MAY 1, 2012     Brashear, Missouri



Members of the Brashear Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2012 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 22, 23, and 24 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.


Winning recognition at the state conference was Ashton Wolter, 5th place, Personal Finance.  Martha Reese is the local chapter adviser. 




The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.


The eighteen seniors include Daniel Anderson, Joe Clarkson, Mary Coy, Rachael Ferguson, Kaitlin Guffey, Cierra Hines, Christopher Longano, Kristen Love, Chandi March, Katie Smith, Chloe Sykes, Morgan Taylor, Nick Thomas, Taren Treasure, Ashley Watson, Katie Watson, Ashton Wolter, and Joseph 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 Friday, May 11,  2012 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.


The nineteen sixth graders include Mary Borntrager, Willow Frazier, Ty Gottman, Leah Grissom, Skylar Haskell, Harley Hayes, Shalia Kennison, Samuel Kerby, Celia Kincaid, Morgan Magruder, Megan McHenry, Harli Mihalevich, Bailey       Moncrief, Devin Morrison, Travis Nilson, Lauren Platz, Hannah Reeves, Nathaniel Stewart, and Zane Sykes.


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




On Tuesday, May 22nd, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Brashear PTC will receive 10% of the sales at Colton’s Steakhouse in Kirksville.  This includes curbside service too.  So plan to enjoy a delicious meal and know that you will be supporting our playground fundraising drive.  Be sure to tell your friends and family!




Congratulations to the following students who won first place at District Industrial Arts contest in Moberly on Friday, April 20:  Jacob Woods—open division; T.J. Harrelson, Chloe Sykes, Sidney Sykes—woodworking; Andy Clarkson—leather working; and Gabe Thomas and Dalton Hocker—technology exploration.  These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Tuesday, May 8 in Lake Ozark.


The Brashear Concert Band received an “Excellent” II rating at the MSHSAA State Large Group Festival in Hannibal.  Pieces performed were the “Rough Riders March” and “Laramie: A Western Overture”.  The students were also made to sightread and performed strongly on all three!  Several music students performed at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in Kirksville.  The following won “II” ratings:  Christopher Longano-Tuba solo; Chloe Sykes-Alto Saxophone solo; Ashlee Fortney-Bass Clarinet solo; Abby Hall-Clarinet solo; and Rose Cloud, Sidney Sykes, Madeline Potter, and Abby Hall-Mixed Woodwind Quartet.


Congratulations to Cierra Hines for winning three awards at the “Celebrate the Artist in You” Art Show held Tuesday, April 10 in Kirksville.  She earned a $75 gift card for her scratch art “Tree of Hope”, a $20 gift card for her tube sculpture “Fun”, and $20 for her silver wood sculpture “Downtown”.


Congratulations to Hayden Housman on winning the Golden Shoe at the Tri-County Conference track meet.  The junior high and varsity girls teams both finished 2nd overall at the meet.  The junior high 4x400 relay team of Robbyn Wagster, Cassy Graham, Sidney Sykes, and Abi Kerby broke the conference record with a time of 5:00.65.  The junior high 4x100 relay team of Mandy Taylor, Bailey     Mihalovich, Casey Mihalovich, and Skylar Housman broke the conference record with a time of :57.19.  Congratulations to all!




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 2012-2013 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. 




The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 1st from 2:00 to 6:00   p.m. at the Keller Building.  All those who attempt to donate will receive a specially designed Red Cross t-shirt.


Please stop by and donate!




The Adair County R-II Board of Education met in special session on Monday, April 16, 2012, to swear in new members and reorganize.  The officers elected are as follows:  President, Roger Thompson; Vice President, Curtis Gordon; Secretary, Traci Hill;  Treasurer, Alissa Treasure; and Board Delegate, Jim Reeves.  Members are Duayne Housman and Aaron Zentz.




This years Careers on Wheels fair will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 12:30-3:00 p.m.  Students K-6 (and high school if they choose) will be able to tour our fair filled with all kinds of careers that have "wheels" or vehicles with them.  The fair will also include a special visit from a different kind of "wheels" that will be landing on the baseball field!  If you have ideas on jobs that could be displayed during this day or are willing to participate with your "wheels",  please contact Mrs. Grissom at

323-5272 ext. 29.




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 peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


May 1-4

Tuesday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk

Wednesday: Sausage, egg, cheese, biscuit/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken quesadilla, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Bagel or muffin/Chicken rice casserole, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cherry crisp, milk


May 7-11

Monday: Sausage, toast/Turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage links/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Thursday:  Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Pizza, vegetable, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


May 14

Monday:  Donut, fruit/BBQ hot dog, chips, vegetable, fuit, cookie, milk

The salad bar will NOT

be available.




Thank you to: 


Brent & Shirlene Hettinger and Betty Hettinger & JoAnne Wheeler for their donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Madeleine Crockett.


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.




Kindergarten has been working on their songs for the upcoming Kindergarten Circus.


1st grade has been playing with rhythm instruments, reading rhythms and following a conductor.


2nd grade has also been using instruments, and have recently constructed and played their own instruments in the Native American style.


3rd grade is learning to sing, as well as about our national anthem.


4th grade is still climbing up the "Recorder Karate" ladder, and I am very proud to announce this year's first three black belts: Tanna Garlock, John Gerhold, and Averi     Acton.


5th grade is practicing up for their D.A.R.E. graduation.


6th grade is learning their songs for the 6th grade promotion ceremony.


8th grade music class has been learning some basic guitar skills.  Thanks to those who have let me borrow guitars for this purpose.


All band and vocal activities are hard at work for the upcoming Spring Concert, on Thursday, May 10, with the Concert Band preparing to compete again at the Music in the Parks Festival at Worlds of Fun on Saturday, May 12.

                 Jared Shulse

                 K-12 Music Director


Have a Great

Summer!  See you on Wednesday,

August 15th!!














































ü 1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 1 Blood Drive at the Keller Building—2:00-6:00 p.m.

ü 1 Baseball w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 2 Linn County JH/V Relays—There 9:00 a.m.

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

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

ü 4 4th Grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ü 4 Kindergarten Circus—Here 2:15 p.m.

ü4 Baseball w/ Putnam County—Here 5:00 p.m.

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

ü 6 Flagpole Dedication Ceremony in memory of Robert Elsea—Here 3:30 p.m.

ü 7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 7 Baseball w/ Atlanta—There 5:00 p.m.

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

ü 8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 8 DARE Graduation—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü 8 Baseball w/ Schuyler County—Here 5:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

ü 9 NHS Field Trip to New Theatre Restaurant—There TBA

ü 9 2nd/6th Grade Field Trip to VanMeter State Park in      Miami—There 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ü 9 Evening in Education End of Year Celebration Picnic at Brashear City Park—5:30     p.m.

ü 10 Departmental Awards   Assembly—Here 8:15 a.m.

ü 10 Spring Concert—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 11 All Elementary Awards  Assembly—Here 10:00 a.m.

ü 11 Baseball w/ Canton—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 11 6th Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 12 Band to Music in the Parks Festival at Worlds of Fun—There TBA

ü 12 Sectional Track Meet—There TBA

ü 13-19 District Baseball at LaPlata—There TBA

ü 14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 14 Elementary Field Day

ü 14 Last Day of School—Dismiss at 1:03 p.m.

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

ü 20 Graduation—Here 3:00   p.m.


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