Southern Columbia Area has been selected to receive a $10,000.00 grant from the The Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. The applications are reviewed first by STEM teachers, then by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Farmer Advisory Council, a group of 27 prominent farmers from across the country. Southern's winning proposal, entitled Building a Better STEM Ecosystem in SCA for our Students and Central PA, will equip the Metal Technology classroom with a Horizontal Bandsaw and a Hydraulic Metal Fabricator. The new equipment will give students exposure to industry-grade equipment, enhancing course curricula and creating new opportunities for college credit with Penn College of Technology as well as other learning experiences.

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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

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