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404: New Staff Found in the Technology Office

404: New Staff Found in the Technology Office

Tess Rine, Contributor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, Showcase

When Daniel Tomaka graduated from Canisius College with a degree in economics and finance he certainly did not imagine himself the man who would save SEM students from the never-ending computer problems they face. Yet, here we are, relying on SEM's newest hire to keep everything running smoothly. ...

Community Service is Spring-ing into Action!

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

April 9, 2018


Filed under News

After a relaxing spring break, SEM's Community Service Board decided to hit the ground running with a month chock full of opportunities for students! Students can learn more about any of the following events by speaking with their grade's community service representatives or by consulting the community...

Students Prepare for National School Walkout

Tess Rine, Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under News

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school students all across gun-lovin' America navigate how to constructively deal with yet another trama. The Stoneman Douglas High School students are not allowing themselves to become another school on the long list of mass sho...

Dr. Goetz, Scientist by Day & Cubmaster by Evenings. And Weekends.

March 5, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News

Dr. Jennifer Goetz-Bixby is our math and science teacher by day, but on evenings and weekends, she is Cubmaster of Pack 5. As Cub Master, Dr. Goetz is featured in a video advertisement for the Boy Scouts' Greater Niagara Frontier Council fundraiser, Fire & Ice, on March 22.  In the video she sa...

Senior Capstone Presentations March 1 & 2

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

Family, friends and alumnae are invited when seniors: Chelsea Anderson Jin (Christina) Cai Priya Bommaraju Allana DePaz Cara DeRose Kai Ellis Nia Ellis Sarah Hamdan Grace Heidinger Charlotte Long Jiani Lu Shangqi (Sary) Lyu Ella Tolomeo Madison Rich Tess R...

Parents Raise Annual Fund Contribution Through Tops Markets

Parents Raise Annual Fund Contribution Through Tops Markets

February 26, 2018


Filed under Advancement News, News

Because of By registering with Tops in Education, SEM friends and families raised $139.75 for the SEM annual fund from the grocery chain. Thank you!...

Dress Requirements for Class Day & Graduation 2018

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

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.        ...

SEM’s Science Olympians

SEM’s Science Olympians

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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