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Faces on the Facade

By Faith W. There you are, walking into the school building that you walk in every day. Maybe you’re rushing in to make it to advisory before the bell rings. Maybe you’re zombie-walking, half in a sleep-deprived trance. Maybe you’re off in another world thinking about how rare the nice weather is. Have you ever…

Joining the Team: Alex Skomra

By Elle N. Alex Skomra was hired as the Summer At SEM camp director a couple of years back, but first had a connection to SEM as the school’s assistant track coach three years ago. Now, she is the beloved director of UGO SEM which is the in school fitness program for students who are…

The History of Buffalo Seminary’s Locations and Additions

By Inga W. Buffalo Seminary has a complex history of various buildings and several additions. Upon the school’s founding, the Board of Trustees enlisted Dr. Charles E. West, SEM’s first head of school, to choose the location of the school. He picked Evergreen Cottage in Johnson Park, which was originally the school’s only building. Buffalo…

The Skomra Story: Swimming and SEM

By Elle N. Four years ago, SEM gained one of the school’s most significant and beloved staff members who has a passion for the school, helping others, and athletics—particularly swimming. She is the cool, approachable, and reliable school nurse that every school needs, but not all are lucky enough to have. If you haven’t guessed…

Home Away From Home: A Boarding
Student’s Story with Her Host Family

By Katie R. Buffalo Seminary educates boarding students from all around the world. Right now there are students from the Bahamas, Canada, China, Mexico, Kenya, South Korea, and Vietnam. However, when the Covid-19 pandemic first struck many were unable to return to their home countries. While stranded in the United States, they were forced to…

Learning to Love Language

By Faith W. We warmly welcomed Ms. Megan Lyons into the Buffalo Seminary community this year, and she has shared a few of her favorite aspects of working at SEM. “I love coming into a classroom full of students who want to learn and want to be here,” Ms Lyons said. She is grateful to…

Why you — Yes, you — Should Join the Cross Country Team

By Fiona M. Thank you, dear reader, for deciding it was worth your precious time to hear what on earth I can say to make running appealing. Okay, I know what you are thinking, “why would I join the team?” “I don’t like running!” “I can’t run.” “It’s painful!” I thought that too, but that…

The Better Brew: Caffe Aroma vs. Starbucks

By Katherine R. Every day at 3:30 p.m., right after the bell rings, many students at Buffalo Seminary stream out of their classrooms to get a cup of coffee. The most popular place to do so right now is Starbucks. However, is that necessarily the best place? Perhaps we have been overlooking the quaint, local…

Ms. Angell’s Influence on SEM

By Inga W. Many of us have seen the grand portrait of Lisbeth Gertrude Angell that sits on the fireplace’s mantel in the library. However, few actually know about her lasting impact on Buffalo Seminary. Of SEM’s many notable principals, Ms. Angell may be the most admired and influential of the position. She dedicated half…

The Joy of Painting for Your Community: SEM Welcomes Ms. Butski

By Elle N. Last year, Buffalo Seminary said farewell to its highly respected school art teacher of eight years, Ms. Caitlin Cass. Although we wish Ms. Cass the best of luck on her artistic journey as an Assistant Studio Art Professor at the University of Nebraska at Oklahoma, SEM knew that there were some big…

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