APRIL 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri




Our Brashear Daisy and Brownie troops will be placing an April Showers collection bag on the doors of homes throughout Brashear on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.  The girls will return the following Saturday, April 25th to collect the bags.  We ask that the bags be filled with personal care items such as soap, toilet paper, disposable razors, diapers, shampoo, etc.  These items will donated to the Adair County Food Depot to help local families who cannot afford to purchase personal care items.


April Showers is a component of the Girl Scout's Giving Program in which the girls serve over 1,000 agencies and tens of thousands of individuals through giving tangible gifts and gifts of time visiting, writing and entertaining the young and the old alike. 




We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the elementary school.  All district children who will be 5 years old prior to August 1, 2009 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2009-2010 school year.  Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day.





Tuesday, April 7, 2009 is Election Day.  This year we have had two candidates file for the two available positions.  Those who have filed include incumbents Bradley A. Smith and Roger L. Thompson.  The district will not hold an election since the number of candidates who have filed for the Board is equal to the number of positions available.  However, we encourage all patrons to exercise their right to vote on other important issues.




Thank you to everyone who attended the
“Get Fit” program on March 2nd.  Families enjoyed exercising to Elmo, playing with the big parachute, and making healthy snacks.


Our next group meeting will be April 22nd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for parents of children 3-5 years.  We will be discussing Kindergarten readiness for both parents and children.  More information will be sent in the mail soon.

Mrs. Tuggle





Your child will soon be taking the Spring Assessment.  Depending on the grade level of your child, he/she will be taking from 1 to 3 portions of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP).  The question types range from multiple-choice items to short answer and constructed response (essay).


In the past, we have offered an incentive for those students who put forth their best effort on the MAP tests.  This years incentive has yet to be decided but they will be rewarded for their

efforts.  Students must score a minimum of 110 each session on the effort guide.


You may assist us in this process by seeing that your child has plenty of sleep, has a good breakfast, and has a good mental attitude preceding test days.  Also, please do not schedule any doctor/dentist/hair appointments during testing hours.  A copy of the testing schedules are included with this newsletter.  You might also reassure your child that the results of these tests would make us better able to help him/her with school work.  If you have questions or concerns, please call.

Mrs. Grissom




Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the District 3 FBLA contest on Thursday, February 19:  Brandon Gordon placed first in Business Calculations, Jay Scudder placed first in Business Math and Computer Problem Solving, Courtney Clarkson placed second in Business Procedures, Daniel Smith placed second in Accounting, Matt Thomas placed second in Sports Management, Ashton Wolter placed second in Introduction to Business Communications and Kaitlin Guffey placed second in FBLA Principles and Procedures.  These students will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia on April 19-21.  Congratulations also to the following students who placed in the Top 10 at District 3 FBLA contest:  Katie Stewart, Client Services, 2nd; Emerging Business Issues team of Daniel Smith, Matt Thomas, and Kiley Watson, 3rd; Business Ethics team of Caroline Slavin, Sydney Slavin, and Ashton Wolter, 3rd; Hunter Higgins, Technology Concepts, 3rd; Caroline Slavin, Business Procedures, 3rd; Nick Thomas, Introduction to Technology Concepts, 3rd; Kiley Watson, Accounting, tied for 3rd; Tabitha Killen, Business Communications, tied for 4th; Stephanie Elsea, Intro to Parliamentary Procedures, 4th; Sydney Slavin, Intro to Business Communication, tied for 5th; Jordan Berry, Networking Concepts, 5th; Adriene Mountain, Job Interview, 5th; Hunter Higgins, Cyber Security, 7th; Chris Brogan, Networking Concepts, 7th; Cortney Moncrief, Marketing, 7th; Katie Stewart, Economics, 8th; Chloe Sykes, Intro to Business, 8th; Amber Alexander, Business Law, 8th; Cierra Hines, FBLA Principles and Procedures, 9th; Andy Belzer, Intro to Technology Concepts, 9th; and Chandi March, Intro to Business, 10th.


