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"

WW ‘20: Brooke Doire presents her grandmother’s Olympic success and perseverance

Brooke Doire presents to students in the lecture hall about her grandmother’s experience in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Doire’s grandmother, Betty Robinson, ran and won medals in the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928 and the Berlin Olympics in 1936. “[The message of this presentation is] to be resilient and to take things that look like impossibilities and turn them into possibilities by reaching out to those people that you trust and making a plan to get there,” Doire said.

Hailey Robinson and Sidney O’Rourke

February 2, 2020

As a part of the ongoing Winter Week pattern of women’s empowerment, speaker Brooke Doire came to speak about her grandmother’s experience in the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936. Doire’s grandmother, Betty Robinson, an Olympic runner, defied gender stereotypes and prejudice in a politically tense...

WW ’19: Realizing who you are takes time: alliance hosts panel for sophomores

A few members of Alliance held a panel discussion for the sophomore class during winter week where they answered many questions from students.

Madeline Maurer and Max Brande

March 5, 2019

Students all around Wayland High School are members of the LGBTQ+ community, but not everyone knows who they are. Three resident members of the LGBTQ+ community held a panel in the lecture hall on the morning of Friday, Feb. 1 to begin the final day of Winter Week. This panel was designed to offer a...

WW ‘19: Meditech exec and Wayland parent programs the future of healthcare

Wayland parent Scott Rader speaks about the purposes of additive manufacturing in meditech. Rader visited WHS on Thursday of Winter Week to speak to students about the future and impacts of the industry.

Kevin Wang and Alyssa Dickstein

February 7, 2019

Wayland parent Scott Rader gave a presentation based on healthcare technology during second block on Thursday, Jan. 31. Technological breakthroughs occur every day in the world of medicine, and early Thursday morning, Rader came to the WHS Lecture Hall to discuss the development and implications of such...

WW ’19: K-Pop club performs in annual winter show (video)

WW '19: K-Pop club performs in annual winter show (video)

Nathan Zhao, Nicole Erdekian, and Julia Callini

February 6, 2019

The K-Pop club performed on Thursday, Jan. 31 to celebrate Winter Week. The group was lead by senior Clarissa Briasco-Stewart and also included senior Abby Calverley, junior Lilly Brooks and sophomore Trevon Phillips.

WW ’19: “The Fourth Wall” combines athleticism and musicianship in dynamic performance

The Fourth Wall Ensemble plays boomwhackers during a performance of their 'Fruit Flies like a Banana' program. The ensemble performed this hybrid show to WHS students on Thursday. “[The] show is all about the nostalgia of childhood, something you don’t have yet,

Kevin Wang and Caitlin Newton

February 6, 2019

A combined music and theater group named The Fourth Wall performed two concerts at WHS on Thursday, Jan. 31. The group was brought to WHS as a Winter Week program by Wayland Concert Series leader Charlie Anderson, who mingled with the ensemble at both concert events and on Facebook. The Fourth Wall...

WW ’19: Students show off in the annual Talent Show (video)

WW '19: Students show off in the annual Talent Show (video)

Remmi Shaw, Julia Callini, Cammy Lehr, and Meredith Prince

February 6, 2019

Editor's Note: A previous version of this video did not credit senior Kacie Li in the last clip. We apologize for this mishap on our part, and the current video now includes the correct crediting. Students and faculty performed in the Winter Week 2019 talent show on Friday, Feb. 1. The performances included...

WW ’19: WHSTE presents “Out Loud,” a One-Act show (9 photos)

The actresses finish up the final scene and prepare to bow.

Caroline Lampert

February 4, 2019

Members of the Wayland High School Theatre Ensemble performed Out Loud, a student-written production that documents the experiences of students during an ALICE drill. Watching the performance on Monday of winter week, students were able to receive a short preview of the dramatic work that WHSTE produces...

WW ’19: Rev. Mariama White-Hammond encourages activism in student body

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond came to WHS as a Winter week speaker to talk about environmental justice and activism.

Hailey Robinson and Kyle Chen

February 2, 2019

Winter Week speaker and activist Rev. Mariama White-Hammond gave a speech to WHS students about a new view of environmental and social justice. In her presentation, White-Hammond stressed the environmental differences for different neighborhoods based on race and income. White-Hammond speaks at a variety...

WW ’19: Skelley’s Belly trumps Trivia Night (10 photos)

Freshmen Ben Chen, Haley Melvin, Lily Boyajian, Sofia Barris and Daniel Bede debate over a question about literature.

Julia Callini

February 1, 2019

Hosted by Student Council and emceed by adviser Eric Wolven, students participated in a trivia night. Students formed teams of four and five to try to win a $10 Dunkin' gift card. Click the logo for full coverage of Winter Week 2019...

WW ’19: Appreciating the Art of Cinema

Science Department Head Kenneth Rideout presented the 1946 French film La Belle et La Bête on Monday night. He and his audience discussed the artistic and emotional aspects of the cinematography as well as the sound, effects, and director choices. “If you notice, there are some instances where you wonder why the director made a certain choice or why you are feeling a certain way,

Caterina Tomassini and Joanna Barrow

February 1, 2019

People can feel pressured to keep up with the latest cell phones, apps, songs and movies, but very few have the luxury of allowing themselves to take a step back to remember the past. Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film Beauty and the Beast is a black and white film which led to the making of the now popular ...

WW’19: Hypnotist Peter Gross returns to WHS (video)

WW'19: Hypnotist Peter Gross returns to WHS (video)

Julia Callini and Nathan Zhao

January 31, 2019

Hypnotist Peter Gross visited WHS on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Gross in an annual performer at WHS and a fan favorite during winter week. Click the logo for full coverage of Winter Week 2019...

WW ’19: Stress relief in the Media Center

Students made arts and crafts in the Library Media Center Library Stress Relief activities. Teachers set up arts and crafts at different tables in the media center this week to provide stress relief.

Christos Belibisakis and Josh Schreiber

January 31, 2019

Students took part in library stress relief arts and crafts activities on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Library Media Center. This is the first year that arts and crafts have taken place in the media center during winter week. The activities were organized by librarians Jennifer Guardino, Joanne Schmidt...

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