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BREAKING NEWS: Wayland wins 9th annual Civics Bee in unprecedented tiebreaker

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland wins 9th annual Civics Bee in unprecedented tiebreaker

Kevin Wang and Kyle Chen
April 4, 2017
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Last Sunday, in an unprecedented two-part tiebreaker, Wayland’s Civics Bee team defeated teams from Sudbury and Weston to win the ninth annual Civics Bee. The bee was hosted by the League of Women Voters at Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The teams were scored through six rounds...

WHS Spanish National Honor Society holds induction ceremony

WHS Spanish National Honor Society holds induction ceremony

Matt Karle and Andrew D'Amico
April 4, 2017
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On Wednesday, March 22, 32 students were inducted into the Wayland chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society during a ceremony held in the lecture hall. The students are the first new inductees after a decades-long hiatus. The Spanish National Honor Society, or Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, is...

News Brief: Wayland School Committee backs Unobskey as new Superintendent of Schools

News Brief: Wayland School Committee backs Unobskey as new Superintendent of Schools

Jay Abdella and Nathan Zhao
March 27, 2017
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The School Committee announced on March 26 their backing of Dr. Arthur Unobskey to succeed Dr. Paul Stein as the next Superintendent of Schools for Wayland Public Schools. Unobskey will come to Wayland from his current position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Gloucester, where he has served...

School Committee holds FY18 budget hearing

School Committee holds FY18 budget hearing

Matt Karle
March 24, 2017
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On March 6, members of the Wayland School Committee met at the Wayland Town Building to finalize their proposal of the 2017-2018 (FY18) school budget. In an extensive 150 minute hearing, which is available to watch in its entirety on WayCam, the Committee members addressed the fine details of their p...

Opt-out forms for prom coach buses

Opt-out forms for prom coach buses

Isabel Gitten and Aimee LaRochelle
March 8, 2017
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Last Friday, parents of juniors received a transportation opt-out notification form that would allow students the option not to take a coach bus. In November, the junior class government originally announced that coach buses would be available for students to ride to the junior prom on May 13. Juniors...

Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Wayland Public Library announces update on relocation initiative

Charlie Moore and Nathan Zhao
March 6, 2017
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Wayland residents and library trustees have spoken about a relocation of Wayland's Free Public Library for years, and the library’s Board of Trustees are taking the first steps toward moving to a bigger, more expansive building. In January of 2015, the trustees formed a library planning committee,...

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Among WHS teachers, strong opinions on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charlie Moore, Eden Vanslette, and Nathan Zhao
March 5, 2017
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was sworn in on February 7th. Widely considered President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet pick, DeVos required a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence to be confirmed 51-50 in the Senate. At WHS, teachers and administrators expressed varying...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Three

Matt Karle and Kevin Wang
March 5, 2017
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WSPN's Matt Karle and Kevin Wang conclude their preview of President Donald J. Trump's cabinet.             White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Appointment to Cabinet Stephen K. Bannon was appointed as then President-elect Donald Trump’s White House Chief Strategist on Nov. 13, 2016. The posi...

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Trump’s Cabinet: Part Two

Kevin Wang and Matt Karle
February 16, 2017
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Credit: US Department of Education (02092017 - SBD - Howard University-122) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons                       Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Nomination & Confirmation to Ca...

Senior Sharmila Mysore starts Women Empowerment club

Senior Sharmila Mysore starts Women Empowerment club

Veronika Golod
February 10, 2017
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Senior Sharmila Mysore recently started the Women Empowerment club at WHS. The club is designed for girls, young or old, who strive to empower themselves by joining and conversing about common problems women face in society. “It is a place where girls may gather and express any kinds of frustration...

WW ’17: Juniors attend MVP presentation

WW ’17: Juniors attend MVP presentation

Duncan Stephenson and Kyle Chen
February 10, 2017
Filed under Articles, News, Recent Posts, Winter Week 2017, WSPN

Every year, juniors at Wayland High School learn about the Mentors for Violence Prevention program (MVP) in Wellness classes. There is also an MVP club, which is made up of seniors who have already learned about MVP in the classroom. During this year’s Winter Week, the members and advisors of the...

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