Our high school basketball teams recently completed their winter seasons.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Kiley Watson-MVP, Trae Treasure, and Matt Thomas—First Team; Abby McKim, Macy Rogers, Anthony Ambrosia, and Ryan Ferdig—Second Team; Justin Hazen—Honorable Mention; and Don Wilburn—Coach of the Year.  Northeast All-District selections included Kiley Watson and Trae Treasure—First Team; and Matt Thomas—Second Team.  Kiley Watson received First Team All-Express honors from the Kirksville Daily while Trae Treasure was named to the second team.


Congratulations to the varsity academic bowl team for winning the conference tournament.  Jay Scudder and Caroline Slavin were named to the All-Conference team.  The junior high team finished third.  Nick Thomas and Andy Belzer were named to the All-Conference team.   


Congratulations to Ryan Ferdig for placing 1st in Auto Body and Michael McKim for placing 1st in Paint/Refinishing at the SkillsUSA Contest.  They will both advance to the state competition. 


Congratulations to Andy Belzer, Abby McKim, and Jordan Berry for having their murals on display at the recent Kirksville Arts Association (KAA) exhibit.  Jordan and Abby’s mural was one of several selected to be enlarged and exhibited on the south side of the KAA building until the upstairs portion of the art center is renovated and new windows are added.  The art department received $200 for their efforts!


Congratulations to Justin Hazen for placing 3rd in the Fiber Arts division and Destiny Ferdig for placing 3rd in the 3-D Sculpture division at the Tri-County Conference Art Show.




Adair County R-II School proudly presents Sherrill Douglas in concert to benefit the Tiger Pride before and after-school program.  This concert is being sponsored by the Brashear United Methodist Church Parish Council and the Brashear Community Bible Church.


Sherrill is internationally known as the #1 impersonator of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac).  Join Sherrill in her musical salute to the Divas, Darlings and Legends, past and present, of Country and Classic Rock.  Sing along and dance as she brings your favorite songs to life.  She is a nationally known powerhouse entertainer and this is a performance not to be missed!  She has been featured in sold out shows at the Tropicana Casino (Atlantic Jersey, NJ), Sam’s Town, Hard Rock, Gaylord Opryland (Nashville) and more!  Tell your friends!  She is high octane and will make your evening a night to talk about!


The concert will take place on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.  A free dinner (while supplies last) will be provided with love offerings accepted to benefit the Tiger Pride program.




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 1-3

Wednesday: Muffin, fruit/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, apple crisp, milk

Thursday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Ham & cheese stromboli, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk 

Friday: Donut, fruit/Ravioli, bread stick, vegetable, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk


April 6-10

Monday: Pop tart/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Grilled cheese, soup, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk 

Wednesday: Breakfast burrito/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Biscuit & gravy/ Hot dog on bun, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Friday: No School

April 13-17

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, milk

Wednesday: Sausage, toast/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Hamburger on bun, french fries, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Sub sandwich, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk


April 20-24

Monday: Egg, sausage & cheese biscuit/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Muffin, fruit/Nachos, lettuce, carrots, mandarin oranges, brownie, milk  

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Spaghetti, breadstick, vegetable, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Ham & cheese hot pocket, french fries, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk


April 27-30

Monday:  Long john, fruit/ Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Hot ham sandwich, chips, baked beans, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, brownie,  milk

Thursday:  Breakfast pizza/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk




Yearbook sales are continuing.  This is the 61st edition of the BHS yearbook. 


Personalized yearbooks are no longer available, however, yearbooks without names may still be purchased for $60.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.




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.   Sixty-two 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.


