November 1, 1999 Brashear, Missouri


The Brashear High School would like to take this opportunity to thank the merchants and businesses which support the Renaissance Program. The contributions are truly appreciated and do make a difference in student's attitude, attendance, and achievement. When you patronize these businesses, please express your appreciation to them for their contributions to our students.

The following have contributed to the program for the 1999-2000 school year: Fazoli's, Petite-3-Cinema, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Athlete's Foot, Stage, Taylor Flowers, Domino's Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza, Taco Bell, Subway, Hardee's Restaurant, Flowers by Lynne, Maurices, McDonald's Restaurant, Sonic Drive-In, Burger King, Joyce's Styling Hut, and PTS.


With the conclusion of the fall extracurricular activities, we would like to congratulate the following students for their awards and honors.

Amber Dailing, Trevor Mills, Dru Talbert, and Nathan Kelsey were named to the All-Conference 2nd team. Ashlee Erwin, Amanda Fisher and Joey Missen were named to the All-Conference 1st team.

Ten band and choir members qualified for the Annual Tri-Conference Music performance to be held Nov. 1 at 1:00 in our high school gym. Those students are Kate Slavin, Kelly Moore, Kristin Osborn, Katie Thudium, Brooke Crandall, Jenny Elsea, Charlotte Longano, Sara Heath, Shelly Howard, and Shaun Heath.

Jason Taylor received a statewide Youth Leadership Award for his outstanding community leadership. This award was sponsored by Missouri Community Betterment. Community Betterment is a statewide recognition program administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Congratulations to all of these students on their accomplishments.


Our first Drug-Free Activity Night of the year is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 P.M. Our featured entertainment for the evening is being crowned Brashear High School Womanless Woman of the Year. Other activities will include volleyball, bowling, ping pong, board games and refreshments. We invite all parents and community members as well as students in grades 7-12 to participate. Donations for refreshments are welcome.


School was dismissed Oct. 7 and 8 at the Adair County R-II School District for teachers to attend teacher's meetings in Quincy and Kirksville.

Quincy Conference was held Oct. 7 in Quincy, IL and featured several nationally-known speakers.

District Teacher's Meeting, sponsored by MSTA, was held in Kirksville on Oct. 8 with featured speaker Dave Leedy and department meetings were also held.

Rhonda Harrison served as the school's representative to the Northeast District Assembly of Delegates, held Oct. 7.

Most of our teachers attended at least one day.


Individual parents whose children qualify for the enrichment program will be receiving notification soon.

Referrals may be made by teachers and/or parents. Students may be referred at any time during the school year.

Students must meet at least two of the three following criteria to be identified as gifted:

a. Achievement Test Scores: Students scoring at the 95th percentile or above in any area on an achievement test.

b. Group IQ Scores: Students scoring at or above 125 on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (or comparable Group IQ Test).

c. Gifted Evaluation Scale: Students scoring at or above 125.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Ann DeRosear at 323-5272.


The Elementary will be celebrating Reading Week during the week of November 15th - 19th . We will kick the week off by reading Monday night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Camp Read A Lot (elementary gym). Campers will be reading in tents, sleeping bags, etc. Be sure to bring your flashlight and join in on the fun.

On November 19th Young Audiences of St. Louis will be presenting "Casey at Bat" - Scott Hanson will be presenting a comic and heartfelt production. Mr. Hanson combines poetry, song, mime, juggling, and even a touch of magic as he examines


Letting others know by my words and actions

how they have benefited my life.

This month we are studying the word gratefulness as a part of our character education. Appreciation, gratitude, and thanks are words often used interchangeably, but they each have very precise meanings that complement and balance one another.

Appreciation is setting a value on something. It is esteeming a person, object, experience, or idea. Gratitude is the feeling one has after a kind word, deed, or gift that has been received, especially when it was unexpected or undeserved. Thanks is the outward expression made by a grateful person toward those who have inspired gratitude. It is acknowledging that a favor has been received.


The first day of fall has just passed and winter is right around the corner. Soon we will be listening to the radio for bus information. Are we having school? Will the buses be running late? Are the buses running on hard surface roads only?

Have you ever thought about the inconvenience of not having a school bus pick up your children? Riding a school bus is often an over looked privilege. It is important to us to provide safe transportation to our students. In order to do this it is necessary for the bus drivers, students, parents and the school district personnel to work in harmony.

The administrative staff discussed ways to ensure the safety of our students with our bus drivers. As a result, we are cracking down on behavior problems that are occurring on the bus. We have developed a bus policy that we will be strictly enforcing.

Profanity will not be permitted on the bus. If your child uses profanity on the bus it will be an automatic bus suspension. Another area we are working on is seeing to it that no students are walking around when the bus is in motion. We care deeply about our students and we want their bus ride to be safe and pleasant.

We have really appreciated the support we have received from our families. Please remember my office door is open come by anytime to see me. We welcome your suggestions.

Dr. Joyce Montgomery



Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or fruit. New regulations mandate the main entree for the day must be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).


