ADAIR COUNTY R-II NEWSLETTER
APRIL 1, 2011 Brashear, Missouri
APRIL SHOWERS COLLECTION
Our Brashear Junior Girl Scouts troop placed an April Showers collection bag on the doors of homes throughout Brashear on Friday, April 8. The girls will return on Saturday, April 16 to collect the bags. They ask that the bags be filled with personal care items such as soap, toilet paper, disposable razors, diapers, shampoo, etc. These items will be donated to the Adair County Food Depot to help local families who cannot afford to purchase personal care items.
April Showers is a component of the Girl Scout's Giving Program in which the girls serve over 1,000 agencies and tens of thousands of individuals through giving tangible gifts and gifts of time visiting, writing and entertaining the young and the old alike.
We will be conducting our annual Kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the elementary school. All district children who will be 5 years old prior to August 1, 2011 are eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year. Please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records with you on that day. You may contact Karla at 323-5272 to schedule your appointment.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 was Election Day. This year we had three candidates file for the three available positions. Those who filed included incumbents Traci Hill and Curtis Gordon, and Alissa Treasure. The district did not hold an election since the number of candidates who filed for the Board was equal to the number of positions available.
Thank you to everyone who attended and/or donated desserts for the Spaghetti Supper on March 21. With your support, $350 was raised for the playground!
Our MAP and EOC testing has started. Please look closely at the schedule found in this newsletter and try to ensure that no appointments are made on testing days that would take your student away from school. As always, you can help us and help your student by ensuring a good nights rest and a healthy breakfast in the morning. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at school.
Christy L. Grissom, LPC
PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
AMAZING ANIMALS AT THE PUBLIC
Wednesday, April 20 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity presents “CHEETAHS”, the final Amazing Animal program at the Adair County Public Library. Students will learn about the world’s fastest land animal and its habitat. There will be no live animals at the library.
Brashear Community Bible Church for their
donation to serve the needs of our students.
Todd and Traci Hill and family for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of
Betty Moyer and Rex Meline.
Books and scholarship donations make a lasting tribute to the memory of our loved ones. If there is someone that you would like to memorialize in this way, please contact the school at 323-5272.
Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the District 3 FBLA contest on Friday, February 18: Jay Scudder placed first in Business Calculations, second in Personal Finance and second in Networking Concepts; Nick Thomas placed second in Business Communications; and Meredith Thomas placed second in Introduction to Business Communications. These students will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia April 17-19. The following students placed in the Top Ten at district contest: the Emerging Business Issues team of Stephanie Elsea, Sydney Slavin, and Abigail Wheeler, 3rd; Chloe Sykes, Business Procedures, 6th and Business Communications, 9th; Jeremy Barnes, Computer Problem Solving, 7th; Sidney DeBie, FBLA Principles and Procedures, 7th; Stephanie Elsea, Personal Finance, 8th; Chandi March, Business Procedures, 10th; Sam Smith, Business Math, tied for 10th; Miranda Creason, Business Math, tied for 10th; Kristen Love, Cyber Security, 10th; and Angela McKim, Introduction to Business, tied for 9th.
Our high school basketball teams recently completed their winter seasons. The girls were co-conference champions with a record of 7-1. Tri-County All-Conference selections included Meredith Thomas and Shelby Salter—First Team; and Stephanie Elsea, Hayden Housman, and Adam Songer—Second Team. Meredith Thomas also received Media Northeast Missouri District Second Team honors and was named to the NBCA All-District basketball team.
Congratulations to the following band members who represented our school at the Tri-County Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 7: Rose Cloud—1st chair flute, Sidney Sykes—4th chair flute, Abby Hall—3rd chair clarinet, Madeline Potter—4th chair clarinet, Alli Garrett—5th chair clarinet, Kourtney Arnold—8th chair clarinet, Jay Scudder—1st chair alto saxophone, Ashlee Fortney—3rd chair alto saxophone, Bailey Mihalovich—7th chair alto saxophone, Chloe Sykes—8th chair alto saxophone, Blake Pflum—3rd chair trombone; Abigail Kerby—4th chair trombone, and Christoper Longano—1st chair tuba.
Congratulations to the Brashear Concert Band on receiving a 1 Rating of Superior at the MSHSAA Large Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 26 at Hannibal LaGrange College. The band performed Contredanse by Larry Clark and In the Shining of the Stars by Robert Sheldon. Our band was the only Class 1 school band from the Northeast Missouri District to receive a 1 rating. In addition, they were the only band that had 7th and 8th grade members to get a 1!
