APRIL 1, 2013                                                        Brashear, Missouri



Congratulations to Hayden Housman on being chosen as Honorable Mention to the Tri-County Conference Basketball Team.  Hayden was also named to the All-District Team.


Congratulations to Sam Smith for placing third and receiving a medal in Cyber Security at the FBLA District Contest.  The following students placed in the Top Ten:  Gabe Thomas, Introduction to Business, 4th and Introduction to Technology Concepts, 7th; Curtis Blakely, Technology Concepts, 5th; Chance Hill, Introduction to Business Communications, 6th and Introduction to Business, 8th; Alexa Acton, Technology Concepts, 6th; Audrey DeBie, FBLA Principles and Procedures, 7th; Shelby Salter, Accounting I, 9th; Meredith Thomas, Business Procedures, 9th; Blake Pflum, Personal Finance, 10th; and Hayden Housman, Cyber Security, 10th.


Congratulations to Sam Smith, Jacob Bleything, and Hannah Reeves on being named to the All-Conference academic bowl teams.


Congratulations to the following BHS art students for their excellent showing at the Conference Art Show held on Saturday, March 22nd:  Chance Hill, 1st place, Sculpture; David Walker, 1st place, Printmaking; Nick Haskell, 2nd place, Sculpture; Erin Hines, 2nd place, Fiber Art; Ashley Moncrief, 2nd place, Photography; Alexa Acton, 3rd place, Photography; and Allison Thompson, 3rd place, Mixed Media and 3rd place, Ceramics.


Congratulations to Miranda Creason, Sidney DeBie, and Shelby Salter for being recognized by the Kirksville Rotary Club at their 2013 youth recognition banquet.




We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Thursday, May 2nd, 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, 2013 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year.  Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day.


Please contact Candace at 323-5272 to schedule your appointment.




The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, April 29th.  The banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium with the awards ceremony to follow starting at approximately 7:00 p.m.


Each family attending is asked to bring two covered dishes and their own table service.  Drinks and some meat will be furnished by the Athletics department.  The public is welcome to attend.




Tuesday, April 2, 2013 is Election Day.  This year we had two candidates file for the two available positions.  Those who filed include incumbents James A. Reeves and Duayne Housman.


The district will not hold an election since the number of candidates who filed for the Board is equal to the number of positions available.




Your child will soon be taking the Spring Assessment.  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.  Test results will help us provide a more complete education to all students. 




Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  Students may choose cereal instead of the breakfast item offered.  The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main lunch entrée: yogurt or WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


April 1-5

Monday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, lima beans, mandarin oranges, banana bread, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Hot ham & cheese, fries, mixed vegetables, applesauce, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, brownie, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nacho pie, lettuce, peas, pineapple, cake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Tater tot casserole, corn, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, milk


April 8-12

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tacos, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Sausage, toast/Sub sandwich, soup, carrots, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast wrap/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Pizza, lettuce, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


April 15-19

Monday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Lasagna bake, green beans, cottage cheese, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Bagel or muffin, fruit/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, baked beans, pears, cake, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Ravioli, lettuce, peas, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, applesauce, ice cream, milk


April 22-26

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Spaghetti, lima beans, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, cake, milk 

Wednesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Corn dog, tater tots, cooked carrots, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Cinnamon roll/Walking taco, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, applesauce, Oreo® pudding, milk


April 29-30

Monday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, cake, milk




Thank you to:


Thomas Farms—

Doug & Becky, Matt, Nick, Meredith and Gabe—

for their donation of John Deere Big Book of Tractors to the library in memory of Darrel Gregory who “loved kids and farming”.


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





Congratulations to the following band members who represented our school at Tri-County Conference Band on Monday, March 11th:  Sidney Sykes, 2nd chair flute; Abby Hall, 4th chair clarinet; Allison Garrett, 5th chair clarinet; Megan McHenry, 10th chair clarinet; Leah Grissom, 15th chair clarinet; Bailey Mihalovich, 3rd chair alto saxophone; Hannah Reeves, 3rd chair baritone; and Jackie Sidenstricker, 4th chair percussion.   


The Brashear Concert Band received a “Good” III rating at the MSHSAA State Large Group Festival in Hannibal.  Several students performed at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in Kirksville.  The following received an “Excellent” II rating:  Abby Hall-Piano solo; Abigail Kerby-Trombone solo; Sidney Sykes-Flute solo; and Allison Garrett, Abby Hall and Bailey Mihalovich-Alto Saxophone Trio.




