April 1, 2008 Brashear, Missouri



With the news that Eaglevision will no longer be serving our community, the school district researched options for cable and/or satellite service to the school.  We found that DIRECTV had a free service provided for schools and we have started the process to receive those services.  In addition, Brashear High School has enrolled in the DIRECTV4Schools fundraising program for the 2007-08 school year.  Through DIRECTV4Schools, our school will receive a cash contribution for every new ($100), existing or returning ($50) DIRECTV customer who commits to a year of DIRECTV satellite television service using our school code.


We will be receiving our school code in the next day or two, so feel free to call in and request that code if you are a DIRECTV customer or might choose DIRECTV in the future.  We will also be sending out letters with our students next week that will list the code. 


To participate, simply call 1-888-388-4724, use our school code and sign up for DIRECTV.  With the help of families like yours, DIRECTV4Schools is an easy way for us to raise the funds we need for the special programs, equipment, and events that enrich our students' learning experiences.


For more information on this program, please visit




We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Monday, April 28, 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, 2008 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2008-2009 school year.  Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day.




In February and March all students in grades 5, 7, and 10 were able to job shadow someone in a job they are interested in.  We appreciate all the local businesses who helped us in this endeavor.  It is a very important activity in our students career development as they begin to explore and see what kinds of careers they are interested in for their future.




Tuesday, April 8, 2008 is Election Day.  Patrons of the Adair County R-II School District will be voting to elect three school board members.


This year we have had four candidates file for the three available positions.  Those who have filed include incumbent Traci Hill, incumbent Douglas Clarkson, incumbent Curtis Gordon, and Shelley Story.




Testing begins for the high school on Monday, March 31 and runs through Thursday, April 3. For elementary, the dates are April 14-24.  Please help us with this process by ensuring that your student is here each day of testing.  You can also help by providing a good breakfast and ensuring they get a good nights sleep during this time.  Please try not to schedule appointments during this time.  If it becomes unavoidable, please let the school know as soon as you can about any absences so testing can be rescheduled for your student.




The district is offering the following books as surplus property for sale via an online auction in April.  To access the online auction website, go to our home page at and click on District Items For Sale At GovDeals Auction.


(Title, Copyright Date, Notes)

The College Chaucer, 1915, Purchased by M.            Brashear in Moscow

Hamlet & Other Tragedies: Old and New, 1939,       2 copies

An Introduction to American Prose, 1937, Third        Printing

Selected Writings Of Bolivar, Vol. I,II, 1951, 2          Volume Set

Literature & Life in America, 1943, Third Printing

The Snow People, 1973, First American Edition

Literature & Language Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 1994, 4     Books

The Library of Wit & Humor:  Prose & Poetry Vol. II, III, IV, 1898, 3 Volume Set

A History of American Letters, 1936, Purchased        by M. Brashear June 1936

Opening the West with Lewis and Clark, 1917         

Complete Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe,        1966   

An Introduction to Dickens, 1952, From the

            library of M. Brashear

Leviathan Parts I & II, 1958, Paperback

The Vital Link the Story of the Suez Canal, 1968,     Illustrated with maps and photographs

Automobile Racing, 1975, First Printing

Daredevils on Wheels, 1975, Illustrated

Road Racing, U.S.A., 1972, Illustrated

Bonneville Cars, 1973, Illustrated

The Negro in America, 1971  

The Mexicans in America, 1973        

The Puerto Ricans in America, 1973 

Familiar Reptiles & Amphibians of America, 1964

Starting a Shell Collection, 1961       

Science Experiments with Sound, 1964         

Four Cents an Acre – The Story of the Louisiana      Purchase, 1966          

World Geography – A Physical & Cultural

            Approach, 1987         

World Regional Geography – Issues for Today,         1986   

Places & Regions in Global Contest – Human           Geography, 2001       


Additional information and pictures are available on the GovDeals website.  The auction will be open from April 3, 2008 through April 16, 2008.


All items sold AS IS WHERE IS.  Adair County R-II School reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed. 

The date and time for inspection of the items is scheduled for April 3, 2008 through April 16, 2008, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.  Please call 323-5272 to set up an appointment for viewing the items.




Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the District 3 FBLA contest on Wednesday, March 12:  Christina Scudder placed first in Accounting and Technology Concepts, Jay Scudder placed first in Introduction to Business Communications and Introduction to Technology Concepts, David Anderson placed first in Business Calculations, Caroline Slavin placed first in Business Communications, Tabitha Killen placed second in Business Math and Introduction to Business Communications, Matt Thomas placed second in Introduction to Technology Concepts and Hunter Higgins placed second in Networking Concepts.  These students will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia on April 20-22.  This is the fourth year in a row that Christina Scudder has qualified for state competition.  Congratulations also to the following students who placed in the Top 10 at District 3 FBLA contest:  Entrepreneurship Team of Jeremy Clay, Jacob Shipman, and Kale Watson, 2nd; Josiah Belzer, Business Communications, 3rd; Kiley Watson, Business Procedures, 4th; Katie Stewart, Introduction to Business, 5th; Abby McKim, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, 5th; Hailee Kelsey, Economics, 6th; Stephanie Elsea, FBLA Principles and Procedures, 6th; Cortney Moncrief, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, 6th; Josiah Belzer, Impromptu Speaking, 8th; Justin Hazen, Job Interview, 8th; Daniel Smith, Business Math, 8th; Jessi Hill, Accounting, 9th; and Sydney Slavin, Introduction to Business, 10th.


