MS DAILY – Monday, May 15, 2017



Congratulations to the following filmmakers on their nominations for awards at the Kanto Plain Film Festival coming up this Saturday 20 May, in our own Tanner Auditorium:

Sasha Aronson, whose film The Wish is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film and Excellence in Writing, Directing, Photography, Editing and Sound
Emily Chen, whose film The Significance of Sleep is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Non-Fiction and Excellence in Writing, Editing, Visual Effects, Production Design and Animation
Sarah Guanato, whose film Summer ’16 is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography Editing, and Sound
Rei Ishii, whose film Gate is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film, and Excellence in Production Design and Animation
Shiho Sugito, whose film Feather is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography

Come and support these filmmakers and see all of the festival’s short films, including more YIS films by Rei Masuya, Julynn Chen, and Justin Cheetham.

Festival Screening 10:00am – 12:15pm
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm (*You can order your lunch in advance from Dragon Dining online and we will have it waiting for you – see the website for details. Pre-orders only – we will not be selling lunches at the festival)
Judges Panel and Q & A 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Presentation of Awards 2:15pm – 3:00pm

See the website at for details and to order your lunch in advance. We hope to see you there. (Mr. Pitter)

  • YIS Magazine

YIS Magazine is looking for submissions! Each Monday we will put a new prompt in the bulletin. You can submit poetry, prose, essays, artwork, photography, music–anything you’ve created. If you have something that’s not related to the prompt you can send that along too. Please send submissions to by Friday.

This week’s prompt is: End of the World
Coming up next week: Ridiculous

(YIS Magazine)

  •  Need for Donations (Repeat)

Hello everyone!

Firstly, we would like to once again thank the community for your support in our fundraisers, donations drives and the quiz night which took place a few weeks ago now. Your support is much appreciated by us and by our partners at Sanagitachi. Your involvement is always welcome, and if you would like to join us on our Thursday night patrols around Yokohama stadium and Kannai station (every two weeks), please let us know in advance by emailing me (Erin, Grade 11) or Mr. Hauet. This invitation is open to students, teachers and parents!

We recently had a Grade 10 student, Noah, contact us about the need for donations and rightfully stated that, with summer fast approaching, the homeless community are in need of “lighter” clothing such as t-shirts, (non-thermal) underwear and pants, as opposed to warm, winter clothing that we received a lot of during the colder months. In addition to this, donations such as toothbrushes, razors, soap and small towels are essential to satisfy their hygienic needs. Please, if you have of these items to spare, bring them into Mr. Hauet’s room in M202.

Thank you! (Erin)



Grade 3B invites Middle Schoolers to drop by their small carnival on the Grade 3 Balcony at lunch time recess from 12:50-1:15 on Wednesday, May 17. Proceeds will go to Hope or Ark Service Groups. Some games are free, but most games or items range from 10 yen to 170 yen for ordering a colored comic. (Mrs Brown)

  • MS Book of the Day

Odette’s father becomes a Nazi POW & police are arresting Jews so Odette is sent to hide in the Catholic French countryside #msbookoftheday

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