G.C.Hartman First Grade students were put in touch with nature, courtesy of the efforts of their teachers and team of volunteers, as part of the school's Third Annual Nature Day. The students spent a full day exploring and hiking through the District's Nature Trail, engaged in studies of trees, aquatic life, wildlife, and pollination. Since its inception, Nature Day has been planned and organized as a project of the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and its Board President, Michele Richards-Williams. In addition to Mrs. Richards-Williams, the following volunteers shared their expertise of wildlife and ecosystems with the inquisiitve students: Maryruth Wagner, Heather Almer, and Nancy Corbin of the Columbia County Conservation District; Jon Beam of Montour Preserve which is part of the Montour Area Recreation Commission; and Randy Young and Mike Williams, both of whom are Middle School teachers with a proven track record of instilling a love and respect for nature and the environment in scores of students through their many years as educators. Thank you all for the lessons you imparted during Nature Day 2018! Many thanks are extended to the Columbia County Conservation District for providing tree seedlings for students to plant and to the parent and High School student volunteers for their assistance in chaperoning and helping students engage in the multitude of Nature Day's hands-on, activities.

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Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More