The Week That Was Oct. 3-9, 2016

And What’s to Come

Margaret Brown, Gary Sutton, Linda Magavern, Bill Magavern, Mary Worrell and Helen L. Marlette.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

We had a busy week and a particularly intense Wednesday, Oct. 5 – the morning held Convocation with Helen L. Marlette’s official induction as Head of School and in the afternoon we had a ribbon-cutting for the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard. Every student in the school and all faculty attended both. Leah Kramer has done a masterful job covering Convocation.

Aerin Wagner forgot there was no school last Monday and more than salvaged the day when for the first time ever she attended Rosh Hashanah services with Alex Kane ’17. She wrote a nice exploration of the day as a Catholic and a feminist. She also took part in the #RedSandProject in Art & Activism class and wrote a brief.

When writing her insightful story about the fall play, Jesse Sloier discovered that this part of Elmwood Avenue was called a bluestocking district. I wonder why… Jesse takes us to a time and place when education was not a right for women.

Mikang Kim interviews Aurora Krauss about the advantages of living at SEM compared to being a day student.

Our sports writers Kyra Fogg and Anya Roy covered sailing and the senior field hockey game.

October 20, SEM hosts its first evening Open House from 6-8 PM. If you know a girl who would make a great SEM girl, invite her. We’re going to light the new Magavern-Sutton Courtyard as part of the tours.

Parent-Teacher conferences are on November 2. A sign-up form will be available soon.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for SEM?Quest on November 4. It’s the only parent party fundraiser SEM holds. We do not hold a formal gala event. Instead, we have a fun night of games, quizzes, an auction, delicious food and drink.

And please let us know if there’s a grandparent you’d like us to invite to Grandparent Morning on November 22.

Please check the full SEM calendar available by the month here.