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Wyoming Seminary, with campuses in Kingston and Forty Fort, will begin its 169th year of classes at the end of August.

The Upper School in Kingston will register boarding and day students August 25 and 26 for grades nine through 12 and postgraduate. New students will participate in orientation activities Saturday and Sunday, and freshmen and new students will attend a special New Student Retreat Sunday.

On August 27, a special opening-of-school convocation service will be held at the Upper School. Sem government president Caroline Reppert ’13 of Kingston will offer words of welcome and will ring the historic Cokesbury bell 16 times, one for each decade of Wyoming Seminary’s existence, to usher in the new academic year. Jason Sherry, a member of the English faculty, will address the student body.

The Lower School, located in Forty Fort, will open for its first day of classes for pre-kindergarten to eighth grade students August 29 with a convocation for students in fifth through eighth grades. The convocation for primary students will be held August 30. Classes for students in the Lower School’s new toddler program and for preschool students will begin on September 4.

Lower School Dean Dr. Claire Smith Hornung encourages all parents of preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend a Parents’ Back to School Night at 6 p.m. August 27. A similar Back to School Night for parents of children in first and second grades will be held August 30 at 7 p.m., for third and fourth grades September 4 at 7 p.m., and for parents of middle-school students September 6 at 7 p.m.

For more information about Wyoming Seminary, its programs and activities, call the Upper School at 270.2160 or the Lower School at 718.6610, or visit online at www.wyomingseminary.org.

Shown: Caroline Reppert of Kingston, a senior at Wyoming Seminary and government president, is seen ringing the Cokesbury Bell at the end of Commencement exercises in May. Shewill ring the bell again at a special convocation to begin Sem’s 169th year of classes August 27.

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