The Week That Was – May 1 Edition

And the Week to Come

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

April 28, the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard was flooded with celebrating seniors.

Look for These Stories

New contributor Maddy Leary wrote about the spring break trip to Mexico. Aerin Wagner updates us on the ping pong and chess clubs and Maggie McHale, also a new contributor, takes us to Montreal with the juniors.

Don’t Miss the Pictures of the Last Day of School for the Class of 2017

All the pictures Amy Doyle took on Friday, April 28 are available on Vidigami. If students took any they want to share, please upload! SEM is always looking for the next ad, web, social media, SEM Today, SEM Weekly or billboard image!


Today, May 1: SEMday! Your gift has an impact on everything we do, now and for future SEM girls. Please give here. Thank you for supporting SEM.

Today, May 1 – May 11: AP exams begin

Wednesday, May 3: Joan Kostick Andrews ‘48 Spring Concert at 7 PM, Chapel. Come and enjoy the talented musicians and vocalists of the ensemble, glee and Semachords.

Saturday, May 13: A Capella concert, 7 PM at SEM. Featuring the Semachords, Amherst High Sweet Sixteens, Amherst High Varsity Singers, and the UB Buffalo Chips. Pay at the door: $1 donation for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.
Wednesday, May 17: Half day of school. After Social Justice Day activities in the morning, students will be dismissed at noon. There will be no lunch available for day students.  SEM is making arrangements for early bus departures.

Monday, May 8 – 26: Senior internships

Other year end information is 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

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.

How to Donate to SEM at No Cost!

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