• January 10Classes will dismiss for break the week of Monday, Feb. 21 and will resume Monday, Feb. 28
  • 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

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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The lot where Lees Farm Stand used to reside. The  structure that used to house the market is now empty. The structure has been preserved during its inactive period and will be now fully renovated and transformed into the new farm stand.

Lee’s Farm Stand reblooms

Nina Wilson January 21, 2022

Show almost any long term Wayland citizen the sign scripted with “Lee’s Farm Market,” and they would instantly be able to tell you its location in town. This sign stands in a small vacant lot with...

A freshman history class taught by Sarah Lee begins their studies on the Boxer Rebellion amid the return from the holiday break. Freshmen students have been learning to adjust their schedules for the workload from multiple classes. “It’s very different, there’s a lot more free range, freshman Jordynn Lee said. “The teachers give us a lot more freedom, and the students are very different too.”

Freshmen reflect on the academic transition from middle school to high school

Reva Datar January 18, 2022

With first semester drawing to a close, the freshmen at Wayland High School have had time to reflect on their academic transition to high school. They have many thoughts on how they performed over the...

Junior exchange student Anna Guthmann and sophomore Miguel Kast Puga moved to Wayland in the middle of Aug. from countries outside of North America. The bottom image shows Kast Puga standing with his dad in Santiago, Chile, and the top right photo shows him with a friend. The top left image is from Guthmanns school in Munich, Germany. Both have had to adjust to the new environment, academics and language change. “On my first day of school, a lot of people came up to me and introduced themselves,” Guthmann said. “It was really fun.”

Transfer students adjust to their life in America

Sasha Libenzon December 16, 2021

Moving to a new school is already hard, as it comes with adjusting to a different environment. For some new students at Wayland High School this year, the move isn't just into a new school district: it's...

The tree decorated by local girl scout troop at the Grout-Heard House. The Grout-Head House was the first stop along the annual Holiday Open-House hosted by a collaborative of town organizations.

Local organizations host town’s annual Holiday Open House

Joanna Barrow and Emily Chafe December 15, 2021

In a joint effort by multiple town organizations, the Wayland Historical Society, the Wayland Free Public Library, Arts Wayland, the Wayland Depot and the First Parish in Wayland hosted the annual Wayland...

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Alliance Club hosted Anonymous Ask, an event in the auditorium where WHS students asked panelists about sex, gender, relationships and many other topics. The event was held entirely in the dark, except for lights on the panelists, to use anonymity as encouragement for students to ask questions that they otherwise may feel too awkward or uncomfortable to ask. I definitely feel that there’s a big need [for this event],” librarian assistant and co-advisor of Alliance Kassie Wright said. For one, this school teaches abstinence, which is great and I definitely think is good, but we also have to be realistic and know that there are kids who are going to be practicing sex and this is a way to teach them safe sex, safe gender, safe things about their relationships [and] any type of thing that they may not have known.

Alliance Club hosts “Anonymous Ask”

Emily Chafe, Kally Proctor, and Reva Datar December 13, 2021

The lights are all off, casting the auditorium in darkness. The lack of light hides the faces of students in the audience, barely visible beyond a sheer outline created by the small, rather dim glow sticks...

As WHS works through its 2021-2022 school year, students have experienced a large amount of stress while balancing classwork and after school activities. The stress students have been dealing with has been affecting students physical and mental health. “I havent found a permanent way to deal with the stress from school and as things progress, I find myself needing to find that permanent solution soon, sophomore Anjali Tandon said. “Some teachers dont have any regard for the stress that students are under, completely forgetting that students have other classes.”

The Stress Epidemic at WHS

Sophia Oppenheim November 24, 2021

Imagine you're a WHS student. Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. You get up, get ready for school and arrive at WHS by 8:30. You attend all six blocks of classes. The school day ends, but you still have to...

Recently delivered dodgeballs wait to be inflated for the SADD tournament on Saturday evening. The annual event was disrupted due to COVID-19, but it has returned after two years. “Our goal for the dodgeball tournament is to raise money for our club so we have the ability to do fun events later in the year,” senior Haley Melvin said.

