MS DAILY – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • SAVE THE DATE

This year’s HS Musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will be presented in Tanner Auditorium February 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Be on the lookout for show posters around school this week for showtimes and ticket reservation link. Make plans now to come out and support our 40 member HS cast, crew, and musicians! (Ms. Kimi)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Assembly

The first MS assembly of 2018 is this Friday. If you want to have a slide on the assembly slideshow, please fill in the document below before Thursday at 4pm so we can include your slide in the assembly. We appreciate your contributions.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rd-f3tnfNoupfWZS6s4sE1e7PziLFrTnOI6fW8GMlrE/edit

(MS StuCo)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Boys Basketball, Thursday, January 25th vs St. Maur, tip off at 4:30 pm (CA)

– MS Girls Soccer, Saturday, January 27th vs ISSH, kick off at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Reading Sessions

6H, I’ll see you period 8 today! Bring your book with you.

7K, your session will be period 1 tomorrow.

(Ms. Katy)

  • Maker Saturday

This Saturday in the library from 10-12 is the first maker Saturday for YIS families!. You can paint with Spheros, build and race chariots, design puzzles and much more. If you’re interested, talk to your parents and have them register by emailing Mr. Jambor at jamborpeter@yahoo.com. Pre-registration is required; you must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult; and the cost is 200yen per person to cover supplies. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

MS: Ursula le Guin, famous SciFi & Fantasy author, has died. Celebrate her by reading A Wizard of Earthsea, the tale of a boy’s testing as he grows to manhood & tries to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice. Dragons & spells abound #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Students (Repeat)

Please be reminded that unless you are meeting for a club, you may only be in the cafeteria, the playground, or the library at lunchtime. You should not be hanging out in the Kirin Building outside the Music rooms or in other spaces on campus unless you are with a teacher. (Mr. Redlich)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • SAVE THE DATE

This year’s HS Musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will be presented in Tanner Auditorium February 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Be on the lookout for show posters around school this week for showtimes and ticket reservation link. Make plans now to come out and support our 40 member HS cast, crew, and musicians! (Ms. Kimi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Beach Clean Up

Good Morning Everyone! The Environment Clean up is organising a beach clean up soon! We would like to know if you are interested in joining us, let us know in the survey linked below. The clean up will take place near Kamakura. If you want to help out for a good cause please come along 🙂 Or just have a good time with your friends on the beach while making the environment cleaner! Juniors/Seniors could also earn credit and reflect on this for CAS!

We would be happy if you join us; everyone is welcome!

For further information feel free to contact us at 18wahlaay@yis.ac.jp (Aysha)

Survey Link

  • Grade 10

Tomorrow is the big day! Remember to be in the auditorium by 9 am tomorrow morning with all the pieces of your display ready to be set up. The library will stay open until 5:30 today if you want to work on your display here. Remember to pick up your product from your mentor between 8:30-8:50 tomorrow morning. Check your email for more reminders. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Dragon Council will meet Thursday in the Dance Studio at 1:30. (Mr. Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto is one of the most intriguing novels I’ve read in a long time. Published thirty years ago, it juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transexuality, grief, kitchens, love and tragedy in (then) contemporary Japan. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Games this week (Repeat)

The JV/Varsity Girls Basketball will be going against St. Maur on Wednesday, January 24th. This will be the girl’s last home game and their senior night! Please come and cheer on the girls!

The Middle School boys also have a home game against St. Maur on Thursday, January 25th. This will also be their last home game! We hope to see as many of you supporting and cheering on the MS boys as well!

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

MS DAILY – Monday, January 22, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • After-school activities cancelled today; possible early dismissal

Dear students and parents,

Snow or sleet is predicted to begin around noontime today and to intensify toward the evening. Anticipating messy conditions and possible delays with train and bus lines later this afternoon, we have decided to cancel all after-school activities today.

In addition, should the weather start to deteriorate earlier than predicted, we may need to dismiss school a bit earlier than usual. We will make that decision later in the day and will notify the community via the website and email. (Mr. Coutts)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive- Final Results

Grade 8- WINNERS!
Grade 9- 2nd
Grade 7- 3rd
Grade 10- 4th
Grade 12- 5th
Grade 6- 6th
Teacher- 7th
Grade 11- LOSERS!