Congratulations to Wendy Clarkson for achieving an Excellent rating on her vocal solo at the MSHSAA Solo & Ensemble competition on Saturday, April 2.
Congratulations to the junior high and varsity academic bowl teams for winning the conference tournament on Saturday, April 2. The varsity team has won this trophy SIX years in a row! Jay Scudder—MVP, Sam Smith—MVP, and Alli Garrett were named to the All-Conference team. The varsity team also won districts on Saturday, April 9 at Macon County. Jay Scudder—MVP and Nick Thomas were named to the All-District team. Sectional play will continue on Thursday, April 14 when the team travels to North Shelby. Go Tigers!!
Our district hosted the Tri-County Conference Art Show on April 2-3. Congratulations to Meredith Thomas on placing 3rd in Class 4 Painting Tempra.
Congratulations to Missy Rusk and Jordan Heimer for their respective 1st and 2nd place exhibits at the “Celebrate the Artist in You” exhibit in Kirksville. Missy received $100 and Jordan received $50.
Congratulations to Daniel Anderson for breaking the school’s 100m dash record with a time of :11.31 at the LaPlata Varsity Relays on Tuesday, April 5. The previous record of :11.37 was set by Ryan Ferdig in 2007.
The Brashear Music Department would like to
invite all members of the Brashear
community to attend the annual Spring Concert on
Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
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 peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Friday: Cinnamon roll/Corn dog, tater tots, corn, applesauce, brownie, milk
Monday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, cooked carrots, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Donut, fruit/Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, cake, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Ravioli, bread stick, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk
Thursday: Sausage, toast/Lasagna bake, garlic bread, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk
Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Hot dog, chips, carrots, applesauce, cookie, milk
Monday: French toast sticks, syrup/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, lima beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pears, pumpkin bar, milk
Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Hot pocket, tater tots, green beans, pineapple, brownie, milk
Friday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Pizza, corn, apples, jello, ice cream, milk
Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Sub sandwich, chips, soup, mixed vegetables, strawberries, white cake, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Tater tot casserole, green beans, fruit, banana bread, milk
Thursday: No School
Friday: No School
Monday: No School
Tuesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Fajitas, lettuce, mixed vegetables, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk
Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, no-bake cookie, milk
Yearbook sales are continuing. This is the 63rd edition of the BHS yearbook.
Personalized yearbooks are no longer available, however, yearbooks without names may still be purchased for $60. Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.
JOB SHADOW DAY
A huge thank you to all of the parents and local business people who helped make Adair County R-II Schools Job Shadow Day a success. Fifty-one students from grades 5, 7 and 10 were out on the job in March.
Job Shadow Day is sponsored by America’s Promise, National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Junior Achievement and American Society of Association Executives and is a day dedicated to giving young people across America Job Shadowing experiences. Job Shadowing enables kids to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.
Students returned from their Job Shadowing experience enthusiastic and with a better understanding of how the skills learned in the school environment are used in the “real world” work place. We appreciate the effort put forth by the parents, mentors and businesses involved in making this a successful learning experience for these students.
Following is a list of businesses and/or people who donated their time to this project.
Joanne Kincaid–Adair County R-II School Heath Schneider–Adair County R-II School
Jason Kincaid–On-Shore Technology Jeff McHenry–Adair County R-II School
Joshua Darnel – Sydenstricker Farm and Lawn Inc. Denise Heimer–Lewis County E911
Pastor Charles Jackson–Hamilton Street Baptist Church Troy Sizemore–Farm Hand
Curt Platz–AeroCare Home Medical Cpl. David Grissom–Kirksville Police Department
Kevin Sykes–ACME Constructors Becky Hazen–Adair County R-II School
D. P. Hayes–Hayes Pest Control Staci Davis-Mihalevich–South Ayerco
Kirksville Fire Department Gene Schelker–Rissler Elementary School
Eddy Stewart–Waste Water Treatment Plant, Kirksville David Cook–Kirksville Middle School
Danny Harrelson–Harrelson Upholstery Jeff Jochimsen–Jochimsen Cattle Company
Dr. Kamra Defries, DDS Marilyn Anderson–Anderson Appliance
Shawn Tarpein–Sipe Flooring Victoria Sanders–Preferred Family Healthcare
Darrin Mihalovich–Mark Twain Telephone Company Martin Salgado–Schuyler County R-I School
Troy Mihalevich–Adair County Ambulance District Tanya Playle–Kirksville Manor Care
Amanda Gray–Ray Miller Elementary School Mary Walitshek–Adair County Courthouse
Melissa Salgado–Adair County R-II School Jennifer Jochimsen–Kirksville Dental Group
Erin Moots–Adair County R-II School Lori Housman–Memphis Post Office
Willie Pflum–Sonny’s Collision Center Tracy Bender–The Grooming Corner
Lori Guffey–Adair County Health Department Matt Wilson–Adair County Prosecutor
Tise Frazier–Heritage House Realty Jungle of Joys Pet Shop
Doug Clarkson–Clarkson Farms Amy Feeney–Adair County R-II School
Kenneth Read–Heritage House Realty Paula VanRie–Rapture Beauty & Tanning Salon
Ken Page–Pages of Looks Brian Smith–Adair County Concrete
Tyson Bradshaw–CMMG Jim Owenbey–JJ’s Welding & Machine Shop
Dale Roberts–Country Barn Café Kirksville Small Animal Hospital
Kirksville Farm & Home Supply, Inc.
