HS DAILY – Tuesday, October 3, 2017


  • Raffle Tickets for Food Fair

The Food Fair is coming soon! The Food Fair is one of the biggest social events of the year and raises funds for the PTSA to directly support learning experiences at YIS.
Your tutor will give you a transparent envelope with raffle tickets and information. Please take this home and read the information with your family. Good luck in the raffle! (Ms Vitty)

  • Snowball!

I am writing to you as a spokesperson from The Snowball, formerly known as the YIS Magazine. We are looking into once again having the magazine available as a physical copy, as well as online as it is now. In order to do this, we hope to be able to work with students and put any work you want to exhibit into our magazine in order to create our first copy to pitch to the PTSA as an example of what we hope to produce every two months in the year to come. Please fill out this form and let us know if you would be interested in taking part. There will also be opportunities to have your work edited, so don’t worry if it’s not perfect!

We are interested in artwork, writing, poems, music, articles, photography, pretty much anything that you have created and are interested in exhibiting! Let us know if you would like to take part and we look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions regarding this, please email me at 19baxterc@yis.ac.jp (Claire)

  • Special Olympics at YIS (Repeat)

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)

  • Personal Project Survey (Repeat)

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)

  • Society’s Impact On Teenagers Fashion Survey (Repeat)

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)


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

Tuesday October 3: Look at your action plan. What adjustments/additions do you need to make? (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Meeting this Friday, October 6th in the Dance Studio at 1:30. (Mr. Tananone)

  • Reminder : 9th and 10th Grade only have assembly in the cafeteria period 2

Could one assigned person from each tutor class bring a phone or computer to the assembly (period 2) to participate in a game. Respective stuco reps in each tutor please make sure this morning that a person is chosen and ready.
Thank you. (HS Student Council)

  • Animal Relief Club

ARC meeting during lunch today in M208! See you there! 🙂 (Raveena)

  • HS Games this week

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against ASIJ @ ASIJ on Wednesday, October 4th
2. Varsity Girls Volleyball against Yokota @ YIS on Saturday, October 7th

Good luck to all athletes competing this week! (Dragon Council)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, October 4 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – with Tutors – Tutor Rooms
Group 2 – Mr. Harrison + Tutors – M201
Intro to CAS / What’s in a Reflection?
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Latve

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 and Group 2 / Mr. Redlich – Cafeteria
Overview of Seminar Week /
Daily / SC Announcements / by Student Council Exec

  • “The End of the Sidewalk” (Repeat)

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)

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