Titan Tattler: Test time at West Forsyth

Published 12:08 am Thursday, January 18, 2024

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By Claire Reinthaler

For the Clemmons Courier

CLEMMONS — The end of the first semester is right ahead of us, and the village is bustling with students finishing up their block classes and preparing for exams, all while athletics, extracurriculars and year-long classes are still in full swing.

The boys varsity basketball team has continued on its recent tear, both in and out of conference, with a win over R.J. Reynolds, 70-59, on the road and McMichael, 79-56, at home last week. The boys also faced East Forsyth at home Wednesday, Jan. 17, and are headed to visit Mount Tabor Friday, Jan. 19.

The girl’s varsity basketball team suffered an unfortunate first conference loss of the season at R.J. Reynolds 38-29 on Jan. 12; they also faced East Forsyth on Wednesday and hope to add to their winning record Friday at Mount Tabor.

The girls varsity wrestling team members also secured the honor of the 2024 Phillip Reed Rumble match champions at Glenn this past weekend to continue their amazing season.

Exams for the Titans start today, Jan. 18, and run through Tuesday of next week, Jan 23. This year’s exam schedule is a little different from usual; while the morning blocks of each day will still be for exams and the afternoons for study sessions, the periods will run in a linear first through fourth-period schedule, starting with first-period exams this morning and second-period study sessions this afternoon, and so on.

Next Wednesday, Jan. 24, is the final official day of the second quarter and, subsequently, the first semester, and will be treated as a regular B-day and exam make-up day. Jan. 25 and 26 are set to be held as the normal teacher reserve days at the end of every quarter.

Amid talk of the decision to start WS/FCS schools earlier in August to get out in late May next year, there have also been a few other proposed changes to how school runs that have been overshadowed.

There is a proposed plan to start and end the school day 15 minutes later that is still being discussed, but has been tabled to the 2025-26 school year at the earliest. A new electronic system of bathroom passes is also set to be installed at West and other schools next year. This system would allow the administration to see how long students typically spend away from class and would hopefully make the bathroom situations much more efficient and seamless.

As this first semester rolls to a close, don’t forget that you are also able to suggest ideas and bring up issues to administrators if you have any ideas for ways to make West Forsyth an even better place to go to school. Let’s make this next semester a good one, Titans.