MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulation to all the runners who represented YIS excellently at Tama Hills last Saturday.

Runners of the Day were:
Oliver Burke with an 18th (out of 138 finishers) place finish in his first meet
Elena Weidinger who overcame a nasty fall, to take 34 seconds off her PB time
Sayo Ogoshi with an excellent 16.0 minute time for the 3.3km race
and
Noel Murao-Rolufs with a PB time of 17.36 minutes for the 4.4km race.

However – all are winners in this sport! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge 2 on the wall!

Maths Challenge #2 is available now.

#2 is Due next Thursday 28th Sept (Friday is holiday for students)

The Answers to the first Challenge will be up on the wall shortly. Well done to all that tried Challenge #1. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dragon Days Project

Hi! Our name is INSERT NAME and for our Dragon Days project, we have created a project to help kids in the YIS community learn new things. Our goal is for everybody to learn at least one new thing every day. This website includes random facts, how to’s, language tips, and more! Click on the link below if you are interested!

Here is the link for the Dragon Days website. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am @ ASIJ games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs NIS on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 23rd race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

This twist on Peter Pan is set in a post-apocalyptic London being ravaged by an insatiable virus & ruled by an evil Captain #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulation to all the runners who represented YIS excellently at Tama Hills last Saturday.

Runners of the Day were:
Oliver Burke with an 18th (out of 138 finishers) place finish in his first meet
Elena Weidinger who overcame a nasty fall, to take 34 seconds off her PB time
Sayo Ogoshi with an excellent 16.0 minute time for the 3.3km race
and
Noel Murao-Rolufs with a PB time of 17.36 minutes for the 4.4km race.

However – all are winners in this sport! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge 2 on the wall!

Maths Challenge #2 is available now.

#2 is Due next Thursday 28th Sept (Friday is holiday for students)

The Answers to the first Challenge will be up on the wall shortly. Well done to all that tried Challenge #1. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Chiku

Our first meeting is today in M201 at 12:45. (Ms. Latve and Mr. Hutton)

  • Dude Be Nice Week

Hello High School,

Next week YIS Dude. Be Nice. week. Each day we will have a challenge for you everyone. Please participate to take part in the week. More details will be sent later about each day.

Tuesday: Staff/Teacher Appreciation (positive note for teachers and staff)
Wednesday: Take a photo with the most people from different grades in it. #yisevents
Thursday: High five challenge
Friday: Write a positive note challenge (post-it note and put in someone’s locker(anonymous))
(Mrs. Harrison)

  • Grade 10 Personal Project

Your Action Plan is due today. Please submit it on ManageBac and share it with your mentor. See Ms. Katy if you have any questions. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Meeting this Thursday at 1:30 in the Dance Studio. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Games this week

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against BST @ YIS on Wednesday, September 20th
2. HS Tennis Boys @ St. Marys on Saturday, September 23rd
3. HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, September 23th

Good luck to all athletes competing this week! (Dragon Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

Two half sisters, Effia & Esi are born into two different tribal villages & two very different fates in 18th century Ghana. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, September 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Last chance to get the first Maths Challenge in TODAY

Today is the last chance to get the Maths Challenge in.
Please get it to Mr. Harrison before 14:00 today.

Challenge #2 Will be available soon… (Mr. Harrison)

  • Library at Lunch

Travel to exotic lands! Escape fiery dragons! Date a J-pop star! At lunch today, the library creative space is reserved for using the green screen. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Locked in a magical duel, Vika summons snow & turns ash into gold; Nikolai sees through walls & conjure bridges out of air #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, September 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Last chance to get the first Maths Challenge in TODAY

Today is the last chance to get the Maths Challenge in.
Please get it to Mr. Harrison before 14:00 today.

Challenge #2 Will be available soon… (Mr. Harrison)

  • Library at Lunch

Travel to exotic lands! Escape fiery dragons! Date a J-pop star! At lunch today, the library creative space is reserved for using the green screen. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

You can only have one genius in a marriage: a fictionalized account of the untold story of Albert Einstein’s first wife. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • All HS Chiku Members (Repeat)

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept 19. We will meet in the M201 at 12:45 sharp during the lunch time (bring your lunch with you). We are looking forward to working with you this year. (Ms. Latve and Mr. Hutton)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 15 (Day 10) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P2): Time with Tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 10 (P1-2):

PP -Research / Citation / Action Plan (2 Groups)
Periods 1 (Design) and Period 2 (tutor)

Daily / SC Announcements by Ms. Barbour / Ms. Orihara SC Reps

Ms. Vance, Ms. Clifford, Tutors
H110: Barbour, Pichardo
Loft: Hill, Mejia, Orihara

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Tuesday, September 19 (Day 1) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0):
All Students – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Setting up your ManageBac Profile / IB Check In / SmartBacc

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Mr. Harrison + Tutors / LOFT
CAS – Check in and overview of G12
Daily / SC Announcements / by Suzuki

Group 2 Ms. Hewins / Mr. Pitter / Tutors
Tutor Rooms
University Counseling:
Application Work Period

MS DAILY – Thursday, September 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club (Repeat)

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Student Ambassadors – change of meeting time

Please meet in the Loft tomorrow (Friday) at break time. Come at 10:40 for our short meeting about being a MS Student Ambassador.

