SEPTEMBER 2017                                                        Brashear, Missouri



The year is off to a TREMENDOUS start!!!  We are so excited for the 2017-2018 school year and all of the great activities planned for this year!  Be sure to check out our daily bulletin, the district newsletter, and our Facebook page for current happenings!



With the new school year we have had some staff changes.  Jeff Wick is our new K-12 music teacher.  Jo Ann Wheeler is our new dishwasher.  James Brownell is our new baseball coach. Michael Reeves is our new junior high and varsity boys basketball coach.  Please join me in welcoming them to our district!


It's a Tiger kind of day!


Shelly Shipman




The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 5th, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Keller Building, 205 S. King, Brashear.

This is the first blood drive of the school year and each unit of blood that we collect counts toward a scholarship for a high school senior.

I hope to see everyone there!

Nurse Sheri




There were some errors in the published calendars of our District Bulletin and Student Handbooks.  Please make these changes on your calendars at home.


January 2 Classes Resume


April 2  No School/Spring Break/  Snow Day #4


April 3  No School/Spring Break/  Snow Day #3


April 4  Classes Resume



Brent and Shirlene Hettinger

for their donation to the

scholarship fund in memory

of Harold Smith.


Brent and Shirlene Hettinger

for their donation to the

scholarship fund in memory

of Bobby Hettinger.


Deric Thrasher for his donation to the scholarship fund in memory

of Jeremy Sykes.


Class of 2017 for their donation

to the scholarship fund.


Vicki Collop and

Mike and Sara Erwin & family

for their donations to the

scholarship fund in memory

of Larry Ledford.


Vicki Collop and

Mike and Sara Erwin & family

for their donations to the

scholarship fund in memory

of Tracy Howes.





Breakfast each day includes fruit, juice, and milk. 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

Friday: Cinnamon roll/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, corn, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk


September 4-8

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Cereal, toast, breakfast bar, Go-gurt®/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, strawberries, cake, milk

Wednesday: Bagel, muffin, fruit/Hot pocket, tater tots, corn, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, raw vegetables, slaw, applesauce, Oreo® pudding, milk


September 11-15

Monday: Sausage rolls/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Hot dog, fries, vegetable, pineapple, rice krispie treat, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, pears, pudding, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, sausage, egg, cheese/Tater tot casserole, cottage cheese, green beans, peaches, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza, fruit/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, applesauce, ice cream, milk


September 18-22

Monday: Waffle, syrup, sausage/Chicken wrap, noodles, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast burrito, fruit/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, green beans, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Hamburger, fries, baked beans, pears, pudding, milk

Thursday: Cheese omelet, toast/Chicken fajita, rice, lettuce, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, Go-gurt®, fruit/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


September 25-29

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

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin, yogurt/Baked potato bar, corn bread, beans, cottage cheese, pears, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Spaghetti, cottage cheese, peas,  strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Egg & bacon breakfast wrap/Pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: Breakfast pizza/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, corn, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk



Busy Bees met for the first time on Wednesday, August 23.  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 SB/BB w/ Meadville—Here 5:00 p.m.

4 No School—Labor Day

5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

5 Blood Drive at Keller Building—There 2:00-6:00 p.m.

5 SB/BB w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

6 Megan Meier Foundation        Assembly at LaPlata for Grades     6-12—There TBA

7 V/JV SB w/ Canton—There 5:00 p.m.

8 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—Here 5:00 p.m.

11 Patriot Day

11 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

11 V/JV SB w/ Knox County—Here 5:00 p.m.

12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

12 SB/BB w/ Atlanta—There 5:00 p.m.

13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

13 FBLA College Visit to Mizzou—There TBA

14 EOC Incentive Trip to St. Louis Cardinals—There 6:30 a.m.

14 Yearbook Walsworth Workshop at Macon—There TBA

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

16 Brashear Booster Club Hog Roast at Brashear City Park—4:00-7:00 p.m.

17 Citizenship Day

18 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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.

19 SB/BB w/ Bucklin-Macon    County—Here 5:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

20 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

20 MO State Highway Patrol Safe Driving Assembly—Here TBA

20 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

22 Jostens Ring/Announcement Presentation—Here 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

22 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—1:15 p.m.

22 SB/BB w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m.

23 Schuyler R-I Varsity Softball Tournament—There TBA

23 Lovegreen Ford Drive 4 Ur School Event—There 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

25-27 OLSAT 8 for Grades 2 & 7—Here TBA

25 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

26 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

26 V/JV SB w/ Marion County—There 5:00 p.m.

27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

28 Jostens Ring/Announcement Orders—Here TBA

28 V/JV SB w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.

29 K-6 Dental Screenings

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

29 SB/BB w/ Grundy County—Here 5:00 p.m.

30 Western Illinois University Homecoming Parade—There TBA


Old Newsletters