Learning for our future not our tests



LESS TESTS LESS STRESS: A student at WMS struggles to do her school work because she doesn’t see how this will help her future.

Avery Carlson, Author

7 hours almost every 5 days in a week students learn the same main subjects for 180 days.  For something where students spend this amount of time, students should know that it is going to help them in the future.  In most cases, students feel as though they will not use what they learn in school for their careers and lives after school. 


Teachers and students at WMS discussed what we should be learning to help us in the future.


Mrs.Burke a 7th grade honors math teacher stated, ”I want my students to go out into the world and use their head and not their phone,” I think Mrs.Burke made a great point and we should know how to do taxes, or see how much money something is if it’s on sale. She wants her students to know how to solve problems by using what they know and not searching it up on their phone.


“I try to do a diverse range of activities that will gear students for their future,” Mr. Malmstom , a seventh grade honors ELA teacher said. In my experience, Mr.Malmstrom is a great teacher. He makes sure his students are engaged in what they are learning. Mr. Malmstrom also does a lot of group activities. I think that it helps us learn how to work together.


When I was interviewing Mr.Keuscher he talked about how he wanted to dive more into the stock market. I agree with him because I didn’t fully understand what the stock market was. After I did some research I found out that the stock market is a place where people buy and sell shares, or little parts of companies. Mr. Keuscher also stated,“I believe financial literacy is important and it should be mandatory”. This is very important and it can help you a great deal in the future. 


For a job interview 47.5%—approximately 48 of every 100–candidates interviewed received an offer. The 47.5 % is less than half. But if you know how to work with people, have confidence, and know what you’re doing you can be a part of the 47.5%.