APRIL 1, 2010 Brashear, Missouri



Our Brashear Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops will be placing an April Showers collection bag on the doors of homes throughout Brashear on Friday, April 9.  The girls will return on Saturday, April 17 to collect the bags.  Collection boxes will also be available at the school, Back Roads

Bar & Grill, and Willowbend.  We ask that the bags be filled with personal care items such as soap, toilet paper, disposable razors, diapers, shampoo, etc.  These items will be 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 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the elementary school.  All district children who will be 5 years old prior to August 1, 2010 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year.  Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day.  You may contact Karla at 323-5272 to schedule your appointment. 




Tuesday, April 6, 2010 is Election Day.  This year we have had two candidates file for the two available positions.  Those who have filed include James Reeves and Duayne Housman.  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 and races.




Thank you to everyone who attended and/or donated desserts for the Spaghetti Supper on March 22.  With your support, $700 was raised for the playground!


We will again be selling flower bulbs.  Information and order forms will be sent home with students next week. This was a great fundraiser in the fall, and we hope to do as well this spring.


If you have any suggestions or ideas for future fundraisers, we would appreciate them.  Please contact Toni Tuggle or Jo Kincaid at the school.




Spring state testing will begin the week of April 6.  Please make every effort to have your student here on time, well rested with a nutritious breakfast.  It would be a great help if you could avoid making appointments for your students during this time frame.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Grissom.






Wednesday, April 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Circle K returns for a spring time program on animal babies for children ages 2-10 and their families.




Tuesday, April 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Discover ways we can give “Mother Earth” a helping hand.  Hosted by Alpha Gamma Sigma, this program is for preschool and elementary school students.



Thursday, April 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Explore ancient tales of heroes, heroines, and magical beasts.  Presented by Phi Sigma Pi, this program is for children ages 2-10 and their families.




Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the District 3 FBLA contest on Thursday, February 18:  Jay Scudder placed first in Accounting and Technology Concepts;  Tabitha Killen placed first in Sports Management and second in Accounting; the Business Ethics team of Chandi March, Sydney Slavin, and Ashton Wolter placed first; Matt Thomas placed second in Marketing; and Nick Thomas placed second in Introduction to Business Communications.  These students will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia on April 18-20.  The following students received medals at district contest: Katie Stewart, Client Services, 2nd place; and Daniel Smith, Job Interview, 3rd place.  Congratulations also to the following students who placed in the Top 10 at District 3 FBLA contest:  Ashton Wolter, Business Math, 4th place; Chloe Sykes, Introduction to Business Communications, 4th place; Nick Thomas, Introduction to Technology Concepts, 5th place; Shelby Salter, Business Math, 7th place; Sydney Slavin, Business Communications, 8th place; Sidney DeBie, FBLA Principles and Procedures, 9th place; Abby McKim, Business Procedures, 10th place; Katie Smith, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, 10th place; and Matt Thomas, Technology Concepts, 10th place.  


Our high school basketball teams recently completed their winter seasons.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Stephanie Elsea, Anthony Ambrosia, and Matt Thomas—First Team; Shelby Salter—Second Team; and Abby McKim—Honorable Mention.  Northeast All-District selections included Anthony Ambrosia—First Team; and Matt Thomas and Stephanie Elsea—Second Team. 

Anthony Ambrosia, Matt Thomas, and Stephanie Elsea also received Honorable Mention Team All-Express honors from the Kirksville Daily Express.


Congratulations to the following band members who represented our school at the Tri-County Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 8:  Rose Cloud, Sidney DeBie, Alli Garrett, Abby Hall, Stephanie Linhart, Christopher Longano, Angela McKim, Blake Pflum, Jay Scudder, and Sam Smith.


Congratulations to the varsity academic bowl team for winning the conference tournament on Saturday, March 27.  The varsity team has won this trophy five years in a row!  The junior high team finished second.  Jay Scudder—MVP, Nick Thomas, and Sam Smith were named to the All-Conference team.   


