Field Trip Explores Ag Career Options

On April 18th, Columbia County Farm Bureau President Jim Levan opened his farm to Southern Columbia's sophomore students providing them a unique way to explore the many career opportunities available in the field of farming and agribusiness. In addition to learning about the use GPS/GIS technology in precision farming, the students interacted and met with bus

PSSA Idol Entertains and Inspires!

Each year, G.C. Hartman Elementary Center kicks off the statewide assessments with a fun-filled and highly-entertaining variety show which features the school's teachers and staff as the main acts! The PSSA Idol is modeled after the TV show American Idol and features musical acts and test-taking tips delivered by staff members to third and fourth grade students.

SCA Artists Recognized for Excellence

Southern Columbia artists, all members of the Class of 2019, were named winners in several categories, including the top prize, at the 41st Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit sponsored by the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg.

Learning the Spanish Language (and more) through Music!

Students enrolled in the Spanish 3, 4, and AP courses taught by Mrs. Andrea Borys and Mrs. Linn Robinson recently engaged in a unique learning opportunity that fueled their interest and enthusiasm in continuing their study of the Spanish language.

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

On May 9th 2019, CMSU Behavioral Health, Southern Columbia, and all other schools across Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union counties are uniting to support children’s mental health awareness by wearing green, the color of the children’s mental health support ribbon.

Students Interact with Renowned Animal Expert

Southern Columbia's Fifth Grade students recently had the opportunity to chat and ask questions to renowned primatologist and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall via Skype in the Classroom. On April 2nd, Dr. Goodall engaged the students in a live chat and Q & A session. Goodall is best known for her study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.

Students in the News

Middle School student Ryter McCoog had a "voice at the table" during this past weekend's National School Boards Association National Conference held in Philadelphia. Ryter was a panelist in a workshop session entitled, Student Voices: How 6th Graders Define Digital Learning. Another Middle School student making the news is Michaela Williams.

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.

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.

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