March 1, 2007 Brashear, Missouri


Do you have spring-cleaning to do? Let the 4th-6th Grade Tiger-Pride students help you! "New To You" is a service project/fundraiser scheduled for March 9 & 10, 2007. From 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, you can bring any items you no longer need in your home (except paint/chemicals or large furniture/appliances/machinery). From 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, all donated items will be available in Brashear’s Elementary Gym. All donated items that are not selected by other families on Saturday will be delivered to the Salvation Army in Kirksville. This service costs only $5.00 per family. That charge will allow a family to donate appropriate items as well as choose any items they’d like to have for their home. We hope everyone will participate! Let us help you with your spring-cleaning! Please contact Wendy Kerby at 660-323-5272 ext. 39 with any questions!

Night after night, people are faced with the same question: What should I fix for supper? If this sounds familiar, this course is for you! Become confident in the kitchen and learn to make simple and inexpensive meals with a minimum of fuss. All Brashear students’ families and staff members are welcome to attend this class. This class is free! All you need to bring to the first class is a 9" x 13" casserole dish, and a favorite recipe that has 5 or less ingredients. For the next 3 classes, Tiger-Pride will provide the meat for the meal and participating families will be asked to provide other recipe ingredients (i.e. vegetables, cheese, pasta…). Valinda Terrell (a busy wife, mother and teacher) will be the instructor. All participants can taste special dishes, prepare a main-dish to take home to their family, have a free magazine prescription, etc. This class will be tasty and helpful! We will be meeting from 6-8:00 p.m. in Mrs. Chamber’s Spanish room on Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15 & 29, 2007. Please RSVP by calling Wendy Kerby at 660-323-5272 ext. 39 by Wednesday, February 28 (you do not have to attend every class). See you there!


Congratulations to Tabitha Killen for her outstanding performance in the 2007 Truman State University Honor Band on February 10. Tabitha, a Freshman, earned 5th chair in a flute section of 14 members, most of which were Juniors and Seniors from all over Missouri and the Midwest. The 98 member group rehearsed and performed in concert under Guest Conductor, Dr. Don Miller from the University of Missouri - Rolla. Way to Go!

Congratulations to the Brashear High School Varsity Cheerleaders for their invitation to perform at the 2007 Show-Me Showdown State Basketball Tournament! They will perform at halftime of the girls Class 1 semifinal game on Thursday, March 15 beginning at 9:30 p.m. The cheerleaders were selected to perform through an application and taped audition process submitted in January by their coach, Mrs. Christy Grissom. Good luck girls!


Seventeen students stayed after school on February 21, 2007 and shot baskets for the American Heart Association. They raised nearly $750.

The Varsity basketball girls helped with the event. A special thank you to Coach Williams and her team. We would like to thank HyVee for the fruits and vegetables they donated for snacks. Thanks also to the students, parents, and community for their outstanding effort.

Mrs. Lisa Fisher

2007 Souvenir Tournament Books

Souvenir tournament books are available for $8.00. If you would like to order one, please contact the school. The deadline to order will be Friday, March 9. The books can be previewed online at


This summer your child(ren) can experience an exciting program at our school beginning May 29, 2007 and running through June 27, 2007. The program is intended for all students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2007.

Afternoon transportation will be available and breakfast and lunch will be served. The before and after school program will be available to extend the school day.

Watch for more information to be sent home with your child(ren).


Kirksville Area Technical Center has numerous community education classes available to the public. Enrollment began Monday, February 5, 2007 for the spring session.

Courses will be offered in the following areas: Health Occupations, Computers, Business, Technical, Personal Enrichment, Online Courses, Safety for Children, and Pilot Ground School.

You may register in person or by phone at the Community Education Office at the Kirksville Area Technical Center, 1103 South Cottage Grove, Kirksville, MO, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 660-665-2865.

For a listing of courses available, you may contact Kirksville Area Technical Center, the High School Office at Adair County R-II or by visiting the KATC website at and clicking on the link for Community Education.


The Family Advocacy Project will be offering Positive Parenting Classes during the month of March 2007. These classes are made possible with a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri. They are free to anyone who wishes to attend. The classes will be held at 1400 S. Boundary, Kirksville, Missouri.

These classes will meet March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21 at 11:00 a.m. To register, please call Karen Phipps, Coordinator, at 660-665-4224.


Upcoming Children’s Programs at the Adair County Public Library

Thursday, March 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m.


