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RecPass program founders Karen Kelly and Amanda Shaw celebrate the launch of RecPass on Monday, Sept. 11. The program aims to provide accessible after-school childcare for working Wayland parents. 
I think weve fundamentally changed the fate of after-school childcare in Wayland, and my hope is that it never goes back, Kelly said. It will only get better going forward.

The RecPASS program: A success story for working mothers

Katya Luzarraga and Nadya Chase September 13, 2023

Bounding through their front door at 2:30 p.m., young children go straight to electronic devices to occupy themselves while their parents finish working at home. In order to not bother their working parents,...

WSPNs Aimee Smith and Katya Luzarraga summarize the 2022-2023 school year.

2022-2023 Year in Review

Katya Luzarraga and Aimee Smith June 16, 2023

The 2022-2023 school year brought with it many highs and lows for Wayland High School, and WSPN was there to report on it. The COVID-19 pandemic was declared over by the Biden Administration on May 11,...

Join WSPNs Selena Liu, Kally Proctor and Jenny Shine as they explore pickleball and the rise of the sports popularity in Wayland. “I think I just drove by [the high school] and saw people playing, so I started to join,” Wayland resident Bruce Greenberg said. “My friends were playing [pickleball] and I wanted to play.”

Setting the pace: Pickleball players dominate WHS courts

Kally Proctor, Selena Liu, and Jenny Shine June 12, 2023

Pickleball players of all ages and skill levels can be seen playing alone, in pairs or in groups on Wayland High School’s tennis courts, well before school begins and well into the evening. Pickleball...

Seniors Derek Roberts, Emily Campos and Odelia Lu reflect on their favorite parts of high school and give advice to underclassman.

Seniors reflect on their high school experience

Abby Raftery and Emma Zocco June 9, 2023

As the Class of 2023 gears up for graduation, three seniors Derek Roberts, Emily Campos and Odelia Lu reflect on their high school experience. Listen to the audio clips below to hear the senior’s advice...

4U Nail Spa opens in Wayland

4U Nail Spa opens in Wayland

Located on 298 Boston Post Road, 4U Nail Spa is a new nail salon in Wayland which opened two months ago. The salon offers a variety of manicure and pedicure services, and is owned by Tina Jin.

WHS French students arrive at Le Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct. I think [the students] learned a lot about the architecture and the Roman influence in the south of France, French teacher Sara Langelier said. We also visited a couple of museums and got to learn about some artists like Chagall and Matisse. I think they also learned about French customs and small cultural differences.

Bon voyage: WHS French students reflect on their recent trip to France

Selena Liu and Penelope Biddle June 6, 2023

After departing from Boston Logan International Airport and arriving in Paris on Wednesday, April 12, Wayland High School French students headed straight to the coast to begin exploring the cities, learning...

Follow along as WSPNs Nadya Chase, Talia Macchi, Katya Luzarraga and Aimee Smith explore different aspects of the Senior Assassin tradition.

The strategy and sentiments of Senior Assassin

Despite the controversy surrounding Senior Assassin, Wayland High School's Class of 2023 resumed the grade-wide game on Monday,  May 1. Throughout the month of May, seniors ran around Wayland, attempting...

WHS Latin students pose for a picture in front of a fence in Matera, Italy. There were a lot of funny stories and fond memories from the trip, but if I were to share just one, it would be the time when we arrived in Matera, junior Harrison Dale said. As it had just finished raining, there was a rainbow in the sky, which arched right above the old city from one of the viewing points in a very picturesque scene.

WHS Latin students take on Italy

Selena Liu June 2, 2023

A group of Wayland High School Latin students and chaperones flew out from Boston to Italy during the school day on Friday, April 14, and arrived home just after noon on Saturday, April 22. The week-long...

Students run into the car as fast as they can during the Click-It challenge. The Click-It challenge was part of SADDs Safe Driving Week, which was held during the first week of May.

SADD clicks into Safe Driving Week

Jane Tardif and Elyssa Grillo May 31, 2023

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club held their annual Safe Driving Week throughout the week of May 1. During the week, SADD club leaders organized a few events during lunches to get...

WPS’s annual Band Fest

Kally Proctor, Aimee Smith, and Melina Barris May 13, 2023

On March 15, Wayland High School hosted Band Fest for all Wayland Public School’s band groups. The bands present included the WHS Concert Band & Honors Wind Ensemble and fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh...

Quiz: Can you guess whose backpacks these are?

Quiz: Can you guess whose backpacks these are?

Hallie Luo and Melina Barris May 10, 2023

Take this fun eight-question quiz and guess which backpack belongs to which WHS student!

Many schools around the country ban books each day. WHS has no banned books, and even had a display in the library, encouraging students to take out banned books this past September.

WHS bands together to protect banned books

Sophia Oppenheim May 6, 2023

At this very second, books are being banned across the country. But WHS teachers, students and librarians have been defending these books for years. While books such as “The Bluest Eye,” “Catcher...

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