Friday, May 24, 2013
The Wayland boys' volleyball team was bounced by Cambridge.
The update below was supplied by Coach Rod Fletcher. The Warriors qualified for the state volleyball tournament with a 10-10 record, playing in the DCL which is one of the most competitive leagues in the state -- it sent six of eight teams to the tournament. Wayland drew Cambridge, the defending State Champions and league rival, in the first round. The previous match versus Cambridge had been a very close 3-1 loss in a hotly contested match where Cambridge scored a total of 95 points to Wayland's 92. Although Cambridge was returning last year's (and this year's) league Player of the Year at outside hitter, the Warriors were optimistic about their chances. Both teams got it going right from the start of the match, trading plays and points …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The girls are ranked third in the MIAA tournament.
Wayland High School girls’ lacrosse will take on Lowell Catholic in the first round of the MIAA Girls’ Lacrosse Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday, May 28 at Wayland. The girls, who finished 11-2-2, have the 3rd ranking in the tournament. Lowell Catholic finished 13-4 and has the 14th ranking. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on May 28.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Justice Smith will be moving on from Wayland at the end of the school year.
Wayland High/Wayland Middle Athletic Director Justice Smith will not return to his position for the 2013-14 school year, according to an announcement for Wayland High Principal Pat Tutwiler. Smith will head to the western United States where he plans to pursue collegiate athletic administration, Tutwiler said. "Anyone who has had the pleasure of interacting with Justice, be it casually at a sporting event or more substantively through one of the countless programs and initiatives in which he is involved, will willingly attest to his warm personality and demonstrably student-centered core values," Tutwiler wrote. "Over the past three years, he has made innumerable contributions and shown himself to be knowledgeable and hardworking. We wish …
Wayland first responders and others staged a mock accident at Wayland High School on Thursday.
What looked like a terrible accident Thursday morning at Wayland High School was actually a staged presentation designed to prevent a terrible accident. Members of the Wayland Fire and Police departments were joined by local clergy and an employee from John C. Bryant Funeral Home Thursday morning to present a mock accident for students at Wayland High School. The accident was staged in front of the school just two days before the WHS Junor Prom. The scene featured student actors interacting with real-life Wayland officials and employees to put on a demonstration of what can happen when students drink and drive or otherwise make poor decisions and get behind the wheel. Throughout the 40-minute presentation, Wayland Fire Chief Vinnie Smith …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Wayland High School boys' volleyball needs a 10th win to make it to the post season. It came close Friday.
The update below was supplied by Rod Fletcher, head coach of the boys' volleyball team. At nine wins and nine losses, the Wayland High School boys' volleyball team needed one more win to make the post season tournament when they traveled to Arlington this past week. In a knock-down, drag-out battle of serves, digs, spikes and blocks the Spy Ponders out lasted Wayland for a 3-2 win in a hard fought match by both teams. Wayland jumped out to an early lead in game one behind the serving of Ben Haspel and solid play from Dave Cohen and outside hitter Nick Tempesta. Arlington closed the gap but Wayland took the first game 27-25. The second game was another close one with Christian Eng setting for the Warriors and Harry Leavitt and Cameron Chin …
Patch is looking for your prom photos! Vintage or brand new, let's see how well you clean up.
It isn’t often, Parents, that you get to see your teenage sons and daughters “puttin’ on the ritz.” But Wayland High School’s junior prom is here, and we know you’re excited to see them all decked out in their tuxes and gowns. And prom-goers, we know you’ve been looking forward to and planning for this event for quite some time. And we also know that you'll take your own fair share of photos that night. We’re excited at Patch, too, so let’s see those prom photos! From the pre-prom primping to the boutonnière pinning, we know you’ll have plenty of photos you’ll be proud to share. Elegant, dashing, debonair, glamorous, quirky, cute or creative, prom photos are worth sharing. By the way, if you happen to have a vintage prom photo on hand that…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Three unique student movies will be showcased at the festival.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Members of the New England Patriots headed to the Wayland High School Field House for the annual Wayland Boosters basketball game fundraiser.
Wayland High School athletes and staff took to the hardwood May 9 for a friendly basketball game against members of the New England Patriots. "I enjoy playing with the kids," Wayland High School Principal Pat Tutwiler said, adding he had only missed one year of playing since coming to the school. "This is an important event because it supports the sports programs and sports are a big part of Wayland High School." The field house was flooded with kids and adults eager for a chance to watch members of their favorite football team show off their basketball skills or have a piece of paraphernalia signed. Ultimately the Patriots walked away with the victory over the Wayland Boosters All-Stars, 78-73. The game may not have been the most …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Newsweek recently released a list of top public high schools in the country and Wayland High wasn't on it. Does it matter?
Yesterday we told you about Newsweek's latest list of top public high schools. We also told you that Wayland High School didn't make the cut. But a Patch reader pointed out that the methodology could be flawed (or at least not fully explained) ... or that Wayland High may not have even been considered for inclusion due to years old participation in a boycott of the Newsweek list. In 2008, at the time of the aforementioned boycott, Newsweek used only the number of students who take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests to determine which schools made the list, according to a letter submitted to Newsweek and signed by 38 superintendents, including Gary Burton, then-superintendent of Wayland Public Schools. Since …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria it used leaves Wayland High School off the list. This, in spite of Wayland High's No. 6 ranking in Boston Magazine's 2012 list of the top 20 high schools in Boston and the Boston suburbs. Wayland High School also failed to rank in US News' top 500 high schools nationally. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time …