MS DAILY – Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Key Found

A key (in partly navy blue) with a Disney silver star & pink shoe shaped key chain was found on the 4th floor yesterday. If it is yours, please come to the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Fancy yourself a fan of fantasy? Not until you’ve read this classic novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear – and sometimes disappears altogether. #msbookoftheday #yislearning
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/966080177661857792 (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Reading Sessions

Today: 8U bring your book to period 3, and 7E bring your book to period 6. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Books and “Brownies”

Book & Brownies returns TOMORROW! Come to the library during lunch (cafeteria meals must be eaten outside) for a sweet snack, a silent read and a chat about your books. (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Key Found

A key (in partly navy blue) with a Disney silver star & pink shoe shaped key chain was found on the 4th floor yesterday. If it is yours, please come to the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • UBC Visit

The University of British Columbia (Canada) will be visiting us on Wednesday 28 February during high school lunch. Current applicants should attend to ask any questions they have about next steps, and this is a great opportunity for G11 students to further their research by hearing about the university in person. Sign up HERE or via the University Visits Calendar. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Book of the Day

One of our new books, this psychological thriller/mystery will keep you on the edge of your seats. A tin box containing two hands, one male and one female, is discovered and the investigation reunites an estranged group of friends sixty years later. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/966081224010690560 (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, February 22 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Wilson + Tutors / Library
EE – Planning initial research / Managing and organising the EE
Daily / SC Announcements / by Maeda

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / M201
Social Emotional – The Art of Practical Kindness
Daily / SC Announcements / by Latve

Grade 12 (P0): Time with Tutors – Graduation Speakers Nominations and Invites Distribution

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, February 21 (Day 10) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P1-4): Big Life Looking In Seminar – Ms. Hewins & Mr Pitter / Auditorium
Grade 10 (P1-2): GCD Refresher – Mr. Parker & Tutors (P2) / Cafeteria

  • Environment Club – Beach Cleanup (Repeat)

Good Morning YIS!

We’re from the Environment Club and we’re planning to organise a Beach Cleanup on March 10th (10-12am). We’d like to invite you to come join us! We would like to do this at the beach near Kamakura, and it is a great opportunity for everyone to promote a cleaner environment and support the local community, whilst having a lot of fun with your friends!

We’d be happy if you came along, please respond within the next days to THIS survey if you’re interested!

Have a green day! (The YIS Environment Club)

  • YIS Underwater Diving Club (Repeat)

The YIS Underwater Diving Club invites you to join them on the 22nd to get certified for the Nitrox Course at half the price than Padi. When obtaining a nitrox license you are able to use the nitrox gas cylinder every time you dive, this gives you the ability to stay underwater for a longer period of time. Fee for the class is ¥6000, which covers the cost of purchasing the actual license its self (Please remember you need at least a beginners license to attend the course). See you at 4pm in M106!!! (Ipshita)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Library Closing

Library closes at 3:30 today. So pop in for a quick checkout and then head to your ASA or head home. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball begins on today, February 20th on the turf. All Boys interested are welcome to come out. Please see Mr. Mural or Mr. Tananone if you have any questions.

– MS Boys and Girls Track & Field begins a bit later, but just so you are aware. All those interested, should meet in the gym on Wednesday, February 28th. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Tananone.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – If you forget to return your uniform last week, please drop your uniform at the office by no later than today, the 20th of February.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Reading Sessions

6M, I’ll see you period 4. Bring your book!
8U & 7E, ill see you tomorrow.

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Recommended by G8 Yuka: If you liked Wonder, you’ll love this book about an 11yo girl w/ a disability that keeps her from speaking & makes her body stiff in a wheelchair. No one knows, but she is actually incredibly smart. It is a very powerful book. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Library Closing

Library closes at 3:30 today. So pop in for a quick checkout and then head to your ASA or head home. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Girls Soccer (V/JV) first game of the season this Saturday, February 24th @YCAC vs Kinnick & ISSH starting at 9:00 am.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – If you forget to return your uniform last week, please drop your uniform at the office by no later than today, the 20th of February.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, February 21 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P1-4): Big Life Looking In Seminar – Ms. Hewins & Mr. Pitter / Auditorium
Grade 10 (P1-2): GCD Refresher – Mr. Parker & Tutors (P2) / Cafeteria

  • HS Book of the Day

“I know two things for a fact. My parents are good people. And ever since I can remember, they’ve been angry about almost everything.” Page 1 of “The Lines We Cross” A story of love and hate, family and first romance, immigration and nationalism. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Environment Club – Beach Cleanup (Repeat)

Good Morning YIS!

