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concerto (n.) A musical composition.

School Supply Lists

The new school year will be here sooner than you think and it's time to begin getting your school supplies together. Each school will post a school supply list on their school web page, but they will also be posted here as they become available. Here is what we have so far:

Please call the school where your child attends if you have questions about the supply list. We are looking forward to a great 2016-17 school year!

Viking Greenway Project

The South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has announced that Latta Elementary School has been awarded a $100,000 grant through its 2017 Recreational Trails Program. This is the first grant award for such in the Pee Dee area. Funds will be used to build a 1 1/2 mile nature trail for hiking and biking with full handicap access around the campus perimeter by the wood line at LES. Benches, informational signs, pet stations, emergency call poles and a trail head will be included!

Robotics Class at LHS

Latta High School is providing an early-bird class beginning this Fall (7:30am until 8:15am, Mon-Fri) for robotics and electronics. In the class, students will design and build microprocessor and computer controlled vehicles that are semi-autonomous.

The course begins in the first few days with students building small microprocessor controlled motor/servo/stepper projects that also incorporate sensors. Students will learn and apply electronic principals to calculate voltage, current, and power consumption. Students will solder electrical components and connections to circuit boards in the building process. They will utilize 3-D CAD programs and 3-D printers to create parts for projects, including robot components. Some of these designs may be sent out for professional laser- and plasma-CNC cutting when parts require strength.

As students improve their understanding of these topics, they will begin to plan for, design, and build a large semi-autonomous robotic vehicle as a class project. This project will serve as a platform for performing a task (or multiple tasks) as envisioned by the class. This could include robotic arms and/or cameras and sensors.

The microprocessors students will begin with include the Arduino Nano, Uno, and Zero. Computers will include the Raspberry Pi (version 3). Students will each have their own equipment and parts so everyone will get the same opportunity to learn and build.

Because the class is only 45 minutes a day, students will be required to work smart, study if necessary, perform research on their own to find answers to many of their own questions, and focus on what they are doing.

Click here to learn more about the class and to see the robot claw in action.

Latta High School Internships

Students can pick up applications at the LHS office for LHS Internships for next year. They can also download the application HERE and turn it in to Coach German at Latta High School.