Track Athletes Advance to State Meet

Southern Columbia's Track and Field teams made impressive showings at the District 4 Meet in Williamsport with the Boys team finishing third out of twenty teams and the Girls tenth in a field of twenty-four.

Students Explore Nature's Classroom

Southern Columbia’s First Grade students traveled to the District’s Nature Trail to engage in a variety of lessons which taught them basic concepts of ecology while gaining an appreciation of the flora and fauna of the area.

Book Fair Gets "Dino-mite" Results!

In an effort to ensure every student went home with at least one book, G.C. Hartman’s BOGO "Dino-mite" Scholastic Book Fair featured a coin challenge to support this cause.

SCA Unites to Erase Stigma of Mental Illness

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.

District Awarded PCCD Safety Grant

The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a school safety grant of $50,705 to be used to create a campus-based, digital radio network that is integrated with FirstNet, the high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network used by First Responders and dedicated to public safety. The grant will also support other security projects designed to keep our schools safe.

Fun Way to Learn the Science of Sound

G.C. Hartman Elementary's Second Grade teachers engaged their students in a variety of hands-on activities and experiments to help them understand where sound comes from and how they are able hear noises. As a culminating activity in their Light and Sound energy unit, the students made made an instrument at home using the science information they learned in school. According to teacher Mrs.

Mock DUI Crash Delivers Powerful Reminder

Every two years local emergency personnel representing distinct units, collectively pool their resources to stage a mock DUI crash on school property to show young drivers the dangers of unsafe driving like drinking and driving, texting while driving and not wearing seat belts.

New Resources Posted

The District's counselors have compiled a list of resources they have entitled It's Okay to Ask for Help. The list includes contact phone numbers and web links to resources available to assist those dealing with dating violence/domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse or other personal crises.

Class Takes Hands-on Approach to Study Pros and Cons of Issues

Students enrolled in the Contemporary Issues course taught by Mr. Jerid Lindenmuth recently had an opportunity to explore the issue of Global Climate Change through research and a field trip that brought them into the heart of the Anthracite Coal Region to meet with officials and workers employed in this fossil fuel industry.

Field Trip Explores Ag Career Options

On April 18th, Columbia County Farm Bureau President Jim Levan opened his farm to Southern Columbia's sophomore students providing them a unique way to explore the many career opportunities available in the field of farming and agribusiness. In addition to learning about the use GPS/GIS technology in precision farming, the students interacted and met with bus

Special Features

Applications for the SOCO Kids Coding Camp will be accepted through Monday, June 3rd. The summer camp is open to rising 2nd through 6th grade students and will be held July 9-11 and July 16-18 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day. Our coders will have an opportunity to build codes and create animations and games as well as program different kinds of robots and drones.Learn More

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More