The SEM Weekly

Hornet/Jacket Day Essentials

Aerin Wagner

September 25, 2016

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

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

SEM Varsity Soccer Conquers CCA 2-1

Kyra Fogg, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016

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

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

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!

Picture Day is Sept. 27

September 20, 2016

On Tuesday students and faculty will have those classic school headshots taken. Payment and packages forms are available for printing here and there are some in the main office. Payment and form are handed to the photographer on picture day, not back to the main office....

Don’t Miss Grandparent Morning on Nov. 22

Don't Miss Grandparent Morning on Nov. 22

September 18, 2016

SEM's annual Grandparent Morning is Tuesday, November 22, 8:30-11:30 AM. Grandparents experience an abbreviated day at SEM - they accompany their granddaughters to Morning Meeting in the Chapel, are treated to student performances and attend their classes. Lots of pictures are taken! (If you have activ...

The SEM Parent Association Wants You

September 18, 2016

The SEM Parent Association (PA) invites parents to join in a number of flexible ways. The PA understands that parents are busy and so has made it easy to help and get to a meeting without creating a feeling of overcommitment. This link leads to a complete list of opportunities. For questions contact PA President Wendy Sievenpiper Beck at cell: (716)868-2863; wo...

Go See Theatre: 2016-17 Season Promises Invaluable Experiences

Marina Laurendi and Arianne Davidow perform in

Jesse Sloier, Student Writer

September 18, 2016

"Theatre makes you smart."

SEM Community Service Partner Buffalo/Niagara Riverkeeper Wins Global Prize

Elisa Yi, Contributor

September 18, 2016

Every year, SEM finds its way towards the Buffalo River. In the fall, SEM freshmen go canoeing on the Buffalo River for their class trip and our crew team practices on the river every fall and spring. The Buffalo River also happens to be one of the many bodies of water Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper aims...

Out With the Old and In With the New: Club Fair Edition

President of Donate Life and President of SEMinists Lauren Pollina '17.

LucyMarie Gaulin, Student Writer/Editor

September 18, 2016

Monday, September 12, SEM club officers gathered in the gym, posters in hand ready to attract the SEM student body to their clubs. This year there was not the annual club parade held during morning meeting. This year clubs pitched their purposes to the students in the gym. In contrast to last year...

Character Changing Conference

SEM girls awaiting the last challenge: Mission Improvable!

Becca Thomas, Student Writer and Editor

September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, SEM theater students made their debut at the eighth annual New York State Theater Education Association (NYSTEA) and O’Connell and Company Student Theater Conference. Located at Park School of Buffalo, the conference was held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Students from Buffalo...

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