ADAIR COUNTY R-II NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
The elementary school will be celebrating National School Lunch week October 12-16. Plan on eating with your favorite Brashear Elementary student during this week. An adult lunch costs $2.75 and includes the main entrée, salad bar, as well as milk, water, or tea.
Please let us know the day before you are eating by sending a note with your child or giving us a call. The schedule is as follows:
Monday Kindergarten 10:35-11:00
4th Grade 11:35-12:00
Tuesday 1st Grade 10:45-11:10
5th Grade 11:40-12:05
Wednesday 2nd Grade 10:43-11:09
Thursday 3rd Grade 10:40-11:05
Friday 6th Grade 11:45-12:10
We are asking that you do not bring younger siblings, as they will have a hard time with the lunch schedule and procedures. We are also asking that only one guest accompany your child for that day.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
School will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th for parent teacher conferences. Conferences are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you have not already done so, please contact the appropriate office to schedule an appointment for your child(ren). You will be able to pick up first quarter grade cards at the time of your conference.
Please note that we will not have school on Friday, October 30, 2009.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SURROGATE PARENT PROGRAM
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.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
The students in grades K-6 are once again participating in the BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM which pays 10 cents for each Box Top coupon
from various grocery items. Thanks to all parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors who have contributed to this cause. Keep up the good work!
STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR MAP/EOC SCORES
The following Brashear students scored proficient or advanced on the Spring 2009 State MAP/End of Course assessments.
MAP/EOC ADVANCED 2008-2009
Andy Belzer Algebra I
Jordan Berry English II
Wendy Clarkson Com. Arts
Miranda Creason Com. Arts, Math, Science
Natasha Findling Com. Arts, Math
Daisy Ledford Com. Arts, Science
Angela McKim Com. Arts
Madeline Potter Com. Arts, Math
Lindsey Powell Com. Arts, Math
Shelby Salter Com. Arts, Math
Jay Scudder English II, Biology
Sydney Slavin English II
Katie Smith Algebra I
Sam Smith Math
Katie Sweet Com. Arts
Meredith Thomas Com. Arts
Dakota Walker English II
Dakota Williams Math
Ashton Wolter Algebra I
Kyle Bowen Math
Andy Clarkson Com. Arts
Audrey DeBie Com. Arts
Tyler Findling Science
Allison Garrett Math
Marshall Goff Science
Ty Gottman Com. Arts
Leah Grissom Com. Arts, Math
Chance Hill Math
Abigail Kerby Com. Arts, Math, Science
Celia Kincaid Com. Arts
Megan McHenry Com. Arts
Bailey Moncrief Com. Arts
Austin Perry Math
Nicholas Perry Com. Arts
Jacob Reeves Math
Sidney Sykes Com. Arts, Science
Zane Sykes Com. Arts
Breann Turner Com. Arts
MAP/EOC PROFICIENT 2008-2009
Alexa Acton Com. Arts, Math
Cynthia Anderson Math
Jeremy Barnes Com. Arts, Math, Science
Jordan Berry Algebra I
Nick Bradshaw Math
Joe Clarkson Algebra I
Wendy Clarkson Science
Elisabeth Cloud Com. Arts, Math, Science
William Coy English II
Sidney DeBie Com. Arts, Math, Science
Stephanie Elsea English II, Biology
Destiny Ferdig English II
Nicholas Gordon Com. Arts, Math
Kaitlin Guffey Algebra I
Kelsey Hocker Com. Arts, Math, Science
Hayden Housman Math
Marcus Jefferson Com. Arts, Math
Heather Longano English II
Paige Longano Algebra I
Matt McCloud English II
Abby McKim English II, Biology
Angela McKim Math
Gus Mihalevich Com. Arts
Ashley Moncrief Com. Arts, Math
Nicole Moncrief Com. Arts, Math
Dalton Mourton Com. Arts
Rebecca Mullen English II, Biology
Blake Pflum Com. Arts, Math, Science
Dillon Redding English II
Macy Rogers Algebra I
Shelby Rogers English II
Shelby Salter Science
Sydney Slavin Biology
Sam Smith Com. Arts
Tristin Smith Math
Kayla Snelling Com. Arts, Math
Adam Songer Algebra I
Amber Story English II
Katie Sweet Math
Chloe Sykes Algebra I
Meredith Thomas Math
Nick Thomas Algebra I
Olivia Thompson Com. Arts, Math
Dakota Walker Algebra I, Biology
David Walker Com. Arts, Math, Science
Abigail Wheeler English II
Dakota Williams Com. Arts
Colt Acton Com. Arts
Kourtney Arnold Math
Jacob Bleything Math
Kyle Bowen Com. Arts
Andy Clarkson Math
Audrey DeBie Math
Tyler Findling Com. Arts, Math