Thank-you for all of your continued support of our students!
Christy L. Grissom, LPC
DIANE BRADLEY MEMORIAL DONATIONS
The district is overwhelmed by the outpouring of donations ($5,026) received in loving memory of Diane Bradley. Diane was extremely passionate about our students and their future. It serves her memory well that our students will continue to benefit through her graciousness. Through these donations it is evident that Diane touched the lives of many and will live on in our hearts forever. Words alone can not express our gratitude. Thank you.
Jack & Nancy Reardon
Kathleen & Daisy Ledford
The Bill Stauffer Family
Phil & Wanda Gragg
Robert & Darla Lay
Kenny & Teri Crandall
Jerry, Janet, Jason & Jennifer Taylor
Melinda McKay Wood
Byron & Linda Harder
Harold & Jan Beach
Rex & Keetha Sykes
Gary & Janet Fagan
Kellen & Kyren Fischer
Garry & Linda Taylor
Greg & Linda Smoot
Donnie & Cindy Davis
David & Kathy Erwin
Ray & Pat Griffith
The Patrick Harrison Family
David & Sandy Werr
Jim & Cheryl Lock
John & Michelle Gilbert
Robert & Debra Latimer
Roy & Patricia Morse
Brian & Melinda Ridenhour, Sarah & Eliza
Dave & Mary Cheney
Dorothy, Stan, & JW Franke
The Bergman & Shelly Family
Tony, Dino & David & Mimma & Doug (Shelley)
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Hall & Brian Hall
The Gordons—Curtis, Tammy, Brandon & Nick
Tony Bradley & family
Brian Bradley & family
Brent & Kim Gaines
Mike, Marcia, Jayci Beck, Leslie & Kinley
Wallace & Cheryl Reeves
Dee & Butch Sorrells
Betty & Lawerance Ream
J.M. & Edna Lindsey
Larry & Betty Stephens
Kathy & Tony Giordano
Steve & Amy Feeney & Boys
Jerry & Colleen Lincoln
Walter & Kathryn Sellens
Larry & Susan Leathers
Deacon Ken & Marianne Berry
Larry & Patty Klocke
Stanley & Kay Bowen
Joe & Louise Moyer
Freddie & Esther Cotratto
Jerry & Martha Reese
Dan & Brenda Niemeyer
Randy & Pam Doss
Norma Jean Monroe
Mike & Carol Lee Bishop
Tom & Candy Phillips
Stan & Myrna Franke
Barb & Rhett Hunziker
Dr. & Mrs. David Bethel
Jim, Renee, Hannah & Noah Reeves
Terry & Lisa Morrow
Thomas & Colleen Primmer
John & Sherry Parsons
Patricia Lynn Van Dolah
Elaine & James Scudder
Danny & Roberta Zimmer
Robert & Merry Ward
Mark & Linda Lueckenhoff
Neil & Debra Lay & family
Dr. Tim & Becky Ahern
Rick & Mavoureen Meyer
Phyllis & Leon Murray
Jeff & Sara Poor & family
Billy & Connie Early
Bill & Linda Early
Dave & Connie Lawson
Kenneth & Marilyn Goodwin
Mary & Francie Delaney
Katie & Maggie Delaney
Donald & Shirley Hall
Pete & Jeanne Mayfield
Quentin & Ann Greenley & family
Larry & Kay Sykes
Randy & Jeanie James
Donna & Earl Dromey
David & Ann Gray
Mae & Leon Applegate
Eugene & Marjorie Brenizer
Plevna Christian Church
Joe, Joyce, Rachel & Ben Delaney
Friend & Neighbors of Novelty
Jim & Dorothy Gonnerman
David & Audrey Hamlin
The Farm Shop
Mark & Rhonda Fisher
Lee & Sara Howerton
Matt, Lori & Alaina Murray
Bob, Brenda & Hailee Kelsey
John & Cindy Graggs
Don & Kathy Snoozy
Mike & Mary Pulse
Chris & Teal Pulse
Angela & Joe Williams
Kathy & Chris Ford & Girls
Hank & Kellie Fisher & Girls
Kim & Jim Tryon & Boys
Bryan & Lois Dover
Gilvie & Anna Belle Franke
Dayton & Adriana Grover
Alvie & Donna Parrish
Jerry & Frances Holman
Kevin & Helen Terry
Bill & Karen Leffler
Mona Wood, Mike & Manda
Albert & Mary Zentz
Wilma & Carl Behymer
