NOVEMBER 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri




The community is invited to join the elementary students, parents, and staff for an evening of fun activities.  We will celebrate literacy on November 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the elementary gym.  Students will learn about the importance of reading in many different career paths as adults from our own community present the tools of their trade in "job booths."  Come and help us raise the awareness of reading in the real world.


                                                                                                Betty Stephens




All parents of Juniors & Seniors should have received an informational letter in the mail regarding fundraisers and events.  If you did not receive a letter, please contact Louise Smith at 660-323-5340; 660-323-5272; or


After prom will be selling Western’s meat sticks and jerky at all home Junior High basketball games.  These can also be purchased by the box by contacting an After Prom officer.




After Prom will be sponsoring a hunter breakfast on        November 14th from 4:30   a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the  Keller Building.  Please note the change in location.


We will be serving sausage gravy & biscuits, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, juice and coffee.  Cost is $5.00 a person and for an extra $1.00 you can fill your thermos with coffee.




The Brashear National Honor Society is again sponsoring Lemonade Fridays.  Every Friday there will be lemonade for sale in the cafeteria during lunch.  Students and faculty are asked to donate at least 25 cents per cup of lemonade.


Funds raised will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand, an organization that helps childhood cancer patients and research.  For more information visit




Each year, college representatives visit BHS in order to speak with juniors and seniors about their colleges.  So far, students have been visited by:  Central Methodist, Hannibal-LaGrange, Truman State University, and DeVry.  All juniors and seniors are notified and invited to talk with the representatives.  Below is a list of those scheduled for the remainder of the semester.  If you or your student would like to see a different representative, please let me know and I will try to arrange a visit.

11/2 - Columbia College

11/11 - Northwest Missouri State University

11/23 - Iowa Wesleyan

11/24 - Missouri Western




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 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


November 2-6

Monday: Egg omelet, toast/Fish sandwich, fries, peas, mandarin oranges, cake, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Ham & cheese hot pocket, tater tots, lima beans, pears, peanut butter bar, milk

Wednesday: Cherry or apple strudel/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, pineapple, cherry dessert cup, milk

Thursday: Egg, sausage, cheese, biscuit/Sub sandwich, soup, chips, pickle, peaches, cookie, milk

Friday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream bar, milk


November 9-13

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Taco casserole, lettuce, refried beans, pineapple, no bake cookie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Spaghetti, bread stick, sweet potatoes, cottage cheese, pears, banana bar, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, gravy, cooked carrots, applesauce, brownie, milk


November 16-20

Monday: Pop tarts, fruit/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Nachos, lettuce, lima beans, applesauce, brownie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Hot ham & cheese sandwich, chips, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, green beans, pineapple, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Stuffed crust pizza, corn, pears, jello, ice cream cups, milk

November 23-27

Monday: Sausage, toast/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, peanut butter bar, milk

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, hot rolls, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Long john, fruit/Hot dog, cheesy tots, carrot sticks, fruit, Oreo® pudding, milk

Thursday:  No School

Friday: No School


November 30

Monday: Cereal, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk




Wendy Kerby and family for donating a boxed set of Discovery DVDs to the



Angie Hall and family for their donation of Cricket at the Manger, God's Promise and What is Heaven Like? to the library.




The Adair County Public Library’s Fall into Books Reading Program will be November 1-30.  Books will be given to top readers in Preschool-K, grades 1-3, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12.


Schedule of Events














































ü 2 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 2 Upward Bound to NWMSU—There TBA

ü 2 JH Basketball w/ Macon County—Here 5:15 p.m.  Two quarters of B boys will be played.

ü 3 JH Basketball w/ Novinger—There 5:30 p.m.  Two quarters of B boys will be played.

ü5 JH Basketball w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m.  Two quarters of B girls and B boys will be played.

ü 9-14 Atlanta Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

ü 10 Picture Retakes

ü 11 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service 12:45    p.m.

ü 13 Book Fair Preview—Here 1:00-3:00 p.m.

ü 16 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 16 Book Fair—TBA

ü16 Reading Week Kickoff—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 17 Book Fair—Here 8:00-11:00 a.m.

ü17 TSU Foreign Language Festival—There 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

ü17 7th/8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü18 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 19 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 20 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 20 PAT Handwriting Workshop—Here 6:00-7:00 p.m.

ü 23 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 23 FBLA Fun Night—Here 5:30-7:00 p.m.

ü 25 Early Dismissal—12:45  p.m.

ü 26-27 No School—Thanksgiving Vacation

ü 30 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.




The Playground Committee is selling cookbooks for a fundraiser.  The cookbooks feature 294 recipes and are selling for $10 each. They will arrive in time for Christmas.


If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact Toni Tuggle at 323-5272 ext. 33 and let her know how many copies you would like.




·        Yearbook sales drive will begin on November 1st, 2009.  The price of the yearbooks will be the same as last year.  Yearbooks bought between November 1st and January 31st will cost $45.  During the month of February, the yearbooks will cost $55.  All yearbooks purchased after February 28 will cost $60.  Please buy them as soon as possible.  You may purchase them from Renee in the superintendent’s office.  Please remember to hold on to your receipt.  Additionally, you may choose to purchase an individualized nametag for an extra $5. 


·        Also, the yearbook class is offering the opportunity for family members to purchase space in the yearbook for $35 per 1/8 of a page in order to communicate a special message to their loved one.  Attention senior parents:  This would be a wonderful opportunity to specialize your child’s last BHS yearbook.  You may design the space or you can have the yearbook staff create one for you.


·        If you would like to purchase an 1/8 page ($35), 1/2 ($125), or full page ($250) ad for a business, please contact the yearbook staff at BHS or for more information.


·        Lastly, if any students, faculty, staff, or community members have any quality pictures that might be worthy of being included in the yearbook, please bring them by the school or email them to me as a .jpeg or .gif file.


Thanks for your help and support in order to create a quality yearbook.


Matt Copeland, Yearbook Sponsor


I, ____________________, would like to purchase 1    2    3 yearbook(s).  _________


Would you like to purchase a nametag for the yearbook for $5 more?    Y        N  ____


Would you like to purchase yearbook space in order to leave a special message?  Y     N


Special Message/Design:


                                                                                                Total Cost:_______________


Please detach and return with money to Renee Reeves in the superintendent’s office





Our softball and baseball teams recently completed their fall seasons.  The girls finished the season with 9 wins and 6 losses.  They finished third in conference with a record of 6-2.  The boys were co-conference champions with a record of 6-1 and an overall record of 6-2.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Matt Thomas-MVP, Abby McKim, Cierra Hines, and Hayden Coin—First Team; Shelby Salter, Cody Snelling, and Nick Thomas—Second Team; Katie Watson—Honorable Mention; and Heath Schneider—Co-Coach of the Year.  Abby McKim was also selected to the All-District Team. 



Congratulations to the following students for representing our school in the 2009-2010 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour on Monday, October 19:  Rose Cloud, Alli Garrett, and Stephanie Linhart.  They joined other students from eight schools that performed on tour at Macon County, Bucklin, and Linn County.


Congratulations to the Brashear Marching Tigers for placing second at the Mizzou Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 24.  Congratulations also to Chloe Sykes for winning Best Drum Major.  We are proud of you! 


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