Southern Columbia Area School District

  • 812 Southern Drive | Catawissa, PA

  • High School students pose with Nigerian artist and ambassador Ibiyinka Alao.

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Mega Force Delivers Powerful Lessons

Steve Carrier will bring his Mega Force program to Southern Columbia Area on Friday, March 22nd to encourage students to make right choices, and to be a 'Dream Maker, not a Dream Breaker!' Steve travels throughout the world and will speak to over half­ a million students this year alone! His program calls for him to demonstrate feats of strength while conveying important life lessons to audience members.

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.

Grease Rocks SCA with Outstanding Production

Congratulations to Mrs. Letha Stone, the Music Department, and the cast and crew of Encore for their "gangbusters" performance of Grease! The energetic and talented high school musical troupe provided an entertaining, fun-filled look at the trials and tribulation of teenage life as experienced by the seniors of Rydell High's Class of 1959.
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High School Events

  • 22 mar

    Public Invited to Mega Force Presentation

    Fri, 03/22/2019 The public is invited to attend this weekend's Mega Force presentations featuring motivational speaker Steve Carrier who will demonstrate feats of strength while conveying important messages including believing in yourself and being kind to others. All shows are free and will be held in Southern Columbia Area High School's Auditorium this evening, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6:30 PM.

  • 30 mar

    Columbia County Opioid Crisis Seminar

    Sat, 03/30/2019 All members of the community are invited to attend a free seminar to learn more about the scourge of opioid addiction and ways to combat it. Hear from EMTs, a family impacted by this crisis, a local high school principal, and others including keynote speaker Ken Lemons from the PA Adult and Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Treatment Center. The seminar will be held at the Central Columbia High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM.

  • 01 apr

    Facilities and Finance Committees will Meet this Evening

    Mon, 04/01/2019 The April Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting will be held in the District Office Conference Room beginning at 6:00 PM. This is a public meeting.

  • 01 apr

    Policy Committee to Meet This Evening

    Mon, 04/01/2019 The Policy Committee will meet this evening beginning at 5:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 01 apr

    Kindergarten Registration

    Mon, 04/01/2019 - Fri, 04/05/2019 Kingergarten Registration will take place April 1 through 5, 2019, by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the elementary office.  Parents need to complete the online portion of the registration process prior to the registration appointment. Use the Student Registration link under About SCA.    

  • 15 apr

    Board of Education Meeting

    Mon, 04/15/2019 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

  • 16 apr

    2019 ELA PSSA Testing - Grades 3 thru 8

    Tue, 04/16/2019 - Thu, 04/18/2019 ELA PSSA Testing will take place in the A.M. on April 16, 17 & 18 (1 section per day) for Grades 3 thru 8.

  • 23 apr

    2019 ELA PSSA "MAKE-UPS" (grades 3 to 8)

    Tue, 04/23/2019 - Fri, 04/26/2019 Make-ups for ELA PSSA testing will take place on April 23rd through the 26th for grades 3 to 8

  • 24 apr

    2019 - 4th Grade MATH PSSA Testing

    Wed, 04/24/2019 - Thu, 04/25/2019 MATH PSSA Testing will take place on April 24th and April 25th in the AM  - 4th Grade ONLY

  • 30 apr

    2019 - 4th Grade SCIENCE PSSA Testing

    Tue, 04/30/2019 - Wed, 05/01/2019 SCIENCE PSSA Testing will take place on April 30th and May 1st in the AM  - 4th Grade ONLY

Special Features

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