Titan Tattler: Possible schedule changes for 2023-24 school year

Published 12:09 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

By Claire Reinthaler
For the Clemmons Courier

The final month of 2022 has kicked off in the village and the Titans are still in full swing. Winter athletics have begun their 2022-23 seasons.
The boys varsity basketball team lost their season opener by just two to Southwest Guilford at home 60-58 on Nov. 29 and bounced back to take down North Forsyth on the road 60-17 on Dec. 2.
The girls varsity basketball team, after starting the season 1-2 with a win against Reagan and losses to R.J. Reynolds and East Wilkes, in the Mary Garber Holiday Tournament, came back to beat Southwest Guilford 47-36 and North Forsyth 41-25 on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, respectively.
Both teams will open Central Piedmont 4-A Conference play at Mount Tabor on Dec. 9.
After their strong finish at the Girls Jet Invitational last week, the girls wrestling team will travel to its next match at Pinecrest High School on Dec. 10, where they will face off against five other schools. The boys wrestling team doesn’t wrestle competitively again until Jan. 12.
The Performing Arts Department winter concerts are also officially underway, with the Chorus Department putting on its holiday concert on Dec. 1 with the usual four ensemble performances and the continuation of the tradition of doing a Christmas carol sing-along between the separate choral groups. Each of the next two weeks will include concerts from performing arts programs as well, the dance concerts this week and the orchestra concert the following.
One of the final important upcoming dates of the year before winter break is West’s annual Senior Day being held on Dec. 13. It will be a fun-filled day for the class of 2023 and all seniors are required to attend.
It has also been officially confirmed that WS/FCS is voting on a possible schedule change for the 2023-24 school year. A form was sent out for students and staff to vote on and offered two possible options, both of which would do away with the A-Day/B-Day hybrid year-long and block schedules we have now. Schedules next year would either include an entirely year-long schedule with a seven-period day where you would have every class every day for the entire year or and entirely block schedule where you would have the same four period days but you’d have the same four classes every day for one semester and then an entirely new set of classes the next. It has brought up a lot of debate over how the second option would be unfair for students taking AP classes because first semester AP students would have to try and remember all the information they learned for the May exam without taking the class second semester and second semester AP students wouldn’t have as many weeks of the class before the exam took place. It has left many students and AP teachers in favor of the entirely year-long schedule, but it is still unclear what the district will decide on.
There’s only a little while left to go until winter break and there’s a lot going on in the village until then.

Claire Reinthaler is this year’s Titan Tattler.