Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

December 19, 2016

Greetings, KHS Family!

As we reflect upon 2016, we are certainly proud of our students and their many accomplishments throughout the year. Regardless of the activity, Krum High School students have excelled on many levels.

Excellence is certainly not happenstance. Excellence is the result of high expectations, hard work, perseverance, and execution without mistakes. Our excellence is the direct orchestration of teachers, staff, parents, and students working together for a common goal. Thank you for sharing a vision of excellence with our faculty and staff for the success of our students.

The start of a new year brings excitement as well as new situations to encounter and new challenges to overcome. Rest assured, the faculty and staff of Krum High School are committed to preparing our students to be competitive in the 21st Century global workforce. The progress of our district will ultimately be measured by the success of our students.

As we prepare for 2017, we realize there will be new situations to encounter and new challenges to overcome. Even so, we embrace these events with the utmost confidence in our teammates. We wish you much happiness during this holiday season. May your memories of the past year be filled with many recollections of joy, victory, and personal growth. We look forward to seeing you return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Go Bobcats!

Michelle Pieniazek

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    • DEC 18 SUN

    • DEC 31 SAT

    • JAN 1 SUN

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    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.

    Check it out here:

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    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)

    • 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)

    • 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.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

    The Latest Announcements...

    School Holiday

    Students will be on break December 19-January 2. Be safe and Happy Holidays!

    Transcript Request

    Seniors: When you request a transcript on line, be sure to give the address of the school.

    There are multiple schools with the same names but located in different cities. Be specific when requesting a transcript.

    UNT Competition

    Do you have a knack for languages, logic or "computational thinking"? The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is an educational competition in Linguistics - the science of language.

    The Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas is sponsoring a competition on Thurs., January 26. Please go to the scholarship newsletter sight for more information.

    Krum Connection

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    Bryan's Pantry

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    Blanche Dodd Intermediate Student Mentoring Opportunity

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    Adult Education Classes

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    Sam Houston State University

    Sam Houston State University

    A Great Name in Texas Education

    For more than 137 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” echoes across SHSU’s seven colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

    Named for Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students’ success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields.

    While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor’s and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.

    Academic Offerings

    SHSU offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs, more than 50 master’s degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a "Community Engaged" university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and acknowledges the university's significant commitment to serving the community.


    Tradition at SHSU

    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)