On Friday, October 6, 2017, shortly after the performance of the SCA Marching Band's pregame show, a re-dedication ceremony of the "Raker Memorial" will be held. The memorial, built to honor 1972 Southern graduate, Brian Raker, was originally dedicated on October 7, 1972.  In June 1972, shortly after graduation, Brian was part of a Valley Chemical Fire Company rescue team that attempted to reach a family trapped in their cabin by ravaging flood waters caused by Hurricane Agnes. Tragically, Brian was swept away by the flood water and died during this rescue attempt. Brian died a hero.

Brian quarterbacked the Tigers during the 1969, 1970, and 1971 seasons. He is remembered by his teammates and coaches as a quiet, shy, young man with a drive to succeed in sports. He was considered a very tough, coachable player, “with an arm like you wouldn’t believe.” Perhaps, most importantly, he was viewed and is remembered, as a gentleman and as a person to respect.

 

 

 

 

Special Features

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. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More