We raised 23,460 yen in total!
The funds will go towards the construction resources for the school building in Cambodia. Thank you for all your contributions. (Airi)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

“Hope is the thing with feathers” starts a poem Frankie read in school. Frannie’s winter is full of surprises (good and bad) as she deals with her brother’s deafness, her mother’s fear, her best friend’s religion and the class bully’s anger. #msbookoftheday  #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Students (Repeat)

Please be reminded that unless you are meeting for a club, you may only be in the cafeteria, the playground, or the library at lunchtime. You should not be hanging out in the Kirin Building outside the Music rooms or in other spaces on campus unless you are with a teacher. (Mr. Redlich)

HS DAILY – Monday, January 22, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • After-school activities cancelled today; possible early dismissal

Dear students and parents,

Snow or sleet is predicted to begin around noontime today and to intensify toward the evening. Anticipating messy conditions and possible delays with train and bus lines later this afternoon, we have decided to cancel all after-school activities today.

In addition, should the weather start to deteriorate earlier than predicted, we may need to dismiss school a bit earlier than usual. We will make that decision later in the day and will notify the community via the website and email. (Mr. Coutts)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive- Final Results

Grade 8- WINNERS!
Grade 9- 2nd
Grade 7- 3rd
Grade 10- 4th
Grade 12- 5th
Grade 6- 6th
Teacher- 7th
Grade 11- LOSERS!

We raised 23,460 yen in total!
The funds will go towards the construction resources for the school building in Cambodia. Thank you for all your contributions. (Airi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • IB World Student Conference

Are you in grade 10 or 11 and interested in issues of gender equality?
If so, you may want to consider attending the IB World Student Conference taking place in Hong Kong in July-August to dig deep into this issue with other DP students. The theme is “Education for All: Moving towards a Gender-Fair World”. Please see here for the invitation to YIS and the IB website for more info. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • HS Book of the Day

In an alternate history where a dystopian brotherhood rules society, after her mother’s death, Kate Cahill struggles to hide that she and her sister are witches. The arrival of a new governess changes everything. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Games this week

The JV/Varsity Girls Basketball will be going against St. Maur on Wednesday, January 24th. This will be the girl’s last home game and their senior night! Please come and cheer on the girls!

The Middle School boys also have a home game against St. Maur on Thursday, January 25th. This will also be their last home game! We hope to see as many of you supporting and cheering on the MS boys as well!

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

MS DAILY – Friday, January 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

Today is last day of the HOPE Cambodia coin drive! Thank you for everyone who has donated so far. Here are the current standings as of Thursday evening:
Grade 7- WINNING!
Grade 8- 2nd
Grade 10
Grade 9
Teachers
Grade 12
Grade 6- 2nd to last
Grade 11- LOSING!
(Airi)

  • Ring Found

A silver ring with a pink stone that looks like a shape of Mickey Mouse was found yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

For the second year, YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival. There is still time to make great films before the entry deadline of 20 April 2018, so get filming and editing now!
Entries can be of any length, in the categories of Non-Fiction Film, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction and Expressive Film. There is also a category called the Height of Hart’s specifically for creative collaborations between teachers and students. The festival is open to students in middle and high school. Films can be made specifically for the festival or have been made as class projects, portfolio pieces or just for fun, as long as they contain only original material or licensed content.
For further details, visit the website, or speak to Mr. Pitter.
The festival Exhibition will take place in the YIS auditorium on 19 May 2018. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Students

Please be reminded that unless you are meeting for a club, you may only be in the cafeteria, the playground, or the library at lunchtime. You should not be hanging out in the Kirin Building outside the Music rooms or in other spaces on campus unless you are with a teacher. (Mr. Redlich)

