SEPTEMBER 2016                                                        Brashear, Missouri



The students are back!  The students are back!  The students are back!!!  What an  exciting start to the school year this has been!

A BIG Thank You to all of the patrons and supporters of the Adair County R-II School District!  The support and help in getting our No Tax Increase Bond Issue passed was overwhelming!!!  Such great support!  And, as a result, our school, building, facility, and grounds look WONDERFUL!!!!  If you haven’t had a chance to come by the school, please come by!  Stop in and we will give you a tour!!! 

Along with the changes in the building, we have had some staff changes, as well.  In the elementary, Chelsea Clark is our new 5th grade teacher.  Mrs. Toni Tuggle is our Parents as Teachers Educator/Busy Bees Teacher, and Chase Smith is a new paraprofessional.  Chris Prewitt is our new K-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher, and Kelli Baker is our new K-12 Art Teacher.  Welcome to our District! 

I am looking forward to a GREAT school year! Look out 2016-2017…here come the Brashear Tigers!!!!

Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page (Adair County R-II Brashear)!

Shelly Shipman




Adair County R-II School Board of        Education, Martha and Fisher Reese,                     the Kale Watson family, and Kiley Watson for their donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Jack Delaney.





The American Red Cross and Adair  County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 6th, from 2:00-6:30 p.m. at the Keller Building, 205 S. King, Brashear.

To schedule an      appointment, visit

Sponsor Keyword:  BrashearCommunity

Please stop by and donate.  I look      forward to seeing you there!

Nurse Sheri



We now have Movie Mondays, Toe Tapping Tuesdays, Writing Wednesdays, Thinking Thursdays and Fun and Games Fridays in the Elementary Gym before morning meeting starts and we are looking for your help!  If you have puzzles, board games, flash cards, coloring books, word searches, crossword puzzles, scrap paper, brain teasers, etc. lying around and collecting dust please consider donating them for our use in the gym in the mornings.  We would greatly appreciate it!!!




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 lunch entrée: yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


September 1-2

Thursday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Chili cheese dog, fries, broccoli, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza/Hot pocket, potato wedges,    carrots, applesauce, cheesecake, milk



September 5-9

Monday: No School

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup, fruit/Chicken wrap, noodles, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Tater tot casserole, cottage cheese, carrots, peaches, cake, milk

Thursday: Bacon & egg wrap/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, banana bread, milk

Friday: Donut, yogurt, fruit/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, applesauce, pudding, milk



September 12-16

Monday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin,   Go-gurt®/Baked potato bar, corn bread, cottage cheese, beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Mr. Rib, mashed  potatoes, vegetable, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Pulled pork, potato wedges, baked beans, pineapple, pudding, milk

Friday: Cheese omelet, toast/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, applesauce, ice cream, milk



September 19-23

Monday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, sweet potatoes, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast burrito, fruit/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Nachos, lettuce, carrot sticks, apple slices, apple crisp, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza/Lasagna bake, garlic bread, cottage cheese, peas,      applesauce, milk



September 26-30

Monday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar, Gogurt®/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup, fruit/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Corn dog, tater tots, sweet potatoes, pears, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Bacon & egg wrap/Tenderloin, cheesy  potatoes, baked beans, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, yogurt, fruit/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk




Busy Bees met for the first time on    Monday, August 22.  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. Toni Tuggle at 323-5272 ext. 33 or e-mail



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 is  available in the district office for public viewing during business hours.


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 cheryl_reeves@brashear.k12. or 660.323.5272 ext. 15.



Pursuant to the requirements of state law 162.997-999-RSMo, the State Board of Education is required to appoint a surrogate parent as such time as it becomes evident that a child with a disability does not have a parent or a person acting as a parent to participate in matters dealing with the provision of special education.  For purposes of surrogate parent appointment, “parent” is defined as a   biological parent, a guardian, or a person acting as a parent of a child including, but not limited to, a grandparent, a step    parent, or a foster parent with whom the child lives.  The term does not include the State if the child is a ward of the State.  The term does not include a     person whose parental rights have been terminated.

The local school district is given the     responsibility to determine when a child with a disability who requires special    education and who resides in the District is without a parent.  The District must  notify the Missouri Department of         Elementary and Secondary Education of the need to appoint a surrogate           parent.  Training for persons serving as surrogate parents will be provided by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the District.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a surrogate parent, more information can be obtained from the Districts’ surrogate parent contact person—the person responsible for the District’s    special education program.


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 an 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.



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 homeless ness.

·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













































1 Jostens Ring/Announcement Orders—Here 12:45-1:15 p.m.

1 After Prom Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

2 SB/BB w/ Meadville—There 5:00 p.m.

5 No School—Labor Day

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

6 SB/BB w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

8 Yearbook Field Trip—There TBA

8 V/JV SB w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.

9 Grandparents Eat w/ 1st Grade—Here 10:57 a.m.

9 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

11 Patriot Day

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

13 SB/BB w/ Atlanta—Here 5:00 p.m.

14 EOC Incentive Trip To St. Louis Cardinals—There 6:00 a.m.

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

16 SB/BB w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

17 Citizenship Day

19 All School/Senior Picture Day—Preschool at 8:00 a.m. (Groups will include Softball, Baseball, Marching Band, Choir, Student Council, FBLA, Shout Club & Art Club)

19 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

20 Busy Bees- Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

Games will be played at Bucklin.

21 Board Meeting– Here 6:00 p.m.

23 SB/BB w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

24 Schuyler County Varsity Softball Tournament—There TBA

26 Busy Bees– Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

26-28 OLSAT 8 for Grades 2 & 7—Here TBA

27  Busy Bees– Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

28 Brashear Booster Club Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

29 V/JV SB w/ Green City—There 5:00 p.m.

30 Brashear Booster Club Hog Roast at Brashear City Park—5:00-9:00 p.m.


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