September 1, 2001 Brashear, Missouri


The Adair County R-II School year will begin for the teachers on Monday, August 20, 2001 with an in-service beginning at 9:00 a.m.

School will begin for students on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day as on all other school days. Breakfast prices remain at $.65 for students and $1.00 for adults. Lunch prices remain at $1.25 for students and $1.75 for adults. Free and reduced price meals will be offered upon submission of a qualifying application for those meals. Applications will be sent home on the first day of school. Please complete them as soon as possible if you think your family may qualify for the program. Please keep in mind that you may complete an application at any time during the school year or submit a change if your financial situation changes.

Kindergarten snacks and milk remain at $.20 a day. This cost is not covered by the free and reduced meal application.

Parents, please expect packets of forms to be sent home with your students the first day. You will be receiving free/reduced meal applications, emergency cards, insurance applications and other important forms. Go through them the first evening and complete all the ones that need to be returned to the school.


State law requires all students to have proper and up-to-date immunizations to be allowed to attend school. Notices were sent to district students who needed immunizations over the summer to remain current. If you received such a letter and have not had the required immunization(s), you must do so before August 22 or you will not be allowed to attend school.


If you are new to the district, please try to register prior to Wednesday, August 22. REMEMBER you MUST have your up-to-date immunization records, birth certificate, and social security number with you to be allowed to enter upon registration.


Fifty-four kindergarten through sixth grade elementary students enrolled in this year's Brashear Summer Enrichment. Students participated in an economic based curriculum called Mini-Society. Mini-Society teaches kids about teamwork, basic economics, government, career options, work ethics, and consumer issues as they experience the process of creating and running their own community, where only they have voting privileges. Students chose Kid City as the name of their town, designed the currency, selected civil servants, and began the exciting task of building their own, unique storefronts. Shops opened one hour each day.

Students were given opportunities to use their basic skills in reading, math, and language arts during the course of operating their own businesses. Mayor Jeremy Clay and the Kid City Council members heard and suggested alternatives to otherwise unsolvable financial or personnel problems between shop owners and customers. Citizens experienced inflation, opportunity cost, scarcity, advertising techniques, the need for a bank, competition, variables which affect a successful enterprise, the need for cooperation, and other real life conditions.

Career paths were explored as guest speakers generously shared features of their professions. Several Brashear community members offered their time and talents with hands-on activities. Ken Clarkson shared stories from his work as an engineer. Dr. Coe Ann Hardwick spoke about her career as a chiropractor. Dr. Joyce Montgomery entertained students with Benji, a raccoon puppet. Nancy Platz brought and shared information about live tadpoles. Mrs. Martha Reese assisted each citizen of Kid City in designing and producing computer-generated business cards. Joyce Salter, cosmetologist, demonstrated hair cutting skills on volunteer Kid City citizens. Dick Taylor demonstrated auctioneering skills as he auctioned off white elephant merchandise on the last day of Summer Enrichment.

Summer teachers Donna Bond, Lisa Kinsel, and Betty Stephens wish to thank parents, students, and guests who helped to make this year's Summer Enrichment a great experience for everyone!


Bus routes will run approximately the same as last year. If you have questions about your route or are new to the district, please call the office at 323-5272. If you have questions about your pick-up time, please call your driver: Larry Billington (formerly Tony Morton's route), 323-5556; Teri Crandall, 323-5269; Marvin Magruder, 332-7493; or John Shahan, 323-5391.


When you come into our buildings this year you will see several new faces. Please help us welcome them to our community.

Jane Apter has been employed as a part-time at-risk teacher. Jane most recently taught math at Knox County R-I. Joining her this year is Cheryl Reeves, who will be the at-risk paraprofessional. Cheryl comes to us from Green City R-I where she had served as a paraprofessional.

Sheila Garlock, a graduate of Truman State University, has been employed as a speech and language consultant to the district.

Christy Grissom, another graduate of Truman State University has been hired as K-12 guidance counselor. Christy most recently was employed as elementary guidance counselor with the LaPlata R-II School District.

