HS DAILY – Friday, October 6, 2017


  • New Veracross Student Portal coming to you Monday, October 9th

A new version of the Veracross Student Portal will be launched on the morning of Monday, October 9th. The basic functionality is the same, but hopefully, you will find the new portal easier to use.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the new Portal, please send them to help@yis.ac.jp.

Thanks, (Mr. Edwards)

  • Cross Country Runners

Enjoy your day off tomorrow …… be a vegetarian! (The coaches)

  • Pre Food Fair Event

Come and try our Tombola today after school:

2:50-4:30pm in the Playground

Star Prize of this week: Jewelry Box (estimated price of 20,000yen)
Other prizes include movie tickets, ORBI coupons, US Land pass, science museum tickets and more. Everyone is a winner!

1 draw: ¥300, 2 draws ¥500. (PTSA)

  • Service Groups at Food Fair (Repeat)

Are you a part of a service group or initiative and would like to participate in advocacy and fundraising at the Food Fair? If so, please read these Food Fair guidelines for service groups and Complete this application form. Due Friday, October 13th. (Ms.Urquhart)

  • 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

Friday October 6: How has your thinking about your product changed as a result of your research? (Ms. Katy)

  • Grade 10

Please Email your Personal Project mentor TODAY (right now?) to schedule your 2nd mentor meeting for October 11-13. (Ms. Katy)

  • Movie Night

HS students!

Give us your suggestions for what movies you would like to see at the movie night! The movie night will be held in the language building November 10th from 4 to 6pm, before the dance.

Feel free to give us your requests at the form below, and come check out the movies you would like to watch!


(Mrs. Harrison)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Meeting today, in the Dance Studio at 1:20. All DC members partaking or helping with AISA please make sure you are there.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

This haunting story of friendship & love has won the @NobelPrize for literature. Never Let Me Go is our #hsbookoftheday. (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, October 9 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6): Expedition Week – Final Planning – Expedition Leaders / Cafeteria

Grade 10 (P6-7):

Personal Project – Creating rigorous Success Criteria and action planning
Period 6 (Tutor) and Period 7 (English)

Daily / SC Announcements by Ms. Barbour / Hill SC Reps

Ms. Vance, Ms. Clifford, Tutors
M305: Barbour, Pichardo
Library: Hill, Mejia, Orihara

  • “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)

  • HS Games this week (Repeat)

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)

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