FEBRUARY 2018                                                        Brashear, Missouri




This year two candidates have filed for the two available positions on the Adair County R-II School Board. Those who have filed include incumbents Jason Taylor and Aaron Zentz. The district will not hold an election since the number of candidates who have filed for the Board is equal to the number of positions available.




The 70th edition of the BHS yearbook, “Focus”, is on sale for $30. Personalized yearbooks are still available for an additional $5.   Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.




The Elementary Community Service Leaders will again be sponsoring our Pennies for Patients event this year.   Our school has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for Blood         Cancer!   We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a     difference and raise as much money as we can!   The kick-off day is set for       February 12th.   Please help support this wonderful cause!   Each student will       receive a small bank that they can fill and bring back to school to put into their class money bank.   Every Tuesday morning, the Community Service         Leaders will count the currency.   Each class K-6 will be competing for an ice cream party at the end of the event on March 2nd.   A flyer with more information will be coming home with your child(ren).




Larry Evans for his donation of    Rural Schools in the Heartland: Adair County, Missouri and A Pictorial Tribute to Rural Schools: Adair County, Missouri    to the library.

Tom and Colleen Primmer    and Katie Primmer Miller    for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Keetha Sykes.

Mike and Sara Erwin & family    and Vicki Collop for their    donation to the scholarship fund    in memory of Keetha Sykes.

Brad and Angela Althide & family    for their donation of All Aboard Trains, Pete the Cat’s Train Trip,    and Orphan Train to the library      in memory of Carl “Skip” Slater.

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.




Parents are reminded that     children should not be sent to school if they have vomited and/or are running a fever.   There must be a 24-hour rest period.    Help stop the spread of germs.




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.


February 1-2

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Hot pocket, potato wedges, butter beans, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken patty, mac-aroni & cheese, applesauce, pudding, milk


February 5-9

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Corn dog, tater tots, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast   burrito/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Donut, yogurt/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, corn, pineapple,     banana bread, milk

Friday: Cheese omelet, toast/Garlic pizza bread,     ravioli, vegetable, apple-sauce, ice cream, milk


February 12-16

Monday: Sausage, egg, cheese, biscuit/Spaghetti, cottage cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chili cheese dog, fries, corn, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Baked   potato bar, cottage cheese, peas, pears, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Pulled pork, potato wedges, green beans, pineapple,   pudding, milk

Friday: Long john, yogurt/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, cheesecake, milk


February 19-23

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Cereal, toast,   oatmeal, breakfast bar/Chicken strips, noodles, peas, peaches, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Pancake,     syrup, sausage/Mr. Rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, brownie, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken fajitas, rice, chips, lettuce, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk


February 26-28

Monday: Breakfast burrito/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, butter beans, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Muffin, bagel, yogurt/Nachos, lettuce,         carrots, peaches, cake, milk




The Adair County R-II 89th Annual Invitational Tournament will be held Monday, February 5 through Saturday, February 10 at the Brashear High School Gymnasium.   We will host teams from Atlanta, Bevier, Higbee, Kirksville JV, Marion County, Novinger, and Putnam County.   

Admission fees for the tournament will be $2.00 for students, $3.00 for adults with a maximum of $8.00 per family.   The family rate is for parents and children only.   It does not include grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.   Admission for senior citizens will be $1.00.   We hope to have good community support, as we always have, for the tournament games.   






By Dr. John and Jane Covey


February Newsletter

Family Mission Statements      

Mission statements have long been a part of organizations; they provide a clear path for what the organization wants to accomplish and how they plan to go about doing it. Yet, seldom does a family take the time to write a mission statement, and what organization is more important than the family? By establishing who you are as a family, how you want to be known, and how you plan to do it, you are practicing Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®. The process is a great way to practice all of the 7 Habits.


Step 1.

Ask yourself these seven questions:

How do we want our family to be known?

How do we want to treat each other?

What is most important to us as a family?

What are some of our talents, gifts, and abilities?

What makes us the happiest?

What makes us unhappy?

What kind of home do we want to invite friends to?


Step 2.   

Write your Family Mission Statement.

Consider all four areas:

            • Body (health and physical welfare)

            • Brain (learning)

            • Heart (relationships)

            • Soul (inspiration)

Keep it simple, one to two lines, so the youngest family members can memorize it and find it meaningful. Examples: “We are builders,” “No empty chairs,” “To serve others,” “All for one and one for all,” etc.


Step 3.

Stay on course.

As parents, you are the role models. Keep smiling and getting back on track.

The promise: By writing a Family Mission Statement, the message to your children is that your family is important—you know what you stand for and how you are going to work together to accomplish it.















































2 Varsity Basketball w/               Keytesville—There 6:00 p.m.

5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

5-10 Adair County R-II 89th   Annual Invitational    Tournament—Here TBA

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

6 FBLA District Contest—There TBA

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15- 11:15 a.m.

13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

13 Varsity Basketball w/       Bucklin/Macon County at New Cambria—There 6:00 p.m.

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

14 11th Grade ASVAB

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

Senior Recognition Night

16 K-6 Leadership Lunch—Here 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

16 Early Dismissal-Teacher In-Service—1:15 p.m.

17-24 District Basketball at Linn County—There TBA

19 No School/Presidents’ Day

20 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

21 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

21 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ Bevier—Here 6:00 p.m.

23 NHS Induction—Here 2:00 p.m.

26 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

27 Spring Picture Promotion

27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

28 Brashear Booster Club Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.


Mark Your Calendar

March 26—Elementary Leadership and Author Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.


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