Wildcat Tracks

Upcoming winter play to present children’s stories on stage

Sarah Augustine, Photo Editor

November 28, 2018

Under the direction of English teacher and drama director Anne Slotnick, WHS Theater Company will be preparing to cast the short play “Sideways Stories from Wayside School.” Auditions for the winter performance are open to all and will take place on Tuesday, November 27 in the black box, with...

Students and teachers respond to Google Classroom transition

Adi Saligrama, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 28, 2018

Following a two-year transitional period, WHS teachers and students have finally transitioned from TeacherWeb to Google Classroom as the main student-teacher interface. After its full incorporation into WHS classrooms, a range of reviews from students and teachers have shed light on both the positive...

Annual Powderpuff game to provide valuable experiences for seniors

Alexandra Liang, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

In anticipation for the Thanksgiving holiday, the WHS senior girls are energized to play in the annual Powderpuff game against the Wayland High School senior girls. With many of the senior girls on the team having grown up together throughout the years, fostering bonding between the girls is a major t...

Varsity football heading to Wayland for Thanksgiving game

Varsity football team following a Friday night's game.

Nate Hohenberg, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

In a much anticipated Thanksgiving matchup, the Wildcats will head to their archrival Wayland for the annual Wayland-Weston Turkey Day Football Game. In response to the inclement weather on Thanksgiving Day, the game will be played at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 21. In addition to the game’s tradition and ri...

Class of 2021 hosts annual haunted house

A student volunteer grins from inside a blow-up T-rex costume.

November 7, 2018

The WHS sophomore class hosted its annual haunted house at the high school on October 26. This year's spooky theme was "Haunted Graveyard" and featured tours of the haunted house, as well as games, face paint, and music in the gymnasium. Refreshments included pizza, candy and even catered Chik-fil-a, and ...

WHS community working hard to bring 13th annual Pumpkin Festival

A flyer for the upcoming Pumpkin Festival.

Adi Saligrama and Yara Attar, Co-Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Every October families gather on the Town Green to carve jack-o-lanterns, munch on candy apples, and enjoy the fall festivities among the falling leaves. The annual Pumpkin Festival is a Halloween-themed event organized by WHS students and staff to benefit Camp Sunshine. In its 13th year running, the P...

Start of school brings diverse new teachers to WHS

Science department head Stephen Ribisi prepares for his biology courses. PHOTO/ Sarah Augustine

Sarah Augustine and Casey Friedman, Editors

October 4, 2018

Since the start of the 2018-2019 school year, a large number of new faces have joined our faculty at WHS. This change is due to the retirement of many long term faculty members last spring. The diverse new group of teachers ranges from a new science department head, new language teachers, and even a ...

Varied early opinions on new start time and logistics

This September 2018 Wildcat Tracks poll showed that an overwhelming majority of students supported the new start time.

Adi Saligrama, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2018

Since early September, both buses and cars have lined up between WHS and WMS around 8:30 a.m., unloading groups of middle and high schoolers at the start of the school day. While this new start time has helped students be better rested than they were last year, it has also introduced several logistical...

Brazilian exchange student experiences life at WHS

Bruna da Silva gets ready for practice in the WHS locker room.

Heather Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

The start of a school year brings new changes for teachers and students alike: new faces, new names, and new classes. Senior Bruna da Silva is learning everything anew this year, from a different school to a completely unfamiliar culture as she experiences a semester in WHS as an exchange student from...

Seniors’ College and Post-Graduate Plans

Seniors' College and Post-Graduate Plans

June 4, 2018

Stephen Alphas -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges Elias Anton -- University of Miami Ian Armstrong -- Northwestern University Maxwell Arnold -- Northeastern University Kamar Atkins -- Bunker Hill Community College Ayeh Attar -- Brandeis University Kathryn Augustine -- Northwestern Un...

Retiring faculty and staff leave behind long-lasting legacies

Mary O'Brien sits in her office where she's been the technology specialist for 21 years.

Anna Gabriel and Heather Lee

June 1, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, students at WHS prepare to say goodbye to some of their favorite teachers. After decades of teaching, faculty members including math teacher Larry Davidson, English teacher and theatre director John Minigan, technology integration specialist Mary O’Brien, janitor Tony Le...

Students await upcoming June Academy China trip

Students and teachers on last year's China trip pose on the Great Wall.

Charlie Marchiony, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

Since its inception last year, June Academy has been the perfect time for WHS students to travel abroad. Last year, students traveled to countries such as China, Cuba, and South Africa. While other domestic and international trips are held throughout the year, China remains this year as the sole international...

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