Wayland Student Press

  • Math department goes back on newly instituted policy, will hand out tests to students

  • Boys' basketball wins Bellingham tournament, improves to 4-2

  • School Committee violated state law according to state attorney general Maura Healey

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

ICYMI: Week of January 7

ICYMI: Week of January 7

Kevin Wang

January 14, 2019


Filed under Articles, In Case You Missed It, News, Showcase, WSPN

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe delve into Assistant Principal James Nocito's impact on WHS as he prepares to retire at the end of the year. Nocito will have spent three years at WHS and 34 years in public education. Chafe travels n...

Cultivating connections: James Nocito’s time at WHS

Cultivating connections: James Nocito’s time at WHS

Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe

January 9, 2019


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Assistant Principal James Nocito will be retiring at the end of this school year after dedicating 34 years to public education and three years to Wayland High School. Although he will be missed by staff and students, many are excited for Nocito and his next steps. “I’m happy for him,” Guidance...

Immersion: Spanish at Claypit Hill School

Immersion: Spanish at Claypit Hill School

Emily Chafe

January 9, 2019


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Claypit Hill School introduced a Spanish immersion program to a class of kindergarten students this year. Instead of teaching language traditionally using vocabulary lists and verb tenses, the students learn Spanish through repetition and exposure. According to class teacher Kerry Davis, the program...

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

Nathan Zhao

January 2, 2019


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Mid Year Exams will be held from Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Friday, Jan. 25. Please find the schedule above or at the link below. Note that there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 21 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Quarter Two testing days will be the week before. The specific days for each subject ...

Lee to retire after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools

Lee to retire after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools

Caterina Tomassini

December 20, 2018


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Happy Hollow Elementary School Principal James Lee will be retiring at the end of June after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools. After teaching in the Special Education department for six years and working multiple years in regular education at Claypit Hill Elementary, Lee was offered the position...

ICYMI: Week of Dec. 3

ICYMI: Week of Dec. 3

Kevin Wang

December 10, 2018


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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Joanna Barrow and CJ Brown examined the efforts of the "Sages and Seekers" program in closing the societal and cultural ga...

Students give back to daycare community with holiday cheer

Students give back to daycare community with holiday cheer

Jess Reilly

December 9, 2018


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The language department will visit the Yawkey Center daycare in Dorchester on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Department Head Melissa Bryant will lead the group attending this annual tradition, which is made up of 22 students. “[The trip] has been going on for over 40 years, so it’s been going on for a long...

Debate team collects silver bid to national tournament

Debate team collects silver bid to national tournament

Caterina Tomassini

December 9, 2018


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Two students from the WHS Debate team recently earned the school’s first silver bid to the Tournament of Champions (TOC). Senior co-captain Andy Wang and his partner, sophomore Atharva Weling, have collected one out of two bids necessary to compete in the national tournament held at the University...

News Brief: Ski teams to hold Ski Swap

News Brief: Ski teams to hold Ski Swap

Kevin Wang

December 7, 2018


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The Alpine and Nordic ski teams will be holding their annual "Ski Swap" on Saturday, Dec. 8 to fundraise for practices and races. Students may drop off any lightly used or unused Alpine or Nordic ski equipment at the WHS Commons from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The teams note that they can...

News Brief: Nocito to retire after three years at WHS

News Brief: Nocito to retire after three years at WHS

Kevin Wang

December 7, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, News Brief, Showcase, WSPN

Assistant Principal James Nocito will retire during the summer of 2019 after three years at WHS and 34 years in public education. He announced his decision to faculty members on Monday, Dec. 3, and Principal Allyson Mizoguchi notified the student body on the same day. As an administrator, Nocito highly va...

Students and local seniors bridge age gap in Wayland

Students and local seniors bridge age gap in Wayland

Joanna Barrow and CJ Brown

December 4, 2018


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A new program at WHS called “Sages and Seekers” brings together local seniors, or “Sages,” and high school students, or “Seekers.” The program is intended to help bridge today’s generation with longtime residents. By fostering discussion and sharing experiences, the students and seniors...

ICYMI: Week of Nov. 26

ICYMI: Week of Nov. 26

Kevin Wang

December 3, 2018


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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Nathan Zhao broke the outcome of the School Committee vote on next year's school start times. The committee voted 4-1 in favor to change school times to begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m. while retaining an early release on Wednesda...

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