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ALICE drill to be held at WHS

ALICE drill to be held at WHS

Caitlin Newton and Emma Nallet

October 18, 2017


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This Thursday, Oct. 19, the ALICE drill will take place at Wayland High School. The session should last about ten minutes for two scenarios at the beginning of block 2. ALICE, which is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a national plan that aims at training students and teachers...

Grand Canyon trip to be held in April

Grand Canyon trip to be held in April

Caitlin Newton and Emma Nallet

October 18, 2017


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This April vacation, up to 40 Wayland High School students will have the opportunity to travel to Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Sedona, Arizona. All WHS students are eligible to attend. The major focus of the trip is on physical activities, for it will have ties to the wellness...

Student council to host spikeball tournament for hurricane relief

Student council to host spikeball tournament for hurricane relief

Caitlin Newton and Kevin Wang

October 15, 2017


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A schoolwide spikeball tournament will be hosted at Wayland’s Cochichuate ballfield by the Wayland High School student council on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be five dollars per person, and all proceeds will be donated to hurricane-ravaged Nottingham Elementary School in the Houston,...

Students experiencing locker room theft

Students experiencing locker room theft

Christina Taxiarchis and Nicole Erdekian

October 15, 2017


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Over the past few years, items of all kind have been misplaced or stolen from Wayland High School locker rooms. Sophomore Fatma Sayeh had her duffel bag stolen last spring. “I was walking inside and I found all [of] my stuff in a pile,” Sayeh said. “[I saw] my sneakers, my clothes, my stick,...

Wayland Police Chief Patrick Swanick sworn in (21 photos)

Wayland Police Chief Patrick Swanick sworn in (21 photos)

Audrey Camacho and Jay Abdella

October 9, 2017


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  New Wayland Police Chief Patrick J. Swanick was sworn in on Monday.

Q&A with the Class of 2021’s e-board candidates

Q&A with the Class of 2021’s e-board candidates

Charlie Moore, Nicole Erdekian, and Christina Taxiarchis

October 5, 2017


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President: Emmie O'Shaughnessy What are some goals you have for this year? “This year I want to be able to fundraise enough money to support our semi and prom but at the same time make sure our grade has fun while doing it. So instead of just fundraising for semi and prom, I want to put some of t...

Fifth annual Pam’s Run to be held at Claypit Hill School

Fifth annual Pam’s Run to be held at Claypit Hill School

Christina Taxiarchis, Caitlin Newton, and Jay Abdella

October 2, 2017


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Wayland participants will gather to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the creation of Pam’s Run with food, fun, and of course, a race. The race, located at Claypit Hill, raises money for the charity Neighbor Brigade. Five years ago, Pam’s Run was created and has been bringing the community closer...

Sophomore semi to be held on Oct. 21, ticket prices reduced to $30

Sophomore semi to be held on Oct. 21, ticket prices reduced to $30

C.J Brown and Christos Belibasakis

October 1, 2017


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This year’s sophomore semi-formal will take place on Oct. 21, which is nearly a month earlier than last year’s dance held on Nov. 19. Vice President of the Class of 2020 Ryan Urato said that the decision for the earlier date was based purely off of logistics. “There were a lot of different...

Chinese exchange students initially had visas denied

Chinese exchange students initially had visas denied

Kevin Wang and Caitlin Newton

September 27, 2017


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This past summer, the visas of Chinese exchange students traveling from China to Wayland High School for the Chinese Exchange Program were denied at the embassy in Beijing. According to former Program Coordinator and current volunteer Donna Fong and current Program Coordinator and WHS Mandarin teacher...

Teachers discuss their back to school night preparation

Teachers discuss their back to school night preparation

Emma Nallet and Kevin Wang

September 27, 2017


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Back to School Night will take place at Wayland High School tomorrow, Sept. 28. The annual event, which starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about two hours, is an opportunity for parents to discover their child’s classes and ask questions to teachers. Each teacher has a different approach toward organizing...

Wayland Public Schools implements new student information system

Wayland Public Schools implements new student information system

Nathan Zhao and Kevin Wang

September 17, 2017


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At the beginning of this school year, Wayland Public Schools rolled out the new student information system eSchool Plus to replace the long-used iPass, iStudent and iParent structure. According to WHS Vice Principal Ethan Dolleman, the Framingham-based iPass provided serviceable yet flawed features....

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