Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

May 22, 2017

Good afternoon KHS families. Congratulations to our Semi-Final Champion Lady Cats! As they have all season, yesterday they proved, once again, the importance of grit and perseverance. This team is amazing! When one gets frustrated, a teammate steps up to comfort her. They support and challenge one another and pull together to make their dreams happen. Not only was it a neat dynamic to witness on the field and dugout; but it was also a testament to the strength of the Bobcat Family when one surveyed the stands. It was amazing to look around and see so many of our students, former students, parents, grandparents, and community members who made the trip to support our team. When that last play went into motion, our fans were on their feet in full support of our team. Krum is a special place because of so many wonderful people who believe in our students. Thank you for your support.

It seems like we just started this school year yesterday; yet, here we are starting the last week. We have a full agenda this week with final exams, Regional Softball Finals, State Band UIL, a sports banquet, NHS, Academic Awards, and Senior Night, and many other activities. Although we only have 5 days left in the school year, we are striving for a strong finish. Please encourage your student to stay the course and give his/her best effort. We ask for your support in helping our students remember that even though time is fleeing, we are still operating under the same student handbook. We still have a dress code in effect, as well as high expectations for academics and behavior.

Our seniors have several activities this next week. For the second year, the faculty and staff of Blanche Dodd Intermediate School have invited our Senior Class to participate in a Senior Walk on Thursday. Seniors were given a handout on Thursday with the specifics. Seniors will wear their caps and gowns and walk down the halls of BDIS and will be announced one by one. This activity is two-fold. Their faculty and staff want to honor our seniors, while also providing motivation and inspiration for their students. They will have a reception following. Thank you for encouraging your student to participate. On Friday, the Krum United Methodist Church is feeding the seniors breakfast at 7:30, followed by graduation practice at 9:00 at Denton Bible.

Although a lot of focus has been on preparing for graduation and getting students to the finish line, we have not forgotten about our underclassmen. We will also be electing leadership for the 2017-18 school year. Thank you for all of your support for our students, staff, and campus. We appreciate you.

Let's make it a great week.

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek

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        • KHS GRADUATION2 PM – 4 PM (Denton Bible Church, 2300 E University Dr, Denton, TX 76209, USA)
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        Lady Cats Clench Regional Semi-Finals Championship and Will Play Carthage in Regional Finals

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        FCCLA Celebrates Successful Year at Banquet

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        Check Out the latest articles on our Student-Produced, 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 out our Senior Profiles by Amelia Sprabary:

        Week in Pictures

        Upcoming Events

        The NASSP Virtual College Fair, May 25

        We are proud to announce that NASSP will host a Virtual College Fair on Thursday, May 25, from 2:00–10:00 p.m. (ET). Your students, their parents, and your entire faculty and staff are invited to participate—it’s free!

        Why Participate?
        This is an exceptional opportunity for any student in grades 9–12 and their parents to virtually visit dozens of college admission representatives from coast-to-coast.

        Participating schools include:

        • Syracuse University
        • University of California, Davis
        • Fashion Institute of Technology
        • North Carolina State University
        • Gannon University
        • …and many more

        This is a great time and cost saver, as students begin or continue the college search and enrollment process by simply logging in through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Even seniors getting ready to matriculate to a chosen institution in the fall will find value, as general arrival preparation tips will be shared.

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        Latest Announcements

        Students, if you have a fine in the library or cafeteria, please take care of these as soon as possible.

        • Students planning to enter UNT next year with a major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are invited to participate in a free 5-week summer residential program. You will earn 6 hours of credit. Housing, meals, books and supplies are all free. The summer session is from July 9th - August 11th. You must have a qualifying math score to be accepted. Check the scholarship newsletter for contact information.

        • Juniors: Have you registered to take your college entrance exams?

        • Seniors: We are finalizing our graduation program. We have a deadline of May 19th for you to submit a list of any scholarships you have received that you want included in the graduation program. We have contacted local organizations to receive a list of local scholarship recipients, as we know these will not be announced until after the deadline. If you are a recipient of one of these scholarships, we will add them to your list.

          Congratulations on your success and thank you for submitting your list to your English teacher or counselor.

        Scheduling Dates for 2017-2018

        • Class of 2021

          • 5/15 - Schedule request due from 9th graders - input request online during school hours on the KMS campus

        Choose to make it a Good Day!

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        Bed Bath & Beyond Campus Ready

        It's a student takeover! Attend a Bed Bath & Beyond Campus Ready Shopping event to receive exclusive offers and shop with experts for everything you need to create your space. Find an event near you. RSVP NOW.
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        Attention Seniors: There are over 40 scholarships listed on the Scholarship Website. These scholarships cover horticulture, FCCLA, engineering, graphics floral design, journalism and many more. Please check it out.

        Khan Academy

        The Khan Academy is a wonderful resource for students and parents. Students may receive free tutoring for the subject/subjects they are struggling with. Students can also connect their College Board ID to the Khan Academy and receive free tutoring for the SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams. The success rate has been overwhelming.

        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.

        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 username/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.

        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.

        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.

        Volunteer Background Check Information

        Volunteer application available 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 the 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.

        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)

        Angela Borchardt, Counselor