September 30, 2015
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Sunday with the Seahawks

Photo by Kris Hogaboam
The Boys and Girls Club members and staff of Prosser raising money Sunday at the Seattle Seahawk game!  From Left right; Kippy Brown, Zebbie Castilleja, Isaac Glidewell, Felipe Hurtado, and  Blake Milne.

PHS Back in Session

Mustangs kicked off the start of a new school year on Sept. 1, and 58 Link Crew leaders ensured that the Class of 2019 was welcomed to PHS. Link Crew leaders consist of juniors and seniors who are passionate about helping incoming freshmen find their way around PHS. Over the summer, Link Crew adviser, Kila Salyers Smith, and the Link Crew leaders go through nearly 20 hours of training in order to serve the incoming Mustangs. During the training sessions, Smith teaches the Link Crew leaders several activities that they will show the freshmen during Freshmen Orientation, which took place on Monday, Aug. 31st.

Letters about Literature contest kicks off

Olympia - An annual national competition encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is under way, and Washington is again taking part.
The Letters about Literature contest encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead, and explain how a particular book by the author changed their view of the world or themselves.The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for schoolchildren and homeschooled students in grades 4-12.
October is Farm to School month

By Elisha Smith
October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). "Farm to School" refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.
The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only 2% of children get the recommended serving of fruits and vegetable each day. Farm to School programs increase students' daily fruit and veg
AG asks state Supreme Court to reconsider charter schools ruling

Seattle Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a Motion for Reconsideration asking the Washington Supreme Court to reexamine its recent ruling declaring charter schools unconstitutional.
Washington voters approved Initiative 1240 in 2012, allowing the creation of up to 40 public charter schools. In 2013, a group of plaintiffs filed a lawsuit challenging the initiative. As part of its duty to uphold the will of the people, the Attorney General's office defended the initiative in court. On Sept. 4, 2015, the state Supreme Court struck down the initiative in a 6-3 decision. The Attorney General had 20 days to file a motion for reconsideration, asking the court to review its decision in whole or in part.