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Leah Kramer ’17 Writes for the U of Wisconsin’s Daily Cardinal

September 29, 2017


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News

SEM Weekly's own Leah Kramer '17 has been published in the University of Wisconsin's Daily Cardinal. Ms. Kramer has not shied from the controversial, taking on a story about Wisconsin legislators' social media criticism of the Green Bay Packers professional football team taking a knee. "Inviting lede and kicks with a quote....

Amber Simone Chinn ’14 on the Harry Show Sept. 23

Amber Simone Chinn ’14 on the Harry Show Sept. 23

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Alumna, News

Former Semachord and SEM ensemble member Amber Simone Chinn '14 made a sensational appearance on the nationally syndicated talk show “The Harry TV Show” with host Harry Connick, Jr. on Sept. 27. Amber was born with a CraniolFacial birth defect and told she’d never talk, let alone sing, but she...

SEM Library Newsletter – Fall 2017

September 26, 2017


Filed under Library News

Sept. 24-30 is Banned Books Week! The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Read all about the freedom to read on this link to the new SEM library newsletter.  

SEMQuest Tickets Price Goes Up Oct. 8

SEMQuest Tickets Price Goes Up Oct. 8

September 25, 2017


Filed under News

SEM?Quest needs your help to be a success! We are looking for auction and raffle donations. Our wish list includes wine, gift certificates, jewelry, getaways, event tickets, electronics, sports equipment, and experiences or excursions. To obtain a sponsorship/donation form and arrange a donation drop-off, ple...

New Year, Same Tradition

New Year, Same Tradition

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News

Friday, September 15, marked the 101st anniversary of the Hornet/Jacket Day traditions: the class sleepovers (by team), the morning parade around Elmwood Village, followed by team dances and competitions and team claiming at Larkin Field. The day features lots of shaving cream and many rounds of tug-of-war....

Mr. Hopkins Joins the Board of the TR Site

Mr. Hopkins Joins the Board of the TR Site

September 15, 2017


Filed under Faculty, News

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HORNET/JACKET DAY – Parent Information

HORNET/JACKET DAY – Parent Information

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

SEM has a long-standing Hornet/Jacket tradition where everyone in the school, including faculty, is assigned to one of the two teams... For life. This year Hornet/Jacket Day is Friday, September 15. All new students and faculty are assigned to either the Hornet or Jacket team on Hornet/Jacket Day.  To celebrate, a whole ...

Coming Up

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

Wednesday, September 13 Meet the Teacher Night, 5:15-8 PM   Saturday, September 16 Parent Association Meeting, 9-11 AM, Colby Room Meetings will also be held on the second Tuesday of each month - Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12.   Monday, September 18 College...

Faculty Updates

Faculty Updates

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Faculty, Showcase

New Faculty & Staff We welcome Dijana Šavija who will teach two Advanced Spanish classes and one AP Spanish class. Dijana most recently taught at UB; she replaces Sra. Linda Slingerland who left SEM after nearly a decade (9 years!) to homeschool her children at the end of the 2016/17 school ...

Don’t Miss Grandparent Morning November 21

Don’t Miss Grandparent Morning November 21

Melanie Jaskolka, Advancement Associate

August 16, 2017


Filed under News

SEM's annual Grandparent Morning is Tuesday, November 21, from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Grandparents will experience an abbreviated day at SEM – they accompany their granddaughters to Morning Meeting in the Chapel, are treated to student performances, and attend their granddaughter's classes. Lots o...

Lauren Pollina ’17 Wins Writing Prize at Duquesne U.

Lauren Pollina ’17 Wins Writing Prize at Duquesne U.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

August 12, 2017


Filed under Alumna, News

Lauren Pollina '17, a recent SEM Weekly reporter, was awarded Duquesne University's Thomas Edison Award, given to those who embody his quote, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."  This summer, Lauren spent the five weeks at Duquesne in classes from 9:15 am...

End of Year Honors & Awards

End of Year Honors & Awards

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under News

Student Recognition Day, June 1, and Class Day, June 13, SEM students were recognized for their exemplary leadership, scholarship, creativity, community service, and athletics. On Student Recognition Day, math faculty Andrea Mastracci presided as the National Honor Society inducted 20 juniors: Chels...

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