Wayland Student Press

  • Laura Cole, LSRHS guidance counselor, is chosen as next assistant principal of WHS

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • WSPN to host final SAT practice test fundraiser on April 6

  • Junior Kyle Chen places third in national piano competition

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

BREAKING NEWS: School Committee votes to revise district school start times

BREAKING NEWS: School Committee votes to revise district school start times

Nathan Zhao

November 20, 2018


Filed under Articles, Breaking News, News, Showcase, WSPN

After three hours of public debate, the Wayland School Committee voted 4-1 to push back school start times. The new start times will be as follows: 7:55 a.m. for the elementary schools, 8:35 a.m. for Wayland High School and 8:40 a.m. for Wayland Middle School. The new times will be effective at the start...

ICYMI: Week of Nov. 12

ICYMI: Week of Nov. 12

Kevin Wang

November 19, 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: Editor Kevin Wang conducted a three-part analysis of the changing school start times in Wayland. "Part I: The Start Times" details the...

Students to stand against shifting school start times

Students to stand against shifting school start times

Kyle Chen

November 18, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Students at WHS have organized a walkout on Monday, Nov. 19 to protest the Wayland School Committee’s proposed plans to change the school start times next year. The walkout, initiated by junior Jaden Brewington, will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Participating students will meet in either the me...

Clock is ticking on school start times

Clock is ticking on school start times

Kevin Wang

November 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, In-Depth, News, Showcase, WSPN

WSPN's News and Copy Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the school start times debate, from beginning to present. This story is organized into three parts: The Start Times, 7:30 vs 8:30 a.m. and Implementation.

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

News Brief: WHS to administer MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey

Christos Belibasakis

November 15, 2018


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

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...

Mock midterms results

Mock midterms results

Julia Callini

November 14, 2018


Filed under Infographics, News, Politics, Showcase, WSPN

On Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6, the AP Government and Politics class held a mock midterm election for WHS in the commons. The following infographics detail the WHS results, as well as how they compared to the actual Massachusetts election results.       ...

Revamped Student Council implements new activities

Revamped Student Council implements new activities

Christos Belibasakis

November 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Student Council has chosen to implement new activities involving the student body this year in hopes of getting more students involved in student life. Held in the commons, one competition had studentents guessing how many pieces of candy corn were in a jar. The winner walked away with a $10 gift...

ICYMI: Week of November 5

ICYMI: Week of November 5

Kevin Wang

November 12, 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 Julia Callini previewed the AP Government-sponsored mock midterm elections at WHS. According to AP Government teacher Eva Urba...

Administration implements new food policy

Administration implements new food policy

November 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, In-Depth, News, Showcase, WSPN

The administration recently rolled out a new set of regulations regarding student consumption of food and beverage at WHS. The administration summarized the new rules in an official email to WHS newsletter subscribers: "When permitted by the teacher, students may continue eating their own food in...

Mark the ballots at mock midterms on Nov. 5, Nov. 6

Mark the ballots at mock midterms on Nov. 5, Nov. 6

Julia Callini

November 5, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

A mock midterm election will be held during all three lunches on Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Commons. The voting booths will be run by the AP Government and Politics classes, and paper ballots will be used to ensure security. Though the elections have been a part of the history depa...

News Brief: MVP hosts Dignity Matters drive

News Brief: MVP hosts Dignity Matters drive

Michael German and Adam Welcher

October 31, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Mentors in Violence Prevention program (MVP) is holding a drive for Dignity Matters for the first time. Since Oct. 1, MVP has been collecting donations of feminine hygiene products such as bras, underwear, tampons and pads. Although MVP Co-Adviser Rachel Hanks is aware that this could create an awkward...

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...

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