HS DAILY – Monday, October 2, 2017


  • Personal Project Survey

Hello. My name is Sayo and for my Personal Project, I am collecting data about food allergies. It would be really helpful if you can take a few minutes to fill out this survey, especially for those who have a food allergy. You will need to log in to your YIS account to take the survey, but the survey will NOT keep track of your username, so you are anonymous.

Thank you, (Sayo Grade 10)

  • Special Thanks to Grade 6, 7, 9 and 11 for their donations

Last year I organized a donation drive to collect school supplies and everyday items from YIS students and brought them to Vietnam where they were shared with cancer and heart patients. It was a success and the children were very happy to receive these items and felt very loved! Special thanks to grade 6, 7, 9 and 11 (especially to grade 6 for their donations). I really really appreciate it and without the help of these grades, Ms Urquhart and Mr Saez, I couldn’t have made this happen.

This year for my personal project I am thinking of creating an online shop where students can donate old items that they do not use anymore and also buy items for a cheaper price than in the shops! Please keep an eye out for announcements about my project later on in the year! (An Dang)

  • Cross Country

Congratulation to all runners who competed so well last Saturday at Tama Hills. All runners ran their best and enjoyed the nice weather.
Special commendation to…..
The HS girls team – who all ran the longer 4.4 km race and all gained personal best times.
Nao Matsumoto for taking 18 seconds off his PB time and the HS boys for beating St. Maur.

Middle School
Charlie Elison for improving his time by 37 seconds and the MS boys for beating St. Maur.
and Waka Fujiwara for improving her time and coming 14th out of 94 runners.

Finals are in two weeks 🎽 (Mr. Brown)

  • Society’s Impact On Teenagers Fashion Survey

For personal project, I’m researching about
society’s impact on teenagers self expression through fashion. This is
an anonymous survey so it would mean a lot you could fill it out.
Survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/JVRFtBmgY6mi4ob72

Thank you! (Elena. L)

  • Special Olympics at YIS

Each year for the past few, a group from the Kanagawa Special Olympics Unified Sports (basketball) group trains at the YIS gym as part of their season. If you would like to help this year, we’ll be holding a meeting October 4th, Wednesday during morning recess. Please come to M202! Also check your email for more details.

If you have questions just come and see me at the meeting! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)


  • Grade 10: Let’s talk about your PP and your research

Monday October 2: Which resource is your most reliable and why? (Think CRAAP). (Ms. Katy)

  • “The End of the Sidewalk”

Dear High School Students,

My name is Sarah Brauer and I’m a junior. I am currently directing a film called “The End of the Sidewalk” with the co-director Eduardo Espinosa. The story follows a girl and a boy, both of which are depressed for different reasons, and development of their friendship and helping each other with their problems. We are going to be having auditions for the roles on Monday (4:30~5:30) and Friday (4:00~5:30), after school in Mrs. Macdonald’s drama room, where we will be providing you with parts of the script to act out. We will be looking at expressing emotions, commitment and interest in the film, and flexibility in time. The film will be entered into the Kanto plains film festival, and will count towards CAS for 11 and 12 grades.

Please note: Actors will have to pay for any transportation to get to sets.

Please be advised: some parts contain strong language and/or violence so any student auditioning needs to be aware of this. Also, as the play explores mental health issues, the issue of self-harming behavior is explored in this film.

The roles to try out for:

  • Main roles
  • Charlie
  • Anne
  • Other characters:
  • Alcoholic-Abusive father
  • Mother
  • Film extras
  • Bruno (bouncer)
  • friends
  • teacher
  • partiers

If you are interested in acting in the film please come along on either Monday or Friday to try out, or drop in to show your interest if you are not free on those days to audition.

(Sarah Brauer and Eduardo Espinosa)

  • Personal Project Survey

Sorry for annoying you guys but if you haven’t, could you answer this survey for 9-11th graders to conduct research for my personal project on Iaido? I still need many more answers to get proper results. Survey: CLICK HERE

Thank you, (Anna T.)

  • HS Book of the Day

Sleep deprivation undermines our health and our decision-making, and ravages our relationships and our work lives. #hsbookoftheday #dppsych (Ms. Katy)

  • Bonus HS book of the Day

Essays, IAs and EEs got you down? Get those extra points by improving your academic writing with They Say, I Say with MLA8 #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

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