Bobcat Connection

Learning. Growing. Collaborating & Achieving @KrumHighSchool

November 8, 2019

Hello Bobcat families.


It’s hard to believe that November has already arrived! Extracurricular activities and service projects have filled our fall with grand adventures. Our students have completed thirteen weeks of instruction and are gearing up to finish the fall semester.


As we enter November and a season of Thanksgiving, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to you for sharing your families with us. Our community has a reputation of possessing high expectations for academic and extracurricular performances; while also maintaining a safe and disciplined environment. In a day where the new generation is sometimes mislabeled as apathetic or self-absorbed, our students continue to break the mold through their philanthropy and service to others. Our students have participated in such service projects as a Kindness letter-writing campaign, Pink-out, Socktober, and Stockings for Soldiers. In addition, their perseverance and grit continue to provide inspiration even when the final outcome is not what is desired.


I apologize for the delay in sending this newsletter. When I emailed on Sunday I had intended to send this no later than Wednesday. However, we had an unexpected death in our family and I had to be out of the office for a few days. With that said, I am so very thankful for the amazing colleagues I have the opportunity to serve with each day. There is a great amount of comfort knowing that you can step away from work and everything will continue to operate smoothly. I am so grateful for our administrative team, faculty, and other staff who put their hearts and souls into building the next generation of leaders. We are so fortunate to have so many learner centered educators on this campus.


Today, November 8, 2019, was Krum ISD's annual Veteran’s Day Program. This year's production was another fine production to honor all of our service men and women. We realize the freedoms we enjoy today were purchased at a steep price, and our students displayed the respect for our guests in their attitudes and attentiveness. You probably already know how great your students are; but just in case you need a reminder, our students really rose to the occasion of displaying class, respect, and honor for our veterans. The love you have poured into them and lessons you have taught them at home really shined bright today.


In addition, this afternoon was our Senior Pep Rally. Our cheerleading team did another fabulous job and the gym was loud and proud to be Bobcats! We especially want to honor our senior parents who stepped out of their comfort zone and performed a dance for the crowd. Thank you for taking risks - our students loved it!


Again, thank you for sharing your children with us. I am proud of Krum High School and thankful for the opportunity to serve each of you.


Sincerely yours,


Michelle Pieniazek

Principal

michelle.pieniazek@krumisd.net

CTE MOA Audit

Each year, the Texas Education Agency conducts regular audits and monitoring of campuses across the state on a variety of subjects. This year Krum High School has been randomly selected to undergo an audit to evaluate the Methods of Administration (MOA) of civil rights related to our CTE programs. This evaluation will occur across 2-days in April of 2020 where TEA staff will visit our facilities, review documents, and speak to our students and staff.


The official letter to parents from TEA regarding this audit is attached below.

In preparation for this visit, KISD is required to administer an online survey to our KHS parents, staff, and students. These surveys are voluntary, confidential, and automatically submitted to TEA. All surveys must be completed no later than November 15, 2019.


The parent survey can be accessed via this link. Should you require a computer or internet access assistance, you may come to the Central Administration Office or Krum High School office during regular business/school hours to complete the survey.


Parent consent is required for students to be administered the survey. Parent consent forms are attached below. Should you require a hard copy, one may be picked up in the KHS front office. Consent forms are to be returned no later November 8, 2019.


Thank you in advance for your participation, and for allowing your student to participate.

CTE Student Survey Parent Consent Form

CTE Parent Survey

Congratulations Freshman Football - Undefeated District Champions

The Freshmen Football Team finished their season as Undefeated District Champions tonight. They completed the perfect season with a hard fought 19-13 victory against Iowa Park.


Offensively, Devrin Brown got things started with a 5 yard rushing touchdown. The offensive line (Logan Knaitt, Connor Murdock, Dalton Newcomb, Jamir Owens, and Kyle Carter) cleared holes for Brown all night. Picking a great night for one of their best performances of the season. Conley Clark added a 35 yard rushing touchdown of his own early in the second half. Devrin clinched the victory late in the game with his second rushing touchdown.