Mary Walitshek– Adair County Courthouse                       Mary Magruder- Kirksville R-III School

George Moots – Adair County R-II School             Becky Hazen – Adair County R-II School

Lisa Fisher – Adair County R-II School                              Craig Harris – Rider Drug

Breanne Cameron – Adair County R-II School                  Randall Shahan – Shahan Electric

Amy Feeney – Adair County R-II School                            KTVO

Christine Snelling – Kirksville R-III School              Melanie Wagner – Green City R-I School

Lisa Findling – Mary Immaculate Catholic School            Melissa Salgado – Adair County R-II School

Sara Sweet – Truman State University                              Sullivan County Memorial Hospital

Tammy Whitlow – Adair County R-II School                       Jen Shahan – Hastings

Karen Wood – Admire Evergreen                          Heath Schneider – Adair County R-II School

Evelyn Thomas – Thomas Farms/Brashear Post Office  Tina Jackson – Tina’s Hairport

Eric Wheeler – Rain and Hail Insurance                             Beverly McKim – Manhattan Café & Bakery

JoAnne Peyton – Jungle of Joy                                           Mary Meyer – Mary Immaculate School

Paul Burton – NEMO Trader                                                Ronald Rybkowski – Truman State University

Highland Hills                                                             Brent Shafer – Kirksville Brake and Muffler

Knox County Treasurer’s Office                                          Kirksville Police Department

Kirksville Small Animal Hospital                                          Adair County Assessor’s Office

Mike Killen – Adair County R-II School                               David Hall – Kirksville Airport

Brashear Ag Service                                                            Adair County Vet Clinic

Snelling Auto Plaza                                                   Long Branch Dental Group

Wal-Mart                                                                    Pawsitive Animal Works

Kirksville Manor Care                                                           Kirksville Day Care

Lindquist Veterinary                                                  Kirksville Feed and More

Sonny’s Collision Center                                          Salon Nouveau

Mo Dept Health & Senior Services                         Brashear Community Bible Church

Grooming Corner                                                     


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


Christy L. Grissom, LPC

K-12 Counselor














































ü1 Atlanta JH Relays—There 1:00 p.m.

ü1 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts Meeting—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

ü2 Kirksville Varsity Quad—There 4:00 p.m.

ü3-4 District Music Festival at Kirksville—There TBA

ü4 Junior-Senior Prom at Jackson Stables—There 8:00 p.m.

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


ü6 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü6 Baseball w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

ü7 Upward Bound Campus Day—There 9:00 a.m.-2:00     p.m.

ü7 Baseball w/ Canton—There 5:00 p.m.

ü8 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

ü9 FBLA to St. Louis—There 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

ü10 No School—Easter Break

ü13 No School—Easter Break

ü13 Baseball w/ Green City—There 5:00 p.m.

ü14 Highland Varsity Relays at Canton—There 3:30 p.m.

ü14 Baseball w/ North Shelby—There 5:00 p.m.

ü15 Atlanta Varsity Relays—There 12:30 p.m.

ü15 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts Meeting—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

ü15 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

ü16 Baseball w/ Knox County—Here 4:00 p.m.

ü16 Theatre Appreciation to TSU—There 6:30 p.m.

ü17 Children’s Lit Festival Grades 4-6 at TSU—There 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

ü17 Tiger Invite Varsity Relays at Kirksville—There 2:00 p.m.

ü18 District Academic Bowl Tournament at North Shelby—There TBA

ü19-21 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Columbia—There TBA

ü20 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00  a.m.

ü20 Baseball w/ Macon County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü20 Tiger Pride Fundraiser/Sherrill Douglas Concert—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü21 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü21 Baseball w/ Milan—There 5:00 p.m.

ü22 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü22 Green City Junior High and Varsity Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

ü22 Countdown to Kindergarten PAT Meeting—Here 6:00-7:00     p.m.

ü23 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü23 Adair County Public Librarian to Visit Grades K-3—Here 1:00 p.m.

ü23 Highland Middle School Relays at Canton—There 3:00 p.m.

ü24 Kindergarten Registration—Here 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ü24 District Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There TBA

ü24 Baseball w/ Marion County—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü25 District Music Festival at Macon—There TBA

ü25 Putnam County Baseball Tournament—There TBA

ü27 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00  a.m.

ü28 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

ü28 Baseball w/ Macon County—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü29 K-6 Fluoride Treatment

ü29 Tri-County Conference Junior High and Varsity Track Meet at LaPlata—There 9:00 a.m.

ü30 Baseball w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m.


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