Titan Tattler: Exam season upon West Forsyth students

Published 12:08 am Thursday, June 1, 2023

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By Claire Reinthaler
For the Clemmons Courier

As the final week of school before exams officially begin comes to a close, there is much to reflect on about this school year as we prepare for what’s to come. 

The drama department revealed its 2023-24 board at their annual Groscars event on Thursday, with the current vice president, junior Caroline Hoover, taking over senior Laurel Chiesa’s role as president for next year. 

A few other board members are reprising their positions or moving into new positions for next year, along with welcoming aboard some new members. 

The productions for the next school year were also revealed at the Groscars. The fall productions, as is the tradition every four years, are heavily focused on Shakespeare, with the one-act shows being “Desdemona in the Afterlife” and a shortened “The Taming of the Shrew,” and the full-length production being “Shakespeare Abridged,” which will be double cast and feature four performance nights, two for each cast. Much to the excitement of the drama students, “Anastasia was announced as the spring musical. 

Students signed up to take AP United States history, AP English language and composition and AP English literature and composition, make sure to keep up with the AP Summer Assignments page on the West Forsyth website to stay up to date on what work is expected of you over the summer.

Friendly reminder for students: Absences will still count as normal for the rest of the week. Keep up with those, especially if you’re an athlete or hope to join a sports team in the fall. 

Next week, beginning June 5, students are not required to be at school as long as they are exempt from their exams for that given day. Any students not in attendance who are also exempt from their exams will be marked with a special code in PowerSchool from June 5-8 to signify this. If students who have exams that they are not exempt from wish to leave school after those exams, they must give a note of permission signed by a parent or guardian and give it to the teacher administering their exam. June 9 is the last official day of the school year and the makeup day for exams. All students will automatically be marked present for that day. However, students are only expected to come if they’ve missed one of their exams earlier in the week. Remember that state-mandated final exams count for 20 percent of your final grade.

Best of luck for exams, Titans.

Claire Reinthaler is this year’s Titan Tattler.