• August 29WHS to begin classes Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year
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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Many young children are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 due to the Pfizer vaccine approval. “Several kids in my class have already received the vaccine or are scheduled to get it,” an anonymous Happy Hollow teacher said.

Pfizer vaccine approval passes for five to eleven age group

Selena Liu November 23, 2021

The CDC announced its approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine for children ages five through eleven on Nov. 2, 2021. Many believe this is a vital step in decreasing America’s COVID-19 cases...

Weekly Breakdown Episode 34: Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Football

Weekly Breakdown Episode 34: Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Football

Emma Zocco, Abby Raftery, and Mischa Lee November 23, 2021

In this weekly podcast, WSPN reporters Abby Raftery, Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco break down each week’s Wayland news in a timely manner to keep you in the know. wspn · Weekly Breakdown Episode 34:...

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

ICYMI: Week of November 15 – End of quarter one, Legally Blonde and meet the semi dates

Tess Alongi November 22, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Co-Editor-in-Chief Garrett Spooner...

WHS students will participate in spirt week starting Monday, Nov. 21.

News Brief: Spirit Week

Delia Caulfield November 21, 2021

Student Council will run its annual Spirit Week starting Monday, Nov. 21. The week will include three psyches as well as color blast and a jam-packed special schedule on Wednesday. Each day of the week...

This year’s WPSF Turkey Trot is virtual and will be held from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Its purpose is to raise money for the Wayland public schools and to be a fun, family-friendly event. “Participants will have 10 days to run or trot the race of their choosing,” WPSF President Marcia Irwin said. “The right time of day is the time that is most convenient for you and your family and friends.”

WPSF hosts second annual turkey trot

Annabelle Zhang November 20, 2021

The second annual Wayland Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) Turkey Trot returns starting Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The event is virtual, and runners may submit their run times through the WPSF Turkey Trot...

Freshmen Noah Notargiacomo, Donovan Mason, Peyton Moran and Jaden Kaufman work together to solve a math problem from their homework during study hall. Students use conference rooms during their study halls to get work done in quieter areas with friends.

Freshmen navigate the first quarter of their high school experience

Emma Zocco and Mischa Lee November 18, 2021

The academic demand increase from the Wayland Middle School to the Wayland High School has always been a challenge for many students during their freshman year, and some feel that COVID-19 made this adjustment...

The cafeteria tables return to the commons at WHS. These tables have not been in the commons since before the start of the pandemic. “I have been waiting to sit by the windows since my freshman year so I am excited to do that and I hope underclassmen don’t take the tables,” senior Madeeha Syeda said. “It is one more sign of normality coming back to the school year so that is exciting.”

The slow return to normalcy: cafeteria tables come back to WHS

Tess Alongi, Emily Roberge, and Charlotte Thirman November 17, 2021

For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the lunch tables have been brought back to WHS. The COVID-19 pandemic forced WHS to take away the tables and bring in desks so that students could...

The opening to the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey shows on a computer screen. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, all WHS students took the online survey during advisory block. We’re excited that it was online this year, so we are hoping that we get the findings much earlier, Mizoguchi said. We tried to set a tone of ‘this is so helpful to us, please fill it out honestly’ so I’m hopeful that students felt safe enough to take it.

WHS administers health survey, seeks information about the well-being of students

Garrett Spooner November 16, 2021

With the goal of seeking methods to improve the overall health of students, Wayland High School administered the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Students took the survey during an...

Weekly Breakdown Episode 33: Preseason Sports and SADD Dodgeball Tournament

Weekly Breakdown Episode 33: Preseason Sports and SADD Dodgeball Tournament

Abby Raftery, Mischa Lee, and Emma Zocco November 16, 2021

wspn · Weekly Breakdown Episode 33: Preseason Sports and SADD Dodgeball Tournament In this weekly podcast, WSPN reporters Abby Raftery, Mischa Lee and Emma Zocco break down each week’s Wayland news...

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

ICYMI: Week of November 8 – Lauren Astley Foundation, football senior night and Class of 2023’s semiformal

Tess Alongi November 15, 2021

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Tess Alongi summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Sophia Oppenheim spoke to...

The Mock Trial team poses 
before the Garden City Preseason Tournament. The team is looking for varsity status. “I would argue it’s more time and commitment than most varsity sports,” Mock Trial coach Howard Lenow said.

Mock Trial team pursues varsity status

Penelope Biddle November 12, 2021

In order to get the recognition they feel they deserve, the Mock Trial team is seeking the title of a varsity activity. The team has existed at Wayland High School for over 25 years, and they feel that...

Donations made at the Wayland Warriors Oct. 22 game went to the  Lauren Dunne Astley Foundation. Honoring these topics is important for the community because Lauren Astley affected the lives of the Wayland community immensely, and she is someone we all still learn about within our wellness curriculums today. Senior Kaitlyn Mabe said. To honor her all night in one of our biggest games will be something we all remember.

Wayland football fans honor and remember Lauren Astley

Sophia Oppenheim November 11, 2021

Wayland High School's football team sported purple, and fans packed the stands in purple outfits on Friday, Oct. 22 in the game against Lincoln-Sudbury. They did this in honor of Lauren Dunne Astley and...

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