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SEM Students Face Life After Death

SEM Students Face Life After Death

Lauren Pollina, Student Writer for Health and Community Service

December 12, 2016


Filed under News

Buffalo Seminary’s Donate Life Team hopped onto the red SEM bus after school on Wednesday, November 30 and over to the unyts headquarters located on Broadway in the city of Buffalo. Students quickly rushed out of the bus and into the headquarters to begin their tour of the labs and services that unyts...

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

SEM library news is here.

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...

What is Available at the Holiday Bazaar?

What is Available at the Holiday Bazaar?

Lauren Pollina, Contributor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News, Parent Association News

The Class of 2017 invites you to Buffalo Seminary’s Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Buffalo Seminary. Students have been brainstorming items and contacting companies to attract visitors to buy their items. The money used for purchasing goes towards the class or club selling the item. This fundraiser is ...

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...

From Lawyer to Inspired CEO

From Lawyer to Inspired CEO

Elisa Yi, Contributor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association News, Features

Could you imagine switching career paths overnight? Would you be able to leave your current occupation that you studied and worked extremely hard for to pursue a different dream? Rachel E. Jackson '87, accomplished this feat; she changed career paths almost overnight. Ms. Jackson was a successful lawyer...

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...

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