SCA First Grader's Remarkable Toys for Tots Effort is Recognized

Madison Kerstetter, a First Grade G.C. Hartman Elementary student,  was featured in Tuesday's edition of the Shamokin News-Item. Madison was recognized for her efforts in collecting $600 in toys which were donated to the Susquehanna Valley chapter of the U.S.

December's Fresh Food of the Month will Feature Sweet Potatoes

Locally-grown sweet potatoes will be the featured Fresh Food of the Month for December.  The sweet potatoes will be served to all students in grades K through 12 on Thursday, December 18th.

Blanket and Pillow "Cover for Kids" Drive Underway

The Southern Columbia Area High School Student Council is holding a "Covers for Kids Drive" to benefit the patients of the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. The drive will collect blankets and pillows. All donations must be new and in their original packaging. If homemade, they should be made using new material.  To better protect the young patients, you are asked to tie your donation in a plastic bag and keep it away from from dust and pets.

Audit Report Brings Welcomed News

The recently-released audit of the District's finances indicated that Southern Columbia Area will continue to face challenges to operate its schools as "revenue is limited" while "many expenditures are dictated by state and federal requirements"  and cannot be reduced.

Anonymous Tips Program Launched by State

The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has launched an anonymous tips program designed to help fight illegal drugs and to protect minors against sexual cybercrimes. 
 
The Bureau of Narcotics Investigation within the Office of Attorney General has set up a tip line that seeks to keep drugs out of the wrong hands and improve the quality of life for citizens.

Happy Thanksgiving!

As a school community we are thankful for dedicated administrators, faculty, and staff, altruistic Board of Education members, and hard-working, high-achieving students. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Two Tiger Wear Sales to Benefit the Football and Basketball Boosters

If you are looking for Southern Columbia-themed gifts this holiday season, two SCA Booster clubs are offering online and on-campus shopping options. The Boys Basketball Booster Club is selling Tiger Apparel through their online store which will be open through December 1st. The Football and Cheerleader Boosters will hold a Tiger Wear Sale on Saturday, December 6th in the lobby of the Charles T. Nesbitt Gymnasium from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

District Awarded Second Safe Schools Grant

The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a 2014-2015 Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education received 182 applications and made awards to 123 schools. The District's proposal called for the purchase of additional interior video cameras. It will receive $10,720 to accomplish this goal.

Tigers Voted Best Football Program in PA!

The storied Southern Columbia Area Football Program has received some much-deserved recognition by being voted the Best Football Program in Pennsylvania in a contest sponsored by USA Today. The Tigers will now advance to the Regional Round of this contest. The Regional Round will begin at noon on November 20th and will end at 2 PM on December 1st.

POD Students Benefit from Financial Literacy Program

First Columbia Bank recently announced that they certified 157 students in financial literacy during the 2013-2014, school year, through the First Columbia Bank Financial Scholars Program.

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