DECEMBER 1, 2008 Brashear, Missouri


There will be two open seats for the Board of Education election on April 7, 2009.  The incumbents are Brad Smith and Roger Thompson.  Those elected will serve three-year terms.  The first day for candidates to file is Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.  The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

A candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a resident taxpayer of the Adair County R-II School District, have resided in the state of Missouri for at least one year preceding the election, and be at least 24 years of age.

Candidates may be required to file a financial interest statement and must agree to obtain 16 hours of credit in school boardmanship within 12 months of the election.

Interested candidates may pick up filing materials in the Superintendent’s office beginning on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.  The superintendent’s office will be closed December 22 – January 2 and therefore will not be accepting candidates filing on those dates.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 5.  On January 20, the office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. for filing purposes.  Questions?  Call the Superintendent’s office at 323-5272 during regular business hours.

Citizens have until Wednesday, March 11, 2009 to register to vote in the April general election.


Thank you to all families who participated in the October fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand. 

We raised $197.70 for this important cause.  Watch for more ways to contribute after Christmas.

Remember, you can find out more information at

The National Honor Society students have been a great help to this project.  We appreciate everyone’s support.

                                                Mrs. Grissom

                                                Guidance Counselor


Parents as Teachers families have been very busy.  In October we had a “Fall Fun” group meeting and the children made some wonderful crafts.  In November we partnered up with the Elementary and got involved with Reading Week.  Each child had a packet to work on and they received prizes at the end of the week for doing the activities and reading.  What a great time we had!  On December 15th we will be having “Santa’s Workshop” from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Santa will be stopping by to visit the children.  I will be sending registration forms in a few weeks.

If you would like to enroll your child in Parents as Teachers or would like more information, please contact me at school, 660-323-5272 ext. 33.

                                                Mrs. Tuggle

                                                Parent Educator


Give the Brashear Band Program a Christmas present!  Donate any unused instruments you have lying around.  We'll take care of the cleaning and repairs!  We really want a drum set!!

Come celebrate the Holidays with the Brashear Music Department!  The annual Brashear School Christmas Program will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.


We have enjoyed a beautiful fall with lots of time on the playground!  Although there is still some fall left to enjoy, it is time to remind families of procedures should the weather become inclement.  If school is cancelled or dismissed early, Tiger Pride will not be held.  In case of early dismissals, Mrs. Kerby will make calls to families to determine plans for the children who were scheduled to attend after-school.  For information about cancellations and early-dismissals, check with the school's web site, KTVO television, KHQA television, WGEM television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KRES radio of Moberly, KMEM radio of Memphis, and KZBK radio of Brookfield. 


Yearbook sales drive began on November 1st, 2008.  The price of the yearbooks will be the same as last year.  Yearbooks bought between November 1st and January 31st will cost $45.  During the month of February, the yearbooks will cost $55.  All yearbooks purchased after February 28 will cost $60.  Please buy them as soon as possible.  You may purchase them from Renee in the superintendent’s office.  Please remember to hold on to your receipt.  Additionally, you may choose to purchase an individualized nametag for an extra $5. 

Also, the yearbook class is offering the opportunity for family members to purchase space in the yearbook for $35 per 1/8 of a page in order to communicate a special message to their loved one.  Attention senior parents:  This would be a wonderful opportunity to specialize your child’s last BHS yearbook.  You may design the space or you can have the yearbook staff create one for you.

If you would like to purchase an 1/8 page ($35), 1/2 page ($125), or full page ($250) ad for a business, please contact the yearbook staff at Brashear High School or for more information.

Lastly, if any students, faculty, staff, or community members have any quality pictures that might be worthy of being included in the yearbook, please bring them by the school or email them to me as a .jpeg or .gif file.

Thanks for your help and support in order to create a quality yearbook.

Matt Copeland, Yearbook Sponsor


I, _________________________________, would like to purchase   1    2    3   yearbook(s).  ______________

Would you like to purchase a nametag for the yearbook for $5 more?    Y ____________       N  ____________

Would you like to purchase yearbook space in order to leave a special message?    Y             N

Special Message/Design:

                                                                                                                                Total Cost:_______________

Please return with money to Renee Reeves in the superintendent’s office


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.

December 1-5

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Tenderloin on bun, potato wedges, vegetable, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, cake, milk

Friday: Apple strudel, bagel/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, milk

December 8-12

Monday: Donut, fruit/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, butter beans, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, Oreo® pudding, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Pizza casserole, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cookie,  milk

Friday: Pop tarts, fruit/Hamburger on bun, french fries, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter cup, milk

December 15-19

Monday: Long john, fruit/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, egg  & cheese biscuit/Hot ham & cheese sandwich, french fries, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cinnamon roll, milk

Thursday:  Egg omelet, bacon, toast/Turkey & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday:  Biscuit & gravy/Hot dog on bun, chips, carrot sticks, fruit, cookie, milk


As the winter season approaches, we are reminding parents and students to listen to the local media stations to check on “early dismissals” and/or “no school” bulletins.  This information will be given to KTVO television, KHQA television, WGEM television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KRES radio of Moberly, KMEM radio of Memphis, and KZBK radio of Brookfield.  These stations will present dismissal information as soon as decisions have been made.  Please do not call the school.


The Computer Class has been creating DVD’s of the Fall 2008 activities.  They have completed videos for Softball, Baseball (fall season), Junior High Girls Basketball, and Junior High Boys Basketball.  The highlight videos will be available for the Christmas season at a cost of $5 each.  If you are interested, please call the school at 323-5272.













































1-6 Novinger Tournament—There TBA

1 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

3 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout Meetings—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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

6 State Band Auditions at Columbia—There TBA

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:30 a.m.

9 Varsity Basketball w/ Linn County—Here 6:00 p.m.

10 Tri-County Electric Safety Presentation Grades 4-6—Here 1:00  p.m.

11 Christmas Program—Here 7:00 p.m.

12-13 Olan Mills Photography Fundraiser

15 Busy Bees Christmas Party—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

15 PAT Santa’s Workshop—Here 6:00-7:30    p.m.

16 Varsity Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 6:00 p.m.

17 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout Meetings—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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

18 Varsity Basketball w/ Milan—Here 6:00 p.m.

19 Second Quarter Ends

19 Elementary Christmas Parties—Here 2:00 p.m.

19 Holiday Dance—Here 8:00-11:00 p.m.

22-January 2 NO SCHOOL—Christmas     Vacation


Rick and Denise Brown and Chrissy Teter for their     donation of

Junior Cook Book

In memory of Mary Rouse,

Lela Gerhold's mother

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.




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