APRIL 2, 2014                                                        Brashear, Missouri



We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Friday, April 25th, 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, 2014 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of a vision test from an optometrist or physician with you on that day.


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




Congratulations to Meredith Thomas on being chosen as Honorable Mention to the Tri-County Conference Basketball Team. 


Congratulations to the junior high academic bowl team on their third place win at the conference tournament held on Saturday, March 29th.  Students participating in the tournament were Willow Frazier, Celia Kincaid, Megan McHenry, Hannah Reeves, and Aden Zentz.


Congratulations to BHS art student, Ashley Moncrief, for her excellent showing at the Conference Art Show held on Saturday, March 29th.  She received 2nd place in Fiber Art for her weaving.


Congratulations to Madeline Potter and Meredith Thomas for being recognized by the Kirksville Rotary Club at their 2014 youth recognition banquet.





The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, May 2nd.  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 8, 2014 is Election Day.  Patrons of the Adair County R-II School District will be voting to elect three school board members.


This year we had four candidates file for the three available positions.  Those who have filed include incumbent Alissa Garlock, incumbent Traci Hill, Keith L. Turner, and Kristi Zentz.




Are you smarter than a 6th grader?  A Trivia Night to benefit the 5th-8th grade academic bowl teams will be held on Saturday, May 3rd in the Brashear Elementary gym.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  Trivia will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per person and you may have up to 8 players per table.  Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share with your table.  If you don’t have a team, show up anyway and we will help you find one. 


To reserve a table, call or text Jo Kincaid at 660.299.0055.




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 1-4

Tuesday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar/Pizza, corn, lettuce, apple slices, pudding, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Walking taco, lettuce, sweet potatoes, pears, cake,  milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage, toast/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, carrot sticks, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Hamburger on bun, cheesy potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie,  milk


April 7-11

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup, toast/Hot ham & cheese, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Country fried steak, bread, mashed potatoes, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy, breakfast bar/Hot pocket, tater tots, broccoli, pears, banana bread, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, carrots, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit, breakfast bar/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, lima beans, strawberries/peaches/ bananas, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk


April 14-18

Monday: Breakfast wrap, breakfast bar/Chicken wrap, lettuce, rice, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links, toast/Nachos, lettuce, sweet potatoes, beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Turkey & noodles, hot roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, pudding, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Pizza, corn, lettuce, red beans, applesauce, ice cream, milk

Friday: No School


April 21-25

Monday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup, toast/Tater tot casserole, lima beans, cottage cheese, pears, cheesecake, milk 

Wednesday: Fruit smoothie, breakfast bar/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, carrots, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Cheese omelet, toast/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit, breakfast bar/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


April 28-30

Monday: Egg, cheese, flatbread/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin, breakfast bar/Pizza rolls, waffle fries, sweet potatoes, green beans, pineapple, brownie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Sub sandwich, chips, carrots or beans, apple slices, watermelon, cookie, milk




The Tri-County Conference Band rehearsed all day on Saturday, March 8, and performed at Bucklin, Meadville, and Linn County schools on Monday, March 10.  The group was challenged to some new and exciting band literature that pushed many of the students to new levels.  The following chairs were won by Brashear students at the auditions on Saturday morning:


Sidney Sykes - 2nd Chair Flute

Mechelia Potter - 9th Chair Flute

Abby Hall - 1st Chair Clarinet

Saydie Potter - 2nd Chair Clarinet

Alli Garrett - 3rd Chair Clarinet

Megan McHenry - 5th Chair Clarinet

Eliza Magruder - 10th Chair Clarinet

Bailey Mihalovich - 2nd Chair Alto Sax

Wyatt Potter - 4th Chair Alto Sax

Kiersten Hart - 6th Chair Trumpet

Morgan Magruder - 1st Chair Horn

Hannah Reeves - 1st Chair Tuba

Jackie Sidenstricker - 7th Chair Percussion Levi Blankenship - 9th Chair Percussion

Colton Sayre - 11th Chair Percussion


The High School Band received an overall 2 rating at the MSHSAA State Large Group Music Festival at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Friday, March 21.  The judges were honest with us where they needed to be, but were on the whole very complimentary.  We also received a 1 rating from the sightreading judge.  I am very proud of the effort and focus that all the band members put in.  We acted like professionals, showed up and got the job done.  Well done, band!


Jared Shulse

K-12 Music Director




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


Movie Night at the Library

This is an award winning animated film by a company which has ties to Marceline, MO but will not let us say the name of either the film or the company outside of the library.  However, you can know that it is loosely based on a fairy tale, The Snow Queen, and has just been released on BluRay/DVD.  There is a huge sign inside the library with lights around it.  The viewing will take place on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m.  Library doors will open at 6:45 p.m.


Calling All Tweens & Teens

Divergent Fan Alert!

Based on the bestselling novel and just-released movie, students in 6th grade and up can join in One Choice Can Transform You on Saturday, April 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  Dare to be Dauntless?  Care to be in Amity?  Be Honest, are you a Candor?  Whether you are as smart as an Erudite or as selfless as an Abnegation, choose your faction and be ready.


Lego Mania

April Fool’s Day has passed and for this project you must build fast!  Kirksville Interact Club members will reveal the secret plans for a raise the roof building race on Thursday, April 17th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.


The Last Lap or Super Smash Up?

April is election month.  We live in a democracy so you choose the event!  Which Mario Wii game will it be?  Mario Kart or Super Smash Brothers on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m.














































ü1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü1 Upward Bound Campus Visit Day—There TBA

ü1 Baseball w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü2 Atlanta Junior High Track Meet—There TBA

ü3 Kirksville Varsity Quad—There 4:00 p.m.

ü4 Children’s Lit Festival Grades 4-6 at TSU—There TBA

ü5 District Solos/Ensembles at Truman State University—There TBA

ü5 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


ü7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü7 6th Grade Honor Choir at Moberly—There TBA

ü8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü8 LaPlata Varsity Track—There 3:30 p.m.

ü8 Baseball w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü9 9-12 Roll-over Assembly w/ Sgt. Brent Bernhardt, MSHP—Here

ü9 Knox County Middle School Relays—There TBA

ü11 Baseball w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü12 ACT Assessment

ü12 District Academic Bowl Tournament at LaPlata—There TBA

ü14-15 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Columbia—There TBA

ü14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü14 NEMO Junior High Honor Choir at Moberly—There TBA

ü15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü16 Atlanta Varsity Relays—There 1:00 p.m.

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

ü18 No School—Easter Break

ü21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü21 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü21 Baseball w/ Marion County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü22 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü22 Baseball w/ Milan—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü23 Milan Junior High and Varsity Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

ü23 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü25 Kindergarten Registration—Here 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ü25 District Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There 8:00 a.m.

ü25 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

ü26 Band to Adventureland in Des Moines—There TBA

ü28 2nd Grade Field Trip to VanMeter State Park in Miami—There TBA

ü28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü29 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü29 Baseball w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

ü30 3rd Grade Field Trip to Quincy—There TBA

ü30 Tri-County Conference Junior High and Varsity Track Meet at LaPlata—There 9:00 a.m.


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