• January 4Students who wish to be COVID-19 tested weekly at school must enroll by Jan. 14
  • January 4Seniors and juniors who wish to take the SAT at WHS must register by Friday, Jan. 8
  • January 4Quarter 2 to end on Jan. 29, 2021
  • December 23Cohort A to attend school on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to make up for MLK Day
  • November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2

Wayland Student Press

Zachary Campana: Good food makes people happy, and that’s what I love

Senior Zach Campana prepares a special breakfast dish for dinner. Campana prepares new recipes for his family almost every week to introduce new foods to their palate.
Julia Raymond January 11, 2021

When lockdown hit in March due to the pandemic, many of us could say we picked up new hobbies, whether it be baking, reading, painting, running or anything else in between. For senior Zach Campana, his...

Who said no dogs at school? Meet Ricki, the WHS therapy dog

Meet Ricki, the WHS therapy dog. If you want to meet her, pay a visit to the guidance department and be greeted by a friendly face and a wagging tail. “A service dog or therapy dog can allow a student to focus on something else for a while, rather than on the difficulty they are going through,” Sacramone said.
Alyssa Dickstein January 2, 2021

High school can be a high-stress environment: between tests, essays, the SATs, Driver’s Ed, college applications, plus COVID-19 this year, students may be feeling the stress now more than ever. But Ricki,...

Jenna Brandaleone: Donating hair is a simple way to help others

Senior Jenna Brandaleone donated eight inches of hair to Children with Hair Loss.
Katherine Kim December 14, 2020

Getting a new hair-do is an exhilarating experience for a lot of people who regularly visit hair salons. Whether you choose to dye, style or simply cut your hair, the immediate change in your physical...

Attic Archaeology: Local history makes history come alive in ways that kids can relate to

History department head and Attic Archaeology teacher Kevin Delaney uses a tool for students at a farm in Sherborn as part of a project on how life was like on a farm. Field studies are an important part of the course and students must be open to taking part in more unconventional forms of learning. “To be part of Attic Archaeology, [you've] got to be willing to get dirt under your fingernails and be like ‘I don’t care, I’ll go muck around in the woods and see if we can find something,’” Delaney said.
Emily Chafe December 8, 2020

For seven years, the semester-long elective, Attic Archaeology, has brought local social history to life for WHS students. Taught by history teacher and department head Kevin Delaney, the project and field...

Jim Girard: Coaching is “the best job in the world”

In addition to his work at WHS, guidance counselor Jim Girard loves his job as a football coach currently working for Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. “I enjoy working with student-athletes, I enjoy competition [and] I enjoy the camaraderie,
Jacqueline Cahaly November 16, 2020

Many students at WHS know and have worked with guidance counselor Jim Girard. One of his many responsibilities is working alongside students during their college application process as marked by the numerous...

Emily Grieco: Skating pushes you to work your hardest

Sophomore Emily Grieco stands in her locker room before the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships. Grieco has a hidden talent for figure skating, an uncommon sport that has brought her many successes and has taught her many life lessons. “[I have learned] to work hard for the sport, and just in life in general,
Deirdre Brown November 2, 2020

Sophomore Emily Grieco discovered her passion for figure skating when she first started at two years old. She went on to start competing at the age of five and continued around the country to compete in...

Mingle Li: Joining a meeting is as simple as clicking a button

Senior Mingle Li developed an application called WHSRemote that allows students to configure their classes and Zoom links in one simple spot. “Say on Monday, you have four classes. I [needed] to represent that with some sort of structure,” Li said.
Max Brande October 20, 2020

When school went remote this past March, our way of learning changed as we knew it. Students went from remembering classroom numbers to having to keep track of endless Zoom and Google Meet links. For many,...

Megan Chau: Anyone can appreciate art

Junior Megan Chau's drawing of a cat. Chau is an experienced drawer with national awards under her belt. 
“I do think drawing for me is a creative outlet,
Joanna Barrow October 16, 2020

Junior Megan Chau began her first artistic ventures in elementary school, and since then, she has grown to become a nationally recognized artist. She has garnered two Scholastic silver medals and one honorable...

Lily Yu: Art conveys emotion

Sophomore Lily Yu creates a drawing of an old woman. Yu won a National Gold Medal from Scholastic for this piece. “I think art is a lot like music because it makes up for the shortcomings that every language has,
Eliya Howard-Delman June 16, 2020

Sophomore Lily Yu discovered her passion for art in kindergarten when she first started to draw. The freedom of expression that art gives to a person initially pulled her in. Yu has traditionally done...

Gina Cournoyer: Cheer is so much more than what happens on the mat

After team dinner, Rocket Cheer head coach Gina Cournoyer (middle of top row) surprises her athletes as they prepare to compete at the Superbowl of all-star cheerleading, the World Championship.
Kaitlyn Mabe May 21, 2020

Almost everyone has had a role model, mentor or someone that inspires them in some aspect of their life. Coaches, throughout their careers in athletics, take on the biggest role in pushing the development...

Silvija Grava: Animals are equals

Sophomore Silvija Grava feeds Jay the horse in Kanab, Utah.
Lindsey Brown May 12, 2020

While many WHS students have pets at home that they love, sophomore Silvija Grava has a passion for all animals. Grava volunteers weekly at a local animal shelter, travels to animal sanctuaries around...

Jason Shu: Another set toward success

Sophomore Jason Shu watches an ongoing meet before it’s his turn to race.
Jonathan Zhang April 30, 2020

For sophomore Jason Shu, swimming is more than just a sport. It’s a safe haven from the challenges of school, and something that keeps him going. Although Shu was recently crowned fastest sophomore in...

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