The Tri-County Conference Art Show was held in Bevier March 26-28.  The following students had artwork selected to represent our school:  Jordan  Berry, Trever Bunch, Miranda Creason, Kelsey Hocker, Amanda Horton, Danielle Hoskin, Tabitha Killen, Ariel Smith, Adam Songer, Matt Sweet, Matt Thomas, Olivia Thompson, and Abigail Wheeler. Congratulations to the following students for winning in the Tri-County Conference Art Show:  Abigail Wheeler—1st place in Fiber Art for her batik of Starry Night;

Matt Thomas—2nd place in sculpture for his wood assemblage; and Jordan Berry—3rd place in printmaking for his linoleum print.




MSHSAA By Law 108.0

All member schools shall establish a summertime dead period for all MSHSAA-sponsored activities.  By definition, this is a defined length in which no contact takes place between school coaches/directors of MSHSAA-sponsored activities and students enrolled in the member school, or who will be enrolled in the member school during the next school year.  Further, during the dead period school facilities are not utilized by enrolled students in connection with any sport or activity governed by MSHSAA.  The dead period is a “no school activities time", no open gyms, competitions, practices, conditioning, weight training; no activity-related functions or fundraisers, camps, or clinics at school facilities or sponsored elsewhere by the school; no coaches/directors or students may have planned contact other than casual, normal community, non-activity contact.  The school dead period must be the same for all sports and activities.  While there may be sports activities during this time, they must NOT involve the school coach, the school, or the school facilities.


The district has set our dead period for July 17-25, 2010.  If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Shipman at (660) 323-5272 ext. 19.




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 1-2

Thursday: Cereal, toast/Ravioli, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk 

Friday: No School


April 5-9

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, mandarin oranges, peanut butter bar, milk 

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Hot ham & cheese sandwich, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, blueberry cake, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Fish sandwich, fries, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

April 12-16

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Sub sandwich, chips, vegetable, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


April 19-23

Monday: Muffin, fruit/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, vegetable, mandarin oranges, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Hot dog on bun, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk  

Wednesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Taco casserole, refried beans, lettuce, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Lasagna bake, cottage, cheese, vegetable, fruit, pie tart, milk

Friday: Sausage, toast/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, fruit, Oreo® pudding, milk


April 26-30

Monday:  Pop tarts/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Ham & cheese hot pocket, chips & cheese, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Spaghetti, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday:  Breakfast pizza/Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, cake, milk

Friday:  Long john, fruit/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream





Yearbook sales are continuing.  This is the 62nd 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.   Fifty-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.


