The Week That Was – March 6, 2017 Edition

And the week to come.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Vicky Song & Miao Yu

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Today, Elisa Yi, Gigi Pezzino and Maddie Cherr competed for School Government president for 2017-18. Congratulations to Maddie Cherr – her platform promised puppies to destress with at exam time.

What to look for this week, by students: We have a winter sports wrap-up by basketball team co-captain and journalism student Grace Gallagher ’17 and a spring preview by Isabelle Schlehr ’17, journalism student and tennis team member; we also have a fencing update from a competition at RIT on Saturday. Scott An wrote a farewell interview with our seven residential French girls on the eve of their departure Sunday. Morgan Baker looks forward to our first spring in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard, and what it could bring. Abby Collins has written an opinion article about the recent bomb threats and other acts of antisemitism with interviews of two Jewish SEM students, one of whom chose to remain anonymous.  On Friday, the seniors leave for their traditional trip – read Christina Siragusa’s story to find out where to. Brooke Sillart paid homage to middle school trends in her story for this week and Lauren Pollina takes us to SEM’s very own version of the TV show “Shark Tank.”

Basketball team co-captains Grace Gallagher, Sam Burlow and Alison Gareis after the All-Catholic Finals vs. Nardin Academy on Saturday, March 4. The score was 31-20 for Nardin in a spirited contest of sport and fans! Grace was named 1st Team All-Catholics and Sam was named 2d Team.

Don’t miss the International Dinner  on March 9. Classes are asked to contribute. Freshmen: Main dish; Sophomores: Appetizer; Juniors: Salad; Seniors: Desserts.

 The SEM Parent Association (PA) annual Mother’s Day plant sale closes Friday!

A variety of annuals, herbs, tomatoes and gorgeous hanging baskets are available. The deadline for ordering is Friday, March 17 (the day before spring break starts).  Pick-up is Friday, May 12 in front of school between 11 AM – 4 PM.

As always, order early as the hanging baskets sell out quickly!  If you are able to help on the date of delivery please let the PA know.

All orders can be dropped off or mailed to the SEM front office or ordered online. Here is the link to the downloadable order form  and here is a link to the website order form where you can pay online.

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

New this year is a sailing class offered at the Buffalo Yacht Club. And, for the second year, the first week of camp is only for girls entering grades 5 and 6 with special programming and orientation just for them. Find out more here.

How to Donate to SEM at No Cost!

SEM is a registered nonprofit with AmazonSmile. Customers have access to the same products, features, services, and low prices as on Amazon.com. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations selected by customers. Please choose SEM! You can change your nonprofit selection at any time. Thank you for considering the school as a recipient.