• March 21WSPN wins 2021 Gold Crown Award from the CSPA
  • March 11WHS to go back to fully in-person school on Tuesday, April 27.
  • January 21Order your 2021 yearbook! Use the link https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year

Wayland Student Press

A group of WHS freshmen stand in their new school's courtyard while a WSPN reporter interviews them. Adjusting to a different learning environment is hard enough, but with the pandemic's challenges and unpredictabilities, the freshmen had to stay motivated through all the changes.

Year One: Freshmen face a new school with new rules

Bryn Curtin April 8, 2021

With the school learning model constantly changing at WHS to accommodate for safety and students, each grade has experienced many adjustments throughout the year. The freshmen at WHS have gone through...

The 2020-2021 school year is coming to an end in just a few months, and students are planning their schedules for the fall. Excitement over course selections also comes with worry about choosing the appropriate classes.

Course selection stirs ambivalence for the next school year

Jessica Feist April 7, 2021

With summer just a few months away, 9th-11th grade students have to decide which classes they will take for the next school year. Wayland High School offers a wide variety of options for both main courses...

On Jan. 29, the School Board announced they were in negotiates with Omar Easy for the superintendent position. Easy's experience comes from working many educating and administrative roles. “[Easy] was very thoughtful, articulate, and he was inspiring. He asked very good questions and hard questions in a way that wasn’t threatening to anybody.” School Committee member Jeanne Downs said. “It was clear that he had a really good background in school budgeting and school programs being innovative. It was clear he had the leadership skills we were looking for.”

Behind the superintendent search: the screening process

Alexina McQuilkin and Sidney O'Rourke March 30, 2021

The Wayland School Committee chose candidate Omar Easy to take over the role of superintendent starting in the 2021-2022 school year on Jan. 29. The superintendent search began after current superintendent...

The month of March has only a few days off from school, leading many students to fall into a static routine and a loss of motivation. “I have so much less motivation because I feel like everything piled up,” Donovan said. “[After] February break, I feel like it’s hard to get back into the swing of things and take things as seriously as I did at the beginning of the year.”

Out of Juice: Students’ motivation declines in March

Sidney O'Rourke March 26, 2021

With March well underway, many students have begun to lose motivation to keep up with grades and their activities. In March, there are only a few holidays off from school, and no restful weeks off to break...

With takeout options available, the Dudley Chateau offers meals for the go. WSPN’s Emily Roberge reviews the well-known Wayland restaurant. “The Chat is my favorite restaurant in Wayland,” sophomore Charlotte Richter said. “I order take-out from there all the time.”

Restaurant Review: Dudley Chateau, a Wayland staple

Emily Roberge March 17, 2021

With the current restrictions on dining capacity, many small restaurants are suffering greatly to stay open. Everyday a ‘Mom and Pops’ place seems to shut down due to the on-going pandemic. The Dudley...

Texas is struggling to find warmth, food and clean water due to the cold temperatures and devastation the winter storms left. Many organizations are asking for donations to help Texans survive these storms. WSPN's Julia Raymond recommends picking an organization and donating to help people who are in desperate need.

5 ways to assist Texas through the winter storm disaster

Julia Raymond March 6, 2021

The Texas power outage is an ongoing issue causing a lack of food and water among Texas residents. Two weeks ago, two major winter storms swept through Texas and left nearly three million people without...

Due to earlier snowfall, recent WHS alumnus Josh Snyder initiated a local snow shoveling business, Wayland SnowBusters. Snyder and his team take advantage of the frequent snowfalls to help local families clear their driveways, walkways, stairs and more. “I did a lot of research on similar businesses, took the things I liked and fixed the things I didn't,'' Snyder said.

Wayland SnowBusters tackle recent New England storms

Tully Jay February 25, 2021

On Dec. 16, winter weather was in full swing, snow was rapidly falling and the next day's classes were moved to all-remote. While some students bemoaned the lost opportunity for a traditional snow day...

Reporter Olivia Tawakol asks students how they reacted to The Weeknd's 2021 Super Bowl halftime show.

MOTS: What are students’ favorite Super Bowl halftime shows?

Olivia Tawakol February 25, 2021

The 2021 Super Bowl halftime show featuring The Weeknd received ambivalent feedback. WHS students shared their thoughts on his performance as well as their favorite halftime shows from the past. The students'...

Five different acts participated in the 2021 Winter Week talent show, with talents ranging from music and dance to one-armed push-ups. COVID-19 restrictions forced the talent show to be virtual, but the Student Council members in charge and the participants still tried to make the best of the situation.

Student performers shine bright in the virtual talent show

Sidney O'Rourke and Katherine Kim February 17, 2021

Every year, Winter Week presents the annual talent show, where students and teachers showcase their extraordinary abilities in front of the entire school. From singing and dancing to peculiar skills, the...

Despite all of the unease due to the pandemic, the student council worked persistently to make Winter Week 2021 accessible for all. Although it was held in a virtual setting, the trivia game brought heaps of joy to many attendees. “I definitely enjoyed my time as host,

Trivia game strengthens student bonds over the screen

Olivia Tawakol and Jessie Feist February 13, 2021

In honor of Winter Week, members of the student council hosted a virtual trivia game on Thursday, Feb. 4. Classes that participated had one student join a zoom on behalf of their class to compete against...

Three months into hybrid learning, students are learning how to adjust to a new style of schooling.

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...

From Jan. 19. to Feb. 5, the Promise club is holding a cleaning supply drive to help homeless families in need. The supplies are desperately needed as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on using daily supplies. Masks and hand sanitizer are welcomed for donation.

Promise club calls WHS to action

Julia Raymond January 29, 2021

The Family Promise club is calling WHS to action this month as their drive approaches. The drive will run from Jan. 19 to Feb. 5. There will be a box outside the front office for the cleaning items to...

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