The Cat in the Hat turns 50 years old! Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and enjoy stories, songs, and games for children ages 2-12. Hosted by Truman State University’s Phi Sigma Pi.

Tuesday, March 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Take a break from Spring Break when Sally Carter, Missouri NASA Education Specialist, introduces the Culture Kit 25—Space: Our Solar System and Beyond/NASA Exploration to the library. Get ready for some out-of-this world fun. This program is for future astronauts of all ages.

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


It’s time to join in the fun and shake, shake, shake those shamrocks when the Rotaract and Ceilidh Clubs from Truman State University host a St. Patrick’s Day program for little leprechauns ages 2-12 and their families.

Tuesday, March 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of TSU’s Alpha Sigma Gamma present a 2 hour arts & crafts Kid’s Carnival.

Wednesday, March 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Members of Tau Lambda Sigma file down the facts on manicures and French braiding to teens and tweens (middle, junior high and high school students).


Breakfast each day includes milk and juice. The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entrée: yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

March 1-2

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Grilled cheese sandwich, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Corn dog, chips & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

March 5-9

Monday: Egg omelet, toast/Tater tot casserole, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, hot rolls, green beans, peaches, milk

Thursday: Sausage, toast/Hot dog on bun, corn chips, vegetable, fruit, pudding, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Walking taco, lettuce, fruit, cookie, milk

March 12-16

Monday: Muffin, fruit/Chicken patty, fries, vegetable, fruit, fruit tart, milk

Tuesday: Cereal, toast/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken fajitas, spanish rice, lettuce, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/BBQ pork, chips, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

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

March 19-23

Monday: No School

Tuesday: No School

Wednesday: No School

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School

March 26-30

Monday: Bacon, eggs, toast/Hamburger on bun, fries, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast burrito/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Sausage, pancake, syrup/Hot roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Spaghetti, breadstick, vegetable, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Tenderloin, fries, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter square, milk


Thank you to:

Rick & Denise Brown for their donations to the library:

Birds in Your Backyard in memory of Lucile Pinkerton;

Pie and Tart in memory of Dorothy Johnson and the pies she made to donate to PTS

Brett and Wendy Kerby,Abigail and Sam for The Truth Pops Out

Tammy Wolter for The First Days of School

Steve Harvey (Books are Fun) for Shark; Ocean; Pirate; Great Carnival Caper; Safari for the Tigrus; Ghostly Games

Dennis & Diane Bradley for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of John Blake, Jr., Marilyn Phillips, and Helen Sorenson

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.


A huge thank you to all of the parents and local business people who helped make Adair County R-II Schools Groundhog Job Shadow Day a success. Sixty-eight students from grades 5, 7 and 10 were out on the job In February.

Groundhog Job Shadow Day is sponsored by America’s Promise, National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Junior Achievement and American Society of Association Executives and is a day dedicated to giving young people across America Job Shadowing experiences. Job Shadowing enables kids to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.

Students returned from their Job Shadowing experience enthusiastic and with a better understanding of how the skills learned in the school environment are used in the "real world" work place. We appreciate the effort put forth by the parents, mentors and businesses involved in making this a successful learning experience for these students.

Following is a list of businesses and/or people who donated their time to this project.

Lori Patterson – Adair County Courthouse

Susie Poland – Crown Family Medicine

Reo Haynes – Kirksville Yamaha – Honda

Becky Hazen – Adair County R-II School

Vernon Woods – Woods Dozing and Trenching

Jenny McKim – Razors Edge & Sun Spot

George Moots – Adair County R-II School

Lisa Fisher – Adair County R-II School

Cathy March – Adair County R-II School

Dr. Jim Rearick – Adair County R-II School

Roger Thompson – Missouri Electrical and Contracting

Ken Clarkson – Thomas Hill Power Plant


Phillip Owings – Taco Bell

Susan Rogers

Sonny Findling – Sonny’s Collision Center

Anne Pyle – Johnson County Community College

Dr. Brenda Woods – Progressive Spine Care

Craig Harris – Rider Drug

Dr. Jeffrey Gall – Truman State University

Susan Hazen – Kirksville Middle School

Jim Robertson’s Chevrolet

Missouri Department of Conservation

Tim Murphy – Action Cycles

Kirksville Area Technical Center – Construction Program

Susan Rigon – Chariton Valley

Dr. James Adams – New Concept Open MRI

Becky Bunch – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Brandon Mihalevich – Woody’s Tire Auto & Towing

