Phys Ed & Health / Leadership
At SEM, each girl learns about the importance of health, wellness, and fitness, as well as the responsibility she has to herself and to others.
Our mission is to teach each student to recognize her individual needs and use this self-awareness to realize her full adult potential. She is encouraged to develop the ability to meet and deal with adversity, and the confidence to make wise choices.
All students are required to take Health/Leadership classes and they are encouraged to play on a team. Our school's small size necessitates and encourages team participation. Routinely, girls play sports or try a new sport for the first time at SEM. Seasons when a student doesn't play on a team, she is enrolled in U-Go-SEM, our pioneering, personalized fitness plan software. The Athletics Director creates fitness goals and plans for each student which include a required log of minutes per week. Students can fulfil their U-Go-SEM time in free periods, at lunch, before and after school or on weekends.
The athletics program emphasizes excellence, commitment, participation, and the cultivation of the whole person. A student athlete will grow as an individual while learning the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and dedication.
SEM fields competitive teams in sports including basketball, bowling, crew, cross country, field hockey, golf, fencing, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, squash, and tennis. We compete in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association for varsity and junior varsity interscholastic sports. Our squash team competes in the Buffalo City High School Squash League and our lacrosse team competes in the Midwest Girls Lacrosse League, which includes teams from Michigan, Ohio, Western New York, and Southern Ontario. Our sailing team races from the Buffalo Yacht Club and our crew is housed at the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) boat house.
Physical Education Departmental Requirements:
Freshmen Fitness and 3 years (or 9 seasons) of Physical Education U-GO-SEM/or Athletics.
Athletic Director: Eva Cunningham
Health & Leadership: Kyle Hopkins