Latham Students Teturned to Class January 3

Following a fire which destroyed the main part of the Latham R-V School facility, the 63 k-8 Latham students returned to classes Monday, Jan. 3, although not to their regular classrooms.

The students are attending class at the Pilot Grove Baptist Church, two miles from Latham, until the mobile classrooms are installed and readied for the school use. The administrative offices are in the Latham Christian Church.

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Latham teacher Rachel Swillum prepared her classroom before school.

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Latham students wave as they enter the Pilot Grove Baptist Church Jan. 3 for the first day of school after the fire destroyed the school building.

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Latham students gather in their new, but temporary kindergarten room in the basement of the Pilot Grove Baptist Church on Jan. 3.

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On the first day of school Jan. 3, the first Latham school bus arrives at the temporary school facility.

For more of this story check out the Jan. 5 issue of the California Democrat.

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