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All school districts in Oklahoma have been given a choice by the Oklahoma State Department of Education to give the ACT or SAT CCRA (College and Career Readiness Assessment) to their districts 11th graders for spring 2019 testing.  The CCRA test Latta Public Schools has chosen to give is the ACT.  If anyone has any comments or questions about our choice, contact Wendy Norton Latta Public Schools District Test Coordinator at 580.332.3298 or wnorton@latta.k12.ok.us.

Flu Shot Clinic for Latta Students and Faculty

October 9th, 2018
9 am-1 pm
Latta School Nurse Office
Free of Charge
Students must return a signed consent form by October 8th, 2018. 
Questions call 332-7669


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Latta Teen named to NYWSC national leadership team

Congratulations to Latta's own Bryan Nordstrom, a junior at Latta High School, for being named to the National Young Worker Safety Coalition (NYWSC) leadership team.

It was recently announced that Bryan will be serving as the NYWSC's first-ever national student advisory leader. In this role, the NYWSC board of directors will be working with Bryan, and his sponsoring teacher Stacy Oakley, DECA marketing teacher at Latta, to promote a national campaign with an emphasis on young worker safety education to schools across the nation.

Bryan will serve as a national youth spokesperson, coordinate high school relations, facilitate workplace safety presentations, and administer social media to educate other peers about job safety. The hope is that through educational outreach in the classroom, tens of thousands of students across the country will learn about the importance of staying safe at work.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), young workers under 25 are twice as likely as their adult working counterparts to suffer an injury. Furthermore, a teen worker in the United States is injured on the job every 9 minutes. As the NYWSC youth advisor, Bryan will be playing a key role to help save lives in the youth employment world.

During a recent visit to Latta, Lester Claravall, the state's child labor program administrator for the Oklahoma Department of Labor, congratulated Bryan on his NYWSC selection. Bryan plans to work with Lester on the state's Speak Out for Workplace Safety video contest for teens, which uses the NIOSH Talking Safety curriculum to educate youth about the core competencies of workplace safety before they enter into their first jobs.

Bryan will serve in this advisory role up through his senior year. What he accomplishes over the next two years will be shared with other countries around the globe.


Latta Public Schools hosted a Cultural Night sponsored by the Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) Grant through the Chickasaw Nation Thursday, November 30.  The evening featured Native Dancers that performed Pow-Wow style  native dances.  Pictured along with the dancers are Latta students Hannah Duty, Tvli Birdshead and Rendon Falls of the Chickasaw Nation NYCP Grant staff.

Congratulations to LHS Senior Abbi LaValley for being named to the 2017 Girls Fast-Pitch Softball All-State Team.  Abi will represent Latta High School next June at the All-State Softball Games on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.Inserted Image

Congratulations to Coach Jim Foster on being selected by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association as 2016-17 Coach of the Year in Fast-Pitch Softball.  As Oklahoma Coach of the Year, Coach Foster is a candidate for the national award through the National Federation of State High School Associations.  The OSSAA commends Coach Foster and the Latta Lady Panther Softball program for representing the State of Oklahoma, OSSAA, and Latta High School at the highest level.Inserted Image


Ms. Bruner’s 8th Grade Science and HS Physical Science classes learned about digestion! Ms. King, our new HealthCorps coordinator developed a fun and engaging lesson about how food breaks down into its different macromolecules.  Students learned about different types of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, as well as how each broke down inside of the body.  Students were then treated to a demonstration of the digestive system.  Peanut butter, bananas, crackers, and saltines were chewed up and mixed with water.  This represented the three macromolecules described in the lesson, as well as saliva.  Saliva contains enzymes that start the breakdown of our food.  This mixture was “chewed up” and then passed through the “digestive tract” consisting of a nylon hose.  The liquid nutrients passed through the hose, and eventually the leftover waste exited the tract.  We then discussed the importance of exercise in the process of digestion and health.  We then practiced those skills in either a game of kickball or ships & sailors.  Thank you to Ms. King for planning and teaching this excellent and engaging lesson!


To begin their scientific exploration and engineering unit in Ms. Bruner’s 8th Grade Science Class, students were challenged to design and build free standing geometrical shapes.  Students could use only straw and string to construct these structures.  They had to be free standing, portable, and measure at least 15 centimeters in height. 


We are thrilled that a senior from Latta High School is a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar – congratulations Sage Counts on your $20,000 college scholarship!  In addition to exemplifying superior leadership, service, and academic excellence, Coke Scholars are change agents, positively affecting others in their community, and we are so proud of Sage!  She is one of only 150 winners nationwide from an original application pool of 86,000 and also one of only 6 winners from Oklahoma!  

A full list of recipients is available on the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation website at www.cokeurl.com/2017Scholars. #2017CokeScholars


After School Tutoring is available for middle school and high school students.  See the tutoring schedule below for more information.

Tutoring Schedule

Monday & Tuesday Afternoons -- Mrs. Oliphant

Wednesday Afternoon -- Mrs. Hisaw

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