• January 10Classes will dismiss for break the week of Monday, Feb. 21 and will resume Monday, Feb. 28
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year
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Wayland Student Press

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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.
ICYMI: Week of January 16 - Lee's Farm Stand, The Olympics and a petition for change
Tess Alongi January 24, 2022
Members of the Wayland community, including students, parents and teachers, gather to peacefully protest the racist incidents that occurred at Wayland Middle School. “The purpose [of the rallies] wasn’t to vilify the actions of the wrongdoers, but instead, this was about supporting children, families and educators of color who were really hurt and felt unsafe,” WMS parent and rally organizer Meg Flatley said. “We wanted to let them know that the actions of a few do not represent us all in this community.”
WMS Racism: The ongoing journey of anti-racist work
Nadya Chase January 22, 2022
WPSNs Genevieve Morrison briefs readers on the fire alarm incident at Wayland High School on Friday, Jan. 21.
BREAKING NEWS: Unexpected fire alarm
Genevieve Morrison January 21, 2022
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The principals of Wayland Public Schools came together to make a district-wide birthday card for teacher Mike O’Connor. O’Connor was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and has been on medical leave ever since. Principal Brian Jones, other staff, students and their families have described O’Connor to truly change the lives of everyone he met. “Certain teachers name’s continually come up, and no surprise, Mr. OConnor is one of those teachers,” fifth grade teacher Jennifer Sole-Robertson said. “Year after year, I hear parents and students say that third grade was the year that they ‘became a student, started enjoying school or started understanding math when they had not previously.”
Beyond birthday cards: Celebrating Michael O'Connor
Olivia Tawakol and Charlotte Thirman January 26, 2022
The lot where Lees Farm Stand used to reside. The  structure that used to house the market is now empty. The structure has been preserved during its inactive period and will be now fully renovated and transformed into the new farm stand.
Lee's Farm Stand reblooms
Nina Wilson January 21, 2022
A freshman history class taught by Sarah Lee begins their studies on the Boxer Rebellion amid the return from the holiday break. Freshmen students have been learning to adjust their schedules for the workload from multiple classes. “It’s very different, there’s a lot more free range, freshman Jordynn Lee said. “The teachers give us a lot more freedom, and the students are very different too.”
Freshmen reflect on the academic transition from middle school to high school
Reva Datar January 18, 2022
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Senior Captain Haley Melvin attempts to block the pass from her defender before she can throw it inbounds. Im excited to start playing more teams in the DCL small because so far weve had a really challenging game schedule, and I think well be able to start getting more wins under our belt, Melvin said.
Girls basketball team shuts down due to COVID-19 outbreak
Bella Schreiber January 22, 2022
Sophomore Sam Brandes stick reads TB4L and TB5, or Teddy Balkin for Life and Teddy Balkin 5. Teddy Balkin tragically passed away playing hockey on Thursday, Jan. 6. Brande is also honoring Balkin off the ice with a petition for USA Hockey to mandate neck guards. I wrote his initials and number on my stick, Brande said. [Balkin] was super selfless, he would rather see you succeed than succeed himself.
Sam Brande: Turning loss into opportunity
Garrett Spooner January 20, 2022
WSPN’s Bella Schreiber discusses the controversy over the 2022 Winter Olympics being held in Beijing and China’s violation of human rights.
Opinion: Should the United States be boycotting the Olympics?
Bella Schreiber January 18, 2022
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WSPN’s Gabe Likerman talked to several students who battled COVID-19. Here are their quarantine recommendations.
Top 10 Things to Do over Quarantine
Gabriel Likerman January 25, 2022
Artist of the Month: Kaya Oleson
Artist of the Month: Kaya Oleson
Kris Poole-Evans January 24, 2022
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Video Game Review: Deltarune 2
Kris Poole-Evans January 20, 2022
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