Allison Garrett Com. Arts
Marshall Goff Math
Ty Gottman Math
Cassandra Graham Math
Lucas Grgurich Science
Abigail Hall Com. Arts, Math
Caitlee Hall Com. Arts
Chance Hill Com. Arts
Sam Kerby Com. Arts, Math
Celia Kincaid Math
Dillon Klingsmith Science
Morgan Magruder Math
Hannah Mason Com. Arts, Math
Izaiah McCloud Com. Arts, Math
Megan McHenry Math
Harli Mihalevich Math
Bailey Mihalovich Com. Arts, Math, Science
Kacie Mihalovich Math
Devin Morrison Com. Arts
Travis Nilson Com. Arts, Math
Nicholas Perry Math, Science
Lauren Platz Com. Arts
Saydie Potter Com. Arts, Math
Hannah Reeves Com. Arts, Math
Jacob Reeves Com. Arts
Vanessa Shultz Com. Arts, Math
Nate Stewart Math
Rebecca Story Com. Arts
Sidney Sykes Math
Zane Sykes Math
Mandy Taylor Math
Gabe Thomas Com. Arts, Math
Allison Thompson Com. Arts, Math
Breann Turner Math
Rhiannon Turner Com. Arts, Math
Kimberlina Walitshek Com. Arts, Math
Kylie Williams Math
Damien Zajac Math
GHOULISH GARAGE SALE
After Prom will be having an indoor garage sale on October 31st from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. If you would like to rent an 8X6 space to sell your items, please contact Louise Smith (email@example.com). The cost of rental is $20 (payable in advance) which includes advertising. If you have special items you would like mentioned in the ad, please send details no later than Friday, October 23. You will have access to the gym to set up your space on Friday, October 30th from 5-8 p.m. Tables are available for an additional $2.00 rental. Spaces are available first come, first served with a deadline of October 23rd.
We will also be hosting a Soup/Chili Supper on Halloween from 3-5 p.m. You can feed your little ghouls and goblins before heading out for a night of trick o’ treating. We will be serving chicken noodle soup & chili, crackers & cheese, relish tray, drink and dessert for $3.50 a person; free refills on soup and chili. We are asking After Prom parents to bake 1 dessert item and have it delivered to the school on October 29th or the day of the supper.
After Prom will be sponsoring a hunter breakfast on November 14th from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
We will be serving sausage gravy & biscuits, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, juice and coffee.
Cost is $5.00 a person and for an extra $1.00 you can fill your thermos with coffee.
Community Education classes are available at Kirksville Area Technical Center. Registration for Fall classes began on Monday, August 31, 2009.
Call 660-665-2865 or stop by the Community Education Office at KATC to enroll in classes. The following classes are available:
Accounting Fundamentals (ed2go)
Medical Coding (ed2go)
Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay (ed2go)
10/5 MS Word 2007 Level I
10/6 Absolute Beginners Computer Class (Also meets 10/8, 13 & 15)
10/7 Internet and Computer Safety for Adults (Also meets 10/8, 14 & 15)
10/7 MS Word 2007 Level II
10/8 MS Word 2007 Level III
10/12 MS Excel 2007 Level I
10/14 MS Excel 2007 Level II
10/15 MS Excel 2007 Level III
10/19 Power Point Level IV
10/21 Power Point Level V
10/22 Power Point Level VI
11/2 Introduction to Digital Photography (Also meets 11/2, 4 & 15)
12/7 Home Electronics—Putting it all together! (Also meets 12/9 & 10)
Creating Web Pages (ed2go)
Introduction to Quickbooks 2009 (ed2go)
A to Z Grant Writing (ed2go)
10/3 Dutch Oven Cooking (rain date 10/17)
10/20 Student Organizing 101
10/21 Basic Home Organizing
10/27 Office Organizing 411
10/30-12/4 Beginners Couples Country Dancing (Fridays)
11/4-12/16 Basic Conversational Spanish I (Wednesdays)
Organize or Agonize (register at www.
10/8 Healthy Cooking—Eliminate Sugar, White Flour, and White Shortening
10/15 Stress Relief
10/22 Using Essential Oils
10/29 Alternative Medicine
10/5 ServSafe Food Safety in Spanish (Also meets 10/12, 19 & 26)
10/22 Basic Food Sanitation in Spanish
10/27 5S or now 6S (safety)
10/29 Basic Food Sanitation
11/17 TPM or Total Productive Maintenance
11/30 Basic Food Sanitation
12/15 Basic Food Sanitation
12/15 Problem Solving or Root Cause Analysis
10/13 Stranger Safety
10/29 Internet Safety
10/7 & 10/8 ACT Preparation Seminar (To enroll: www. zaps.com or call 1.877.927.8378)
An additional 250 classes are available online. You can take courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient for you. Classes begin October 21, November 11, December 9, and January 20. Please visit www.ed2go.com/katc.
