December's Fresh Food of the Month will Feature Sweet Potatoes

Locally-grown sweet potatoes will be the featured Fresh Food of the Month for December.  The sweet potatoes will be served to all students in grades K through 12 on Thursday, December 18th.

Blanket and Pillow "Cover for Kids" Drive Underway

The Southern Columbia Area High School Student Council is holding a "Covers for Kids Drive" to benefit the patients of the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. The drive will collect blankets and pillows. All donations must be new and in their original packaging. If homemade, they should be made using new material.  To better protect the young patients, you are asked to tie your donation in a plastic bag and keep it away from from dust and pets.

Audit Report Brings Welcomed News

The recently-released audit of the District's finances indicated that Southern Columbia Area will continue to face challenges to operate its schools as "revenue is limited" while "many expenditures are dictated by state and federal requirements"  and cannot be reduced.

Anonymous Tips Program Launched by State

The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has launched an anonymous tips program designed to help fight illegal drugs and to protect minors against sexual cybercrimes. 
 
The Bureau of Narcotics Investigation within the Office of Attorney General has set up a tip line that seeks to keep drugs out of the wrong hands and improve the quality of life for citizens.

Happy Thanksgiving!

As a school community we are thankful for dedicated administrators, faculty, and staff, altruistic Board of Education members, and hard-working, high-achieving students. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Two Tiger Wear Sales to Benefit the Football and Basketball Boosters

If you are looking for Southern Columbia-themed gifts this holiday season, two SCA Booster clubs are offering online and on-campus shopping options. The Boys Basketball Booster Club is selling Tiger Apparel through their online store which will be open through December 1st. The Football and Cheerleader Boosters will hold a Tiger Wear Sale on Saturday, December 6th in the lobby of the Charles T. Nesbitt Gymnasium from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

District Awarded Second Safe Schools Grant

The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a 2014-2015 Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education received 182 applications and made awards to 123 schools. The District's proposal called for the purchase of additional interior video cameras. It will receive $10,720 to accomplish this goal.

Tigers Voted Best Football Program in PA!

The storied Southern Columbia Area Football Program has received some much-deserved recognition by being voted the Best Football Program in Pennsylvania in a contest sponsored by USA Today. The Tigers will now advance to the Regional Round of this contest. The Regional Round will begin at noon on November 20th and will end at 2 PM on December 1st.

POD Students Benefit from Financial Literacy Program

First Columbia Bank recently announced that they certified 157 students in financial literacy during the 2013-2014, school year, through the First Columbia Bank Financial Scholars Program.

District Awarded a PDE School Police Officer Grant

The Southern Columbia Area School District was among 114 Pennsylvania schools awarded a 2014-2015, Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Grant.  The grant program was created last year, and allows schools and municipalities to receive funding through the Department of Education to cover the cost of hiring a school resource officer or school police officer.

Special Features

All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More