Teachers Megan Habowski, Michele Petro and Michelle Faust engage in a brainstorming activity entitled "roping around." The activity called for the teachers to detach themselves from each other without cutting the rope or removing it from their wrists.This was one of the many activities held during the August 21st in-service workshop which allowed the professional staff to work collaboratively while reflecting on the question, "What is effective instruction?" The teachers also had an opportunity to examine their own teaching styles. The daylong program facilitated by author and college professor, Franny McAleer, was well-received by SCA's faculty.
In the photos below (left) Franny McAleer  and Elementary Principal John Fetterman "coach" teachers Polly Sharrow and Dan Hauer through the "roping around" activity. In the two remaining photos, SCA's teachers listen intently as their peers report out following their study of Domain Four of Danielson's Framework for Teaching.


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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

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More