MAY 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri




Members of the Brashear Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2009 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 19, 20, and 21 in Columbia, Missouri.


FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs.  Over 2,750 members and advisers representing 426 chapters throughout the state met to elect state officers, transact business of the state chapter, participate in leadership and career workshops, and compete in the state leadership awards program.


Delegates representing the Brashear chapter in the state competitive leadership awards program were:  Jay Scudder – Business Math and Computer Problem Solving, Brandon Gordon – Business Calculations, Courtney Clarkson – Business Procedures, Daniel Smith – Accounting I, Matt Thomas – Sports Management, Ashton Wolter – Introduction to Business Communications, and Kaitlin Guffey – FBLA Principles and Procedures.  Winning recognition at the state conference were:  Jay Scudder – Business Math, 3rd place; Brandon Gordon – Business Calculations, 5th place; and Daniel Smith – Accounting I, 10th place.  Martha Reese is the local chapter adviser and accompanied the students to the conference.


Jay Scudder qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held June 25-28 in Anaheim, California.  However, he will not be able to attend as he has also been chosen to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy in Columbia, Missouri which is held during the month of June.




The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.


The twenty-one seniors include Amber Alexander, Hannah Bishop, Courtney Clarkson, Richard Coy, Ryan Ferdig, Brandon Gordon, Koty Hayden, Justin Hazen, Hunter Higgins, Paige Longano, Michael McKim, Adriene Mountain, Jacob Owen, Joshua Owen, Elizabeth Owings, Johnathon Perry, Caroline Slavin, Jacob Sweet, Trae Treasure, Kiley Watson, and Carmen 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 Thursday, May 14,  2009 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.


The sixteen sixth graders include Colton Bowen, Audrey DeBie, Allison Garrett, Abby Hall, Rachel Heimer, Chance Hill, Hannah Mason, Austin Perry, Jacob Reeves, Becca Story, Gabe Thomas, Allison Thompson, Rhiannon Turner, Kimmie Walitshek, Shelby Watson, and Shai Zajac.


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




We would like to thank everyone who helped with the Sherrill Douglas concert!  Many people worked "behind the scenes" to create a wonderful fundraising event.  Although the attendance was small, the music was terrific and the donations were very generous!  Thank you to everyone who contributed in some way and especially to Sherrill Douglas and Sandy Clark, who donated their time and talent!


Plans are in place to provide before and afterschool services next year!  Five years and going strong!  Please see the elementary newsletter or contact Mrs. Kerby at 323-5272 ext. 39 for more information!




The Brashear Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troops would like to thank everyone that donated personal care products for their April Showers collection.  These items were donated to the Adair County Food Depot to help local families who cannot afford to purchase such items.


April Showers is a component of the Girl Scout's Giving Program in which the girls serve over 1,000 agencies and tens of thousands of individuals through the giving of tangible gifts as well as gifts of time visiting, writing and entertaining the young and the old alike.




The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 12th from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Keller Building.


Roll up your sleeves and attempt to donate and receive a music inspired T-Shirt.  See you there!




Elementary students have recently been enjoying some extracurricular academic challenges.  Each year Brashear teachers offer enrichment classes to students who are identified as gifted.  Mrs. Lisa Fisher's science class of first through third graders got a chance to refine their observation skills as they formed hypotheses and conducted experiments.  Students from AT Still University also worked with the children in life science and plant science projects.  Each student researched, conducted, and presented their own science experiment for the group.


The fourth through sixth grade enrichment classes are currently studying the Westward Expansion and Industrial Revolution.  Students taking this class are invited to spend several evenings doing research on a topic which interests them.  They will present their project through their chosen media.  The class will culminate with a field trip to St. Joseph, Missouri, to visit the Pony Express Museum and the Patee House Museum.  They will participate in a scavenger hunt of many different period artifacts during their visit.  Mrs. Tammy Whitlow and Mrs. Betty Stephens are sponsoring this group.




The high school academic bowl team competed at the District Tournament on Saturday, April 18.  Congratulations to Jay Scudder for his selection to the All-District Academic Bowl Team.


