MS DAILY – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KINDERGARTEN BUILDING – KEEP OUT & KEEP DOOR CLEAR!

This is just another reminder to not use the corridors during break and lunchtime for chatting, studying etc. This is a learning space for the younger students. Also, another reminder not to block the doorways when you’re sitting outside the building. (Mr. Snowball)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniforms- All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

  • MS Book of the Day

Wolverine, Deadpool, Thanos & Doctor Doom: there’s one hero that’s beaten them all…Squirrel Girl! #msbookoftheday #eatinnutsandkickinbutts (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Dance (Repeat)

The MS dance committee is excited to announce that the Starry Night dance is coming up this Friday! The dance will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at the auditorium. Drinks will be on sale so bring some change! The dress code is casual but feel free to wear something more formal is you want to. The MS dance committee has worked really hard to organize this dance and we hope to see many of you there! (MS Dance Committee)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KINDERGARTEN BUILDING – KEEP OUT & KEEP DOOR CLEAR!

This is just another reminder to not use the corridors during break and lunchtime for chatting, studying etc. This is a learning space for the younger students. Also, another reminder not to block the doorways when you’re sitting outside the building. (Mr. Snowball)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Soccer – Joint practice/Scrimmage with Nippon Sports University this Friday, February 24th starting at 4:30 pm up at the YCAC.

Uniforms
– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

Dragon Council
-Meeting today in the dance studio at 1:30.

Fitness Interest
– All students interested in using the fitness equipment in the dance studio, please know that Mr. Ralph and Mr. Tananone will be holding introduction sessions on Tuesday the 21st and 28th of February. Once you have gone to one of these sessions, you can access the equipment outside of school hours. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

This is one of those awesome books where you love to hate all of the characters. Liked Gone Girl? This thriller is for you. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, February 23 (Day 1)

Grade 9 (P5+6): Grade 9 Looking In Seminar – Ms. McDiarmid, Mr. Pitter + Tutors / LOFT

Grade 10 (P5+6): GCD – Refresher / Reflection Time – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 11 (P0): University Counselling – Work on Research and University Workbook – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 12 (P0): University Transitions – Ms. McDiarmid, Mr. Pitter + Tutors – Loft

  • The Building: Actors Needed! (Repeat)

The Building needs more actors! We are near the beginning of filming, but we still need more actors to play key roles! We also need some extras!

If you want to help, please contact Justin at 18cheethamj@yis.ac.jp

This notice will stay on the daily until the needs have been fulfilled. (Justin & The Building crew)

  • The Building: Props Needed! (Repeat)

The Building needs more props! We are near the beginning of filming, but we still need props! To help, we would love it if you lent them, so we can use them for filming, and return them to you. Below is a general list of things needed:

  • Shoulder pads
  • Knee pads
  • Sports “armor”
  • Used clothing
  • Old, broken bags
  • Helmets: Baseball, Skateboard etc (no weird trail bike helmets)
  • Working BB guns (even better if they are gas operated)
  • Baseball Bats (wooden ones work too!)
  • Facemasks (not the medical ones, the painting ones)
  • Any bits and pieces you think necessary for a post apocalyptic set/costume

If you want to help, please contact Justin at 18cheethamj@yis.ac.jp

This notice will stay on the daily until the needs have been fulfilled. (Justin & The Building crew)

MS DAILY – Monday, February 20, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniforms- All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Dance

The MS dance committee is excited to announce that the Starry Night dance is coming up this Friday! The dance will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at the auditorium. Drinks will be on sale so bring some change! The dress code is casual but feel free to wear something more formal is you want to. The MS dance committee has worked really hard to organize this dance and we hope to see many of you there! (MS Dance Committee)

  • MS Dance Committee

Just a reminder to all of those in the MS dance committee that we are meeting today in Ms.Madrid’s room. The change of schedule caused for some confusion last week, please make sure to be there today since it is our last meeting before the dance on Friday. See you there! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Book of the Day

These Greek myths retold as graphic novels are action-packed, fast-paced adventures, full of romance, monsters & explosions. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, February 20, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Soccer – Joint practice/Scrimmage with Nippon Sports University this Friday, February 24th starting at 4:30 pm up at the YCAC.

