September 1, 2007 Brashear, Missouri


The Adair County R-II School year began on Tuesday, August 21 for teachers and staff with an in-service beginning at 8:30 a.m. Classes resumed for students on Wednesday, August 22.

Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. Breakfast prices will be $.75 for students K-6, $1.00 for students 7-12, and $1.25 for adults. Lunch prices will be $1.75 for students K-6, $2.00 for students 7-12, and $2.50 for adults. Milk can be purchased for 25 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:

Joel Andersen will be serving a fall semester internship in English with Matt Copeland as his mentor. Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Bachelor of Science Degree in English Linguistics. He is currently working on his Master of Arts Degree in Education at Truman State University.

Jeanie Casady has been employed as a part-time English teacher. Jeanie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech/Theatre/English, a Master of Arts Degree in English Education, and a Specialist in Education Administration. All of her degrees were earned at Truman State University. She comes to us from the Upward Bound office of TSU where she had worked for the past twenty-six years most recently as their Associate Director.

Heath Schneider has been employed as our health and K-12 physical education teacher. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State University. Heath will be coaching fall and spring baseball and junior high girls and boys basketball. He comes to our district from Brunswick R-II where he taught middle school English and elementary physical education.

Jeremy Haupt has been hired to teach K-12 music. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Tuba Performance from Truman State University, and a Master of Music Education Degree in K-12 Instrumental Music from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Jeremy comes to our district from the Benet Acadmeny in Lisle, Illinois where he was the Director of Instrumental Music and Assistant Director of Choirs.

Jo Ellen Jackson has been employed as a paraprofessional. She will be assisting Mrs. Reeves in the Learning Center and Miss Wood in the high school resource room. Jo Ellen served as a substitute for our district throughout the 2006-2007 school year. She resides in Edina with her family and is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Please join us in welcoming these employees to our district.


Garry Lewis for his donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Connie Lewis

Diane & Dennis Bradley for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of

Mona Salter, Weldon Leon Tague,

Jerry Hunziker, and Larry Norfolk

Jay Scudder and fellow Boy Scout Troop 404 members for putting a fresh coat of paint on the "Brown Building"

Carol Chambers for her donation of the book Time Life Great Photographs of World War II in memory of Weldon Leon Tague

Tom, Colleen & Kellie Primmer; Joel and Katie Primmer Miller for their donation of the book Legendary Farm Tractors,

A Photographer’s History in memory of

Weldon Leon Tague


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 10 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.


The school will be hosting an Open House and Book Fair on Monday, September 10, 2007. The Book Fair will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a short program to begin at 6:30 p.m. where Advanced and Proficient MAP Awards will be given and faculty and staff will be introduced to the public. Following the program, punch and cookies will be offered and the classrooms will be open for visitors.


The District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free of any form of bullying or intimidation by students toward District personnel or students on school grounds, or school time, at a school sponsored activity or in a school related context. Bullying is the intentional action by an individual or group of individuals to inflict physical, emotional or mental suffering on another individual or group of individuals.

Students who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to a 10-30 day out of school suspension for the first offense. A 180-day suspension will be imposed for the second offense, while the third offense will result in expulsion.

Bullying occurs when a student:


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.

August 22-24

Wednesday: Sausage, toast/Hot dog, chips & cheese, green beans, peaches, cookie, milk

Thursday: Cereal, toast/Sausage & shells, tater tots, lettuce, pears, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit cocktail/Pizza, corn, watermelon, ice cream, milk

August 27-31

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Grilled cheese, french fries, carrot sticks, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, mandarin oranges, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Pop tarts/Sub sandwich, chips, corn, applesauce, jello w/ cool whip, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Ravioli, breadstick, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: Egg omelet, toast/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, pineapple, no bake cookie, milk

September 3-7

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Tenderloin on bun, baby potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, red velvet cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Corn dog, french fries, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter bar, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Ham & cheese rollup, chips, lettuce, fruit, jello, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

September 10-14

Monday: Muffin, fruit/Nacho pie, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, fruit tart cup, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Hamburger on bun, french fries, broccoli w/ cheese, pineapple, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, applesauce, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Hamburger helper, tater tots, corn, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Garlic cheese bread, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

September 17-21

Monday: Sausage, toast/Chili & cheese crispito, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Mr. Ribb, 1/2 baked potato, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Egg omelet, toast/Chili cheese dog, corn, peaches, german chocolate cake, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Hot ham & cheese, chips, baked beans, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

September 24-28

Monday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken patty, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast burrito/Lasagna, breadstick, vegetable, fruit, cottage cheese, jello, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tenderloin on bun, french fries, vegetable, fruit, no bake cookie, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Fish sandwich, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, strawberry cake, milk

Friday: Cereal, toast/Pizza, corn, fruit, ice cream, milk


If you are homeless and going to school, let the school know about it. Being homeless and going to school would be hard for any child regardless of age or grade level. Many things that you normally would not have worried about before become issues, such as transportation, space to do homework and school attendance. Some families are afraid to let their child’s school know that they are in between places for fear of being judged or, even worse, being reported to DFS.

There are some things you should know about being homeless and going to public school:

Homeless students have the right to:

1. Special education

2. Bilingual services

3. Gifted and talented education services

4. Free lunch and breakfast program

5. Counseling services

6. Before and after school programs

7. Tutoring services

Parents and guardians of homeless children have the right to:

For More Information Contact:

Diane Bradley, Homeless Coordinator

Adair County R-II School

205 West Dewey Street

Brashear, MO 63533

Telephone (660) 323-5272


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.



Old newsletters