Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

News Brief: Students run voter drive for Civic Engagement Project

Seniors Charlie Moore, Angela Chi and junior Sam Goldstone are holding a voter registration drive during all lunches throughout this week.

Meredith Prince

February 3, 2020

Seniors Charlie Moore, Angela Chi and junior Sam Goldstone began their voter registration drive this Monday as their civic engagement project for the AP Government and Politics class. Everyone above the age of 16 can register or pre-register to vote. If a student is aged 18 before March 3, they can...

News Brief: 11 WHS students accepted into 2020 MA All-State Festival

Junior Mingle Li is practicing in the WHS band room for the upcoming All-State Festival. While Li secured a spot in the 2020 MA All-State Festival, preparation is essential. “I’m enormously proud of all the students who earned the recommendation, because that in itself is an incredible distinction and for a school of our size to have 11 kids accepted,” Director of the Fine Arts Department Susan Memoli said.

Jonathan Zhang

February 3, 2020

11 students from WHS have been accepted into the 2020 MA All State Festival: Megan Chau, sophomore: Strings, Violin Gabriel de los Reyes, sophomore: Strings, String Bass McKenna Kelemanik, senior: Winds, Tuba Mingle Li, junior: Percussion, Mallets Angela Liu, sophomore: Strings, Violin Cecelia...

WW 20′: MVP club seniors present to the Class of 2021

On Monday, Jan. 27, a group of senior MVP leaders presented to the Class of 2021. “I joined because this cause is a really prevalent one in today's society and I thought that by joining, I could help,” senior Stone Harris said.

Haley Melvin and Ellie Smith

February 2, 2020

For seven years, juniors at WHS have participated in the MVP program through their wellness curriculum and have later had the opportunity to join the club senior year. The goal of this club is to learn about domestic violence and how to prevent, identify and put a stop to it. The MVP model is well-respected...

WW’ 20: The reality behind the Marines experience

During Winter Week 2020, Sergeant Christian Aube and Staff Sergeant Miller came to WHS to talk to students about their time in the Marines. “Steel sharpens steel, so you got to learn from your peers,” Aube said. “You've got to be able to rely on your peers, and they rely on you. That way you have that strong bond, that camaraderie, the pride of being in that group, no matter what happens.”

Max Brande and Kyle Chen

February 2, 2020

When most people think of the Marines, they think of the military as a whole. The name is commonly associated with the image of elite soldiers in camouflage fatigues. For many, the thought of joining the military evokes thoughts of combat and of fighting to defend the nation. Protecting U.S. interests...

WW’ 20: Student council kicks off with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

In past years, WHS has gathered to watch an in-school movie in celebration of the end of midterm exams. This year, Student Council and the WHS administration has made the decision to host the movie after school. “Administration and Student Council saw that after school would be the most fitting [showtime],” Student Council vice president Shawn Bernier said.

Caterina Tomassini, Atharva Weling, and Jacqueline Cahaly

January 30, 2020

Every year, WHS students gather to watch an in-school movie in celebration of completing midterm exams. This popular Winter Week activity used to provide students with a short break from the school day, but this year’s Student Council decided to host the annual showing after school hours. “We...

WW’ 20: PFLAG hosts panel for sophomores and juniors

Speaker Ryley Coplans presents to WHS about the meaning of one’s “sex assigned at birth”. “It is important [to be in PFLAG] because you can’t make assumptions about people and you never know who you are going to encounter, so you need to make an inclusive and representing space,” Copans said.

Aiden Chitkara, Christina Taxiarchis, and Kate Clifford

January 29, 2020

PFLAG, which stands for “Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays," is a nonprofit organization that unites families and peers with people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer. During this past winter week, student council and administration invited PFLAG to host a panel...

Exclusive: Winter Week 2020 Schedule Released

Exclusive: Winter Week 2020 Schedule Released

Kevin Wang

January 25, 2020

Key: "AS" = All School "SU" = Sign-Up "DI" = Drop-In Winter Week 2020 will see the return of classics such as the hypnotist, the Talent Show and Window. New additions such as an Olympic speaker and a Navy presentation will help fill out the rest of the activities. Monday and Wednesda...

Giving Back: WHS students volunteer during the holidays

Students at WHS volunteered at different places during the holiday season.

Lindsey Brown and Rebeca Kamens-Gil

January 15, 2020

Over the holidays, many students at WHS enjoyed a variety of volunteer work where they gave back to their communities. With everyone spreading happiness and cheer, it’s hard not to get in the holiday spirit. Many people think of the holiday season as a time to be generous and help those less fortunate,...

ICYMI: Week of January 6 – Panera closing, eastern Europe trip, film and music reviews

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Taylor McGuire summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN articles.

Meredith Prince

January 13, 2020

In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Meredith Prince summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article. News: Reporters Taylor McGuire and Katherine Kim took a close look into how WHS students are affected by the closing of the town center Panera. Reporter Allie Nunn highlighted the Wayland fire department and how it recently re...

WHS students affected by closing of Panera in Wayland Town Center

The Panera in the Wayland Town Center closed on December 17. Many WHS students feel affected by this change. “I go [to Panera] maybe once a week, [because] normally, it’s a good spot to do homework,” sophomore Sean Goodfellow said.

Taylor McGuire and Katherine Kim

January 8, 2020

Panera Bread, one of WHS students’ favorite places to spend their time after school, is closing in the Wayland Town Center. Panera is speculated to be getting replaced by Bagel Table after its six years of service. Some WHS students will be affected greatly by Panera closing, as it will alter their...

News Brief: Wayland fire department receives grant for new gear

The Wayland Fire Department will receive a grant for new gear and washer-extractor equipment intended to prevent cancer-causing chemicals.

Allie Nunn

January 7, 2020

The Wayland fire department recently received a state grant intended to prevent firefighters from the risk of cancer-causing chemicals on the job. The department will receive a grant of $2,860 for new gear such as gloves and hoods that will help reduce the danger of these chemicals on high-risk areas...

News Brief: Midyear exam schedule released

News Brief: Midyear exam schedule released

Kevin Wang

January 6, 2020

Midyear exams will take place from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24. There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 20 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day....

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