The SEM Weekly

Meeting the Skills Gap Crisis

October 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Halloween 2015 - Everybody who's anybody in Peter Pan made real by this collection of juniors.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

October 23, 2016

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 ...

Cell Phone Usage is Off the Hook

Natalie Stothart, Assistant Head of School - Community Life

October 14, 2016

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

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Why SEM Needs Blue Stockings

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer and Editor

October 10, 2016

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

Inducting the Future With Love From the Past

Mrs. Marlette was declared an honorary SEM graduate by Board Chair Margaret Brown. The honor came with the traditional SEM graduate's bouquet.

Leah Kramer, Writer/Editor

October 10, 2016

Mrs. Marlette is an official SEM girl now.

Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Cracking Awareness of Human Trafficking

Aerin Wagner, Writer/Editor

October 9, 2016

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

our girls with the woman of the hour!

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor

October 2, 2016

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

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

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...

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