SEPTEMBER 1, 2014                                                        Brashear, Missouri



Welcome back!!!!  The 2014-15 school year is off to an OUTSTANDING start!  It is so exciting to welcome the kids back on that first day!  Lots of smiling faces, hugs, and happy kids and teachers!  Really, no one gets over the excitement of the first day of school…no matter their age!


This summer has been one filled with many changes…in people and also our facility.  We would like to welcome to our district Ms. Rachel Hunt.  She will be our new 3rd grade teacher taking over for Ms. Nutt, who took a position at Hannibal Schools.  Mr. Heath Schneider is a welcome addition returning to our district.  Mr. Schneider will be teaching 7th/8th grade English and will serve as our K-12 Librarian.  Mrs. Tammy Wolter is taking over as our 5th grade teacher.  Ms. Jessie O’Dell will be our new K-12 Instrumental and Vocal Music Teacher as well as continue as our Spanish teacher.


If you haven’t had the chance to drive by or come to the school, please do so!  I think you will be surprised and pleased!  Our maintenance staff and support staff worked long and hard this summer waxing, cleaning, painting, mowing, and improving our building and grounds.  Thanks to all who helped!  And, then once you enter the high school, you will be blown away by our gym!!  Be sure and come by…it looks great!!!!


One additional item I want to point out is our new buzz in system at the main entrance.  The education and safety of your children are the top priorities of the Board of Education, Administration, and staff.  With that in mind, the Board approved the purchase and installation of a new security system.  All doors will be locked by 8:30 a.m. each day.  This is our 2nd year of not having an elementary secretary.  As some of you may remember, Karla Hettinger retired and is only here during the lunch hours working in the lunch room.  So after 8:30 a.m., all visitors, parents, and patrons must enter through the main entrance utilizing our buzz in system.  Everyone will have to use the buzzer and then be allowed in after being recognized by a school official.  All visitors, parents, and patrons must report to the high school office and get a visitor’s pass.  I understand that this may seem unnecessary, but if we can prevent 1 incident, 1 time of someone’s child being hurt, then it is worth the extra time.


And now for the even more EXCITING news!  Once again our students and staff have scored outstanding on our state assessments.  On our most recent APR our district  scored 131/140 pts. for a 93.6%!!!!  That is TERRIFIC!!!!  Thanks to our students, staff, and to you the parents for working together to make Adair County R-II a success!  Now, we all understand, as with anything, there are areas that we can improve on and keep striving for improvement in other areas.  Every year is different.  Students are taking different classes with different teachers and different tests.  We want to celebrate our successes but also keep our mind set on our goal of always improving and learning. 


I want to take this time to say thank you to you the parents, grandparents, guardians, and friends for all of your support of your child/children!  Together we can achieve more!  Education is so important and with a good strong education, this year will be SPECTACULAR!  If there is ever anything I can help you with or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by my office.


Shelly Shipman





Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  Students may  choose cereal instead of the breakfast item offered.  The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main lunch entrée:  yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


September 1–5

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken wrap, chips & cheese, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Egg & bacon breakfast wrap/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Sausage, egg, cheese, biscuit/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Long john, breakfast bar, fruit/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, cheesecake, milk

September 8-12

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, lima beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin, fruit/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Nacho pie, lettuce, vegetable, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Flat bread/Ribs, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Cheese omelet, toast/Pizza, corn, lettuce, applesauce, brownie, milk


September 15-19

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, vegetable, pineapple, pudding, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk

September 22-26

Monday: Sausage, egg, cheese, biscuit/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, strawberries, cake, milk

Wednesday: Flat bread/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pineapple, cherry bar, milk

Friday: Donut, breakfast bar, fruit/Pizza, lettuce, chips, applesauce, ice cream, milk


September 29-30

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Spaghetti, cottage cheese, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Hot pocket, tater tots, broccoli & cheese, pears, banana bread, 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:

·        There are laws that protect your child’s rights and your rights as a parent to be treated as any other participant of the Adair County R-II School.

·        The school district has a program to help homeless families with resources to help your child stay on track and can direct you to agencies that can help you during your period of homelessness.

·        It is your choice to let the school district know that you are homeless.

·        The school district, like any other agency that mandates reports, must have a reason to call DFS.  Homelessness, depending on the circumstances, is not grounds to make a DFS report.


Homeless students have the right to:

·        Be enrolled without a birth certificate, immunization record or other required documentation.

·        Attend the school that he/she attended before the family lost its home.

