The Week That Was – December 19 Edition

And, the Week to Come


Students helped load collected cans on December 16.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

This week journalism student Tessa Pszonak covers the big close of SEM’s Giving Weeks and Emily Marie Jimenez takes us to the newly renamed Winter Gala.

Please join us for the Revel concert on December 21 at 2:15 PM.  Parents and friends are invited and there’s a young alumnae gathering in the Colby Room afterward. School will then close until Monday, January 9, 2017. On Wednesday, January 11, seven French girls from Institute St. Joseph in Le Havre will join our sophomore classes and live in our student residences until March 5.

Happy Holidays! 

Maybe the holiday is a good time to plan a senior celebration page? Seminaria is selling ads, tribute pages and congratulatory lines until January 13. Click here to purchase them.

How do you know if it’s a Snow Day? In case we need to close the school due to heavy snow fall or harsh weather conditions, families and faculty receive a robocall quite early that morning (usually around 6 AM). The name of the school will also appear on the TV news and on radio, along with the other closings to confirm the school is closed. When school reopens it will be on the first day letter day that was missed – we don’t skip any letter days. i.e. If the closed day should have been a B day, then we go back on a B day.

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