Return of AR Accelerates Reading!

The return of the Accelerated Reader program to the District's K-12 curriculum has received positive reviews from SCA's students and staff who recently celebrated improved student reading habits with end of the marking period AR parties. According to Sixth Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher Mrs.

Digital Learning Project Ready for Your Input

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, has surveyed more than five million students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members seeking their unfiltered input on education, technology, schools of the future, science and math instruction, professional development and career exploration. Each spring, the organization creates national reports on the U.S.

Senior Student Garners State Wrestling Award!

Congratulations to Jaret Lane who was recently awarded the Schalles PA Pinner Award, which is given to the Pennsylvania high school wrestler with the highest pin percentage! Jaret pinned 32 of his opponents in amassing a 48-0 record during the 2016-2017 season, which also saw him being crowned the PIAA 2A Wrestling Champion at 113 pounds.

Students and Staff Join Forces in Fight Against Cancer

Throughout October, Southern Columbia's students and staff were engaged in a variety of activities which raised awareness of the importance of screening and early detection in the fight against breast cancer, as well as activities which raised funds to assist those battlling this disease.

Have you checked the District Fundraiser Page Lately?

Please check the Fundraiser Page for current fundraisers sponsored by various organizations throughout the district.  This page can also be found in the Activities and Events drop-down menu.  Please check it regularly for upcoming fundraising events and activities.

History Made as Two Advance to States!

Southern Columbia's Cross Country program enjoyed a banner day at the District 4 Championships with all runners putting in strong performances, and two in particular, reaching heights never achieved by a Tiger "thinclad." Ethan Knoebel was crowned the District 4 Class A Champion, becoming Southern's first-ever Cross Country champion!

Fresh Food Initiative A Community Effort!

Southern Columbia Area's Fresh Food of the Month initiative, which returned for a fourth year with last month's successful launch, is made possible by a concerted school community effort put forth by volunteers of the District's Wellness Committee, SCA's Food Service workers, and local and regional farmers.

Students in Action!

Students have been actively engaged in the implementation of new equipment and learning tools recently added to the District's classrooms through this summer's energy project and the awarding of a Merck and Title IV grant. Students enrolled in SCA's Musical Production/Tech Theatre course taught by Mrs.

Donations Assist Stadium Renovation Project!

If you have been to Tiger Stadium in recent weeks you may have noticed improved perimeter lighting along the stadium's walkway and bleacher areas. This work is being completed through the donated efforts of the McClure Company and Musco Lighting, along with support from G.R. Sponaugle & Sons.

G.C. Hartman Earns Title I Distinguished School Award

Congratulations are extended to Principal John Fetterman and the staff of G.C. Hartman Elementary School on being named a Reward: High Achievement school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and its Division of Federal Programs.

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