Harold & Marjorie Foreman
Charles & Joann McFarland
Quentin & Ann Greenley
Jeff & Jeanne Brawner
Gerald & Jeanette Foreman
David & DeAnna Slaughter
Doug & Paula Clarkson & family
Kelley & Jackie Church
Monte & Lisa Fisher & family
Joel & Shelly Shipman & Jacob
Craig & Becky Hazen & family
Carl & Joyce Garr
SunBrite Laundry & Linen Service Inc
Terry & Shirley Baker & family
Ricky & Denise Brown
Scottie & Debra Holt
Todd & Traci Hill & family
Misty (Baker) Keene & family
Bobby & Bonnie Moncrief
Kelly Moore & Kale Moore
David & Jeanne Clark
Brent & Shirlene Hettinger
Garry D. Lewis
Friends & Patrons of Willowbend Convenience Store
Novelty-Plevna Rural Fire Dept. Officers & Board Members
Faculty & Staff of Kirksville Area Technical Center
“So many people come into our lives… But there are those precious few who touch our hearts so deeply we will never be the same.”--Mary Engelbreit
1 Tri-County Electric Live Wire Demo Grades 7-12—Here 1:30-2:15 p.m.
1 Math & Science Club to TSU—There 6:00 p.m.
2 District Music Festival-Solos & Ensembles at Kirksville—There 7:30 a.m.
2 TCC Academic Bowl Tourney & Art Show—Here 9:00 a.m.
3 TCC Art Show—Here 2:00-4:00 p.m.
4 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
5 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
5 Baseball w/ Canton—There 5:00 p.m.
5 LaPlata Varsity Quad—There 3:30 p.m.
6 Knox County Middle School Relays—There 3:30 p.m.
8 FBLA Field Trip to Kansas City—There TBA
9 District Academic Bowl Tourney @ Macon County—There TBA
11 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
11 Atlanta Junior High Relays—There 1:00 p.m.
11 Baseball w/ Green City—There 5:00 p.m.
12 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
12 LaPlata Junior High Track—There 3:30 p.m.
12 Baseball w/ North Shelby—There 5:00 p.m.
13 Upward Bound Campus Day—There 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
13 Atlanta Varsity Relays—There 12:30 p.m.
14 Art Club Field Trip to Kansas City—There TBA
15 Children’s Lit Festival Grades 4-6 at TSU—There 11:30 a.m.
15 Tiger Invite Varsity Relays at Kirksville—There 2:00 p.m.
15 District Industrial Arts Contest at Moberly—There TBA
16 Six Flags Music in the Park Festival—There TBA
17-19 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Columbia—There TBA
18 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
18 District Junior High Honor Choir at Moberly—There 7:30 a.m.
18 Baseball w/ Marion County _ Here 5:00 p.m.
19 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-10:45 a.m.
19 Baseball w/ Milan—There 5:00 p.m.
20 Green City Junior High and Varsity Relays—There 9:00 a.m.
21-25 No School—Easter Break
26 Kindergarten Registration—Here 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
26 Baseball w/ Macon County—Here 5:00 p.m.
27 Tri-County Conference Junior High and Varsity Track Meet at LaPlata—There 9:00 a.m.
27 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1
28 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3
28 Baseball w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m.
29 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6
29 Baseball w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.
30 Junior-Senior Prom at TSU Down Under—There 8:00 p.m.
Grand March will be at 5:00 p.m. in the Brashear High School Gymnasium.