Adair County R-II Newsletter
September 1, 2006




The Adair County R-II School year began on Wednesday, August 16 for teachers and staff with an in-service beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Classes resumed for students on Thursday, August 17.


Breakfast and lunch will be served each day.  Breakfast prices remain at $.75 for students and $1.00 for adults.  Lunch prices have increased to $1.75 for students and $2.25 for adults.  Milk can still be purchased for 20 cents a carton.  Free and reduced price meals will be offered upon submission of a qualifying application for those meals.  Applications were sent home with your child(ren) on the first day of school.  Keep in mind that you may complete an application at any time during the school year if your financial situation changes.  Kindergarten snacks will be 40 cents a day.  This cost is not covered by the free and reduced meal application.  Parents are encouraged to pay for snacks at the beginning of each month.


With the new school year, we would like to welcome the following new employees:


Jeff McHenry will be our new high school principal and transportation director.  Jeff received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Missouri State University and his Master of Arts Degree in Secondary School Administration from Williams Woods University.  He comes to us from Sturgeon R-V where he had worked for the past six years teaching 9-12 social studies.  Jeff and his wife Janice have two children, Megan and Justin. 


Daniel Martin has been employed as our health and K-12 physical education teacher.  He received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Truman State University.  Daniel will be coaching fall and spring baseball and junior high girls and boys basketball. 


Butch Naughton has been hired to teach 7-12 social studies.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Truman State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary School Administration from Truman State University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri—Columbia.  Butch comes to our district with 29 years of experience in education (21 years as a secondary principal and 8 years as a high school teacher).   


Joanne Kincaid has been employed to teach in our second grade classroom this year.  She will be replacing Mrs. Ladwig who will serve this year as a STARR teacher.  Joanne received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Culver-Stockton College.


Breanne Cameron has been hired to teach sixth grade.  Breanne received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University.  She has been employed with the district the past six years as a paraprofessional. 


Please join us in welcoming these employees to our district.




In April 2005, a National "ICE" Awareness Campaign was launched in the U.K. by mobile phone service provider Vodafone with the endorsement of Falklands War hero Simon Weston, and the movement reached critical mass in the wake of the July 7, 2005 terrorist bombings in London. The idea is now beginning to catch on in other countries, including the U.S.A. (as reported in the Washington Post).


How it works!  Paramedics will turn to a victim’s cell phone for clues to that person’s identity.  You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt:  ICE.


ICE stands for In Case of Emergency.  If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly.  It only takes a few moments of your time to do.


Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately.




The district must ensure that students and/or their guardians are informed about asbestos inspections, reinspections, surveillance, response actions and post-response action activities at least once a year.


The most recent Asbestos Reinspection will be available in the district office for public viewing during business hours.




Busy Bees will meet for the first time on September 11 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) classroom.  Children who are three and four years of age are eligible for this program. 


For more information, please call Angela Laudwig at 323-5272 ext. 33.




Rex & Keetha Sykes for their donation of Secret Garden, Wuthering Heights,

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,

Adventures of Tom Sawyer,

Christmas Carol, Code of the West,

Where the Red Fern Grows, Black Beauty, and To Kill a Mockingbird

in memory of Jeremy Sykes


Pete and Paulette Reeves and

Judge Garry Lewis

for their donation to the scholarship fund


New Beginnings Family Worship Center and Pastor Robert Mills

for their donation to the Band Department and our Elementary classrooms


Teri Crandall for her donation of two

Spanish/English Listen and Learn

tapes and books





A new Missouri law, effective August 28, 2006, says your child must be in a booster seat if they are ages 4-7 years old, unless they are 80 pounds or 4’9” tall.


Missouri’s booster seat law requires children who have outgrown a child safety seat to be secured in a booster seat while traveling in a motor vehicle.


The fine for violating this law is $50 plus court costs, which far exceeds the cost of many booster seats.


This does not apply to students four years of age or older who are passengers on a school bus designed for carrying eleven passengers or more and which is manufactured or equipped pursuant to Missouri Minimum Standards for School Buses.  The Adair County R-II buses do meet this standard.


For more information, call the Missouri Department of Transportation at 800-800-2358 or go to




Mission:  To develop and implement a system to provide “extra help” on an as needed basis, to enable all students to achieve and succeed as we raise academic standards and enhance the educational program at Brashear High School.


What:  60 minutes of “extra help” provided by teaching staff at BHS


When:  It will begin after the first 3-week progress reports are issued during first quarter and run for the rest of the school year.  P.A.S.S. opportunities will be scheduled after school three days each week, as arranged by the P.A.S.S. teacher, from 3:15 to 4:15.


