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August 4, 2012

Dewey County schools ready for new year

Woodward, Okla. — School will be under way soon for the schools in Dewey County as enrollment is under way most places and officials are getting ready for a busy year.


Enrollment for Seiling Public Schools will begin on Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. for 10th Grade, 6:30 p.m. for 11th Grade and 8 p.m. for 12th Grade. It will continue on August 7th at 5 p.m. for the 7th Grade, 6 p.m. for 8th Grade and 7:30 p.m. for 9th Grade. Enrollment for elementary age students is going on now and will continue until school starts on Aug. 16.

Randy Seifried, superintendent of Seiling Public Schools, said the school has not done any significant work to the buildings during the summer.

"We have been doing just general repairs to the school, no major work this summer," Seifried said.

Seiling was among the area schools that had a large amount of new teachers and staff to hire this summer, with a total of 9 new teachers.

"We had several that retired, including the superintendent, others that changed positions and some that moved to other school districts," Seifried said. "The summer has gone very quickly, it doesn't seem like we've had a summer at all."

As with just about every community in the area, housing was an issue for the new teachers that were coming into Seiling.

"Fortunately some already had housing but for others it was a challenge," he said.

Seifried said that he has high expectations for the kids and the staff this year.

"Our biggest challenge will be getting all of the new teachers into the routine of our school, because when you bring in 9 teachers it takes a little bit of time to get them all acclimated to your system," Seifried said.

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