May 1, 2007 Brashear, Missouri



Congratulations to the following musicians for earning Excellent (II) ratings on their solo and ensemble performances at the District Music Festival in Salisbury on March 30 and 31:  Stephanie Linhart - Vocal Solo; Katie Stewart - French Horn Solo; Alexis Harrelson - Mixed Woodwind Trio; Christina Scudder - Mixed Woodwind Trio; and Tabitha Killen - Flute Solo & Mixed Woodwind Trio.  Christina Scudder - Clarinet Soloist earned a Superior (I) rating on her performance at the District level which qualified her to perform at the State Music Festival on Friday, April 27.  This is the second year in a row Christina has earned an opportunity to perform at the state level.


Nine Brashear Junior High Band Members will perform as soloists at the Macon Middle School/Junior High Music Festival on Saturday, May 5.  They are Sydney Slavin - Trombone; Stephanie Elsea - Snare Drum; Abby McKim - Snare Drum; Cody Snelling - Snare Drum; Rachael Ferguson - Clarinet; Cierra Hines - Clarinet; Abigail Wheeler - Clarinet; Chloe Sykes - Alto Saxophone; and Jay Scudder - Alto Saxophone.




The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.


The seventeen seniors include Tyler Blake, Ashley Clarkson, Bridget Clarkson, Brandon Claybrook, Chelsey Collop, Kimberly Elsea, Kayla Hettinger, Tyler Killen, Luke Lunsford, Amanda Mills, Kayla Moots, Amanda Powell, Barbara Pruett, Andrea Reeves, Rashanea Rusk, Seth Wheeler, and Patricia Woods.   


The receiving line for the graduates will be in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.  In addition, National Honor Society will be hosting a punch and cookie reception.


Good luck Seniors in all your future endeavors.




The Adair County R-II sixth grade promotion ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, May 15,  2007 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.


The fifteen sixth graders include Austin Alexander, Jeremy Barnes, Nick Bradshaw, Wendy Clarkson, Miranda Creason, Sidney DeBie, Nicholas Gordon, T.J. Harrelson, Hayden Housman, Jesse Kelsey, Blake Pflum, Cody Raine, Shelby Salter, Olivia Thompson, and David Walker.


A reception will be held for the students in the cafeteria following promotion.




The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2007.  The banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium with the awards ceremony to follow starting at approximately 7:00 p.m. 


Each family attending the banquet is asked to bring two covered dishes and their own table service.  Drinks and some meat will be furnished by the Athletics Department.  The public is welcome to attend.




Yearbook sales began on March 1 and will continue through May.  This is the 59th edition of the BHS yearbook.  The number of yearbooks for the year is limited—only 100 copies have been ordered.  Plan to order a yearbook in order to reserve a copy for you and your family.


Personalized yearbooks are no longer available, however, yearbooks without names may still be purchased.  Yearbooks ordered on or after May 1 will be $60.  Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.




The Adair County R-II Board of Education met in special session on Monday, April 16, 2007, to swear in new members and reorganize.  The officers elected are as follows:  President, Brad Smith; Vice President, Doug Clarkson; Secretary, Roger Thompson; Treasurer, Brent Hettinger; and Board Delegate, Traci Hill.  Members are Curtis Gordon and Matt Reeves.




Lunch refunds will only be given to Seniors on their last day of school.  Karla will be sending home bills for those students with a negative balance in their accounts.  Any money remaining in your child(ren)’s account(s) will be carried over to the 2007-2008 school year.  Refunds will be given only if requested.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Renee or Karla at 323-5272. 




Attendance at summer school is important in order for your child to gain the full benefit of the experience.  In an effort to encourage students’ attendance at Summer School this year, we will award a $20 Wal-Mart Gift Card to students with 95% or better attendance.


Enrollment for summer school is still open.  Classes will begin May 29, 2007 and run through June 27, 2007.  The program is intended for all students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2007.  The before and after school program (Tiger Pride) will be available to extend the school day.  Afternoon transportation will be available after the Tiger Pride program and breakfast and lunch will be served.  Applications are still being accepted.




The Computer Class has been creating DVD’s of the 2006-2007 school year’s activities.  They have completed videos for Softball, Junior High Girls Basketball, Junior High Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Boys Basketball, and Cheers and Spirit.  They will be available at a cost of $5 each.


By years end they hope to have Baseball, Track, Music, and BHS News videos.  If you are interested, please call the school at 323-5272.




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.


May 1-4

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/ Baked potato bar, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Foot long hot dog on bun, cheesy fries, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter square, milk

Thursday: Donut, fruit/Grilled chicken patty, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza/ Garlic cheese bread, lettuce, corn, fruit, cookie, milk


May 7-11

Monday: Muffin, fruit/ Hamburger on bun, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, fruit tart, milk

Tuesday: Egg omelet, toast/ Mr. Rib, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday:  Cinnamon roll/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Friday: Sausage & egg biscuit/Pizza, corn, fruit, ice cream, milk


May 14-18

Monday:  Long john, fruit/ Ham & cheese roll up, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes & gravy,  vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, sausage/Corn dog, chips, vegetable, fruit, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/ Grilled cheese sandwich, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, popsicle, milk


May 21

The salad bar will NOT be available.

Monday: Cereal, toast/BBQ hot dog on bun, chips, apple, cookie, milk




Thank you to: 


Travis Freeman for his

donation to the Adair County R-II High School FBLA

supporting their participation at the State Leadership

Conference in Columbia.