·        Be transferred to a school closer to where he/she is staying now.

·        Get assistance with free transportation to and from school.

·        Have access to materials such as books and supplies to ensure an equal opportunity to participate in school.

·        Receive any special services that he/she might need.  These services include:

                  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                                                      

·        Attend school free of judgment.


Parents and guardians of homeless children have the right to:

·        Be involved in your child’s education.

·        Be notified of and involved in any decision that your child’s school makes regarding his or her social or academic career.

·        Request a Student Alert team meeting for your child and include people of support. These may be a social worker or counselor from an agency you are working with or someone that has tutored your child at an after school program.


For More Information Contact:

Shelly Shipman, Homeless Coordinator

Adair County R-II School

205 West Dewey Street

Brashear, MO 63533

Telephone (660) 323-5272 ext. 10




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 met for the first time on Wednesday,     August 20.  Busy Bees is a preschool program for children in our district ages 3-5 years old.   Busy Bees will meet this year on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:15-11:15  a.m. in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) classroom. 


If you would like more information about our preschool program, please call Mrs. Chelsea Coe at 323-5272 ext. 33 or e-mail




Students in grades 9-12 that have not signed an agreement for the A+ Schools Program are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.  The student will need to see Mrs. Reeves in the Learning Center for an agreement which needs to be signed by the student and their parent(s).  A brochure explaining the guidelines of the program will be given to the student with the agreement.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you might have at or 660.323.5272 ext. 15.




Brent and Shirlene Hettinger for their

donation to the scholarship fund

in memory of Chuck Baker.


Martha and Fisher Reese and

Kale and Kiley Watson for their donation

to the scholarship fund

in memory of Gary Schneider.


The district would also like to thank the family of Frank Collop for their $2,500 donation to the scholarship fund.  We appreciate their continued support of our students.  Donations were received from the following:


Charlene Fisher

Garry and Linda Taylor

Elizabeth Kiley

Tom and Colleen Primmer

Kathy Elsea

Rayburn and Janina Snell

Brad Clark

Bob and Sharon Jones

Ron Davis

Donnie and Evelyn Collop

Marvin Collop

Jim and Nancy Wright

Rex Osborn

Gary and Anita Pinson

Marla Calise

Lonnie and Sandra Osborn

Georgie Taylor

Dean Adkins & family

Jaime Clark

Mike and Kim O’Donnell

Donna Brawner

Harold and Kristy Harden

John Early

Craig and Becky Hazen


Jeb and Becky Weaver

Chris Collop

Becky and Tom Wilson

Kelley and Jackie Church

Jeff and Jeanne Brawner  

David and Dee Slaughter

James and Sandy Adams

Doug and Paula Clarkson

Dave and Jeanne Clark

J.P. and Cynthia Stevens

Durflinger Livestock

Jerry and Janet Taylor and Jason Taylor & family

Monte and Lisa Fisher & family

Gerold & Joyce McVay

Sydenstricker Farm & Lawn

Greg and Laurie Love

John and Becky Reeves & family

Darrin Mihalovich and Carla Ausmus

Jim and Patsy Roberts

Albert and Mary Zentz

Larry and Hayley Newman

Bob and Cathy Williams

Todd and Traci Hill & family

Brad and Tammy Whitlow & family

Kenny and Teri Crandall   

Jack and Ev Thomas

Doug and Becky Thomas

Jerry and Betty Thomas

Gary and Charlotte Clark

Rex and Keetha Sykes

John and Cindy Collop

Mark and Roma March

Mike and Donna O’Brien

Friends of Willowbend

Sabbath Home Church

Emory Keller Trust Estate




Congratulations to following students who scored Advanced and

Proficient on the Spring EOC and MAP tests!



