MAY 1, 2014                                                        Brashear, Missouri



Free sports physicals will be provided for area athletes on June 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00     p.m. and on June 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kirksville Middle School Gymnasium.  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 2014-2015 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 or online at id=16460.




The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.


The twenty seniors include Alexa Acton, Cynthia Anderson, Luke Baker, Joey DeSonia, Ashlee Fortney, Marcus Jefferson, Angela McKim, Gus Mihalevich, Ashley Moncrief, Daneye Parsons, Madeline Potter, Sam Smith, Tristin Smith, Katie Sweet, Meredith Thomas, Lillian Tonkinson, Nichole Wagster, Olivia Wheeler, Dakota Williams, and Nicole 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 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.


The nineteen sixth graders include Averi  Acton, Quin Allen, Zoe Blankenship, Aubrey Bleything, Brooke Bradshaw, Juston Bradshaw, Tanna Garlock, John Gerhold, Noah Hall, Justin Leedom, Emily Mason, Justin McHenry, Kelsey Platz, Austin Ray, Fisher Reese, Noah Reeves, Wyatt Reeves, Emily Shaver, and Kaelyn Sullivan. 


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


If you haven’t ordered your 2014

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 Chance Hill and Gabe Thomas for winning recognition at the 2014 Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference held April 14-15 in Columbia.  Chance placed 8th in Accounting I and Gabe placed 9th in Accounting I.  We are so very proud of them!


Congratulations to the following students who won purple ribbons at District Industrial Arts contest in Moberly on Friday, April 25:  Brianne Hart—scroll saw hummingbirds;   Kiersten Hart—billfold; Morgan Magruder—clock; Zane Sykes—clock; Gabe Thomas—billfold and wooden snowman; Rhiannon Turner—billfold; and Kylie Williams—scroll saw bass.  These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Tuesday, May 6 in Lake Ozark.


Zoe Blankenship, Aubrey Bleything, Tanna Garlock, Emily Mason, and Kelsey Platz represented Brashear at the NEMO 6th Grade Honor Choir held at MACC in Moberly.  Willow Frazier, Celia Kincaid, and Megan McHenry 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 2014-2015 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 Adair County R-II Board of Education met in special session on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to swear in new members and reorganize.  The officers elected are as follows:  President, Roger Thompson; Vice President, Traci Hill; Secretary, Jim Reeves; Treasurer, Alissa Garlock; and Board Delegate, Aaron Zentz.  Members are Duayne Housman and Keith Turner.




The Spring Concert will take place on Monday, May 5, 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. 




We are still very much considering going down to 3 bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year.  Currently, we are considering 2 different options.


Option 1:  The current 4 routes would be combined down to 3 with the students currently on Bus #41 being moved to other routes.  Other riders could be moved as well, but the majority would come from Bus #41.  This option would increase the number of students on each bus and therefore increase the routes driving time.  We would be looking at pick up times being 15-20 minutes earlier and drop off times being 15-20 minutes later for some students, especially those on the north routes.


Option 2: Again the routes would be combined down to 3, but instead of picking students up at their house in the morning, there would be designated pick up spots.  For the afternoon routes, students would be dropped off at their homes.  So, in reality, we would be running "hard surface" routes each morning of every school day and normal routes in the afternoon.  This option would allow some of the routes to leave 15-20 minutes later in the morning.  But, as parents/guardians, you would have to make arrangements to get your child/children to the pick up spots every morning.


As always, I am open to listening to ideas and suggestions.  Going with 3 bus routes will save the district money, but that is not the primary reason for the proposed change.  We are currently running 4 routes with 65+ passenger buses and are only averaging 20 students per bus.  This is the main reason for our actions.  A change will save wear and tear on our buses, be a better use of district funds, and still provide a safe route to school for our students.


Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas we may not have considered.


                                    Shelly Shipman





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 1-2

Thursday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar/Hot ham sandwich, chips & cheese, chili, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Corn dog, fries, broccoli, applesauce, pudding, milk


May 5-9

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg, & cheese/Hot pocket, potato wedges, beans, pears, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Nachos, lettuce, carrots, pineapple, brownie, milk

Thursday:  Cheese omelet, toast/Chicken fajita, veggies & rice, lettuce, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, applesauce, banana bread, milk


May 12-16

Monday:  French toast sticks, syrup/Spaghetti, breadstick, cottage cheese, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday:  Breakfast wrap/Chicken wrap, lettuce, rice, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday:  Biscuits & gravy/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk

Thursday:  Cinnamon roll, fruit/BBQ Pork, cheesy potatoes, beans, peaches, brownie, milk

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


May 19-20

Monday: Cooks’ Choice/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, brownie, milk

Tuesday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar/Grilled hot dogs, chips, carrot sticks, apple, cookie, bomb pop




Thank you to: 


Kenny and Teri Crandall

for their donation to the scholarship fund

in memory of

Timothy Leslie.


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.















































Schedule of Events


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

ü 1 Baseball w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 2 K-6 Dental Screenings

ü 2 State Solos/Ensembles at Columbia—There TBA

ü 2 Awards Banquet—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 3 Trivia Night—Here 6:00  p.m.

ü 5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 5 Spring Concert—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü6 State Industrial Arts Contest at Lake of the Ozarks—There TBA

ü 6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 6 DARE Graduation—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü 6 Baseball w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 7 NHS Field Trip to New Theatre Restaurant—There TBA

ü 7 4th Grade Wax Museum—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 8 Knox County Varsity Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

ü 9 4th Grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ü 9 Baseball w/ Putnam County—Here 5:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

ü 10 District Track at LaPlata—There 9:00 a.m.

ü 12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 12 Baseball w/ Atlanta—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 13 5th/6th Grade Trip to Jefferson City—There TBA

ü 13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 13 Baseball w/ Schuyler County—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 14-24 District Baseball at LaPlata—There TBA

ü 14 Departmental Awards   Assembly—Here 8:15 a.m.

ü 14 6th Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 15 Senior Trip to Burlington—There TBA

ü 17 Sectional Track Meet at St. Louis—There TBA

ü 18 Graduation—Here 3:00   p.m.

ü 19 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 19 All Elementary Awards  Assembly—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü 19 Evening in Education End of Year Celebration Picnic at Brashear City Park—5:30     p.m.

ü 20 Elementary Field Day

ü 20 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 20 Last Day of School—Dismiss at 1:03 p.m.

ü 23-24 State Track Meet at Jefferson City—There TBA


Only 13 1/2 days of school left!

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

on the last day of school.


Have a Great Summer!

See you on Wednesday,

August 20th!


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