc. of Fin Aid Administrators)
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The Texas Tomorrow Fund
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Financial Aid Resources
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Post-Secondary Planning

Texas Woman's University

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.

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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)