SCA Participates in National Study

Southern Columbia is participating in a national study which seeks to determine the impact of large text print materials on student reading efficacy, enagement and academic outcomes. The study is being conducted by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, in collaboration with Thorndike Press, a publisher of large print text print titles for education.

Wellness Initiative Features Local Food Product

Southern Columbia's March Wellness initiative featured pierogies, using the food item to teach the importance of eating a balanced diet (including vegetables, fruits, proteins, and carbs) as one of the keys to maintaining good health. All District students were served two, whole grain American cheese and potato pierogies during lunch periods.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Alumni Weekend

Sat, 04/27/2019 - Sun, 04/28/2019

The 3rd Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at Knoebel's Three Ponds Golf Course will take place this morning with  tee-off set for 9:00 AM. The Registration Fee is $65 per golfer and $260 per team. Click here to download a registration form for the tournament.

SCA Welcomes Dr. Evans!

Wed, 03/27/2019
SCA extends a warm welcome to Julie Evans, the CEO of Project Tomorrow (, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective use of STEM resources.  Dr. Evans will be viisting with Southern Columbia teachers and students involved in national study which seeks to learn whether the use of large print text titles can enhance reading proficiency and enjoyment.

Wellness Initiative Features a "Power Food"

Thu, 03/28/2019

Southern Columbia's Fresh Food of the Month takes a different approach this month featuring a finished product made with potato, wheat and dairy products- pierogies! Students will have the opportunity to taste test two Mrs. T's Pierogies with elementary students also attending an assembly featuring Pierogy Man and the pierogy-making process. This month's featured food will convey the idea that "all things in moderation" can lead to a healthy lifestyle.

College Musicians' Tour Stops at SCA

Shippensburg University's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band visited with Southern Columbia musicians as part of the University's annual tour that leads nearly 300 SU students and faculty members to perform for local audiences as well as throughout the United States and abroad. The visit was arranged by teachers Mr. Joel Thomas and Mrs.

Curriculum Committee Meeting

Mon, 04/15/2019

The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

Activities Committee Meeting- Postponed

Mon, 04/15/2019

Tonight's Activities Committee has been postponed. The next meeting will be May 20th at 6:00 PM in the High School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

Mega Force Presentation

Fri, 03/22/2019

This weekend's Mega Force presentations featuring motivational speaker Steve Carrier are not affiliated with the School District. Please note, this weekend's presentations will include faith-based messages and are sponsored by the Catawissa Christian Church.

Authors to Help Teach Resilience

The authors of Courageous Cole: The Life of a Special Needs Dog will visit G.C. Hartman Elementary on March 29, to help teach students the power of perseverance and resilience. Co-authored by the husband and wife team of Steve and Beverly Klinger, Courageous Cole is a story about a dog who was born with a disability.

Special Features

Applications for the SOCO Kids Coding Camp will be accepted through Monday, June 3rd. The summer camp is open to rising 2nd through 6th grade students and will be held July 9-11 and July 16-18 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day. Our coders will have an opportunity to build codes and create animations and games as well as program different kinds of robots and drones.Learn More

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

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