Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

ICYMI: Week of May 25- Spring sports seasons lost, new SADD leaders, George Floyd opinion

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

June 1, 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. Features: WSPN's Caterina Tomassini and Lauren Mederois introduced the eight new leaders of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) at Wayland High School. Meanwhile, WSPN's Joanna Barrow an...

ICYMI: Week of May 18- Murder Hornets, college admissions, virtual graduations

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

May 25, 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: Reporters Jacqueline Cahaly and Ellie Smith informed readers about the Murder Hornets which have made their way into the U.S. Meanwhile, reporter Brasen Chi wrote about Russell's Garden Center reopening after cl...

Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland reopens

Russell's Garden Center in Wayland has officially reopened after being deemed essential on April 29.

“We appreciate all of the customers who supported us by visiting when we opened, buying gift cards from our website and understanding when certain items were not available,” President and VP of Marketing at Russell's Elizabeth Russell-Skehan said.

Brasen Chi

May 23, 2020

With Governor Baker deeming garden centers essential on April 29, Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland has reopened their business. Since COVID-19 spread like wildfire, the government forced many businesses to close due to the risk of spreading Coronavirus. A few people kept their stores open because...

Murder Hornets make their appearance in the U.S.

Pictured are bees from junior Jay and his father Bob Provost's hive.

Jacqueline Cahaly and Ellie Smith

May 19, 2020

Recently, the Giant Asian Hornet reached the United States for the first time in history. These dangerous bees are nicknamed "Murder Hornets" for the threat they pose with their poisonous venom and intimidating stingers. "I am definitely scared of the hornets, but I have never been stung by a bee,...

ICYMI: Week of May 11- Camps closing, online fall semesters, club sports seasons postponed

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

May 18, 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 Lindsey Brown and Sidney O'Rourke shared how teachers have been affected by the quick switch from teaching in class to now using various online platforms to conduct classes. WSPN...

News Brief: Wayland students organize shirt fundraiser for COVID-19 relief

An image of the t-shirts design shown in the gray color. The shirt is also available in white.

Garrett Spooner

May 16, 2020

Wayland sophomore and boys varsity soccer captain, Ben Chen, and boys varsity soccer coach, David Gavron, have organized a fundraiser to sell Wayland branded cotton t-shirts to raise money for the Wayland COVID-19 Relief Fund. All profits made will be donated directly to the fund. The mission of the...

News Brief: WSPN writers win Quill and Scroll Contest

WSPN’s Caterina Tomassini and Taylor McGuire were awarded as national winners of the Quill and Scroll 2020 International Writing, Photo and Multimedia contest.

Ellie Tyska and Meredith Prince

May 13, 2020

WSPN’s managing editor Caterina Tomassini and news editor Taylor McGuire were awarded as national winners of the Quill and Scroll 2020 International Writing, Photo and Multimedia contest. Currently enrolled high school students were invited to enter the International Writing, Photo and Multimedia...

High school camp counselors/campers fear camp cancellation

Every summer, senior Hallie Bachman goes to Camp Downer, a sleepaway camp in Vermont. “Camp means so much to me and it feels like a home away from home,

Allie Nunn and Eliya Howard-Delman

May 13, 2020

As WHS officially comes to a close for the year due to the spread of COVID-19, summer plans become uncertain as is the decision of whether or not summer camps will remain open. Every year, hundreds of camps open up for the summer and are filled with students who could stay for a day or the entire summer....

The Other Side: Teachers affected by online schooling

With school turning online for the rest of the year, teachers are forced to assign work via online applications like Google Classroom.

Lindsey Brown and Sidney O'Rourke

May 12, 2020

With COVID-19 forcing the shutdown of school, WHS teachers are forced to adopt new ways to make their curriculum available for students online. Teachers have to ensure that they can keep assisting their students throughout the remote learning process. One problem that teachers have encountered is...

ICYMI: Week of May 4- Summer travels affected, Gronk and Brady reunite, blueberry muffins

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

May 11, 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: Reporter Brasen Chi discussed how many students' summer travel plans are at risk of cancellation due to COVID-19. Editor Taylor McGuire reported that Dr. Unobskey will leave his p...

BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent Arthur Unobskey leaving Wayland in June 2021

Dr. Arthur Unobskey, Superintendent of Wayland Public Schools, will be leaving his position in June of 2021.

Taylor McGuire

May 8, 2020

Dr. Arthur Unobskey, Superintendent of the Wayland Public Schools, will be leaving his position in June of 2021. The Wayland School Committee sent out an email to Wayland families on Friday afternoon, May 8. "Unobskey has concluded that he would prefer to move to a more urban district," the committee...

Summer travel plans affected by COVID-19

Airports are empty as everyone is quarantined in their home. With no end to the pandemic in sight, summer plans are being canceled by almost everyone.

Brasen Chi

May 7, 2020

With schools already canceled for the rest of the year because of the growing pandemic, it seems that summer trips might be at risk of cancellation as well. COVID-19 is present in every country and has forced a quarantine almost everywhere. Many students had summer plans that are no longer possible. As...

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