DECEMBER 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri




There will be two open seats for the Board of Education election on April 6, 2010.  The incumbents are Brent Hettinger and Matt Reeves.  Those elected will serve three-year terms.  The first day for candidates to file is Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.  The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 19, 2010 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 15 at 8:00 a.m.  The superintendent’s office will be closed December 21 – January 1 and therefore will not be accepting candidates filing on those dates.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4.  On January 19, 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 10, 2010 to register to vote in the April general election.




All students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to inquire about the A+ Program in order for the student to begin the path to eligibility.  During their freshman year, students are given an A+ Handbook and agreement to take home and have parents look over and sign.  If you have not seen this, ask your student to come see me and I will send another one home with them.  Students can sign up for the program until the end of 1st semester of their senior year.  If you have any questions about the A+ Program at Brashear High School, please contact me at 660-323-5272 ext. 15 or by email at

                                    Cheryl Reeves

                                    A+ Coordinator




Christmas wishes do come true!  This past week Mr. Haupt and the Brashear Band were blessed to receive a drum set.  We would like to extend a big thank you to Joe and Linda Decker and their family for their generous donation.  They also donated a trumpet and a snare drum.


You can also 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!  


Come celebrate the Holidays with the Brashear Music Department!  The annual Brashear School Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00   p.m.  The public is invited to attend.




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, 2009.  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 1-4

Tuesday: Egg omelet, toast/Ravioli, broasted potatoes, carrot sticks, pears, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Muffins, fruit/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Egg, sausage, cheese, biscuit/Ham & cheese pocket, chips, peas, applesauce, brownie, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Lasagna bake, breadstick, broccoli w/ cheese sauce, pineapple, Oreo® pudding, milk


December 7-11

Monday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, mandarin oranges, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Donut, fruit/Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate sheet cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pineapple, peanut butter bar, milk

Friday: Apple or cherry strudel/Hot dog, chips, baked beans, applesauce, cookie, milk


December 14-18

Monday: Long john, fruit/Tater tot casserole, peas, mandarin oranges, cottage cheese, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, lima beans, applesauce, brownie, milk

Thursday:  Biscuits & gravy/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday:  Pop tarts/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, 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 2009 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 in time for Christmas.  They also have a variety of DVD’s available from previous years  The cost is $5 per title.  If you are interested, please call the school at 323-5272.














































Nov. 30-Dec. 5 Novinger Tournament—There TBA

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

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

8 Varsity Basketball w/ Linn County—There 6:00 p.m.

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

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

15 Varsity Basketball w/ LaPlata—Here 6:00 p.m.

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

17 Christmas Concert—Here 7:00 p.m.

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

18 Winter Dance—Here 8:00-11:00 p.m.

21-January 1 NO SCHOOL—Christmas Vacation

21 Varsity Basketball w/ Marion County—There 6:00 p.m.

31 North Central Holiday Hoops at Trenton

    *Girls will play South West Livingston County at 9:00 a.m.

    *Boys will play Princeton at 1:30 p.m.




Brashear After Prom would like to thank the community for supporting their Hunter Breakfast. 


After Prom will be selling raffle tickets for a bicycle.  They also have Western’s meat sticks and jerky and spirit items for sale.


The next After Prom meeting will be held on Friday, December 11.  The location and time will be announced later in the daily bulletin.


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