On May 9th, Southern Columbia was awash in green as the school community united to stage a Green Out Day to promote mental health awareness. Students and staff wore green shirts and engaged in a variety of activities all designed to erase the stigma of mental illness and to show support for family, friends, classmates, staff, and community members who are affected by mental health struggles.

Students created informational posters to help erase the stigma of mental illness. The Green Out Day also introduced students and staff to the benefits of stress-reducing activities such as yoga, walking, and visiting with therapy dogs.



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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More