Blanche Dodd Bobcat News

November 2017

KISD Mission Statement

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.

Bobcat Expectations

Pride - in our community, our school, and ourselves

Attitude - positive, respectful

Wise Choices - whenever someone is watching and when no one is watching

Safety - healthy, safe choices

Message from our Principal

Greetings Bobcat Families!

October was packed with fun and learning. Our 5th grade students enjoyed a field trip to the Lewisville Lake Outdoor Learning Center where they spent the day observing and learning about native animals in their habits and about the ecosystem that exists there.

Mr. Carbajal and the Dodd Choir put on a superb performance at their inaugural concert of the school year. They combined their performance with the Middle School and High School performance to round out the Krum ISD choir program.

The KHS Volleyball team greeted our students on October 18th during our morning assembly. They discussed responsibility and dedication and demonstrated a few of the drills they do each day to refine their skills. The Dodd students love seeing these student athletes!

Red Ribbon Week was a lot of fun and a wonderful week of encouragement. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. From dress up days to a Minute to Win it competition between the Krum PD and the Krum FD, the week was a fun way to celebrate being drug free.

Wishing you a Noteworthy November!

Mrs. Tricia Bolz


Blanche Dodd Intermediate

October ES3 Recipient

Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, 5th grade teacher

October ES3 Recipient

Ms. Kay Galyon, Art teacher

October Student ES3 Recipients

Ceegan Akins

October Student ES3 Recipient

Joshua Lopez

Character Awards: Respect

October in Pictures

Watch D.O.G.S.

Please use the link below to sign-up for a day(s) to volunteer as a Watch DOG at Blanche Dodd Intermediate. Don't forget to do your background check for this school year as well. You can fill one out online off of the Krum ISD website. This background check will need to be processed before we can set you up a schedule to volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anyon Coon (Watch DOGs coordinator) at

We look forward to having you as a Watch DOG on our campus!

Watch D.O.G.S. ROCK!!

Thank you, Mr. Step, for serving as our first Watch DOG of the year! We loved having you on campus!

Looking for Gifted & Talented Students!!

Parent nominations are DUE by November 10th.

Parents may pick up a nomination packet in the office beginning November 3rd.

KISD Dress Code

The student dress code is located in the KISD Student Handbook starting on page 24. Click the link below to access the Student Handbook.

Please note the following items:

  • Shorts and skirts must be the length of all fingertips, unless the student is in a primary grade (K-3).
  • Leggings and yoga pants must be worn with a shirt, blouse, or tunic that promotes modesty and is of an appropriate length.
  • Male students’ hair must be neatly trimmed and worn in a style above the eye brows that exposes the earlobes and has a length above the top of the collar of a button-up shirt or crew-neck tee-shirt.
  • Patterns or designs are not allowed to be shaved or cut into the hair.
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Counselor's Corner

Hello Bobcat Families-

We have completed our first nine weeks and the “Back to School” excitement has started to fade. As teachers are moving past reviewing old concepts and beginning new curriculum skills, it is very important for your child to be present at school each day. Studies show that irregular school attendance can have a negative impact on a child’s overall self-esteem. Too many absences can make it difficult to stay caught up in class and getting behind on new skills can be quite frustrating for any student.

Students really do benefit from parents encouraging them by saying “you can do it” and sending them on to school, rather than keeping them at home. This is a crucial time of the semester when new skills are taught each day and every day counts!

We have been working on the Six Pillars of Character in our Guidance classes. Our character word this six weeks is "Responsibility". Learning how to manage more responsibilities at home and school can be very challenging at this age. Please see the attached link on developmental stages for children ages 9-12.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to give me a call.

Tracy Reynolds, Counselor

Blanche Dodd Intermediate

Krum ISD

Main :940-482-2536


National Elementary Honor Society News

The National Elementary Honor Society would like to thank all the students that generously gave to our "Change for Hope" drive. We raised $1000.51. AWESOME!! This money will be used to replace classroom supplies destroyed during Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Vardell's homeroom class was our top fund raising class with a total of $196.28. They received a $50 gift card to use toward the purchasing of supplies for a class party. We would like to thank Mr. Chris Campbell (Carter Campbell's dad) for this generous donation as well.

Look for our NEHS members helping out at the following events:

Book Fair and Literacy Night

Veteran's Day Program

Turkey Trot

♫ Musical Notes ♫

The Dodd Bobcat Choir has a history of performing and claiming trophies at various events. In previous years, the Choir was involved in Sandy Lake competitions, and since last year, we have participated at a competition known as NRH2O. The Dodd Bobcat Choir has allowed students to explore singing, and music beyond the classroom, as well as have opportunities to perform in a higher level choir known as North Texas Children's Choir. The Bobcat Choir has the opportunity to sing with many other singers, and even with the Middle School and High School singers in some events. Our next performance will be on December 12, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Krum High School Performing Arts Center.
  • Nov 3 Krum Education Foundation Gala
  • Nov 6-10 Book Fair
  • Nov 7 Literacy Night 6:30-7:30
  • Nov 10 Veteran's Day Program
  • Nov 14 PTO @ Dyer 5:30
  • Nov 17 Turkey Trot
  • Nov 20-24 Fall Break
  • Dec 1 Progress reports
  • Dec 12 PTO @ EEC 5:30
  • Dec 13 Santa's workshop
  • Dec 19 Holiday class parties
  • Dec 19 Awards assemblies
  • Dec 20 Polar Express Day - wear pajamas
  • Dec 20 Early Release
  • Dec 21-Jan 3 Winter Break