Paula Lowe has been hired as an elementary paraprofessional. Paula has extensive experience with children as she has taught K-2 students in a private school in Macon.

Sara Parish, a former graduate of Brashear High School, returns to us as a math teacher and girls coach. Sara will be coaching softball, and junior high and high school basketball.

Amy Jo Phillips will be teaching sixth grade this year. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University and did her practice teaching with Donna Bond's kindergarten class last year.

Shelly Shipman has made a move from the classroom to the office. She will serve as the new elementary principal. Also included in her duties will be Federal Programs Director and Special Education Director.

Lisa Spilker will be teaching third grade. Lisa is a graduate of Hannibal LaGrange College and taught kindergarten last year at Knox County R-I.

Chad Zeigler, another alumni of Brashear High School, will be teaching physical education in grades 4-12. Chad will also serve as Athletic Director and coach high school boys' basketball and junior high and high school boys and girls track.


Goals 2000 has supported a portion of our nursing service, tutoring and Time Trackers for students in grades K-12. These funds are no longer available beginning in the school year 2002-2003.

In order to stretch our money further we felt that the best place to meet the funding reduction was with the Time Trackers. Thanks to generous donations from the Locust Hill Church and the Elementary and Secondary Student Councils, the cost of the Time Tracker to the students has been reduced from $3.00 to $1.00. We know that this places an added burden on families, but we also feel that the value of the Time Trackers as an organizational tool and means of communication between the school and home are well worth the money. Please consider purchasing Time Trackers for your children next fall.


Students are expected to dress in proper clothing at all times while in school as well as attending school functions. Halter tops, tank tops with straps less than one inch wide, or T-shirts with obscene or any inappropriate messages will not be allowed. Clothing with tobacco, alcohol or any inappropriate drug related messages or logo will not be allowed. Sleeveless T-shirts may be worn but cannot be cut back past the seam of the sleeve. "A" shirts may only be worn for athletic practices or extra-curricular activities outside of school. In grades 7-12 shorts must be no shorter than eleven inches above the knee when kneeling. Any other article of clothing deemed distracting (such as those showing visible undergarments or excessive skin) will not be allowed.


The Brashear Parent-Teacher-Student (PTS) Association will be in charge of scheduling concession stand workers for fall baseball/softball, junior high and high school basketball, and spring baseball for the coming year. Any organizations interested in earning extra funds by working the concession stand or any individuals interested in purchasing food for any or all of the above seasons should contact Jackie Church (323-5272) or Traci Hill (665-0752). PTS was able to make a sizeable donation back to the school last year, and they are very much hoping to do the same again this year. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.



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

AUGUST 22-24

Wednesday: Pancake/Yogurt or Juicy burger on bun*, green beans, fruit, cookie

Thursday: Ham/Yogurt or Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, fruit, jello

Friday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, pudding

AUGUST 27-31

Monday: French toast/Yogurt or Shaved turkey w/ cheese on bun*, green beans, beets, fruit, brownies

Tuesday: Biscuit & sausage/Yogurt or Spaghetti*, meat sauce, lettuce, fruit, cookie

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Yogurt or Ham*, macaroni & cheese, slaw, fruit

Thursday: Donut/Yogurt or Garlic cheese bread*, corn, fruit, cake

Friday: Waffle/Yogurt or Beef burrito*, salsa, spanish rice, fruit



Tuesday: Breakfast bites/Yogurt or Chicken nuggets*, corn, fruit, cookie

Wednesday: Egg & cheese burrito/Yogurt or Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, fruit

Thursday: Flapstick/Yogurt or Meatloaf*, green beans, fruit, jello

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Yogurt or Hot dog on bun*, kraut, potato salad, fruit


Monday: Breakfast pizza/Yogurt or Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit

Tuesday: French toast/Yogurt or Lasagna*, lettuce, carrots, fruit, jello

Wednesday: Banana bread/Yogurt or Sub sandwich*, green beans, fruit, cookie

Thursday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Turkey a la King over noodles*, slaw, fruit, brownies

