P.E. walked so wandering hallways could run


Image by Jeremy Chung.

Students are already singing up for the newest edition to the WCHS P.E. classes. The wandering hallways class is filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up soon!

By Jeremy Chung, The better Jeremy?!?!

It is no secret that WCHS will be offering new courses for students for the 2022-23 school year. However next year, WCHS will unveil a new groundbreaking physical education course: wandering hallways.

This new semester-long course will be the latest edition to the gym curriculum at MCPS high schools. It has been one of the most popular sports among students, with many practicing during class time. In a survey conducted by WCHS on what new courses students wanted, like hand sanitizer, 99.99 percent of students answered “wandering hallways.”

“I probably practice everyday by wandering the halls 10 minutes each class period,” WCHS sophomore and professional wandering hallways player Ethan Qiu said. “It’s nice to have a PE class that I will actually take seriously.”

Unlike all PE courses, wandering hallways will not be taught by gym teachers but by the WCHS security guards, certified with a wandering hallways teacher license. This will also be one of the only courses where MCPS substitute teachers are actually able to teach.

“When I first heard of the administration making wandering hallways a course, I was very puzzled,” WCHS security guard Michael B. Jordan said. “Nonetheless, I think it’ll be great for students to experience the joys of wandering hallways and to learn from professionals like me. This also gives me a chance to do something new other than catching students and teachers doing sketchy things in the bathrooms.”

WCHS planned to start the class years ago, but the COVID-19 pandemic stalled plans and it was met with mass criticism from teachers.

“This is freaking ridiculous,” WCHS teacher Bill Nye said. “Who needs to learn a course on something so simple. That’s like teaching students how to give birth.”

WCHS was prepared for the backlash from teachers and parents. However, WCHS administrator Aboss Nayme believes wandering hallways will be one of the most popular courses in their initiative to start courses that will make students college and career ready.

“We have been planning this for a long time, and despite many setbacks, we are so excited to finally launch wandering hallways,” Nayme said. “Similar to the personal finance class, we believe that wandering hallways will become an essential practice all different students will carry on into college. I’m very excited to see how this class plays out. In the end, we might be able to start a sports team.”