Uniforms
– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

Fitness Interest– All students interested in using the fitness equipment in the dance studio, please know that Mr. Ralph and Mr. Tananone will be holding introduction sessions on Tuesday the 21st and 28th of February. Once you have gone to one of these sessions, you can access the equipment outside of school hours. (Mr. Tananone)

  • Live-Aid 2017

Live-Aid is HS concert hosted by the Student Service Committee and aims to highlight the work of High School Service Groups and fundraise for worthy causes while enjoying all the talent YIS has to offer. This year, Live-Aid is on Friday, March 10th.

Performers Wanted!
Student performers are currently being recruited (Performers – Read the details and sign up here – first come first served!).

Service Groups Wanted!
Additionally, any student groups that have a service focus or aspect are highly encouraged to express their interest in being considered for the spotlight and funds raised (Service Groups – Read the details and sign up here – the final group(s) will be determined by a student vote at a later date). (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Grades 11 & 12

Period 8 study hall students need to meet in the silent study room or the cafeteria today. (Ms. Katy)

  • The Building: Actors Needed!

The Building needs more actors! We are near the beginning of filming, but we still need more actors to play key roles! We also need some extras!

If you want to help, please contact Justin at 18cheethamj@yis.ac.jp

This notice will stay on the daily until the needs have been fulfilled. (Justin & The Building crew)

  • The Building: Props Needed!

The Building needs more props! We are near the beginning of filming, but we still need props! To help, we would love it if you lent them, so we can use them for filming, and return them to you. Below is a general list of things needed:

  • Shoulder pads
  • Knee pads
  • Sports “armor”
  • Used clothing
  • Old, broken bags
  • Helmets: Baseball, Skateboard etc (no weird trail bike helmets)
  • Working BB guns (even better if they are gas operated)
  • Baseball Bats (wooden ones work too!)
  • Facemasks (not the medical ones, the painting ones)
  • Any bits and pieces you think necessary for a post apocalyptic set/costume

If you want to help, please contact Justin at 18cheethamj@yis.ac.jp

This notice will stay on the daily until the needs have been fulfilled. (Justin & The Building crew)

  • LGBT History Month

Good morning everyone!

As you know, February is LGBT History Month. If you haven’t noticed already, posters have appeared around the school of historic LGBT icons and figures. Make sure to keep an eye out!

This Friday, the LGBTQ+ Group will be hosting a movie night in the Library, and everyone from High School, as well as teachers, are invited. We will be showing a documentary called *Paris is Burning. Doors open at 4:15, and food and snacks will be provided. The film is only an hour long, so grab a friend and come watch!

Have a great day, spread love.

*Paris Is Burning (1990) is an American documentary about drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for LGBTQ teens and young adults. (The LGBTQ+ Group)

  • HS Book of the Day

A tale of love & loss, magic & mystery, regret & forgiveness: Finn knows Roza’s been kidnapped but no one believes him. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Conference: Women in Japan 2017: Problems, Possibilities, Power (Repeat)

The American School in Japan is hosting a one-day conference, Women in Japan 2017: Problems, Possibilities, Power. This conference will be held at ASIJ on Wednesday, March 8th from 1-5:45 pm. and is sponsored by their HS club SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality).

This conference is an opportunity for high school and university students to explore the current status of women in Japan. Participants will assess current barriers facing women and explore the possibilities for future empowerment. Keynote speakers include Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama, and Kuniko Inoguchi, House of Councillors Member.

The cost of the conference is 500 Yen.

If you are interested in attending this conference, please attend a meeting in Ms. McDiarmid’s office on Monday 20th February at 10:40 a.m. (Ms. McDiarmid)

MS DAILY – Friday, February 17, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Twins Alex & Conner end up in a land of wonder & magic, encountering the fairy tale characters (good and bad) of childhood #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

HS DAILY – Friday, February 17, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  •  Room Changes

11L tutor go to M205
Periods 3 & 4 10C Science (Lorimer) got to M208
(Mr. Lorimer)

  • HS Book of the Day

Post terrorist attack, SanFran is a police state & 17 year old Marcus is master hacker fighting the gov’t to save his friend #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Conference: Women in Japan 2017: Problems, Possibilities, Power

The American School in Japan is hosting a one-day conference, Women in Japan 2017: Problems, Possibilities, Power. This conference will be held at ASIJ on Wednesday, March 8th from 1-5:45 pm. and is sponsored by their HS club SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality).