Randall Shahan – Shahan Electric

Amy Feeney – Adair County R-II School

Gene Austin – Baptist Student Center

Christine Snelling – Mark Twain Area Counseling Center

LeAnn Hergert – Rider Drug

Lisa Findling – Mary Immaculate Catholic School

Virginia Anderson – Kirksville R-III

Sara Sweet – Truman State University

Bill Borron – Kirksville Brake & Muffler

Joanne Kincaid – Adair County R-II School

Becky Thomas – Adair County R-II School

Bonnie Moncrief

Kathy Wagster – Heartland Kennel

Dusti Acton – George Rae Cancer Center

Tim Watson – Woody’s Tire Auto & Towing

Dr. R. Allinson – Kirksville Dental Group

Kim Watson – ATSU

Jason Garlock – Garlock Fencing

Rayna Ihnat – Rayna’s

Betty Stephens – Adair County R-II School

Jeff Hettinger Construction

Steve Crockett – Crocketts Dozing

Tammy Whitlow – Adair County R-II School

Chris Longano I – Poston Construction

Rick Carter – Carter Trailer Sales

Matt Williams – Coop Production Services


Thank you for all of your continued support of our students!

Christy L. Grissom, K-12 Counselor


Spring is Coming, Get Out and Walk!

As an aerobic exercise, walking offers countless health benefits, including heart-healthy perks such as lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It reduces the risk of diabetes, aids in weight loss, improves muscle strength and tone and, as with any exercise regimen, causes mental fitness to skyrocket. This low-impact activity can be enjoyed alone or in the company of friends. Walking is not, however, an exercise that lends itself to excuses. Virtually anyone can do it, anywhere! Briskly walking one mile (brisk usually means 3.5 to 4 miles per hour) burns nearly as many calories as running a mile at a moderate pace, and produces similar fitness and health benefits. Even strolling or slow walking (about 2 miles per hour) has some benefits.

Here's how to get more out of your walk. Try to walk briskly for at least half an hour every day, or one hour four times a week. Make an effort to walk as much as possible taking the opportunity to leave the car at home if you can walk the mile or two to a friend's house. Walk to work, at least part of the way. Get a pedometer and see how many steps you take a day. Aim for 3,000, and then try to work up to at least 5,000 or 10,000 steps a day. So get out there and enjoy the weather, Start Walking!









































1-2 District Basketball Tournament at LaPlata—There TBA

2 CMU Music Festival at Fayette—There TBA

2 5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball w/ Schuyler R-I—Here 6:00 p.m.

3 Tri-County Conference Band Auditions & Rehearsal at Green City—There 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

5 Tri-County Conference Band Tour—Green City 8:30 a.m.; Novinger 10:30 a.m.; LaPlata 1:00 p.m.

5 Academic Bowl w/ Bucklin—Here 5:00 p.m.

6 JH/HS Band & Choir Field Trip to St. Louis Symphony Concert—There 10:00 a.m.

6 FBLA District Contest at MACC—Moberly TBA

6 Academic Bowl w/ Linn County—There 5:00 p.m.

6 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ Novinger—There TBA

8 Spring Picture Promotion—Here

Pre-School begins at 8:00 a.m.

8 Academic Bowl w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m.

8 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ Novinger—Here TBA

9 Academic Bowl w/ LaPlata—Here 5:00 p.m.

10 Tiger Pride Family Activity—Here 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12-17 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament—Here TBA

12 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

12 Academic Bowl w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

12 Evening in Education-Author Night/Book Fair/Science Fair—Here 6:00-7:00 p.m.

13 Academic Bowl w/ Green City—There 5:00 p.m.

15 Academic Bowl w/ Atlanta—There 4:00 p.m.

15 Varsity Cheerleaders Perform at MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown—There 9:30 p.m.

16 3rd Quarter Ends

16 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-Service—12:45 p.m.

16 Academic Bowl w/ Macon County—Here 4:00 p.m.

16 High School Student Council Talent Show—Here 6:00-8:00 p.m.

17 Tri-County Conference Academic Bowl Tournament at Macon County—There TBA

19-23 Spring Break—No School

26 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

27 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

27 Knox County Varsity Track Meet—There 3:30 p.m.

27 Baseball w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m.

28 Atlanta Junior High Relays—There 1:00 p.m.

29 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

29 Kirksville Varsity Quad—There 4:00 p.m.

30 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

30 District Music Festival-Vocal Solos/Ensembles at Salisbury—There TBA

31 District Music Festival-Instrumental Solos/Ensembles at Salisbury—There TBA

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