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  • AP government and politics class to run student elections during lunches on May 23 and 24

  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant

  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

  • Boys hockey head coach Rian Murray to leave Wayland

  • White power symbol discovered in WHS bathroom, authorities investigating

  • Boys varsity crew head coach Shayne Bolduc leaves

  • Dolleman to leave WHS for principalship at Norton High School

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • 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

WaySub: Students launch deli pre-order website to facilitate lunches

WaySub: Students launch deli pre-order website to facilitate lunches

Isabella Arenas and Allie Nunn

May 23, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The chaos of the Commons around lunch time can often be overwhelming. The deli line piles up out of the door, as masses of students invade the cafeteria to find a seat. Senior Rafael Chaves, and juniors Michael Chen and Jasper Hsu have created an alternative route to help solve the problem. To suspend...

UPDATED: Class e-board elections

UPDATED: Class e-board elections

Meredith Prince

May 22, 2019


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Below are the officer candidates for class executive boards. All candidates will give speeches at the class meeting on May 23, and students will vote at lunches from May 23-24. Check back to this page for updates on speeches and winners. Class of 2020 President Ciara Murphy, incumbent Will G...

End-of-year schedule for senior events

End-of-year schedule for senior events

Madeline Maurer

May 22, 2019


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Friday, May 24: The senior class will have their last school day at WHS and complete the traditional run around the school at the end of the day. 7 a.m.: The seniors will enjoy a breakfast in the Commons hosted by the Wayland Police Department. Tuesday, May 28: 10 a.m.: The seniors will watch “E...

AP Government and Politics class runs student elections

AP Government and Politics class runs student elections

Isabella Arenas and Allie Nunn

May 22, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WHS elections roll around the corner as it comes time for e-board and student council officers to be chosen. Over the years, Student Council has run the election process, but recently the AP Government and Politics class has stepped in to help. There will be a class meeting held on May 23 where students...

News Brief: Nicole Haghdoust selected as new World Language Department Head

News Brief: Nicole Haghdoust selected as new World Language Department Head

Meredith Prince

May 21, 2019


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

With Melissa Bryant retiring at the end of this school year, another teacher will have to step up as the World Language Department Head. After a long process of interviews and classroom visitations, Spanish teacher Nicole Haghdoust has been selected for the position. She was the only applicant who currently...

Responding to hate: the aftermath of the white power symbol discovery

Responding to hate: the aftermath of the white power symbol discovery

Caitlin Newton

May 21, 2019


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With tensions rising in the United States and around the world, it is undeniable that there is hatred scattered throughout society. When a symbol reading “White Power” was found in a WHS bathroom last week, the conversation of hate was once again brought up at WHS. There have been incidents similar...

Hidden costs of college apps

Hidden costs of college apps

Madeline Maurer

May 21, 2019


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In the eyes of the average student, the price tag attached to a college education is expensive. However, there are some hidden costs that students have to pay before they have even been accepted. Those who have yet to apply to college may not realize that some colleges will charge them just to apply. Although...

ICYMI: Week of May 13

ICYMI: Week of May 13

Meredith Prince

May 20, 2019


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

News: Reporters Isabella Arenas and Allie Nunn examined the process of seniors who voted for the first time in the spring town elections. Reporter Madeline Maurer reflected on the WHS Green Team and their plastic ban petition. Features: Reporter Carly Camphausen and WSPN’s Kevin Wang and Christina...

Profile: Laura Cole

Profile: Laura Cole

Allie Nunn and Isabella Arenas

May 20, 2019


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As WHS waves goodbye to Jim Nocito at the end of the 2018-19 school year, we officially welcome Laura Cole as a new assistant principal at WHS. Growing up right down the street in Natick, MA, Cole knows exactly what it’s like to live the life of a high school student in the MetroWest area. Cole...

BREAKING NEWS: Sean Gass to replace Dolleman as assistant principal

BREAKING NEWS: Sean Gass to replace Dolleman as assistant principal

Meredith Prince

May 16, 2019


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Sean Gass, who is currently the head of upper school at the Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., will fill the assistant principal role in place of the departing Ethan Dolleman. Gass was a finalist during the assistant principal search process in March and has a lot of experience. He worked...

Seniors express their voices in spring town election

Seniors express their voices in spring town election

Isabella Arenas and Allie Nunn

May 15, 2019


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Town of Wayland residents gathered in the WHS field house on April 30 and May 1, as polls came to a close. For many seniors in the school, it was their first opportunity to vote as a participant in the town election. Articles that were brought into discussion included the WHS turf complex renovation,...

News Brief: White power symbol discovered in WHS bathroom stall

News Brief: White power symbol discovered in WHS bathroom stall

Meredith Prince

May 15, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Yesterday morning, the WHS administration became aware of a bathroom tile that had "White Power” written on it. A symbol was created by connecting the letters “W” and “P,” and the entire message was written in pencil. It was roughly two inches high and three inches wide, according to WHS principal...

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