Wayland Student Press

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

  • Boys' basketball wins Bellingham tournament, improves to 4-2

  • 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

ICYMI: Week of Oct. 15

ICYMI: Week of Oct. 15

Kevin Wang

October 22, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporter Christos Belibasakis inquired into the new math department policy of re-collecting quizzes and tests. Students argue that the policy removes a key studying method...

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

News Brief: Schoolwide movie screening

Kevin Wang

October 22, 2018


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

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


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

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...

Scaling back on deli meat

Scaling back on deli meat

CJ Brown and Christos Belibasakis

October 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The cafeteria staff at the deli station began weighing all deli meats that go into students' sandwiches two weeks into the 2018-2019 school year. The amount of meat and cheese in a sandwich served at the deli must be as close as possible to two ounces in weight. The change, according to WPS Food Service...

News Brief: ALICE drill

News Brief: ALICE drill

Christos Belibasakis

October 17, 2018


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

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...

Math department to recollect and file assessments

Math department to recollect and file assessments

Christos Belibasakis

October 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The math department has begun recollecting quizzes and tests this year. After a quiz or test is graded, students are allowed to briefly look over them with the class before the teacher recollects and files it. This change follows the practice of some other classes, such as freshman biology and junior...

ICYMI: Week of October 1

ICYMI: Week of October 1

Kevin Wang

October 9, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporter Christos Belibasakis went behind the scenes on the recent shift in assistant principal responsibilities. Assistant Principal James Nocito is now dean of all stude...

Q&A with freshmen presidential candidates

Q&A with freshmen presidential candidates

Caterina Tomassini

October 4, 2018


Filed under Articles, MOTS/React, News, Showcase, WSPN

Freshman elections will take place on Oct. 4, and candidates will give speeches the day prior. WSPN sat down with presidential and vice presidential candidates to get their takes on the race. Presidential Candidates Freshman Kaitlyn Mabe Why are you fit to be class president? “I think I'm fit...

Assistant principals revise roles at WHS

Assistant principals revise roles at WHS

Christos Belibasakis

October 4, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WHS Assistant Principals Ethan Dolleman and James Nocito have received changes in their responsibilities beginning in the 2018-2019 year. Last year, Dolleman and Nocito were each the dean of two classes, with Dolleman covering the classes of 2019 and 2021 and Nocito covering the classes of 2018 and 2020....

Remembering Weston’s Ash Baird

Remembering Weston’s Ash Baird

CJ Brown

October 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Sports, WSPN

This Thursday, Oct. 4, the girls' varsity soccer team will be squaring off against the Weston Wildcats. However, this game is bigger than just soccer. The Warriors will be wearing armbands to honor the memory of Ash Baird, a Weston soccer player who died of cancer in April 2018. “Every team in the...

ICYMI: Week of September 24

ICYMI: Week of September 24

Kevin Wang

October 2, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Kyle Chen profiled Parry Graham, the new assistant superintendent of Wayland Public Schools. Graham most recently worked as principal of Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton. “I hope that what peo...

Profile: Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham

Profile: Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham

Kyle Chen

September 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Following the departure of Dr. Brad Crozier at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Wayland Public Schools welcomed its new assistant superintendent, Parry Graham. Hailing from the south, Graham grew up in Nashville, North Carolina, and remains to this day a self-proclaimed, die-hard University of North...

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