Wayland Student Press

  • Sophomore semi-formal to take place on Saturday, Oct.19 at Weston Golf Club
  • Student Council to host schoolwide lip sync battle on Monday, Oct. 21
  • No school on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for Yom Kippur
  • View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"
  • PSAT to be administered on Oct. 19 through WHS, see whstesting.com for details
  • Senior portraits due Oct. 18. See "WHS Yearbook Information" on the WHS homepage for details
  • New bell schedule implemented at WHS; blocks rotate and drop differently than the past
  • WSPN to release iPhone app on Oct. 1
  • Club fair to take place in the fieldhouse on Sept. 26

Beep Baseball: Wayland players help blind citizens play the game

Beep Baseball: Wayland players help blind citizens play the game

Ellie Tyska and Meredith Prince

October 16, 2019

Since the sport beep baseball was created in 1976 to allow the visually impaired to play on a real baseball team, it has spread across the globe, opening opportunities for millions despite their disability. Beep baseball is a form of baseball that uses a ball and bases that beep to allow blind people...

Analyzing anxiety at Wayland High

Analyzing anxiety at Wayland High

Caroline Lampert

October 2, 2019

School-induced anxiety is an issue present throughout the country. In Wayland specifically, the exceptionally high-achieving atmosphere of WHS can be suffocating. “Honestly, I don’t think it’s the school, I think it’s the town," school nurse Amy Schoeff said. "It’s high-functioning, high-level...

Navigating your future: A guide to college applications

Navigating your future: A guide to college applications

Jessica Reilly

September 25, 2019

It’s that time of year: seniors are in the thick of the college application process. For many, the days of college tours and exciting hypotheticals have transformed into a swath of work. College applications can not only be time consuming but also confusing. The process is different for everyone, so...

First impressions on the 2019-20 school changes (infographic)

First impressions on the 2019-20 school changes (infographic)

Christina Taxiarchis

September 17, 2019

WHS executed quite a few changes for the 2019-20 school year. The biggest adjustment for students these past few weeks have been the new school day start and end times. However, this change doesn't overshadow the new bell schedule, advisory schedule, the renovation of the turf field and numerous other...

3 senior boys defy convention on girl-dominated field hockey team

3 senior boys defy convention on girl-dominated field hockey team

Meredith Prince and Caitlin Newton

September 12, 2019

Around the world, field hockey is predominantly a male sport. But, in the United States, it is more common to see females choosing to pick up sticks and hit the field. Seniors Aiden Chitkara, and Zeke and Ethan Betancourt decided to go against American social norms and try out for the WHS field hockey...

Destruction of historic buildings causes controversy

Destruction of historic buildings causes controversy

Emily Chafe

June 20, 2019

The decision to raze two historic buildings in the Wayland Town Center has set off a contentious relationship between local preservationists and the Trinitarian Congregational Church. The Trinitarian Congregational Church’s former parsonage, built in 1903, and former Ewing office building, built...

Medical club infects WHS

Medical club infects WHS

Cammy Lehr

June 19, 2019

For many of us, joining a club is just another attribute to a college resumé, but the new medical club at WHS offers students who want to pursue a medical career a chance to learn about their passion. Junior Ciara Murphy created the club this year to fulfill her Girl Scout Gold Award project and...

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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