HS DAILY – Friday, April 21, 2017


  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival Entry Deadline

TODAY is the deadline to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival. Films longer than 5 minutes should be accompanied by a 5 minute excerpt or trailer. See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details of eligibility, awards and how to enter. Ask Mr. Pitter if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your films. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Math Field Day results

Congratulations to all the Math Field Day participants!

Special congratulations to Louis Doucet (grade 7) and Shoichi Ito (grade 9) for winning the THIRD Place in their grade level individual round Math competition.

And also, congratulations to Michael (grade 10) and Jinho (grade 10) for their work in team challenges.

Participants: if you want to know your individual score – come see Ms. Latve in M201. (Ms. Latve)

  • 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)

  • Track & Field Result – Congratulations!

Congratulations to William Hannah for breaking the 5 minutes mark in the 1500 meter race.
William recorded a 4:59:08 at Oi Futo on Saturday.

Congratulations William for reaching your personal goal for this season! (From Your Coaches)

  • Amnesty International’s Petition

Good morning! As you all may know, recently hundreds of men have been reported arrested in Chechnya, Russia. They have been abducted, put in concentration camps and even killed for being suspected of being gay. Today at lunch in the canteen we will have Amnesty International’s petition against this available to sign. For more information about how to help, you can donate to support the cause here: https://www.lgbtnet.org/en/endonate. We will be sitting at the first table, please come and sign it to show your support and make a difference!

Spread love, (LGBTQ+ Human Rights)

  • HS Book of the Day

Insightful, hilarious & honest, Trevor Noah’s memoir of life in apartheid South Africa is a unique look into recent history #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)


We are looking for several volunteers to help with the HS Graduation. Positions include:

  • 6 students to help on Friday, June 2nd 1:30-2:30pm. Students would help arrange the programmes and seating plan.
  • 6 students to help on Saturday, June 3rd 3:15-5pm. Students would serve as ushers, greeting guests and showing them their seating. Students would be required to be smartly dressed.
  • 8 students to help on Saturday, June 3rd 5:30-7pm. Students would hand out food at the graduation party. Students would be required to be nicely dressed in black and white.

If you are interested in helping with any or all of these tasks, please contact Mrs. Hill. (Mrs. Hill)

  • Combating Human Trafficking announcement (Repeat)

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)

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