Elementary Students and Staff Launch 2016 Pennies for Patients Campaign

G.C. Hartman Elementary will once again be participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Student Series, "Pennies for Patients." This is a national fundraising campaign to support the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. "With this program, students see firsthand how their involvement can make a difference in helping save the lives of blood cancer patients simply by fundraising," stated Counselor Mr. Eric Deeter. Last year, G.C.

District Awarded Two Safe Schools Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has officially announced that the Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded two Safe Schools grants designed to enhance student and staff safety. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  The District was awarded a $23,500 Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Equipment grant and a $20,000 grant to help support and sustain the District's School Police Officer position.

Pre-K Counts Program Coming to SCA!

The District, in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, is pleased to announce that a Pre-K Counts program will soon be available to Southern Columbia Area School District residents. Pre-K Counts is a free program available for children who are between ages three and five (who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten) or may be at risk of school failure – either because of family income level, language, cultural or special needs issues.

State Championship Gear Now Available for Ordering

Attention Tiger Football fans- the official State Championship gear is now available for ordering! According to the Boosters, there are four different clothing design options, two in black and two in vegas gold. You can order t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, as well as wicking material options. There are also four different hat options for purchase. Order forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below or by stopping in any of the school offices.

Saturday's Basketball Games Will Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

This weekend's Southern Columbia Area vs. Mt. Carmel Area Basketball Classic will see the teams unite in a common fundraiser designed to fight pediatric cancer. This year's "Classic" marks the fourth year of this joint-effort which has raised nearly $13,000 to date.

Negative Meal Balance Reminder

Parents/Guardians are expected to keep a positive balance in their child’s account at all times. Students who have negative balances will be subject to the following guidelines:
  • A student will be allowed to charge up to $10.00, which will be applied to his/her account.  After reaching this limit, he/she will receive an alternate meal consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, milk, fruit and vegetable for lunch. The price of the alternate meal will be equal to existing paid/reduced lunch prices.

Many Thanks Extended to Board of Education Members

Public education is more than just learning the basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It inspires hope for a new generation and a successful future. Southern Columbia Area exists in part because individuals volunteer their time to make informed decisions about the issues facing public schools.

SCA Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In recognition of Dr. King’s legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994.

Student and Staff Accomplishments Recognized at Board Meeting

At the January 11th Board Meeting the following students and staff were recognized for outstanding accomplishments:
 
Third Grade student Kemilyn Hill was recognized as January's Citizen of the Month. Kemilyn was nominated for this award by her teacher, Mrs. Shelly Hower. Kemilyn was cited as being "an excellent example of a model student, one who exhibits all the qualities of G.C Hartman Elementary Center’s ROAR rules on a daily basis." Mrs.

Facility Use Requests Now Made Online

The use of paper forms to make Southern Columbia Area School District facility use requests has been eliminated with all requests now being made online, using a community facility use request software known as MasterLibrary ML Schedules. A resource page with links to ML Schedules has been created on the District's website. The page also contains videos and other helpful step-by-step instructions.

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

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to PresentBefore and After PicturesLearn More

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