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Letter from the Superintendent-Blue Whale


—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on:May 12, 2017

Once again I find myself in the position of sharing what I consider a potential threat to the safety of our children. "Blue Whale" is a social media challenge that "encourages young people to...complete a number of challenges over a 50-day period, such as watching a horror movie or harming themselves. An anonymous taskmaster monitors the group's members. Each task becomes increasingly harmful, until the final challenge, when they are told to take their own life."  

I am including a link to a news article, though information is easily obtained by conducting an online search. This article is from BBC news in the UK. Frankly, the news articles I found from US based sources provide links to so much inappropriate and unrelated material, I was uncomfortable sharing them.  

As always, I am available should you need assistance or additional information.    

Originally Submitted
May 12, 2017

2017 Summer School Program


—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on:May 02, 2017

Credit: 1/2 credit will be awarded for each course that is successfully completed.

Tuition: Southgate Community School District Students: $185 per class; Non Residents: $200 per class

Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. Refunds are not given unless the class is cancelled. Make checks payable to "Southgate Summer School."

Scholarships: There will be a limited amount of tuition scholarships available to students in grades 6-12 who qualify.

Schedule: Classes begin Monday, June 27, 2016 and end Thursday, August 4, 2016. Classes meet Monday through Thursday of each week.

Where: Anderson High School (at the corner of Leroy and McCann)
Registration: Anderson H.S.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Early registration with a counselor

Originally Submitted
April 27, 2017

13 Reasons Why


—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on:April 20, 2017

Parents and colleagues have contacted me this week about Netflix's "13 Reasons Why", a drama based on a novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The story depicts a high school student who kills herself and leaves behind audiotapes detailing events that led to her decision to end her life.  Though the series is receiving some acclaim, it is proving equally controversial among mental health professionals. A link to an article that recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune follows:  

It is highly likely that your older child is aware of this series, and may have viewed it.  There are many references to this series, both positive and negative, currently on

Originally Submitted
April 20, 2017

School of Choice Windows Open!!


—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on:April 19, 2017

School Of Choice Application Period

May 1 - May 12, 2017
Applications may be picked up at Central Office 14600 Dix Toledo Rd.

Between the hours of:
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Grade                        Number
1                                   5
2                                   5
3        &n

Originally Submitted
April 19, 2017

Millage Focus Group Meeting - Wednesday


—Posted by: Kristina Repp, Updated on:April 12, 2017

There will be a Millage Focus Group Meeting for parents at 6:30, on Wednesday, April 12th in the Media Center of Anderson High School. Parents of all grades are invited to attend, and share thoughts on spending needs and priorities of the Wayne County Educational Enhancement Millage money approved by voters last November. Residents without children in the district may also attend.   Please RSVP to REMINDER:

The Southgate Community School District News Blog was created and is maintained by Kristina Repp.

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