FEBRUARY 1, 2013                                                        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 20-26, communities across the state honored the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week, as proclaimed by Governor Jay Nixon.  The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected 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

10 Years Service

Curtis Gordon, Vice President

11 Years Service

Traci Hill, Secretary

8 Years Service

Alissa Garlock, Treasurer

2 Years Service

Jim Reeves, Board Delegate

3 Years Service

Duayne Housman, Member

3 Years Service

Aaron Zentz, Member

1 Year 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 incumbents James A. Reeves and Duayne Housman.


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.




Sign-ups for summer softball and baseball will begin on February 5th during the Brashear tournament.  Sign-up sheets have already been sent home with students in grades K-6.  Students in grades 7-12 can pick up a form in the high school office.


The deadline to sign-up is March 29, 2013.  There will be no late sign-up sheets accepted.  If you need a sign-up sheet, please contact Ricki Higgins at      or 660.341.6075.




The Adair County R-II 84th Annual Invitational Tournament will be held Monday, February 4 through Saturday, February 9 at the Brashear High School Gymnasium.  We will host teams from Atlanta, Kirksville JV, Knox County (girls), Marion County, North Shelby, Novinger, and Putnam County JV.  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) 323-5272 ext. 33 or email her at




Congratulations to the following 8th grade band students who were selected to the NEMO Junior High Honor Band.  Chair auditions took place on Saturday, January 5th.


Cassy Graham—1st Chair Bass Clarinet

Saydie Potter—5th Chair Clarinet

Jackie Sidenstricker—6th Chair Percussion

Mechelia Potter—13th Chair Flute


These musicians will represent Brashear at the Honor Band Performance on Saturday, February 16th.




Saturday, February 9

VALENTINE, VALENTINE  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-12 will be able make valentines to give to family and friends.


Tuesday, February 12

GLOW WORMS  6:00-6:30 p.m.

Children ages 2-5 and their families will share an evening pre-school story time celebrating Amelia Bedelia’s 50th birthday.


Thursday, February 14

READ 2 TEACH 2  4:00-5:00 p.m.

Members of KHS Student Senate will be on hand to give one-on-one reading attention to elementary students.


Thursday, February 21

LEGO MANIA  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Children ages 7-12 can create a masterpiece brick by brick.


Saturday, February 23

READ ACROSS AMERICA  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-12 will join the Cat in the Hat and Truman State University’s NEA members in celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday just a little bit early.


Tuesday, March 26 

WOMEN IN PHYSICS  6:00-7:30 P.M.

These ladies return with a super secret science session for students in grades K-6.  Discover, experience, and experiment with physics at the Adair County Public Library.




The family of Betty Hettinger would like to thank everyone who made donations to the Adair County R-II School Scholarship Fund.  On Friday, January 25th, family members presented donations to the school totaling $675 in Betty’s memory.  The district would like to thank the family for their continued support of our students.




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 lunch entrée: yogurt or WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


February 1

Friday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Chili cheese dog, fries, pears, banana bread, milk


February 4-8

Monday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Nachos, lettuce, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Turkey flatbread/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, pears, pudding, milk

Thursday: Sausage, toast/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, cookie, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Pizza, corn, lettuce, applesauce, ice cream, milk


February 11-15

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast wrap/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pears, apple crisp, milk

Thursday: Muffin or bagel/Sub sandwich, chips, lettuce, pineapple, brownie, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Corn dog, tater tots, corn, applesauce, cookie, milk


February 18-22

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie,  milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, green beans, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, applesauce, pudding, milk


February 25-28

Monday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Catfish, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges,  cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, green beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, vegetables, peaches, cake, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, peas, pears, banana bread, milk




Yearbook sales continue for the 65th edition of the BHS yearbook.


Yearbooks purchased thru the end of the year will cost $35.  Personalized yearbooks are available for an additional $5.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School. 




We would like to thank:


Martha and Fisher Reese and Kale and Kiley Watsonfor their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Darrel Gregory.


Jim, Renee, Hannah and Noah Reeves for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Darrel Gregory.


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.














































ü 1 Jump Rope for Heart—Here 3:15-4:15 p.m.

ü 1 Homecoming Dance—Here 7:00-10:00 p.m.

ü 4-9 Adair County R-II 84th Annual Invitational Tournament—Here

ü 4 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 10 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 2:00     p.m.

ü 11 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 11 Financial Aid Night—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 12 Varsity Basketball w/ Bucklin/Macon County—Here 6:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

ü 13 11th Grade ASVAB Testing

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

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

ü 15 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—1:03  p.m.

ü 16-23 District Basketball at LaPlata—There TBA

ü 18 No School/President’s Day

ü 19 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 19 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 20 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 21 FBLA District Contest at Truman State University—There TBA

ü 21 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 22 5th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00   p.m.

ü 25 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 26 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 26 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ Knox County—Here 6:00 p.m.


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