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

Math team qualifies for New England Championship Meet for first time since 2014

Math team qualifies for New England Championship Meet for first time since 2014

Emma Marton

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The WHS math team will participate in the New England Math Meet Championship on Friday, April 27 for the first time since 2014. Participants are determined by their final rankings in various state tournaments across the region, of which WHS placed fifth out of eight "Medium" schools in Massachusetts. “I...

Crozier to become superintendent of Sudbury after 17 years at Wayland

Crozier to become superintendent of Sudbury after 17 years at Wayland

Caitlin Newton, Caroline Raymond, and Emmie O'Shaughnessy

April 14, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Brad Crozier, the current assistant superintendent of Wayland, will leave his position at the end of the school year to become the K-8 superintendent for the Sudbury school district. Crozier has been Wayland’s assistant superintendent for 17 years. According to Crozier, accepting the position was...

Senior versus tech reactions to mosh pit accident

Senior versus tech reactions to mosh pit accident

Julia Callini, Julia Pak, and Caroline Raymond

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase, WSPN

Seniors ripped expensive theater equipment during the mosh pit on the first night of the Senior Show. Some seniors view this accident as a minor problem and think that the equipment can be replaced easily. The tech group, which spends more time working with the equipment, has differing opinions on the...

Sophomore spring dance canceled

Sophomore spring dance canceled

Julia Callini

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WSPN

The sophomore executive board cancelled the proposed sophomore spring dance through an announcement by President Ciara Murphy via Facebook on March 18. “The [dance] would not [have been] to try to top [sophomore semi-formal],” Murphy said. “The point would have been to just have a class gathering...

Wayland School Committee postpones articles on turf fields

Wayland School Committee postpones articles on turf fields

Caitlin Newton and Caroline Raymond

April 9, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

The Wayland School Committee agreed on Monday, April 2 to withdraw its articles on the new turf fields and postpone them to the fall town meeting. Chair of the school committee, Ellen Grieco, confirmed that this motion does not affect the timeline of the project itself, which will start in spring of...

New public library proposal voted down

New public library proposal voted down

Isabel Gitten, Kevin Wang, Jay Abdella, Julia Callini, and Nathan Zhao

April 9, 2018


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

Wayland citizens did not reach a two-thirds majority vote to move forward with the new public library proposal at the town meeting on Tuesday, April 3. Construction on the new library would have begun in 2019 and been completed in 2021. The new library's cost estimate was approximately $19 million. ...

In Case You Missed It: Week of April 2

In Case You Missed It: Week of April 2

Kevin Wang and Nathan Zhao

April 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 Nathan Zhao and assistant news editor Kevin Wang summarize stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Julia Callini and Amira English described the new prom transportation rules and ...

Class of 2019 to provide party buses for junior prom

Class of 2019 to provide party buses for junior prom

Julia Callini and Amira English

April 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

All students participating in the 2018 junior prom will be required to ride to the prom venue on a party bus provided by the high school. Prior to last year's prom, students arranged their own transportation, and most chose to rent limousines with friends. During the 2017 junior prom, the administration...

In Case You Missed It: Week of March 26

In Case You Missed It: Week of March 26

Kevin Wang and Nathan Zhao

April 1, 2018


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

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” WSPN’s news editor Nathan Zhao and assistant news editor Kevin Wang summarize stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Editor Nathan Zhao and WSPN's Hannah Rice and Kate Balicki broke the story behind the un...

National Honor Society implements new leadership requirement

National Honor Society implements new leadership requirement

Julia Callini

March 28, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

For the 2018-2019 school year, the National Honor Society (NHS) will be imposing a new element for admission to the society: a mandatory leadership project that spans from September to May. NHS applicants must propose a leadership proposal to reach out to the community and provide community service. As...

UPDATED: School Committee unanimously votes to remove weighted GPA from WHS

UPDATED: School Committee unanimously votes to remove weighted GPA from WHS

Nathan Zhao, Hannah Rice, and Kate Balicki

March 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

In a unanimous vote on Mar. 26, WPS’ School Committee voted to cease reporting weighted GPAs for WHS students beginning with next year’s incoming freshmen. The decision was a result of two meetings full of discourse among committee members, administrators and parents. While it will not affect...

Bourget wins state InvestWrite competition, places 8th nationally

Bourget wins state InvestWrite competition, places 8th nationally

Caroline Raymond

March 25, 2018


Filed under Articles, News, Showcase, WSPN

Senior Ben Bourget placed eighth in the 2017 National High School Fall InvestWrite competition. Bourget also won first place in Massachusetts. This essay competition is for students grades four through twelve, and the competition was broken up into grades four to five, six to eight and nine to twelve....

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