Wayland Student Press

  • Vice Principal James Nocito to retire

  • Wrestling wins quad meet against Keefe Tech, Lexington and Holliston on Saturday 12/8

  • Seniors Rachel Chau, Sid Iyer, Andy Wang, junior Tristan Wolff recognized with All-Eastern musical honors

  • Wayland prohibits recreational marijuana shops

  • BREAKING: School Committee votes for 8:35 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. WHS schedule, shorter Wednesdays to remain

  • Second vote for WHS Athletic Complex Renovation project postponed from November to April

AP Government class to run annual student government elections

AP Government class to run annual student government elections

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

May 29, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The AP Government and Politics class will run the Student Council officer elections. It also recently ran the class executive board elections. In previous years, school elections have always been run through Student Council itself, but this year, the class offered to administer the process. AP Government...

News Brief: Assistant Superintendent candidates visit WHS

News Brief: Assistant Superintendent candidates visit WHS

Hailey Robinson

May 25, 2018


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

Wayland Public Schools Superintendent Arthur Unobskey recently sent four finalists for the vacant assistant superintendent position to visit WHS. According to Unobskey, the first candidate, WHS Assistant Principal Ethan Dolleman, participated in a meet-and-greet on May 21. The other three candidates...

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 14

In Case You Missed It: Week of May 14

Kevin Wang

May 22, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN News editor Kevin Wang summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: WSPN's Hailey Robinson uncovered the details behind Window's show date shift. Due to a previous weather-related cancellation, the orchestra concert shifted a Window show date that had been planned months ahead. Featu...

News Brief: WSPN wins Online Pacemaker

News Brief: WSPN wins Online Pacemaker

Julia Callini

May 19, 2018


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

WSPN, the official school newspaper of WHS, won a prestigious Pacemaker award while attending the JEA/NSPA convention in San Francisco last month. The Pacemakers are an award given to school newspapers that demonstrate excellence in journalism. This was WSPN’s first time winning a Pacemaker since 2013....

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Orchestra concert pushes forward Window show date

Hailey Robinson and Kevin Wang

May 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Window Dance Ensemble's planned Tuesday, May 15 show date will take place one day earlier. The rescheduled orchestra concert will take its place. The concert, which was originally scheduled to occur on Apr. 10, needed to be moved after town administrators decided to extend the town meeting by one...

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Students attend presentation about reckless driving

Emma Diianni and Caroline Lampert

May 11, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

WHS students attended an assembly on Thursday, Apr. 26 during which Cara Filler, a youth motivational speaker, described her personal experience with reckless driving. When Filler was just 18 years old, her twin sister, Marin, was killed in a car collision when her boyfriend sped and hit another vehicle. Educating...

Juniors attend Career Colloquium

Juniors attend Career Colloquium

Hailey Robinson

May 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Juniors attended the Career Colloquium held by librarian Joanne Schmidt and guidance counselor Jim Girard on May 2 to look into future careers. According to Girard, the Career Colloquium is informative for students and helps them decide on possible electives they may take, college majors they may be...

WHS teachers respond to racist graffiti (video)

WHS teachers respond to racist graffiti (video)

Isabel Gitten

May 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, WSPN, WSPN.TV

On Thursday, WHS teachers held an all-school assembly to read a joint letter in response to the racist graffiti found on the Timeline Tunnel.

UPDATED: Senior Assassin 2018 Live Updates

UPDATED: Senior Assassin 2018 Live Updates

Janani Gandhi

May 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Breaking News, Showcase

Every year, the senior class takes part in an annual tradition called Senior Assassin. Seniors who choose to participate use water guns to take out their given targets, and the game continues until there is one person left standing. This game is organized outside of school, and students are not allowed...

UPDATED: Racist graffiti written on Timeline Tunnel

UPDATED: Racist graffiti written on Timeline Tunnel

Isabel Gitten

May 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Breaking News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, May 1, a WHS student reported racist graffiti on the Timeline Tunnel display in the history wing. The Timeline Tunnel display was set up for the METCO 50th anniversary celebration and depicted Wayland African-American history. The graffiti consisted of a racial slur written with permanent...

METCO 50th anniversary celebration to be held April 29

METCO 50th anniversary celebration to be held April 29

Isabel Gitten

April 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

On Sunday, April 29, Wayland High School will host the METCO 50th anniversary celebration from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the South Building. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a dance performance, a documentary highlighting former Wayland METCO students, a "Timeline Tunnel" in the Hist...

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