Titan Tattler: Happy Holidays and see you next year!

Published 12:10 am Thursday, December 22, 2022

By Claire Reinthaler
For the Clemmons Courier

The final week before winter break was a frenzy of fun and activity at West Forsyth.
Along with the festiveness of Holiday Spirit week, where students and staff got the chance to show off their best Christmas costumes and ugly sweaters, winter athletics continued their success. The boys varsity basketball team won both their games last week against Parkland 78-41 on Dec. 13 and against Glenn 68-55.
After falling 41-40 to Parkland in a close game, the girls varsity basketball team bounced back to take down Glenn 60-41.
The girls varsity wrestling team faces Starmount High School at home in their next match on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. and the boys varsity wrestling team faces off at R.J. Reynolds against the Demons and the Glenn Bobcats on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.
Despite confusion swirling around campus about whether or not the possibility of a winter dance was an actual thing, it has now been confirmed this week that the Parent Teacher Student Association at West (PTSA) is strongly considering the possibility of hosting a winter dance for West students in either January or February of 2023. The PTSA received overwhelmingly positive feedback in their initial interest survey from students, many of which have long since bemoaned the fact that prom is the only dance West holds. This discontent was aggravated even further by the fact that some other schools in the district, such as R.J. Reynolds, were allowed to hold a homecoming dance earlier this year, while schools such as West stood by their no-homecoming-dance precedent. Because of the strong feedback from the students, the administration and PTSA are going to try their best to make the dance happen. For all students, if you’re interested in helping to make the winter dance possible, talk to your parents about if they would be willing to help prepare or chaperone.
There are many things to keep an eye out for in the new year, such as a decision on next year’s potential schedule change, which administration is hoping to know before they start planning out next year’s classes, and midterms and first semester finals, which will be coming up soon after the break is over.
That’s not to worry about for now. Enjoy your winter break, Titans, and have a happy holiday season!

Claire Reinthaler is this year’s Titan Tattler.