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Megan Pierce (WHS ’13) wins national championships in 400 IM and 200 yd butterfly


Wayland students to perform in NAfME ensembles

Wayland Town Crier 3/17/17: Wayland students to perform in NAfME ensembles. Two Wayland High School students were chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s All-Eastern Honors Ensembles. The biennial event brings together top student musicians from 12 states to rehearse and perform a culminating concert. Zachary Knapp and Christopher Laven have been selected for the honor.

Wayland Town Meeting article looks call for expanding voting rights

Wayland Town Crier 3/15/17: Wayland Town Meeting article looks call for expanding voting rights. Giselle Shardlow is generally thrilled to live in Wayland. She is Canadian by birth and has lived in Wayland for about three years. She praised the schools and the town but she feels left out in one way. She is not a United States citizen, and thus cannot vote, including in local elections and at Town Meeting.

No Fooling: Talented College Groups to Perform at Spring College A Cappella Concert April 1!

Three talented college a cappella groups are coming to the Wayland High School Theater to perform at the Spring College A Cappella Concert on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by WHS’ own T-Tones, Muses and Madrigals for a night of great entertainment!

Each year, the College A Cappella concerts are a musical highlight of Wayland life. A cappella music features fresh arrangements of both classic and contemporary songs performed by unaccompanied singers, though vocalists sometimes emulate instruments. Having experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent years, a cappella attracts the most talented singers on college campuses nationwide!

Featured college groups include returning favorites Berklee’s Pitch Slapped and Tufts’ Beelzebubs. Also, Yale’s New Blue will perform for the first time at WHS, featuring Wayland High School alum Anna Lifland!

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Berklee’s Pitch Slapped

Pitch Slapped is Berklee’s premier co-ed a cappella group. Founded in 2006, Pitch Slapped has performed in various U.S. cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, and recently toured as far as China! Their repertoire consists of a variety of styles, ranging from pop and rock to R&B. Pitch Slapped has earned the title of ICCA Quarterfinal Champion every year since 2008. Named one of the top five a cappella groups in the country by USA Today, the group won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2011 and 2014. Pitch Slapped also appeared on NBC’s The Sing Off in 2010 and was featured on America’s Got Talent in 2015.

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Tufts Beelzebubs

From Boston to Buenos Aires to NBC’s The Sing Off, the Tufts Beelzebubs have been bringing their motto of “Fun Through Song” to the world since 1963. Through these 54 years the Bubs have stayed at the forefront of contemporary a cappella, releasing award-winning albums, serving as the voices of ‘The Warblers’ on Glee, and being an inspiration for the movie Pitch Perfect. Despite this, they continue to be a silly, crazy, and fun-loving group of guys and tell us that they can’t wait to put on an awesome show for Wayland High School!

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Yale’s New Blue

The New Blue is Yale University’s oldest all-female a cappella group, bringing musical excellence to campus since 1969, the first year Yale admitted undergraduate women. A deep alto bass line, soaring soprano descants, intricate harmonies, and complex arrangements make The New Blue’s sound especially distinctive. Powered by a diverse repertoire, from pop to jazz and folk to classic rock, and characterized by award-winning arrangements and a range of unique voices, The New Blue always has a blast!

What better way to mark the start of spring than to come to this electrifying event? Priced at $18, tickets are available at Donelan’s, Russell’s Garden Center, and online at the WHS CAPA website, You can also find pictures, videos, and additional information on the concert’s Facebook page at Seats are general admission and doors open at about 7:00 p.m. The concert will have one intermission with complimentary refreshments.

The a cappella concerts are major fundraisers for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA), the organization that supports all Wayland High School arts, music and theater programs. For more information, to buy tickets, to join the mailing list, or to make a donation, visit

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METCO marks 50th anniversary

Wayland Student Press Network: METCO marks 50th anniversary. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the METCO program’s existence in Massachusetts. METCO stands for Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. The program is designed to promote diversity by integrating students from Boston into the suburbs. The program currently includes 34 districts in Greater Boston that receive students from the inner city.

Administrators from Franklin, Holliston among those for Wayland superintendent

Wayland Town Crier 3/9/17: Administrators from Franklin, Holliston among those for Wayland superintendent. A screening committee has identified four current assistant superintendents for the School Committee to consider as it looks to hire a new superintendent. The screening committee on Thursday presented the names of Joyce Edwards of the Franklin Public Schools, Sara Ahern of the Holliston Public Schools, Patricia Kinsella of the Lincoln Public Schools and Arthur Unobskey of the Gloucester Public Schools.

Police seek information from public on Windy Hill Burglary

Wayland Town Crier 3/9/17: $100K worth of jewelry, electronics stolen in Wayland burglary. Police say at least one burglar stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from a Windy Hill Lane home on Tuesday. There are no suspects, Police Chief Robert Irving said on Thursday.

Police Press Release: On Tuesday, March 7th, at 12:41pm, Wayland Police responded to a residential burglary on Windy Hill Lane.  Upon arrival, officers checked the house and surrounding area but could not locate the intruder.  It is believed the burglar(s) may have been scared off by the return of the home owner.  Several items were removed from the home, including jewelry and electronics.  This case is under investigation by detectives and they ask anyone that may have any information to contact them at 508-358-4721.  In particular, detectives are interested in any sightings, between 8:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M., of suspicious persons or vehicles in the Windy Hill Lane area or the conservation and aqueduct area in close proximity to the burglarized house.  Evidence indicates that three-wheeled suitcases were taken from the residence and may have been used to hold other more valuable items.

Police ask homeowners to secure their homes when they leave, set their burglar alarms if they have one and to immediately report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  If an unknown person knocks on your door and asks for directions or provides other excuses for them being there, it is possible that they are checking to see if someone is home before breaking in.  This type of activity should immediately be reported to the police so we can attempt to identify the individuals.  Vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers aid the police in investigating and identifying suspicious individuals.  As jewelry is often the target of residential burglars, it is suggested that homeowners hide their jewelry or store it in a safe place. If a resident comes home and discovers that their home has been broken into, they should exit the home and contact the police so a thorough check of the house can be made by officers.