Gatlin Education Services provides KATC’s on-line career-training certificate programs’ content and materials. To register call 660-665-2865 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirksville Area Technical Center now has thousands of online courses from the world’s greatest authors and companies on nearly every subject imaginable! Visit the KATC eLearning Center to find the largest selection of self-study online courses available. Enroll anytime you like—study when you want! www.kirksville.theelearningcenter.com
Matt Caldwell for donating a signed copy of his book The Zamler’s Last Stand in memory of Carol Chambers.
Louise Smith for donating The Supreme Court of the United States; Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks; The Children’s March; I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree; The Book of Where; A Time for Freedom; The Life, Times and Treacherous Death of Jesse James; Systems for State Assessment; Borders and Frames; and Practicing to Take the GRE.
Kirksville JC Penney Store and Janet Gremaud for the generous donation of a large work table on wheels. It is currently being used by the Industrial Arts Department.
As the winter season approaches, we are reminding parents and students to listen to the local media stations to check on “early dismissals” and/or “no school” bulletins. This information will be given to KTVO television, KHQA television, WGEM television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KLTE radio, KRES radio of Moberly, KMEM radio of Memphis, and KZBK radio of Brookfield. These stations will present dismissal information as soon as decisions have been made. Please do not call the school.
The playground committee is planning to sell cookbooks as a fundraiser. We are looking for some really good recipes from the patrons of our district. You can easily add your recipes using the website.
Contributor Name: (your name)
Group name: brashear
Contributor password: zd3u2
It is really easy to add your recipes and you can see what recipes have already been added or who has added. You can edit the recipes if you make a mistake up until the time that you click save. Changes after that can be fixed by Martha Reese or Toni Tuggle. We would like your recipes added by October 5 so that we can get the books back in time for Christmas delivery.
If you would like to reserve a copy or copies of the cookbook, please contact Toni Tuggle at 660.323.5272 ext. 33.
AFTER PROM MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th—6:00 PM—LEARNING CENTER
All parents of Junior/Senior students are requested to attend. We will be deciding on future fundraisers and making plans for after prom activities. Prom is scheduled for April 24th.
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 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Thursday: Egg omelet, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, carrot sticks, pineapple, peanut butter bar, milk
Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Corn dog, tater tots, green beans, applesauce, brownie, milk
Monday: Sausage, egg, & cheese biscuit/Spaghetti, bread stick, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cottage cheese, cake, milk
Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, pineapple, peanut butter bar, milk
Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, fruit, brownie, milk
Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Hot dog, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk
Friday: No School
October 12-16 National School Lunch Week
Monday: Pop tarts/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Pepperoni hot pocket, potato wedges, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk
Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk
Thursday: Cherry or apple strudel/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk
Friday: Long john, fruit/Stuffed crust pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, milk
Monday: Muffin, fruit/Tenderloin, fries, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Hot ham & cheese, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk
Wednesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk
Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon/Corn dog, potato wedges, vegetable, strawberries, cake, milk
Friday: Biscuits & gravy/Garlic cheese bread, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, Oreo® pudding, milk
Monday: Cereal, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Hamburger on bun, fries, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk
Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, fruit, peanut butter bar, milk
Thursday: Donut, fruit/Ravioli, peas, pears, cottage cheese, banana bar, milk
Friday: No School
The Brashear Band needs your help! We'd love to collect your unused
instruments! We'll even fix them up and clean them for ourselves. If you have an old instrument lying around that you'd like to loan or donate to the band program, please contact Mr. Jeremy Haupt at the school. Most needed: trumpets, drums, cymbals.
Are you a Guitar Hero? We’ll see! Come
compete in the annual Brashear Band Guitar Hero Tournament at the school on Thursday,
October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
$5 to compete, $2 to watch!
1 JV/V Softball w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.
5 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
8-10 District Softball Tournament at LaPlata—There TBA
8 Junior Magazine Sales Begin
8 Read for the Record—Here 6:00-7:30 p.m.
8 Guitar Hero Tournament—Here 7:00 p.m.
9 No School—MSTA Conference
10 Truman State University Homecoming Parade—There 9:00 a.m.
12-16 National School Lunch Week
12 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
12 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—12:45 p.m.
