• January 4Students who wish to be COVID-19 tested weekly at school must enroll by Jan. 14
  • January 4Seniors and juniors who wish to take the SAT at WHS must register by Friday, Jan. 8
  • January 4Quarter 2 to end on Jan. 29, 2021
  • December 23Cohort A to attend school on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to make up for MLK Day
  • November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2

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Weekly Breakdown Episode 12: MLK Day and Mysterious Potatoes

Weekly Breakdown Episode 12: MLK Day and Mysterious Potatoes
Ellie Smith, Jacqueline Cahaly, and Deirdre Brown January 19, 2021

In this weekly podcast, WSPN’s reporters Ellie Smith, Deirdre Brown and Jackie Cahaly break down each week’s Wayland news in a timely manner to keep you in the know. wspn · Weekly Breakdown Episode...

Winter Week to occur despite no midterms

Despite the fact that Wayland High School will not be conducting their annual midterm exams this year, Winter Week will still be happening to give students a chance to relax after finishing their first semester. 

“We are operating a school in a global pandemic, many high schools would cancel and avoid the challenge of planning something like this,” Cole said. “So if anything...  I hope the Wayland High School community is grateful to the students and teachers who are working to make this week happen.”
Brasen Chi January 18, 2021

After the news of no midterms in the 2020-2021 school year spread, many students were saddened by the belief that there would be no Winter Week as a consequence. Although Winter Week will not include the...

ICYMI: Week of January 11- Superintendent finalists, Asians on Air, biking to Philadelphia

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Taylor McGuire summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.
Taylor McGuire January 18, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Taylor McGuire summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Editor Taylor McGuire dove...

Get to know the WPS superintendent finalists

Following the announcement that current Superintendent Arthur Unobskey would no longer be working in Wayland after the 2020-2021 school year, the School Committee has worked hard to narrow the applicants down to a final three. The finalists will be able to virtually visit Wayland and converse with parents, faculty and students over Zoom, and a final decision will hopefully be made by the middle of January 2021.
Taylor McGuire January 13, 2021

After just a few years working in the Wayland Public Schools, Superintendent Arthur Unobskey informed Wayland families that he would not be furthering his career in Wayland after the 2020-2021 school year....

WHS seniors plant the seed for entrepreneurship

Yearning for a taste of what real entrepreneurs experience, Wayland High School seniors Cassie McGonagle, Kathleen Tobin and Mia Mazokopos ventured out and started their very own flower farming business.
Taylor McGuire January 12, 2021

Wanting to utilize their final year of high school to its greatest potential, seniors Cassie McGonagle, Mia Mazokopos and Kathleen Tobin took the initiative to found their own flower farming business....

Weekly Breakdown Episode 11: Coronavirus Updates and Sports Games Rundown

Weekly Breakdown Episode 11: Coronavirus Updates and Sports Games Rundown
Ellie Smith, Jacqueline Cahaly, and Deirdre Brown January 12, 2021

In this weekly podcast, WSPN’s reporters Ellie Smith, Deirdre Brown and Jackie Cahaly break down the week's news to keep you in the know about what's going on in Wayland. wspn · Weekly Breakdown...

ICYMI: Week of January 4- COVID-19 testing, accepting the election, food insecurity

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Taylor McGuire summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.
Taylor McGuire January 11, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Taylor McGuire summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Brasen Chi and Isabella...

COVID-19 testing program to begin in schools in late January

As an added safety measure, The Wayland Public Schools will be offering an optional COVID-19 testing program where students and staff can be tested weekly starting in late January.
Taylor McGuire January 5, 2021

As an added safety precaution for COVID-19, The Wayland Public Schools plan to launch a voluntary COVID-19 testing program for K-12 students and faculty. This program is not in place of other safety measures...

Weekly Breakdown 11: Holiday Travels & Superintendent Search

Weekly Breakdown 11: Holiday Travels & Superintendent Search
Ellie Smith, Deirdre Brown, and Jacqueline Cahaly January 5, 2021

In this weekly podcast, WSPN’s reporters Ellie Smith, Deirdre Brown and Jackie Cahaly break down each week’s Wayland news in a timely manner to keep you in the know. wspn · Weekly Breakdown 11:...

A new face in the Library Media Center: Meet Kassie Wright

After former librarian Pam Miller's retirement, WHS found Kassie Wright to fill her librarian position. Wright is very glad she was able to fulfill this position in such a new and different time. 
“I have always wanted to work in a library, so I am beyond excited, to say the least,” Wright said.
Julia Raymond January 5, 2021

After many years at WHS, former library assistant Pam Miller has retired. Filling Miller’s position will be Kassie Wright, who will be working alongside Joanne Schmidt in the Library Media Center. Wright...

Students’ reactions to a full quarter of hybrid learning

With one quarter of hybrid learning finished, students had some differing opinions on how it went.
Brasen Chi and Isabella Ciasullo January 5, 2021

With a full quarter of hybrid learning finished as of Nov. 13, students’ opinions on the hybrid learning model are very mixed. Some students feel that the school should go back to an all-remote learning...

All schools but the middle school to be hybrid on Monday, Jan. 4

An emergency town meeting between the Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, school committee, town administrator, and other public health officials was held today to discuss how Wayland Public Schools would return to school on Jan. 4. After several hours of discussion, each board suggested to superintendent Arthur Unobskey that WPS should remain in hybrid format unless the school does not have sufficient medical coverage. All schools except the middle school, which will be remote, will hold in person classes on Monday.
Joanna Barrow January 2, 2021

All Wayland Public Schools except for WMS will continue to learn via the prior hybrid model on Monday, Jan 4. The decision was ultimately made by superintendent Arthur Unobskey after a joint emergency...

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