Wear a Green Shirt Today!

Tue, 09/10/2019

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a green shirt today (including their green Mental Health Awareness t-shirt if they have one) in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day and to serve as a reminder "to reach out to a friend and let them know you care." 

Start with Hello Week

Mon, 09/23/2019 - Fri, 09/27/2019

This week, Southern Columbia Area will join with thousands of schools and youth organizations across the United States to participate in Start With Hello Week, a national campaign to teach students, grades K–12, the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation. 

World Suicide Prevention Day

Tue, 09/10/2019

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Students will participate in activities which will help spread awareness about suicide prevention.  The theme of WSPD is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.” This theme was chosen because it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention- collaboration. We all have a role to play and together we can collectively address the challenges presented by suicidal behavior in society today.


September is Suicide Prevention Month

Throughout the United States, individuals and organizations are stepping up to recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month, the week of September 8-14 as National Suicide Prevention Week, and September 10th as World Suicide Prevention Day. The goal of annual suicide prevention observances is not to prevent suicide on a specific day, week, or

Back to School News!

Please click this link to read the Shamokin News-Item's annual back to school story highlighting news, intiatives, and programs that will be offered to Southern Columbia's K-12 students during the 2019-2020 school year.  Listed below is an overview of what's new at Southern Columbia Area

"First Day Forms" Now Posted in Sapphire

Mrs. Nicole Heim, Southern Columbia’s Student Information Manager, reminds parents that First Day Forms are now open and active on both the Parent and Student Sapphire Community Web Portal accounts.  "Some of these forms will require you as the parent to complete, and some will require acknowledgement from your student as well through their own portal," stated Mrs.

Football Team Opens Fall Sports Season for SCA on National TV!

Sun, 08/25/2019

Good luck to the Tiger Football Team who open Southern Columbia's fall interscholastic sports season with a game against Hammond Upper School. Kickoff is 2:00 PM at Edens Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. The game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN2, with audio play-by-play available through the Black Diamond Sports Network

Board of Education Meeting

Mon, 09/16/2019

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting for general purposes beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room.

Activities Committee Meeting

Mon, 09/16/2019

The Activities Committee will meet this evening at 6:30 PM in the High School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

Curriculum Committee Meeting

Mon, 09/16/2019

The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 PM in the High School Library. This is a public meeting.

Special Features

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More

The PSSA Idol is one example of the enthusiasm Southern Columbia's students and staff have for learning! Click the play button to watch G.C.Learn More