HS DAILY – Wednesday, September 6, 2017


  • Summer Reading Celebration

The summer reading party will happen this Friday in the library. Please join us for activities and a raffle after you eat your lunch if you turned in a Summer Reading monopoly or BINGO card. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)



“…I said once that I’ve always liked the word wright—W-R-I-G-H-T—as the suffix of playwright […] the word wright, as in cartwright or wheelwright, something that is made, that’s hammered out in the yard, that’s wrought into shape […] that concept I love very much.” —Sir Peter Shaffer on February 27, 1992

We are looking for committed creative writers interested in writing for the stage! Club sign-ups wrap-up this week and we need you. If you have any questions stop by M303.

(Mr. Benson)

  • HS reps on the Student Service Committee (SSC) – sign up now on Veracross!

The SSC plays a significant role in shaping service learning at YIS and looks to develop, support, encourage and evaluate effective service experiences for YIS students. Some activities include hosting fundraising events like Live Aid, allocating funds for student service projects and educating the YIS community about why service is important. Students in this group can expect to develop their leadership skills and make a positive difference in our YIS community. Ask Ms. Urquhart if you have questions! (Ms. Urquhart)


Students, please remember that your last date to complete course changes is this Friday, September 8th. Completed course change forms must be submitted to Mr. Redlich before the end of the day on Friday if you would like your request to be considered. (Mr. Redlich)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Games this Week:
– HS Boys and Girls Tennis vs CAJ today, Sept. 6th @ Honmoku Courts
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Friday, Sept. 8th @ YIS vs St. Maur
– HS Boys Tennis @ St. Marys on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Girls Tennis @ Seisen on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Saturday, Sept. 9th @ YIS vs Kinnick

HS Athletics Team Photos/Uniforms – All teams please know that we will be handing out uniforms today as well as taking our team photos for the year, so please come down to the gym as soon as possible. Tennis teams and JV Girls volleyball remember that you are being released a bit early from class so you can travel in time.

HS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by the end of the day, September 6th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up. Also, if you have a conflict, remember you need to talk to the teachers, and if they are OK with you doing both please email Mr. Tananone.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

Dragon Council – Meeting today at 1:30 in the gym.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Funny & smart, timely & historical: Noah’s memoir of growing up in South Africa is a delight and a @sakuramedal nominee #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, September 7 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6-8): Welcome to High School – Academic Orientation – Ms. Hewins,, Mr. Redlich, Mr. Clark + Tutors / Auditorium
Grade 10 (P6): GCD Refresher – Video review emailed to students/tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms – This runs concurrently with yearbook photos

  • First Snow Club meeting on Wednesday September 6th, 1:20PM in M206 (Repeat)

The meeting is open to anyone who has signed-up for the club on Veracross, as well as people who are still undecided and would like to obtain more information.

All HS students are welcome! Please speak with Mr McKeown if you have questions and/or scheduling conflicts with other clubs.

See you Wednesday! (Mr McKeown)

  • DP Students (Repeat)

Here is the link <http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls> to see the Study hall schedule of which classes are assigned to the library and which classes need to study in the alternate classrooms or cafeteria. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Katy or Mr. Redlich. Please bookmark this link so you have easy access to it: http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls. (Ms. Katy)

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