JANUARY 1, 2011 Brashear, Missouri




State education officials have released final Annual Performance Reports (APR) for Missouri school districts, providing an update on how districts are meeting state standards for academic performance. 

The APR provides a five-year progress report on how each school district is doing as measured by the 14 academic performance standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“The APR is a key element of Missouri’s accountability system for public schools,” Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro said.  “It is significant because it enables state and local school officials to monitor trends and ensure their schools are on the right path.” 

Unlike the reports issued under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Missouri’s reporting is based on multiple measures of performance over time.  This provides a more comprehensive picture of a school district’s overall performance, she said.

For the past decade, the APR has been part of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP), which began 20 years ago and is the foundation of the state accreditation process for schools.  It provides a practical tool for boards of education, school administrators and staff to identify strengths and needs in their school districts and to focus their efforts on improving instruction.

The report measures the district in each of the following categories.  Each of the Performance Measures for K-12 districts will be designated either “Met” or “Not Met” according to the published Scoring Guide for that school year. 

MAP Grade 3-5 Mathematics                               Met

MAP Grades 3-5 Communication Arts               Met

MAP Grades 6-8 Mathematics                             Met  

MAP Grades 6-8 Communication Arts               Met  

EOC Algebra I Mathematics                                 Met  

EOC English II Communication Arts                   Met  

ACT                                                                          Met

Advanced Courses                                                Met

Career Education Courses                                    Met

College Placement                                                  Met

Career Education Placement                                 Met

Graduation Rate                                                      Met

Attendance Rate                                                    Met

AYP Subgroup Achievement                               Met

14 out of 14 performance standards were met as criteria for the Missouri School Improvement Program through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Based on the final APR scores, our district qualified for the state’s “Distinction in Performance” recognition. This recognition is reserved for K-12 school districts that meet at least 13 out of 14 performance standards, including all six MAP standards.

We are very pleased to have achieved this high mark.  As pleased as we are with these results, we know that there is still room for improvement and we plan to look closely at the results and make plans to address areas of need.

Portions of this article were taken from DESE’s news release found at




Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  Students may also choose cereal or pop tarts instead of the breakfast item offered.  The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entrée: yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


January 3-7

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

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Hot ham & cheese sandwich, chips, brown beans, pears, peanut butter bar, milk

Thursday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, baked beans, pineapple, apple crisp, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Taco casserole, lettuce, refried beans, applesauce, no bake cookie, milk


January 10-14

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, sweet potatoes, pears, cheesecake, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, cobbler, milk

Thursday: Egg, bacon, toast/Fish sandwich, fries, mixed vegetables w/ cheese, peaches, brownie,  milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


January 17-21

Monday: Long john, fruit/Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pineapple, chocolate cake, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Ravioli, garlic bread, cottage cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Tenderloin, tater tots, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Hot dog, chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, no bake cookie, milk


January 24-28

Monday: Omelet, toast/Chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Hot pocket, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Sub sandwich, soup, carrot sticks, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday: Apple & cherry strudel sticks/Corn dog, tater tots, lima beans, pears, peanut butter bar, milk

Friday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, cookie, milk


January 31

Monday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk




Yearbook sales will begin on January 1st, 2011.  The price of the yearbooks will be the same as last year.  Yearbooks bought between January 1st and January 31st will cost $45.  During the month of February, the yearbooks will cost $55.  All yearbooks purchased after February 28 will cost $60.  Please buy them as soon as possible.  You may purchase them from Renee in the superintendent’s office.  Please remember to hold on to your receipt.  Additionally, you may choose to purchase an individualized nametag for an extra $5.


Also, the yearbook class is offering the opportunity for family members to purchase space in the yearbook for  $35 per 1/8 of a page in order to communicate a special message to their loved one.  Attention senior parents:  This would be a wonderful opportunity to specialize your child’s last BHS yearbook.  You may design the space or you can have the yearbook staff create one for you.


If you would like to purchase an 1/8 page ($35), 1/2 page ($125), or full page ($250) ad for a business, please contact the yearbook staff at  Brashear High School or for more information.


Lastly, if any students, faculty, staff, or community members have any quality pictures that might be worthy of being included in the yearbook, please bring them by the school or email them to me as a .jpeg or .gif file.


Thanks for your help and support in order to create a quality yearbook.


Matt Copeland, Yearbook Sponsor




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. 





The Adair County Public Library and the Kirksville R-III School District have partnered to bring Japan Initiative Outreach presenter, Kana Morishita to the library to share Japanese paper arts, chigirie and calligraphy.  This program is for children in grades K-6 and will be held on Thursday, January 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  All supplies will be provided at no charge. 



Members of Truman State University’s Pre-Optometry Club will host an evening program on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. for students in grades K-5.  Students will learn about the eye.  Selections from the Encyclopedia Brown series will also be read aloud.




The district has 30 rubber stock mats available for sale.  The mats are 4’ x 6’ and 3/4” thick.  The cost is $20 per mat.


If you are interested, please contact the school at 323-5272.  The mats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  All mats sold AS IS WHERE IS.




State law (Section 160.522) requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to publish an annual “report card” about each school district, each school building and each charter school in the state.  The reports are designed to satisfy state and federal reporting requirements for the disclosure of statistics about students, staff, finances, academic achievement, and other indicators.  The information is compiled from data reported to the Department by local school districts.


The 2009-2010 district report card is now available at:


If you would like a copy of this report card, contact the district office at 323-5272.





















































3 Classes Resume

3 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

4 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

4 Varsity Basketball w/ Atlanta—Here 6:00 p.m.

7 Varsity Basketball w/ Schuyler R-I—Here 6:00 p.m.

8 JH Honor Band Auditions at Macon—There 8:00 a.m.

10 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

10 Varsity Basketball w/ Scotland County—Here 6:00 p.m.

11 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

14 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—12:45 p.m.

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

15 District JH Honor Band Performance at Moberly—There TBA

17-22 North Shelby Basketball Tournament—There TBA

17 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

18 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

18 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1 (Nov. Winners)

19 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3  (Nov. Winners)

20 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6 (Nov. Winners)

24 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

25 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

25 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1 (Dec. Winners)

25 Varsity Basketball w/ Green City—Here 6:00 p.m.

26 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3 (Dec. Winners)

27 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6 (Dec. Winners)

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

28 Varsity Basketball w/ Canton—There 6:00     p.m.

31 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

31 Varsity Basketball w/ Knox County—Here 6:00 p.m.


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