Over one-hundred persons attended the first annual Ms. BHS Contest that was held on November 19, 1999 as part of the first drug-free activity night for this school year. Six male contestants spoofed the world of female beauty pageants as they vied for the title in cheerleading outfits, casual wear, and evening gown. Each contestant was a winner:
Best Interview--Jason Taylor
Best Cheerleader--Alan Zentz
Best Smile--Shaun Crandall
Best Hair and Legs--Jesse Turner
Ms. Congeniality--Ben Bradley
Ms. BHS--Joey Missen
National Honor Society and Student Council, sponsors
of the event, would like to extend a sincere thank you to district
patrons who provided refreshments or who supported their efforts
in some manner. The next drug-free activity night is scheduled
for March 31, 2000.
There will be a Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. I would especially encourage junior and senior parents to attend this meeting, however it is open to all parents. Melinda Woods or Kathy Elsea from the Financial Aid Office at Truman State University will present a program at 7:00 p.m. I will distribute financial aid packets that evening. At 6:30 the computer lab will be open and I would like to show parents resources that are available over the internet. If you are unable to attend but have internet access many resources are available at http://brashear.k12.mo.us/dept/guidance/.
The Adair County R-II Music Department will be presenting
their annual Christmas program "Wondrous Star" on Thursday,
December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. This event
is in conjunction with the December PTS meeting. All elementary
general music classes, the elementary and high school bands, and
the high school chorus will be participating. All are encouraged
Congratulations to Kelly Moore, clarinetist, for being selected to the NEMO All-District Honorable Mention Band. Kelly auditioned with other musicians from more than 40 schools to earn her place in the group on November 13. She will rehearse and perform in concert on Saturday, January 15, 2000 in Moberly.
Congratulations also to Brooke Crandall, tenor saxophonist;
Jennifer Elsea, percussionist; Holly Hazen, trombonist; Kristin
Osborn, bass clarinetist; and Katie Thudium, alto saxophonist
for being selected to the NEMO Junior High All-District Honors
Band. They will audition for seating on January 8, 2000 and perform
in concert on Saturday, February 19, 2000 in Centralia.
There will be two seats open for the Board of Education election on April 4, 2000. The incumbents are Rex Sykes and Eddy Turner. Those elected will serve three-year terms. The first day for candidates to file is Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 8:00 a.m. The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.
A candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a resident 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 must file a campaign expenditure affidavit and 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 at 8:00 a.m. on December 21, 1999 until noon. The office will be closed on December 23 and 24. We will open on December 28, 29 and 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon then we will again close on December 31. Regular office hours will resume on January 3, 2000. On January 18, the office will be 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 8, 2000 to register
to vote in the April general election.
FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
Our character word this month certainly fits in with the season.
Our teachers have selected the word generosity. Demonstrating
generosity involves an investment in other people or causes.
The key is to make such an investment without any expectation
of return benefits. A person must give without hidden motives
or purposes. Generosity must be totally sincere.
Freely giving and sharing with others requires a dramatic change
in thinking from the popular mentality of "me first!"
It is a natural tendency to be concerned primarily for our own
needs. A generous person, however, is concerned with the needs
of others. Sometime, generosity requires sacrificing personal
desires, preferences, or needs for the benefit and well being
Educators and parents make enormous investments in the lives of
children. Their birth, childhood, education, physical needs,
emotional needs, love, attention, and discipline all require investments
by everyone around them. A child who sees the generous giving
of his or her parents and teachers will long remember and follow
What better time than at Christmas to demonstrate generosity to
children by willingly giving up your time. Many times a teacher
spends extra hours in preparation for class the next day. Generosity
applies to much more than money. Time is a valuable resource
that can be invested in others.
I would like to thank PTS, The Booster Club, and our many volunteers
for their generosity to our school. Without these people sharing
their time and talents, many productive things in our school district
would be left unaccomplished.
Dr. Joyce Montgomery
Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or
fruit. New regulations mandate the main entree for the day must
be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).
Wednesday: Donut/Hamburger on bun*, potato wedges, carrots, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Egg & cheese omelet/Ham*, potatoes, green beans, fruit, jello
Friday: Sausage/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, slaw, beets,
Monday: Scrambled eggs/Chicken fingers*, corn, beets, fruit, rice krispie treat
Tuesday: Pancake/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, green beans, fruit
Wednesday: Ham/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake
Friday: French toast/Beef stew*, white beans, corn
bread, slaw, apple crisp
Monday: Waffle/Juicy burger*, peas, chips, fruit, brownies
Tuesday: Breakfast bites/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, carrots, fruit, jello
Wednesday: Muffin/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, beets, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Biscuit w/ jelly/Chicken patty*, green beans, hominy, fruit, cake
Friday: Sausage/Hot dog on bun*, potato salad, kraut,
fruit, peanut butter square
|2||High School Drug Assembly||H||1:00|
|3||Sophomore Career Day|
|7||Varsity Basketball w/ Wyaconda||T||6:00|
|9||Financial Aid Meeting||H||7:00|
|10||Varsity Basketball w/ Novinger||T||6:00|
|14||Richard Green Assembly||H||9:30|
|14||Varsity Basketball w/ LaPlata||H||6:00|
|16||PTS Meeting/Christmas Program||H||7:00|
|17||Varsity Basketball w/ Linn Co.||T||6:00|
|20||Varsity Basketball w/ Schuyler Co.||T||6:00|
|20 - 31||NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break Classes resume on January 3, 2000|