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ACT/SAT Word to Know

vociferous (adj.) Making a loud outcry.

Snow Day Makeup

Our recent snow day will be made up on Friday, March 20, which was previously a teacher work day. This date was identified as a make-up day in our school calendar. Students will attend a normal class day on that date. Parent conferences will be on Thursday evening, March 19, from 4-7 p.m.

SC State Testing Changes

Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South Carolina? Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students in grades 3-8 and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested, find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education at

Duke Energy Grant

Duke Energy Grant
Mindy Taylor (left), Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy, presents a check in the amount of $5000 to Superintendent John Kirby and Performing Arts Director Eleanor Powers (right). This Duke Energy grant award will be used to support the performing arts program in the Latta School District by providing student scholarship vouchers for free admission tickets to allow students with financial needs to attend professional performances free of charge.

Latta Middle Receives $20K from Verizon for STEM

Grant Award Ceremony

Latta Middle School is one of 80 public schools across the country to receive a $20,000 Verizon Innovate Learning Grant. The school will use the grant to expand its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program by adding on an Automation and Robotics course next year. Students will have the opportunity to design and construct robots and then showcase their robots in school-wide competitions. Local industries have also offered their support in providing hands-on experiences for our students to become engaged in STEM-related careers. The students and teachers at Latta Middle School are extremely proud of being awarded the Verizon Innovate Learning Grant, and they are also excited about the opportunities that are to come. Watch this WBTW TV news clip to learn more about the school and its award.

Front Row (L to R): Jennifer Terrell from Verizon, 7th grade STEM students Carlie Lane, Dakota Flowers, Samuel Howell, Miracle Burgess, and Kavi Patel, Travis Smith from Verizon, and Laura Rowell, LMS Asst. Principal/Technology Coach

Back row (L to R): Donna Edwards from First Citizens; Bruce Prescott and Mark Jones from Nucor-Vulcraft; Tommy Moody from McLeod Dillon; Stephanie Weatherford, LMS Asst. Principal/STEM teacher, Debra Morris, LMS Principal

2014-15 Teachers of the Year!

Teachers of the year, 2014-15

Teachers of the Year for the 2014-15 school year, in the picture above, left to right, are:

  • Rachel Caulder, from Latta High.
  • Pamela Watson, from Latta Elementary.
  • Laura Cooke, from Latta Middle.
Laura Cooke is also the District Teacher of the Year.

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Latta School District's Acceptable Use Policy

Dillon 3 Nondiscrimination Notice - Dillon District 3 does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, immigrant status, English-speaking status, and therefore commits itself to nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities.

The following people have been designated to handle questions, concerns, complaints and requests for additional information regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Denise Gallant, Director of Exceptional Children. For all other inquiries contact Esther W. Rogers, Director of Federal and State Programs. You may call 843-752-7101 or contact Dillon School District 3 at 205 King Street, Latta, SC 29565.

This page was last updated on 02/26/15