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The WHS powderpuff tradition has been under scrutiny by administration. If there were a way for us to make this a fully safe event that celebrated our students and brought our communities together, then the school would sanction it, Principal Allyson Mizoguchi said. We just have not been successful at doing that.

Powderpuff: Past, present and future

Genevieve Morrison November 23, 2022

The Wayland-Weston powderpuff flag football game is a WHS tradition, but it has come under fire in recent years with several concerns about the safety and merits of the game. Last year, administration...

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Nadya Chase summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

ICYMI: Week of November 14 – Powderpuff reservation canceled, lunch controversy and “Godspell”

Nadya Chase November 21, 2022

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Nadya Chase summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Staff Reporters Tina Su and Hallie...

Spirit Week is an annual WHS tradition that includes themed days and a pep rally.

Spirit Week preview

Katya Luzarraga November 21, 2022

The Wayland High School student council will hold its annual Spirit Week from Monday, Nov. 21 until Wednesday, Nov. 23. During this time, there will be three psyches that students can choose to participate...

Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham sends an email to Wayland Public Schools families regarding the distribution of free at-home COVID-19 tests.

News Brief: WPS sends out free at-home COVID-19 tests

Nadya Chase November 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham sent out an email to Wayland Public Schools families about distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be distributed to families...

Powderpuff players and coaches gather for a meeting to discuss the cancellation of the turf reservation. I think that its really unfair, senior player Ashley Rice said.

Breaking News: Powderpuff field reservation canceled

Genevieve Morrison November 18, 2022

This article has been updated. The permit to use the WHS turf in the annual powderpuff game, has reportedly been canceled. The game is being carried out as a non-school sanctioned event, as administration...

After a post on the Wayland Community Forum Facebook page, Wayland parents share their concerns around lunches at Wayland Public Schools. In a town where most of our tax dollars are directed towards the school, I would hope that we could offer higher quality, more nutritious and more diverse lunches to our children,” Wayland parent Merline Bhukhanwala said.

Food fight: The concerns surrounding WPS lunches

Selena Liu November 18, 2022

For years, the quality and quantity of school lunches in the Wayland Public Schools district has received both praise and criticism. However, a recent Wayland Community Forum Facebook post by an anonymous...

Before allowing Wayland High School students to join the National Honor Society (NHS), eligible students must fill out an official application. “The application for Wayland NHS seems to be representative of the expectations in the actual society,” junior Katie Pralle said. “I’m curious to see what NHS is actually like, if I get accepted.”

Wayland NHS: Application requirements for 2022-2023 school year

Tina Su and Hallie Luo November 17, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 23, Wayland High School juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher were emailed an official invitation to apply for the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS)....

Weekly Breakdown Episode 64: Super Wednesday and SADD annual Dodgeball Tournament

Weekly Breakdown Episode 64: Super Wednesday and SADD annual Dodgeball Tournament

Lucy Grasso, Abby Raftery, and Morgen Warner November 15, 2022

wspn · Weekly Breakdown Episode 64: Super Wednesday and SADD Annual Dodgeball Tournament In this weekly podcast, WSPN reporters Lucy Grasso, Morgen Warner and Abby Raftery break down each week’s...

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Nadya Chase summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

ICYMI: Week of November 7 – School Committee meeting, peer mediation program and semi-formal

Nadya Chase November 14, 2022

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Nadya Chase summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN’s Aimee Smith reported...

Infographic: How do WHS students celebrate Veterans Day?

Aimee Smith November 11, 2022

WSPN's Aimee Smith shares an infographic about WHS Veterans Day plans.

On Nov. 10, the Wayland School Committee held a special session meeting, made public at the request of Dr. Easy.

School Committee votes to keep Superintendent Easy in role during investigation

Genevieve Morrison November 11, 2022

On Nov. 10, Wayland’s School Committee was called into an executive session, which was switched to a public, open session at the request of Superintendent Dr. Omar Easy. The committee voted on whether...

At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, several Wayland buses were consistently late to school. “I’ve missed class and had to get a tardy pass because my bus was late,” junior Nora Edouarzin said. “If [the bus] could come to my house earlier, it would be beneficial.”

A late start: The impact of buses on Wayland High School students

Tina Su November 10, 2022

At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Wayland High School bus riders faced problems with the buses arriving at WHS after the official start of the school day. These bus issues caused some students...

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