Wyoming Seminary announces back to school dates

First Posted: 8/1/2014

Wyoming Seminary, with campuses in Kingston and Forty Fort, will begin its 171st year of classes at the end of August.

The Upper School in Kingston will register boarding and day students on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24 for grades nine through 12 and postgraduate. New students will participate in orientation activities on Saturday and Sunday, and will attend a special New Student Retreat on Sunday.

A special opening-of-school convocation service will be held on Monday, Aug. 25 at the Upper School. Sem senior and government president Madison Sweitzer, of Dallas, will offer words of welcome and will ring the historic Cokesbury Bell 17 times, one for each decade of Wyoming Seminary’s existence, to usher in the new academic year. Dr. John Dickinson, chair of the science department, will address the student body.

The Lower School, located in Forty Fort, will open for its first day of classes for toddler to eighth grade students on Wednesday, Aug. 27 with a convocation for students in fifth through eighth grades. The convocation for primary students will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Lower School Dean Dr. Kathleen Hanlon encourages all parents of preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend a Parents’ Back to School Night at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. A similar Back to School Night for parents of children in first and second grades will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, for third and fourth grades at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grades at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. Eighth-grade students and their parents will get together for a Grade 8 Picnic at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.

For more information, call the Upper School at 570-270-2160 or the Lower School at 570-718-6610.

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