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Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine
Dear SEM Community,
It is with awe and deep respect that I share a new addition to Harry Schooley’s text book, A History of Modern Europe. Harry Schooley taught European History, in addition to numerous other classes, during his career at SEM. When he could not find a text that contained the depth and breadth to cover the complexities of modern European history, he wrote his own.
Today, we are confronted by the war between Russia and Ukraine. To understand the historical context of this war, we share Harry’s text, and his recent addition to give us perspective on the current crisis. Harry humbly accepted the task to help the SEM community understand the current war in Ukraine by writing a new chapter. Chapter 31: Cold War Redux
Harry is a true educator. He encourages us to look to history, stay informed, draw our own conclusions, and to “ stay tuned.”
Please take the opportunity to refresh your knowledge of history and to thoughtfully address the war in Ukraine.
Link to Mr. Schooley's Introduction
Quicklink to Chapter 31 - Cold War Redux
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School Info and Policies
- 2022-23 School Calendar at-a-glance
- Bell Schedule
- Dress Code 2022-23
- SNAP Health Portal
- Student Handbook
- Athletic Handbook 2022-23
- SEM Weekly back issues
2022-23 School Calendar at-a-glance
Dress Code 2022-23
SNAP Health Portal
SEM has elected to use the SNAP Health Portal to better connect you with your child’s school health and wellness information. This web-based system provides an easy, secure, and green way for you to update and review important school health information and medical documents throughout the year. With 24-hour access over the web, you will be able to:
Electronically sign and submit all health forms safely over the internet
Review and update new health information such as vaccinations, health conditions, and screening results throughout the school year
Receive immediate notifications when there are changes in your child’s health status
Easily message Nurse Kim to expedite communication
Scan a Multi page document
Not really sure how to scan a document, especially if it is several pages long? We do prefer that documents uploaded to the SNAP Health portal be in the .pdf format and that multi page documents be combined into one.
Although there are many cell phone apps that will turn a multi-page document into a single .pdf file, we have found that Adobe Scan is the easiest. Please look for it in your app store. This video shows you how easy it is to use.
If you use your cell phone and the Adobe Scan app, you can attach and email the document to yourself so that you can use a computer to upload it. We have found that the actual step of uploading seems to work better on a computer. If you don’t have a family computer, feel free to use your child’s SEM laptop!
Athletic Handbook 2022-23
SEM Weekly back issues
SEM is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for FeedMore WNY. SEM’s and the Community Service Board’s goal is 2,000 pounds by the end of the school year. You can drop off your donations to Mrs. More. Please help us achieve our goal. Thank you.
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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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Volunteer at the Saturday Academy
Pictures above from Taylor Terrell. SEM students helping at the Saturday Academy at Harvey Middle School.
Links to Partnering Organizations
How to record your
Community Service Hours
Service Hours Here
2022-23 now open
Community Service Hours
SEM is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for FeedMore WNY. SEM’s and the Community Service Board’s goal is 2,000 pounds by the end of the school year. Please help us achieve our goal. Thank you.
Email to sign up for volunteering here: buffalo@tenthousandvillages.
Volunteering would be coming into the store on a casual basis to assist with day-to-day tasks: stocking, adjusting displays, cleaning, and talking to customers about products and the fair trade mission. An internship would be more structured and for a specific duration of time where the student would focus on a longer special project that helps the store. The project could be catered to the student's specific interests about fair trade.
Community Climate Action Plan
March 18 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
D’Youville Academic Center - Building #5 of D’Youville University
Volunteers needed to set up, work in the art corner helping kids and families create small art pieces, and take down/clean up.
Hours are flexible.
If interested, please contact Brenna Reilly at email@example.com
Service @ SEM Events Calendar
Dear SEM Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the Parent Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to SEM and the School Parent Association community.
The last several years, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to gather as a community. We are so excited and happy to announce that we are back in action and looking forward to a school year full of community events. We will be bringing back many Parent Association favorites such as the family picnic, pickle ball on Bidwell, Thanksgiving bread, holiday cookie exchange, rose dance and Spring brunch.
As an association, we would like to support our head of school and faculty and help enrich our students' school experiences. It is our goal to create a sense of community for all parents and guardians. We want to meet you, help you feel comfortable in your daughter's school and have you get to know the wonderful teachers and staff.
Our Parent Association meetings will be held on:
- Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00am - Come watch morning meeting and meet our arts staff
- Thursday, November 3 at 8:00am
- Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00am
- Thursday, February 10 at 8:00am
- Tuesday May 2 at 8:00am
If you would like to get involved please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-572-2236. We would love to have help in planning events and love new ideas and will take any opportunity to hear suggestions!
I look forward to getting together with you and spending time meeting you,
Proud SEM Parent
Mother of Lilli Rauch 2025