13 Hannibal Band Day—There TBA
14 11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT (Optional)
15-16 Green City Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA
18 Tri-County Conference Choir Practice—TBA
19 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
19 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour—TBA
19 College Fair at Knox County—There 12:30 p.m.
19 Tiger Cub (3-4) Basketball Camp—Here 3:00-6:00 p.m.
19 JH Basketball w/ Atlanta—There 6:00 p.m.
20 First Quarter Ends
20 FBLA to Culver Stockton College—There 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
20 Tiger Cub (3-4) Basketball Games—Here 6:00 p.m.
21 Missouri Day
21 10th Grade PLAN Test
21 K-1 Lunch w/ the Principal
21 JH Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 6:00 p.m.
22 2-3 Lunch w/ the Principal
23-31 Red Ribbon Week
23 4-6 Lunch w/ the Principal
23 JH Basketball w/ Green City—Here 6:00 p.m.
24 Mizzou Homecoming Parade—There 9:00 a.m.
26 Busy Bees Halloween Party—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.
26 7th/8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.
27 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.
27 JH Basketball w/ Bevier—There 6:00 p.m.
28 K-6 Halloween Activities Parade at 1:30 and parties from 2:00-2:55 p.m.
29 Early Dismissal—Parent/Teacher Conferences—12:45 p.m.
30 No School
30 District Student Council Meeting at Salisbury—There TBA
30 JH Basketball w/ Bucklin—Here 6:00 p.m.
30 Fall Dance—Here 8:30-11:30 p.m.
STUDENTS, SCHOOLS ACHIEVE MORE WITH A+ SCHOOLS PROGRAM
This month, thousands of college students are starting classes with tuition money from the state they earned through a program unique to Missouri.
High school students who complete the state’s A+ Schools Program earn two years of paid tuition at a public community college or an eligible career or technical school. Many of the students who take advantage of the A+ schools program say they would not foresee higher education in their futures without it.
“It’s not just the money,” said Jocelyn Strand, director of A+ Schools at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “A lot of these kids are first-generation college students. We often hear that never before had someone told them that they could go to college or succeed in college. Every A+ high school has an A+ coordinator who works with students and encourages them.”
As high school students return to school this month, Strand wants to encourage them and their parents to check out the A+ program. She especially wants to alert ninth graders to the advantages of signing up sooner rather than later.
“The earlier students sign up for the program, the easier it will be for them to meet the state requirements and avoid the missteps that might make them ineligible,” Strand said. “All four years of high school matter in determining eligibility.”
Drake Bradshaw, a spring graduate of Kirksville High School who is using his A+ award to attend North Central Missouri College in Trenton, is one A+ graduate who credits the program and his coordinator with his decision to attend college.
“School has never been my No. 1 priority,” said Bradshaw, who is majoring in agriculture. “The A+ program is what motivated me to go. I thought, ‘It’s free, so why not go; and maybe it will help me down the road.’”
In the past four years, nearly 50,000 high school students graduated with A+ eligibility. The vast majority of students entering college through the A+ program are first-time, full-time degree-seeking students. The state legislature appropriates about $25 million to the program each year.
“The A+ Program is a Missouri success story,” said Chris L. Nicastro, Commissioner of Education. “Overall, schools that participate have lower dropout rates, higher GPAs, lower remediation rates, higher college entrance test scores, and a higher percentage of students continuing to postsecondary education.”
The first thing interested high school students and parents should check is whether their high schools are A+ designated. Much more than a scholarship program, the A+ Schools Program is about school improvement, and high schools must meet requirements to receive the A+ designation. These requirements aim to improve coursework rigor, to support at-risk students to lower dropout rates and to involve community stakeholders in the education process. The program also requires schools to track objectives for each student, which generates data schools can use to keep improving.
Established by state law in 1993, the A+ program is open to all public schools. Currently, 274 of Missouri’s 570 high schools are participating, and more than 100 other schools are in the process of seeking state approval.
Many schools seek designation because parents and students push for it. Communities see an A+ school just down the road and don’t understand why their students shouldn’t have the same opportunities.
Students who take part in the A+ program must meet requirements for GPA (2.5 points or higher on a 4-point scale), attendance (an overall rate of at least 95 percent for grades 9 through 12) and good citizenship (standards are set by schools and so vary). Students must also spend 50 hours doing district-supervised unpaid mentoring or tutoring (in many A+ schools, tutoring is offered as a course). Once students earn the A+ award, they have up to four years after high school graduation to use the benefit; that means graduates who do not go straight to college still have time to use their A+ award.
“This program is really about empowering students, to set goals, to build skills, to be the best person that they can be,” said Roxanna Mechem, A+ director for the Rockwood School District. “It allows us to interact with them in ways that give them ownership and voice in their own development and career aspirations.
To sign up for the A+ Program at Brashear High School contact Cheryl Reeves, A+ Coordinator at 660.323.5272 ext.15 or by email email@example.com
All students 9-12 are encouraged to inquire about the A+ Program in order for the student to begin the path to eligibility.