HS DAILY – Monday, April 17, 2017



With the weather starting to warm up, it’s probably a good time to remind you of the dress code:

  • Students should not wear ripped, frayed or torn clothing.
  • Shoulders must be covered (no singlets, spaghetti straps, strapless tops).
  • Saggy jeans/trousers should be worn appropriately so that undergarments are always fully covered.
  • No midriff or cleavage should be exposed.
  • Hats should not be worn indoors if they obscure the face of the student.
  • Shorts or skirts should be of a moderate length.
  • Footwear needs to sensible and allow for ease and safety of movement in case of evacuation; high heels and “flip flops” are not appropriate.

As before, I have a supply of t-shirts and track pants ready for those who can’t remember these.  (Mr. Snowball)

  • Re-scheduled Cemetery Clean-up (Repeat)

Join the HS Environment Club next Tuesday morning for our re-scheduled event to help clean up the Yokohama cemetery across from the YIS Language Building – there are lots of leaves and blossoms that need tidying!
Tuesday April 18th @ 8:15am –> Anyone is welcome! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • School Bazaar by Combating Human Trafficking Group (Repeat)

The Combatting Human Trafficking group is hosting a school bazaar on April 27th (Thurs) from 15:00 – 17:00, open to students, teachers and parents. This bazaar will be an opportunity to sell and purchase handmade goods created by members of our community. They may also sell drinks such as Tapioca or bought good/crafts if you wish. We will also be hosting several performances. If you are interested in selling goods or performing at this event, please respond to the following survey.

We are hosting this bazaar in order to support Lighthouse a Japanese organisation working to eradicate human trafficking in Japan. So we would like to ask for a small donation from the performers as well as the sellers in order to raise money and continue to support lighthouse.

Thank you, (Sam Coutts, CHT group)


  • Come to Prom “City of Lights”! (For juniors only) 


This year’s “City of Lights” prom is coming up! Create unforgettable moments with your fellow classmates, while enjoying good food, live music and dancing under the stars.

Tickets start at ¥12,000 and go up to ¥15,000 next week, so get yours today! Also, the promposal contest is still on- the cutest promposal receives a refund for both of their tickets! Buy a ticket now and get promposing!

Thank you, (Prom Committee)

  • Combating Human Trafficking announcement

Good morning high school!

On Thursday April 27th, the Combating Human Trafficking (CHT) group will host a Speaker Evening, with guests speakers Shihoko Fujiwara and Aiki Segawa from NPO Lighthouse (a support center for human trafficking victims in Japan) at the loft from 6:00~7:30pm. Grades 8~11 may have a brief speaker session during the day, but the evening will feature a more in-depth conversation on the unresolved issue of human trafficking in Japan.

Entrance is free for all, but donations of ¥300 and more will reward you with an exclusive YIS CHT sticker, so mark your calendars for the 27th of April 6:00~7:30pm! This event is open to students and parents, so please talk to your parents about this.

We hope to see you there! (YIS Combating Human Trafficking)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

AISA Boys/Girls Soccer – Welcome back to both the boys and girls soccer teams, after each competed in 5 grueling soccer matches over 2 days. Special congratulations to the following students for being selected to their respective all-tournament teams!

Boys: Wataru Takano Grade 11, Alex Jedrey Grade 12 and Masashi Kanazawa Grade 12
Girls: Hanna Yamamoto Grade 9, Auni Siukosaari Grade 11, and Yuu Yasunaga Grade 12

HS Boys Soccer– Final game of the season takes place this Friday, April 21st @ YCAC against St. Maur. Kick off at 4:30 pm.

HS Girls Soccer- Final matches of the season for JV and Varsity teams this Saturday April 22nd, @ ASIJ. Kick off at 9:00 am.

YIS Volleyball World Cup 2017

Last day for sign-ups is today. We are looking for 2 more teams, so if you are interested in playing starting next week, put a team together and sign up with the link below.
(YIS Volleyball World Cup Sign Up) for further information and we will let you know when your team is playing! Sign ups will be due APRIL 17TH and the tournament will start on APRIL 24TH.

Thank you!
GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Award Participants for this weekends trip.
Please read the email sent to you this morning and act upon it. (Mr. Harrison)

  • HS Book of the Day

Liked The Hunger Games, The Giver or Legend? Try this dystopian romance about Cassia torn between her government & her heart #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

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