Titan Tattler: Homecoming dance request fulfilled, picture day on the horizon

Published 12:08 am Thursday, September 7, 2023

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By Claire Reinthaler

The beginning of the school year has been a frenzy of activity so far, with students beginning to settle into life back on campus with much to look forward to.

West students have been requesting a homecoming dance for many years, and this year, the PTSA and school administration have complied with this request. The 2023 homecoming dance will be held on Sept. 30 from 7-11 p.m. in the new gym.
Registration is open through tomorrow, and only 500 students can attend, so make sure to register as soon as possible. Tickets will be sold to all registered students starting Sept. 15.

Picture day will be held on Sept. 12 for all students. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are to report to the old gym in the 600 building, and seniors are to go to the APAC. Senior girls should wear a black top that can be pulled down to their shoulders, and senior boys should wear a white shirt. Senior Day will be Nov. 9, and seniors will take cap and gown pictures then, as well as order their own caps and gowns, record their names for graduation and pay their senior fees.

This school year, WS/FCS has gone back to its original exam exemption policy from before COVID-19. Students with an A and five or fewer unexcused absences, a B and three or fewer unexcused absences or a C and no unexcused absences only will be allowed to be exempt from non-EOC/CTE final exams.

Good work these first two weeks, Titans. Let’s keep it up.

Titan athletics have had a busy week as well.

The varsity football team suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Weddington in a 44-22 road loss. They face their first conference opponent in Mount Tabor next Friday, Sept. 15, at home.

The girls varsity volleyball team beat Mount Tabor 3-0 at home on Aug. 29, before suffering a tough 3-0 loss to West Stokes at home on Aug. 30. They bounced back, though, taking down Parkland 3-0 on the road on Aug. 31. They also faced Glenn at home on Sept. 5, and will take on Reagan at home tonight, Sept. 7. The varsity field hockey team had a tough start to the season, falling to Mount Tabor 2-0 on the road on Aug. 28 and Asheville 6-0 at home on Aug. 30. They faced Page on the road on Sept. 5. They will take on Reagan tonight at home. Heading into the week undefeated, the boys varsity soccer team faced Mount Tabor at home on Sept. 6 and will take on Asheboro in their annual Friday Night Lights game tomorrow, Sept. 8. Come out to cheer them on.