• November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 28WHS confirms first positive COVID-19 case on Oct. 27
  • 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 5As of Oct. 2, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in Wayland
  • October 5Freshmen guidance seminars to begin on Wed. Oct. 7
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2
  • October 5Hybrid learning scheduled to begin on Oct. 19

Wayland Student Press

News Brief: Spirit Day schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 25

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, students and faculty will log onto their advisory's Zoom to participate in virtual Spirit Day.
Taylor McGuire November 24, 2020

Unlike the typical pep rally and many in-person competitions, Spirit Day will be held virtually this year to ensure the safety of everyone. On Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8:35 a.m., students will log into...

News Brief: Wayland’s Speech and Debate team furthers its success

This past weekend, Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22, the WHS Speech and Debate team competed in multiple tournaments and found success in each.
Taylor McGuire November 23, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22, the Wayland High School Speech and Debate team virtually attended the "Little Lexington" tournament. In this tournament, students from WHS competed against other...

ICYMI: Week of November 16- Winter sports, pumpkin munchkins, Spirit Week

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 November 22, 2020

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: Business manager Jimmy Paugh...

News Brief: Wayland to start COVID-19 testing in December

With COVID-19 cases rising in schools, 134 Massachusetts schools will begin a rapid testing program in order to ensure that students can remain learning on campus safely.
Taylor McGuire November 19, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising this early into the school year, school districts and the Massachusetts government alike have been brainstorming ways they can attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus...

Freshmen utilize social media to campaign

The Wayland High School class of '24 has had to get creative with ways to campaign for the class officer elections. Students often made Instagram accounts where they posted endorsements, polls and explained reasons why they are the best fit candidate.
Brasen Chi November 19, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those running for officer positions in the Wayland High School class of ‘24 elections had to find new and innovative ways to campaign as they were remote. There were not...

Spirit Week alterations amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 has cancelled many of Wayland's normal activities such as school dances and sports game, but the student council did not let the pandemic take away the WHS tradition of Spirit Day and the activities during the week leading up to the event. Unlike this picture from two years ago, Spirit Day will be fully remote this year.  

“It's going to be similar in spirit but very different in execution,” Student Council Vice President Porter Moody said.
Taylor McGuire and Genevieve Morrison November 19, 2020

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, one WHS tradition is on the minds of many students: Spirit Day. Although Spirit Day is bound to look different from prior years, the student council has been working...

News Brief: Nurse Basbas to replace Nurse McLeod starting next week

Current WHS Nurse Jennifer McLeod is leaving her position at the end of this week, but she is to be replaced by Nurse Basbas who has been working throughout the Wayland district for the past three years.
Taylor McGuire November 18, 2020

Amidst the chaos that COVID-19 has placed upon the Wayland High School Health Department, current WHS Nurse, Jennifer McLeod, will be departing from her position at the end of this week. Starting on...

Computer science club launches into coding

Computer Science club uses Discord to communicate, which is a chatting server that's a lot like modern Skype with more options to design. Instead of using Facebook groups like other clubs, CS club opted for the more modern option of Discord.
Brasen Chi November 17, 2020

With the lack of computer science (CS) classes this year at WHS due to complications with teaching it remotely, junior Andrew Boyer took it into his own hands to create a structured computer science club...

Weekly Breakdown Episode 5: Sophomore Semi & Winter Sports

Weekly Breakdown Episode 5: Sophomore Semi & Winter Sports
Ellie Smith, Deirdre Brown, and Jacqueline Cahaly November 17, 2020

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...

Elementary teacher Maureen Devlin retires due to COVID-19 concerns

With the danger of the coronavirus apparent in classrooms this year, elementary school teacher Maureen Devlin made the difficult decision to walk away from teaching and open up a new chapter of her life.
Jimmy Paugh November 17, 2020

After considering the health implications associated with COVID-19, some teachers felt the need to retire in order to stay healthy and safe. One of these teachers was Maureen Devlin, who taught for 34...

ICYMI: Week of November 9- Favorite restaurants, controlling parents, NBA draft preview

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 November 15, 2020

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: WSPN's Sammy Johnson and Garrett...

WHS students react to the 2020 presidential election

Wayland students sport merchandise supporting both Joe Biden and Donald Trump's presidential bids.
Atharva Weling and Brasen Chi November 12, 2020

After four days of tension on both ends of the political spectrum, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Nov. 7. Biden convincingly won Massachusetts’ 11 electoral votes with 65.2%...

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