HS DAILY – Wednesday, February 1, 2017



This year’s ISA tests will occur on February 14 and 16. This year, however, they will be done online, rather than the traditional paper version. To help you get ready for the new system, you will have a trial next week. The test will only be the maths, and will take an hour to complete during periods 1 and 2 and and you will do them in your regular classroom for that time. As with the full version of the tests, you do not have to study for them. Calculators are not necessary, but you may use them if this is normal practice. Your maths teacher will advise you on this.
As Tech Week will be also on, there may be a couple of room changes to your regular schedule, these will be in the Daily on Monday or Tuesday. The dates and times for the trial are:
Monday, Feb. 6 – Grade 9
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Grades 6 – 8.
(Mr. Snowball)

  • Final Stationary Drive for HOPE Service Trip

Do you have extra stationary and school supplies at home that are in good condition but you no longer use? Please donate any of the below items into the labelled box in the Main Building lobby by Friday. All items collected will go to supply an elementary school in rural Cambodia that students from the HOPE Service Club will be constructing next week. We still need more:

  • Notebooks (colorful covers are nice but plain, lined paper inside) & sketchbooks
  • coloring pencils, water color sets, paint sets
  • small rulers, erasers, mini pencil sharpeners, pencils

Thank you for your generosity! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Countdown to Cambodia Coin Drive – UPDATE

After 2 days of the Coin Drive, here are the current standings as of Tuesday evening:

Grade 6 – WINNING!
Grade 10 – 2nd
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 11
Grade 12
Grade 7 – 2nd to last
Teachers – LOSING! (by a lot)

3 days left – C’mon Teachers! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Maker club

Dear Makers,

Maker club is FINALLY meeting today (Wednesday) at 4:05 pm in Room M404. Bring your ideas, requests, and plans so we can decide what we need to find or get, and/or anything you are already working on. (Mrs Harrison)

  • LGBTQ History Month

Good morning everyone!

February is LGBTQ History Month. The LGBTQ Group will have a special event once a week for this month, in order to celebrate the LGBTQ community, but also reflect on what this community has had to deal with and put up with in recent history.

Today, there will be a bake sale in front of the canteen. Please come and support our group, and the LGBTQ community.

Spread Love. (The LGBTQ Group)

  • Creative Writing Workshops (Repeat)

Holly Thompson is our visiting author this year! We will have creative writing workshops in whole grade levels at the following times:

Thurs Feb 2 (Day 9)

  • Grade 7 – P3 and 4 (Loft)
  • Grade 6 – P5 and 6 (Loft)
  • Grade 9 – P7 and 8 (Auditorium)

Fri Feb 3 (Day 10)

  • Grade 10 – P3 and 4 (Loft)
  • HS Magazine – HS lunch (MB 303)
  • Grade 8 – P7 and 8 (Loft)

(Mr. Hutton)


  • CHIKU MEETINGS: Sub-Group meetings, 1.20pm

– Awareness – M103
– Events – M106
– Communication – M101
– Fundraising – M306

Next meetings will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15 when each group will present a report of activities and plans.

(Mr. Snowball)

  • All grade 10’s

Please meet Mrs Ralph and Mr Kumamoto in the foyer after break. If you are in Mr Martinez or Kumamoto’s class please pick up your clothing from your classroom first. See you then! (Mr Martinez)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Championship week, is upon us as almost every team in both the MS and HS has their final tournament this upcoming weekend. Good luck to all the teams traveling to other venues, and hope to see many of you at the KANTO Field Hockey championship at YCAC, and AISA Girls Basketball at YIS!

Games this week:

HS Girls Field Hockey
– @YCAC vs BST, today, February 1st, match starts at 4:00. Please dismiss girls at 3:30 pm.

HS Girls Basketbal
l- AISA Tournament begins on Friday, February 3rd, tip-off at 10:00 am, with 2nd game at 1:00 pm. Tournament continues at 8:30 am on Saturday.

HS Girls Field Hockey
– KANTO Tournament @ YCAC begins Saturday, February 4th at 9:20 am and goes till 3:00 pm.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Movie Night

Hello Dragons,

The HS Student Council will be hosting a movie night next Tuesday, February 7th, in the Language building after school. Movies being screened are Me Before You, Sherlock Season4 Episode1, the Breakfast Club, and Lights Out. Bring your friends and enjoy a movie! Please bring your own snacks. Hope to see you there. (HS Student Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

Henry’s been abducted by aliens, who’ve given him 144 days to decide whether to save the world. 1st, he has to save himself. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

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