What I will miss about the Middle School…

May 20, 2015

As they complete this school year, we asked our 9th graders to pause and reflect on what they will miss most about the Middle School. 

from Nancy Jia ’18 - 

This is my first year at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and it’s also my first year in the U.S. Life far away from home is not as easy as it seems to be. Right before school started when I just got here, tears burst from my eyes as I was homesick. However, the first time I met all my teachers and classmates during the Singing Hills trip, things changed. All of them were being so welcoming and friendly.

The Middle School is so much smaller than the Upper School, but it indeed seems like a family, a loving family. I enjoy being part of this family and being loved and cared in this family. To me, the teachers are acting like my parents, they care a lot about all of us. I still can’t forget the time–not long after school began, it was my birthday. I thought it would just be a normal day as all the other days, but when Ms. Dineen brought the brownies she made and I received “happy birthday” from my friends and teachers, I was so happy and moved.

And I will never forget all the help and advice I received from teachers, even if it’s the criticism I got when I made mistakes, because I know they all wish me good. I really enjoy being here and I love the Middle School and this family, and I really want to say “thank you” to all of you–to all the teachers and middle schoolers.

from Christian Brune ’18

I will miss Marzetti Cup and all the fun times we had as a small group. I will miss getting out a week early. I will also miss Mrs. Dineen’s biology class.

from Jonah Kagen ’18

This year has challenged me academically and athletically more than I have ever been challenged in my life. It is a great feeling to be leaving the Middle School on a high note. I will miss the energy of my teachers and classes, Marzetti Cup, and the comradery of the Middle School as a whole.


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