Wayland Student Press

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

  • WHSPO votes to withdraw prom bus subsidization to Class of 2020

  • Parents request $18,000 in donations for "Late Night" after prom

  • Replacement candidates for Assistant Principal Nocito interview on March 13-14

Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Kevin Wang

March 19, 2019


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

WSPN News Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the relationship between WPS educators, including teachers, administrators, School Committee members and central office members. He particularly explored their primary impact on the WHS community. The story is organized into three parts: Peo...

Bostonian reunited with biological family after 16 years speaks at WHS

Bostonian reunited with biological family after 16 years speaks at WHS

Cammy Lehr

March 5, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Writer and producer Nelson de Witt traveled to WHS to tell his life story on Feb. 8. During the span of the morning, de Witt talked to some of the language classes. Within his presentation, he talked about how he believes in the power of stories because people can relate and find comfort in them that...

WSPN hosts ACT practice test on March 2

WSPN hosts ACT practice test on March 2

Caterina Tomassini

March 1, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN plans to host its practice test fundraiser in conjunction with Revolution Prep on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wayland High School. Registration is open to all students and will cost $20 with all proceeds going toward WSPN. This full-length, timed practice test aims to familiarize...

Celebrating Black History Month at WHS

Celebrating Black History Month at WHS

Aiden Chitkara

February 27, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Every February, the US celebrates Black History Month. The goal of the celebration is to remember important people and events throughout the history of African Americans. Every year, more people join in the celebration of the black community. This year, the National Hockey League (NHL) is celebrating...

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

Kyle Chen and Aiden Chitkara

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

For each of the past four years, the WHS Student Council has picked a schoolwide movie to be played during Winter Week. This year’s featured picture was "Hidden Figures," a 2017 Oscar nominee. The movie takes place in 1961 and tells the story of three African-American women who work behind the scenes...

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

CJ Brown

February 12, 2019


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

Boys varsity lacrosse head coach Marcus Craigwell has left Wayland High School and taken the head coaching position for Boston College High School. BC High won the Division I state championship in 2018, and Craigwell will replace Steve Lydon as head coach of the powerhouse program. Craigwell spent four...

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

Christos Belibisakis and Josh Schreiber

January 31, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Students took part in library stress relief arts and crafts activities on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Library Media Center. This is the first year that arts and crafts have taken place in the media center during winter week. The activities were organized by librarians Jennifer Guardino, Joanne Schmidt...

District school buses relocate

District school buses relocate

Christos Belibasakis

January 29, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Wayland Public Schools is searching for a place where the district’s school buses can be parked, as the transfer station that the school system is currently using has been sold. “The town’s owned property, called the transfer station, has been sold and is being developed into residential housing,...

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe

January 29, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Michelle Vanslette came to WHS during fifth and sixth block on Monday to discuss essential skills for adult life and share knowledge about college for students. “When you graduate from high school, you have a lot more freedom but also a lot more responsibility,” Vanslette said. “And so I just...

Exclusive: Winter Week 2019 schedule preview

Exclusive: Winter Week 2019 schedule preview

Caterina Tomassini

January 24, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Editor's Note: As student council has not completely finalized the Winter Week schedule, the following events are subject to change, and this article will be updated as the council adds additional events, labeled "UPDATE."  Click here for the winter week bell schedule. Monday Fifth block: Juniors will participate in an MVP discussion regardi...

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 10, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

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...

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