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.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Thu, 05/09/2019

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and May is Mental Health Awareness month. All students and staff are encouraged to wear green today (the ribbon color for Mental Health Awareness is green).  As part of this day, the District is also holding a Staff Dress Down Day with the proceeds going to the McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University which provides low cost mental health and suicide prevention training and education to our local communities and schools.

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.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Alumni Weekend

Sat, 04/27/2019 - Sun, 04/28/2019

The 3rd Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at Knoebel's Three Ponds Golf Course will take place this morning with  tee-off set for 9:00 AM. The Registration Fee is $65 per golfer and $260 per team. Click here to download a registration form for the tournament.

SCA Welcomes Dr. Evans!

Wed, 03/27/2019
SCA extends a warm welcome to Julie Evans, the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective use of STEM resources.  Dr. Evans will be viisting with Southern Columbia teachers and students involved in national study which seeks to learn whether the use of large print text titles can enhance reading proficiency and enjoyment.

Wellness Initiative Features a "Power Food"

Thu, 03/28/2019

Southern Columbia's Fresh Food of the Month takes a different approach this month featuring a finished product made with potato, wheat and dairy products- pierogies! Students will have the opportunity to taste test two Mrs. T's Pierogies with elementary students also attending an assembly featuring Pierogy Man and the pierogy-making process. This month's featured food will convey the idea that "all things in moderation" can lead to a healthy lifestyle.

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