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Meet the Teacher: Aidan O’Hara

Meet the Teacher: Aidan O’Hara

Eden Vanslette

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Meet the Staff, Showcase, WSPN

This year there is a handful of new teachers coming to Wayland High School, including new drama teacher Aidan O’Hara. O’Hara is replacing the long time drama teacher Richard Weingartner, but O’Hara is excited to be a part of WHS, the Wayland High School Theater Ensemble and many other groups of...

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Goodnow

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Goodnow

Jay Abdella

October 15, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Michelle Goodnow, English Teacher How was your first day? My impression so far is that the kids are just so nice, everyone's been so nice, the teachers, the staff, things have gone really smoothly so far, it's been good. Is this your first teaching job, or have you worked in other districts? ...

Students share opinions on celebration of Columbus Day

Students share opinions on celebration of Columbus Day

Charlie Moore and Caroline Lampert

October 11, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, MOTS/React, Showcase

Monday, October 9 is the day the United States observes Columbus Day in celebration of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. The celebration has occurred annually since 1937, but recently, Americans have been questioning whether Columbus and his voyage should really be celebrated. WSPN asked...

Dean Tobia: It seems like it’s a lot scarier to manage someone else’s money rather than your own

Dean Tobia: It seems like it’s a lot scarier to manage someone else’s money rather than your own

Duncan Stephenson

October 10, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

Not many high school students are well versed in the art of investing. But, Dean Tobia, who began to use his first portfolio at the age of 12, has been honing his craft for almost five years now. “My dad is pretty big into investing, and a lot of people on my dad’s side of the family are as well....

WHS on Kindness (video)

WHS on Kindness (video)

Eden Vanslette and Abby Mitty

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, MOTS/React, Multimedia, Showcase, WSPN

WHS students talk about what kindness means to them. This video was requested by Principal Allyson Mizoguchi and it will be shown to all advisories.

Meet the athletic trainer: Christopher Morash

Meet the athletic trainer: Christopher Morash

Jackie Stoller and Naomi Lathan

September 28, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

With the recent departure of Athletic Trainer Amy Schwartzkopf, Wayland High School welcomes Christopher Morash to fill her position. He is excited to get to know the students at WHS and for sports to really kick off. Morash is subcontracted out through a physical training clinic called ATI Physical...

Evan Curtin: The effort and time I put into taking and editing these photos pays off

Evan Curtin: The effort and time I put into taking and editing these photos pays off

Isabel Gitten

September 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, Spotlight, WSPN

It is a warm evening, and senior Evan Curtin is in a field fiddling with his camera. Curtin brings the camera up to his eye, pointing it at a classmate. He snaps a bunch of photos before adjusting the settings and trying again. Since the end of summer, Curtin has found himself in a similar landscape...

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Ross

Meet the Teacher: Michelle Ross

Isabel Gitten

September 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Michelle Ross, Special Education Liaison. What did you do before you taught at WHS? I was a high school English teacher in an alternative education program that supported social and emotional needs of students. It was located off-site in Newton Public Schools and we served Newton South and Newt...

Meet the Teacher: Ashley Flatley

Meet the Teacher: Ashley Flatley

Janani Gandhi

September 25, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Ashley Flatley, English Can you tell me about your background and how you came to start teaching here? Working backward, I just finished my Master in Teaching at Boston University and before that, I was working in Boston at a company called Zipcar. I worked there for three years. Before that, I ...

Meet the Teacher: Kathleen Clark

Meet the Teacher: Kathleen Clark

Kyle Chen

September 24, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Showcase, WSPN

Kathleen Clark, Wellness What sparked your interest in teaching? So I went to school for sports management first, and that was becoming a little difficult because I had been playing a sport my whole life and [even though] I thought I could do the management end of it, it was harder to get into...

Survey of WHS students’ views on minority political opinions

Survey of WHS students’ views on minority political opinions

Kyle Chen and Nathan Zhao

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Infographics, Politics

WSPN surveyed the WHS student body regarding the political climate at WHS.

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Teachers’ views on WHS’ political acceptance differ from students’

Teachers’ views on WHS’ political acceptance differ from students’

Nathan Zhao and Andrew D'Amico

September 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features, Politics, WSPN

Think back to the 2016 election season at WHS. Teachers were excitedly preparing their class’ curricular coverage of the election, outlining lesson plans and scanning through articles to supplement their teachings. Most students were just as eager to learn, preparing notes and thinking about possible...

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