March 1, 2008 Brashear, Missouri




SCHOOL OPENING DAY - Section 171.031 - This act authorizes each school district to set its opening date each year, provided that the date cannot be earlier than ten days prior to Labor Day.

A district may set an opening date that is more than ten calendar days prior to Labor Day provided that:  the local board gives public notice of a public meeting to discuss the proposal of starting school on an earlier date, a public meeting is held, and a majority of the board votes to allow an earlier opening date at the public meeting. If the previous conditions are met, the district may set their opening date more than ten calendar days prior to Labor Day.

If any local district violates the provisions of this act, the department of elementary and secondary education shall withhold an amount equal to one quarter of the state funding the district generated for each date the district was in violation of this act.

The act does not apply to school districts in which school is in session for twelve months of each calendar year. The state board of education may grant an exemption from the act for districts that demonstrate highly extenuating circumstances which justify exemption.




The Jump for Heart fundraiser event was held on February 20, 2008 from 3:15-4:15   p.m.  There were 23 participants who raised $903.35.  Kaelyn Sullivan raised the most money for the AHA with $223.  A big thank you to the varsity girls basketball team for helping us!  A special thank you to HyVee for donating the fruits and vegetables for our refreshments.  A thank you to Mrs. Stephens for serving the refreshments.  Thanks to all who participated and made donations.  It was greatly appreciated. 

Mrs. Lisa Fisher




This summer your child(ren) can experience an exciting program at our school beginning May 27, 2008 and running through June 25, 2008.  The program is intended for all students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2008.


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, January 14, 2008 for the spring session.


Courses will be offered at KATC in the following areas during the months of March through May:  Computers, Technical, and Personal Enrichment.


Online Courses are available in the following areas with new classes beginning March 19, April 16, and May 21:


Basic Computer Literacy

Computer Applications

The Internet

Graphic Design

Web Page Design

Web Graphics & Multimedia

Web & Computer Programming

Data Base Management & Programming

PC Trouble shooting, Networking & Security

Certification Prep

Digital Photography & Digital Video


Writing & Publishing  

Entertainment Industry

Test Prep

Personal Finance & Wealth Building

Health Care, Nutrition & Fitness

Personal Enrichment

Child Care & Parenting

Art, History, Psychology & Literature

Math, Philosophy, & Science


Grant Writing & Non-Profit Management     

Start Your Own Business

Personal Development

Business Administration        

Sales & Marketing

Law & Legal Careers

Health Care Continuing Education

Courses for Teaching Professionals


You may register online or 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 am and 3:30 pm 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 KATC website at and clicking on the link for Community Education.




Dear Patron,


In order to ensure that we are providing our community with comprehensive education services, we are asking you to complete this survey and return it to the school.  I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this survey.  Your input is valuable to the improvement of our school system.  You may drop this off at the school or mail it to Adair County R-II School, 205 West Dewey Street, Brashear, MO 63533.


Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement by marking an “X” in the appropriate box.








1.  I am aware that adult education courses are available through Kirksville Area Technical Center.






2.  I have considered taking adult education courses.






3.  I  have participated in adult education courses through Kirksville Area Technical Center.






4.  The Adair County R-II School District needs to offer adult education courses at Brashear.






5.  I would be willing to pay a fee for adult education courses at Brashear.










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 3-7

Monday: Pop tart, fruit/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, broccoli w/ cheese, pineapple, peanut butter square, milk

Tuesday: Egg omelet, toast/Ravioli, bread stick, carrot sticks, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Donut, fruit/ Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Sub Sandwich, chips, pickle, corn, cottage cheese, peaches, cookie, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, pears, jello, milk


March 10-14

Monday: Muffin, fruit/Chili & cheese crispito, tortilla chips,  vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Oatmeal, toast/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Philly jammers, tater tots, peas, pears, fruit tarts, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Pizza pocket, corn, lettuce, fruit, ice cream bar, milk


March 17-21

Monday: Pancake, sausage/ Hot ham & cheese pocket, chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, jello, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Chicken patty, french fries, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Thursday: Long john, fruit/Pizza, corn, apple, ice cream, milk

Friday: No School


March 24-28

Monday:  No School

Tuesday: Cereal, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/BBQ pork on bun, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, fruit, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast burrito/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, cinnamon roll, milk


March 31

Monday: Pop tart, fruit/Hot dog on bun, french fries, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk




Rick & Denise Brown for their donation to the library in memory of Clifford and Corine Evans: Pigs and Chickens


Kathy and David Erwin for their donation to the library in memory of Robert Taylor: Cows and Sheep


Alexis Longano for her donation of The Opal Deception and The Eternity Code


Shelly Shipman for her donation to the scholarship fund


Sigma Xi Fraternity of Kirksville for their donation of a 10 book set of biographies "Women in Science".  Patricia Sexton, biochemist at KCOM and treasurer of Kirksville Sigma Xi, presented the books to Kimmie Walitshek and Chance Hill, students from Louise Smith’s 5th grade science class who accepted the books on behalf of the school.  Neil Sargentini, microbiologist at KCOM, past president of Kirksville Sigma Xi; and Judi Misale, psychologist at Truman and president of Kirksville Sigma Xi; were also at hand for the presentation.


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.




