HS DAILY – Wednesday, May 9, 2018


  • Room Changes

Becuase of grade 9/10 exams, there will be some room changes. Please pay attention if you have class on the 2nd or 3rd floor period 1/2 this week. (Ms. Madrid)

Mr. Bates’ Class to M306

Mr. Hauet’s class to M106


Ms. Barbour’s Grade 11 to M313

Ms. Latve’s 7th Grade math to M106

Mr. Meijia’s 8th grade math to M311

Mr. Hauet’s Class to M103

  • HS Van Der Poel Fundraising!

Good Morning YIS! Van Der Poel is back! As exam week continues Van Der Poel is giving you grade 9s and 10s and the entire school something to look forward to. This Friday during recess in the playground the Van Der Poel service group will be selling SHAVED ICE to raise funds for the kids at the Kodomonosono home. So please come out and end your week in the right way.

Thank You! (HS Van Der Poel)

  • Middle/High School Food Fair Poster competition

This year we are inviting Middle and High School students to design the poster we use to advertise Food Fair.
The poster must:
-Include the phrase “YIS Food Fair 2018”
-Be A4 portrait with solid background (white if hand-drawn)
-Be digital (PSD photoshop, 300 dpi) or hand-drawn.
-Use the entire sheet as background.
-Have no fine details or too many small elements.

Hand in designs to Mr Reed by Monday 4th June. The winning designer will receive a 2000 Yen gift card. (Mrs. Davies)

  • Pre Season Running (Repeat)

On Wednesday after school, there will be another chance to run with our dedicated athletes as they prepare for the upcoming XC season. Come and get fit for the summer!👟 (Mr. Brown)


  • Visual Art + Design after school sessions

Hi everyone. Just a quick message to let you know that M404 will be open after school until 5.30 every day, right until the end of semester. This is for anyone who wants a space to catch up on their Visual Arts or Design work (No matter what room you normally have class in, everyone is welcome). Mr Martinez will be there every day but Tuesday to help out, so whatever your current project is, please feel free to drop in if you feel you are behind. Yay!

Hope to see you there!!! (Mr Martinez)

  • HS Book of the Day

Liked Ender’s Game? Try this: Danny North, a member of a clan of mages in exile, who grew up in an isolated home in the mountains, finds his family in danger by secrets which were kept from him and enemies who will do anything to keep them in exile. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • University Visits and Events 9-19 May

For students in Grade 9 – 11:

We encourage you to attend the following university visits and sessions that will be held this week and next at YIS and other venues.

Please go to this link to find more details about the events and to sign-up for attendance.

1. 9 May (Wednesday) – New York University at Abu-Dhabi
1:15 – 1:55 pm @ M308 or Cafeteria

2. 12 May (Saturday) – “Harvard College Briefing by Alumni: Pathway to US College”
1:00 – 3:40 pm – Hosted by Tokyo Global 10 Metro Hibiya High School for students grade 9-12

3. 16 May (Wednesday) – Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
4:00 – 4:30 pm @ YIS (location TBC)

4. 18 May (Friday) – European Universities Consortium (Representing Bocconi University (Italy), Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland),
IE University (Spain), Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), KIT Carl Benz School (Germany), Vesalius College (Belgium)
10:40 – 11:05 am (recess) @ M308

5. 19 May (Saturday) – European Higher Education Fair 2018 Japan (Representing over 80 higher education institutions
from 22 European countries, including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, and Hungary)
11:00 am – 18:00 pm @ Meiji University

(Ms. Bryan)

  • Survey – Gr. 10 Students only (Repeat)

I am working on a project in design class that requires the opinions of the students in the tenth grade. Please answer this survey on happiness. (George H)

  • Hey volleyballers! (Repeat)

On Monday and Wednesday, May 7th and 9th, there will be open gym for volleyball after school. Both days are open to both girls and boys. As we get the numbers of players, we’ll decide to split if necessary. Hope to see you there! (Grace C)

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