• August 29WHS to begin classes Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021
  • 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

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

As the pandemic reaches its one-year mark, people are becoming more eager to find the light at the end of the tunnel by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. But, as the Town is no longer receiving vaccine doses, it may become difficult for residents to get be inoculated. “A lot of people thought ‘I don’t care, I will go anywhere.’ I would’ve gone at two o’clock in the morning to get vaccinated,” math teacher Hannah Marton said. “I just wanted to get vaccinated and a lot of people are the same way.”

News Brief: Wayland Health Department suspends COVID-19 vaccinations

Olivia Tawakol March 29, 2021

The Wayland Health Department suspended sign-ups for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination due to new state policies as of Monday, March 1. For now, residents will have to seek out of town sites to...

In a survey sent out to Wayland High School students, students thought of one word or phrase that describes or commemorates the past year. Among the most common words were unprecedented, Zoom and social distancing.

COVID-19: One year later

It has been one year since students in the Wayland Public Schools departed for their two-week break due to the coronavirus, and the emergence of a "new normal" began. Over the past year, aspects of everyone's...

Three months into hybrid learning, students are learning how to adjust to a new style of schooling. I think that starting hybrid was confusing like what time class ended and what classes you had because they changed everything from before, sophomore Morgen Warner said. I think getting used to that took a little.

WHS students reflect on hybrid learning experience

Sidney O'Rourke and Tess Alongi January 29, 2021

A year ago, the thought of doing school at home and being able to sleep in and have a more flexible schedule would have excited many students. But now, the vast majority of students look forward to the...

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, the coronavirus infiltrates the life of some WHS students. Junior Ryan MacDonald felt the effects first hand as he contracted the virus and had to spend almost two weeks in quarantine. I woke up feeling awful, and I also couldn’t taste or smell anything, MacDonald said. Right then is how we assumed we had it, and then two days later we got our test results back as positive.

WHS students share their experiences with COVID-19

Alexina McQuilkin and Sidney O'Rourke January 21, 2021

No matter the number of precautions one takes, the coronavirus can infiltrate the lives of many, WHS students included. While trying to abide by safety regulations and finding ways to feel somewhat normal,...

An emergency town meeting between the Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, school committee, town administrator, and other public health officials was held today to discuss how Wayland Public Schools would return to school on Jan. 4. After several hours of discussion, each board suggested to superintendent Arthur Unobskey that WPS should remain in hybrid format unless the school does not have sufficient medical coverage. All schools except the middle school, which will be remote, will hold in person classes on Monday.

All schools but the middle school to be hybrid on Monday, Jan. 4

Joanna Barrow January 2, 2021

All Wayland Public Schools except for WMS will continue to learn via the prior hybrid model on Monday, Jan 4. The decision was ultimately made by superintendent Arthur Unobskey after a joint emergency...

The Wayland school nurses, along with the Wayland Health Department, have worked hard to ensure a safe school environment for students and staff alike. The nurses especially have done a lot of extra work to create the most protective scenarios possible for each of the schools. There was a lot of planning that the school admin staff had to do, and us nurses had to help plan the safety protocols for each school, such as the hand-washing stations, mask guidelines, snack and lunch guidelines, Wayland Middle School. nurse Laurie Hojlo said.

WPS nurses take leading role within schools during COVID-19

Sidney O'Rourke December 11, 2020

From the initial closing of WPS schools in March to the new hybrid model, Wayland nurses have worked behind the scenes to help ensure a safe learning environment for the student body. They have the important...

New COVID-19 restrictions at WHS, like signing up in advance to use the media center, are starting to affect students in positive and negative ways. Senior Zachary Marto believes that although at times inconvenient, these rules are effective at limiting the spread of the coronavirus on campus. I think that the schools doing a very good job of preventing any spread in-school,” Marto said. “I think that the spread of the virus will more likely come from students acting irresponsibly on their own time.”

Free periods represent hope of Pandora’s box for WHS students

Jonathan Zhang December 7, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to change student experiences and lower the expectations of many, the question remains on how much freedom will be given to WHS students during frees and how similar these free periods...

With COVID-19 cases rising in schools, 134 Massachusetts schools will begin a rapid testing program in order to ensure that students can remain learning on campus safely.

News Brief: Wayland to start COVID-19 testing in December

Taylor McGuire November 19, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising this early into the school year, school districts and the Massachusetts government alike have been brainstorming ways they can attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus...

On Friday, Oct. 30, all classes will be moved to remote due to the second positive COVID-19 case in the past week.

BREAKING: Cohort B to go full remote Friday 10/30 after second COVID case

Josh Schreiber October 29, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 29, WHS families received an email from Superintendent Arthur Unobskey notifying them of a second positive COVID-19 case at the high school in the past week. Due to the short turnaround...

Wayland High School Theater Ensemble performs last springs play, Squirrel Girl Goes to College. WHSTE has had to adapt to the new challenges posed by the pandemic. “WHSTEs season wont be the same this year, but thats okay,” senior Madeline Maurer said. “Theater without hiccups, without experimentation, without roadblocks, isnt theater. Good theater welcomes weirdness and allows for non-traditional methods of storytelling.”

WHSTE adapts to new COVID-19 challenges

Joanna Barrow September 29, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble has had to change almost everything about how it normally operates. Its schedule of production has shifted, and...

Summer travel was different for everyone, especially for people going on longer trips, who had to adhered to many rules and regulations. During flights, many rows of seats on the plane were empty and everyone had to wear a mask.

Students experience unusual summers during coronavirus pandemic

Emily Staiti September 22, 2020

During the pandemic, students' summers were abnormal due to laws put into place to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. The rules fluctuated throughout the summer and all students and their families...

Walking dogs has become a popular stay at home activity. One thing I am able to do now is [go] for a walk every day with my kids and the dog,” WHS english teacher Michelle Goodnow said.

Quarantined at home: Finding ways to overcome challenges

Ellie Smith and Jacqueline Cahaly June 25, 2020

Most people would probably be confused if, on March 12, you told them that would be their last day in school for the rest of year. All of a sudden, students, teachers and families have had to adapt to...

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