ADAIR COUNTY R-II NEWSLETTER
February 1, 2008 Brashear, Missouri
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK
Local school board members are dedicated citizens who carry out the truest form of representative government—volunteer public service. School board service is perhaps the purest expression of grassroots democratic principles upon which our nation was founded.
In these challenging times, school board members are called upon to be the policy makers for our school district and are often called upon to make tough decisions. The week of January 20 through January 26, 2008, has been declared School Board Recognition Week by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. It’s a time for educators and citizens across the state to salute these unpaid volunteers who serve public education on behalf of their communities. It seems fitting that at least once a year we thank them for their time and dedication.
Being an effective school board member is no easy task. Lay school leaders need to be knowledgeable about many complex educational and social issues. Board members govern individual school districts, establish local policies, approve educational programs, provide necessary physical facilities, hire the superintendent, and share in costs by raising necessary local funds along with state funds to operate district educational programs.
School board members’ service ensures that decisions about our public schools are made as close to the needs of our children and communities as possible. Further, our local board members serve as examples for our young people of the excellent tradition of volunteering that is a hallmark of our society.
School board members face challenges every day. For their untiring personal dedication and commitment to public service, let’s give our school board members a hand.
Brad Smith, President
8 Years Service
Doug Clarkson, Vice President
9 Years Service
Roger Thompson, Secretary
5 Years Service
Brent Hettinger, Treasurer
7 Years Service
Traci Hill, Board Delegate
3 Years Service
Curtis Gordon, Member
6 Years Service
Matt Reeves, Member
4 Years Service
Come enjoy a great dinner! Brashear PTS will be holding its annual scholarship fundraiser on Friday, February 15, 2008 (Homecoming), from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The cost will be $4.00 for spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert, and drink. Children under 8 will be $2.50. The concession stand will not open until after the beginning of the girls game and the regular kitchen will be closed. All proceeds go to fund the scholarships given each year to two seniors to further their education. We appreciate your support of this event.
The Adair County R-II School District wishes to extend our sympathy to the families of Annalu Ambrosia and Betty Winkleman. With their passing, the school, community, and their families have lost the presence of women who were truly dedicated to children and the ideals of education.
Mrs. Ambrosia and Mrs. Winkleman, together, devoted 38 years of dedication, determination, and spirit to this school district. It is fitting that we pay tribute to them and accept the generous gifts of the community in their honor.
In recognition of these gifts we offer the following thank you to:
The family of Betty Winkleman for establishing a memorial to the library in honor of Mrs. Winkleman. The donation was generous and will provide numerous books for the library.
Other donations in memory of Betty Winkleman include:
Doug & Paula Clarkson – Scholarship
Todd & Traci Hill – Library
Alan & Barb Clark – Library
David & Kathy Erwin – Library
Rick & Denise Brown – Library
Travis Freeman – Library
Betty Brown – Library
Dennis & Diane Bradley – Scholarship
Donations in memory of Annalu Ambrosia include:
Chuck & Anthony Ambrosia – Sports
Kenny & Teri Crandall – Library
David & Kathy Erwin – Library
Todd & Traci Hill – Library
Alan & Barb Clark – Library
Rick & Denise Brown – Library
This year we have had four candidates file for the three available positions on the Adair County R-II School Board. Those who have filed include incumbent Traci Hill, incumbent Douglas Clarkson, incumbent Curtis Gordon, and Shelley Story. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 for your local Board members. If you are not a registered voter, the last day to register to vote in the general election is Wednesday, March 12.
The Adair County R-II 79th Annual Invitational Tournament will be held from Monday, February 4 through Saturday, February 9 at the Brashear High School Gymnasium. We will host seven teams from Hannibal, Knox County, Macon County, Marion County, North Shelby, Novinger, and Putnam County. The tournament brackets are included with this mailing so you can find game times, etc.
Admission fees for the tournament will be $2.00 for students, $3.00 for adults with a maximum of $8.00 per family. The family rate is for parents and children only. It does not include grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Admission for senior citizens will be $1.00. We hope to have good community support, as we always have, for the tournament games.
We also ask you to remember our tournament is centered around winning, as is true in any competition. More important than winning, however, is the attitude with which the fans and athletes approach the game. As fans we must do our best to set a good example for those around us. Cheer for your favorite team in the spirit of the game and leave the officiating to the officials who are trained for the task. We wish for each team to play their best, and may the best team win!
STATE CHAMPS RECOGNITION
We will be honoring the 2003 & 2004 State Back to Back Champions, Class I Girls Basketball Team at this year’s Homecoming game on February 15, 2008.
The team that took us on that amazing ride to Hearnes Arena two years in a row include: Ashley Clarkson, Bridget Clarkson, Lacy Church, ChaRae Cole, Chelsey Collop, Brooke Crandall, Jenny (Elsea) McKim, Kimberly Elsea, Holly Hazen, Candace Hettinger, Stefanie McKim,
Amanda Mills, Dani (Moyer) McCarty, Kristin Osborn, Niki Peterson, Kellie Primmer, Shanea Rusk, Brooke Salter, Meredith Thompson, and
Coach Sara Williams.