Congratulations to the following students who won first place at District Industrial Arts contest at Moberly on Friday, April 24:  Jeremy Barnes—Technology Exploration; Nick Bradshaw—woodworking; Sidney DeBie—woodworking; and Nichole Wagster—leather working.  These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Friday, May 8 in Lake Ozark.  Also winning at districts in Tech Bowl were Kaitlin Guffey, Chandi March, Katie Smith, and Ashton Wolter.




The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009.  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 November 1 and will continue through May.  This is the 61st edition of the BHS yearbook.  The number of yearbooks for the year is limited.  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 for $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 20, 2009, to swear in new members and reorganize.  The officers elected are as follows:  President, Brad Smith; Vice President, Doug Clarkson; Secretary, Curtis Gordon;  Treasurer, Traci Hill; and Board Delegate, Matt Reeves.  Members are Brent Hettinger and Roger Thompson.




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 2009-2010 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. 




Enrollment for summer school is still open.  Classes will begin May 26, 2009 and run through June 19, 2009.  The program is intended for all students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2009.  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.




Sports physicals are required under the guidelines of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) prior to participation in school sporting activities.  Sports physicals are provided free of charge at the

Adair County Health Department, 660-665-8491.  They are performed on Mondays and are by appointment only.  Physicals can also be performed by your family physician.  Physical forms can be obtained from the High School Office, Nurse’s Office, or at Please return completed forms to the school prior to participation in activities.


                                                Nurse Sheri




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

Friday: Sausage, toast/Pizza, corn, apple slices, jello, ice cream, milk


May 4-8

Monday: Cereal, toast/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/ Ravioli, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter square, milk

Thursday:  Scrambled eggs, bacon/Hot pocket, fries, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

Friday: Pop tarts/Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, chocolate cake, milk


May 11-15

Monday:  Waffle, syrup, sausage/Turkey sandwich, fries, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Tuesday: Egg, sausage, cheese, biscuit/Chicken   nuggets, macaroni & cheese,  vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Ham & cheese stromboli, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pudding dessert, milk

Thursday: Cereal, toast/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, milk


May 18

The salad bar will NOT be available.

Monday: Cook’s choice/BBQ hot dogs, chips, apple slices, carrot sticks, cookie, milk




Thank you to: 


Louise Smith for her donation of a signed copy of Connecting Dots by David Harrison.


Connie Riddle, representative for Premier Books Direct, for her donation of My Big Book of Questions and Answers.


Travis Freeman for his donation to the Adair County R-II High School FBLA supporting their participation at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia.


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.




Tuesday, May 5


Ages 2-12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The event will be held outside at the Gazebo weather permitting.


Tuesday, May 12


Ages 13-18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Come share your original poetry and songs or favorite poems.





















































1 4th Grade to Hannibal—There TBA

1 Baseball w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

4 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

4 Awards Banquet—Here 6:00 p.m.

5 Baseball w/ LaPlata—Here 5:00 p.m.

6 Linn County JH/V Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

6 DARE Graduation—Here 1:00 p.m.

6 Kirksville Middle School Relays—There 2:00 p.m.

6 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts Meeting—Here 3:00-5:00  p.m.

7 5th Grade to Kirksville—There TBA

7 Careers on Wheels—Here 12:30-3:00 p.m.

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

7 Spring Concert—Here 7:00 p.m.

8 State Industrial Arts Contest at Lake of the Ozarks—There TBA

8 1st Grade to Macon—There TBA

8 Kindergarten Circus—Here 2:00 p.m.

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

9 District Track—There TBA

11 Busy Bees Parents/Grandparents Picnic—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

11 Baseball w/ Atlanta—Here 5:00 p.m.

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

12 Baseball w/ Schuyler County—There 5:00 p.m.

13 Senior Trip to Kansas City—There TBA

13 Baseball w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

14 6th Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

15 MAP Incentive Day

15 4th Grade Famous Missourians Play—Here 7:00    p.m.

16 Sectional Track Meet—There TBA

16 Enrichment Field Trip to St. Joseph—There TBA

16-23 District Baseball at LaPlata—There TBA

18 Elementary Field Day

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

22-23 State Track Meet at Jefferson City—There TBA

24 Graduation—Here 3:00   p.m.

25 Sectional Baseball—There TBA

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


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