SADD to host first dodgeball tournament fundraiser since 2018

Sneha Saju and Alyssa Ao November 19, 2021

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is holding its first fundraising event of the school year tomorrow at 7 p.m., a spirit week dodgeball tournament. This will be SADD’s first annual dodgeball...

Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven, Wayland High School grad class of 2006, at a rally for state house transparency in June 2021. Uyterhoeven serves in the Massachusetts legislature. Uyterhoeven was inaugurated on Jan. 6 2021. I firmly believe its not just about electing me and then i just do whatever I want, Uyterhoeven said. I work hand in hand with constituents. 

Credit: Joanna Barrow

WHS Grad Erika Uyterhoeven fights for equity in the MA legislature

Joanna Barrow November 17, 2021

Wayland High School graduate Erika Uyterhoeven, class of 2004, was inaugurated as the is the representative for 27th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in Jan. 2021. Since...

Freshman Alex Irwin (back left), sophomore Bethany Foreman (back middle), sophomore Ben Monhkern (back right), junior Eva Marobella (front left), senior Sammy Janoff (front right) and dog Penny Panzano rehearse a college scene for Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde is the first WHSTE production that will include live animals as part of the cast. Penny Panzano plays the lead character Elles beloved Chihuahua, Bruiser, and bulldog Mo Martins plays character Paulette Bonafontés dog Rufus. “If the dog does something unexpected, Im very into that,” WHSTE Director Aidan O’Hara said. “As long as the humans dont break character, I think its all in fun, and I think that’s what makes live theater really interesting.”

WHSTE’s ‘Legally Blonde’: Casting Canines

Nadya Chase, Aimee Smith, and Annabelle Zhang November 16, 2021

As the cast of 'Legally Blonde' rehearses their bows, the faint taps of bulldog Mo Martins’ paws synchronize with senior Finn Morneweck’s musical cue to lead her on stage. Morneweck and Mo briskly...

The Lauren Dunne Astley memorial mosaic at Wayland High School, which can be found in the courtyard adjoining the Commons. Designed by Astley’s close friends and teachers, the mosaic contains small details that represent Astley to them, like the Starbucks symbol hidden in the green glass on the left. “I think of Lauren often, especially when I walk past that glittering Wayland High School mosaic her friends and teacher collectively crafted in her memory,” retired WHS history teacher Kevin Delaney said during the 10 year anniversary remembrance for Astley that was held over the summer.  “As I walk through the courtyard and see that sunshine daisy radiating over a blue horizon, I remember the bright fin loving and inquisitive student arriving late to my US history class bearing a sheepish grin and an extra large coffee in hand.” This past July marks the ten year anniversary of Laurens death and the memorial funds creation.

Ten years later, the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund keeps Lauren’s legacy alive

Joanna Barrow, Sophia Oppenheim, and Emily Roberge November 10, 2021

On the bottom of the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund’s website is a video of Astley performing a solo with the Wayland High School's female a capella group, The Muses. She stands at the center of a...

Senior Grace Stephenson as a ghoul-scout when she was in elementary school. Stephenson has always loved Halloween and creating homemade costumes. I like the spooky season, Stephenson said. I think my mom and I get competitive about it. Not against each other, but we want to make a good costume. We want to be the best.

Grace Stephenson: “We want to make a good costume. We want it to be the best.”

Joanna Barrow November 5, 2021

Since the age of six months old, senior Grace Stephenson has sported elaborate, handmade costumes for Halloween. The work begins over the summer, when Stephenson and her mom Fiona Stephenson brainstorm...

With more sign-ups than any other club this year, Photography Culb, though created this year, hopes to live up to the expectations of those who signed up. We hope that those who join enjoy their experience as member of our club, President Jasper Scherz said.

Capturing students’ interest: new photography club launches

Jonathan Zhang and Brasen Chi October 13, 2021

Following the congregation of numerous clubs and organizations at the club fair, where club leaders shared information with prospective members, some new clubs attracted the attention of many. One of these...

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