At Denny International Middle School, the teachers, staff and City Year corps members always try to get their students excited about school. Although the MSP, a standardized test, helps teachers track how well their students are doing and which areas they need help in, students are sometimes unenthusiastic about the prospect of taking another test.
In an effort to encourage students in their learning, teachers Gary Lai and Erin Jolley created a new and improved version of Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On.” Done the Denny International way, the hit song became “The Test Goes On.” The music video also features City Year Seattle corps members Roberto Gutierrez, Trish Griego, Natalie Mace, Theila Smith and Andy Tilton. As Theila Smith said,
“We were part of the video to boost student morale for the upcoming MSP test because we’re also part of staff and we want to show the kids that we’re there for them.”
The corps members at Denny International Middle School always go above and beyond for their students!
For more Denny International music videos, see “Teach Me How To Study.”
Video by the staff at Denny International Middle School, with words by teachers Gary Lai and Erin Jolley
Text by Sherry Tiao, City Year Seattle/King County External Relations Project Leader