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In a best of three game series, the Latta Vikings Varsity Baseball team beat Chesnee in a tight, exciting game to win the South Carolina 2A State Championship! This was their 6th consecutive year to be the Lower-State Champs and they also recently won state level in 2016. Congratulations to Coach Cribb and the entire team for an outstanding season of baseball!

Viking High Altitude Balloon Launch

Latta High School and Latta Middle School plan to launch three high altitude weather balloons on THURSDAY, May 31, at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. This is the last day of school for students. The launch site will be the LHS football field and the event will be open to the public and local media. Our classes will send up the balloons to an altitude of approximately 90,000 feet and the payload boxes attached to the balloon will take video from multiple cameras. If the balloons are recovered, the video will be posted on Youtube.

To learn more, please visit our Viking High Altitude Balloon link. We hope you can be there.

Three web links will be available to live track the progress of each of the balloons. Note that the links will not work properly until just prior to the launch.

Direct questions to Jim O'Hern at

Cranes Named by LES Students

LES Students Two of our Latta Elementary School students, J.P. and Emily, were selected from approximately 100 entries across the county as winning names for the two enormous cargo cranes at the newly constructed "South Carolina Ports" facility. J.P.'s entry was "Incraneable Hulk" and Emily's entry was "Bluesaurus Rex". Both of them received public recognition at an opening ceremony that was attended by many leaders of the community.

2017-18 Teachers of the Year

2017-18 TOY WINNERS Congratulations to our fabulous teachers who were selected as Teachers of the Year!

Erika Roberts (left) was selected as Teacher of the Year for Dillon School District Three for 2017-18. She was also the Teacher of the Year for Latta High School. Deidra Jones (standing) is the Latta Elementary School Teacher of the Year, and April Harrison (right) is the Latta Middle School Teacher of the Year.

SchoolWay App

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Latta Schools is now offering a free mobile communications app for parents and students to use on their phones and tablets. The product is called SchoolWay, and you can download the apps by going to our Parent Resource or Student Resource pages from the main menu above.