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

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

CJ Brown

February 12, 2019


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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...

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

News Brief: Mid Year Exam Schedule

Nathan Zhao

January 2, 2019


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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 ...

News Brief: Ski teams to hold Ski Swap

News Brief: Ski teams to hold Ski Swap

Kevin Wang

December 7, 2018


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The Alpine and Nordic ski teams will be holding their annual "Ski Swap" on Saturday, Dec. 8 to fundraise for practices and races. Students may drop off any lightly used or unused Alpine or Nordic ski equipment at the WHS Commons from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The teams note that they can...

News Brief: Nocito to retire after three years at WHS

News Brief: Nocito to retire after three years at WHS

Kevin Wang

December 7, 2018


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Assistant Principal James Nocito will retire during the summer of 2019 after three years at WHS and 34 years in public education. He announced his decision to faculty members on Monday, Dec. 3, and Principal Allyson Mizoguchi notified the student body on the same day. As an administrator, Nocito highly va...

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

Christos Belibasakis

November 14, 2018


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All Wayland High School students will participate in the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey on Thursday, Nov. 15. The survey includes questions pertaining to student health and risky behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and other substance use. It also asks about violence, bullying, cyberbullying, physical...

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

Kevin Wang

October 22, 2018


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Students will head to the WHS Theater to watch the documentary "Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross" on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The film details the journey and accomplishments of Holocaust survivor and humanitarian Steve Ross. Director and writer Roger Lyons will hold a Q&A session afterward....

News Brief: NHS hosts charity event for cancer

News Brief: NHS hosts charity event for cancer

Caterina Tomassini

October 18, 2018


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For the first time, the National Honors Society (NHS) will be holding a charity event called “Putting for Patients” in conjunction with the Jimmy Fund. The event will take place at Wayland High School on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a mini-golf course, a bake sale, a...

News Brief: ALICE drill

News Brief: ALICE drill

Christos Belibasakis

October 17, 2018


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WHS students will run at least one walkthrough scenario of a live "ALICE" drill on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. A member of the Wayland Police Department will act as an “armed intruder” to make the drill as realistic as possible. The drill will be announced over the loudspeaker from...

News Brief: Class meetings to be held on Sept. 6

News Brief: Class meetings to be held on Sept. 6

Nathan Zhao

September 5, 2018


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WHS will hold its first class meetings of the year on Thursday, Sept. 6. Assistant Principal Ethan Dolleman noted in an email to the student body that the meetings are to "discuss expectations for the year." The meeting locations are as follows: Sophomores and Seniors - Theater Juniors - Lecture...

Graham appointed as Wayland’s next assistant superintendent

Graham appointed as Wayland’s next assistant superintendent

Kevin Wang

June 17, 2018


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WPS Superintendent Arthur Unobskey announced on June 7 that former Nashoba Regional High School Principal Parry Graham has been appointed as Wayland's next assistant superintendent of schools. Graham will fill the void left by current assistant superintendent Brad Crozier, who will depart Wayland to become the Superintendent of Sudbury Public Schools. Graham was one of four finalists fo...

News Brief: Zhao to attend journalism conference

News Brief: Zhao to attend journalism conference

Hailey Robinson

June 15, 2018


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WSPN co-editor-in-chief and junior Nathan Zhao has been selected as the Massachusetts scholar in the 17th Annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event will take place from June 16 to June 21. Only 51 journalism students - one from every state...

News Brief: Three Wayland-Weston Crew boats advance to national semifinals, livestream available

News Brief: Three Wayland-Weston Crew boats advance to national semifinals, livestream available

Nathan Zhao

June 8, 2018


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At the 2018 USRowing Youth National Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, CA, Wayland-Weston Crew advanced all three of its entries to the semifinals. The women's lightweight 8+, open 2-, and lightweight 4+ will compete on Saturday, June 9 in the semifinal and Sunday, June 10 in the A or B final,...

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