April 1, 2006 Brashear, Missouri




Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 19 and Monday, April 24 from 5:30-6:30

p.m.  All Tiger-Pride families are invited to a discussion about children's physical and emotional development.  Along with enjoying a light meal, we will be discussing how our school handles sex education and how we as parents can cover this issue with our children at the appropriate ages/stages of development (sometimes at an earlier age than we had anticipated).  We will also be discussing how to teach our children to protect themselves from any inappropriate advances.  All parents are welcome as there will be information for helping any age child better understand their growing selves!  Child care will be available!  Be looking

for more details soon!




We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Monday, May 8,  from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the elementary school.  All district children who will be 5 years old prior to August 1, 2006 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2006-2007 school year.  Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day.




Yearbook sales will begin on April 1 and will continue through May.  This is the 58th edition of the BHS yearbook.  The number of yearbooks ordered for the year is limited—only 100 copies have been ordered.  Plan to order a yearbook early in order to reserve a copy for you and your family.


Yearbooks will be $46 without a name and $50 with a name.  Yearbooks with a name must be ordered by Friday, April 21.  Yearbooks ordered on or after May 1 will be $50.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.  Order forms may be returned to the elementary or high school offices.




Tuesday, April 4, 2006 is Election Day.  Patrons of the Adair County R-II School District will be voting to elect two school board members.  This year we have had three candidates file for the two available positions.  Those who have filed include incumbent Brad Smith, incumbent Roger L. Thompson, and Robert Kelsey.




The Family Advocacy Project will be offering Positive Parenting Classes during April 2006.  These classes are made possible with a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri.  They are free to anyone who wishes to attend.  The classes will be held at 1400 S. Boundary in Kirksville.


Topics of discussion will be: Communication, Boundaries, Discipline and Self-Esteem.


These classes will be held April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20 at 6:00 p.m.




Twenty Music Students from Brashear participated in the Central Methodist University Music Festival held on March 3 at the CMU Campus in Fayette.  Thirteen Solo and Ensemble events earned Excellent (II) ratings including:  Cody Snelling - Snare Drum; Jacob Shipman - Trumpet; Katie Stewart - French Horn; Abigail Wheeler - Clarinet; Jeremy Clay - Snare Drum; Tyler Horton - Alto Saxophone; Alexis Harrelson - Clarinet; Christina Scudder - Clarinet; Stephanie Linhart - Vocal Solo; Katie Stewart - Vocal Solo; Justin Hazen - Baritone; Jacob Shipman, David Anderson, Katie Stewart, Stephanie Linhart, Justin Hazen & Alexis Longano - Brass Sextet; and Andrea Reeves, Tabitha Killen, Christina Scudder & Alexis Harrelson - Woodwind Quartet.  Ten soloists earned Superior (I) ratings including: Abby McKim - Snare Drum; David Anderson - Trumpet; Stephanie Elsea - Snare Drum; Shelton Johnson - Trumpet; Sydney Slavin - Trombone; Jay Scudder - Alto Saxophone; Tabitha Killen - Flute; Andrea Reeves - Flute; Alexis Longano - Tuba; and Stephanie Linhart - Trombone.  Five of these students will go on to the District Music Festival for Solos and Ensembles on April 1.  They and others will be featured at our Spring Concert April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.


Also featured at the spring concert will be the Beginning and Elementary Bands, Chorus, and the Excellent (II) rated Brashear Junior/Senior High Band.  The Band earned its state level rating at the MSHSAA  District Music Festival held at Kirksville High School on March 25.  The band was one of only three bands at the festival to earn this rating for their concert and sightreading performances.  Along with the musical performances, student projects from the Brashear Visual Arts and Industrial Technology Departments will be on display.  All friends of the Arts are encouraged to attend.




Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the District 3 FBLA contest on February 20:  Josiah Belzer, Introduction to Business Communications,  1st; and Christina Scudder, Introduction to Business, 2nd.  These students will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia on April 24-25.  Congratulations to both on qualifying for state competition two years in a row.  Congratulations also to the following students who placed in the Top 10 at District 3 FBLA contest:  Amanda Powell, Business Communications; Kiley Watson, Business Math; Stefanie McKim, Accounting I; David Anderson, Word Processing I; ChaRae Cole, Accounting I; Jessi Hill, Business Math; Courtney Clarkson, Introduction to Business; and Andrew Linhart, Business Calculations.


Our high school basketball teams recently completed their winter seasons.  Kimberly Elsea was named to the North Shelby All-Tournament Team.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Kimberly Elsea—First Team; ChaRae Cole, Hailee Kelsey, and Kale Watson—Second Team; and Jessi Hill and Jacob Shipman—Honorable Mention.  Kimberly Elsea was also named to the All-District Second Team. 


