Rehearsals of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Full Gear!

The cast and crew of Encore have been putting in long hours memorizing lines, practicing dance steps, and fine-tuning comic pratfalls in preparation of this year's musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The fast-moving show will debut on Friday, March 17th with a 7:00 PM performance.

Students Qualify for Forensics State Championship

Congratulations are extended to Mary Scopelliti, Class of 2017, and Eli Yemzow, Class of 2018, on qualifying for the Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL) State Championship!

District's Facilities to be Enhanced

At the February 20th, Board of Education Meeting, a variety of projects designed to improve the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of the District's school buildings were approved. In addition, a major renovation of Tiger Stadium was authorized, opening use of the stadium to new interscholastic, extracurricular, curricular, and community groups.

Staff In-Service Focuses on School Safety

Safety was the theme of the Presidents' Day in-service program attended by all District staff. The day began with a presentation by Steve Shope, Executive Director of Project Bald Eagle, who offered an eye-opening look at the growing opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.

Happy Presidents' Day!

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885, in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Student-Initiated Community Service Group Forms

Recently, three members of the Class of 2018, Elijah Hoffman, Kristin Kremser, and Eli Yemzow, met to discuss ways to encourage more volunteerism and community service among their peers.

Students Selected to District Band

Congratulations are extended to Nathan Hunsinger, Breanna Burd, and Seth Barrett who were selected to represent Southern Columbia Area at the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 8 Band Festival.  Students in grades 9-12 who are members of their school band may audition for a place in the District Band.

Wrestlers' Bronze Medal Marks Historic Finish

Southern Columbia Area's Wrestling Team capped a very successful PIAA Class AA State Duals Tournament, finishing 5-1, earning the program's first state medal!

Students Perform In District Chorus

Congratulations are extended to Logan Bittner, Sheila Brassard, Fran Forti, Zach Honabach, Brian Sevison, Jake Stahley and Casey Winter who  were selected to represent Southern Columbia at the 2017 PMEA District 8 Chorus.

Special Features

The 2019 PSSA Idol video has been posted! Click the play button to watch G.C. Hartman's dedicated staff inspire and dazzle the school's third and fourth grade students in this year's show. The PSSA Idol show has become a G.C.Learn More

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