Southern Swimmer Headed to States

Later this week the 2013-2014 PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships will get underway. This event is noteworthy to Southern Columbia Area because one of its own, High School junior Jacob Ryan, will be among those student-athletes who have earned a trip to the swimming and diving championships. Through a cooperative agreement with the Bloomsburg Area School District, Jacob has competed throughout the winter sports season as a member of the Bloomsburg Area H.S. Boys Varsity Swimming Team.

Wrestlers Win Silver Medals at State Tournament

Congratulations are extended to Kent Lane (junior, 138), Todd Lane (freshman, 120) and Blake Marks (sophomore, 152) who all won silver medals at the 2013-2014 PIAA Class AA State Wrestling Championship.  The students and their coaches represented Southern Columbia Area extremely well and are to be commended for their outstanding accomplishment!  Wrestling great Dan Gable once stated, “More enduring than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride.

Wrestlers Earn Trip to States

Congratulations are extended to Kent Lane (138), Todd Lane (120) and Blake Marks (152) who are headed to the Giant Center in Hershey to compete in this year's PIAA Class AA State Wrestling Championship.  The three student-athletes have enjoyed successful seasons winning a combined 91 out of 101 matches heading into the championships. We wish the boys good luck and continued success at states! The first matches begin Thursday, March 6th at 9:00 AM and continue into Saturday night.

SCA Awarded a PDE Safe Schools Grant

The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a Safe Schools Targeted Grant as announced by Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq. SCA received the maximum grant award of $25,000 and will use the funds for security enhancements in its school buildings. The goal of the competitive grant program is to prevent and reduce incidents of violence in schools.  "Pennsylvania's schools should be a safe haven for students, where their focus is on academics and reaching their highest potential," Dumaresq said.

Student Meal-Charging Guidelines Explained

While the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not require schools to serve unpaid meals, the Southern Columbia Area School District extends meal-charging as a courtesy to those students who forget or lose their lunch money. There are limits to this courtesy however, as the District must protect itself against those who take advantage of this well-intentioned act. When parents fail to pay for school meals, both the students and the School District are hurt.

SCA's Forensics Team to Compete in District Competition

On Saturday, February 22nd, thirteen Southern Columbia Area High School students will compete in a district speech and debate tournament hosted by Danville Area High School. The forensics tournament is slated to begin at 9:00 AM with the following students representing SCA: Adam Unger, Blair Johnston, Mary Scopelliti, Olivia Greene, Kathy Koschoff-Rapkin, Aiyona Hayman, Lena Becker, Matt Lupold, Sunny Sen, Tom Marinelli, Michael Willhoit, Emily Vitkauskus and Julia Mudrock.

Adjusted PSSA Testing Schedule

With the numerous snow days that we have had this school year, the state has adjusted the testing window for the upcoming Math, Reading, and Writing PSSAs.  Students in grades 3-8 will be administered the Reading and Math Assessment from April 1-4.  The Writing Assessment will be administered to students and grades 5 and 8 from April 8-10 and the Science Assessment will be administered to students in grades 4 and 8 from April 29-May 1.

myschoolaccount.com Web Portal Now Active

A web portal that will allow parents to access their children’s current account balances and review what their children have been buying in the school cafeteria is now available. In the coming months new features will be added including the ability of parents to make online payments into their child's cafeteria account. In order to use the myschoolaccount.com website, parents must create an account.

Student Announcers Help Get Tigers "Ready to Roar" Each Morning

Elementary Principal John Fetterman recently instituted a new twist to morning announcements, the use of student announcers. The initiative is intended to give students more ownership in the school building and to provide them leadership opportunities. In the accompanying photo, Mr.

Special Features

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

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