SEM Community Portal


For the list of items to support service trips, click here.

Catch up any time!



all day

Clubs and Activities

Bell Schedule - NEW!


7:50-7:55 Advisor takes attendance and checks dress code

7:55-8:00 Students line up by class/Advisor submits attendance

8:00-8:15 MM




8:00-8:15 MM

8:15-8:57 1st Period

8:57-9:39 2nd Period

9:39-10:59 3rd Period

10:59-11:41 4th Period


11:41-12:11 1st Lunch

12:11-12:31 2nd Lunch

12:31-12:46 Help


12:46-2:06 5th Period

2:06-2:48 6th Period

2:48-3:30 7th Period


Proctored Study Hall


Proctored study hall is in the Gallery every period.

PSH Teachers Tri 1

The list of students assigned to PSH each week is posted outside of Ms. Cunningham's office.

Students assigned to PSH will be connected to LAN school during regular school hours.




















Policies and back to school info and forms

The Online School for Girls


Many of these events are for day and residential students. Some are only for the residential students. Please click to see the details for each event.

Meet with Our Counselor


or email Ms. Knab at


UGOSEM Login's new coding experience for all ages!


or check out the tons of other coding tutorials

Tara VanDerveer '71 Will Visit SEM and SEM Will Visit Her the Stanford v. UB game

December 20, we are thrilled that Tara VanDerveer will speak at morning meeting. 
On December 21, the entire school and young alumnae will board buses for the Stanford v UB women's basketball game. We are all going to wear red. Or at least SEM gear. 
Tara has been inspirational to at least 40 years of women's basketball players from her teammates at SEM to her teammates at Indiana University and as a coach to decades of women from the 1996 gold-medal-winning Olympic team, to Stanford University Cardinals where she has been since 1985.  She has a formidable reputation not only as a coach but as an educator and feminist. Here are a number of links to newspaper and news TV stories.



Senior Celebration Ads

Lines, Nameplates, Patrons   



Questions?  Contact Tammy Wetzel


What is Happening?

Find out with a free student subscription to The New York Times. If you'd like to have the paper delivered to your email each morning, add your name here.




An easy way to give to SEM!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any timeTo change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select a new charitable organization to support.
  4. To make the giving seamless bookmark instead of just

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to

SEM T-shirts and sweatshirts
are available for purchase
right here at SEM!

See Ms. Cunningham
or Ms. Mills
in the Athletic Office

SEM Social Media


    SEM Instagram

      SEM Theatre Instagram

      SEM Foreign Language Instagram

      Morning Meeting Videos

      Community Service

      Service @ SEM

      The goal of Sem’s Community Service Program is to inspire and facilitate a giving spirit in each of you, so that reaching out to others and giving of one’s time and energy become a way of life.

      Service Learning and Community Engagement are important concepts in the community service world. The premise is that it takes time, effort, and consistency to cultivate a giving spirit. By actively engaging with one or many organizations over the course of the school year, you can be a part of the wider Buffalo community. A lot of learning goes on, and before you know it, you will have accumulated service hours!

      Everything you need to know about Sem’s program can be found on the “Community Service” tab on Edline’s homepage.

      Guide lines:

      • Each student is expected to complete a minimum of 10 hours of service each year.
      • All service hours are to be recorded online. One entry per project. Click on the Community Service tab on Edline to go to the Community Service Page and find the form.
      • Students may participate in Sem organized projects or ones that you have discovered for yourself.
      • All work that is voluntary and that assists others will be counted as community service hours.
      • Projects completed during the summer will be counted toward that coming year’s goal.
      • Hours will be tabulated throughout the year so that you can monitor your progress to the 10-hour per year goal. This information is found on the Community Service Page on Edline.
      • Advisors will also be informed of their advisees’ hours.
      • Community Service hours will be recorded on each student’s transcript at the end of the year.

      Let’s get out there and make a difference!

      Mrs. Kyle Hopkins
      Community Service Coordinator

      Service @ SEM Events Calendar

      Technology Resources

      SEM's Technology Office is open SCHOOL days from 7:30 am - 4 pm.
      We are available by email off hours as well.

      Before contacting Tech Support:

      1. Try restarting the computer. Restarting will often fix technical glitches by cleaning out the computer's memory. If the computer is not responding and won't restart normally, you have to force it to turn off by holding down the power button for about 30 seconds. (You will lose any unsaved work.) Then turn it back on.

      2. Ask a classmate for help with the problem. Chances are, if you ask three people, one of them will have had this same problem, and will know how to fix it.

      For Service and Support:

      Take your computer to the Tech Office if it is not working properly or is in need of repair. The Tech Office is located on the second floor down the left hallway. The office is open from 7:30am - 4:00pm during school days.

      We are happy to help with any software or "how to" questions as well as any hardware issues or repair needs.

      Tech support phone: 716.885.6780, ext. 222

      Beth Adamczyk

      Beth Adamczyk

      Titles: Director of Technology
      Daniel Riemer

      Daniel Riemer

      Titles: Network Administrator
      Daniel Tomaka

      Daniel Tomaka

      Titles: IT Help Desk

      Lunch Menu

      Parent Association


      To our Fabulous SEM Families,

      Thank you to all who attended and facilitated the flurry of back to school activities.
      WOW – these weeks of welcome have made it awesome to be back on Bidwell Parkway!

      Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Ann Galbraith ’85, mom of Alex ’20 serving as your Parent Association president for the 2018-2019 school year. It is my pleasure to invite you to come back to Bidwell to “meet and greet” on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7 PM in the Colby Room.

      Parents are invited to attend this informational meeting where we will provide updates on activities that will be held throughout the year, as well as provide you with an opportunity to get to know your fellow families in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

      As members of the Buffalo Seminary community, we welcome your time, talent, and treasure in assisting the Parent Association. We strive to create fun, interactive, social, and productive opportunities at SEM. As we continue to foster a strong sense of community amongst the families, we hope you will join us in helping make SEM the special place that it is in our hearts, and in Buffalo.

      Please consider getting involved in these future Parent Association supported events:

      • SEM Quest: Friday, November 2, 2018, 7pm, 205 Bidwell Parkway
      • Rose Dance: Saturday, February 9, 2019 PLACE TBA
      • Mother-Daughter Brunch: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 20th Century Club
      • Senior Strawberry Social: Monday, June 10, 2019, Magavern-Sutton Courtyard

      Or, in service as a class ambassador, as we can always use assistance in communicating with students in each of the classes and with their families.
      Thank you in advance for your commitment to our community.

      All my best,

      Ann Wiedenbeck Galbraith ’85, P’20
      Parent Association President