Congratulations to this team on their past success and we invite the public to help us honor them by commemorating this five year anniversary. Parents and fans are welcome to bring cards or small gifts to present to the championship team.
Breakfast each day includes milk and juice. The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entrée: yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Corn dog, tater tots, baked beans, pears, cookie, milk
Monday: Cereal, toast/Nachos, lettuce, peas, mandarin oranges, pumpkin bar, milk
Tuesday: Pop tart, fruit/Sub sandwich, chips, pickle, broccoli w/cheese, apple slices, cookie, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tenderloin on bun, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, peanut butter square, milk
Thursday: Egg omelet, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk
Friday: Donut, fruit/Pizza, corn, pears, jello, ice cream, milk
Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Hot ham & cheese pocket, chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple crisp, milk
Tuesday: Muffin, fruit/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, pears, fruit tart, milk
Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, cookie, milk
Thursday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Ravioli, breadstick, broccoli & cheese, cottage cheese, strawberries, white cake, milk
Friday: Breakfast pizza/Hot dog on bun, french fries, sauerkraut, baked beans, mandarin oranges, brownie, milk
Monday: No School
Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chili & cheese crispito, tortilla chips, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk
Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, peanut butter square, milk
Friday: Sausage, toast/Corn dog, tater tots, baked beans, pears, cookie, milk
Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Philly steak sticks, french fries, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk
Wednesday: Long john, fruit/BBQ pork, chips, pickle, baked beans, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk
Thursday: Breakfast burrito/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cheesecake, milk
Friday: Cereal, toast/Pizza pocket, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, ice cream, milk
We would like to thank:
Travis Freeman for his donation of LCD Projectors for the Art Room and Library
David & Kathy Erwin for their donation to the library in memory of Robert Taylor
Rick & Denise Brown for their donation to the library in memory of Clifford and Corine Evans
Dennis & Diane Bradley for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Crystal Lloyd
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.
FROM THE COUNSELOR
National School Counseling Week is February 4 - 8. This years theme is "School Counselors: Creating Pathways to Success". School counselors are here to help ALL students reach their full potential. They are committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents. School counselors work with parents, teachers, and community members to help students set realistic goals and become successful members of society. Adair County R-II School considers our guidance program an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school and in their futures.
Guidance Activities for February include:
Lincoln Tech Presentation for Seniors February 5
ASVAB Test for all Sophomores February 13
Senior Financial Aid Night 5:30 p.m. February 14
Sophomore Career Fair and Vo-Tech Tour February 15
Columbia College Rep February 26
Job Shadow Day will happen near the end of February. Job Shadowing through the guidance office is for students in grades 5, 7, and 10 to help them consider the many possibilities of careers available. Grades 5 and 7 will be encouraged to shadow a family member in their career while 10th grade students are encouraged to expand their horizons and shadow someone in a field that they are interested in pursuing after school.
There has been several parents on John's route that would like to have the route ran in the opposite direction for the 2008-09 school year. Currently John's bus travels in a counter clockwise circle to the North around Brashear. Changing bus routes is not an easy task and before making a decision, I would like to gain information on how the changes would affect those families on the route. The current proposal would have John picking up students along Hwy 6 first then heading North on Banner Way making a clockwise loop back to Brashear. Students that had been picked up first in the morning would now be picked up last and would be the last ones dropped off at night. Please keep in mind, nothing has been changed at this time and depending on where students live at the start of the 2008-09 school year will also affect bus routes. Please call, email, or write me your concerns or comments.
TIGER PRIDE NEWS
Families with children enrolled in the Tiger Pride Before & After School program should have already received a statement showing their childcare expenditures for 2007. If you did not receive one, please contact Mrs. Kerby or Mrs. Bradley. These documents are important as they can be used at tax time as a deduction. Every little bit helps! :) If you feel you are eligible for or need government assistance with your Tiger Pride child care expenses, please contact Mrs. Kerby for the necessary paperwork. Thanks for entrusting your kids to us for Tiger Pride!
Have you seen one of those super cool looking band shirts? Want one? Order one from Mr. Haupt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15.
Brashear school is collecting unused instruments. Contact Mr. Haupt. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
PTS READING AWARDS
Reading Winners for December: K-3 Bailey Moncrief; 4-6 Marshall Goff
Reading Winners for January: K-3 Justin Leedom; 4-6 Becca Story
Thanks PTS for sponsoring this award.
COLLECTIBLE LIBRARY BOOKS FOR SALE VIA ONLINE AUCTION
Because of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s guidelines disallowing us to permit outdated copyrights to count toward accreditation of the library, we have been forced to remove older books from the shelves to make room for more current material due to our limited space.