HS DAILY – Friday, January 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

Today is last day of the HOPE Cambodia coin drive! Thank you for everyone who has donated so far. Here are the current standings as of Thursday evening:
Grade 7- WINNING!
Grade 8- 2nd
Grade 10
Grade 9
Teachers
Grade 12
Grade 6- 2nd to last
Grade 11- LOSING!
(Airi)

  • Ring Found

A silver ring with a pink stone that looks like a shape of Mickey Mouse was found yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

For the second year, YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival. There is still time to make great films before the entry deadline of 20 April 2018, so get filming and editing now!
Entries can be of any length, in the categories of Non-Fiction Film, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction and Expressive Film. There is also a category called the Height of Hart’s specifically for creative collaborations between teachers and students. The festival is open to students in middle and high school. Films can be made specifically for the festival or have been made as class projects, portfolio pieces or just for fun, as long as they contain only original material or licensed content.
For further details, visit the website, or speak to Mr. Pitter.
The festival Exhibition will take place in the YIS auditorium on 19 May 2018. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 22 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Vance + Tutors / Cafeteria
EE – Starting my research
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Bates

Group 2 – Ms. Vance + Tutors / Cafeteria
EE – Starting my research
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Bates

Both groups are combined.

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins / Tutors / LOFT
Social Emotional Counseling
Adulting: Stress Management
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Suzuki

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter / Tutors / M202
Social Emotional Counseling
Adulting: Stress Management
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Justice

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, January 12 (Day 10) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P2): Preparing to visit the G10 Exhibition – Run by tutors In tutor rooms – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 10 (P1+2): Personal Project – Exhibition Prep Session
Period One (Design and I+S) and Period Two (Tutor)
Daily / SC Announcements by Ms. Pichardo / Mr. Mejia SC Reps
Ms. Clifford, Ms. Justice + Tutors
M305: Barbour, Pichardo
Loft: Hill, Mejia, Orihara

MS DAILY – Thursday, January 18, 2018

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Crossing the Road

Just a reminder that if you are crossing the road on your own you must cross at the lights/crosswalks. Do not run across the road EVER! (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Chiku Group

Please remember to come to our regular meeting today during lunch. We have a Chiku visit tomorrow that we need to get volunteers sorted out for and another project to plan. See you today during lunch. (Mr. Clark)

HS DAILY – Thursday, January 18, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Music support for the Elementary Play

Ms Macdonald is looking for a willing student who would be able to make a couple of backing tracks using piano, bass and drums (and more if you can!) to use for the ES Play this year. If you are interested, please email her ((macdonalds@yis.ac.jp) or drop by H109 (Black box Drama room) to speak with her. Thanks! (Ms Macdonald)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, January 12 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Preparing to visit the G10 Exhibition – Run by tutors In tutor rooms – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 10 (P1+2): Personal Project – Exhibition Prep Session
Period One (Design and I+S) and Period Two (Tutor)
Daily / SC Announcements by Ms. Pichardo / Mr. Mejia SC Reps
Ms. Clifford, Ms. Justice + Tutors
M305: Barbour, Pichardo
Loft: Hill, Mejia, Orihara

MS DAILY – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • BINGO Night

Save the date for our annual Bingo Night coming up on January 26 from 4:30-6:00! All YIS students are invited and encouraged to come. Bingo Night is always a fun family event, and this the PTSA is hosting the event with HOPE Cambodia students to raise funds for the HOPE Cambodia organization. As you may know, HOPE Cambodia is one of the biggest service groups at YIS. Every year, high school students travel to Pursat Province, Cambodia to build schools for local children.

In order to make our event as successful as possible, we are asking members of our community to donate items as Bingo prizes. If you have any of the following items and are not using them, please consider donating for this great cause!
– new toys
– tickets to concerts, sports, or cultural events
– unused gift cards
– anything else that might appeal to students from K-12

Donations can be brought to Ms. Hewins’s office in M308, and if you have any questions, please contact Charlotte at ccurrie@netable.com, Ms. Hewins, or Linnea, Imtiaz, or Ebba in grade 9. (HOPE Cambodia Service Group)

  • Maths Challenge #6

Maths Challenge #6 is up.

