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The SEM Weekly

Cell Phone Usage is Off the Hook

Natalie Stothart, Assistant Head of School - Community Life
October 14, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, School Administration

Cell phones connect us to people from all over the world, but they disconnect us from the people sitting right next to us.

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Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer and Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Opinion

...our particular area of Elmwood was once called the "blue stocking district."

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Inducting the Future With Love From the Past

Inducting the Future With Love From the Past

Leah Kramer, Writer/Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under News

Mrs. Marlette is an official SEM girl now.

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Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor
October 9, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

Tammy Wetzel's art and activism class took part in the national Red Sand Project on October 6.  The project was started by Molly Gochman to raise awareness about human trafficking around the world.  According to Gochman’s website there are currently 36 million people enslaved. Ms. Wetzel received...

SEM Scientists in the City

SEM Scientists in the City

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under News

Friday, September 23, four SEM students and an enthusiastic teacher headed down to the downtown Buffalo and Erie Public Library for an amazing opportunity. Science journalist, lab experiment participant and author Dava Sobel visited the upstairs Milestones of Science exhibit to give a speech and t...

Fall Production is Blue Stockings!

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

Watch here as Ms. Drozd announces Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale as the theatre fall production to a very enthusiastic crowd! Auditions and crew interviews will be held this upcoming week and we hope to see everyone at (or in!) every performance November 17, 18, and 19 in the PAC! (Start vid...

SEM Students Go to Court

SEM Students Go to Court

Sara Caywood, Studnet Life Reporter/ Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Friday, September 16, the students in Mr. Hopkins' South Africa History class got on the red SEM bus bound for the Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse in Niagara Square. For the last four years SEM has been invited to mark Constitution Day at the annual James Otis Lecture presented by the Buff...

Hornet/Jacket Day Essentials

Aerin Wagner
September 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features, News, Student Life

Hornet/Jacket Day fast approaches us once again on Friday, September 23, and with that comes both excitement and stress. The seniors prepare to say goodbye to their last day of welcoming new members to their team, and the freshmen anxiously wait to find out which team they are on.  This is the day ...

SEM?Quest is Nov. 4

SEM?Quest is Nov. 4

Melanie Jaskolka, Contributor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Parent Association News

The only parent fundraiser of the year - there is no gala

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SEM Varsity Soccer Conquers CCA 2-1

Kyra Fogg, Sports Editor
September 24, 2016
Filed under News, Sports, Uncategorized

Monday, Sept. 19, varsity soccer played a game against Christian Central Academy (CCA) at Larkin Field. Clare von Simson ’17 summed up the game in two sweet and simple words,“We won.” Beating CCA has been a goal for the team as one of the team captains, Sophie Mielnicki ‘17 said. “We have...

Draw for Change – NYT Editorial Cartoon Contest

September 22, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Everyone at SEM has an opinion - or two... Many of can also draw. Opinion plus art = editorial cartoon. Only have an opinion but feel weak in art skills? Find an artist friend and collaborate. Cartoons can be funny, or not. What they should be is able to make you think about something in a way you...

Where Should Absent Student Notices Should be Sent?

September 21, 2016
Filed under News, School Administration

When notifying the school that a student will be late or absent, please contact the school nurse, Nancy Vargo. You either can call extension 245, where you can leave a message, or email [email protected] Thanks very much!

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