Monday: Muffin/Chicken fingers*, corn, beets, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Sausage/Ham*, potatoes, green beans, fruit, brownies

Wednesday: French toast/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, lettuce, fruit, cake

Thursday: Breakfast Bites/Turkey*, gravy, peas, fruit, hot rolls

Friday: Sausage/Beef stew*, corn bread, white beans, slaw, apple crisp


Monday: Pancakes/Juicy burger*, peas, chips, fruit, brownies

Tuesday: Donut/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, green beans, fruit, jello

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/chicken nuggets*, corn, beets, fruit cobbler

Thursday: Toast & jelly/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit, cookie

Friday: Scrambled eggs/Corn dogs*, baked beans, carrots, fruit, cake


Monday: Egg & cheese omlete/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake

Tuesday: Ham/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, slaw, fruit, jello

Wednesday: French toast/Honey lemon chicken*, green beans, hominy, fruit, Rice Krispie Treat

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Meatloaf*, lettuce, sweet potatoes, fruit, brownies

Friday: Pancake/Chili or vegetable soup*, crackers, cheese, celery/carrot sticks, fruit, cookie


Monday: Waffle/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, beets, fruit, Rice Krispie Treat

Tuesday: Breakfast Bites/Turkey*, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, cranberry sauce

Wednesday: Muffin/Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, carrots, fruit, cookie

Thursday: NO SCHOOL



Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Chicken patty*, corn spinach, fruit, cake

Tuesday: French Toast/Taco casserole*, lettuce, chips, tomatoes, fruit


1*2* 34*5*6
78*9* 10*11*12* 13*
1415*16* 17*18*19* 20
2122*23* 24*25*26* 27

1Tri-County Conference Band & Choir Tour - Bevier 8:30, Atlanta 10:00, & Brashear 1:00
1JH Basketball w/ Macon County One Quarter of B-Girls and B-Boys will be played. H5:15
2Early Dismissal 12:45
2Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-8:00
4JH Basketball w/ Linn County H6:00
5Early Dismissal 12:45
8Busy Bees 9-11:00
8-13Atlanta Junior High Tournament TTBA
12In-Service Early-Out 12:45
15-19Elementary Reading Week
15Picture Retakes 9:00
15JH "B" Basketball w/ LaPlata H5:30
162nd & 3rd Grade Physicals
182nd & 3rd Grade Physicals
19NHS/Student Council Fun Night 7:00-10:00
22Busy Bees 9-11:00
23HS Basketball w/Knox County T6:00
24Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving 12:45
25NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Vacation
26NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Vacation
29-Dec. 4Novinger High School Tournament TBA


These are the businesses and individuals who have very graciously bought ads from our yearbook staff. When you do business with these companies, please remember to thank them for their support.

Adair Co. Veterinary Clinic - Baltimore Bagels - Northern MO Eye Center - Bayview Building Supply - Bob Giovannini, County Assessor - Brashear Oil Company - Circle M Music - Collins Rental - Country Kitchen - Kirksville Daily Express and Crier - David O. Erwin, County Collector - Ailerons - Bank Midwest - Bill Murrell, County Recorder - Brashear Ag - Brown's Shoe Fit - Citizens Bank of Edina - Compu-Tek - D&J Screen Printing - Dairy Queen - Davis Playle Funeral Home - American Family Insurance, Bill Mangini - Bank of Kirksville - Blossom Shop - Brashear Community Bible Church - Buck Brothers Sunny Slope - Coe Ann Hardwick, Complete Chiropractic Care - Copy Systems - D&J Sporting - Daniels and Taggart Attorneys - Days Inn - Dr. Harry Young - Kirksville Farm and Home - Galloway Lumber Do-It-Center - Gene's Small Engines - Heilig Meyers Furniture Co. - Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home - Shelter Insurance, Jerry Thomas - Kim's Secretarial Services - LaPlata Pharmacy - Little Jess Ford - Dr. John Sparks D.O. - Farr, Hickman and Slavin Attorneys - Gardner Collier Jewelry - Hardee's Restaurant - Hollister Inc. - Hy-Vee Food Store - Jones Brothers Service Station - Kirksville Lumber Co. - LaPlata State Bank - Loren Hatfield Body & Frame -KLTE - Terry Novinger Equipment and Repair - Northeast Missouri State Bank - Sonic Drive-In - Pro Tech - Marino, Phillips & Early Clinic

Family Eye Care, Michael R. Willman, D.O. - Frick & Cundiff Attorneys - Gary's Super Shell - Heetco - House of Jesus - JC Penney - Joyce's Styling Hut - Knox County Stone Company - Linda Decker, Circuit Clerk - Lori J. Smith, County Treasurer - Nelson Maytag - Music Masters - New Beginnings Family Worship Center - Northeast Regional Health System - Pickell Abstract - Prenger's Apple Market - Randy Forquer, Sheriff - Riback Plumbing Supply - Roger's Trucking - Mark Twain Telephone Company - MFA Agri Services - N.E. Missouri Orthopedic Associates, P.C., Dr. E. Glen Browning D.O. - Noel's Studio - Petite 3 Cinema - Platz Barber Shop - R & E Mini Storage - Ratliff & Reed Auto Sales - Rider Drug Store - Sears - Maxine's Back to Nature - Motter Tire & Auto - NEMO Trader - Northeast MO. Cooperative Services - Pfeiffer Health Center - Ponderosa - Dr. Randall Barnes D.O. - Reflections 2000 - Robert D. Collinge D.D.S. - Simpson Printing Co. - Slaughter Printing Co. - Sparks Construction - Sunspot Cruise and Tanning - Terry's Medical Supplies - The Kid in Me - Todd Wheeler Motors - Tractor Supply Co. - Uncle Jim's Café - Dr. W.L. Martin O.D., P.C. - Truman State University - Sonny's Collision Center - Stone Creations - Sydenstricker Lawn & Garden - The Blue Room - The Paragon of Family Hair Care - Tom Hensley, Prosecuting Attorney - Traveler's Hotel - Vic's Cleaners - Wal-Mart Super Center - Hunter's Banner Tire - Spanish Curl - Sunbrite Laundry - Team Dannco - The Farm Shop - Tires & Tailpipes - Kirksville Small Animal Hospital - Travis Noe Funeral Home - Vip Paging - VIP Enterprises - Wooden Nickel - Kirksville Area Technical Center - Dr. J. Haman D.O. - ASAP Graphics

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