We’re from the Environment Club and we’re planning to organise a Beach Cleanup on March 10th (10-12am). We’d like to invite you to come join us! We would like to do this at the beach near Kamakura, and it is a great opportunity for everyone to promote a cleaner environment and support the local community, whilst having a lot of fun with your friends!

We’d be happy if you came along, please respond within the next days to THIS survey if you’re interested!

Have a green day! (The YIS Environment Club)

  • YIS Underwater Diving Club (Repeat)

The YIS Underwater Diving Club invites you to join them on the 22nd to get certified for the Nitrox Course at half the price than Padi. When obtaining a nitrox license you are able to use the nitrox gas cylinder every time you dive, this gives you the ability to stay underwater for a longer period of time. Fee for the class is ¥6000, which covers the cost of purchasing the actual license its self (Please remember you need at least a beginners license to attend the course). See you at 4pm in M106!!! (Ipshita)

MS DAILY – Monday, February 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library

The Library will close at 3:30 for Tuesday’s early release. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball begins on Tuesday, February 20th on the turf. All Boys interested are welcome to come out. Please see Mr. Mural or Mr. Tananone if you have any questions.

– MS Boys and Girls Track & Field begins a bit later, but just so you are aware. All those interested, should meet in the gym on Wednesday, February 28th. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Tananone.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – If you forget to return your uniform last week, please drop your uniform at the office by no later than Tuesday, the 20th of February.

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Reading sessions

6M, I’ll see you tomorrow period 4. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Gen is a famous thief, having told tales of his own prowess in wine stores all over. Now he’s been arrested by the king and forced into helping the king’s scholar locate and steal an ancient treasure. This #msbookoftheday is a clever, suspense filled adventure. #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, February 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library

The Library will close at 3:30 for Tuesday’s early release. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Girls Soccer (V/JV) first game of the season this Saturday, February 24th @YCAC vs Kinnick & ISSH starting at 9:00 am.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – If you forget to return your uniform last week, please drop your uniform at the office by no later than Tuesday, the 20th of February.

Dragon Council
– Meeting today, February 19th in the Dance Studio at 1:30 per usual.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone )

  • YIS Underwater Diving Club

The YIS Underwater Diving Club invites you to join them on the 22nd to get certified for the Nitrox Course at half the price than Padi. When obtaining a nitrox license you are able to use the nitrox gas cylinder every time you dive, this gives you the ability to stay underwater for a longer period of time. Fee for the class is ¥6000, which covers the cost of purchasing the actual license its self (Please remember you need at least a beginners license to attend the course). See you at 4pm in M106!!! (Ipshita)

  • HS Book of the Day

When Dee makes a deal with a demon- trading her heart for an escape from a disastrous home life- she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. #yislearning This #hsbookoftheday creates something intriguing and surprising out of classic tales. (Ms. Katy)

  • Environment Club – Beach Cleanup (Repeat)

Good Morning YIS!

We’re from the Environment Club and we’re planning to organise a Beach Cleanup on March 10th (10-12am). We’d like to invite you to come join us! We would like to do this at the beach near Kamakura, and it is a great opportunity for everyone to promote a cleaner environment and support the local community, whilst having a lot of fun with your friends!

We’d be happy if you came along, please respond within the next days to THIS survey if you’re interested!

Have a green day! (The YIS Environment Club)

MS DAILY – Friday, February 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Chiku Veggie Drive (Repeat)

Good morning dragons!
We are from the Chiku Center advocacy group and want to let you know that we are running a veggie drive this week from Monday (the 12th) through Friday (the 16th). This time of year it is very challenging for people living at or below the poverty line in Yokohama to remain healthy. Your donations of fresh vegetables can help fight off serious illness!

There are green bins in the main lobby (foyer) and you can carefully place your veggie donations there. The Chiku Center particularly needs nice and fresh veggies that won’t rot quickly.

Thank you! (Chiku Advocacy Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball begins on Tuesday, February 20th on the turf. All Boys interested are welcome to come out. Please see Mr. Mural or Mr. Tananone if you have any questions.

