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The SEM Weekly

2017 Letter from Head of School

January 16, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion

The SEM community, built upon trust and respect, demands more of us. We need to push this concept beyond an individual pursuit of finding self.

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Difficult Dialogue: SEM Students Dive into Diversity

Difficult Dialogue: SEM Students Dive into Diversity

Morgan Baker, Contributor
January 16, 2017
Filed under Diversity and Inclusion, News, Student Life

The evening of Thursday, January 12, high school students from private schools across Western New York gathered in the Nichols School Flickinger Performing Arts Center for the opening of the third annual Nichols School Inclusivity Conference sponsored by Education Collaborative of Western New York....

2015-16 SEM Report on Giving Released

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under News, School Administration

The 2015-2016 Buffalo Seminary Report on Giving is now available in its new downloadable format. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this Report on Giving is accurate. We apologize in advance if errors in spelling or honorific or any omissions have occurred. Please email ...

Before The Year Rings Out

December 19, 2016
Filed under News

Many people choose to make giving back part of their holiday and year-end traditions. Please make giving back to SEM part of your tradition. When you give to SEM's Annual Fund, you're making an investment for this year, and for the years to come. Thank you for investing in future generations of remarkable...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Giving Weeks!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Giving Weeks!

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

To kick off the holiday season, SEM celebrated its annual Giving Weeks which began on Giving Tuesday, November 29 and ended Friday, December 9, 2016. This is a special time during the hectic holiday season when the SEM community focuses on a number of non- profit organizations to gather donations on behalf of. Generally, SEM is out there to hel...

Winter Gala 2016

Winter Gala 2016

Emily Marie Jimenez, A&E Contributor
December 15, 2016
Filed under News

It was about 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 10 at Buffalo Seminary. Students and their dates slid and danced around to the beat of “Cheap Thrills” by Sia. Chaperoning faculty, including Mr. and Mrs. Silverstein, were off to the side at the entrance of the Chapel watching the sight of teenage...

What to Wear?

What to Wear?

Aerin Wagner, Contributor
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

On December 7, the SGA gathered together to listen to the new proposal that has already been approved by Mrs. Marlette. The students were satisfied by the clarification and changes, especially the rule on leggings and outerwear. All students will hear the same proposal in a morning meeting presentation after winter break, when the new dress code will be enforced.

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SEM Students Face Life After Death

SEM Students Face Life After Death

Lauren Pollina, Student Writer for Health and Community Service
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

Buffalo Seminary’s Donate Life Team hopped onto the red SEM bus after school on Wednesday, November 30 and over to the unyts headquarters located on Broadway in the city of Buffalo. Students quickly rushed out of the bus and into the headquarters to begin their tour of the labs and services that unyts...

Saying Auf Wiedersehen to the German Girls

Saying Auf Wiedersehen to the German Girls

Emma Brentjens, Contributor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, Residential Life

The morning of Friday, December 9, the five German exchange students returned home in tears.  Several students also experienced an array of emotions as they watched the five girls that had become their good friends haul their over-sized bags on the red SEM bus. Before leaving, Emma, Lara, Teresa, Sophie,...

Library News

December 7, 2016
Filed under Library News, News

SEM library news is here.

Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Melanie Jaskolka, Advancement Associate
December 5, 2016
Filed under News, School Administration

November 30, SEM participated for the second time in #GivingTuesday  - is a global day dedicated to giving back after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This second year participating was even more successful than the first! We raised $22,161 from 81 donors. (In 2015, we raised $19,466 from 58 donors.) The...

Seminaria Senior Celebration Pages & Advertisements

November 21, 2016
Filed under News

Dear Parents, Families and Friends, The school yearbook, Seminaria, would love to have your support for the 2016-2017 academic year.  If you would like to purchase a business advertisement or you would like to congratulate a senior on her graduation with a Senior Celebration Page, please visit t...

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