MAY 1, 2017                                                        Brashear, Missouri


Free sports physicals will be provided for area athletes on May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on May 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the William Matthew Middle School Gymnasium. Athletes must take the MSHSAA physical form signed by a parent or guardian to the clinic. If the physical is not signed by a parent or guardian, they will not be able to perform the physical. If your child plans to participate in middle school softball or football (Knox County), softball, baseball, cheerleading, basketball, or track during the 2017-2018 school year, your child MUST have an updated MSHSAA pre-participation physical evaluation on file with the district before he/she can begin practice. If he/she does not have a physical, he/she will not be allowed to participate. Student signatures are required on pages 1, 3, and 4. Parent signatures are required on pages 1 and 4. Be sure to mark your calendar so that you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Students may pick up the MSHSAA physical forms from the high school office or online at Forms will also be available onsite.



The Adair County R-II High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.


The twelve seniors include Colt Acton, Jacob Bleything, Hailey Lawrence, Trevor Love, Miranda Middleton, Kacie Mihalovich, Mechelia Potter, Saydie Potter, Jackie Sidenstricker, Breann Turner, Robbyn Wagster, and Tyler Watson.


The receiving line for the graduates will be in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony. In addition, National Honor Society will be hosting a punch and cookie reception.

Good luck Seniors in all your future endeavors!



The Adair County R-II sixth grade promotion ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The sixteen sixth graders include Mackenzie Baker, Landon Fisher, Logan Grgurich, Emma Harsell, McKenna Hartwig, Alex Houghton, Lucas Keller, Ethan Mason, Kolbi Mason, Wesley McGinnis, Haley McNamer, Aden Shahan, Anthony Shaw, Jaryn Weaver, Aiden Withrow, and Avery Zentz. A reception will be held for the students in the cafeteria following promotion.



If you haven’t ordered your 2017 yearbook, it’s not too late. Yearbooks may still be purchased for $30. Please make your check payable to Adair County R-II School.



Breakfast each day includes fruit, 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 lunch entrée: yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


May 1-5

Monday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, carrots, peaches, pudding, milk

Wednesday: Bacon & egg breakfast wrap/Hot ham & cheese, potato wedges, corn, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Breakfast burrito/Chicken strips, noodles, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Friday: Donut, Go-gurt®/Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk


May 8-12

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancakes, syrup, sausage/Tater tot casserole, cottage cheese, lettuce, corn, fruit, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Bagel, muffin/Corn wedges, potato wedges, vegetable, pears, banana bread, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Pork roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, yogurt/Pizza, chips & cheese, vegetable, applesauce, ice cream, milk


May 15-16

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, chips & cheese, lettuce, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Tuesday: Cereal, breakfast bar, Go-gurt®/BBQ hot dog, chips, carrots, fruit, cookie, milk



Please plan to join us on Tuesday, May 2nd for our 2nd annual Concert in the City Park featuring soloists and ensembles from the school music department playing their favorite music from popular movies.

Homemade pies will be auctioned off between performances to benefit the Brashear Music Department.

Ice cream will be served after the concert. Please remember to bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the high school gym.

The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of music and sweets! Everyone is invited to attend—bring a friend and support our music program.



Congratulations to the following students who won purple ribbons at District Industrial Arts contest in Moberly on Friday, April 21: Colt Acton—Honda sign; Callie Althide—clock and scroll saw record; Aubrey Bleything—table; Ty Bushnell—intarsia dog; John Gerhold—goose call; Hannah Grissom—clock; Brandon Jochimsen—billfold; Trevor Love—scroll saw bowl; Madeline McGinnis—clock and scroll saw record; Austin Ray—woodburning; and Kynleigh White—billfold. These students are eligible to compete at the State Industrial Arts contest on Tuesday, May 9 at Lake of the Ozarks.


Congratulations to Kameren McGinnis for finishing 8th in Public Speaking at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held April 2-4 in Springfield.


Congratulations to the following students for their solo performances at District Music Contest on Saturday, April 1: Kameren McGinnis—Vocal, 2; Megan McHenry—Vocal, 2; Breann Turner—Vocal, 3; Saydie Potter—Clarinet, 2; and Wyatt Potter—Alto Saxophone, 2.


Congratulations to Hannah Reeves on being selected to attend the 2017 Youth Tour to Washington D.C. sponsored by Missouri Electric Cooperatives.


Congratulations also to Hannah Reeves on being selected to be part of the 2017 HOBY Leadership Seminar as a Junior Staff member.



The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 3rd from 2:00-6:30 p.m. at the Keller Building. Please make plans to stop by and donate!



The Adair County R-II Board of Education met in special session on Monday, April 10, 2017, to swear in new members and reorganize. The officers elected are as follows: President, Jim Reeves; Vice President, Alissa Garlock; Secretary, Keith Turner; Treasurer, Aaron Zentz; and Board Delegate, Jason Taylor. Members are Sara Erwin and Duayne Housman.


The Board of Education meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The agenda can be found posted on the door of the Superintendent’s office and at The public is welcome to attend the open session.



Lunch refunds will only be given to Seniors on their last day of school. Any money remaining in your child(ren)’s account(s) will be carried over to the 2017-2018 school year. Refunds will be given only if requested. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Renee or Karla at 323-5272.



The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 11. The banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium with the awards ceremony starting at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Each family attending is asked to bring two covered dishes and their own table service. Drinks and some meat will be furnished by the Athletics department. The public is welcome to attend.














































1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

1 Baseball w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.

2 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

2 2nd Grade Field Trip to Miami—There TBA

2 Pie Auction/Music Concert in the Brashear City Park—6:00 p.m.

3 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

3 Atlanta Junior High Track Meet—There 1:00 p.m.

3 Blood Drive at the Keller Building—There 2:00-6:30 p.m.

4 Knox Co. Varsity Relays—There 3:30 p.m.

5 1st Grade Field Trip to Kirksville—There TBA

5 Baseball w/ Putnam Co.—There 5:00 p.m.

5 4th Grade Wax Museum—Here 7:00 p.m.

6 District Track at LaPlata—There TBA

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

8 Baseball w/ Atlanta—Here 5:00 p.m.

Senior Recognition Night

9 State Industrial Arts Contest at Lake of the Ozarks—There TBA

9 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

9 Baseball w/ Schuyler Co.—There 5:00 p.m.

10 Senior Trip to St. Louis—There TBA

10 6th Grade Field Trip to Jefferson City—There TBA

10 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

11 Departmental Awards Assembly—Here 8:15 a.m.

11 D.A.R.E. Graduation—Here 2:00 p.m.

11 Awards Banquet—Here 6:00 p.m.

12-20 District Baseball at LaPlata—There TBA

12 3rd Grade Field Trip to Kirksville—There TBA

12 4th Grade Field Trip to Hannibal—There TBA

12 Sixth Grade Promotion—Here 7:00 p.m.

13 Sectional Track at St. Louis—There TBA

14 Graduation—Here 3:00 p.m.

15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

15 Elementary End of Year Celebration—5:30 p.m.

16 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

16 Elementary Field Day

16 Last Day of School—Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.

17 School Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

19-20 State Track Meet at Jefferson City—There TBA


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