– MS Boys and Girls Track & Field begins a bit later, but just so you are aware. All those interested, should meet in the gym on Wednesday, February 28th. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Tananone.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform on the date assigned to your respective teams. Myself, Ms. Yoko and members of the Dragon Council will collect uniforms in front of the cafeteria during your lunch break. Ms. Yoko has already emailed all of your teams the date to return your uniforms. If you forget, please drop your uniform at the office ASAP.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

From Anish in G7: Ben joins the basketball season at Rockwell and starts to compete. He and his friends love basketball but his competitiveness could ruin the fun. Will Ben be able to pull it together and beat his rival Darby? Read to know the secret. #yislearning #msbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/964256098998824961 (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, February 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Chiku Veggie Drive (Repeat)

Good morning dragons!
We are from the Chiku Center advocacy group and want to let you know that we are running a veggie drive this week from Monday (the 12th) through Friday (the 16th). This time of year it is very challenging for people living at or below the poverty line in Yokohama to remain healthy. Your donations of fresh vegetables can help fight off serious illness!

There are green bins in the main lobby (foyer) and you can carefully place your veggie donations there. The Chiku Center particularly needs nice and fresh veggies that won’t rot quickly.

Thank you! (Chiku Advocacy Group)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys Soccer tryouts last day is today, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym to take a bus up to the YCAC. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

– HS Girls Soccer tryouts last day is today, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym to take a bus up to the YCAC. Please see Mr. Ralph or Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

– HS Boys and Girls Badminton continue today, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym. Please see Coach Ken or Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform on the date assigned to your respective teams. Myself, Ms. Yoko and members of the Dragon Council will collect uniforms in front of the cafeteria during your lunch break. Ms. Yoko has already emailed all of your teams the date to return your uniforms. If you forget, please drop your uniform at the office ASAP.

Dragon Council – Meeting on Monday, February 19th in the Dance Studio at 1:30 per usual.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Environment Club – Beach Cleanup

Good Morning YIS!

We’re from the Environment Club and we’re planning to organise a Beach Cleanup on March 10th (10-12am). We’d like to invite you to come join us! We would like to do this at the beach near Kamakura, and it is a great opportunity for everyone to promote a cleaner environment and support the local community, whilst having a lot of fun with your friends!

We’d be happy if you came along, please respond within the next days to THIS survey if you’re interested!

Have a green day! (The YIS Environment Club)

  • Grade 10

Hooray! The rough draft is due on Managebac on Monday by 9 am! Remember that the better your draft, the better your feedback, so don’t forget to include your appendices, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You can do this. Ms. Katy will be after school today until 4:30 if you have questions. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Turning a fictional lens on the crisis of violence and racial divide in the United States, this @sakuramedal contender for 2018 book is funny and sad and kind and thought provoking. It’s also a story about being 17, friendships, family & romance. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/964253714520317952 (Ms. Katy)

  • New HS Service Group! (Repeat)

There is a new service group looking to get started up and finally take a look at mental health in the YIS community.
They aim to:
Create a safe place that offers support and resources
Raise awareness on self care and how to to help others
Reduce the ever-present stigma and shame of mental illness by learning more
All in order to create a happier and healthier student body who will have yet another set of resources to benefit them throughout life. So if you’re interested in mental health or laying a new path so others can walk a little easier email Mr. Clark (clarka@yis.ac.jp) or Alex Baxter (19baxterc@yis.ac.jp) (Mr. Clark)

MS DAILY – Thursday, February 15, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA Tests for Grades 6-9

Good morning everyone. Here’s a reminder of the ISA Schedule 2017/ 18 for today and what you need.

– make sure your laptop is charged (and working)
– bring scrap paper, pencil, ruler and eraser
– you will using Safari, not Chrome
(Ms. Vitty)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

Library lock-in is coming! This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland so prepare to follow us down the rabbit hole by returning to this classic story. We’ve got games, food, movies and, of course, reading in store for you on March 2-3. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Chiku Veggie Drive (Repeat)

Good morning dragons!
We are from the Chiku Center advocacy group and want to let you know that we are running a veggie drive this week from Monday (the 12th) through Friday (the 16th). This time of year it is very challenging for people living at or below the poverty line in Yokohama to remain healthy. Your donations of fresh vegetables can help fight off serious illness!

There are green bins in the main lobby (foyer) and you can carefully place your veggie donations there. The Chiku Center particularly needs nice and fresh veggies that won’t rot quickly.

Thank you! (Chiku Advocacy Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Girls Basketball continues today, February 15th in the gym. All MS girls interested are welcome to come out. Please see Mr. Murray, Mrs. Hill or Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

– MS Boys Baseball begins on Tuesday, February 20th on the turf. All Boys interested are welcome to come out. Please see Mr. Mural or Mr. Tananone if you have any questions.

