The Week That Was – April 17 Edition

And, the week to come.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor


Sophomore Jocelyn Yang ’19 takes us on a personal tour with the artist of the show of Colby -Oishei artist Pam Mitchell Henrich ’62. “I paint what I know and what I love,” she said. “I can find beauty in a garbage can. Especially if it’s my garbage can, because it’s what I know.


Don’t Miss

The Adsit lecture is Wednesday.

Sherry Robbins, Wilkinson Poet is Thursday – and is open to parents and alumnae.

April 27 at 6 PM, parents, alumnae and the public are invited to Discover the Power of All-Girls Schools. Olivia Haas of the National Coalition of Girls Schools will speak in this kick-off event of an ongoing series of future talks SEM plans to host. Faculty will be re-energized, parents will be validated in their choice of SEM and the public is invited consider the merits and value of girls’ education.

April 28 is the last day of school for seniors!

May 1 is SEM Day!

May 3 is the Joan Kostick Andrews ‘48 spring concert for ensemble, glee and the Semachords at 7 PM in the Chapel.

Find more important end of the year dates and information here.

Legacy Residential Scholarship

Do you know a girl who would be a great SEM girl? A great Hornet or Jacket? She doesn’t have to be from Buffalo anymore… Because whether she’s from around the block or around the world – Buffalo Seminary has a place for her in our 5- or 7-day boarding in the beautiful historic homes next door to the school. Scholarships are now available for residential girls referred by a graduate, trustee of the school, or SEM family for the 2017-18 school year. The purpose of this scholarship is to build our SEM community with talented young women who have a connection to the school.

To nominate a candidate, contact Director of Admission Laura Munson ‘79 at 716.885.6780 or email [email protected].

Summer at SEM Registration is Open

The first week of camp is only for girls entering grades 5 & 6 with special programming and orientation just for them.

New this year is a sailing class offered at the Buffalo Yacht Club.

Back for girls in grade 7 & 8 is Arlene Kaye’s Fashion Lab. Girls will explore current brands that raise social awareness and inspire us all to pay it forward. All students will sew two items and give one to a designated organization.

Find out more here.

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