Congratulations to Shanea Rusk for being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 


Congratulations to Brandon Claybrook for placing 3rd in the District Skills America Contest on Friday, March 3.


Chelsey Collop and Seth Wheeler have been selected as our representatives to attend Missouri Girls State and Missouri Boys State this summer.


Congratulations to our administrators—Mrs. Shipman, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Bradley—for being chosen as Administrators of the Year by the Northeast Missouri School Counselor Association. 




We will be hosting the District AcademicCompetition on Saturday, April 8.  Games start at 9:00 a.m.  Nine teams will be competing.  The public is welcome to attend.




A huge thank you to all of the parents and local business people who helped make Adair County R-II Schools Groundhog Job Shadow Day a success.   Fifty-seven students from grades 5, 7 and 10 were out on the job in February. 


Groundhog Job Shadow Day is sponsored by America’s Promise, National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Junior Achievement and American Society of Association Executives and is a day dedicated to giving young people across America Job Shadowing experiences.  Job shadowing enables kids to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.


Students returned from their job shadowing experience enthusiastic and with a better understanding of how the skills learned in the school environment are used in the “real world” work place.  We appreciate the effort put forth by the parents, mentors and businesses involved in making this a successful learning experience for these students.


Following is a list of businesses and/or people who donated their time to this project.


Michelle Boyd – Truman State Univ. Athletic Training

David Fouch – LaPlata High School

Greg Marshal – Truman State University

Rick Carter – Carter’s Trailer Sales

Lori Patterson – Adair County Courthouse

Susie Poland – Crown Family Medicine

Reo Haynes – Kirksville Yamaha – Honda

Judge Steve Willcox – Schuyler Co. Court

Nathan Selby – Kirksville Police Department

Grim Smith Health & Fitness Center

Truman State University Science Department

Becky Hazen – Adair County R-II School

Vernon Woods – Woods Dozing and Trenching

Mike O’Haver – Adair County R-II School

Meg Sorhus – Truman State University Farm

Bill Kuntz – Truman State University

Tina Jackson – La-Te-Da

Farm Mark Johnson – MFA Feed Mill

Gene Schelker – Trenton Elementary School

Kara Heimer – South Pizza Hut

Jackie Gleason – Adair County Sheriff’s Department

Jenny McKim – Color Me Red

Kathy Elsea – Truman State University Financial Aid

Terry Snelling – Snelling Auto Plaza

Joyce Salter – Joyce’s Styling Hut

Larry Treasure – KCOM

Matt Reeves – B & R Ranch Supply

Davena McKim – Sullivan County Hospital

Tonya Wood – Adair County R-II School

Kelley Benowitz – Kirksville Manor Care

Larry Logston – Adair County Sheriff’s Department

Eric Wheeler – Wheeler Farms

Charlene Shahan – Reflections 2000

Eldon Risher – Hicks Sawmill

Cheryl Reeves – Adair County R-II School

Rick Harrelson – Tires and Tailpipes

Lori Housman – Edina Post Office

Lisa Athon – Kirksville Small Animal Hosp.

Joy Parrish – Jungle of Joy’s – DogGone Cute

George Moots – Adair County R-II School

Cathy March – Adair County R-II School

Todd Barnes – City of Kirksville Engineer

Brian Bradshaw – Lapland Distributing

Tise Frazier – Heritage House Realty

Dr. Tony VanSoest – Prodental

Sherry Darling – Attorney


Thank you for all of your continued support of our students!


Christy L. Grissom

K-12 Counselor




The students in the Adair County R-II School District have once again earned the honor of being named in the Top-Ten Schools in Missouri (with less than 250 students) when it comes to performance on the MAP Test (Missouri Assessment Program). 


The Top-Ten List is a list of schools in each of three categories (schools with less than 250 students, schools between 250 to 500 students, and schools with more than 500 students) whose students represent the top ten schools in percent of students scoring at the “proficient” and “advanced” levels on the spring state achievement test otherwise known as the MAP test.


The “proficient” and “advanced” level is a standard set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the “gold” standard or the benchmark established as the desirable achievement level for all students.


From the Spring 2005 Assessment, students in Grade 8 Math and Grade 11 Communication Arts earned the distinction of being named on the MAP Top-Ten List.


Those in the past that have been recognized for this honor are:


¨   Spring 2004 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math, Grade 11 Communication Arts

¨   Spring 2003 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math

¨   Spring 2001 – Grade 3 Science, Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math, Grade 11 Communication Arts

¨   Spring 2000 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 7 Science

¨   Spring 1999 – Grade 2 Science


For a complete Top-Ten List, go to




Since our students in grades 9-12 were not able to complete their physicals on March 21(snow day), the Adair County Health Department has agreed to conduct a sports physical clinic at their office on Wednesday, May 31.  Students will need to call the health department at 665-8491 to schedule an appointment.  Sports physical forms can be picked up in the high school office.  The physical form must be signed by a parent in order for the health department to complete the physical.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Sheri at 323-5272 ext. 30.