– MS Boys and Girls Track & Field begins a bit later, but just so you are aware. All those interested, should meet in the gym on Wednesday, February 28th. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Tananone.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform on the date assigned to your respective teams. Myself, Ms. Yoko and members of the Dragon Council will collect uniforms in front of the cafeteria during your lunch break. Ms. Yoko has already emailed all of your teams the date to return your uniforms. If you forget, please drop your uniform at the office ASAP.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Dance (Repeat)

The first MS dance of 2018 is happening on the 23d of February. Yay!! but we will need volunteers that would like to help plan and set up the dance. If you are interested, please join the dance committee. The first dance committee meeting will be in Mrs. Edwards room during lunch on day 6 (Thursday, February 15th ). Thank you and let’s plan the best dance of the year. (MS dance committee)

  • Invitation to join the Red and White Concert Committee (Repeat)

The Chiku service team will be hosting an annual Red and White concert on March 16th! We are setting up a Red and White committee for the next four weeks, and therefore, we welcome all to participate in our Chiku meetings on day 3 and day 9 during lunch with the upcoming event. We will need people to MC, help organize the acts, work the technical bits, and help with raising awareness about the event and about Chiku. The next Chiku meeting will be on Tuesday, the 20th in room M201. We hope to see you all and please feel free to email 22fujiwaraw@yis.ac.jp if you have any questions. (Red and White committee)

  • Invitation to perform at the Red and White Concert (Repeat)

Performers! We are the MS Chiku center and we are trying to raise money for the foods and necessities that homeless people need. Your performance can be anything such as music, dancing, plays, tricks etc. The date of the performance will be on March 16th.

Please sign up here if you want to perform. We can’t wait to see what special talent the YIS middle school has.

Thank you for your contribution and good luck. If you have any questions please email us. (24dorssersgimenezj@yis.ac.jp, 22rogersw@yis.ac.jp) (Red and White committee)

HS DAILY – Thursday, February 15, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA Tests for Grades 6-9

Good morning everyone. Here’s a reminder of the ISA Schedule 2017/ 18 for today and what you need.

– make sure your laptop is charged (and working)
– bring scrap paper, pencil, ruler and eraser
– you will using Safari, not Chrome
(Ms. Vitty)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

Library lock-in is coming! This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland so prepare to follow us down the rabbit hole by returning to this classic story. We’ve got games, food, movies and, of course, reading in store for you on March 2-3. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Chiku Veggie Drive (Repeat)

Good morning dragons!
We are from the Chiku Center advocacy group and want to let you know that we are running a veggie drive this week from Monday (the 12th) through Friday (the 16th). This time of year it is very challenging for people living at or below the poverty line in Yokohama to remain healthy. Your donations of fresh vegetables can help fight off serious illness!

There are green bins in the main lobby (foyer) and you can carefully place your veggie donations there. The Chiku Center particularly needs nice and fresh veggies that won’t rot quickly.

Thank you! (Chiku Advocacy Group)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys Soccer tryouts last day is Friday, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym to take a bus up to the YCAC. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

– HS Girls Soccer tryouts last day is Friday, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym to take a bus up to the YCAC. Please see Mr. Ralph or Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

– HS Boys and Girls Badminton continue Friday, February 16th. All those interested, please meet at the gym. Please see Coach Ken or Mr. Tananone if you have questions.

Season 2 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform on the date assigned to your respective teams. Myself, Ms. Yoko and members of the Dragon Council will collect uniforms in front of the cafeteria during your lunch break. Ms. Yoko has already emailed all of your teams the date to return your uniforms. If you forget, please drop your uniform at the office ASAP.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, February 15 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins + Tutors
LOFT
Social Emotional – The Art of Practical Kindness
Daily / SC Announcements / by Post

Group 2 – Ms. Wilson + Tutors
Library
EE – Planning initial research / Managing and organising the EE
Daily / SC Announcements / by Hooker

  • Service Groups to Host LIVE AID (Repeat)

On Friday, March 2nd, our Live Aid Concert will end Service Week for High School students. You are invited to vote for the 2 service groups that you would like to see host Live Aid this year. Four groups are interested in hosting and the top two service groups with the most votes will host Live Aid.
Vote HERE! Voting closes on Thursday, February 15th at 4:00pm.
(from the Student Service Committee)

  • New HS Service Group! (Repeat)

There is a new service group looking to get started up and finally take a look at mental health in the YIS community.
They aim to:
Create a safe place that offers support and resources
Raise awareness on self care and how to to help others
Reduce the ever-present stigma and shame of mental illness by learning more
All in order to create a happier and healthier student body who will have yet another set of resources to benefit them throughout life. So if you’re interested in mental health or laying a new path so others can walk a little easier email Mr. Clark (clarka@yis.ac.jp) or Alex Baxter (19baxterc@yis.ac.jp) (Mr. Clark)