• April 12WSPN wins NSPA Online Pacemaker Award
  • March 21WSPN wins 2021 Gold Crown Award from the CSPA
  • March 11WHS to go back to fully in-person school on Tuesday, April 27.
  • January 21Order your 2021 yearbook! Use the link https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year

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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 May 3 – Retirement of Jay Chandler, wrestling season canceled and upcoming town meeting

Tess Alongi May 10, 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: Editor Tess Alongi talked to students...

Wayland's Annual Town Meeting is set to take place Saturday, May 15, on the Wayland High School Turf. Listed in this article are five important topics being discussed at the upcoming meeting.

Preview of articles in the upcoming Town Meeting

Tess Alongi May 6, 2021

Wayland’s Annual Town Meeting will take place Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will take place outside on the High School Turf Field. The field will open to voters...

Due to the loss of learning during the 2020-2021 school year, Wayland faculty and administrators decided not to offer honors English 1 to freshmen during the 2021-2022 school year.

Honors English one erased from course selection list for incoming freshmen

Tess Alongi May 4, 2021

The teachers and administrators of Wayland Public Schools have made the decision to halt honors English one for the 2021-2022 school year. The effects of COVID-19 on the curricula of many classes influenced...

Weekly Breakdown Episode 25: Senior Assassin and Boy Scouts

Weekly Breakdown Episode 25: Senior Assassin and Boy Scouts

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...

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, many aspects of science classes are different this year. One major change in the curriculum is the lack of interactive labs. The decision to restrict these hands-on activities stemmed from the goal of  keeping students safe while they attended school in-person.“It was just too complicated figuring out how to have students share chemicals, share balances, and there’s a lot of different glassware and collaboration that goes on, so people would be really close and there’d be a lot of contact,” chemistry teacher Jennifer McGuinn said.

Outcome of lab blocks vanishing from 2020-2021 class schedules

Delia Caulfield April 27, 2021

A wide variety of subjects at WHS have faced massive changes in curriculum due to the pandemic; however, the science department is one of the subjects that was hit the hardest with a whirlwind of change. Because...

With WHS going all-in on April 27, the amount of cars in the student parking lot will double. Likewise, WHS students are concerned about the likely increase in traffic incoming and outgoing to and from the high school.

Parking lot drama: Considering the effects of going all-in

Taylor McGuire April 26, 2021

This year, with fewer students on campus on any given day, WHS students experienced unexpected benefits in the parking lot including both less traffic and trouble finding a parking spot. When WHS goes...

Following a Senior Show-less 2020, the class of 2021 is ready to make their comeback. The class recently elected their Senior Show Executive Board and directors, who are excited to get the process of planning started.

Q&A with the 2021 Senior Show directors

Brasen Chi April 15, 2021

Last year, COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the class of 2020's Senior Show, but the class of 2021 is ready to make its comeback. Seniors Ella L'Esperance, Philip Natsis and Luca Norian will take on...

Many WHS teachers have received their COVID-19 vaccines, but the process came with obstacles. With so few appointments available, some teachers had to wake up early, drive to far locations and simply be available if an appointment opened up at anytime. “The first round was hard when they were only being offered through CVS,” WHS French teacher Sara Langelier said. “It was very difficult to get an appointment because the sites were just backed up and you had to get up really early in the morning in order to get on.

WHS teachers voice the obstacles associated with getting their vaccine

Tess Alongi April 14, 2021

With the pandemic still looming, many teachers are anxious about going to school without having received their COVID-19 vaccination. Now with the plan to reopen school five days a week starting on April...

While some AP exams will take place in person, some classes are still taking their tests online. Wayland High School students can now download the 2021 Digital AP Exams app using Self Service to get prepared for their test.

BREAKING: Students can now download the 2021 Digital AP Exams app

Taylor McGuire April 13, 2021

As of Monday, April 12, Wayland High School students who are taking a virtual AP exam later in the spring can download the app onto their laptops that will give them access to the exam on their test day....

Weekly Breakdown Episode 24: April Break And Town Elections

Weekly Breakdown Episode 24: April Break And Town Elections

Deirdre Brown, Ellie Smith, and Jacqueline Cahaly April 13, 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...

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.

ICYMI: Week of April 5- Course selection process, gun laws, “Dadish”

Taylor McGuire April 12, 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: Staff reporter Alexina McQuilkin...

On April 10, 2021, WSPN was presented with the NSPA 2021 Online Pacemaker Award. Only 13 winners were selected out of approximately 160 online news sites.

News Brief: WSPN wins Online Pacemaker

Meredith Prince April 12, 2021

The Wayland Student Press Network won the prestigious NSPA Online Pacemaker Award during the virtual JEA/NSPA 2021 Spring Convention on April 10, 2021. The Pacemaker is scholastic journalism’s preeminent...

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