On the defensive side, Connor Green led the way with over 10 tackles. Justin Wooten had a crucial interception that allowed the Bobcats to keep the game tied early. While Xavier Moreno and Demarques Kemp excelled at the defensive end spots.


Great win, and great season for the Freshmen Bobcats.


Congratulations Boys!

Volleyball Play-off's Continue Saturday

Area Championship Game

Krum vs. Graham

Saturday, November, 9, 2019

2:00 pm

Henrietta High School

Congratulations Lady Cats Volleyball 2019 Bi-District Champs!

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THIS MONTH AT A GLANCE...

9 NOV, SAT

  • KHS 9 GIRLS BASKETBALL @ SANGER TOURNEY
  • KHS BAND LEWISVILLE DRUMLINE
  • KHS BOYS BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGE


11 NOV, MON

  • Math DDI Meeting
  • KHS FFA DISTRICT V FFA LDE @ KMS
  • 6:30 – 8pm KHS PROJECT GRAD MEETING


12 NOV, TUE

  • English, Science, Social Studies DDI Meeting
  • KHS BOYS BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGE
  • 10am – 12pm Administrator Meeting
  • 10:40 – 11:10am KHS FCCLA MEETING DURING WIN
  • 4:30 – 8pm KHS 9/JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ DENTON BRASWELL


13 NOV, WED

  • 7:45 – 8:10am KHS FACULTY MEETING
  • 3:45 – 4:15pm Spanish Department PLC
  • 6:30 – 9pm Board Meeting


14 NOV, THU

  • KHS JV GIRLS BASKETBALL @ NORTHWEST TOURNEY
  • 3 – 9pm KHS CHOIR PRE UIL-MS WHEELESS


15 NOV, FRI

  • KHS JV GIRLS BASKETBALL @ NORTHWEST TOURNEY
  • 4 – 9pm KHS REGION JAZZ BAND CLINIC/CONCERT
  • 5 – 8pm KHS JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL LIPAN @ KRUM


16 NOV, SAT

  • KHS JV GIRLS BASKETBALL @ NORTHWEST TOURNEY
  • KHS REGION JAZZ BAND CLINIC/CONCERT


18 NOV, MON

  • 12 – 1pm WeR1 Council Meeting
  • 3 – 3:45pm Math Department Data Meeting
  • 6:30 – 8pm Krum ISD Education Foundation Monthly Meeting
  • 7 – 7:30pm KHS FFA MEETING


19 NOV, TUE

  • English, Science Social Studies Data Meetings
  • KHS JR CLASS PIE DELIVERY
  • 5 – 10pm KHS BOYS JVW/JVB/V BASKETBALL SHERMAN @ KRUM
  • 5 – 8:30pm KHS JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ AUBREY


20 NOV, WED

  • KHS FFA AREA V LDE @ BELLS
  • KHS STAFF - GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY VISIT @ LUNCH
  • KHS/KMS CHOIR DESSERT SHOW REHEARSAL
  • 3:45 – 4:15pm Spanish Department PLC


21 NOV, THU

  • KHS NCTC VISIT DURING LUNCHES
  • 6 – 8pm KHS/KMS COMEDY DESSERT SHOW


22 NOV, FRI

  • KHS 6 WEEK GRADE CHECK
  • 5 – 10pm KHS JV/V BOYS BASKETBALL ALEDO @ KRUM
  • 5 – 8pm KHS JV/V9 GIRLS BASKETBALL CROWLEY @ KRUM


24 NOV, SUN


25 NOV, MON

  • School Holiday
  • 10 – 11am KHS JV BOYS BASKETBALL @ BOWIE
  • 7 – 8pm Band Boosters Meeting


