ADAIR COUNTY R-II NEWSLETTER

April 1, 2004 Brashear, Missouri

 

 

LADY TIGERS CLAIM SECOND STATE TITLE

 

Coach Sara Williams and the Brashear Lady Tigers wrote yet another page in the history books of Adair County R-II claiming their second consecutive state title with a 50-35 win over the Walnut Grove Lady Tigers. Our Lady Tigers ended their season with a perfect final record of 32-0. With such a great season it is no surprise that our players and Coach Williams received recognition for their accomplishments throughout the 2003-2004 basketball season. First Team All-Conference and First Team All-District honors were received by Brooke Crandall, Jenny Elsea, and Kristin Osborn. Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-District honors were received by Dani Moyer. All-Conference Honorable Mention honors were received by ChaRae Cole and Kimberly Elsea. Jenny Elsea and Kristin Osborn were named to the Missouri Class 1 All-State Basketball First Team. Brooke Crandall, Jenny Elsea, and Kristin Osborn were named to the Kirksville Daily Express All-Area First Team while Kimberly Elsea and Dani Moyer received Honorable Mention honors. Coach Williams was named Tri-County Conference and Northeast District Coach of the Year as well Top Coach by the Kirksville Daily Express.

 

In addition to the above honors, Kristin Osborn was named to KRES Radios All Star Basketball Team and at various times throughout the season Brooke Crandall, Jenny Elsea, Kristin Osborn, and Coach Williams and the Lady Tigers were selected as the KIRX/Pro-Tech Athlete(s) of the Week.

 

YEARBOOK SALES

 

Yearbook sales will begin on April 1 and will continue until May. This is the 56th edition of the BHS yearbook. The number of yearbooks ordered for the year is limited. Plan to order a yearbook early in order to reserve a copy for you and your family.

 

Yearbooks will be $40 without a name and $42 with a name. Yearbooks with a name must be ordered by April 16. Yearbooks ordered on or after May 1 will be $42. Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School. Order forms may be returned to the elementary or high school offices.

 

SPELLING BEE

 

The 21st Annual Spelling Bee will be held April 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Fifth grade contestants include: Stephanie Elsea, Jay Scudder, Sydney Slavin, Zach Reeves, and alternate Emily Osborn. Sixth grade contestants include: Aaron Hart, Tabitha Killen, Daniel Smith, Matt Thomas, and alternate Alexis Harrelson. Seventh grade contestants include: Courtney Clarkson, Jacob Owen, Elizabeth Starbuck, and Kiley Watson. Eighth grade contestants include: David Anderson, Josiah Belzer, Jeremy Clay, and Christina Scudder.

 

PTS will provide cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers and the school will honor students with medals. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation at the Spelling Bee.

 

APRIL ELECTION

 

Tuesday, April 6, is Election Day. This year we have had two candidates file for the two available positions on the Adair County R-II School Board. Those who have filed include incumbent Brent Hettinger and Matt Reeves. The district will not hold an election since the number of candidates who have filed for the Board is equal to the number of positions available. However, we encourage all patrons to exercise their right to vote on other important issues.

 

THE CHUTE SHOOTING CAMP

 

On June 9th and 10th, Brashear High School will again be hosting The Chute Shooting Camp. This is not last years camp. They will be bringing new drills and advanced instruction. The three sessions will include high school girls, 4th-8th grade girls, and 4th-9th grade boys. The session breakdown refers to the grade the student will be in next year.

 

See Coach Sara Williams for entry forms. Enrollment is limited to 40 athletes per session so act now! Forms and $20 deposit are due to Coach Williams by April 9th. The deposit is nonrefundable. Please do not mail your forms to The Chute Camp.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 

We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Monday, May 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the elementary school. All district children who will be 5 years old prior to August 1, 2004 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2004-2005 school year. Please bring the following items with you on that day: birth certificate, immunization records, and social security card.

 

TIGER PRIDE

 

Seven of our 6th Grade General Music Students will represent Brashear in the Northeast Missouri District 6th Grade Choir on April 1st in Moberly. They will join more than 300 sixth graders from all over Northeast Missouri to rehearse and perform in concert at 7:00 p.m. at Tolson Hall on the Central Christian College campus. They include Alyssa Allen, Mariah Belzer, Ashley Collop, Alexis Harrelson, Tabitha Killen, Emily Ladwig, Desiree Partin, and Katie Stewart. The public is invited to attend.

