FORTY FORT/KINGSTON: 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 on Aug. 25 and 26 for grades 9-12 and postgraduate. New students will participate in orientation activities and freshmen and new students will attend a special New Student Retreat on Aug. 26.
A special opening-of-school convocation service will be held on Aug. 27 at the Upper School. Caroline Reppert of Kingston, Seminary government president, 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, Forty Fort, will open for its first day of classes for pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade students on Aug. 29 with a convocation for students in fifth through eighth grades. The convocation for primary students will be held on Aug. 30. Classes for students in the Lower School's new toddler program and for preschool students will begin on Sept. 4.
A Parents' Back to School Night for parents of preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Lower School. Other Back to School Nights will be held for parents of children in first and second grades at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30; for third and fourth grades at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4; and for parents of middle-school students at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.
For more information call the Upper School at 270-2160 or the Lower School at 718-6610, or visit online at www.wyomingseminary.org.
MOUNTAIN TOP: The Crestwood Marching Band is holding a fall mum sale. Mums from Old Post Farms in 8-inch pots are available in red, yellow, orange, purple and white. Cost is three pots for $10 or $3.50 each. Orders can be made through any local band member. Order deadline is Friday and the mums will be delivered Sept. 15. Contact Lisa Karchin at 991-2222 with any questions.
SCRANTON: Marywood University Lifelong Learners fall preview will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Room A of the Swartz Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call 348-6292 for more information.
WHITE HAVEN: The 34th annual family reunion of the family of the late Michael and Helen Sakelaridos of Wilkes-Barre was held on July 28 at the Pavilion at White Haven, Poconos.
Over 30 descendants, comprising four generations and representing all seven of their children, attended the event. Organizers of this year's event were Sharon Bartos, Fran Sakelarides and Gene Pappas.
Two of Helen and Michael's seven children, including Sophie Pappas and Joseph Sakelaridos, were in attendance. Absent were Betsy Lion and Mickey Sakelarides. Daughters, Marie Politis and Irene Rowe, and son, James Saks, are deceased.
Tayllor, Kayla and Carly Capps of Florida travelled the furthest to attend. The youngest in attendance was Mia Staub, 2, the great-granddaughter of Irene Rowe. Oldest in attendance was Sophie Pappas.
Next year's reunion will be held on a date still to be chosen at the same venue.