This conference is an opportunity for high school and university students to explore the current status of women in Japan. Participants will assess current barriers facing women and explore the possibilities for future empowerment. Keynote speakers include Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama, and Kuniko Inoguchi, House of Councillors Member.

The cost of the conference is 500 Yen.

If you are interested in attending this conference, please attend a meeting in Ms. McDiarmid’s office on Monday 20th February at 10:40 a.m. (Ms. McDiarmid)

  • New Research Resource (Repeat)

The Library recently registered for a new digital library: the Churchill Archive. It is a digital library which is highly useful for I&S and History students. Learn more about this resource in this library blog post. You can access it without logging in anytime at school. To access at home, the username is yokohama and the password is dragon. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, February 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA’s today – grades 6 -9. Room changes for gr. 10 & 11

As with Tuesday’s sessions, please come prepared with book, scrap paper. Check your group’s room on the green noticeboard outside Ms Shiina’s office. Classes will re-commence at 11.50am. (Mr. Snowball)

Room changes for today Pd. 3 only

Gr. 11 English – CB M305 to M205
Gr. 11 English – BB to M404
Gr. 11 English – MRe to M101
Gr. 11 English – DH to M206
Gr. 10 Maths – PH to M202
Gr. 10 Maths – ZL to M302

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  •  MS Athletics/Activities

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball start today, February 16th. Both teams will meet in the gym first. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

HS DAILY – Thursday, February 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA’s today – grades 6 -9. Room changes for gr. 10 & 11

As with Tuesday’s sessions, please come prepared with book, scrap paper. Check your group’s room on the green noticeboard outside Ms Shiina’s office. Classes will re-commence at 11.50am. (Mr. Snowball)

Room changes for today Pd. 3 only

Gr. 11 English – CB M305 to M205
Gr. 11 English – BB to M404
Gr. 11 English – MRe to M101
Gr. 11 English – DH to M206
Gr. 10 Maths – PH to M202
Gr. 10 Maths – ZL to M302

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • New Research Resource

The Library recently registered for a new digital library: the Churchill Archive. It is a digital library which is highly useful for I&S and History students. Learn more about this resource in this library blog post. You can access it without logging in anytime at school. To access at home, the username is yokohama and the password is dragon. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

Fitness Interest
– All students interested in using the fitness equipment in the dance studio, please know that Mr. Ralph and Mr. Tananone will be holding introduction sessions on Tuesday the 21st and 28th of February. Once you have gone to one of these sessions, you can access the equipment outside of school hours. (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

This novel in verse tells stories of 3 women in science: Maria Meriandiscovered the truth about metamorphosis; Mary Anning found innumerable fossils; and Maria Mitchell discovered a new comet #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball will start on February 16th. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Chiku

Full meeting today in M205. Please come prepared to report on your particular group’s:
1) activities so far
2) plans for this semester
(Mr. Snowball)

  • HS Book of the Day

Rad doesn’t begin to cover it: try out this biographical showcase of 40 extraordinary women around the world, past & present #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

​Official HS Boys/Girls Soccer as well as Badminton tryouts continue for the rest of the week. Boys and Girls Soccer will be going up to the YCAC, while boys and girls badminton will meet in the gym.

HS Girls Field Hockey– Good luck to the 5 girls who were selected to represent YIS at this Tuesdays all-star game at ASIJ.

Uniforms
– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

Fitness Interest
– All students interested in using the fitness equipment in the dance studio, please know that Mr. Ralph and Mr. Tananone will be holding introduction sessions on Tuesday the 21st and 28th of February. Once you have gone to one of these sessions, you can access the equipment outside of school hours. (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, February 16 (Day 6) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0): Social Emotional – MBTI and Conflict Resolution – Ms. McDiarmid, Mr. Pitter + Tutors / Cafeteria
Grade 12: No Tutor Period – Mock Exams