MAY 1, 2013                                                        Brashear, Missouri



Free sports physicals will be provided for area athletes on June 6 and 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kirksville Middle School.  Physicals will include cardiac, pulmonary and full orthopedic exams.  Athletes must take the MSHSAA physical form signed by a parent or guardian to the clinic.  If the physical is not signed by a parent or guardian, they will not be able to perform the physical.  If your child plans to participate in middle school softball or football (Knox County), softball, baseball, cheerleading, basketball, or track during the 2013-2014 school year, your child MUST have an updated MSHSAA pre-participation physical evaluation on file with the district before he/she can begin practice.  If he/she does not have a physical, he/she will not be allowed to participate.  Student signatures are required on pages 1, 3, and 4.  Parent signatures are required on pages 1 and 4.  Be sure to mark your calendar so that you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  Students may pick up the MSHSAA physical forms from the high school office.




The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.


The seventeen seniors include Jeremy Barnes, Nick Bradshaw, Miranda Creason, Sidney DeBie, Nick Gordon, Erin Hines, Kelsey Hocker, Hayden Housman, Jessica Howe, Blake Pflum, Lindsey Powell, Cody Raine, Cody Rogers, Shelby Salter, Olivia Thompson, David Walker, and Jacob 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 10,  2013 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.


The fourteen sixth graders include Levi Blankenship, Kiersten Hart, Clayton Johnson, Drew Kirkham, Eliza Magruder, Triston Morrison, Wyatt Potter, Alan Sanchez, Colton Sayre, MaKenzie Sizemore, Valerie Sizemore, Amos Sturgeon, Melissa Wagster, and Aden Zentz.


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


If you haven’t ordered your 2013

yearbook, it’s not too late.  Yearbooks

may still be purchased for $35.

Please make your check payable to

Adair County R-II School.




Congratulations to the following students who won first place at District Industrial Arts contest in Moberly on Friday, April 19:  Jacob Bleything—clock; Brody Henrichs—scroll saw turkey; Hayden Housman—cutting board and billfold; Skylar Housman—scroll saw elephant; Hannah Reeves—billfold; Gunner Sawyer—clock; Sam Smith—billfold; David Walker—scroll saw clock; and Tyler Watson—scroll saw clock and billfold.  These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Tuesday, May 7 in Lake Ozark.


Congratulations to Lilly Tonkinson for winning an award at the “Celebrate the Artist in You” Art Show held Tuesday, April 9 in Kirksville.  She received a $25 WalMart gift card for her Tiger Batik.


Congratulations to the varsity girls team for their 1st place finish at the Tri-County Conference track meet.  Congratulations also to the junior high girls team for their 3rd place finish overall at the meet.


Kiersten Hart, Eliza Magruder, and MaKenzie Sizemore represented Brashear at the NEMO 6th Grade Honor Choir held at MACC in Moberly.  Willow Frazier, Brianne Hart, Celia Kincaid, Megan McHenry, and Kacie Mihalovich also represented our school at the NEMO Junior High Honor Choir held at MACC. 



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 2013-2014 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 Spring Concert will take place on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  All band and vocal activities have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming concert.  The public is welcome to attend. 


In addition, the Concert Band is preparing to compete at the Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags St. Louis on Saturday, May 11.   




The Adair County R-II Board of Education met in special session on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, to swear in new members and reorganize.  The officers elected are as follows:  President, Curtis Gordon; Vice President, Jim Reeves; Secretary, Traci Hill; Treasurer,    Alissa Garlock; and Board Delegate, Aaron Zentz.  Members are Duayne Housman and Roger Thompson.




This summer children ages 2-12 can Dig into Reading at the Adair County Public Library’s summer reading program during May and June.  Children can sign up to read library books and earn prizes for every 3 hours logged in reading time from May 28 until June 28.


Throughout each week, we will be Digging into Missouri and exploring our fascinating state.  On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., attend 30 minute programs discovering Missouri’s past or present.  Be sure to make a craft while at the library.  On Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children in grades 3-8 will experience Missouri’s past in different ways.  On Thursdays, professional “edutainers” will perform for the entire family from 10:30-11:30   a.m.


Only 12 1/2 days of school left!

Please note that we will dismiss at 1:03 p.m.

on the last day of school.




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.


May 1-3

Wednesday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Hot turkey sandwich, cheesy fries, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Sausage, toast/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, veggies, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Pizza, corn, lettuce, applesauce, ice cream, milk


May 6-10

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Hot ham sandwich, chips, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, cheesecake, milk

Thursday:  Bagel or muffin/Nachos, lettuce, fruit, brownie, milk

Friday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes, corn on the cob, fruit, cake, milk


May 13-17

Monday:  Long john, fruit/Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday:  Breakfast pizza/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, fruit, dessert, milk

Wednesday:  Cinnamon roll, fruit/Sub sandwich, chips, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk

Thursday:  Pancake, syrup, sausage/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday:  Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Hot dog, chips, carrots, apple slices, ice cream, milk




Thank you to: 


Jim, Renee, Hannah and Noah Reeves for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Brock Baker.


Kelley and Jackie Church, Kenny and Teri Crandall, Pete and Jeanne Mayfield,  Martha and Fisher Reese, Kale and Kiley Watson, and Jim, Renee, Hannah and Noah Reeves for their donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Terry L. Morrow.


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.


Have a Great


See you on


August 21st!














































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

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

2 Kindergarten Registration—Here 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

3 3rd Grade Field Trip to Quincy—There 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

4 District Track at LaPlata—There 9:00 a.m.

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

6 MAP Incentive Trip to Burlington Bees Game—There TBA

6 Baseball w/ Atlanta—Here 6:00 p.m.

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

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

7 DARE Graduation—Here 2:00 p.m.

8 NHS Field Trip to New Theatre Restaurant—There TBA

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

9 Spring Concert—Here 7:00 p.m.

10-18 District Baseball at LaPlata—There TBA

10 4th Grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

10 6th Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

11 Band to Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags St. Louis—There TBA

11 Sectional Track Meet at St. Louis—There TBA

13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

14 Senior Trip to Burlington—There TBA

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

16 All Elementary Awards  Assembly—Here 2:00 p.m.

17-18 State Track Meet at Jefferson City—There TBA

17 Elementary Field Day

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

19 Graduation—Here 3:00   p.m.


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