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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland HS Field Hockey Team Is Coed And Not Everybody’s Cheering

CBS Boston 10/30/19: Wayland HS Field Hockey Team Is Coed And Not Everybody’s Cheering. In the first round of the high school field hockey playoff tournament Thursday afternoon, Wayland beat Wakefield 2-1. And both of Wayland’s goals were scored by boys on the team.

Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School

Wayland Town Crier 10/15/19: Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School. During a recent School Committee meeting, Superintendent Arthur Unobskey said Tricia O’Reilly, most recently the elementary curriculum director for math and science, will serve as interim principal at the school. O’Reilly, who was in her previous position for nine years, was also a fifth-grade teacher for 16 years at Claypit Hill Elementary School.

Here are the 67 Mass. schools recognized for good performance

Boston Globe 9/25/19: Here are the 67 Mass. schools recognized for good performance. Happy Hollow one of 67 Massachusetts schools recognized for good performance, and one of only 24 recognized for “High Achievement”

Boston Magazine releases annual list of top public high schools

WHDH 8/29/19: Boston Magazine releases annual list of top public high schools. Boston Magazine has released its annual list of the 150 best public high schools. The list is compiled based on numerous factors including enrollment, average class size, student-to-teacher ratio, MCAS scores, graduation rate, and how many graduates attend college.

Boston Magazine 2019 Best Public High Schools in Boston 2019. The top 10 are:

  1. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School
  2. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
  3. Wayland High School
  4. The Bromfield School (Harvard)
  5. Lexington High School
  6. Sharon High School
  7. Concord-Carlisle High School
  8. Weston High School
  9. Wellesley High School
  10. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize

Wayland Student Press 6/19/19: Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize. Sophomore Atharva Weling is the winner of the 14th annual Freedom Prize Essay contest. Not only does Weling get to put this honorary title on his future college resumé, but he also walked away with a $500 check and a framed certificate.

Students succeed at Wayland Town Meeting

Wayland Town Crier 6/19/19: Students succeed at Wayland Town Meeting. Wayland Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly in favor of petitioners’ Article 11 on April 29, a resolution to create a committee comprising residents of all ages to put together a “town-wide, intergenerational music festival in March 2020.” This article was a long time in the making, going back to 2017, when Kaat Vander Straeten, parent of a middle schooler, was wondering how to get young people involved in local government.

What Does It Take To Change School Start Times? Officials In Wayland Say It’s Complicated

WBUR 6/14/19: What Does It Take To Change School Start Times? Officials In Wayland Say It’s Complicated. Wayland parents are preparing for a big shift this fall: a new school start time. It’s the most recent district to shift its school days later for high school and middle school students. At least a dozen districts in Massachusetts have made the change, many in the last two years.