DECEMBER 2018                                                        Brashear, Missouri



There will be two open seats for the Board of Education election on April 2, 2019.  The incumbents are Duayne Housman and Jim Reeves.  Those elected will serve three-year terms.  The first day for candidates to file is Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.  The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 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 boardsmanship within 12 months of the election.

Per RSMo 115.306 ALL candidates are  required to file Form 5120 Candidate’s   Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding  Requirements with the Missouri Department of Revenue PRIOR to filing for office. Interested candidates can pick up a form from the superintendent’s office or access the form online at 5120.pdf

Candidates may file in the Superintendent’s office beginning on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 a.m.  Candidates must supply the district with a completed, signed, and notarized copy of Form 5120 before they can file.  Filing will continue during the district’s regular business hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Filing will not occur on days that the school is closed due to inclement weather.  The superintendent’s office will be closed December 24-January 2 and therefore will not be accepting candidates filing on those dates.  On January 15, 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 6, 2019 to register to vote in the April general municipal election.



The best way to remember the 2018-2019 school year is to buy a yearbook!  The 71st edition of the BHS yearbook is on sale during the months of December and January for $25. 


Personalized yearbooks are available for an additional $5.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.



The annual Christmas program will take place on Wednesday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  The bands from grades 5-12, all vocal groups K-12 and several soloists will perform.  We hope you will come and share this Christmas tradition with us.

Band Boosters will be holding a pie     auction on Thursday, December 13th.  Homemade pies will be auctioned off    between the varsity girls and boys basketball games to benefit the Music Department. 




Breakfast each day  includes fruit, juice, and milk. 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 lunch entrée: yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut    butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


December 3-7

Monday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pineapple, brownie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, chips, lettuce, peaches, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Cheese omelet/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, butter beans, pears, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, carrots, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk


December 10-14

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast burrito/Mr. Rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Pancake,    syrup, sausage/Nachos,     lettuce, carrots, pears,      pudding, milk

Thursday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Grilled cheese, soup,       carrots, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Friday: Long john, Go-gurt®/Hot pocket, tater tots, corn, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk


December 17-21

Monday: Egg, sausage, cheese, biscuit/Corn dog, tater tots, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Turkey, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, strawberries, pudding, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Donut/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk



The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, January 3rd from 2:00-6:30 p.m. at the Keller Building.


All presenting donors will receive a long sleeve t-shirt while supplies last.  Mark your calendars and make plans to stop by and donate.



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, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL    radio, KLTE 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 DVDs of the Fall 2018 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 DVDs available from previous years.  The cost is $2 per title.  If you are interested, please call the school at 323-5272.



There have been many exciting events happening this year at BHS!  If you  haven't had the chance, be sure and check out the Elementary Leader In Me page and the district web page!  We have had star students, outstanding marching band performances, and post season recognition for our softball and baseball athletes...all cause for celebration! 

One new item being discussed at Brashear and around the state, 4 day school weeks.  It has peaked lots of interest, both positive and not so positive.  Is it right for us?  What are the benefits?  What are the drawbacks?  How does it work?  What time would we have to start the day?  What about the day we are not in session?  There will be Open 4 Day School Week Conversations on November 29 and December 6 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the school ibrary.  Bring your questions.  We will be forming action teams to get answers and probably find more questions to ask!  This is a time to discuss our first thoughts and first concerns and from there find a direction that is right for Adair County R-II.

See you soon!

Shelly Shipman



Brent and Shirlene Hettinger for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Darlene Day.


Missouri Preservation for their donation of Missouri Courthouses: Building Memories on the Square to the school library.





















































1 Novinger Varsity Basketball Tournament—There TBA

3 Varsity Basketball w/ Higbee—There 6:00 p.m.

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

6 Open 4 Day School Week Conversation—Here 6:00-7:00 p.m.

7-9 Brashear Shootout

8 Varsity Boys to Springfield Shootout—There TBA

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

12 Christmas Program—Here 7:00 p.m.

13 Varsity Basketball w/ Atlanta—Here 6:00 p.m.

Band Boosters will have a pie auction between the girls and boys games.

14 Varsity Basketball w/ Meadville—Here 6:00 p.m.

14 Sadie Hawkins Dance—Here

The dance will begin following the boys basketball game and end at 11:00 p.m.

19 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

19 North Central Holiday Hoops at Trenton—There TBA

*Girls and Boys will play Gilman City.

20 K-6 Christmas Parties—Here 2:15 p.m.

21 Second Quarter Ends

21 K-6 Movie at Memphis—There 9:00 a.m.  Bus will leave at 8:15 a.m.

21 Early Dismissal—1:15 p.m.

24-January 2 NO SCHOOL—Christmas Vacation

26 North Central Holiday Hoops at Trenton—There TBA

*Girls will play North Andrew.


Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2019.



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