Our high school basketball teams recently completed their winter seasons.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Jessi Hill, Hailee Kelsey, Trae Treasure, and Kale Watson—First Team; Christina Scudder, Jacob Shipman, and Matt Thomas—Second Team; and Kiley Watson—Honorable Mention.  Northeast All-District selections included Hailee Kelsey, Trae Treasure, and Kale Watson—First Team; and Christina Scudder—Second Team.


Congratulations to both the varsity and junior high academic bowl teams for winning the conference tournament.  Josiah Belzer, Caroline Slavin, Christina Scudder, and Jay Scudder were named to the All-Conference team.   


Congratulations to Richard Coy on placing first in his Action Skills contest and Ryan Ferdig who placed third in his Auto Body Contest on Friday, March 2 at Eolia for the Skills USA Contest. Richard will advance to the state competition to be held April 3-5.


Congratulations to Christina Scudder on being selected to be recognized in the Missouri Scholars 100 Program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.   




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 or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


April 1-4

Tuesday:  Egg omelet, toast/Ravioli, garlic bread, broccoli, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Muffin, fruit/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter square, milk

Thursday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, dessert, milk


April 7-11

Monday: Sausage, toast/Hamburger on bun, fries, vegetable, fruit, dessert, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, dessert, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Sub sandwich, pickle, chips, green beans, apple slices, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Biscuit & gravy/ Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, fruit, milk

Friday: Cereal, toast/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, cookie, milk


April 14-18

Monday: Sausage, toast/Hot dog on bun, chips, vegetable, fruit, dessert, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Garlic cheese bread, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Spaghetti, bread stick, carrot sticks, fruit, jello, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon/Chicken & noodles,  mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Hot ham & cheese pocket, fries,  vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk


April 21-25


Tuesday: Cereal, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, milk  

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Mr. Rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast burrito/Hot ham sandwich, chips,  vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Friday: Muffin, fruit/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, fruit, ice cream, milk


April 28-30

Monday:  Pop tart, fruit/ Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Egg omelet, toast/ Bar-B-Q pork on bun, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Donut, fruit/ Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, ice cream, milk




Dick and Robin Taylor for books donated to the library, Tiger Pride and the elementary classrooms.

 Vanessa and Dakota Shultz for their donation of People Like Us; An Inconvenient Woman; Murder in the House; Mother, I Love You Forever; Simple Pledges; and

Inn Country USA Cookbook

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.  We would be happy to make suggestions for book donations.














































1 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

1 V/JV Baseball w/ Linn County—There 5:00 p.m.

4-5 District Music Festival—There TBA

5 Junior-Senior Prom at    Baptist Student Union—There 8:00 p.m.

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

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

7 V/JV Baseball w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

8 Highland Varsity Relays—There 4:00 p.m.

8 V/JV Baseball w/ North Shelby—Here 5:00 p.m.

9 Atlanta Varsity Relays—There 12:30 p.m.

9 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

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

11 Tiger Invite Varsity Relays at Kirksville—There 2:00 p.m.

12 District Academic Bowl Tournament—Here TBA

12 Baseball Field Trip to Mizzou—There TBA

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

14 DARE Graduation—Here TBA

14 V/JV Baseball w/ Macon County—Here 5:00 p.m.

15 V/JV Baseball w/ Milan—Here 5:00 p.m.

16 Upward Bound Campus Day

16 Green City Junior High & Varsity Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

17 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

17 9th/10th Grade Baseball w/ Kirksville—There 5:00 p.m.

18 Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There TBA

18 Highland Junior High Relays—There 3:00 p.m.

18 Theatre Appreciation to TSU—There 8:00 p.m.

20-22 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Columbia—There TBA

21 No School—Spring Break

22 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

22 Theatre Appreciation to TSU—There 7:30 p.m.

23 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

23 V/JV Baseball w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

24 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

24 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

24 V/JV Baseball w/ North Shelby—There 5:00 p.m.

25 4th Grade Trip to Hannibal—There TBA

25 V/JV Baseball w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

25-26 State Music Festival—There TBA

26 Tri-County Conference Junior High and Varsity Track Meet at Kirksville—There 9:00 a.m.

28 Kindergarten Registration—Here 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

28 Save a Life Tour Assembly—Here TBA

28 Putnam County Varsity Relays—There 2:00 p.m.

28 Scotland County Junior High Relays—There 3:45 p.m.

29 V/JV Baseball w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

30 Linn County Junior High & Varsity Relays—There 10:00 a.m.


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