Because of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s guidelines disallowing us to permit outdated copyrights to count toward accreditation of the library, we have been forced to remove older books from the shelves to make room for more current material due to our limited space.


This puts us in a dilemma with regards to disposal of this property.  Many of the books with older copyright dates have been donated to the library by community members from our past such as Minnie Brashear, Oak Grove School, Normal Mound Library, Juanita Cook, Neva Sleeth, Star School, Ora B. Hunt and Elliott School.  We recognize that beyond the dollar value, there could be a sentimental value as well.


Therefore the district is offering these books as surplus property for sale via an online auction in March.  To access the online auction website, go to our home page at and click on District Items For Sale At GovDeals Auction.


Offered for sale:


·          Assorted Collectible Books and Texts:

           (Title; Copyright Date; Notes)


Prose and Poetry The Emerald Book; 1947;

           Banner (school) #72

Child-Story Readers Literary Selections; 1929-         36; Eighth Year

Language Arts; 1988; Grade 4/8

Language Arts;           1988; Grade 6/7

The Bookshelf for Boys and Girls; 1963;       (Set of 9 Reference Books)

Parents Guide; 1963; Index

Happy Hours in Storyland; 1963; Volume 2

Folk and Fairy Tales; 1963; Volume 3

Stories and Songs from Many Lands; 1963;   Volume 4

Things to Make and Things to Do; 1963;       Volume 5

Art and Music; 1963; Volume 6

Nature and Science; 1963; Volume 7

Bookland Classics; 1963, Volume 8

Great Events and Famous People; 1963;       Volume 9

The Oxford Anthology of American Literature;         1938; Donated by M. Brashear

Stories of Greek Gods, Heroes, and Men;      1897; Donated by Gopher Hill Library

American Literature:  An Interpretative Survey;        1929; Donated by G. Alta Grayheal, Mrs. O. Hunt, and Miss Francis

Masterpieces of British Literature; 1895; Pre-           sented by B. F. Beck

Literature and Life; 1931; Book One

Literature and Life; 1931; Book Two

Literature and Life; 1931; Book Three

Literature and Life; 1931; Book Four

Pageants; 1986; Grade 7

Laidlaw English; 1987; Text

American Poetry and Prose, 3rd Edition; 1947;        Donated by Neva Coy Sleeth

Ideas & Forms in English and American Litera-       ture; 1932; Inscribed by Helen R. Cook &     Neva Sleeth

Troilius & Cressida; 1932; Illustrated

The Visionary Girls:  Witchcraft in Salem;     1973; Fourth Printing

We Were There at the Battle of Lexington and          Concord; 1958; Illustrated

The Plotters: the New York Conspiracy of     1741; 1967     

Adrift:  Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea; 1989; Sixth Printing

Journal of a Voyage to America in 1836 1st Edition; 1955; Donated by M. Brashear

An American Traveler’s Guide to Black History;       1968; Photograph & Illustrations

USA, Travel Guide; 1985; Reference

World Geography Today; Text and Teacher   Edition; 1995


Additional information and pictures are available on the GovDeals website.  The auction will be open from March 5, 2008 through March 18, 2008.


All items sold AS IS WHERE IS.  Adair County R-II School reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed. 


The date and time for inspection of the items is scheduled for March 5, 2008 through March 18, 2008, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.  Please call 323-5272 to set up an appointment for viewing the items.





















































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

3 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00   a.m.

3 Tri-County Conference Band Tour—Macon County 8:30 a.m.; Bucklin 10:30 a.m.; Linn County 1:00 p.m.

3 Read from the Start Parent Meeting—Here 6:30 p.m.

4 Academic Bowl w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m.

4 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ Novinger—There 6:00 p.m.

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

5-9 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament at Schuyler County—There TBA

6 Job Shadow Day Grades 7 & 10

6 Academic Bowl w/ Bevier—Here 4:00 p.m.

7 Junior Class Trip to Seven Oaks Recreation

10 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

10-15 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament—Here TBA

10 Academic Bowl w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

10 Read from the Start Parent Meeting—Here 6:30 p.m.

11 Third Quarter Ends

11 District FBLA Contest at TSU—There TBA

11 Academic Bowl w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

13 Academic Bowl w/ Atlanta—Here 4:15 p.m.

14 Spring Picture Promotion Pre-School begins at 8:00 a.m.

15 Tri-County Conference Academic Bowl Tournament/Art Show at Novinger—There 9:00 a.m.

17 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00  a.m.

17 Academic Bowl w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

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

17 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 6:00 p.m.

18 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

18 Academic Bowl w/ Macon County—There 5:00 p.m.

18 Baseball w/ North Shelby—There 5:00 p.m.

18 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ Novinger—Here 6:00 p.m.

19 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

19 FBLA Field Trip to Burlington

19 5th/6th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ Knox County—There 6:00 p.m.

20 Lunch  w/ the Principal 4-6

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

21-24 Easter Break—No School

25 MO State Highway Patrol Seat Belt Demonstration—Here TBA

25 Knox County Varsity Track Meet—There 3:00 p.m.

25-29 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament at Knox County—There TBA

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

26 Baseball w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.

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

28 Art Club Field Trip to St. Louis

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

31 Baseball w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.


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