The Adair County R-II School year will begin for the teachers on Monday, August 20, 2001 with an in-service beginning at 9:00 a.m.
School will begin for students on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the first day as on all other school days. Breakfast prices remain at $.65 for students and $1.00 for adults. Lunch prices remain at $1.25 for students and $1.75 for adults. Free and reduced price meals will be offered upon submission of a qualifying application for those meals. Applications will be sent home on the first day of school. Please complete them as soon as possible if you think your family may qualify for the program. Please keep in mind that you may complete an application at any time during the school year or submit a change if your financial situation changes.
Kindergarten snacks and milk remain at $.20 a day. This cost is not covered by the free and reduced meal application.
Parents, please expect packets of forms to be sent home with your
students the first day. You will be receiving free/reduced meal
applications, emergency cards, insurance applications and other
important forms. Go through them the first evening and complete
all the ones that need to be returned to the school.
State law requires all students to have proper and up-to-date
immunizations to be allowed to attend school. Notices were sent
to district students who needed immunizations over the summer
to remain current. If you received such a letter and have not
had the required immunization(s), you must do so before August
22 or you will not be allowed to attend school.
If you are new to the district, please try to register prior to
Wednesday, August 22. REMEMBER you MUST have your up-to-date immunization
records, birth certificate, and social security number with you
to be allowed to enter upon registration.
Fifty-four kindergarten through sixth grade elementary students enrolled in this year's Brashear Summer Enrichment. Students participated in an economic based curriculum called Mini-Society. Mini-Society teaches kids about teamwork, basic economics, government, career options, work ethics, and consumer issues as they experience the process of creating and running their own community, where only they have voting privileges. Students chose Kid City as the name of their town, designed the currency, selected civil servants, and began the exciting task of building their own, unique storefronts. Shops opened one hour each day.
Students were given opportunities to use their basic skills in reading, math, and language arts during the course of operating their own businesses. Mayor Jeremy Clay and the Kid City Council members heard and suggested alternatives to otherwise unsolvable financial or personnel problems between shop owners and customers. Citizens experienced inflation, opportunity cost, scarcity, advertising techniques, the need for a bank, competition, variables which affect a successful enterprise, the need for cooperation, and other real life conditions.
Career paths were explored as guest speakers generously shared features of their professions. Several Brashear community members offered their time and talents with hands-on activities. Ken Clarkson shared stories from his work as an engineer. Dr. Coe Ann Hardwick spoke about her career as a chiropractor. Dr. Joyce Montgomery entertained students with Benji, a raccoon puppet. Nancy Platz brought and shared information about live tadpoles. Mrs. Martha Reese assisted each citizen of Kid City in designing and producing computer-generated business cards. Joyce Salter, cosmetologist, demonstrated hair cutting skills on volunteer Kid City citizens. Dick Taylor demonstrated auctioneering skills as he auctioned off white elephant merchandise on the last day of Summer Enrichment.
Summer teachers Donna Bond, Lisa Kinsel, and Betty Stephens wish
to thank parents, students, and guests who helped to make this
year's Summer Enrichment a great experience for everyone!
Bus routes will run approximately the same as last year. If you
have questions about your route or are new to the district, please
call the office at 323-5272. If you have questions about your
pick-up time, please call your driver: Larry Billington (formerly
Tony Morton's route), 323-5556; Teri Crandall, 323-5269; Marvin
Magruder, 332-7493; or John Shahan, 323-5391.
When you come into our buildings this year you will see several new faces. Please help us welcome them to our community.
Jane Apter has been employed as a part-time at-risk teacher. Jane most recently taught math at Knox County R-I. Joining her this year is Cheryl Reeves, who will be the at-risk paraprofessional. Cheryl comes to us from Green City R-I where she had served as a paraprofessional.
Sheila Garlock, a graduate of Truman State University, has been employed as a speech and language consultant to the district.
Christy Grissom, another graduate of Truman State University has been hired as K-12 guidance counselor. Christy most recently was employed as elementary guidance counselor with the LaPlata R-II School District.
Paula Lowe has been hired as an elementary paraprofessional. Paula has extensive experience with children as she has taught K-2 students in a private school in Macon.
Sara Parish, a former graduate of Brashear High School, returns to us as a math teacher and girls coach. Sara will be coaching softball, and junior high and high school basketball.
