The District's farm to school and STEM efforts received a major boost thanks to a $19,961 competitive grant, awarded by the Merck Office of Corporate Responsibility and Merck Foundation which views "philanthropy as an important component of the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and their efforts to strengthen communities where their employees live and work."The Merck award will allow for the creation of an elementary garden and the purchase of learning stations which will provide students with year-round learning experiences that require them to plan, investigate, collaborative, and communicate. The grant will fund the purchase of two greenhouses, an aquaponics system with a 200 gallon fish rearing tank and aquaponic bed, raised bed materials for the elementary garden (lumber, soil, fertilizer, compost, seed/plants) and a 6 ft. chain link fence to enclose and protect the new 30' x 30' elementary garden from deer and other animals. In addition to providing more students new learning experiences, the grant award will allow garden-based learning to continue year-round, even during the winter months!
 
 

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All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Please note, because of HVAC and window renovations taking place at G.C. Hartman Elementary, the District Office has relocated to the HS Library, while the Elementary Office has relocated to the Middle School Office. All District and Elementary Office staff can reached at their existing phone extension and e-mail.Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2017-2018, school year, will begin Monday, August 28th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Congratulations to Southern Columbia Area High School on being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School as an Exemplary High Performing School! Southern Columbia Area High SchoolLearn More