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Saying Auf Wiedersehen to the German Girls

Saying Auf Wiedersehen to the German Girls

Emma Brentjens, Contributor
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, Residential Life

The morning of Friday, December 9, the five German exchange students returned home in tears.  Several students also experienced an array of emotions as they watched the five girls that had become their good friends haul their over-sized bags on the red SEM bus. Before leaving, Emma, Lara, Teresa, Sophie,...

Library News

December 7, 2016
Filed under Library News, News

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Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Melanie Jaskolka, Advancement Associate
December 5, 2016
Filed under News, School Administration

November 30, SEM participated for the second time in #GivingTuesday  - is a global day dedicated to giving back after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This second year participating was even more successful than the first! We raised $22,161 from 81 donors. (In 2015, we raised $19,466 from 58 donors.) The...

Seminaria Senior Celebration Pages & Advertisements

November 21, 2016
Filed under News

Dear Parents, Families and Friends, The school yearbook, Seminaria, would love to have your support for the 2016-2017 academic year.  If you would like to purchase a business advertisement or you would like to congratulate a senior on her graduation with a Senior Celebration Page, please visit t...

Don’t Miss the SEM Holiday Bazaar Dec. 10

November 21, 2016
Filed under News

SEM’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The junior class is selling poinsettias and the senior class is selling holiday wreaths. Reserve yours here before noon on December 6. Pick them up and pay for them at the Bazaar.Over fifty vendors will be located ...

Shirley Chisholm, A Woman to Remember

Shirley Chisholm, A Woman to Remember

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
November 13, 2016
Filed under News

A circle of teenage girls sitting outside of a mausoleum flipping through paper packets is not a usual sight, but if you were to walk through the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, November 8, that's exactly what you would have seen. The Expressions of Femininity in Literature and Pop Culture (Fem Lit) clas...

SEM?Quest Wrap-Up

Melanie Jaskolka, Advancement Correspondent
November 13, 2016
Filed under School Administration

SEM?Quest 2016, held on Friday, November 4, was a smashing success. 150 parents, trustees, faculty, and staff gathered at SEM for a night of games and fun. Hornets and Jackets tested their Buffalo history knowledge with Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins as the dynamic hosts of Buffalo Jeopardy. Mr. Sutton and the Re...

Meeting the Skills Gap Crisis

October 30, 2016
Filed under School Administration

The Skills Gap Crisis from High School to College Event Report The High School to College Committee of the Western New York Library Resources Council invited SEM librarian Beth Lewitzky and Jamie Smith of ECC to describe their findings on high school student information literacy deficiency. B...

Junior Capstone Night Nov. 9

October 30, 2016
Filed under School Administration

Junior Capstone Course Night at SEM, Wednesday, November 9, 7-8 PM 2016 for Parents of the Class of 2018 Please join the Capstone Teaching Team for an informative evening about your daughter’s Capstone experience. Come learn specific information about the second and third trimester Junior Capstone...

Scientists for Life Caught in an Earthquake

Scientists for Life Caught in an Earthquake

Jenna Al-Naji and Aerin Wagner
October 23, 2016
Filed under News

Mrs. Wienckowski’s Scientists for Life class visited the University at Buffalo’s Earthquake Simulation Lab on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The trip began with a presentation by Dr. Pinar Okumus to discuss the different types of natural disasters, which is currently the main focus of the...

Parent-Teacher Conferences Nov. 2

October 23, 2016
Filed under News, School Administration

Parent-teacher conferences are November 2. Parents, follow the link to register for appointments. Sign-up genius forms for parent conferences will close at 10:30 AM on Tuesday Nov. 1, but if parents still need to sign-up or change conferences after that time please email or call Dr. S at 885-6780 x210.  ...

IT’S SPIRIT WEEK

IT’S SPIRIT WEEK

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor
October 23, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Hornet/Jacket Board Chair Grace Gallagher had this Spirit Week's theme, salad dressing, planned since the summer. "I wanted to do something that would be well liked throughout the students, and something that was different - that we haven't done in the past," she said. The next SEM Spirit Week is ...

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