Friday: Pancake/Yogurt or Pizza*, corn, fruit, cake


Monday: Waffle/Yogurt or Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, slaw, fruit

Tuesday: Ham/Yogurt or Chicken patty*, green beans, fruit, cake

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Yogurt or Beef tamale pie*, corn, fruit, brownies

Thursday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Turkey*, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit salad

Friday: Breakfast bites/Yogurt or Fish*, macaroni & cheese, fruit, jello


Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Yogurt or Chicken nuggets*, corn, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Egg & cheese burrito/Yogurt or Juicy burger on bun*, tater rounds, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit

Wednesday: Muffin/Yogurt or Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, fruit, cake

Thursday: Flapstick/Yogurt or Taco casserole*, lettuce, chips, salsa, tomatoes, fruit

Friday: Breakfast pizza/Yogurt or Corn dog*, green beans, fruit, brownies



22First Day of School
23Sophomore Class Ring Presentation at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Announcement Presentation
24Softball w/ Scotland County H5:30
25Schuyler County JV SB Tournament TTBA
27Elementary Kick-Off Gab Session H5:30
28Softball w/ Marion County H5:30
30Softball/Baseball w/ Macon County H5:30
31Sophomore Ring Orders and Senior Announcement Orders will be taken
31Softball w/ Newtown-Harris H5:30



3NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
4Softball/Baseball w/ Novinger H5:30
7Softball/Baseball w/ LaPlata H5:30
8Atlanta Softball Tournament TTBA
10Busy Bees Registration H9-10:00
11Softball/Baseball w/ Atlanta T5:30
14Early Dismissal - Teacher In-service 12:45
14Softball/Baseball w/ Green City T5:30
15Atlanta Baseball Tournament TTBA
17Softball w/ Marion County T5:00
Baseball w/ CantonH 5:00
18Softball/Baseball w/ Bucklin H5:30
21School Pictures - Preschool at 8:15 a.m.
21Softball/Baseball w/ Bevier T5:30
22Schuyler County V Softball Tournament TTBA
24 Busy BeesH 9-11:00
24Senior Pictures
25Softball/Baseball w/ Linn County T5:30
27Evening in Education 6:00
PTS Meeting/Open House 7:00
28-29District Softball TBA


All public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate public education to all students with disabilities, including those attending private/parochial schools, beginning on the child's third birthday through age twenty (20), regardless of the child's disability. The public school assures that to comply with the full educational opportunity goal, services for students three (3) through twenty-one (21) will be fully implemented by 1999. Disabilities include: learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders/emotional disturbance, speech disorders (voice, fluency, or articulation), language disorders, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically/other health impaired, multiple disabilities, deaf/blind, autism, early childhood special education, and traumatic brain injury.

The public school assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri's First Steps Program.

All public schools are required to provide parents the right to inspect and review personally identifiable information collected and used or maintained by the district relating to their children. Parents have the right to request amendment of these records if they feel the information is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their children. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You may contact your local district, if you wish to review the requirements provided in FERPA.

The public school has developed a Local Compliance Plan for implementation of Special Education and this Plan is available for public review during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. The Local Compliance Plan is a written narrative which describes the district's plan for compliance with the requirements for identifying and serving all students with disabilities. Included in this plan are the policies and procedures which the district must follow regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention, and destruction of personally identifiable information. The plan also describes the assurances that services are provided in compliance with the requirement of 34 CFR 76.301 of the General Education Provision Act.

Public schools in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth through age twenty (20) who reside in the district or whose parent/legal guardian resides in the district. This census is compiled as of May 1 each year. This information is treated as confidential and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Information to be collected includes: name of each child, parent/legal guardian's name/address; birth date and age of each child; and each child's disability or suspected disability. Should the district fail to submit an annual census, the State Board of Education may withhold state aid until the census is submitted. If you have a child with a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, please contact your school district.

This notice can be provided in languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese or any other language as may be necessary.

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