Southern Columbia Area School District

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News and Announcements

Laptop "1:1" Program Presentation -Wed. Evening for 8th-12th Graders

8th - 12th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to join our technology staff and administration Wednesday evening during the MS-HS "Back To School Night" for one of two short presentations which will provide information about our "1:1" (one-to-one) laptop initiative. The presentations will be held in the HS Auditorium, and start promptly at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

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Student Achievement
We were pleased with the results of our efforts last year as PSSA and Keystone data released this summer showed significant improvement in student achievement. We look to build on this progress. PSSA Math: 3rd Grade 10.2% gain, 5th Grade 12.4% gain; PSSA  Reading: 3rd Grade 8.2% gain, 4th Grade 11% gain, 6th Grade 7.4% gain;  PSSA Writing: 5th Grade 25% gain!; Keystone Exams: All Algebra I students in grades 6-11 made a 13.4% gain, Biology 15.4% gain, Literature 5.1% gain.

Back to School News

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Events

  • 02 sep
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    Facilities/Finance Committee mtg

    Tue, 09/02/2014 The Board of Directors will hold a Facilities/Finance Committee meeting immediately following the special Board meeting, which is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public and will be held in the District Office conference room.

  • 02 sep
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    Special School Board mtg

    Tue, 09/02/2014 The Board of Directors will hold a special meeting for general purposes at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office conference room.  It will be immediately followed by a Facilities/Finance Committee meeting, also in the District Office conference room.

  • 03 sep
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    Laptop Program Presentation - Grades 8-12

    Wed, 09/03/2014 For 8th - 12th grade students & Parents/Guardians- Only 1/2 hour - "Laptop Borrow Program Overview & Guidelines", in the HS Auditorium at 6:00pm & 7:30pm

  • 03 sep
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    Back to School Night - Grades 6-12

    Wed, 09/03/2014 Parents are invited to meet the teachers of students from grades 6 - 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Teachers will provide an overview of their course and classroom expectations.

  • 08 sep
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    SMART Meeting

    Mon, 09/08/2014 Parents of Middle School students are urged to attend a reorganizational meeting of SMART at 6:00 pm in the HS cafeteria. The positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer need to be filled immediately.  This parent group plans and conducts fundraising activities for students in grades 5 - 8.

  • 08 sep
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    Activities Committee mtg at 6:45 PM

    Mon, 09/08/2014 The Board of Directors Activities Committee will meet at 6:45 PM in the High School Conference room.  The public is welcome to attend.

  • 10 sep
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    Elementary Spirit Day

    Wed, 09/10/2014 "Wacky Wednesday" - Wear a mixed-up, uncoordinated or backwards outfit to school to show school pride and spirit

  • 24 sep
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    Elementary Spirit Day

    Wed, 09/24/2014 "Western Day" - Wear your favorite western attire to school to show school pride and spirit

  • 25 sep
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    In-service Day

    Thu, 09/25/2014 Today is a non-instructional day.  There are no classes for students.

Special Features

The "SCA Spotlight" features events, stories, and many talents that makes the Southern Columbia Area School District so special!! Come take a look at all the great things happening in the District! Learn More

An information and resource page pertaining to the school budgeting process has been created and can be found by clicking on this link. Originally published to explain the 2014-2015, budgeting process, it will be updated and applied to future budgeting processes too.Learn More