Screen shot from the Denny International Music Video
A shot of Gary Lai, 6th grade teacher from the Denny International Middle School 'MSP in the Morning' music video just produced and made available on YouTube.

Denny International Middle School music video released 'MSP in the Morning'

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Denny International Middle School has produced a homegrown music video, now available on YouTube produced by "volunteer producer" Will Braden and features Principal Jeff Clark, and as listed, "Ms. Shculte, Mr. Burton, Mr. Watts, Mr. Higuchi, Mr. Brown, Mr. Lai, Mr. Cross," and is based on an original song "5 O'Clock" by recording artist T-Pain.

Entitled "MSP in the Morning" the video and song are about the Measurement of Student Progress test for grades 3 through 8). The test is described on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as:

"The Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) is the state’s exam for students in grades 3-8. The MSP name conveys the goal of the test: to measure student progress. State testing should never be the sole judge of a student’s academic skills and knowledge. A student’s entire performance should always be considered.

The MSP reading, math and science exams take one day. The writing exam takes two days. The MSP is also available in an online format. In spring 2012, grade 3 will be added.

Schools and districts have the choice to pick their testing days within the testing windows. The 2012 MSP testing windows for grades 3–8 are:

Online: April 25–June 1
Paper/pencil: April 25–May 17"

Here are the lyrics to the song in the video:

(Schulte)
It’s MSP in the morning
Our test scores will be soaring.
It’s time to take a test soon.
We’re bout to be in the classroom.
Studied long and we’re not scared.
So confident that we’re prepared.
We don’t leave questions unanswered.
We expect to be above standard

(Burton)
It’s MSP in the morning, and we want you
Be successful, don’t you?
We can see it
Cuz you’ve been studying long since
September now you’re ready to pass.
Take your time you got plenty
And you know that you be reppin’ Denny.
You be getting them messages
Like get yourself to class, be prepared
And come to get all of this test.

(It’s MSP in the morning)
This is just a reminder
Please come to school on time or you’ll drive the
Teachers crazy
And they’ll be waiting in their room
So come get your test on.
You’re welcome to find me (oh oh oh)
And tell me politely (oh oh oh)
You’re not going to be lazy.
You go to bed at night
Get Schooled celebrities will wake you up with a phone call

(Hook: Schulte)
It’s MSP in the morning
Our test scores will be soaring.
It’s time to take a test soon.
We’re bout to be in the classroom.
Studied long and we’re not scared.
So confident that we’re prepared.
We don’t leave questions unanswered.
We expect to be above standard

(Hook 2: Burton and Co.)
It’s MSP in the morning
Our test scores will be soaring.
It’s time to take a test soon.
We’re bout to be in the classroom.
Studied long and we’re not scared.
So confident that we’re prepared.
We don’t leave questions unanswered.
We expect to be above standard
(It’s MSP in the morning.)
And you’re reading.
And your math skills are succeeding.
You can hear Clark’s voice from the speaker,
The morning announcements, morning announcements
You start packing your backpack
With your pencils
Studied so long, now you’re nocturnal.
You need to get yourself in bed for some sleep
And don’t you know what time it is

(It’s MSP in the morning)
Be in bed soon,
Wiz Khalifa will give you a call
So you don’t sleep til noon.
But you ain’t got to worry about nothing
Cuz you’re prepared, cuz you’re prepared
Your success I foresee,
This I can guarantee
You will earn a college degree
You go to bed at night
Nicki Minaj will wake you up with a phone call.

(Hook: Schulte)
It’s MSP in the morning
Our test scores will be soaring.
It’s time to take a test soon.
We’re bout to be in the classroom.
Studied long and we’re not scared.
So confident that we’re prepared.
We don’t leave questions unanswered.
We expect to be above standard

(Hook 2: Burton and Co.)
It’s MSP in the morning
Our test scores will be soaring.
It’s time to take a test soon.
We’re bout to be in the classroom.
Studied long and we’re not scared.
So confident that we’re prepared.
We don’t leave questions unanswered.
We expect to be above standard
It’s MSP in the morning

(Lai)
Uh-OH! You’d prefer to be home.
‘Cept the test is going on, so leave your
House to school, put your thinking caps on ya.
Too many hustlin’ kids up in this school for me to
Work with just one of them
That’s why they’re scholars.
And you’ll be right at home waiting for it.
Android plugged in the wall, just waiting for it
Woke up at 6, school around 7:30
Yeah, so by the time you get to school

(It’s MSP in the morning.)
And it’s dawning, you’ve been studying all year

And you feel like performing

Right here in the classroom

Floor to the desk

Won’t take nothing less cuz we know you’re the best

You’re all done, take a deep breath

You just rose above

When the test is done like, “Aye, you just tore it up”

Amazing how you took your time, it means the world to us

Your grades and your test scores are coming up….

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