Amy Jo Phillips will be teaching sixth grade this year. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University and did her practice teaching with Donna Bond's kindergarten class last year.
Shelly Shipman has made a move from the classroom to the office. She will serve as the new elementary principal. Also included in her duties will be Federal Programs Director and Special Education Director.
Lisa Spilker will be teaching third grade. Lisa is a graduate of Hannibal LaGrange College and taught kindergarten last year at Knox County R-I.
Chad Zeigler, another alumni of Brashear High School, will be
teaching physical education in grades 4-12. Chad will also serve
as Athletic Director and coach high school boys' basketball and
junior high and high school boys and girls track.
Goals 2000 has supported a portion of our nursing service, tutoring and Time Trackers for students in grades K-12. These funds are no longer available beginning in the school year 2002-2003.
In order to stretch our money further we felt that
the best place to meet the funding reduction was with the Time
Trackers. Thanks to generous donations from the Locust Hill Church
and the Elementary and Secondary Student Councils, the cost of
the Time Tracker to the students has been reduced from $3.00 to
$1.00. We know that this places an added burden on families, but
we also feel that the value of the Time Trackers as an organizational
tool and means of communication between the school and home are
well worth the money. Please consider purchasing Time Trackers
for your children next fall.
Students are expected to dress in proper clothing at all times
while in school as well as attending school functions. Halter
tops, tank tops with straps less than one inch wide, or T-shirts
with obscene or any inappropriate messages will not be allowed.
Clothing with tobacco, alcohol or any inappropriate drug related
messages or logo will not be allowed. Sleeveless T-shirts may
be worn but cannot be cut back past the seam of the sleeve. "A"
shirts may only be worn for athletic practices or extra-curricular
activities outside of school. In grades 7-12 shorts must be no
shorter than eleven inches above the knee when kneeling. Any other
article of clothing deemed distracting (such as those showing
visible undergarments or excessive skin) will not be allowed.
The Brashear Parent-Teacher-Student (PTS) Association will be
in charge of scheduling concession stand workers for fall baseball/softball,
junior high and high school basketball, and spring baseball for
the coming year. Any organizations interested in earning extra
funds by working the concession stand or any individuals interested
in purchasing food for any or all of the above seasons should
contact Jackie Church (323-5272) or Traci Hill (665-0752). PTS
was able to make a sizeable donation back to the school last year,
and they are very much hoping to do the same again this year.
Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.
Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or
fruit. New regulations mandate the main entrée for the
day must be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).
Wednesday: Pancake/Yogurt or Juicy burger on bun*, green beans, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Ham/Yogurt or Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, fruit, jello
Friday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Nachos*, lettuce,
tomatoes, salsa, pudding
Monday: French toast/Yogurt or Shaved turkey w/ cheese on bun*, green beans, beets, fruit, brownies
Tuesday: Biscuit & sausage/Yogurt or Spaghetti*, meat sauce, lettuce, fruit, cookie
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Yogurt or Ham*, macaroni & cheese, slaw, fruit
Thursday: Donut/Yogurt or Garlic cheese bread*, corn, fruit, cake
Friday: Waffle/Yogurt or Beef burrito*, salsa, spanish
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Breakfast bites/Yogurt or Chicken nuggets*, corn, fruit, cookie
Wednesday: Egg & cheese burrito/Yogurt or Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, fruit
Thursday: Flapstick/Yogurt or Meatloaf*, green beans, fruit, jello
Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Yogurt or Hot dog on
bun*, kraut, potato salad, fruit
Monday: Breakfast pizza/Yogurt or Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit
Tuesday: French toast/Yogurt or Lasagna*, lettuce, carrots, fruit, jello
Wednesday: Banana bread/Yogurt or Sub sandwich*, green beans, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Turkey a la King over noodles*, slaw, fruit, brownies
Friday: Pancake/Yogurt or Pizza*, corn, fruit, cake
Monday: Waffle/Yogurt or Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, slaw, fruit
Tuesday: Ham/Yogurt or Chicken patty*, green beans, fruit, cake
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Yogurt or Beef tamale pie*, corn, fruit, brownies
Thursday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Turkey*, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit salad
Friday: Breakfast bites/Yogurt or Fish*, macaroni
& cheese, fruit, jello
Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Yogurt or Chicken nuggets*, corn, fruit, cookie
Tuesday: Egg & cheese burrito/Yogurt or Juicy burger on bun*, tater rounds, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit
Wednesday: Muffin/Yogurt or Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, fruit, cake
Thursday: Flapstick/Yogurt or Taco casserole*, lettuce, chips, salsa, tomatoes, fruit
Friday: Breakfast pizza/Yogurt or Corn dog*, green
beans, fruit, brownies
|22||First Day of School|
|23||Sophomore Class Ring Presentation at 8:30 a.m.|
|Senior Announcement Presentation|
|24||Softball w/ Scotland County||H||5:30|
|25||Schuyler County JV SB Tournament||T||TBA|
|27||Elementary Kick-Off Gab Session||H||5:30|
|28||Softball w/ Marion County||H||5:30|
|30||Softball/Baseball w/ Macon County||H||5:30|
|31||Sophomore Ring Orders and Senior Announcement Orders will be taken|
|31||Softball w/ Newtown-Harris||H||5:30|
|3||NO SCHOOL - Labor Day|
|4||Softball/Baseball w/ Novinger||H||5:30|
|7||Softball/Baseball w/ LaPlata||H||5:30|
|8||Atlanta Softball Tournament||T||TBA|
|10||Busy Bees Registration||H||9-10:00|
|11||Softball/Baseball w/ Atlanta||T||5:30|
|14||Early Dismissal - Teacher In-service||12:45|
|14||Softball/Baseball w/ Green City||T||5:30|
|15||Atlanta Baseball Tournament||T||TBA|
|17||Softball w/ Marion County||T||5:00|
|Baseball w/ Canton||H||5:00|
|18||Softball/Baseball w/ Bucklin||H||5:30|
|21||School Pictures - Preschool at 8:15 a.m.|
|21||Softball/Baseball w/ Bevier||T||5:30|
|22||Schuyler County V Softball Tournament||T||TBA|
|25||Softball/Baseball w/ Linn County||T||5:30|
|27||Evening in Education||6:00|
|PTS Meeting/Open House||7:00|
All public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate
public education to all students with disabilities, including
those attending private/parochial schools, beginning on the child's
third birthday through age twenty (20), regardless of the child's
disability. The public school assures that to comply with the
full educational opportunity goal, services for students three
(3) through twenty-one (21) will be fully implemented by 1999.
Disabilities include: learning disabilities, mental retardation,
behavior disorders/emotional disturbance, speech disorders (voice,
fluency, or articulation), language disorders, visually impaired,
hearing impaired, physically/other health impaired, multiple disabilities,
deaf/blind, autism, early childhood special education, and traumatic
The public school assures that it will provide information and
referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation
of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible
for the Missouri's First Steps Program.
All public schools are required to provide parents the right to
inspect and review personally identifiable information collected
and used or maintained by the district relating to their children.
Parents have the right to request amendment of these records if
they feel the information is inaccurate, misleading, or violates
the privacy or other rights of their children. Parents have the
right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education
or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements
of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You
may contact your local district, if you wish to review the requirements
provided in FERPA.
The public school has developed a Local Compliance Plan for implementation
of Special Education and this Plan is available for public review
during regular school hours on days school is in session in the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools. The Local Compliance
Plan is a written narrative which describes the district's plan
for compliance with the requirements for identifying and serving
all students with disabilities. Included in this plan are the
policies and procedures which the district must follow regarding
storage, disclosure to third parties, retention, and destruction
of personally identifiable information. The plan also describes
the assurances that services are provided in compliance with the
requirement of 34 CFR 76.301 of the General Education Provision
Public schools in the State of Missouri are required to conduct
an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected
disabilities from birth through age twenty (20) who reside in
the district or whose parent/legal guardian resides in the district.
This census is compiled as of May 1 each year. This information
is treated as confidential and submitted to the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education. Information to be collected
includes: name of each child, parent/legal guardian's name/address;
birth date and age of each child; and each child's disability
or suspected disability. Should the district fail to submit an
annual census, the State Board of Education may withhold state
aid until the census is submitted. If you have a child with a
disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending
the public school, please contact your school district.
This notice can be provided in languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese or any other language as may be necessary.