The SEM Weekly

  • Senior Capstone Presentations Mar. 1 & 2

  • Feb. 25 Basketball Semi-Finals v Nardin at Villa Maria 5:15 PM

  • International Dinner CANCELLED

  • French Connection
    Features

    French Connection

    Katie Gibbons

    February 21, 2018

    Bienvenue aux Etats-Unis! Seven French students from Le Havre, France arrived at SEM on January 8 and will be staying until March 5. Who are these girls? What do they think of the United States? What do they think of the SEM community? SEM began hosting temporary French students from Le Havre seven...

  • SEM’s Science Olympians
    News

    SEM’s Science Olympians

    Katie Gibbons, Contributor

    February 12, 2018

    SEM's science olympians- a team of 13 - competed in the New York State Division C: Lake Erie Niagara Regional Science Olympiad Competition on Saturday, February 10, at Buffalo State College. This year the team was co-coached by Ms. Samantha Basile and Dr. Sara Montgomery.  There were 38 teams and SEM placed 20th overall...

  • SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals
    Sports

    SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals

    Tess Rine, Contributor

    February 12, 2018

    SEM has always been known for its intelligent young minds but perhaps SEM might now be known for producing #squashgoddesses, as the squash team sometimes calls themselves. In the past few years, SEM has done an exceptional job at bringing home national titles. SEM was the US High School Team Squash...

SEM Hosts Fencing Tournament Feb. 11
SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals

SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals

February 12, 2018

SEM has always been known for its intelligent young minds but perhaps SEM might now be known for producing #squashgoddesses, as the squash team...

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Message from Head of School
Opening Day Address by SGA President

Opening Day Address by SGA President

Good morning, and welcome to the first day of a new school year. For those who don’t know me, my name is Maddy Cherr, and I’m your School Go...

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Journey ’20, SEM’s August Competitor

Journey ’20, SEM’s August Competitor

February 5, 2018

The first August Wilson Monologue Competition in Buffalo was held on February 3.  Journey Hairston '20 competed on behalf of SEM in a field of 10 schools. Jour...

SEM Students Chosen Who Will Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

SEM Students Chosen Who Will Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

January 16, 2018

Congratulations to Journey ‘20 (winner) and Mary ‘19 (alternate) - they will represent SEM at the regional August Wilson Monologue Competition on Feb. 3 at the 710 Main Theatre. This is t...

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First Song by Caroline Smith Is Only the Beginning

Caroline Smith '18 started writing songs in her sophomore year at SEM. She recently released her first song, Memories, produced by St. Joe's senior Jack Ohle. The song is part of her demotape for college applications she made in the fall. "Creating the melod...

Surprise Student Breakfast

Surprise Student Breakfast

  Last Wednesday, SEM students enjoyed the fruits of a successful fundraiser for the SEM annual fund.  Chef Alex treated them to muf...

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Staff Profile
Julianna Scaccia ’18
Julianna Scaccia '18

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French Connection

Katie Gibbons
February 21, 2018

Bienvenue aux Etats-Unis! Seven French students from Le Havre, France arrived at SEM on January 8 and will be staying until March 5. Who are these girls? What do they think of the United States? What do they think of the SEM community? SEM began hosting temporary French students from Le Havre seven years ago. Since then, many groups of French girls have passed through those tall wooden doors: this...

I Let My Mom Dress Me for a Week

Katie Gibbons, Contributor
February 7, 2018

SEM is all about fostering bonds among women. Many SEM moms are deeply involved in the SEM community and have strong bonds with their daughters - but how strong is this mother-daughter bond? After watching a Buzzfeed video where a mother dresses her son for a week I chose to test it. I let my mom dress me the week of January 29 - February 2. My mom and I have very distinct styles of dress despite often borro...

What the College Process is at SEM

Tess Rine, Contributor
January 29, 2018

Question: How can a student go from "All I know is you need to get good grades, and it's stressful" Lily Hamlett '20, to "I can not wait for my life at college next year" Natalia Vaquero'18. Answer: SEM's college process On the SEM website, SEM defines itself as "an independent day and boarding high school for college-bound girls." Last year students from SEM went everywhere from Yale University on the East Coast to Savannah College of Art and Design...

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Scientist 4 Life

Moriah Daniels, Contributor '18
November 27, 2017

The week started out with the class on Tuesday, November 14, 2017  already assigned to the anti-zoo or pro-zoo side for the debate. The class fell on a third period so it was an 80-minute class. The long class period gave each side time to separate and consolidate their arguments into precisely how they want it. By November 15, seniors held an intense yet respectfully agreeable debate on the pros and cons of zoos. Each side was well prepared for the debate both having their own notes on arguments...

Scientist 4 Life

Molly Doyle, Contributor
November 19, 2017

This week in Scientist for Life, the class discussed the extinction of animals. Students evaluated and dissected an article about the endangerment of certain species of bees. In the evaluation, they summarized the article to see if it was a reliable source. The article addressed that the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is the first ever wild bee in the continental U.S. to gain federal protection as an endangered species. This is because nearly 90% of the population has dropped since 1990. This drop is...

Heather McCarthy Visits Scientist for Life
Scientist 4 Life

Yasmeen Collins, Contributor
October 10, 2017

Heather McCarthy, a metamorphic petrographer, joined the Scientist for Life class to convey her experiences as a woman in science. Popular statistics such as the wage gap make it almost impossible to deny the sexism that occurs in the workplace. However, it becomes all the more real when a woman with a high position shares her personal experiences being brought down by men who would otherwise treat...

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SEM news and announcements written by students for students, faculty, parents & alumnae