State Championship Wrestling Continues This Evening

Fri, 03/07/2014

Kent Lane (138), Todd Lane (120) and Blake Marks (152) have made their way through the first two rounds of the Class AA Wrestling Championship with each sporting a perfect 2-0 mark. Each will continue their quest for a State Championship medal this evening at 6:30 PM at the Giant Center in Hershey. Good luck boys! Updated brackets and results can be found at http://highschoolsports.pennlive.com/tournament/22981/

 

 

Opening Night for Into the Woods

Fri, 03/21/2014

The opening performance of Into the Woods will be held this evening at 7:00 PM.

Tigers Compete in Basketball Playoffs

Sat, 03/01/2014
Good luck is extended to the Boys Basketball Team as they take on Towanda in District IV AA playoff competition. Tip off is 1:00 PM at Montoursville High School. The winner of today's game advances to the PIAA playoffs. Good luck Tigers!

SCA Scholars Shine in Scholastic Scrimmage!

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.

Policy Committee mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Mon, 04/14/2014

The Board of Directors Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office conference room.  The public is welcome to attend.

School Board mtg 7:30 pm

Mon, 03/17/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a meeting for general purposes in the High School Library at 7:30 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.

2014-2015 Budget News

At the April 14, 2014, Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a resolution requesting that the election officials of Columbia County and Northumberland County place a referendum question on the May 20, 2014, primary election ballot.  The referendum question will ask voters whether they favor increasing the rate of its tax on real property more than the Act 1 2014-2015 Index, which is 2.7%, plus any Act 1 exceptions approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.Learn More

An information and resource page pertaining to the school budgeting process, and the 2014-2015 budget in particular, has been created and can be found by clicking on this link.Learn More