FEBRUARY 1, 2012     Brashear, Missouri




Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state.  These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts.  These men and women are the local school board members of Missouri.


During the week of January 22-28, communities across the state honored the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week as declared by Governor Jay Nixon.  The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important function a board of education plays in communities and schools.  All Missouri citizens are asked to recognize the important contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the vital role school boards play in the education of Missouri's children.

Article found on MSBA website.

For their untiring personal dedication and commitment to public service, let’s give our school board members a hand.


Roger Thompson, President

9 Years Service

Curtis Gordon, Vice President

10 Years Service

Traci Hill, Secretary

7 Years Service

Alissa Treasure, Treasurer

1 Year Service

Jim Reeves, Board Delegate

2 Years Service

Duayne Housman, Member

2 Years Service

Brad Smith, Member

12 Years Service




This year we have had two candidates file for the two available positions on the Adair County R-II School Board.  Those who have filed include Aaron Zentz and incumbent Roger Thompson.


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.





Tuesday, February 7

Take the challenge with Truman State University students to build 3D structures at the Adair County Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Mario Kart Wii Tournament

Saturday, February 11

Spend Saturday afternoon at the Adair County Public Library’s Mario Kart Speedway from 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 21

Bubbles, bangles, and beads create a Carnival mood at the Adair County Public Library.  Join a krewe to build a float or design a mask from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Don’t let the parade pass you by!




PTC would like to thank American Trust Bank—Bronze for their donation to the Playground Fund during the month of January.




The Adair County R-II 83rd Annual Invitational Tournament will be held Monday, February 6 through Saturday, February 11 at the Brashear High School Gymnasium.  We will host teams from Atlanta, Knox County, Macon County, Marion County, North Shelby, and Novinger.  The tournament brackets are included with this mailing.


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.




The Parents as Teachers program is a development-centered program offered by our school district for parents and their children ages prenatal to 5 years of age, Pre-K level.  This is a state and federally funded program, free of charge, to families wanting to learn more about their children’s early development.  Parents as Teachers focuses on three areas of emphasis:  parent/child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.  Each area of emphasis is designed to help the parent become more knowledgeable about their child’s growth and development through interacting more with their children and to give each family a sense of well-being by providing them with helpful resources.  The program offers home visits by a parent educator who will provide age appropriate curriculum and activities and useful resources for the parents and their children.  To learn more about the program, please contact Jill Mason, Parent Educator, at (660) 342-6494 or email her at




Yearbook sales began January 12, 2012.  This is the 64th edition of the BHS yearbook and the 2011-2012 theme is Story of our Lives.  A contract change and the support of local businesses has allowed us to offer the yearbooks at a lower price this year than in years past.


Yearbooks purchased thru February 15 will cost $30.  After February 15th, the price will increase to $35.  Personalized yearbooks are available for an additional $5.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School. 




How would you like to eat a great meal and support our juniors and seniors at the same time?  On Monday, February 13th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Brashear After Prom will receive 10% of the sales at Colton’s Steakhouse in Kirksville.  This includes curbside service too.  So, take your honey out for an early Valentine’s Day dinner and help support Brashear After Prom.


SunSpot Tanning in Kirksville has offered to give Brashear After Prom 10% of all tanning sessions and product sales during the month of March.  When making an appointment for individual sessions or buying a product or tanning package, please tell them that you want 10% to go to Brashear After Prom.  You must mention Brashear After Prom in order for us to receive the 10%.




Congratulations to the Academic Bowl team of Celia Kincaid, Zane Sykes, and Aden Zentz on placing third in Division 1 (5th/6th grade) at the SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament in Memphis on January 7, 2012.  All three teams placed in the top eight in their division and therefore made bracket play in the afternoon.  The other Division 1 team was comprised of Leah Grissom, Megan McHenry, Lauren Platz, and Hannah Reeves.  The Division 2 (7th/8th) team included Jacob Bleything, Andy Clarkson, Tyler Findling, Cassy Graham, Marshall Goff, and Brianne Hart.  The teams are coached by Becky Hazen, Jo Kincaid, and Becky Thomas.  Congrats to all the teams on a successful tournament!




Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  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 main lunch entrée: yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


February 1-3

Wednesday: Cereal, toast, or Pop tarts/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Sausage, toast/Ravioli, bread stick, lettuce, lima beans, pears, apple crisp, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Fish sandwich, fries, corn, applesauce, cherry tart, milk


February 6-10

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Sub sandwich, chips, corn, pineapple, no bake cookie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Corn dog, tater tots, carrot sticks, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Waffle, sausage links/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


February 13-17

Monday: Long john, fruit/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, corn, pineapple, cake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast burrito/Nachos, lettuce, lima beans, pears, Oreo® pudding, milk

Friday: Sausage, toast/Hot pocket, tater tots, green beans, applesauce, cheesecake, milk


February 20-24

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Taco casserole, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage links/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, peas, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, applesauce, no bake cookie, milk


February 27-29

Monday:  Breakfast pizza/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday:  Bagel or Muffin/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, baked beans, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, vegetables, pears, pumpkin bar, milk














































Schedule of Events

ü 2 Health Care Career Day at Milan—There 8:15 a.m.

ü 3 Jump Rope for Heart—Here 3:15-4:15 p.m.

ü 3 Varsity Basketball w/ Macon County—There 6:00 p.m.

ü 4 5th/6th Grade Girls to Memphis Roundball Rendezvous Tournament—There 9:30 a.m.

ü 6-11 Adair County R-II 83rd Annual Invitational Tournament—Here

ü 6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 10 Sophomore Career Day at KATC—There 8:50 a.m.

ü 11 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball w/ Kirksville at Ray Miller Elementary—There 11:00 a.m.

ü 13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 13 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 14 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 14 K-6 Valentine’s Parties—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü 14 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball w/ Knox County—There 8:00 p.m.

ü 14 Varsity Basketball w/ Bucklin—There 6:00 p.m.

ü 15 11th Grade ASVAB Testing

ü 15 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 16 FBLA District Contest at Truman State University—There TBA

ü 17 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—1:03 p.m.

ü 17 Varsity Basketball w/ Novinger—Here 6:00 p.m.

PTS Soup Supper


Dance 9:00-12:00 p.m.

ü 18 All-District JH Honors Band Rehearsal/Concert at Macon—There TBA

ü 20 No School/President’s Day

ü 21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

Senior Recognition Night

ü 22 Job Shadow Day-Grades 5, 7, 10

ü 24 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

ü 25-March 3 District Basketball at LaPlata—There TBA

ü 27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 28 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball w/ Knox County—There 8:00 p.m.

ü29 NHS Induction—Here 2:00 p.m.


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