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SNOW DAY VIDEOS SMASH SEM SOCIAL MEDIA RECORDS

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under News

Tuesday, March 14, SEM had its first snow day since the 2014-15 school year. To announce it, the school debuted a video which had over 11,000 views on Facebook as of Tuesday at midnight. Also late Tuesday night SEM cancelled school for Wednesday and released SNOWDAY2, a behind the scenes video with the...

Afternoon Discussion Addresses Student Well-Being

Afternoon Discussion Addresses Student Well-Being

Aerin Wagner, Editor

March 13, 2017


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On the morning of Friday, March 3, 2017, SEM students were chosen to participate in a government survey that focused on teen health and risky behaviors. A special schedule of 25-minute classes followed and then an afternoon focused on student well-being.  Students were split into two groups: ...

Colby Artist

Colby Artist

March 8, 2017


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News

    Remembering... In Oils In celebration of the Colby-Oishei Art Program, Buffalo Seminary is proud and honored to welcome Pamela Mitchell Henrich '62. In 1982, as head of the Arts Department at SEM, Pam designed a program which alumna Patricia Oishei Colby '32 generousl...

Alumnae Survey

Betsy Bloom '08, Advancement & Communications Associate

February 20, 2017


Filed under Alumna, Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News

Dear Fellow SEM Alumna, I hope this message finds you well. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Betsy Bloom. I'm a 2008 alumna, and I recently returned to SEM in order to head up our alumnae relations efforts. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions, concerns, suggestions,...

NEW DATE for Sherry Robbins Wilkinson ’25 Poetry Reading

NEW DATE for Sherry Robbins Wilkinson ’25 Poetry Reading

February 20, 2017


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NEW DATE Wilkinson Poster 11x17 New Date New date!  Sherry Robbins is the 2017 Buffalo Seminary Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson ‘25 Poet. Ms. Robbins will give a reading in the chapel on Friday, April 21, from 2:30-3:15 PM. As is customary for the Wilkinson poet, Ms. Robbins and SEM's poet in residence Ansie Baird will spend the day in classes and c...

Big Week for the Class of ’71

Harry Schooley, Contributor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Alumna, Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News, News

Lauren Belfer is being honored with a banner on Washington Street as part of the Buffalo Literary Center's "Lit City" recognition of prominent authors with Buffalo connections. (We like the connection. "Lit City" certainly relates to Lauren's Buffalo-based best-seller "City of Light!") On Jan. 30, ...

[email protected] Registration is Open

February 6, 2017


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[email protected] registration is open! Click here to register online. All the old favorites, SEM in the City, and Fantastic Fridays will be back and there's new fun to be had. New this year is a sailing class offered at the Buffalo Yacht Club. And for the second year, the first week of camp is only for girls entering 5th and 6th grades with special programming and or...

New Schlolarships at SEM

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Alumna, News, Residential Life

Buffalo Seminary is pleased to announce six new named scholarship funds that will make it possible for more deserving young women from Western New York or the world, to attend SEM. Since 1851, SEM has provided more opportunities for girls with thoughtfully constructed and specifically tailored education....

Science Olympiad 2017

Tara Porter, Contributor

February 6, 2017


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Advised by SEM science teacher Joan Wienckowski, SEM competed with some 40 other teams from regional schools at the New York State Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 4. SEM's medalists, at the annual event held at Canisius College were: Ellie Nedkova '17 and Alicia Land '18 placed 9th in Anatomy...

Legacy Residential Scholarship 2017-18

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News, News, Residential Life

Do you know a girl who would be a great SEM girl? A great Hornet or Jacket? She doesn’t have to be from Buffalo anymore… Because whether she’s from around the block or around the world – Buffalo Seminary has a place for her in our 5- or 7-day boarding in the beautiful historic homes next door to the school. Scholarships are...

Summer at SEM 2017 – Fun Awaits

Summer at SEM 2017 – Fun Awaits

Tessa Pszonak '17, Contributor

January 30, 2017


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As the school year turns to mid-winter, preparations for Summer at SEM (SAS) begin. At SEM's daycamp for girls entering grades 5 to 8,  campers go out and explore the city they live in, make crafts and experiments, play sports and games and learn in a fun atmosphere. The 2017 program runs from June 2...

Michael E. Maxwell Esq. Will Be Next SEM Board Chair

Michael E. Maxwell Esq. Will Be Next SEM Board Chair

Betsy Bloom '08, Advancement & Communications Associate

January 29, 2017


Filed under News, School Administration

Term of Current Chair Margaret Brown '72 Expires on June 30, 2017 SEM is pleased to announce the election of our next chair of the board of trustees. Michael Maxwell, Esq. officially assumes the role on July 1, 2017, for a three-year term when the term of current chair, Margaret Brown '72, expires. ...

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