The family of

Wesley and Juanita Spiker for their donation of a $750

memorial to the school.


Diane and Dennis Bradley

for their donation to the

scholarship fund in

memory of Nicole Allen.


Aaron, Kristi and Aden Zentz for their donation of the

following books to the library:  Minnie's Tea Party,

Arthur Goes to School,

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Three Little Pigs, and Cinderella.


Steve Harvey for his donation of the book Most Scenic Drives in America.


The Senior Class for their

donation of Showdown

by Ted Dekker in memory

of John Blake Jr.


Jack and Evelyn Thomas for their donation to the Junior High and Varsity Academic Bowl Teams.


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.




Two Adair County R-II School classes have been recognized for high performance on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests for the spring of 2006.  The 2005-06 third grade at Brashear Elementary ranked 3rd out of the top ten schools (with an enrollment less than 250) in math with 91.7% of the students scoring “Advanced” or “Proficient”.  That third grade class also ranked 5th in communication arts with 75% of the students scoring “Advanced” or “Proficient”.  The 2005-06 tenth grade at Brashear High School ranked 3rd out of the top ten schools in math with 77.8% of students scoring “Advanced” or “Proficient”.


The Top-Ten List is a list of schools in each of three categories (schools with less than 250 students, schools between 250 to 500 students, and schools with more than 500 students) whose students represent the top ten schools in percent of students scoring at the “proficient” and “advanced” levels on the spring state achievement test otherwise known as the MAP test.

The “proficient” and “advanced” level is a standard set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the “gold” standard or the benchmark established as the desirable achievement level for all students.


Those in the past that have been recognized for this honor are:

Spring 2005 – Grade 8 Math, Grade 11 Communication Arts

Spring 2004 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math, Grade 11 Communication Arts

Spring 2003 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math

Spring 2001 – Grade 3 Science, Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 8 Math, Grade 11 Communication Arts

Spring 2000 – Grade 7 Communication Arts, Grade 7 Science

Spring 1999 – Grade 2 Science


For a complete Top-Ten List, go to http://




Congratulations to the high school academic bowl team for finishing in the top four at the District Tournament hosted by North Shelby on Saturday, April 14.  Josiah Belzer was named captain of the All-District Team.  Josiah averaged 122.5 points per game.    


Congratulations to the following students who won first place at District Industrial Arts contest at Moberly on Friday, April 13:  Joe Clarkson, billfold; Abby McKim, clock; Stephanie Elsea, can cooler and clock; Matt Thomas, pen; and Dakota Walker—pen.  The Junior High Tech Bowl Team also won first place.  Team members included Jay Scudder, Abby McKim, Stephanie Elsea and Ashton Wolter.

These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Friday, May 4 at Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.


Congratulations to Mariah Belzer for placing 1st and to Kayla Hettinger for placing 3rd in the Fiber Arts division at the Conference Art Show. 


Congratulations to Christina Scudder for placing second in Business Communications at the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference.  Christina competed against 39 students from 20 districts throughout the state.  Missouri has over 400 FBLA chapters throughout the state.  Christina is eligible to compete at the National FBLA Leadership Conference.  This conference will be held on June 28 - July 1 in  Chicago, Illinois.


Congratulations to the Brashear Chapter of FBLA for receiving a state chapter award.  The Brashear Chapter won the largest chapter membership award for Class 1 schools in the state of Missouri.


Congratulations to Abigail Wheeler for winning the 2007 essay contest sponsored by the National Rural Education Association Foundation and the University of Oklahoma for the middle school/junior high division.  By winning, she is the recipient of the $400 cash prize.














































1 Putnam County Varsity Relays—There 2:00 p.m.

1 Baseball w/ LaPlata—Here 5:00 p.m.

2 Linn County Varsity Relays There 10:00 a.m.

2 Kirksville Junior High Relays—There 2:00 p.m.

2 Baseball w/ Kirksville—There 5:00 p.m.

3 Knox County Varsity Relays— There 3:30 p.m.

4 State Industrial Arts Contest at Lake Ozark—There TBA

4 Baseball w/ Putnam County—There 5:00 p.m.

4 4th Grade Famous Missourians Play—Here 7:00 p.m.

Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

5 Macon MS/JH Music Festival—There TBA

5 District Track Meet at Kirksville—There 9:00 a.m.

7 FBLA Field Trip to Chicago—There 4:00 a.m.

7 Busy Bees Parents/Grandparents Picnic—Here 9:00 a.m.

8 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

8 K-6 MAP Incentive at Brashear Park in Kirksville—There TBA

8 Baseball w/ Schuyler R-I—There 5:00 p.m.

9 NHS Trip to Kansas City—There TBA

9 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

10 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

10 2nd Grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There TBA

10 Awards Banquet—Here 6:00 p.m.

11 4th grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There TBA

11 Kindergarten Circus—Here 2:00 p.m.

11 Baseball w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

12 Sectional Track Meet at Centralia—There TBA

14-18 District Baseball at Knox County—There TBA

14 Evening in Education End of Year Celebration Picnic at Brashear City Park—5:30 p.m.

15 Sixth Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

17 Senior Trip to Kansas City—TBA

18 7-12 MAP Incentive Burlington Bees Baseball Game—There TBA

18-19 State Track Meet at Jefferson City—There TBA

20 Graduation—Here 3:00   p.m.

21 Elementary Field Day

21 Last Day of School—Dismiss at 12:45 p.m.

29 Summer School Begins—8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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