Southern Columbia Area School District

  • 812 Southern Drive | Catawissa, PA

  • High School students pose with Nigerian artist and ambassador Ibiyinka Alao.

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Start with Hello Week!

September 23-27, 2019 is being observed at Southern Columbia Area and schools across the nation as Start With Hello Week. Start With Hello Week seeks to draw attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school, youth organization and community.

Students in the News: Homecoming Queen!

Congratulations are extended to Victoria Brown, Class of 2020, who was selected by the student body as the 2019 Homecoming Queen!  Victoria is the daughter of John and Renee Brown and is a member of the National Honor Society and  Student Council.

Students in the News: College Recruit

Congratulations are extended to Preston Zachman, Class of 2020, who has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Wisconsin. Preston has orally committed to play football for the Badgers, becoming the fourth member of the 2019 Tiger Football Team (joining Julian Fleming, Cal Haladay and Gaige Garcia) to commit to a Big Ten and Power 5 program.

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High School Events

  • 23 sep

    Start with Hello Week

    Mon, 09/23/2019 - Fri, 09/27/2019 This week, Southern Columbia Area will join with thousands of schools and youth organizations across the United States to participate in Start With Hello Week, a national campaign to teach students, grades K–12, the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation. 

  • 23 sep

    Veterans Day Invitation

    Mon, 09/23/2019 Alumni and residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District who are veterans or currently serving in the military are invited to join SCA's students and staff in the High School's annual Veterans Day Assembly to be held Monday, November 11th in the High School auditorium. Our guests are invited to a luncheon at 12 noon to be followed by the assembly beginning at 1:15 p.m. If you plan on attending please complete the form below or call the High School Office at (570) 356-3450.

  • 25 sep

    Say Hey Day!

    Wed, 09/25/2019 G.C. Hartman students will celebrate Start with Hello Week with their own, unique day- Say Hey Day!  Students will learn to introduce themselves to others and start a conversation.  The premise of the Start with Hello initiative is if you see someone who is alone, you can walk up to that individual and "Say Hello". 

  • 26 sep

    Bloomsburg Fair Day

    Thu, 09/26/2019 - Fri, 09/27/2019 Schools and offices are closed today and tomorrow to allow students and staff to attend the Bloomsburg Fair. 

  • 27 sep

    Schools Closed for Bloomsburg Fair

    Fri, 09/27/2019 Schools and offices are closed today to allow students and staff to attend the Bloomsburg Fair. Classes will resume Monday. 

  • 10 oct

    Fall Guest Teacher Training

    Thu, 10/10/2019 - Fri, 10/11/2019 The CSIU Fall Guest Teacher Training Program will be held today and tomorrow (October 10-11). Any interested candidates interested in more information can call CSIU Human Resource Coordinator Sweta Butala at (570) 523-1155 ext.

Special Features

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More

The PSSA Idol is one example of the enthusiasm Southern Columbia's students and staff have for learning! Click the play button to watch G.C.Learn More