The Week That Was – May 15 Edition

And the week to come.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

SEM Weekly’s senior interns LucyMarie Gaulin, Chris Wu and Lisa Xiao are hard at work on big editorial projects to be revealed next week. To tide us over, sophomore Jocelyn Yang contributed a new story on the Joan Kostick Andrews ’48 spring concert. Thanks to LucyMarie, the sports ticker is up to date!

The a capella Spring Jam to benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy at SEM on Saturday, May 13 featuring the Semachords, Amherst High Sweet Sixteens, Amherst High Varsity Singers, and the UB Buffalo Chips was filled to capacity.

Seniors and Senior Parents: Printed invitations to Commencement are in the front office, bundled and ready for pick-up. These are invitations and envelopes that families can use to formally invite guests to the ceremony on June 13.


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

Saturday, May 20: SEM students and their STEAM projects go to the Maker Faire at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Friday, May 26: SEM STEAM awards in Morning Meeting

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.

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