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Dress Requirements for Class Day & Graduation 2018

Dress Requirements for Class Day & Graduation 2018

February 22, 2018


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The 2018 Class Day and Graduation dress requirements are now available. Please note that any students not appropriately dressed will not be allowed to participate. If confused, students may contact Mrs. Molly Greene '98 who will vet attire.        ...

Message from Head of School

Message from Head of School

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Dear SEM Community, I hope you had a good long weekend filled with family. I spent wonderful time with family but, as head of school, I also spent time thinking about school security and student safety.  Be assured that our security procedures have been reviewed, refined, and we have practiced our dril...

SEM’s Science Olympians

SEM’s Science Olympians

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Noteworthy Semachords Auditions

Noteworthy Semachords Auditions

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

February 5, 2018


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Semachords auditions finished on a high note on January 23, with four new girls admitted into SEM's a cappella group. This brings the total number of members to 16. The group previously held auditions in May but the auditions were switched to January for the first time this year. Senior Casey Ball,...

Faculty News for 2018

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under News, School Administration

It is with pride that we announce that Sarah Wright, SEM's first academic fellow, this January has moved on to a full time teaching position at the Enterprise Charter School in downtown Buffalo. Happily, Sarah, her husband and pooch remain at the Niscah student residence where she continues ...

Snowball: Did the Playlist Ice it?

Snowball: Did the Playlist Ice it?

Tess Rine, Contributor

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Snowball, formerly known as date dance, took place in Buffalo Seminary's chapel on Saturday, December 2, from 7 to 10 pm.  Since then it has been the talk of the school. While many students raved about the experience, others said the night was a disappointment - all because of the playlist. A...

Fresh Greens

Fresh Greens

Julianna Scaccia, Contributor

November 27, 2017


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What started with just a couple of students from the athletic board who decorated the school overnight and surprised the students before winter break evolved to what we know now as Hanging of the Greens. It's been a tradition at SEM since 1987, according to former history faculty Harry Schooley. This...

The College Process for the Class of 2018

The College Process for the Class of 2018

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

With college deadlines approaching and some already passed, the Class of 2018 (which consists of 59 seniors) contains many mixed feelings -  from stressed to overwhelmed to excited. Every student is at a different spot in the college process, some have already applied while some still have to finish,...

Cum Laude Society Inducts Six Seniors

Cum Laude Society Inducts Six Seniors

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News, Showcase

The Buffalo Seminary chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted six seniors at morning meeting this morning: Madeleine Cherr, Zhiting Dong, Zoe Galarneau, Katie Gibbons, Margaret McHale and Elisa Yi. Melanie Franco Nussdorf '67, a senior partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, DC, and...

SEMQuest

SEMQuest

Melanie Jaskolka, Annual Fund Director

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

SEM?Quest 2017 was a smashing success. Friday, November 3, 120 current and former parents, alums, trustees, and faculty and staff gathered together for a night of games and fun, all in support of SEM.  In all, the night raised about $30,000 for SEM's Annual Fund. This year's SEM?Quest featured...

Biggest Ever Grave Rave!

Biggest Ever Grave Rave!

October 30, 2017


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Over 100 middle school girls and boys found their Halloween spirit at SEM's annual Grave Rave. The most represented middle schools were: St. Marks, City Honors, Tapestry, Casey Middle and Elmwood Franklin. The first Grave Rave was held by the Class of 2013 to help fund prom - there have been five...

Want to be a Hero at SEM? Try Donating Blood!

Want to be a Hero at SEM? Try Donating Blood!

Sarah Wright, Teacher

October 16, 2017


Filed under Faculty, News

While some people don capes and masks to become heroes, the SEM Community has a different definition of hero. At Buffalo Seminary, students can be someone's hero and support their local community by giving the gift of life through blood donation. Join SEM's Donate Life Club on Friday, October 27th...

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