This puts us in a dilemma with regards to disposal of this property. Many of the books with older copyright dates have been donated to the library by community members from our past such as Minnie Brashear, Oak Grove School, Normal Mound Library, Juanita Cook, Eugene Fichte, Star School, Ora B. Hunt and Elliott School. We recognize that beyond the dollar value, there could be a sentimental value as well.
Therefore the district is offering these books as surplus property for sale via an online auction in February. To access the online auction website, go to our home page at http://brashear.k12.mo.us/ and click on District Items For Sale At GovDeals Auction.
Offered for sale:
Assorted Collectible Books and Texts:
(Title, Copyright Date, Donated by)
The Complete Romances of Voltaire, 1927, Minnie Brashear
Synopses of English Classics, 1925
The Sonnets of Shakespeare, 1904, Minnie Brashear
American Literature: Literature in the Senior High School, 1941
Literature of the World Around Us, 1957
Beacon Lights of Literature, 1937
Life on the Mississippi, 1935, Oak Grove School
Poems (Ralph Waldo Emerson), Undated
The song of Hiawatha of Henry Wadsworth Long- fellow, 1917, Normal Mound Library
The Best of American Humor: From Mark Twain to Benchley, 1938, Minnie Brashear
Shakespeare’s As You Like It, 1907
One Hundred Best Novels Condensed, 1920, Minnie Brashear
The World’s Great Operas, 1948, Minnie Brashear
The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1909, Juanita Cook
The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 1909, Eugene Fichte
Huxley’s Selected Essays and Addresses, 1910
The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen Volume VIII, 1909, Minnie Brashear
The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen Volume X, 1908, Minnie Brashear
The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen Volume IV, 1915, Thaddeus Brenton M.H.C. School of Ex- pression
The Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen Volume IV, 1908, Minnie Brashear
Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated), 1910, Minnie Brashear
Tales from Shakespeare, 1945, Star School
Auntie Mame, 1957
Historic Models of Early America and How to Make Them, 1947
The Crucible, a Play in Four Acts, 1953, Ora B. Hunt
The Boys Life of Mark Twain, 1929, Normal Mound School
William Shakespeare, a Handbook, 1934
Washington’s Farewell Address/Webster’s Bun- ker Hill Orations, 1906
American Ballads and Songs, 1922, Minnie Brashear
The Literature of America: An Anthology, 1929, Minnie Brashear
Dante and His Circle with the Italian Poets Pre- ceding Him, 1908, Minnie Brashear
Love’s Labour’s Lost, 1912, Minnie Brashear
Great English Plays: Twenty-three Masters, 1928, Minnie Brashear
Caesar and Cleopatra, 1928, Ora B. Hunt
A Book of English Literature (2 copies), 1932, Minnie Brashear
A Guide to Great Orchestral Music, 1943
The Little Book of the Flag, 1917, Elliott School
An Introduction to Dickens, 1952, Minnie Brashear
Additional information and pictures are available on the GovDeals website. The auction will be open from February 5, 2008 through February 20, 2008.
All items sold AS IS WHERE IS. Adair County R-II School reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.
The date and time for inspection of the items is scheduled for February 5, 2008 through February 20, 2008, from 9 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Please call 323-5272 to set up an appointment for viewing the items.
4 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
4-9 Adair County R-II 79th Annual Invitational Tournament—Here
11 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
11 Early Dismissal –Teacher In-service—12:45 p.m.
12 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1
12 Varsity Basketball w/ Bucklin—There 6:00 p.m.
13 10th Grade ASVAB
13 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3
13 5th Grade Girls & Boys Basketball w/ LaPlata—Here 6:00 p.m.
14 K-6 Valentine’s Parties—Here 2:00-2:55 p.m.
14 Senior Financial Aid Night—Here 5:30 p.m.
14 5th/6th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—There 6:00 p.m.
15 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6
15 Varsity Basketball w/ Novinger—Here 6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
16 NEMO JH District Honors Band Rehearsal and Concert at Macon
18 No School/President’s Day
19 Varsity Basketball w/ North Shelby—Here 6:00 p.m.
Senior Recognition Night
20 Jump for Heart—Here 3:15 p.m.
21 6th Grade Girls Basketball w/ Scotland County—Here 6:00 p.m.
22 Varsity Basketball w/Macon County—There 6:00 p.m.
25 - March 1 District Basketball Tournament at Linn County—There TBA
29 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.
PRESENTATION OF U.S. FLAG
The Adair County R-II School was presented an American Flag in honor of Roy A. Love, First Lieutenant, United States Army. Lt. Love is affiliated with the Department of Defense Coalition Joint Task Force Phoenix VI Camp Blackhorse in Afghanistan. The American flag presented in his honor was flown in the face of the enemy by the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors of Coalition Joint Task Force Phoenix over Camp Blackhorse during "Operation Enduring Freedom" on the 4th day of July, 2007 in honor of Adair County R-II School in Brashear, Missouri.
Thank you, Lt. Love, for putting your life on the line to defend our lives and preserve our freedom.