Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Warriorpedia: The fall musical

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Remmi Shaw, Broadcast Editor

November 21, 2019

Warriorpedia is WSPN's dictionary of traditions, events, practices and places commonly known across the WHS community. Term: The fall musical When: Last weekend of November Who: Wayland High School Theater Ensemble(WHSTE) What: The fall musical is a performance put on by WHSTE as their first...

Students wrap up quarter one

Nose deep into his work, sophomore Taylor Hsu finishes his final assignments to wrap up the first quarter. Like Hsu, many students are learning how to adapt to the upcoming year. “[Quarter one] was different than all the other years because as a senior, [it] means a lot more than any other grade,” senior Kyle Mabe said.

Katherine Clifford and Kaitlyn Mabe

November 20, 2019

As students walk through the media center, they notice the stress that lies within their peers’ faces. Nose deep into textbooks and cramming for quarter tests, students from every grade can relate to one thing: the pressure this time of year brings. This school year has brought numerous changes...

WHS welcomes new teachers

WHS welcomes new teachers

Allie Nunn

October 30, 2019

Entering the 2019-2020 school year, there have been many new changes solicited by the new start times, bell schedule and field renovations. This year, WHS also welcomed a number of new teachers. WSPN reporter Allie Nunn takes a look at three new teachers with very different stories and backgrounds.

WHS administrators visit UNC, efforts underway to diversify staff

Representatives from Wayland Public Schools flew down to NC to recruit teaching candidates of color. The trip was funded by a state grant. “We all recognize how very important it is that our faculty represent our student population– racially, culturally, et cetera,” Loker Principal Brian Jones said.

Joanna Barrow

October 28, 2019

A team of administrators from Wayland Public Schools visited the University of North Carolina this past May in an effort to recruit teaching candidates of color. Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham and the principals of Wayland Middle School, Claypit Hill and Loker made the trip to North Carolina...

Media Center cracks open covers on banned books

The books a part of the banned books display were wrapped in paper bags to hide their titles until until they were unveiled at the end of September. It is an annual tradition for the WHS Media Center to participate in Banned Books Week, an event organized by the American Library Association that celebrates the importance of reading freely and without censorship. “I think [students] are lucky in Wayland and Massachusetts to have such a wide variety of things they are able and encouraged to read either in class or for independent reading,

Emily Chafe

October 28, 2019

The WHS Media Center regularly exhibits a book display at the front of the library. Traditionally, the Media Center participates in Banned Books Week during the month of September, an annual event organized by the American Library Association that celebrates the freedom to read. While no books are...

3 boys become managers of girls varsity volleyball

Junior Porter Moody, senior Ryan Fuller and junior Michael Long have decided to take on the roles as team managers for the girls volleyball team. Working with a group of all girls has opened up their eyes to new experiences  that they wouldn't have had with their regular sports teams.

Ellie Tyska and Max Brande

October 22, 2019

For the majority of the varsity sports teams at Wayland High School, the role of the team manager(s) is assigned to those who wish to take up the position. While many may volunteer for the sake of being with their friends, the girls varsity volleyball team managers in juniors Porter Moody and Michae...

Beep Baseball: Wayland players help blind citizens play the game

A player on the Boston Renegades beep baseball team takes a cut to make contact with the ball. “It feels good knowing that I can apply something that I know, which is baseball, because they are pretty similar, the swings are the same, and it feels good that I can help out people who really do need as many coaches as they can,” junior Josh Schreiber said.

Meredith Prince and Ellie Tyska

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

Senior Arden Knapp pores over her notes and studies. Stress and anxiety are issues that many WHS students have come across. Guest writer Ryan Urato and Editor-in-Chief Kevin Wang give their takes on stress culture.

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

For seniors choosing college as their next step, applying can be a confusing process. As deadlines approach, some students have become stressed. WSPN has created a guide to help students navigate their way through the application process.

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)

WHS implemented numerous changes for the 2019-20 school year. The question is, what do students think about these changes?

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

Seniors Ethan Betancourt, Aiden Chitkara and Zeke Betancourt sport their field hockey uniforms. The boys are on the WHS varsity field hockey team, which is historically female-dominated.

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

The Trinitarian Congregational Church's former parsonage was built in 1903 and had been unused for seven years before its demolition. The Town Crier published a letter written to them by the Wayland Historic District Commission (WHDC), which expressed the WHDC's “extreme disappointment” with the demolition of the former parsonage and Ewing Building. “Once these buildings are demolished the historic fabric that makes up our community is altered forever,” the WHDC wrote in the letter. “The demolition of two historic houses, particularly, the former TCC Parsonage, known historically as the William H. Sayward, Jr. House, seems so short-sighted and insensitive to the heritage of our community.”

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...

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