JANUARY 2018                                                        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 from communities 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 21-27, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of their local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week.  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 asked to recognize the important contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the vital role these public officials 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.


Jim Reeves, President

8 Years Service

Alissa Garlock, Vice President

7 Years Service

Keith Turner, Secretary

4 Years Service

Aaron Zentz, Treasurer

6 Years Service

Jason Taylor, Board Delegate

3 Years Service

Sara Erwin, Member

1 Year Service

Duayne Housman, Member

8 Years Service



Just a reminder that there are two open seats for the Board of Education election on April 3, 2018.  The incumbents are Jason Taylor and Aaron Zentz.  Those elected will serve three-year terms.  The first day for candidates to file was Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  The last day for candidates to file will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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.  Per RSMo 115.306 ALL candidates are required to file Form 5120 Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirements with the Missouri Department of Revenue PRIOR to filing for  office.  Interested candidates can pick up a form from the superintendent’s office or access the form online at


Candidates may file in the Superintendent’s office.  Candidates must supply the district with a completed, signed, and notarized copy of Form 5120 before they can file.  Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.  On Tuesday, January 16, 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 7, 2018 to register to vote in the April general municipal election.



Breakfast each day  includes fruit, juice, and milk. 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 1-5

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/ Spaghetti, cottage cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Hot pocket, tater tots, peas, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, yogurt/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, pudding, milk


January 8-12

Monday: Cheese omelet, toast/Corn dog, potato wedges, corn, mandarin    oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken strips, noodles, green beans, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chili cheese dog, fries, broccoli, applesauce, ice cream, milk


January 15-19

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Cereal, toast, oatmeal, breakfast bar/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, lima beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast   burrito/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, peas, pears, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, pudding, milk

Friday: Muffin, bagel, Go-gurt®/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk


January 22-26

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Tater tot casserole, cottage cheese, lettuce, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Chicken fajita, rice, chips, lettuce, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Mr. Rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, cake, milk

Friday: Donut, yogurt/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


January 29-31

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

Tuesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, carrots, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Pancake,  syrup, sausage/Pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pears, pudding, milk



State law (Section 160.522, RSMo) 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 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 2017 district report card is now available at:    Simply choose School year 2017, District Adair Co. R-II (001-092) and click View Report.


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


The best way to remember the 2017-2018 school year is to buy a yearbook!  The 70th edition of the BHS yearbook, “Focus”, is on sale during the month of January for $30.


Personalized yearbooks are available for an additional $5.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.



Elaine Scudder for her donation of the Notable Missourians Series (set of 6 books) to the library.



We are reminding parents and students to listen to the local media stations to check on “early dismissals” and/or “no school” bulletins.  This information will be given to KTVO television, KHQA television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KLTE   radio, KRES radio of Moberly, KMEM radio of Memphis, and KZBK radio of Brookfield.  These stations will present dismissal information as soon as decisions have been made.  Please do not call the school.



By Dr. John and Jane Covey


January Newsletter

The Importance of Goals


Research has shown that the simple act of writing a goal greatly increases the chances of accomplishing the goal. If the goal is broken down into action steps and the action steps are tracked, goals have an even greater percentage of success.


At school, your child may write his or her academic and personal goals in a Leadership Notebook. You will gain a lot of information on how your child is doing if you ask your child to tell you about his or her goals. The goals chosen are meaningful to your child so be sure to practice Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. 


The Leadership Notebook idea can also be used in your home. Create goals such as reading together, eating dinner at the table, or doing an activity together. Involve everyone in the family in choosing a meaningful goal and action steps. Post the goal and the action steps in a visible place and be sure to track and celebrate progress!














































1 NO SCHOOL—New Year’s Day

2 School Resumes

2 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

3 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

3 Blood Drive at Keller Building—There 2:00-6:30 p.m.

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

5 Varsity Basketball w/        Bevier—Here 6:00 p.m.

8-13 Milan Varsity Basketball Tournament—There TBA

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

9 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

10 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

15 NO SCHOOL/Snow Day #1

16 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

17 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

17 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

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

19 Varsity Basketball w/ Newtown-Harris—Here 6:00 p.m.


22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

22 Varsity Basketball w/ North Shelby—Here 6:00 p.m.

23 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

23 Varsity Basketball w/ Green City—There 6:00 p.m.

24 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

24 Brashear Booster Club Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

26 Varsity Basketball w/       Milan—Here 6:00 p.m.

29 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

30 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

31 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.


Mark Your Calendar

February 5-10—Brashear Tournament

February 15—Senior Recognition Night

February 16—Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m.

February 19—No School/President’s Day

February 27—Spring Picture Promotion

March 23—Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m.

March 29—No School/Snow Day #2

March 30—No School/Spring Break

April 2—No School/Snow Day #4

April 3—No School/Snow Day #3

April 7—Junior-Senior Prom

May 2—Awards Banquet

May 11—6th Grade Promotion 7:00 p.m.

May 13—Graduation 3:00 p.m.


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