Wayland Student Press

  • Sophomore semi-formal to take place on Saturday, Oct.19 at Weston Golf Club
  • Student Council to host schoolwide lip sync battle on Monday, Oct. 21
  • No school on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for Yom Kippur
  • View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"
  • PSAT to be administered on Oct. 19 through WHS, see whstesting.com for details
  • Senior portraits due Oct. 18. See "WHS Yearbook Information" on the WHS homepage for details
  • New bell schedule implemented at WHS; blocks rotate and drop differently than the past
  • WSPN to release iPhone app on Oct. 1
  • Club fair to take place in the fieldhouse on Sept. 26

In Massachusetts Senate, child marriage ban one step closer to passing

In Massachusetts Senate, child marriage ban one step closer to passing

Emily Chafe and Joanna Barrow

October 3, 2019

Child marriage is still legal in Massachusetts, but not for long. On July 25, the Massachusetts Senate voted in favor of a bill that would ban the practice. The bill passed with a 39-0 vote, with some senators calling child marriage a “human rights abuse” that has “devastating impacts.” C...

News Brief: Oct. 3 class meeting locations released

News Brief: Oct. 3 class meeting locations released

Meredith Prince

October 2, 2019

WHS will run an "Extended Advisory" schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3. Students will have class meetings during the extended advisory time. After second block, students should head straight to their class meeting locations, which are listed below. 12th: Field House 11th: Commons 10th:  Lecture Hall 9th:  Theater* * Students...

News Brief: WSPN rolls out mobile app

News Brief: WSPN rolls out mobile app

Meredith Prince

October 1, 2019

You are now able to get your Wayland news straight from your phone. The WSPN app was made available for download starting on Oct. 1. The app will allow for easy access to WSPN and its content, and users can save articles and videos on the app for quick viewing in the future. Follow the steps below to...

2 seniors qualify for National Merit Scholarships, potential full rides

2 seniors qualify for National Merit Scholarships, potential full rides

Kyle Chen and Jonathan Zhang

October 1, 2019

Two WHS students have been named semi-finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Brendan Ho and Joyce Wu were selected among more than 1.5 million students to fill out applications for a chance to become finalists for the scholarship. Finalists will be announced in February, and t...

News Brief: New a cappella members announced

News Brief: New a cappella members announced

Meredith Prince

September 27, 2019

After a selective audition process, the new members of the three WHS A cappella groups have been announced. Auditions took place on Monday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24. Call-backs were on Thursday, Sept. 26. The T-Tones is an all-boys group, the Muses is an all-girls group, and the Madrigals is a...

News Brief: WayCAM studio director Jim Mullane starts fundraiser for new press box and equipment

News Brief:  WayCAM studio director Jim Mullane starts fundraiser for new press box and equipment

Hailey Robinson

September 26, 2019

Executive WayCAM studio director, script to screen and journalism broadcast teacher, Jim Mullane, began raising funds to expand the WayCAM pressbox amidst the Wayland High School field construction. According to Mullane, incorporating new equipment into the press box and athletic field area will allow...

News Brief: Bells will not run Thursday, Sept. 26

News Brief: Bells will not run Thursday, Sept. 26

Meredith Prince

September 26, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the WHS schedule will run as an extended advisory bell schedule. However, due to the power outage yesterday, the bells cannot be changed to run for the extended advisory schedule. They would ring in tune with the normal bell schedule, so the bells will not run at all today to avoid...

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages at WHS, Happy Hollow

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages at WHS, Happy Hollow

Kevin Wang

September 25, 2019

The power went out in the South Building at WHS at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Power went out in the North Building shortly after, and Happy Hollow Elementary School suffered an outage as well. While Happy Hollow's energy status is currently unknown, the power returned to WHS at approximately...

Examining extra-early release days

Examining extra-early release days

Charlie Moore

September 25, 2019

Students in Wayland Public Schools experienced their first ever professional development day on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where they departed from school at 12:15 p.m as opposed to the regular Wednesday release time of 2:25 p.m.  The extra-early release was the first of four for the 2019-20 school year....

Paws for a Purpose: guidance department searches for new therapy dog

Paws for a Purpose: guidance department searches for new therapy dog

Caterina Tomassini

September 24, 2019

Walk into the Wayland High School front office, and you’ll often be greeted by a wagging tail and friendly smile. The guidance department is working towards finding a new therapy dog to take the place of Bella, WHS’s previous therapy dog who passed away just last year. Bridget, the temporary therapy ...

ICYMI: Week of September 16

ICYMI: Week of September 16

Meredith Prince

September 23, 2019

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” news editor Meredith Prince summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Editor Meredith Prince and WSPN’s Caitlin Newton covered issues with transportation in the first few weeks of school and discussed the possible causes of the increased traffic.  WSPN’s Kyle Chen highlighted the student climate ...

Traffic Jam: Transportation suffers in first few weeks

Traffic Jam: Transportation suffers in first few weeks

Meredith Prince and Caitlin Newton

September 19, 2019

Many buses showed up late to pick up students during the first few weeks of school, causing them to arrive late at WHS. Changes in traffic patterns and parental habits stemming from the new school start times seem to be the driving cause of the backed-up roads. Many elementary students who signed...

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