Digital Photography Projects Help SCA Think Spring!

Students in Mrs. Casie Baker's Digital Photography class recently displayed their work created as part of the elective course's Animal Photography and Abstract Photography projects. Many of the photos conjured up memories of warmer weather and provided welcome relief from the frigid temperatures gripping the region. The photos shared below were cited by Mrs. Baker as being especially exceptional- and we certainly agree!

County Band Concert is Cancelled

The Columbia County Band Concert originally scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. A make-up date has not yet been determined.

Parents Invited to STEM Open House

The STEM Magnet Program, founded in Fall 2013, allows high-achieving high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head start on a college career in the STEM disciplines. The program offers a choice in two areas of focus: Engineering or Health Sciences. It also gives students interested in math or other sciences the tools needed to be successful in college. While continuing to take classes at their current high school, STEM Magnet participants will be a part of a cohort of students from 11 school districts who take two STEM college courses per semester at Bloomsburg University.

SCA Orators Compete in Prestigious Tournament

On January 10th, Southern Columbia Area High School's Forensics team competed in the 42nd annual Blue, Maroon, and White Tournament, the oldest continuing major high school invitational tournament in Pennsylvania.

SCA Musicans Advance to Regionals

Four Southern Columbia Area High School musicians "placed" at the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 8 Band Festival held at Troy Area High School this past weekend and will be among a select group of musicians invited to participate in the 2015 Region IV Band Festival. Congratulations are extended to Music teacher Mr.

Competitive Spirit Team Wins District Championship!

Congratulations are extended to Southerrn Columbia Area's Competitive Spirit Team for winning the District IV Small School Division Championship! The competitive cheerleading squad will now advance to the state championships to be held at the Giant Center in Hershey on Friday January 23rd and Saturday, January 24th.

FBLA Students Turn in Record-Setting Performance!

Twenty-two Southern Columbia Area High School students, including a record number of freshmen and sophomores (11), have qualified for FBLA state competition as a result of their performance in the Region 07 competition. FBLA's Region 07 encompasses schools from Columbia, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties. The following students were regional winners and will be competing in Hershey on April 13-15:

First Place
Elyse Noll- Computer Applications
Ryan Matukaitis- Healthcare Administration
Eli Yemzow- Intro to Business

Board Members are Recognized for their Commitment to Public Education

Public schools across Pennsylvania observe January as School Director Recognition Month.  The theme for 2015 is “Stronger school boards. Stronger schools. Stronger Pennsylvania.”  The Southern Columbia Area School District wishes to thank the men and women who serve as Board of Education members.

Camera System Expansion Completed Over Holiday Break

During the past few weeks, cameras secured through PDE's Safe Schools Grant were installed by NRG Controls North, Inc. and members of Southern Columbia Area's maintenance staff. SCA Building and Grounds Supervisor Tim George and his staff installed all cabling needed for the project, while NRG technicians installed, aligned, configured and commissioned the new cameras.

Special Features

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

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