Wayland Student Press

  • November 5Informational meeting for the WHSTE Winter One-Act to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Shop
  • November 5Wednesday, Nov. 20 will be an extra-early release day, dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
  • November 5No school on Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
  • November 5Green Team walk/ride/carpool to school day to take place on Friday, Nov. 8
  • October 15Sophomore semi-formal to take place on Saturday, Oct.19 at Weston Golf Club
  • October 11Student Council to host schoolwide lip sync battle on Monday, Oct. 21
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"
  • August 28New bell schedule implemented at WHS; blocks rotate and drop differently than the past
  • August 28WSPN to release iPhone app on Oct. 1

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Annie Long: Start it if it’s really a passion and a hobby, and you won’t really care if you blow up

Joyce Wu

November 5, 2019

Setting up her tripod in her room, eighth grader Annie Long checks to make sure the camera is in focus, the audio is working and the legs are stable. Taking a deep breath, she hits record. “Hey guys,” she muses to the camera. “Welcome back to my channel!” Since the third grade, eighth grader...

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Lilly Brooks: I like the creativity that comes with making bracelets

Ellie Tyska

November 4, 2019

The average teenager may earn their money through babysitting, working at a cash register or running errands, but senior Lilly Brooks makes her own salary from her self-run online jewelry company: Avocado Avalanche. It didn’t take long for Brooks to find her passion for jewelry making – she was...

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Ciara Murphy: I could make a difference in peoples’ lives

Christina Taxiarchis

October 31, 2019

Many students at WHS plan to pursue their interest in the medical field once they head off to college. Yet, there are a lucky few who get to chase their passion during their high school years. Senior Ciara Murphy has been lucky enough to work at the Armstrong Lab, a pediatric oncology lab that is a part...

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Kristin Cowell: Strengthening teaching through weightlifting

Hailey Robinson

October 25, 2019

Students at WHS have come to know science teacher and yearbook adviser Kristin Cowell, but few know about her weightlifting teaching and pastime. Cowell’s hobby started when she began taking “body pump” classes at her gym, Wayside Racquet and Swim. “I started a year ago [by] taking classes...

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Lucas Alvarado: Music is the one thing that connects us all

Meredith Prince

October 9, 2019

Usually, if you saw a three-year-old sitting in front of a piano, you’d want to cover your ears and hope for the best as they bang their hands across the keys. One particular three-year-old, however, might have surprised you as he ran his fingers lightly across the keys, playing a familiar tune. From...

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Andrea Shang: If you lose, you have to tell yourself, ‘I can get better’

Charlie Moore

September 16, 2019

Junior Andrea Shang steps onto the fencing strip, readjusting her lamé and pulling down her mask. Heart pounding, the unranked Shang faces down a ranked opponent named Czarina Alfonso in a regional competition in New Jersey. The referee utters “en-garde.” Gripping her foil sword, Shang enters her...

Year in Review: 2018-19

Year in Review: 2018-19

Caitlin Newton and Julia Callini

June 21, 2019

September Wayland Public Schools implemented many changes over the course of the 2018-19 school year. At the start of the year, new Assistant Superintendent Parry Graham took on his new role, replacing previous assistant superintendent Brad Crozier. Junior Ryan Dowling is making an impact on the music industry, producing his own songs along with some WHS students...

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Jay Provost: when life gives you bees, make honey

Josh Schreiber

June 5, 2019

Sophomore Jay Provost has taken up a relatively unique hobby and business alongside his dad, Bob Provost. What started out as an idea lead to the creation of a company called "Bob and Jay Bees." They bought their first hives after Bob Provost suggested to Jay that they try beekeeping together, but it...

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Julia Mele: I love choreographing and dancing hip-hop

Jessica Reilly

June 4, 2019

Many students are familiar with the Window Dance Ensemble, but sophomore Window member Julia Mele is taking her dance training to a higher degree. Mele is involved in outside classes and a competitive team in addition to Window, working vigorously to heighten her skill. “I dance at House of Dance...

Clarissa Briasco-Stewart: I help tell the story in the same way that the music helps tell the story in a musical

Clarissa Briasco-Stewart: I help tell the story in the same way that the music helps tell the story in a musical

Madeline Maurer

May 8, 2019

Anyone who has ever set foot on a stage understands how much work goes on among the numerous branches of an ensemble. Behind every actor, dancer, singer and performer, there is a team of hardworking and talented people who help them make their show amazing. From technical to scene work and beyond, it ta...

Emma Gardner: CrossFit has made me into who I am and who I’m going to be

Emma Gardner: CrossFit has made me into who I am and who I’m going to be

Meredith Prince

May 2, 2019

For some students, it takes many years of searching and discovering to find something they are truly passionate about and want to pursue in their life. However, sophomore Emma Gardner has already found her calling in the complex of CrossFit New England. Gardner started doing CrossFit in December 2017,...

Ava Korzeniowski: The first things you make aren’t going to be good and that’s okay because you learn from experience

Ava Korzeniowski: The first things you make aren’t going to be good and that’s okay because you learn from experience

Alyssa Dickstein

April 25, 2019

Sophomore Ava Korzeniowski sewed her own dress for the Sophomore Semi Formal. This might sound unusual, but if you’ve met her, you’d know that this dress is just one creation in a long line of her original designs. Korzeniowski has been sewing since she was ten years old, and with lots of hard work,...

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