Andrew Delaney—CA

Landon Fisher—CA, MA

Aden Shahan—CA, MA

Avery Zentz—CA, MA

Rudy Borntrager—CA, MA

Brandon Jochimsen—CA, MA

Adyson Sullivan—CA, MA

Callie Althide—MA

Hannah Grissom—CA, MA, SC

Austin Peterson—MA

Tanna Garlock—CA, MA

Austin Ray—CA, MA

Drew Kirkham—MA

Wyatt Potter—CA, MA

Aden Zentz—CA, MA

Mary Borntrager—CA, MA, SC

Ty Gottman—MA

Leah Grissom—CA, MA

Celia Kincaid—CA

Megan McHenry—MA, SC

Hannah Reeves—CA, MA

Jacob Bleything—Alg I, LA I

Hailey Lawrence—LA I

Saydie Potter—Alg I, LA I

Jacklyn Sidenstricker—LA I

Breann Turner—LA I

Abi Kerby—LA II

Bailey Mihalovich—LA II

Sidney Sykes—LA II

Chance Hill—Alg II

Gabe Thomas—Alg II



Andrew Delaney—MA

Emma Harsell—CA

Makenna Hartwig—MA

Alex Houghton—MA

Lucas Keller—CA, MA

Haley McNamar—CA, MA

Aiden Withrow—CA, MA

Kyleigh Cima—MA

Peyton Osborn—MA

Jace Snelling—CA

Sierra Snyder—CA, MA

Callie Althide—CA, SC

Trace Gottman—CA, MA

Lathan Grgurich—CA, MA

Austin Peterson—CA

Nikiah Smith—MA

Averi Acton—MA

Quin Allen—CA, MA

Zoe Blankenship—MA

John Gerhold—CA, MA

Noah Hall—CA, MA

Justin Leedom—MA

Justin McHenry—CA, MA

Fisher Reese—CA, MA

Noah Reeves—CA. MA

Kaelyn Sullivan—CA, MA

Levi Blankenship—CA, MA

Kiersten Hart—CA, MA

Eliza Magruder—CA

Alan Sanchez—CA

Makenzie Sizemore—CA

Willow Frazier—CA

Ty Gottman—CA, SC

Leah Grissom—SC

Skylar Haskell—CA, MA

Shalia Kennison—MA

Celia Kincaid—MA, SC

Morgan Magruder—CA, MA, SC

Megan McHenry—CA

Harli Mihalevich—MA

Devin Morrison—CA, MA, SC

Travis Nilson—CA, MA, SC

Lauren Platz—CA, MA

Hannah Reeves—SC

Nate Stewart—CA, MA, SC

Zane Sykes—CA, MA, SC

Caitlee Hall—Alg I, LA I

Brianne Hart—Alg I, LA I

Hailey Lawrence—Alg I

Kacie Mihalovich—Alg I, Am. Hist, LA I

Jacklyn Sidenstricker—Alg I, Am. Hist

Mandy Taylor—Alg I, Bio, LA II

Breann Turner—Alg I, Am. Hist

Alli Garrett—Alg II

Jacob Reeves—Alg II

Allison Thompson—Alg II

Colt Acton—LA I

Jacob Bleything—Am. Hist

Saydie Potter—Am. Hist

Erin Bradshaw—Bio, LA II, Geom

Abi Kerby—Bio, Geom

Dillon Klingsmith—Bio, LA II

Bailey Mihalovich—Bio, Geom

Sidney Sykes—Bio, Geom

Kourtney Arnold—LA II, Geom

TJ Haskell—LA II

Skylar Housman—LA II

Kristen Walitshek—LA II




CA—Communication Arts                    MA—Math


SC—Science                                       Bio—Biology


Alg I—Algebra I                                    Alg II—Algebra II


LA I—Language Arts I                          Geom—Geometry


LA II—Language Arts II


Am. Hist—American History





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, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are wards of the state, 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/intellectual disability, 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.














































ü 1 No School—Labor Day

ü 2 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 2 V/JV SB w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 3 EOC Incentive Trip to St. Louis—There 5:15 a.m.

ü 3 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 5 Grandparents Eat w/ 1st Grade—Here 11:00 a.m.

ü 5 V BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 6 Knox County V SB Tournament—There TBA

ü8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 9 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 9 SB/BB w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 10 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 11 Patriot Day

ü 11 V/JV SB w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 12 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 15 V/JV SB w/ Scotland County—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 16 All School/Senior Picture Day—Preschool at 8:00 a.m.

ü16 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 16 SB/BB w/ Atlanta–Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 17 Citizenship Day

ü 17 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 19 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—1:15   p.m.

ü 19 SB/BB w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 22-24 OLSAT 8 for Grades 2 & 7—Here TBA

ü 22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 22 SB/BB w/ Meadville—There 5:00 p.m.

ü 23 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 23 SB/BB w/ Bucklin/Macon County—There 5:00 p.m.

Games will be played at New Cambria.

ü 24 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 26 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

ü 26 SB/BB w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

ü 27 Schuyler County V Softball Tournament—There TBA

ü 29 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 30 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 30 SB/BB w/ Marion County—Here 5:00 p.m.


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