My name is HUDSON STEWART and I am a 6th grader at The Country School. I have attended The Country School since Kindergarten and a lot has changed since then! Last year, we built a new Upper School and have a new Pre-K. But some things have stayed the same. I have always liked the warm feeling of walking into a classroom, seeing my teacher's bright smile, and hearing, “Good morning, Hudson! Ready for a great day at school?”, and when we shake our headmaster’s hand in the morning. I took all of these little things for granted when I was a kindergarten student, but now that I am a 6th grader, I look back at that first day of school and think about how wonderful those bright smiles and gentle handshakes were, and how important they have become to me over the years.
I have come a long way from Kindergarten and am currently taking some amazing classes. I am studying geometry in math, the Byzantine empire in history, comprehension in English, earthquakes in Science, and I am in my seventh year of Spanish. I also enjoy P.E., music, and art. I have been on the soccer and lacrosse teams, and this past fall I was a student government representative. This spring, I played Stacee Jaxx in our Upper School musical Rock of Ages - Middle School Edition. It has been fun to represent my school in these activities.
The Country School has traditions I always look forward to, such as Grandparents and Special Friends Day and Dorothy Andrew Day. During GPSF Day, the school invites grandparents and family friends to come and tour the school so they can meet our teachers, see the school, and see a special performance by all the grades. On Dorothy Andrew Day, the whole school goes outside for field day and we play games like water balloon toss and tug of war.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, we have been doing distance learning. However, this has not slowed down my learning one bit! Thanks to the fact that I have been using a personal laptop more and more since 4th grade, and have been using my own laptop since the beginning of this school year to do assignments and turn them in, it really has not changed my learning and access to school materials and assignments. The only difference has been that the classroom is now in my home and my teachers are teaching via Google Meet.
Next year, as a 7th grader, I am looking forward to taking Latin and continuing my studies in English, science, math, history, art, and music. I plan to try out for the school play again and hope to be on the soccer and te lacrosse teams again.
The Country School has been an important part of my growing up and I am really thankful that I can go to our school. I am looking forward to my future.