The SEM Weekly

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

Katherine Nebbia '19 and Deanna Abdellatif '19, two members of the Donate Life Club, share Donate Life's mission at SEM's Open House

Sarah Wright, Teacher

October 16, 2017

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...

SEM Collecting Now for Puerto Rico

SEM Collecting Now for Puerto Rico

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

October 2, 2017

It was only a few weeks ago when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 and destroyed neighborhoods, homes, and families. People who were affected by the hurricane are left with very little resources and are in need of any help they can get. That is where the SEM community will come into play. ...

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

September 29, 2017

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 the Semachord is first on the far right.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 28, 2017

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

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

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

Sophomore Jackets cheer the dances on Larkin Field.

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

September 18, 2017

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....

HORNET/JACKET DAY – Parent Information

HORNET/JACKET DAY - Parent Information

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 11, 2017

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

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

Juliette bookended by her twin sisters.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

September 1, 2017

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

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...

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