HS DAILY -Thursday, November 30, 2017


  • Maths Challenge 5 – Happy Holidays

The fInal challenge before the break is up and ready to go.
It is available here too.

Please hand it in by Friday 8th December. It is a tough one and you may need some help. Teachers who think they are logically minded, give it a try! (Mr. Harrison)

  • Support for Personal Project

Hi. My name is An from grade 10 and for my personal project I will be opening a pop up shop in the library on Monday. It will be up all day from 8 till 5. There will be a mixture of products – some old and some new with items like dvds, pencil cases, pens, stickers and more. All of the proceeds will be donated to SympaMeals, an organization in Vietnam that provides meals for cancer patients who cannot afford food. Please come by and support! – Thank you, (An, Grade 10)

  • Message from Van der Poel

Good morning everyone!

We only have 2 more days left for the Van der Poel money collection. As of yesterday, we were able to collect a total of 3129,476 yen!!! Thank you so much for your contribution. We couldn’t have done this without your help. But since we’re running out of time, let’s keep up the good work! (Van der Poel)

  •  Snow Club Winter Kick-Off Sale (Repeat)

Hello YIS,
Snow Season is upon us, and ski hills are set to open in the coming weeks all over Japan.

If you are missing some gear to hit the slopes like gloves, coats, helmets, goggles, pants or even a snowboard, the YIS Snow Club will be partnering with Burton Snowboards for their Winter Kick-Off Sale, this Saturday December 2nd, from 10AM to 4PM at YCAC.

Lots of Burton gear will be discounted up to 50%, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Chill Japan, a Japanese NPO that helps children who have been affected by natural disasters by providing them with fun activities like snowboarding.

Tell your parents, tell your friends. See you on Saturday! (Mr. McKeown)


  • HS Athletics/Activities

– HS Girls Field Hockey vs ASIJ @ YCAC on Friday, December 1st starting at 4:30

Uniform Return

– If you missed your date for returning your uniform please bring it to the PE office ASAP.

Season 1 HS Sports Awards– Will be held on Tuesday, December 5th, from 9:10-10:40 in the Auditorium.

Dragon Council Meeting – Today during lunch. Please meet in the Dance Studio at 1:30.

Choir Interest Meeting
– YIS is looking into potentially jump starting the choir program after the Winter Break. Therefore, if this is something that you would be interested in partaking in, please meet in the Dance Studio this today, November 30th during recess at 10:40. If you cannot make the meeting, please email Mr. Tananone, to let him know that you are interested in possibly joining in the new year.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • Asexual awareness week

Today’s fact:

Who is a famous person that is asexual?
Researchers believe that some famous people such as Nicola Tesla, Florence Nightingale, and Isaac Newton were asexuals. Kenji Miyazawa is often cited that he is a confirmed asexual. (LGBTQ+ group)

  • Celebrating World AIDS Day

Hi guys! Did you know that this Friday, December 1st is World AIDS DAY? It was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to remember those who had died from the disease, as well as show support to those who are currently living with AIDS.

Despite the fact that AIDS is a deadly disease which has killed more than 35 million people, many do not know how to prevent themselves from getting AIDS and protect themselves from the discrimination that ensues.

To show our support, we would like you guys to wear something red on Friday, or pin a red ribbon to your shirt which will be located in the foyer as well as in front of the secondary school office.

Thank you! (LGBTQ+ Group)

  • Grade 10

Personal Project Support Session this afternoon in the library! Everyone is welcome to hang out from 4-5. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

In a tale of intrigue set in the murky underworld of contemporary China, an unemployed factory worker posing as a journalist ends up privy to a bombshell of a scandal. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, December 1 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6): Elementary Visits #2- Tutors / Various locations
Grade 10 (P6): Elementary Visits #2- Tutors / Various locations

  • HS Games this week (Repeat)

1. JV/Varsity Girls Basketball against St. Maur @ YIS on Wednesday, November 25th
2. JV/Varsity Boys Basketball against St. Marys @ YIS on Friday, December 1st

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

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