A Community Education Survey completed this winter has prompted the school to offer a Computer Literacy Class open to the public. 


This class will be open to anyone in the Adair County R-II School District and will run in conjunction with our 21st Century Community Learning Center program.  Tiger Pride Students, under the direction of Martha Reese, will act as mentors to adult participants.


Content of the class will include basic computer skills such as “surfing” the Internet and word processing.  Instruction and specific topics will be based on the needs of the class.


The classes will be held on Thursday, April 6 and Thursday, April 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the high school business room.  The cost will be $5 per class.  Please call the school at 323-5272 to register.




Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entrée: yogurt, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or salad bar (students in grades 7-12 only).


April 3-7

Monday: Cereal, toast/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Tenderloin, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Donut, fruit/Grilled cheese, chips, vegetable, fruit, jello, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Hamburger on bun, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Pizza, corn, fruit, ice cream, milk


April 10-14

Monday: Muffin, fruit/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, green beans, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites/Hamburger on bun, french fries, corn, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon/Chicken nuggets, chips & cheese, carrots & dip, apple, ice cream, milk

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School


April 17-21

Monday: No School

Tuesday: No School

Wednesday: Sausage, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, apple, cookie, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Spaghetti, bread sticks, lettuce, green beans, ice cream, milk

Friday: Pancake, syrup/Pigs in a blanket, chips, pineapple, cheesecake, milk


April 24-28

Monday: Long john, fruit/Walking taco, lettuce, corn, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk 

Wednesday: Cereal, toast/Baked potato bar, baked beans, cottage cheese, fruit, pudding, milk

Thursday: Biscuit & gravy/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, ice cream, milk

Friday: Scrambled eggs, sausage/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, fruit, fruit tart, milk 




Judge Garry Lewis for his donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Connie Lewis


Todd & Traci Hill for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Jolene Delaney Long


Travis Freeman for his donation to the Adair County R-II Pep Band supporting their performance at the 2006 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown in Columbia


Jackie and Kelley Church for their donation of The Cat’s Meow and Laura’s Album in memory of Lucia Freeman


Craig and Becky Hazen for their donation of The Life and Works of Dali, Grandma Moses, and Calder in memory of Lucia Freeman


Brashear PTS for their donation of If You Give a Pig a Party, Patch, and Do You See What I See?


Books and scholarship donations make a lasting tribute to the memory of our loved ones.  If there is someone that you would like to memorialize in this way, please contact the school at 323-5272.






















































ü 1 District Music Festival - Instrumental Solos/Small Ensembles at Salisbury—There TBA

ü 1 Conference Academic Bowl Tournament at Linn County—There 9:00 a.m.

ü 3 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 3 Baseball w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 4 Northeast District 6th Grade Choir at MACC in Moberly—There 7:00 p.m.

ü 5 Spring Fling Concert/Arts Showcase—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 6 5th Grade DARE Graduation—Here 1:30 p.m.

ü 6 Baseball w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 7 Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There TBA

ü 8 District Academic Bowl Tournament—Here 9:00 a.m.

ü 10 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 10 Baseball w/ Atlanta—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 10 Girl Scouts Meeting in Cafeteria—Here 6:30 p.m.

ü 11 Baseball w/ North Shelby—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 12 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—12:45 p.m.

ü 12 Atlanta Varsity Relays—There 1:00 p.m.

ü 13 No School—Easter Break

ü 14 No School—Easter Break

ü 15 Tiger Invite Varsity Relays at Kirksville—There 9:00 a.m.

ü 17 No School—Easter Break

ü 17 Salt River 4-H Meeting in Cafeteria—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 18 No School—Easter Break

ü 18 Baseball w/ Milan—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 19 Art Club Trip to St. Louis

ü 19 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 19 Tiger Pride Parent Meeting—Here 5:30-6:30 p.m.

ü 20 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 20 Knox County Junior High Relays—There 4:00 p.m.

ü 20 Linn County Varsity Relays—There TBA

ü 21 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 21 Baseball w/ Marion County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 24 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 24 Conference Art Show at Linn County—There TBA

ü 24 Baseball w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 24 Tiger Pride Parent Meeting—Here 5:30-6:30 p.m.

ü 24-25 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Columbia—There TBA

ü 25 Baseball w/ North Shelby—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 25 Northeast District Junior High Choir at MACC in Moberly—There 7:00 p.m.

ü 27 Green City Junior High and Varsity Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

ü 28 State Music Festival at MU—There TBA

ü 28 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

ü 29 Junior-Senior Prom at The Shrine Club—There 8:00 p.m.

Grand March will be at 5:00 p.m. in the Brashear High School Gymnasium.


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