MARCH 1, 2014                                                        Brashear, Missouri



As a district, we are still considering the possibility of going from 4 routes down to 3 routes next year.  I have heard from a few parents concerning the additional time for students on buses.  I would like to hear from more parents concerning this issue.  If we would go down to 3 routes, we are estimating that there could be an additional 30 minutes added to each route.  Please, let me know your thoughts.  You can email me at or call at 660.323.5272.


Shelly Shipman





Kevin Terry for his donation of the books Earth and Science and Disney Planes

to the library.


Monte and Lisa Fisher & family, and

Brent and Shirlene Hettinger

for their donation to the scholarship fund

in memory of Leo Hunolt.


The family of

Donald and Karen Thompson

for their donations to the scholarship fund.  Donations received in Donald and Karen’s memory total $2,970 to date.  The district would like to thank the family for their

continued support of our students.


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.




The following children’s programs will take place at the Adair County Public Library during the month of March.


Infants to Preschool

Glow Worm Evening Story Times will meet every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in March.


Baby Bugs Lap Sit with Kelly Paino, a program for infants to 24 months, will meet on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.  Mrs. Paino will  share the building blocks needed for babies to learn to speak.


Ages 2-12

Read Across America—Members of Truman State University’s National Education Association will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories and crafts on Saturday, March 1 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Be a Buddy Not a Bully Story Times with the 1000 Hills Rotary Club will meet each morning of Tuesday, March 11 thru Friday, March 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Rotarians will share stories and crafts as part of the national anti-bullying week’s campaign.


Lego Mania will be on Thursday, March 20 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Preschool children, ages 2-4, will build with Duplo bricks while students, ages 5 and up, will build with Lego bricks.


Light Bending With Women in Physics will be held on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30-7:30   p.m.  Have you ever wondered how telescopes, glasses or fun house mirrors work?  Students in grades K-8 can come to the library to find out!


A Mario Kart Wii Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Children ages 5 and up can compete in the double elimination tournament.




Kirksville Area Technical Center has community education classes available to the public.  Courses will be offered in the following areas during the months of March through May:  Computers, Health Occupations, Food Safety and Personal Enrichment.


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


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.




Congratulations to the following students who qualified for FBLA State Competition to be held in Columbia, Missouri on April 13-15:  Sam Smith placed 2nd in Agribusiness and 3rd in Personal Finance; Gabe Thomas placed 2nd in Accounting I; Madeline Potter placed 2nd in Business Procedures; Alli Garrett placed 2nd in Health Care Administration; Dakota Williams placed 3rd in Computer Problem Solving; Chance Hill placed 5th in Accounting I; and Katie Sweet placed 5th in Business Communications.  The following students placed in the Top Ten at district contest:  Gabe Thomas, Agribusiness, 6th and Business Calculations, 9th; Dakota Williams, Personal Finance, 6th; Alli Garrett, Accounting I, 7th; Katie Sweet, Business Procedures, 7th; Luke Baker, Personal Finance, 7th; Chance Hill, Business Calculations, 8th; Alexa Acton, Business Procedures, 9th; and Meredith Thomas, Agribusiness, 10th.




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.  We 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.





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 main lunch entrée: yogurt or WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


March 3-7

Monday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, lima beans, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, brown beans, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Spaghetti, breadstick, cottage cheese, carrot sticks, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Hamburger, fries, green beans, pears, brownie, milk

Friday: Long john or Breakfast bar, fruit/Pizza, lettuce, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


March 10-14

Monday: Biscuit & gravy or Breakfast bar/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup, toast/Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn bread, brown beans, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Donut or Breakfast bar, fruit/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Hot pocket, tater tots, broccoli, pears, cake, milk

Friday: Cheese omelet, toast/Mr. Ribb, broasted potatoes, green beans, applesauce, pudding, milk


March 17-21

Monday:  Breakfast wrap/Chicken wrap, lettuce, rice, mandarin oranges, cookie,  milk

Tuesday: Waffle, sausage links, toast/Chili cheese dog, chips, sweet potatoes, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Nachos, lettuce, carrots, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll or Breakfast bar/BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes, brown beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Bagel, yogurt/Corn dog, tater tots, broccoli, applesauce, ice cream, milk


March 24-28


Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, & cheese/Catfish, fries, corn bread, brown beans, pineapple, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Bagel, Muffin, or Breakfast bar/Chicken fajita, lettuce, rice, vegetables, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nacho pie or Sloppy joe, lettuce, corn, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk


March 31

Monday: Egg, cheese, flatbread/Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, lettuce, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk





















































ü 3-8 Schuyler R-I 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament—There TBA

ü 3 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 4 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 5 Job Shadow Day-Grades 5, 7, 10

ü 9 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 2:00     p.m.

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

ü 10 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü10 Tri-County Conference Band Tour—Bucklin 9:00  a.m., Meadville 10:30 a.m., Linn County 1:30 p.m.

ü 11 Academic Bowl w/ Novinger and LaPlata—Here 4:00 p.m.

ü 11 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 12 11th Grade ASVAB

ü 12 Grades 4-6 Electrical Safety Assembly—Here 1:00 p.m.

ü 12 Academic Bowl at Bevier w/ Atlanta—There 4:00 p.m.

ü 14 3rd Quarter Ends

ü 17-22 Knox County 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament—There TBA

ü 17 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 17 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 18  Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 18 Spring Picture Promotion

ü18 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 18 Academic Bowl at Macon County w/ Meadville—There 4:00 p.m.

ü 19 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 20 Academic Bowl at Linn County w/ Green City—There 4:00 p.m.

ü 21 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—1:03 p.m.

ü 21 District Band at Hannibal-LaGrange College—There 2:30 p.m.

ü 24 No School—Spring Break

ü 25 FBLA Field Trip to St. Louis—There TBA

ü 25 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 26 5th/6th Grade Basketball at Green City—There 6:00 p.m.

ü 27 Baseball at Macon County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 28 K-8 Roll-over Assembly w/ Sgt. Brent Bernhardt, MSHP—Here 1:00 p.m.

ü 29 TCC Academic Bowl Tournament/Art Show at LaPlata—There TBA

ü 31 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 31 Spaghetti Supper—Here 5:30-6:30 p.m.

ü 31 Evening in Education-Author Night/Book Fair—Here 5:30 p.m.


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