 

Congratulations to Brooke Crandall who placed second in Accounting I at the District 3 FBLA competition. Brooke will advance to the state competition in Columbia this month. Katie Thudium tied for third in the Accounting I competition and Tyler Killen tied for third in Business Math. Other students who scored in the Top 10 included: Andrea Reeves and Amanda Mills, Word Processing; Jenny Elsea, Business Calculations; and Kimberly Elsea, Business Math. Congratulations to all students for an excellent showing at our first FBLA contest!

 

Congratulations also goes to Chase Cole. Chase received First Team All-Conference, Second Team All-District, and First Team Daily Express All-Area basketball honors.

 

LIBRARY DONATIONS

 

Missouri Gardeners Guide, has been donated to the library in memory of Delores Gordon. The donation was received from the Adair County R-II Board of Education in memory of Curtis Gordons mother.

 

We would like to thank Joyce Salter for her donation of the book, Dog Encyclopedia.

 

If there is someone that you would like to memorialize in this way, please contact Denise Brown, Library Media Specialist at 323-5272 extension 39.

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

If you are interested in an After-School Program for students in our school district, you are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. in the library. We are looking at writing a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP APPAREL

 

Brashear Lady Tigers 2004 State Basketball Championship Apparel will be available for purchase. Items for sale will include t-shirts, long sleeve Ts, crew sweatshirts and hooded sweatshirts. All of the above will be available in black or grey.

 

Also available will be a state championship hat, sandals, and orange shorts. The sandals are black with an orange paw print. The shorts will have Back 2 Back State Champs screened in black on the left leg.

 

Please see the enclosed order form for sizes and pricing. Orders MUST be received by April 16, 2004. Please make your check payable to the BLT Club.

 

PTS OFFICERS NEEDED

 

PTS Officers are needed for the 2004-2005 school year. If interested, please come to a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria on April 12th. If you are interested but cant attend the meeting, please contact one of the current officers prior to the

meeting. Officers are needed if PTS is to continue.

 

NEWS FROM THE COUNSELOR

 

Testing begins for grades 1-5, 7-8, and 10-11 this month. You should've received a letter sent home with the testing schedule on it. If you have any questions regarding this testing, please feel free to contact me.

 

Here are 10 tips to help your child do better on tests from Positive Promotions.

 

1. Review the subjects together.

2. Make sure your child gets a good night's rest.

3. Serve your child a light, healthy breakfast.

4. Have your child dress comfortably and arrive at school on time.

5. Send your child off to school with words of praise and support.

6. Suggest that your child do deep breathing exercises to relax before the test begins.

7. Tell your child to follow directions carefully and ask questions if they are unsure of something.

8. Tell your child to do the easiest parts of the test first and come back to ones they are unsure of.

9. Remind your child to check over their answers.

10. Encourage wanting to do well, but stress that one test won't measure all your child can do.

 

Remember - Children who love learning are more likely to do better on tests. Instill a positive attitude about school.

Mrs. Grissom

 

THE RIDE TO STATE

 

Congratulations to the Lady Tigers on their successful chase for the back-to-back Class 1 Basketball State Championships.

 

This experience has proven to foster good will and a sense of community far beyond the boundaries of county or school district lines. This was evidenced by the show of reciprocal support of the two Class 1 teams from our area that made the trip to Hearnes. It started with the gesture of support as the Brashear girls team joined the Bevier cheerleaders tunnel in welcoming the Bevier boys team onto the court at the Quarterfinals at Truman. It continued through exchanges of Good Luck balloons and wishes preceding the trip to state to the final show of support when the Bevier boys returned the favor of the tunnel, welcoming our girls on to what ultimately became their victory.

 

I would like to thank the community and fans that have supported our sports teams this year. The support came in many and various ways: attending our games, both near and far; buying After-Prom raffle tickets; supporting our PTS lunch stand; purchasing Final Four T-shirts; donating funds to help support the teams stay in Columbia; as well as many other numerous offers of support for our State Champs.

 

And last, but not least, I would like to thank this dedicated coach and team for their admirable performance both on and off the court. This is truly a group of young women of whom our school and community can be proud. Coach Williams and her young ladies will long be remembered for this outstanding accomplishment, which many can only dream but few will ever attain. Lady Tigers, thanks for the ride!

