Wayland Student Press

  • Sophomore Kyle Chen wins 2018 Freedom Prize

  • Four Assistant Superintendent candidates to visit WHS next week

  • Graduation begins for seniors at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3

  • Last day for seniors is May 25

  • K-Pop concert to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24

  • Fine Arts Night to take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21

  • Senior projects to be presented in The Commons at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Hailey Robinson and Kevin Wang

May 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Window Dance Ensemble's planned Tuesday, May 15 show date will take place one day earlier. The rescheduled orchestra concert will take its place. The concert, which was originally scheduled to occur on Apr. 10, needed to be moved after town administrators decided to extend the town meeting by one...

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Emma Dilanni and Caroline Lampert

May 11, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WHS students attended an assembly on Thursday, Apr. 26 during which Cara Filler, a youth motivational speaker, described her personal experience with reckless driving. When Filler was just 18 years old, her twin sister, Marin, was killed in a car collision when her boyfriend sped and hit another vehicle. Educating...

Juniors attend Career Colloquium

Juniors attend Career Colloquium

Hailey Robinson

May 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Juniors attended the Career Colloquium held by librarian Joanne Schmidt and guidance counselor Jim Girard on May 2 to look into future careers. According to Girard, the Career Colloquium is informative for students and helps them decide on possible electives they may take, college majors they may be...

WHS teachers respond to racist graffiti (video)

WHS teachers respond to racist graffiti (video)

Isabel Gitten

May 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN.TV

On Thursday, WHS teachers held an all-school assembly to read a joint letter in response to the racist graffiti found on the Timeline Tunnel.

UPDATED: Racist graffiti written on Timeline Tunnel

UPDATED: Racist graffiti written on Timeline Tunnel

Isabel Gitten

May 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Breaking News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, May 1, a WHS student reported racist graffiti on the Timeline Tunnel display in the history wing. The Timeline Tunnel display was set up for the METCO 50th anniversary celebration and depicted Wayland African-American history. The graffiti consisted of a racial slur written with permanent...

METCO 50th anniversary celebration to be held April 29

METCO 50th anniversary celebration to be held April 29

Isabel Gitten

April 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

On Sunday, April 29, Wayland High School will host the METCO 50th anniversary celebration from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the South Building. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a dance performance, a documentary highlighting former Wayland METCO students, a "Timeline Tunnel" in the Hist...

Math team qualifies for New England Championship Meet for first time since 2014

Math team qualifies for New England Championship Meet for first time since 2014

Emma Marton

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The WHS math team will participate in the New England Math Meet Championship on Friday, April 27 for the first time since 2014. Participants are determined by their final rankings in various state tournaments across the region, of which WHS placed fifth out of eight "Medium" schools in Massachusetts. “I...

Crozier to become superintendent of Sudbury after 17 years at Wayland

Crozier to become superintendent of Sudbury after 17 years at Wayland

Caitlin Newton, Caroline Raymond, and Emmie O'Shaughnessy

April 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Brad Crozier, the current assistant superintendent of Wayland, will leave his position at the end of the school year to become the K-8 superintendent for the Sudbury school district. Crozier has been Wayland’s assistant superintendent for 17 years. According to Crozier, accepting the position was...

Senior versus tech reactions to mosh pit accident

Senior versus tech reactions to mosh pit accident

Julia Callini, Julia Pak, and Caroline Raymond

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase, WSPN

Seniors ripped expensive theater equipment during the mosh pit on the first night of the Senior Show. Some seniors view this accident as a minor problem and think that the equipment can be replaced easily. The tech group, which spends more time working with the equipment, has differing opinions on the...

Sophomore spring dance canceled

Sophomore spring dance canceled

Julia Callini

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

The sophomore executive board cancelled the proposed sophomore spring dance through an announcement by President Ciara Murphy via Facebook on March 18. “The [dance] would not [have been] to try to top [sophomore semi-formal],” Murphy said. “The point would have been to just have a class gathering...

Wayland School Committee postpones articles on turf fields

Wayland School Committee postpones articles on turf fields

Caitlin Newton and Caroline Raymond

April 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Wayland School Committee agreed on Monday, April 2 to withdraw its articles on the new turf fields and postpone them to the fall town meeting. Chair of the school committee, Ellen Grieco, confirmed that this motion does not affect the timeline of the project itself, which will start in spring of...

New public library proposal voted down

New public library proposal voted down

Isabel Gitten, Kevin Wang, Jay Abdella, Julia Callini, and Nathan Zhao

April 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, In-Depth, News, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland citizens did not reach a two-thirds majority vote to move forward with the new public library proposal at the town meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Construction on the new library would have begun in 2019 and been completed in 2021. The new library's cost estimate was approximately $19 million. ...

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