Wayland Student Press

  • Early dismissal at 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • Math department goes back on newly instituted policy, will hand out tests to students

  • School Committee violated state law according to state attorney general Maura Healey

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

Kyle Chen and Aiden Chitkara

February 12, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

For each of the past four years, the WHS Student Council has picked a schoolwide movie to be played during Winter Week. This year’s featured picture was "Hidden Figures," a 2017 Oscar nominee. The movie takes place in 1961 and tells the story of three African-American women who work behind the scenes...

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

CJ Brown

February 12, 2019


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

Boys varsity lacrosse head coach Marcus Craigwell has left Wayland High School and taken the head coaching position for Boston College High School. BC High won the Division I state championship in 2018, and Craigwell will replace Steve Lydon as head coach of the powerhouse program. Craigwell spent four...

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

Christos Belibisakis and Josh Schreiber

January 31, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Students took part in library stress relief arts and crafts activities on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Library Media Center. This is the first year that arts and crafts have taken place in the media center during winter week. The activities were organized by librarians Jennifer Guardino, Joanne Schmidt...

District school buses relocate

District school buses relocate

Christos Belibasakis

January 29, 2019


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Wayland Public Schools is searching for a place where the district’s school buses can be parked, as the transfer station that the school system is currently using has been sold. “The town’s owned property, called the transfer station, has been sold and is being developed into residential housing,...

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe

January 29, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Michelle Vanslette came to WHS during fifth and sixth block on Monday to discuss essential skills for adult life and share knowledge about college for students. “When you graduate from high school, you have a lot more freedom but also a lot more responsibility,” Vanslette said. “And so I just...

Exclusive: Winter Week 2019 schedule preview

Exclusive: Winter Week 2019 schedule preview

Caterina Tomassini

January 24, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Winter Week 2019, WSPN

Editor's Note: As student council has not completely finalized the Winter Week schedule, the following events are subject to change, and this article will be updated as the council adds additional events, labeled "UPDATE."  Click here for the winter week bell schedule. Monday Fifth block: Juniors will participate in an MVP discussion regardi...

ICYMI: Week of January 7

ICYMI: Week of January 7

Kevin Wang

January 14, 2019


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe delve into Assistant Principal James Nocito's impact on WHS as he prepares to retire at the end of the year. Nocito will have spent three years at WHS and 34 years in public education. Chafe travels n...

Cultivating connections: James Nocito’s time at WHS

Cultivating connections: James Nocito’s time at WHS

Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe

January 9, 2019


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Assistant Principal James Nocito will be retiring at the end of this school year after dedicating 34 years to public education and three years to Wayland High School. Although he will be missed by staff and students, many are excited for Nocito and his next steps. “I’m happy for him,” Guidance...

Immersion: Spanish at Claypit Hill School

Immersion: Spanish at Claypit Hill School

Emily Chafe

January 9, 2019


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Claypit Hill School introduced a Spanish immersion program to a class of kindergarten students this year. Instead of teaching language traditionally using vocabulary lists and verb tenses, the students learn Spanish through repetition and exposure. According to class teacher Kerry Davis, the program...

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

Nathan Zhao

January 2, 2019


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

Mid Year Exams will be held from Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Friday, Jan. 25. Please find the schedule above or at the link below. Note that there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 21 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Quarter Two testing days will be the week before. The specific days for each subject ...

Lee to retire after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools

Lee to retire after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools

Caterina Tomassini

December 20, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Happy Hollow Elementary School Principal James Lee will be retiring at the end of June after 27 years with Wayland Public Schools. After teaching in the Special Education department for six years and working multiple years in regular education at Claypit Hill Elementary, Lee was offered the position...

ICYMI: Week of Dec. 3

ICYMI: Week of Dec. 3

Kevin Wang

December 10, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Joanna Barrow and CJ Brown examined the efforts of the "Sages and Seekers" program in closing the societal and cultural ga...

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