The SEM Weekly

On the Eve of our Midterm Election

On the Eve of our Midterm Election

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School

November 6, 2018

November 5, 2018 On the eve of our midterm elections and in the aftermath of too many alarming acts of violence, I write to encourage the entire SEM community to resist the temptation to lose hope or become indifferent.  Tomorrow, those of us old enough can vote. Our individual act of voting r...

We’re in this Together

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School

September 10, 2018

Welcome to the 2018/19 school year. Each year at this time I articulate my goals and general themes for the coming year and this year is no different - except this year, there is a little more. For over a year and a half, the faculty has been thinking about and designing our vision for SEM.  So this fall as I introduce ...

SEM’s Trans-ition

SEM's Trans-ition

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

May 21, 2018

If a student comes out as a gender other than female after being admitted to SEM, they should be able to continue their education here. Transgender students are well-integrated members of the SEM community; they went through the application process just like everyone else. They have friends at SEM....

Message from Head of School

Message from Head of School

Helen L. Marlette, Head of School

February 21, 2018

Dear SEM Community, I hope you had a good long weekend filled with family. I spent wonderful time with family but, as head of school, I also spent time thinking about school security and student safety.  Be assured that our security procedures have been reviewed, refined, and we have practiced our dril...

Opening Day Address by SGA President

Opening Day Address by SGA President

Maddy Cherr '18, School Government President

September 11, 2017

Good morning, and welcome to the first day of a new school year. For those who don’t know me, my name is Maddy Cherr, and I’m your School Government Association president. I can’t help but mention how excited I am to be working with all of you, and I can’t wait to see what this coming year ho...

Donate Life Team Urges a Conversation About Organ Donation

Lauren Pollina, Contributor

April 24, 2017

Dear Parents, Throughout this week your daughter has been listening to speakers and students about the positive impacts of organ donation. SEM's Donate Life Team asks that you start a family conversation about becoming (or not becoming) an organ donor. When someone passes away, it is often left...

A Senior’s Impassioned Plea for Underclassmen to Energize

Aerin Wagner, Contributor

April 10, 2017

Dear Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please do not be the generation that kills the community at SEM. My past four years have been built on the strong sense of community that SEM values and prides itself on.  Being an incoming freshman and not knowing anyone can be terrifying,...

My Two Steps For Your One

The Pszonak family, 2016.

Tessa Pszonak, Contributor

April 10, 2017

Hugging is also hard to do as a little person.

NYT Student Editorial Contest

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017

SEM, The New York Times is holding its 4th annual Student Editorial Contest. SEM girls have opinions... Write them by April 4, 2017! From the NYT: Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic? • Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework? • Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered? Every day during the school y...

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Jewish Students React to JCC Bomb Threats

Abby Collins, Contributor

March 6, 2017

Since Donald Trump has become president in January multiple bomb threats have surfaced that targeted the Jewish population and JCC's. Threats have been made in 10 cities, recently Buffalo was added to the list of cities where the public has been frightened by bomb scares. JCC stands for Jewish Community...

TBT to Childhood Trends

Throwback to old trends. Photo from Spotify.

Brook Sillart, Student Writer

March 5, 2017

Flashback to middle school. It turns out that what we thought was cool was awkward.  Picture yourself rocking your side ponytail and topping it off with sequined headband with clips all over. These trends were mostly followed by girls but there were some trends that boys followed like Club Penguin,...

Black History Month Icons

Black History Month Icons

Emily Marie Jimenez, Illustrator

February 27, 2017

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