26 NOV, TUE

  • School Holiday
  • 1 – 4pm KHS JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL LIBERTY CHRISTIAN @ KRUM
  • 1 – 3pm KHS V BOYS BASKETBALL @ AA CENTER VS. BOWIE


27 NOV, WED

  • School Holiday


28 NOV, THU

  • School Holiday
  • Thanksgiving Day


29 NOV, FRI

  • School Holiday


1 DEC, SUN


2 DEC, MON

  • 3 – 3:45pm Math Department Data Meeting


3 DEC, TUES

  • English, Science Social Studies Data Meetings
  • KHS FFA DISTRICT BANQUET @ AUBREY
  • ALL PAYROLL FORMS MUST BE SCANNED
  • 4:30 – 9:30pm KHS JV/V BOYS BASKETBALL @ PONDER
  • 5 – 8pm KHS JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ PEASTER


4 DEC, WED

  • DEPT HEAD meeting
  • KHS PICTURE MAKE UPS/SENIOR MAKE UP
  • 3:45 – 4:15pm Spanish Department PLC


5 DEC, THU

  • KHS BOYS BASKETBALL @ SANGER TOURNAMENT
  • KHS V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ POTTSBORO TOURNEY
  • FALL PLAY


6 DEC, FRI

  • KHS BOYS BASKETBALL @ SANGER TOURNAMENT
  • KHS V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ POTTSBORO TOURNEY
  • FALL PLAY
  • KHS FFA STATE LDEs


7 DEC, SAT

  • KHS BOYS BASKETBALL @ SANGER TOURNAMENT
  • KHS V GIRLS BASKETBALL @ POTTSBORO TOURNEY
  • KHS FFA STATE LDEs
  • KHS REGION BAND
  • SAT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • If you are interested in attending the UIL practice meet in Argyle, sign up on the bulletin board in the 300 hallway or let your UIL coach know.

  • There will be a Powerlifting Meeting Monday, November 11 in Room 120 during WIN. Anyone interested in doing powerlifting needs to attend.

  • Seniors - YOU will place your cap and gown orders during lunch TODAY. If you need a packet, stop by the office.

  • FCA will meet November 13th at 7:30am in Room 120. All are welcome
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Consider Serving as a Student Poll Worker

With the upcoming primaries in March and the presidential election next November, we wanted to provide you this link from the Texas Secretary of State's office that contains information regarding student poll workers. https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/pamphlets/secifaq.shtml


Student poll workers are granted an excused absence when working an election, are paid as any other election clerk (training time is paid also!), and gain valuable experience in regards to our election process and procedures.


We hope you will read the brief FAQ and consider serving. Poll workers are always needed, and it's a paid job (Denton County pays $10/hour, I believe), so I see it as a win-win for all! :)


Thank you, Ms. Rhonda Harrison for sharing this information!

FCCLA RAISED $820 TO BENEFIT THE FLORES FAMILY

The KHS FCCLA officers presented Johnny Flores and his family with a check in the amount of $820 today. This was the money raised from the FCCLA faculty homecoming court this year. We know all of Krum will help us in sending positive thoughts to the Flores family
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GRACE REAL & BRYCE BORCHARDT WIN THIRD PLACE AT THE NATIONAL AGRISCIENCE FAIR

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Congratulations to Grace Real and Bryce Borchardt for placing third place at the National FFA Agriscience Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this event, students research a chosen topic, conduct the experiment, write a written report, provide a science board, and then give an oral presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges.


Grace and Bryce won their division at the Texas FFA Agriscience Fair in July and advanced to nationals. This summer they were selected as one of twelve national finalists in their category and division to actually compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The top three Agriscience Fair award winners were announced on stage during the National FFA Convention & Exposition.


The following is a excerpt from their written report explaining the summary of findings.


