The Brashear High School would like to take this opportunity to thank the merchants and businesses which support the Renaissance Program. The contributions are truly appreciated and do make a difference in student's attitude, attendance, and achievement. When you patronize these businesses, please express your appreciation to them for their contributions to our students.
The following have contributed to the program for the 2000-2001
school year: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Subway, Pizza Hut,
McDonald's Restaurant, Hardee's of Kirksville, Fazoli's, Dairy
Queen, Burger King, Athlete's Foot, Stage, Taylor Flowers, Little
Caesars Pizza-Pizza, Maurices, Domino's Pizza, Joyce's Styling
Hut, Keller Board, and PTS.
With the conclusion of the fall extracurricular activities, we would like to congratulate the following students for their awards and honors.
Amber Dailing, Trevor Mills, and Dru Talbert were named to the All-Conference 1st team. Niki Peterson, Nathan Kelsey, and Cory Shaver were named to the All-Conference 2nd team. Amber Dailing was also named to the All-District At-Large team.
Our Marching Tigers had a great season. They placed 3rd in the Ottumwa Oktoberfest Parade, 3rd in the University of Missouri Homecoming Parade, and 4th in the Truman State University Homecoming Parade.
Two students have been published. Alicia Longano has had her poem
"Good-Bye" published in Chorus of the Soul, The
International Library of Poetry. Leslie Beck has had her essay
"Celebrate the Good Days" published in Chicken Soup
for the Preteen Soul.
Our first Drug-Free Activity Night of the year is scheduled for
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. Our featured entertainment for
the evening is being crowned Brashear High School Womanless Woman
of the Year. Other activities will include volleyball, bowling,
ping pong, board games, and refreshments. We invite all parents
and community members as well as students in grades 7-12 to participate.
Donations for refreshments are welcome.
Parent/Teacher/Principal Gab Sessions were a big success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had a chance to attend at least one gab session. We had a wonderful turnout with 80% of our families attending. Please feel free to contact the elementary if you have any questions concerning the items discussed.
The school has two fax machines that are no longer being used. These items can be seen during regular school hours in the superintendent's office. Bids will be accepted until November 15. These machines will be offered for sale "as is" and we do not guarantee their condition.
The first machine is a Sharp UX-172 Thermal Fax Machine. Two rolls of thermal facsimile paper will be included with this machine. The second machine is a Sharp UX-300 Plain Paper Facsimile Machine. Three film cartridges will be included with this machine. Each machine will come with its owner's manual.
The school reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids
on these items.
Our school has a very exciting opportunity to receive
free musical instruments and supplies for our school/classroom.
On or about November 6, 2000, the Pepsi-Cola Company
will Share the Joy with Music by featuring "Pepsi
Notes" symbols on all specially marked 12 packs, 24 packs,
and 2 and 3 liter bottles which can be used for free
new musical instruments, supplies, sheet music and software. In
addition, "Pepsi Notes" will also be featured
on specially marked packages of Frito-Lay products. With
your support, this program will greatly enhance music education
in our school.
We're excited to have our school participate in this
"Pepsi Notes" collection program and I am hoping
you will enthusiastically join me in raising our community awareness
on the importance of music education as part of your child's curriculum.
Studies have shown that academic coursework integrating music
education helps overall intellectual development in children and
reflects improved SAT performance. I'm sure you will agree
that music is an integral part of education.
Our goal is to earn enough notes to receive a keyboard,
piccolo, and sound equipment. That means a total of 35,000 "Pepsi
Notes". We can reach that goal, but we need your help!
"Pepsi Notes" collection bins will be located in the
music room. Please be sure to send official "Pepsi Notes"
symbols to school with your child. Our Collection Drive ends February
Let's encourage family and friends to help us reach
our goal. This is a wonderful way to improve our existing music
curriculum, and allow our children to have music-related materials
that would not be possible without this program.
