Students to Compete in PIAA Track and Field Championships!

Good luck and best wishes are extended to Luke Rarig, Trent Donlan, Jacob Trathen, Matt Jeremiah, and Billy Marzeski who will be competing in the 2015 PIAA Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium. Luke Rarig will be competing as the number one seed in the state in the AA Boys 110 Meter Hurdles and as the number two seed in the AA Boys 300 Meter Hurdles.

Sports Physicals

Free sports physicals for students entering grades 7 through 12 for the 2015-2016, school year, interested in playing interscholastic sports, will be offered on Thursday, June 18th, from 2:45 PM until 8:00 PM in the High School training room. Physicals are by appointment only.  Parents can schedule an appointment by clicking on the Sports Physicals link on the Athletics webpage.   Appointments can also be scheduled by calling Athletic Trainer Mrs.

Public is Invited to FBLA's First Annual Yard Sale and Craft Show

The public is invited to attend the First Annual Southern Columbia FBLA Spring Fling to be held in the High School parking lot, Sunday, May 24th from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The event will feature yard sales, craft vendors, food, music, face painting, games, and a dunk tank! Inquiries for yard sale space or a craft booth can be made to FBLA advisors Mrs.

Buddy Bench Initiative Adopted by G.C. Hartman Elementary School

With help from a generous community partner, G.C. Hartman Elementary has joined many schools across the country in bringing a Buddy Bench to their school. Among the goals of the Buddy Bench initiative is to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground.

Safe Schools News

Earlier today, the District, in cooperation with the Locust Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted a drug search of the Middle School and High School using specially-trained dogs who are able to sniff out drugs. The dogs used are highly specialized and certified for this purpose.

Student-Designed Tiger Logo Enjoys Widespread Appeal

Over the past year, you may have noticed a new Tiger logo appearing on SCA publications, stationery, and Tiger wear. The new Tiger head logo, the creation of aspiring artist, Madison Yocum, Class of 2015, has proven to be very popular and is now generally recognized as the District's "official" logo.

First Grade Students to Participate in Outdoor Classroom Experience

On Thursday, May 7th, G.C. Hartman's First Grade students will be participating in an all-day, outdoor classroom experience emphasizing nature studies on the school’s nearby nature trail .  "The day’s activities will bring an appreciation and better understanding of natural habitats and its inhabitants," stated Michele Richards, President of Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a non-profit group which is coordinating the day's actvities.

G.C. Hartman Staff Inspire Elementary Students for PSSA Success!

While taking tests is low on the list of "fun things to do for students," G.C. Hartman students undoubtedly look forward to the arrival of  the annual PSSA-testing season since it also marks the return of the school's annual PSSA Idol Contest!  During this fun-filled event, SCA adminstrators, teachers, and staff perform songs, dance routines, and skits which encourage students to give their best effort in the English Language Arts, Science, and Math assessments.

State Mandated Dental & Physical Examination Forms due by May 8, 2015

State mandated Dental Examination Forms are due in thet Nurse's Office by May 8, 2015, for all students in grades Kindergarten, 3rd and 7th.   State mandated Physical Examination Forms are also due in the Nurse's Office by May 8th, for all students currently in grades Kindergarten, 6th and 11th.  If forms are not received by the May 8th deadline, end of year privileges for students may be withheld.  A School Messenger telephone message has been sent to parents/guardians of stu

Special Features

High School students and parents can keep track of the many end of year activities taking place by downloading the 2017-2018 EOY Calendar found by clicking on this link. Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn 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 Present (updated February 2, 2018)Learn More