An important component of the annual Relay for Life event are the Relay Recess/Field Day activities held for elementary and middle school students which help drive home the message that it's never too soon to adopt healthy habits in an effort improve overall health and prevent cancer. The activities and educational materials provided through the Relay Recess/Field Day program teach children and their families how to make healthy choices about nutrition, physical activity, sun safety, and tobacco prevention. 
 
In addition to achieving its educational goals, the 2017 Relay for Life was also a financial success raising $38,477. This includes $4,913 raised by G.C. Hartman students and staff. Mrs. Lauren Day, SCA teacher and one of the Relay's organizers, congratulated the school on their efforts exclaiming, "G.C. Hartman, you rocked Relay Recess!!  Your artwork was stupendous and your spirit contagious!" Mrs. Day also thanked all students and staff for their support and for making a difference in the fight against cancer.
 

Middle School Poster Contest Winners- congratulations to our contest winners and to all students who were engaged in activities designed to raise awareness  of cancer prevention measures.

 

5th grade winners were Katie Moncavage, Elizabeth Hodder, and Victoria Conway.
 
6th grade winners were Ella Karnes, Cameron  Foust, and Cameryn Kirkner.
 
 
 

Special Features

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More