The SEM Weekly

Winter Gala 2016

SEM students from the Class of '20 and their dates.

Emily Marie Jimenez, A&E Contributor

December 15, 2016

It was about 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 10 at Buffalo Seminary. Students and their dates slid and danced around to the beat of “Cheap Thrills” by Sia. Chaperoning faculty, including Mr. and Mrs. Silverstein, were off to the side at the entrance of the Chapel watching the sight of teenage...

What to Wear?

What to Wear?

Aerin Wagner, Contributor

December 12, 2016

On December 7, the SGA gathered together to listen to the new proposal that has already been approved by Mrs. Marlette. The students were satisfied by the clarification and changes, especially the rule on leggings and outerwear. All students will hear the same proposal in a morning meeting presentation after winter break, when the new dress code will be enforced.

SEM Students Face Life After Death

Mrs. Kyle Hopkins, Katie Kraft '18, Grace Heidinger '18, Alex Kane '17, Tess Rine '18, Grace Cloherty '17, Lauren Pollina '17 and Catherine McClenahan pictured at the entrance of the unyts headquarters of WNY.

Lauren Pollina, Student Writer for Health and Community Service

December 12, 2016

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

From left: Emma Denninghoff, Lara Fittinghoff, Teresa Schmitz, Sophie Schurmann, and Malena Weber class of '18 on the Oishei house couch

Emma Brentjens, Contributor

December 9, 2016

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

SEM library news is here.

Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Success on #GivingTuesday 2016

Melanie Jaskolka, Advancement Associate

December 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rachel's Remedy Relief Packs, the main product manufactured by Rachel's Remedies

Elisa Yi, Contributor

November 13, 2016

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...

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