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"

Medical club infects WHS

Junior Ciara Murphy is the first at WHS to implement a new club focusing on medical needs. The Medical Club meets after school on Wednesdays, and students learn about medicine from real medical professionals.

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

Sophomore Julia Mele snaps a picture with her House of Dance competitive hip-hop team at a dance competition.

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

Students at WHS have developed in interest in the possibility of a senior prom similar to other high schools.

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

Wayland High School practices the ALICE protocol to prepare students for emergency situations that people around the country are experiencing. “Such a strong part of our school is how tight our community is. Our goal is for students to feel connected to the school, [for] students to feel connected to their teachers, [for students to] feel they can share things with their teachers and [for students to] feel supported,” Principal Allyson Mizoguchi said.

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

Some WHS students have decided to intern this summer for a variety of reasons.

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...

WHS seniors reflect on the college application process

With the 2018-19 school year heading into the home stretch, WHS seniors prepare to head off to college in the fall. After a difficult college application process, the Class of 2019 offers advice to other students preparing to begin the college application process.

Josh Schreiber

May 17, 2019

Applying to college is a complicated process that requires a lot of decisions. That is the consensus of the Class of 2019. With the majority of the seniors having decided where they will be heading off to college next fall, they look back on the strenuous process of college applications. While starting...

WHS seniors set to take to the skies

Pictured above is a squadron of US Air Force Thunderbirds. Instead of attending a typical four-year university, some WHS seniors plan to enlist or attend a military academy next year. “I want to serve my country,” Senior Mikel Reese said. “Both [of] my grandparents were in the Navy. I have that sort of pride of wanting to do something and make a change in the world.”

Alex Janoff

May 16, 2019

Since the end of the college decision process, many graduating seniors have begun thinking about potential college roommates or important dorm room commodities. Instead of preparing for the civilian workforce, a number of WHS seniors plan to spend the next few years either as an enlisted recruit or a...

Athlete of the Month: Michael Lampert

Boys varsity lacrosse captain Michael Lampert cradles the ball as an opposing player attempts to steal the ball. He runs while using his size to his advantage, looking for an opening to throw the ball for a play. “I would say my biggest challenge has been people doubting my size,” Lampert said. “I have overcome this by doing extra workouts to show people that I can use my size to my advantage.”

Joanna Barrow and Alyssa Dickstein

May 15, 2019

Senior Michael Lampert recently became the top scoring player ever to play lacrosse at Wayland High School. In fact, Lampert’s love of lacrosse even predates the existence of Wayland’s youth lacrosse league, so when Lampert first decided to start playing lacrosse, he had to venture outside of Wayland...

Wayland’s Iron Dome

Pictured above is the

Kevin Wang, Christina Taxiarchis, and Carly Camphausen

May 13, 2019

Politicians often speak of bridging the divide between the suburbs and the cities, the wealthy and the poor, the white and the black. Different types of isolation that certain towns or even schools encounter can vary from social to academic issues. A town can become exposed to these issues due to population...

WHS students give back to their community

Pictured above is the WHS Academic Center. Students at WHS can complete their volunteer hours in many different ways, one of which involves tutoring in the Academic Center. “I think that 20 to 30 hours is a good amount of time considering the requirement is not a yearly thing,” sophomore Erin Hines said. “It feels really good to help out those in need or those in a not so ideal situation. The more I volunteer, the more I love it.”

Alex Janoff and Cammy Lehr

May 8, 2019

WHS requires students to complete 30 hours of community service throughout their four years at the high school. Where, when and how students choose to volunteer is up to them, and WHS students have engaged in a variety of activities for community service. Sophomore Erin Hines has been volunteering...

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