Mike Garrett – Samaritan Hospital

Steven Kerr – Adair County R-II School

Shelley Wood – Adair County R-II School

Lora DeBie – Adair County Public Administration

Breanne Cameron – Adair County R-II School

Eddy Turner – Kirksville Regional Airport

Joanne Kincaid – Adair County R-II School

Mike Stallbaamer – B & R Ranch Supply

Rev. Shannon Perry – Brashear Comm. Bible Church

Heath Schneider – Adair County R-II School

Lisa Fisher – Adair County R-II School

Billie Hunter – Styles and More

Mary Walitshek – Adair County Assessor’s Office

Cathy March – Adair County R-II School

Doug Thomas – Thomas Farms

Julie Sneddon – Twin Pines Adult Care Center

Becky Hazen – Adair County R-II School

Francis Moots – Moots Farms

Mickey Hays – PE Jepson Lumber

Dan Magruder – KTVO

Ken Clarkson – Thomas Hill Power Plant

Randall Shahan – Shahan Electric

Ken Page – Pages of Looks

Russell Hall – Edina Farm & Home

Wendy Kerby – Adair County R-II School

Jayleana Pearce – Rapture Beauty Salon

Mike Elam – Truman State University

George Moots – Adair County R-II School

Ruth Ann Moots – Childcare

Wendy Potter – Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice

Angie Stutsman – Truman State University

Robin Sidenstricker – Wal-Mart

Keith Turner – Macon National Guard

Kathy Wagster – Heartland Kennel

Tim Watson – Woody’s Tire & Auto

Matt Copeland – Adair County R-II School

Rick Carter – Carter’s Trailer Sales

Brad Althide – LG Seeds

Tina Miller – The Hair Academy 110

Susie Poland, ARNP – Crown Family Medicine

Sarah Mitchell – Upper East Side Coffee & Café

Dusti Acton – George Rae Cancer Center

Jeremy Haupt – Adair County R-II School

Michelle Boyd – Truman State University

Dr. David Moore – Adair County Veterinary Clinic

Jamie Prokup – LaPlata Pharmacy

Dr. Adams – Open MRI

Davena McKim – Sullivan Co. Memorial Hospital

Justin Coy – Coy Farms

Pam Harrelson – Graphic Impressions

Dr. Billy Strait – AT Still University

Tim Murphy – Action Cycles

Melissa Billington – KTVO



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


Christy L. Grissom, LPC

K-12 Counselor




After-Prom will be offering special seating during the Prom 2010 Grand March on April 24 for those unable to climb the bleachers.  There will be limited reserved seating on the first row of the bleachers for an individual only (sorry, families cannot be accommodated).  To reserve a seat, please contact a junior or senior student.  Seat will be marked with the student's name.


Donations for After-Prom 2011 can be given at the door.  This will help defray the cost of next year's Grand March and After-Prom

activities.  We would appreciate your support.


Brashear After-Prom Committee




At this time, no decision has been made regarding summer school.  The decision will be based on whether or not state funding is available.  Once a decision is made, we will send out information.




Jerry and Martha Reese and family for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Frank Smith.


Clara Shumaker for her donation to the scholarship fund.


Dennis and Diane Bradley for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Mildred Cooper.


Maria L. Evans for providing our district with a Girls State scholarship.


Brett and Wendy Kerby and family for their donation of Tough Love and 1-2-3 Magic: Training Your Children to Do What You Want.


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.




The Brashear Drama Club will be performing "Virgil's Wedding" and "The Test" on Friday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m.  Cost of admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, or $8 for the family.  Below is a brief description of these one act plays:


"Virgil's Wedding" - You're invited to the social clash of the century as Ms. Delanie, a high-end wedding planner, and her assistant, Barbie, are hired to direct a simple ceremony for two of Lickskillet's favorite lovebirds.  Guaranteed a promotion if the wedding is a success, Ms. Delanie invites her boss, Mr. Wright, to attend the ceremony.  But, of course, there's nothing simple about the wild romp before the nuptials.


"The Test" - A satire-powered comedy that explores the pitfalls and potholes of testing in America.  An Indiana Jones whip-snap of scenes that move quickly from one to the next, handing out belly laughs at times and then slowing down for some poignant, thoughtful moments as well.  Humor and satire collide in this sketch comedy that captures the essence of what is right, wrong, and heinous in American schools today.




Mr. Haupt and the Brashear Music students would like to cordially invite the members of the Brashear community to the annual Spring Concert.  Come enjoy bands, choirs, percussion ensembles, and more on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.














































1 Kirksville Varsity Quad Meet—There 4:00 p.m.

2 No School—Easter Break

3 Baseball Field Trip to Columbia—There TBA

5 No School—Easter Break

6 Spring Testing Begins

6 LaPlata Junior High and Varsity Quad—There 3:30 p.m.

6 Baseball w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

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

8 Baseball w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

9 Drama Club Performances—Here 7:00 p.m.

12 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

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

13 Highland Varsity Relays at Canton—There 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

15 FBLA Field Trip to Kansas City—There TBA

16 Children’s Lit Festival Grades 4-6 at TSU—There 11:30 a.m.

16 Highway Patrol Assembly—Here 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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

17 District Academic Bowl Tournament—Here 2:00 p.m.

18-20 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Columbia—There TBA

19 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00  a.m.

20 Baseball w/ Milan—Here 5:00 p.m.

21 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

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

22 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

22 Spring Concert—Here 7:00     p.m.

23 District Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There TBA

23 4th & 5th Grades to Jefferson City—There TBA

23 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

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

24  Junior-Senior Prom at Shrine Club—There 8:00 p.m.

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

26 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00  a.m.

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

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

29-May 1 State Music Festival

29 Baseball w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

Softball/Baseball Senior Recognition Night

30 Kindergarten Registration—Here 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

30 8th Grade to Kirksville Area Technical Center

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


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