FEBRUARY 1, 2014                                                        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 27-31, 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.


The students and staff of the Adair County R-II School District extend sincere appreciation for the dedication of those who serve on the district’s Board of Education.


Curtis Gordon, President

12 Years Service


Jim Reeves, Vice President

4 Years Service


Traci Hill, Secretary

9 Years Service


Alissa Garlock, Treasurer

3 Years Service


Aaron Zentz, Board Delegate

2 Years Service


Duayne Housman, Member

4 Years Service


Roger Thompson, Member

11 Years Service




This year four candidates have filed for the three available positions on the Adair County R-II School Board.


Those who have filed include incumbent Alissa Garlock,   incumbent Traci Hill, Keith L. Turner, and Kristi Zentz.


Please remember to vote on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 for your local Board members.


If you are not a registered voter, the last day to register to vote in the general municipal election is Wednesday, March 12, 2014.




The Adair County R-II 85th Annual Invitational Tournament will be held Monday, February 10 through Saturday, February 15 at the Brashear High School Gymnasium.  We will host teams from Atlanta, Kirksville JV, Knox County (girls), Marion County, North Shelby, Novinger, and Scotland County.  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.




1994 Bluebird GMC, 59 passenger,

6.6 Liter Diesel Powered Engine, 5 speed

Manual Transmission, 166,044 miles

For sale “As Is”.

Minimum bid $1,200.


Please send bids to:

 Shelly Shipman, Superintendent

Adair County R-II School

205 West Dewey Street

Brashear, MO 63533


Bids will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on February 19, 2014.  Bids will be opened at 6:00 p.m. on February 19, 2014 during the regular School Board meeting.  The public is welcome to attend.   Winning bidder must take possession by February 28, 2014.  The district reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


You may contact Shelly Shipman at (660) 323-5272 for more information and/or to inspect the bus.




Congratulations to the following Brashear band students who auditioned at the NEMO Junior High Honor Band.  Chair auditions took place on Saturday, January 18th.


Leah Grissom—2nd Chair Bass Clarinet

Megan McHenry—5th Chair Clarinet

Eliza Magruder—23rd Chair Clarinet

Hannah Reeves—5th Chair Tuba

Morgan Magruder—6th Chair Horn

Wyatt Potter—8th Chair Alto Saxophone


These musicians will represent Brashear at the Honor Band Performance on Saturday, February 15th.  The performance will be held at Macon High School beginning at 5:00 p.m.




We will use a 2 hour delayed start for schools if the conditions warrant.   Here is how it will work.  We will have a straight 2 hour delay at the start of school.  On these days, school will start at 10:15 a.m. for 7-12 students and 10:20 a.m. for K-6 students.  There will be NO BREAKFAST served.  Once the students arrive at school, the day will run as normal and dismiss at our regular times.


Buses will run exactly 2 hours after their normal time.  So, if your child normally gets on the bus at 7:15 a.m., they will get on at 9:15 a.m. on delayed start days.




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 Chelsea Coe, Parent Educator, at (660) 323-5272 ext. 33 or email her at




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 3-7

Monday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, pink beans, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Hot pocket, tater tots, lettuce, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Baked potato bar, cottage cheese, butter beans, peaches, pudding, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cake, milk


February 10-14

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Nachos, lettuce, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Long john, fruit/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, sweet potatoes, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Cheese omelet, toast/Pizza, lettuce, corn, strawberries, white cake, milk


February 17-21

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Breakfast wrap/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast casserole, toast/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, cookie, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Tater tot casserole, corn bread, cottage cheese, brown beans, pears, brownie, milk

Friday: Yogurt or Bagel, fruit/Chicken fajita, lettuce, rice, veggies, applesauce, ice cream, milk


February 24-28

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Corn dog, tater tots, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Chicken wrap, lettuce, rice, brown beans, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pears, pudding, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Nacho pie or Sloppy joe, lettuce, corn, applesauce, pudding, milk




Yearbook sales continue for the 66th 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:


Terry and Diana Reynolds,

Tom and Colleen Primmer,


Cheryl Lock

for their donations to the

scholarship fund

in memory of

Neva Sleeth.


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.















































ü3 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü3 4th/5th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü7 Jump Rope for Heart—Here 3:15 p.m.

ü7 Varsity Basketball w/ Grundy County—There 6:00 p.m.

ü10 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü10 Blood Drive at Keller Building—2:00-6:00 p.m.

ü10-15 Adair County R-II 85th Annual Invitational Tournament—Here

ü11 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü14 K-6 Valentine’s Parties—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü15 NEMO Junior High Honor Band Rehearsal/Performance at Macon—There TBA

ü16 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ LaPlata—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü17 No School/President’s Day

ü17 FBLA District Contest at The Crossing—There TBA

ü17 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ Knox County—There 6:00     p.m.

ü18 Busy Bees Valentine’s Party—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü18 Varsity Basketball w/ Bucklin/Macon County—There 6:00 p.m.

ü19 Financial Aid Night—Here 5:30 p.m.

ü19 4th/5th Grade Basketball w/ Kirksville at Ray Miller—There 6:00 p.m.

ü20 NHS Induction—Here 2:00   p.m.

ü20 Varsity Basketball w/ Novinger—Here 6:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

Homecoming Coronation

ü21 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—1:03 p.m.

ü22-March 1 District Basketball at Madison—There TBA

ü23 4th/5th Grade Basketball w/ Schuyler R-I—There 2:00 p.m.

ü23 BBSA Meeting—Here 6:00   p.m.

ü24 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü24 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü25 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü25 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü25 4th/5th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—There 6:00  p.m.

ü26 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü28 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.


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