JANUARY 1, 2015                                                        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 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 25-31, communities across the state will honor 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 school.  All Missouri citizens are encouraged 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.

Roger Thompson, President

12 Years Service

Traci Hill, Vice President

10 Years Service

Jim Reeves, Secretary

5 Years Service

Alissa Garlock, Treasurer

4 Years Service

Aaron Zentz, Board Delegate

3 Years Service

Duayne Housman, Member

5 Years Service

Keith Turner, Member

1 Year Service




Just a reminder that there are two open seats for the Board of Education election on April 7, 2015.  The incumbents are Roger Thompson and Aaron Zentz.  Those elected will serve three-year terms.  The first day for candidates to file was Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.  The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


A candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a resident taxpayer of the Adair County R-II School District, have resided in the state of Missouri for at least one year preceding the election, and be at least 24 years of age.


Candidates may be required to file a financial interest statement and must agree to obtain 16 hours of credit in school boardsmanship within 12 months of the election.


Interested candidates may pick up filing materials in the Superintendent’s office.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 5.  On Tuesday, January 20, the office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. for filing purposes.  Questions?  Call the Superintendent’s office at 323-5272.


Citizens have until Wednesday, March 11, 2015 to register to vote in the April general municipal election.




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 a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


January 5-9

Monday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Baked potato bar, corn bread, beans, pineapple, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Donut, fruit, breakfast bar/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, applesauce, cookie, milk


January 12-16

Monday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Spaghetti, cottage cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast wrap/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, pears, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, lettuce, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Flat bread/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, applesauce, pudding, milk


January 19-23

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, peaches, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken fajita, rice, lettuce, pineapple, brownie, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit, breakfast bar/Pizza, chips & cheese, lettuce, applesauce, ice cream, milk


January 26-30

Monday: Cheese omelet, toast/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin, toast/Chicken wrap, chips & cheese, vegetable, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Flat bread/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, cake, milk

Friday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, peas, applesauce, cake, milk




Do you have any used band instruments you would like to donate or sell to the school?  If so, please contact us!  We are looking to build our band in order to provide a fuller sound with more members and varied instruments.  Donations will be gladly accepted but we would also consider buying instruments.  Currently, we are looking for saxophones (tenor, alto, and baritone), tubas, and percussion instruments. 


If you or someone you know may have any “just gathering dust”, give us a call!


Mrs. Shipman




Change for a change.  We are collecting change for The   Scotland Clark Project to help make a change for others.  Scotland passed away in September from heart problems.  Her mom and dad were once Brashear students, her family still works at Brashear School, and the project is to help others who have sick children or have lost a child.  Two families have    already been helped.  It is a wonderful tribute to a precious little girl.  Will you give change to help make a change for others?  Donation buckets are located in the elementary and high school.  For more information, please visit




In an effort to be sensitive to students with food allergies, the Brashear Elementary School has a snack policy.  Effective August 2012, all snacks that are brought in to share must be store bought, prepackaged food items.  Homemade food items will not be served.  Items such as fruit that come in their natural package are acceptable.  Please avoid items that contain nuts or are manufactured in a facility that processes nuts when possible.  Nut allergies are on the rise and many students suffer severe consequences to their exposure.  Teachers will alert parents to other specific allergies in their classroom.  This rule applies to daily snacks, as well as birthdays and special “party” occasions.  We apologize for any inconveniences this causes our families, however, we believe it is in the best interest of our students.


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.














































¨       1 New Year’s Day—No School

¨       2 No School

¨       5 School Resumes

¨       5 Busy Bees 8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       6 Busy Bees 8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       7 Busy Bees 8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       9 Varsity Basketball w/ Schuyler County—Here 6:00 p.m.

¨       10 All-District Band Concert at Moberly High School—There 7:00 p.m.

¨       12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       12 Varsity Basketball w/ Meadville—Here 6:00 p.m.

¨       13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

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

¨       19-23 North Shelby Varsity Basketball Tournament—There  TBA

¨       19 No School/Snow Day

¨       20 Busy Bees—8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       21 Busy Bees—8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       26 Busy Bees—8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       27 Busy Bees—8:15-11:15 a.m.

¨       28 Busy Bees—8:15-11:15 a.m.

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


Mark Your Calendar

February 6—Homecoming

February 9-13—Brashear Tournament

February 16—No School/President’s Day

February 17—Senior Recognition Night

February 20—Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m.

March 20—Early Dismissal 1:15   p.m.

March 23—No School/Snow Day

April 3—No School/Good Friday

April 6—No School/Snow Day

April 14—Spring Concert

April 18—Junior-Senior Prom

May 6—Awards Banquet

May 14—6th Grade Promotion

May 17—Graduation


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