Kirksville Area Technical Center has community education classes available to the public.  Courses will be offered in the following areas during the months of April through June:  Technology, Food Safety, Health Careers, and Personal Enrichment.


For a listing of courses available, you may contact Kirksville Area Technical Center, the High School Office at Adair County R-II or by visiting the KATC website at


You may register in person, by phone, by fax, by mail, or by email at:

Community Education Office

Kirksville Area Technical Center

1103 South Cottage Grove

Kirksville, MO 63501

(660) 665-2865 Phone

(660) 626-1477 Fax




The following children’s programs will be offered at the Adair County Public Library in April.


Explore New Worlds

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will present a literacy program for students in grades K-3 which will feature one-on-one reading with college students on Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30-4:30   p.m.


Great Women, Amazing Lives

Alpha Sigma Gamma will present a program for students in grades 1-6 that will feature crafts and stories about women who changed the world on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00-2:00   p.m.


May the Forces Be With You

Women in Physics will examine gravity and magnetism in this science related program for students in grades 3-6 on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.



Children all ages can create a masterpiece brick by brick on Thursday, April 18 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Earth Day

Alpha Sigma Gamma will present a program of activities that will feature everything from recycling to planting for children ages 2-12 years old on Saturday, April 20 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Ceilidh Irish Dance Club

Join members of the Ceilidh Dance Club on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to learn Irish dance steps and listen to Irish Tall Tales.


The family of Karen Thompson would like to thank everyone who made

donations to the Adair County R-II School Scholarship Fund.  Family members have presented donations to the school totaling $1,335 in Karen’s memory. 

The district would like to thank the family for their continued support of our students.




I wanted to send out an update on the status of our playground project.  With your support, over $500 was raised at our spaghetti supper held on Monday, March 25th.  Way to go!  This money will be added to the funds currently in our playground account.  We would like to say a BIG thank you to EVERYONE who has donated money, time, and their efforts to this project.  In addition to the fund raising efforts, we have applied for a grant through the Regional Planning Commission.  This is a matching grant that will allow us to "get more" for our money.  We have yet to hear from them, but I will keep everyone informed of the progress with the grant.  If we are awarded the grant, we will start our playground renovations this summer!  Yay!!  The planned improvements will take time and it is something we do not want to rush.  So, please be patient.  Expanding the size of the playground is a priority for this summer along with new fencing and ground work.  If we are not awarded this grant, we will research other grants and available resources to complete our project.

Again, this is a big project and at times it may seem like little is being accomplished, but there is a lot of preparation work that must be done in order to reach our end goal of a new and expanded playground.  This is a project the district, the staff, the community, and the parents are committed to completing for our children.

Thank you again for your continued support and involvement in the Brashear School District.

Shelly Shipman




Dear Patron,


In order to ensure that we are providing our community with comprehensive education services, we are asking you to complete this survey and return it to the school.  We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this survey.  Your input is valuable to the improvement of our school system.  You may drop this off at the school or mail it to Adair County R-II School, 205 West Dewey Street, Brashear, MO 63533.


Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement by marking an “X” in the appropriate box.














































1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

2 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

2 LaPlata Varsity Quad—There 3:30 p.m.

2 Baseball w/ Canton—There 5:00 p.m.

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

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

5 Art Club Field Trip to St. Louis—6:00 a.m.

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

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

9 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

9 LaPlata Junior High Track—There 3:30 p.m.

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

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

11 Talent Show—Here 7:00   p.m.

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

12 Baseball w/ Linn County—Here 6:00 p.m.

13 District Academic Bowl Tourney @ Bevier—There TBA

15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

16 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

16 Baseball w/ Milan—There 5:00 p.m.

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

18 FBLA Field Trip to Kansas City—There 6:00 a.m.

19 District Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There 8:00    a.m.

19 Children’s Lit Festival Grades 4-6 at TSU—There TBA

20 Junior-Senior Prom at Kirksville Country Club—There 8:00 p.m.

Grand March will be at 5:00 p.m.

in the Brashear High School


22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

22 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

23 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

23 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

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

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

24 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

25 Baseball w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m.

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

27 4th Grade Famous Missourians Play—Here 7:00 p.m.

29 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

29 Awards Banquet—Here 6:00 p.m.

30 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

30 Baseball w/ LaPlata—Here 5:00 p.m.


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