October's Fresh Food Initiative will Feature Locally-Grown Apples

SCA's Wellness Committee recently announced that the next Fresh Food of the Month Day will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd, and will feature the "crunchy texture and delicious taste of apples while they are in the peak of their season." All students in  grades K-12 will receive an apple variety from three local orchards/farms:  Leiby's Family Farms, Rohrbach's, and  

New Leaders to Direct SCA's Business Affairs

For the past several weeks a transaction in leadership within the Business Office has been underway with departing Business Manager Mike Sokoloski set to turn all fiscal responsibilities over to new stewards, Charles Mannello and Denise Kreisher, at the close of the workday on Friday, October 17th. Mr. Mannello will serve the District as Business Consultant while Mrs. Kreisher will assume duties as Business Office Supervisor.

Free Developmental Screening

Children, ages three or four are invited to “Come To School” at the Southern Columbia Area School District's G.C. Hartman Elementary Center, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.  There will be a free developmental screening.  Children will participate in activities that will test their hearing, speech, vision, gross and fine motor skills, personal and social skills, adaptive behavior,cognitive skills, and height and weight.

Fresh Food of the Month Initiative Returns September 24th

Southern Columbia Area School District will provide its students with local food from area farms as part of the National Farm to School program. Once a month, beginning Wednesday, September 24th, the school cafeteria will offer fresh produce from local farms. The Farm to School program connects school districts and local farms to serve healthy meals in the cafeteria, improve student nutrition, and support local farmers.

New Middle School Principal Named!

Congratulations are extended to Mr. William Callahan who was appointed as Middle School Principal at the September 15th Board of Education meeting. Mr. Callahan is presently an Assistant Middle School/High School Principal with the Shamokin Area School District, serving in that role since 2004. Mr. Callahan's staff at Shamokin Area describe him as "firm but fair" and as someone "who listens to and respects other's voices and opinions."  He is also recognized as an "administrator who can connect with students." Mr.

SCA Bids Farewell to Middle School Principal

Best wishes are extended to exiting Middle School Principal Angela Farronato in her new role as an elementary principal in the Shikellamy Area School District. Mrs. Farronato will assume her new duties on Monday, September 15th. We thank Mrs. Farronato for her tireless service to SCA and its Middle School students! Southern Columbia Area's search for a new Middle School Principal is nearing an end with a new principal expected to be named in the coming weeks.

Remembering the Lessons of 9/11

Today we pause to remember the 2,977 people who perished in the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The victims included heroic Americans- firemen, policemen, and other first responders, as well as private citizens- who rushed into dangerous situations to aid those who were endangered by the attacks. September 11th is a day that forever changed the United States.

Special Features

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

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More