Mrs. Bradley

 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

 

Breakfast each day includes milk and juice. The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entre: salad bar, yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

 

April 1-2

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, toast/Chicken patty, scalloped potatoes, peas, cookie, milk

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

 

April 5-9

Monday: Bagel/Garlic cheese bread, corn, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Hot ham and cheese, broccoli w/ cheese sauce, applesauce, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Blueberry muffin/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, apple crisp, milk

Thursday: Donut/BBQ pork sandwich, chips, slaw, ice cream, milk

Friday: No School

 

April 12-16

Monday: French toast sticks/Corn dog, veggies & dip, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancake/Spaghetti, bread sticks, lettuce, fruit, milk

Wednesday: Omelet/Mr. Ribb, hash brown patty, green beans, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Bacon, hash brown patty, toast/Mozzarella sticks, carrots, fruit, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Cereal, toast/Ham-burger, cheese slice, chips, baked beans, milk

 

April 19-23

Monday: Breakfast bites/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, jello, milk

Tuesday: Waffle/Cavatini, peas, banana, spice cake, milk

Wednesday: Sausage patty, biscuit/Nachos, lettuce, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, toast/Chicken nuggets, california blend w/ cheese, pudding, rice krispie treat, milk

Friday: Cinnamon roll/Hot dog, chips, cottage cheese, apple, milk

 

April 26-30

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken tetrazini, peas, peaches, spice cake, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Beef n bean burrito, lettuce, fruit, sugar cookie, milk

Wednesday: Cereal, toast/Sloppy joe, chips, apricots, cookie, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks/Turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges, milk

Friday: Long john/Fish, macaroni & cheese, mixed vegetables, pineapple, milk

 

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1

6th Grade District Choir at Moberly

There

10:00 a.m.

1

6th Grade District Choir Concert at Moberly

There

7:00 p.m.

1

Kirksville Varsity Quad

There

4:00 p.m.

2

Conference Art Show and Academic Bowl Tournament at Green City

There

TBA

3

District Music Festival-Instrumental Solos/Ensem-bles at Salisbury

There

7:30 a.m.

3

After Prom 3-on-3 Tournament

Here

TBA

5

Busy Bees Easter Egg Hunt

Here

9:00-11:00 a.m.

5

Girl Scouts Meeting in Cafeteria

Here

6:30 p.m.

6

Spelling Bee

Here

2:00 p.m.

7

Brashear Varsity Relays at Kirksville

There

4:00 p.m.

8

Kirksville Junior High Quad

There

4:00 p.m.

9

No SchoolGood Friday

 

 

12

Busy Bees

Here

9:00-11:00 a.m.

12

PTS Meeting/Spring Concert/Arts Showcase

Here

7:00 p.m.

13

Cairo Varsity Quad at Moberly

There

4:00 p.m.

15

Putnam County Junior High Relays

There

3:00 p.m.

17

Tiger Invite Varsity Relays at Kirksville

There

9:00 a.m.

17

District Academic Bowl Tournament at Linn County

There

TBA

18

Worlds of Fun Festival of Bands

There

6:00 a.m.

19-20

FBLA State Leadership Conference in Columbia

There

TBA

19

Salt River 4-H Meeting in Cafeteria

Here

7:00 p.m.

20

Kirksville Varsity Quad

There

4:00 p.m.

20

Girl Scouts Meeting in Cafeteria

Here

6:30 p.m.

21

NHS Trip to Kansas City

There

TBA

21

Early DismissalTeacher In-service

 

1:30 p.m.

22

Knox County Junior High Relays

There

TBA

23

Adair County Librarian to visit Grades K-6

 

 

23

Brookfield Varsity Relays

There

10:00 a.m.

24

Art Club Field Trip to St. Louis

There

TBA

26

Busy Bees

Here

9:00-11:00 a.m.

26

Schuyler R-I Junior High Relays

There

3:30 p.m.

27

Kirksville Head Start to visit Kindergarten

 

 

27

Schuyler R-I Varsity Relays

There

3:30 p.m.

29

Green City Junior High and Varsity Relays

There

10:00 a.m.

29

Juniors to St. Louis Cardinals Game

There

12:00 p.m.

30

Elementary Awards Assembly

Here

3:00 p.m.

 

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