"We chose to conduct our research over this topic based on our prior knowledge of aquaponic and hydroponic systems and fascination with how to solve the growing problem that the agricultural industry is facing: feeding the future with rapidly decreasing land available. We originally became intrigued in hydroponics and aquaponics when Pete Fitzsimons showed us his aquaponic systems and explained to us this brand-new growing industry. He explained that aquaponics and hydroponics were becoming prevalent due to their ability to not depend on land to grow the plants. When we further researched the topics, fascination came to light and we decided that this increasingly debated topic would be the perfect idea to study for this briskly urbanizing world.


Our experiment was conducted by using three 30-gallon tubs, one filled with soil and 5 tomato plants, one with dechlorinated water, CNS 17 hydroponic fertilizer, a water pump connected to a tube that flowed water into a PVC pipe, an outflow tube, and 5 tomato plants in planter cups, and one with a 7 to 1 ratio of dechlorinated to inoculated water, 12 goldfish, plants with inoculated rocks to maintain fish health, a water pump connected to a tube that flowed water into a PVC pipe, an outflow tube, and 5 tomato plants in planter cups. The systems were ran and maintained for a total of 21 days while data was collected. Results from our study showed that the traditional method of soil is the most productive way to grow high yielding crops over a 21-day period, and that hydroponics is the next most effective method for producing crops with little or no land available. This is important to the agriculture industry due to the rapidly decreasing land and need to feed a booming population."


Congratulations Grace & Bryce!

Congratulations to All-Region Choir Members!

Congratulations to our All-Region Choir students!

Grace Nish, Keona Ayala, Elena Pierson, Dylan Sanders, Addie Fowler, Conner Smith, Julianna Lax, and Allie Porter!
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Students Participate in Career FAir

iWork Career Fair

Our CTE and STEP Departments participated in the iWork Career Fair on October 9th at the Region 11 Service Center. They had such a great time and our students learned so much. They were able to participate in mock interviews, where a few students were told they would be hired on the spot if this was a real interview! Such a fun learning opportunity!
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Students Support Band at Contest

Thank you to the coaches, parents, and athletes who surprised our band by attending their UIL Marching Contest!
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Freshman Football Success

The Freshmen Bobcat Football Team moved to 9 and 0 on the season with a 33-0 victory over J.J. Pierce last night.


The offense got started early with a Devrin Brown touchdown run, followed by a Justin Wooten touchdown on the next drive. Joe Carranza added a touchdown run of his own in the second half.


The Bobcat defense was all over the field last night. Connor Green, Michael Holt, and Ryan Terry all had sacks. Joe Carranza had a sack that forced a fumble recovered by Creed Payne in the endzone for a defensive touchdown. Payne also returned a punt 30 yards for a touchdown, putting the game out of reach.



Great job boys.

Students Show appreciation to maintenance Department

Daniel Lackey and Tori Hamilton delivered cookies to our Maintenance Department on October 4th. Daniel made a comment to Mrs. Hartford and Mrs. Riney about how much our Maintenance crew does for KISD and they deserve to be recognized! Thank you Daniel, for being an excellent representative


of what it means to be a BOBCAT!

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JV Football Wins!

The Krum JV played the Vernon Lions last night at Bobcat Stadium and came away with their first victory of the season 25-14. Leading the offensive attack for the Bobcats were Taylor Kern who had three touchdowns, Ivan Ashford with one touchdown, and the entire offensive line opened holes all game long. Defensively Bryson Henderson, and Landon Perterson played exceptionally well. While PJ Jones sealed the game with an interception late in the game.


Great job boys!

KHS: The LOOP

Student created newsletter

Mrs. Brock's journalism class has created an online newsletter. This is the first year the class was offered and already these students have had a guest speaker from WFAA, and they have created an online newsletter.


https://www.smore.com/5qg7d

Krum Athletic Booster Club Upcoming Meeting

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SCENES FROM AROUND CAMPUS

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ANONYMOUS ALERTS

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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

Shanna Orsi, Assistant Principal

Lindsey Oh, Counselor (A-K)

Angela Borchardt, Counselor (L-Z)

KISD CTE MOA Audit Information