Wayland Student Press

  • Construction has begun on the WHS turf, tennis courts, and softball field

  • Student council voting to occur on Wednesday June 12 and Thursday June 13 in the Commons throughout all lunches

  • Advisory to change next year: meet multiple times a week, only grade-based

  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant

  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Many students are familiar with the Window Dance Ensemble, but sophomore Window member Julia Mele is taking her dance training to a higher degree. Mele is involved in outside classes and a competitive team in addition to Window, working vigorously to heighten her skill. “I dance at House of Dance...

WHS senior events overshadow possible senior prom

WHS senior events overshadow possible senior prom

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Why Wayland doesn’t have a senior prom in addition to its junior prom has been a question amongst students for years. Instead of the regularity of a senior prom, seniors at WHS take part in a series of senior events leading up to their graduation. “We have a senior cruise [and] a senior class...

National school shootings influence WHS policies

National school shootings influence WHS policies

Meredith Prince and Caitlin Newton

May 29, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

Since shootings such as that at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year and more recently at Highland Ranch STEM school in Colorado, schools around the country have taken into consideration the revision of their policies regarding lockdowns and shelters. Wayland High School...

Internships give students opportunities to pursue passions

Internships give students opportunities to pursue passions

Jess Reilly

May 28, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

While trudging through the depths of quarter four, many students are desperately daydreaming of their summer plans. Most are counting down the days to a summer full of relaxation and fun. Some students at WHS, however, have taken the initiative to get involved in internships this summer. Working at an...

Class of 2019 future plans (interactive map)

Class of 2019 future plans (interactive map)

Nathan Zhao

May 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Infographics, Showcase, WSPN

Check out where the Class of 2019 is headed next year through the interactive map below. The map includes colleges and universities, military enlistment, gap years, postgraduate years and more. All seniors who responded to an emailed survey were included in the map. The button in the top left hand...

WHS seniors reflect on the college application process

WHS seniors reflect on the college application process

Josh Schreiber

May 17, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Applying to college is a complicated process that requires a lot of decisions. That is the consensus of the Class of 2019. With the majority of the seniors having decided where they will be heading off to college next fall, they look back on the strenuous process of college applications. While starting...

WHS seniors set to take to the skies

WHS seniors set to take to the skies

Alex Janoff

May 16, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Since the end of the college decision process, many graduating seniors have begun thinking about potential college roommates or important dorm room commodities. Instead of preparing for the civilian workforce, a number of WHS seniors plan to spend the next few years either as an enlisted recruit or a...

Athlete of the Month: Michael Lampert

Athlete of the Month: Michael Lampert

Joanna Barrow and Alyssa Dickstein

May 15, 2019


Filed under Articles, Athlete of the Month, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

Senior Michael Lampert recently became the top scoring player ever to play lacrosse at Wayland High School. In fact, Lampert’s love of lacrosse even predates the existence of Wayland’s youth lacrosse league, so when Lampert first decided to start playing lacrosse, he had to venture outside of Wayland...

Wayland’s Iron Dome

Wayland’s Iron Dome

Kevin Wang, Christina Taxiarchis, and Carly Camphausen

May 13, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, In-Depth, Showcase, WSPN

Politicians often speak of bridging the divide between the suburbs and the cities, the wealthy and the poor, the white and the black. Different types of isolation that certain towns or even schools encounter can vary from social to academic issues. A town can become exposed to these issues due to population...

WHS students give back to their community

WHS students give back to their community

Alex Janoff and Cammy Lehr

May 8, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Infographics, Showcase, WSPN

WHS requires students to complete 30 hours of community service throughout their four years at the high school. Where, when and how students choose to volunteer is up to them, and WHS students have engaged in a variety of activities for community service. Sophomore Erin Hines has been volunteering...

Examining the gender gaps in AP courses

Examining the gender gaps in AP courses

Joyce Wu and Alex Janoff

April 25, 2019


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

In the workforce, STEM-related fields, including computer programming, scientific research, and engineering, are male-dominated. According to official school data, AP enrollment at WHS follows this trend, with more females enrolled in AP humanities courses and more males enrolled in AP STEM courses. While...

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