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

MOTS: Student opinions on Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

MOTS: Student opinions on Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Meredith Prince and Caterina Tomassini

October 9, 2018

                  Junior Josh Snyder Where on the political spectrum do you fall? “In the middle, I’m open-minded.” What are your overall thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings? “At this point, I’d say [the accusations] co...

New teachers at WHS

New teachers at WHS

Caitlin Newton and Meredith Prince

October 3, 2018

With every new school year at WHS, new teachers specializing from math to science to supplementary teaching are welcomed into the Wayland community. New faces include math teacher Jacy Anzalone, biology teacher Julie VanRooyen and physics teacher Laura Kreutter. Each must adjust to the new and unique...

New T.A. Jack O’Rourke joins the Wayland Warriors

New T.A. Jack O’Rourke joins the Wayland Warriors

Christina Taxiarchis and Nicole Erdekian

October 3, 2018

After graduating last May from Curry College, Jack O’Rourke joined Wayland's Learning Resource Team (LRT) as a new teaching assistant at WHS this fall. He will also be working with the boys’ football team as an assistant coach. “I go to a few classes based on students that are in our LRT and...

Unconventional athletes at WHS

Unconventional athletes at WHS

Hailey Robinson and Caitlin Newton

September 28, 2018

Although WHS offers almost 20 sports through the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, some students choose to participate in athletic programs and sports that are not offered at WHS. Sophomore Talia Camiel does Rocket Cheer, a cheerleading team that competes at a national level. “When...

MOTS: New Clubs at WHS

MOTS: New Clubs at WHS

Hailey Robinson

September 25, 2018

          Junior Stone Harris: Sports Analysis Club   Senior Evan Malkin: Ultimate Frisbee Club/Team   Junior Kayla Poulsen: Interact Club Sophomore Jay Provost: Sports Management Club ...

Student Council’s changes and plans for the year

Student Council’s changes and plans for the year

Nicole Erdekian and Christos Belibasakis

September 20, 2018

Student Council President Amanda Armstrong and Vice President Gage Fuller decided in accordance with Student Council adviser Eric Wolven to move Student Council meeting times for the 2018-2019 school year. Armstrong, Fuller and Wolven met over the summer and finalized the decision to move the after...

“Next Up, RYANVIII:” Junior Ryan Dowling is making waves in the music world

“Next Up, RYANVIII:” Junior Ryan Dowling is making waves in the music world

Christina Taxiarchis

September 18, 2018

To most people other than the 1600 or so followers he has accumulated on SoundCloud, the name "RYANVIII" may not be a common one. However, that may change in the near future. Junior Ryan Dowling, who goes by RYANVIII in the music world, started producing songs at age 15 and has already made himself known...

How middle school teachers prepare students for WHS

How middle school teachers prepare students for WHS

Caitlin Newton, Caterina Tomassini, and Emma Nallet

September 6, 2018

High school is a big step up from middle school, and sometimes it can be difficult to learn how to manage the amount of work and how to adapt to a new environment. That’s why teachers at Wayland Middle School do their most to prepare students for their new school. For science teacher Jennifer Nichols,...

School shootings and student safety

School shootings and student safety

Joyce Wu

June 20, 2018

February 14, 2018. Armed with an AR-15, Nikolas Cruz enters Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Over the course of just six minutes, he takes 17 lives. Over the course of just six minutes, the school’s security fails to stop a single 19-year-old from entering the school armed, taking multiple shots...

Naomi Rosenthal: 32 years of watching students grow

Naomi Rosenthal: 32 years of watching students grow

Caitlin Newton, Caroline Raymond, and Joyce Wu

June 19, 2018

After 32 years of teaching, LRT teacher Naomi Rosenthal is set to retire at the end of this school year. With the bulk of her time being at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, Rosenthal worked at both Wayland Middle School for five years and Wayland High School for six years. “Although I loved...

Ten ways to stay motivated near the end of the school year

Ten ways to stay motivated near the end of the school year

Tamira English and Amira English

June 18, 2018

1. Remind yourself of your goals; stay on track! In the last stretch of the year, it’s easy to lose momentum in school. Refrain from letting your anticipation of summer obstruct you from meeting your aspirations; remember to see the big picture. Remind yourself of that GPA you wanted to attain...

The planning behind graduation

The planning behind graduation

Caitlin Newton and Julia Callini

June 3, 2018

The final page of the chapter for high school students is graduation day. Twelve years of work are dedicated toward this day, and the pressure is high to make it an unforgettable event. However, there is a process that is followed to ensure the program runs smoothly. The graduation planning for...

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