Visitor Management System to be Implemented

Beginning March 5, 2018, Southern Columbia Area will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools. This initiative is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Grant and is designed to provide a safer environment for our students and staff.

Blind Date with a Book!

February is Library Lover's Month and to celebrate, HS/MS Library Manager Mrs. Amanda Noblit has created a Blind Date with a Book.display that has proven to be a literary matchmaker for numerous Southern Columbia students! According to Mrs. Noblit, the books on display are decorated with wrapping paper, hiding the book’s title and author.

Tigers Rise to Silver Finish!

The Tiger Wrestling Team ended the PIAA 2A Duals Championship with a Silver Medal, earning statewide praise for the grit and determination they displayed throughout the team wrestling tournament! The Tigers finished the team phase of their season with an impressive 22-1 record and as Pennsylvania's second-ranked 2A team!

Shrek Tickets Now On Sale Online and at HS

Tickets for Encore's production of Shrek, The Musical are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased online or at the "box office" which will be open for business in the HS Auditorium Lobby, Saturdays from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Unique Food Drive Set to Begin!

A monthlong food drive will pit grades 5 through 12 in a contest to see which group of students can collect the most non-perishable food. Winning the contest has one qualifier- the amount of food collected must outweigh High School Principal Mr. Jim Becker!

Wrestlers Advance to State Title Match!

Congratulations to the Tiger Wrestling Team on advancing to the PIAA 2A Duals Championship match!  The Tigers used a total team effort to defeat Chestnut Ridge HIgh School in the State Semi-Final, 30-27, earning the right to compete for the State Title!

Wrestling Team Claims District Crown!

Congratulations to the coaches and student-athletes of the Tiger Wrestling Team on capturing the 2018 District 4 2A Duals Championship! As District champions, the Tigers will advance to the PIAA AA Team Championships which open for Southern Columbia on Thursday,February 8th with Preliminary Round act

Students Perform in District Chorus

Seven Southern Columbia students were among the Susquehanna Valley's finest singers selected to perform in the PMEA District Chorus held at at Milton High School. The 2018 PMEA District 8 Chorus, directed by Dr. Ryan Beeken of Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, capped the three-day festivities with a public concert on January 27th.

Community Group Assists Students In Need

Recently the Women's Guild of the Numidia Valley Bible Fellowship presented Southern Columbia's Food Service Director Kathy Holleran with a check for $600 to be used to clear the negative lunch balance accounts of G.C. Hartman students in need.

Student of the Month Program Introduced

Effective with the new year, High School Student Council has introduced a Student of the Month recognition program. The student of the month is selected for "displaying excellent citizenship by working together with classmates in a cooperative manner and exhibiting good behavior."  Each student must also demonstrate "exem

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