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  • Construction has begun on the WHS turf, tennis courts, and softball field
  • Student council voting to occur on Wednesday June 12 and Thursday June 13 in the Commons throughout all lunches
  • Advisory to change next year: meet multiple times a week, only grade-based
  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant
  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

News Brief: Three assistant principal finalists visit WHS

News Brief: Three assistant principal finalists visit WHS

Kevin Wang

March 23, 2019

Three finalists for the vacant assistant principal position pending James Nocito's upcoming retirement visited WHS on Thursday, March 21 after an interview process with six to eight candidates from March 13-14. The three candidates to emerge were Jeffrey Becker of Boston Green Academy, Laura Cole of...

News Brief: March Madness picks open

News Brief: March Madness picks open

Aiden Chitkara

March 21, 2019

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Committee picked and seeded the 68-team field on Sunday, March 17. The Duke Blue Devils were selected as the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. The Blue Devils have coasted through the regular season due to their trio of freshman - according to ESPN Top 100, Du...

Climate strike reaches WHS students

Climate strike reaches WHS students

Cammy Lehr

March 21, 2019

Students around the world skipped school to protest for action against climate change on Friday, March 15. At WHS, 27 students of 151 surveyed planned on attending, resulting in a turnout of 18.1 percent of the surveyed students. On Friday, students from 30 different countries around the world banded...

Soft or strong: Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Soft or strong: Investigating the bonds between WPS educators

Kevin Wang

March 19, 2019

WSPN News Editor Kevin Wang conducted an in-depth analysis of the relationship between WPS educators, including teachers, administrators, School Committee members and central office members. He particularly explored their primary impact on the WHS community. The story is organized into three parts: Peo...

Bostonian reunited with biological family after 16 years speaks at WHS

Bostonian reunited with biological family after 16 years speaks at WHS

Cammy Lehr

March 5, 2019

Writer and producer Nelson de Witt traveled to WHS to tell his life story on Feb. 8. During the span of the morning, de Witt talked to some of the language classes. Within his presentation, he talked about how he believes in the power of stories because people can relate and find comfort in them that...

WSPN hosts ACT practice test on March 2

WSPN hosts ACT practice test on March 2

Caterina Tomassini

March 1, 2019

WSPN plans to host its practice test fundraiser in conjunction with Revolution Prep on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wayland High School. Registration is open to all students and will cost $20 with all proceeds going toward WSPN. This full-length, timed practice test aims to familiarize...

Celebrating Black History Month at WHS

Celebrating Black History Month at WHS

Aiden Chitkara

February 27, 2019

Every February, the US celebrates Black History Month. The goal of the celebration is to remember important people and events throughout the history of African Americans. Every year, more people join in the celebration of the black community. This year, the National Hockey League (NHL) is celebrating...

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

WW ’19: School screens ‘Hidden Figures’ the year after ‘Cool Runnings’ cancellation

Kyle Chen and Aiden Chitkara

February 12, 2019

For each of the past four years, the WHS Student Council has picked a schoolwide movie to be played during Winter Week. This year’s featured picture was "Hidden Figures," a 2017 Oscar nominee. The movie takes place in 1961 and tells the story of three African-American women who work behind the scenes...

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

News Brief: Boys lacrosse coach splits for BC High

CJ Brown

February 12, 2019

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...

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

Christos Belibisakis and Josh Schreiber

January 31, 2019

Students took part in library stress relief arts and crafts activities on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Library Media Center. This is the first year that arts and crafts have taken place in the media center during winter week. The activities were organized by librarians Jennifer Guardino, Joanne Schmidt...

District school buses relocate

District school buses relocate

Christos Belibasakis

January 29, 2019

Wayland Public Schools is searching for a place where the district’s school buses can be parked, as the transfer station that the school system is currently using has been sold. “The town’s owned property, called the transfer station, has been sold and is being developed into residential housing,...

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

WW ’19: Adulting 101 – Michelle Vanslette’s Tips for Adulthood

Ellie Tyska and Emily Chafe

January 29, 2019

Michelle Vanslette came to WHS during fifth and sixth block on Monday to discuss essential skills for adult life and share knowledge about college for students. “When you graduate from high school, you have a lot more freedom but also a lot more responsibility,” Vanslette said. “And so I just...

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