Who:  Those students who receive a “D” or “F” at the time of progress reports will be required to attend P.A.S.S. two (2) days a week, per class, (maximum of three (3) days per week) for a minimum of 10 calendar days.  At the end of 10 calendar days, students may ask their teacher to refigure their grade.  If it is above a D, they may be released from the P.A.S.S. program.  If their grade is a D or below, they will remain in the P.A.S.S. program until the end of the 3-week grade period.


Teachers may assign a student to P.A.S.S. if they are behind in their class or if their grade drops below 70% at anytime during the quarter.


Failure to attend a P.A.S.S. will result in consequences.  These could include but are not limited to:  reassignment to another P.A.S.S. session, detention, ISS, OSS, or Saturday School.






The following item will be offered for sale by sealed bid.  Item for sale will need to be removed not more than 2 weeks after bid is awarded.  Bids will be taken until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2006 at which time they will be opened in the regularly scheduled board meeting.  Those who submitted sealed bids will be able to raise bids on the day of opening. 



1991 Chevrolet 53 passenger school bus for parts

Two good tires, two fair, Dayton wheels, 4 speed transmission,

366 fuel injected engine - runs rough



Item may be seen by appointment any day Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 8 PM.  Bids may be addressed to:



Adair County R-II School

Diane Bradley, Superintendent

205 West Dewey Street

Brashear, MO 63533




All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  The Adair County R-II School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.


The Adair County R-II School District 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 First Steps program.


The Adair County R-II School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  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).


The Adair County R-II School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.


This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.




The Adair County R-II School District has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center continuation grant.  This grant will be used to continue the before- and after-school learning program for students in grades K-6 at the Brashear Elementary School.


If you would like your child to be involved in this program, contact the school at 660-323-5272.  The cost of the program is $10 per week for one child and $5 per week for each additional child in the family.  The program is free to those students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. 




The Brashear Chapter of FBLA recently received an award for the North Central Region.  The North Central Region of FBLA chapters is comprised of the following states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.  Brashear received second in the Marketshare category.  The Marketshare award is given to chapters with a high percentage of students in grades 9-12 participating in their local chapter. Brashear's members totaled 55% of the high school as members of their organization.


Congratulations to Megan Taylor for receiving second place in the 14 and older We the People Red, White and Blue Essay Contest during Kirksville’s 4th of July festivities.


Congratulations also to Amanda Powell for placing fourth in the nationwide Young Poets’ Contest.  Amanda’s poem will be included in A Celebration of Young Poets, which is to be published this fall.  She will receive a $50 savings bond and a complimentary copy of the book.




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.


September 1

Friday: Scrambled eggs, bacon/Chicken nuggets, chips & cheese, vegetable, fruit, ice cream, milk


September 4-8

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Grilled cheese, soup, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast burrito/Spaghetti, breadstick, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk

Thursday: Breakfast casserole/Sub sandwich, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Friday: Muffin, fruit/Stuffed pizza pocket, vegetable, watermelon, cake, milk


September 11-15

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Corn dog, chips & cheese, carrots, mandarin oranges, brownie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, fruit tart, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, sausage/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Baked potato bar, vegetable, fruit, jello, cake, milk

Friday: Cinnamon roll/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, fruit, cheesecake, milk


September 18-22

Monday: Sausage & egg biscuit/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk

Wednesday: Muffin, fruit/Chili cheese dog, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, hash brown, toast/Beef stew, corn bread, pinto beans, fruit, pudding, milk


Friday: Cereal, toast/BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk


September 25-29

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Soup, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: Egg & cheese omelet/Lasagna, garlic bread, vegetable, fruit, cottage cheese, cake, milk

Wednesday: Long john, fruit/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, hot rolls, green beans, fruit, milk

Thursday: Biscuit & gravy/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Breakfast casserole/Pizza, corn, fruit, cookie, milk


September Calendar

ü 4 No School—Labor Day

ü 5 SB/BB w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 7 JV/V Softball w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 8 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 9 Schuyler R-I JV Softball Tournament—There TBA

ü 11 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 11 Open House/MAP Recognition/Book Fair—Here 7:00 p.m.

ü 12 SB/BB w/ Atlanta—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 14 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-Service 12:45   p.m.

ü 15 SB/BB w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 17 Citizenship Day

ü 18 All School/Senior Picture Day—Preschool at 8:00    a.m.

ü 18 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 18 JV/V Softball w/ Marion County—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 18 Junior/Senior Parents College Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 19 Junior Magazine Sales Begin

ü 19 SB/BB w/ Bucklin—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 22 SB/BB w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 23 Schuyler R-I Varsity Softball Tournament—There TBA

ü 25-29 SAT9 for Grades 6-11 and OLSAT for Grades 2 & 7

ü 25 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

ü 25 JV/V Softball w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 28 JV/V Softball w/ Green City—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 29 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.


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