See you then. (Ms Clifford)

  • Chiku Students

Would the following students please go to the cafeteria at 12:05 today to eat an early lunch and then go to the gym parking lot at 12:25 to go to the Chiku center. We will return to campus during period 5.

Grade 6 – Maite Lefever, Mari Ito, Minori Kawasaki, Maia Gustafson, Kyoka Fujiwara, Kaira Tanaka, Maiya Patel, Abby Waritu, Julia Dorssers Gimenez, Naoto Izumi, Nicholas Roberts, Phebe Clark, Catherine Elison;

Grade 7 – Jack Murray, Sojiro Nomura

Grade 8 – Wyatt Rogers

Please see Mr Clark with any questions. (Mr. Clark)

  • Dodgeball

We are holding a dodgeball tournament tomorrow. Please see posters around the school for details or come and ask us!
(Elena, Ryuta, Misha, Mitsuki, Hyejin)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Girls Volleyball BA vs St.Maur today, Sept. 14th games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am vs St. Marys games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs CAJ on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 16th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Obsessed w/ animals? Love adventure stories? Long for the speed of a cheetah & strength of an elephant? This one’s for you. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, September 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club (Repeat)

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • All HS Chiku Members

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept 19. We will meet in the M201 at 12:45 sharp during the lunch time (bring your lunch with you). We are looking forward to working with you this year. (Ms. Latve and Mr. Hutton)

  • Grades 10-12 Van der Poel

There will be a Van der Poel meeting today at 1:35 in room L202 in the Modern Languages Building for all returning Van der Poel members. Those students new to Van der Poel will not be required to attend this initial meeting and will be contacted shortly. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Club Meeting on Friday

The first meeting of the HOPE Service Club is tomorrow morning (Friday, Day 10) from 8:00 – 9:00 am in the Loft. See you there. (Ms. Urquhart, Mr. Schneer, Mr. Pomeroy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Good luck to the WJAA Boys and Girls Volleyball teams as they travel to Fukuoka and Kobe respectively.

Teachers please know the boys will be departing at 12:00 pm, while the girls will be departing YIS at 2:00 pm.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Musical

Please be reminded there will be a sing through/read through of the HS Musical Little Shop of Horrors today at 4:15pm in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room – H110. Whole cast & crew should attend. Please bring a bottle of water with you. (Ms. Kimi)

  • HS Book of the Day

Gone Girl meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Tina seeks revenge for her mother’s murder in this fast paced thriller. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 15 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Time with Tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 10 (P1-2):

PP -Research / Citation / Action Plan (2 Groups)
Periods 1 (Design) and Period 2 (tutor)

Daily / SC Announcements by Ms. Barbour / Ms. Orihara SC Reps

Ms. Vance, Ms. Clifford, Tutors
H110: Barbour, Pichardo
Loft: Hill, Mejia, Orihara

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Tuesday, September 19 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0):
All Students – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Setting up your ManageBac Profile / IB Check In / SmartBacc

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Mr. Harrison + Tutors / LOFT
CAS – Check in and overview of G12
Daily / SC Announcements / by Suzuki

Group 2 Ms. Hewins / Mr. Pitter / Tutors
Tutor Rooms
University Counseling:
Application Work Period

MS DAILY – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Playground after 12:50pm (MS)

The allocated time for MS to use the playground during lunchtime is after 12:50pm as elementary are using it until that time. Due to the limited space, it is not safe to use the playground at the same time as elementary children so please wait until all the elementary children have packed away and left the playground. Thanks, (Ms Vitty)

  • MS Play Rehearsal

Please be reminded that MS Play rehearsals start this week! Read through today at 4pm in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room (H110). All MS Cast & Crew should attend and join this Google Classroom page for info and updates – (anz75f6). See you there! (Ms. Kimi)

  • MS Book of the Day

Perry’s mom is in jail. He’s lived his whole life there with her until the district attorney finds out and moves Perry out. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 10

During your tutor period this morning, please do these three things:

  • Fill out this survey about your name (what’s on your passport), first nationality and first language. It is important the information is accurate as this will be forwarded to the IB.
  • If you have not emailed your mentor yet to schedule your 1st mentor meeting, you must do that this morning. That meeting is supposed to happen this week.
  • Log into ManageBac and edit your Personal Project Proposal underneath the Project tab.
  • Grades 10-12 Van der Poel

There will be a Van der Poel meeting on Thursday, day 9, at 1:35 in room L202 in the Modern Languages Building for all returning Van der Poel members. Those students new to Van der Poel will not be required to attend this initial meeting and will be contacted shortly. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • Sign-up for  Mario Kart Tournament

Sign-up for the first Mario Kart tournament to be held on the 21st of September (Thursday)!
Players may sign up through the form sent on email, or at the link below.
https://goo.gl/forms/586xG6VqL10E6IQ72

Entry fee for players will be 100 yen but if you wish not to play, but to spectate, entry will be free and there will also be food and drink available to buy. It will be from 4:10 pm to 6:30pm in the auditorium.
For more details, please check the description on the sign-up sheet! (HS Student council)

  • HS Book of the Day

Set in 1920s Berlin w/ crowded streets, thriving arts, passionate politics & seedy cabarets, this ones’s profound & intense. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Support the PTSA (Repeat)

If you are still looking to fulfill your CAS requirements and have an interest in supporting the PTSA, you may want to consider participating in the PTSA CAS Project!
Open to Grade 11 & 12, students signing up will help out with PTSA events and activities on a long term/regular basis as a way of fulfilling their CAS requirements.

Some examples of PTSA events and activities that students would be involved in are:

– Babysitting at various PTSA events (like the BBQ Fiesta on Sat. Sept. 23):
– Food Fair (Nov 5) – Set up, clean up, selling raffle/tombola tickets after school etc
– Headmaster’s Quiz (April) – Planning, set up etc:
– Bingo Night (Jan) – Planning, set up etc.

Please sign up here if you’re interested or email PTSA  if you have any further questions. (PTSA)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Items left behind

Middle and high school students! Nobody likes losing their stuff. If you see an item left behind in a classroom (backpack, hat, PE kit, etc), please CHECK THE NAME TAG.

If their is no name on the item, it will go to Lost and Found.

If there is a name tag, it will either go to Lost and Found, or a teacher may send it to the owner. (Ms. Kaufman)

  • Library Closing at 3:30

The library will close at 3:30 today because of the whole school faculty meeting. (Ms. Katy)

  • Activities Reminder

Secondary activities will start right away after the 3:30 dismissal. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys Soccer today, Sept. 12th vs. Nishimachi games start at 4:00 (please dismiss B team players at 3:15 pm)
– MS Girls Volleyball BA vs St.Maur on Thursday, Sept. 14th games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am vs St. Marys games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs CAJ on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 16th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Follow the Ancient Greek hero Odysseus on his looooong journey home while he deals with witches, Cyclops and hypnotic fruit. #msbookoftheday

https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/907370471745658880 (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Items left behind

Middle and high school students! Nobody likes losing their stuff. If you see an item left behind in a classroom (backpack, hat, PE kit, etc), please CHECK THE NAME TAG.

If their is no name on the item, it will go to Lost and Found.

If there is a name tag, it will either go to Lost and Found, or a teacher may send it to the owner. (Ms. Kaufman)

  • Library Closing at 3:30

The library will close at 3:30 today because of the whole school faculty meeting. (Ms. Katy)

  • Activities Reminder

Secondary activities will start right away after the 3:30 dismissal. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Room Changes

There are a couple of room changes for grade 11 &12 students:

Psychology w/ Mr. Parker will move to room M208
TOK w/ Mr. Edwards will move to M305

(Ms. Madrid)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Only need to meet with the Senior DC Members this week. Please meet in the PE office at 1:30 on Wednesday. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Perry reluctantly takes Gobi, the Lithuanian exchange student, to prom. All is well until he learns she’s a trained assassin in need of a getaway driver. #hsbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/907369024681476096 (Ms. Katy)

  • Support the PTSA (Repeat)

If you are still looking to fulfill your CAS requirements and have an interest in supporting the PTSA, you may want to consider participating in the PTSA CAS Project!
Open to Grade 11 & 12, students signing up will help out with PTSA events and activities on a long term/regular basis as a way of fulfilling their CAS requirements.

Some examples of PTSA events and activities that students would be involved in are:

– Babysitting at various PTSA events (like the BBQ Fiesta on Sat. Sept. 23):
– Food Fair (Nov 5) – Set up, clean up, selling raffle/tombola tickets after school etc
– Headmaster’s Quiz (April) – Planning, set up etc:
– Bingo Night (Jan) – Planning, set up etc.

Please sign up here if you’re interested or email PTSA  if you have any further questions. (PTSA)