Please contact me to volunteer or participate
in a "PEPSI NOTES" DRIVE or visit
for specific program details. Thank you for supporting
the music program at Brashear School.
Rhonda K. Harrison
This past week has been a sober reminder of just
how uncertain life can be. We have lost our governor in a plane
crash. A young man was killed in a car accident. These events
grieve our hearts but at the same time it reminds us how important
it is to live in the moment.
We need to make the most of every day and celebrate
all that we are. This fall we have witnessed Mother Nature in
all of her glory. What an incredible year. Have you taken the
time just to enjoy the fantastic fall colors? Too often we rush
through the day not even noticing the wonders all around us. Being
in the moment and living a day at a time gives us access to the
wonders of life. The gift of life is an incredible gift we too
often take for granted. During this month of Thanksgiving take
time to be thankful for all the marvelous wonders our Maker has
created for us to enjoy.
Take a moment and think about those who have been
your teachers. No matter who or what you have become, there have
been those who have helped you along the way. It may have been
a word of encouragement when you were down. Or maybe someone believed
in you when you didn't believe in yourself. It may have been a
classroom teacher. Teachers come from all walks of life. Our culture
is so individualistic and competitive that it is easy to forget
that we literally accomplish nothing without the help of others.
This month take time for yourself and enjoy the moment.
November is a great time for you to write a note of appreciation
to a teacher who has inspired you or your child. Whatever you
do this month make time to find the simple joy of living.
Dr. Joyce Montgomery
Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or
fruit. New regulations mandate the main entree for the day must
be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).
Wednesday: Pancake/Juicy burger*, tater rounds, carrots, apple crisp
Thursday: Breakfast bites/Pizza*, corn, spinach, peaches, cookie
Friday: Egg & cheese omelet/Beef stew*, hot rolls,
white beans, apple
Monday: Waffle/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, beets, fruit, cake
Tuesday: Biscuit & sausage/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, green beans, hominy, fruit, brownies
Wednesday: Donut/Taco casserole*, lettuce, chips, tomatoes, salsa, fruit
Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken nuggets*, corn, vegetable sticks, fruit, cookie
Friday: Muffin/Fish*, macaroni & cheese, carrots,
Monday: Pancake/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit, cookie
Tuesday: Flapstick/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, peas, fruit, jello
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Tenderloin on bun*, celery and carrot sticks, carrots, fruit, brownies
Thursday: Biscuit & gravy/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake
Friday: Ham/Corn dog*, green beans, beets, fruit,
Monday: Toast w/ jelly/Lasagna*, corn, beets, fruit, ice cream
Tuesday: French toast/Turkey*, gravy, hot rolls, green beans, fruit
Wednesday: Egg & cheese omelet/Chicken patty*, tater rounds, peas, fruit, cookie
Thursday: NO SCHOOL
Monday: Biscuit & sausage/Juicy burger*, green beans, beets, fruit, brownies
Tuesday: Waffle/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, carrots, fruit, cake
Wednesday: Muffin/Hot dog on bun*, potato salad, peas, fruit, rice krispie treat
Thursday: Breakfast bites/Stir fry chicken*, rice,
lettuce, apple crisp
|2||JH Basketball w/ Linn County||T||6:00|
|3||7th & 8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate||H||6:00|
|6-11||Atlanta Junior High Tournament||T||TBA|
|8||7th Grade Otis-Lennon S.A.T.|
|10||Early Dismissal - Teacher Inservice||12:45|
|13||Evening in Education - Reading Week Kick-off||H||6:30-7:30|
|14||10th Grade PLAN (optional)|
|17||NHS/Student Council Drug-Free Activity Night||H||7:00|
|21||HS Basketball w/ Knox County||H||6:00|
|22||Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving||12:45|
|23||NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving|
|24||NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving|
|27 - December 2||Novinger Tournament||T||TBA|
|27||2nd & 3rd Grade Physicals|
|30||2nd & 3rd Grade Physicals|