Please collect your copy from outside Ms. Harding’s room. Or print it from here.

So far the scores are close. The top 3 are Eishin and Yumi G8 and Luca G6. (Mr. Harrison)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

Today is Day 4 of the HOPE Cambodia coin drive! Here are the current standings as of Tuesday evening:
Grade 9- WINNING!
Grade 7- 2nd
Grade 10
Grade 12
Grade 11
Teacher- 2nd to last
Grade 6- LOSING!
The coin drive will continue until this Friday. (Airi)

  • Personal Project – Film and Survey

My name is Sarah from grade 10 and I created a film for my personal project, which is about raising awareness on fashion and its effect on the environment.

It would be really helpful if you could watch my film and take the survey so that I can receive feedback.

Here is the link

Sarah G (10)

  • Dragon Dining – Customer Feedback

Link, entitled Dragon Dining Customer Feedback Jan 2018

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

For the second year, YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival. There is still time to make great films before the entry deadline of 20 April 2018, so get filming and editing now!
Entries can be of any length, in the categories of Non-Fiction Film, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction and Expressive Film. There is also a category called the Height of Hart’s specifically for creative collaborations between teachers and students. The festival is open to students in middle and high school. Films can be made specifically for the festival or have been made as class projects, portfolio pieces or just for fun, as long as they contain only original material or licensed content.
For further details, visit the website, or speak to Mr. Pitter.
The festival Exhibition will take place in the YIS auditorium on 19 May 2018. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Boys Basketball, Thursday, January 18th vs BST, tip off at 5:00 pm (B only)
– MS Boys Basketball, Saturday, January 20th vs ASIJ, tip off at 10:00 am (AB only)

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • BINGO Night

Save the date for our annual Bingo Night coming up on January 26 from 4:30-6:00! All YIS students are invited and encouraged to come. Bingo Night is always a fun family event, and this the PTSA is hosting the event with HOPE Cambodia students to raise funds for the HOPE Cambodia organization. As you may know, HOPE Cambodia is one of the biggest service groups at YIS. Every year, high school students travel to Pursat Province, Cambodia to build schools for local children.

In order to make our event as successful as possible, we are asking members of our community to donate items as Bingo prizes. If you have any of the following items and are not using them, please consider donating for this great cause!
– new toys
– tickets to concerts, sports, or cultural events
– unused gift cards
– anything else that might appeal to students from K-12

Donations can be brought to Ms. Hewins’s office in M308, and if you have any questions, please contact Charlotte at ccurrie@netable.com, Ms. Hewins, or Linnea, Imtiaz, or Ebba in grade 9. (HOPE Cambodia Service Group)

  • Maths Challenge #6

Maths Challenge #6 is up.

Please collect your copy from outside Ms. Harding’s room. Or print it from here.

So far the scores are close. The top 3 are Eishin and Yumi G8 and Luca G6. (Mr. Harrison)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

Today is Day 4 of the HOPE Cambodia coin drive! Here are the current standings as of Tuesday evening:
Grade 9- WINNING!
Grade 7- 2nd
Grade 10
Grade 12
Grade 11
Teacher- 2nd to last
Grade 6- LOSING!
The coin drive will continue until this Friday. (Airi)

  • Personal Project – Film and Survey

My name is Sarah from grade 10 and I created a film for my personal project, which is about raising awareness on fashion and its effect on the environment.

It would be really helpful if you could watch my film and take the survey so that I can receive feedback.

Here is the link

Sarah G (10)

  • Dragon Dining – Customer Feedback

Link, entitled Dragon Dining Customer Feedback Jan 2018

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

For the second year, YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival. There is still time to make great films before the entry deadline of 20 April 2018, so get filming and editing now!
Entries can be of any length, in the categories of Non-Fiction Film, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction and Expressive Film. There is also a category called the Height of Hart’s specifically for creative collaborations between teachers and students. The festival is open to students in middle and high school. Films can be made specifically for the festival or have been made as class projects, portfolio pieces or just for fun, as long as they contain only original material or licensed content.
For further details, visit the website, or speak to Mr. Pitter.
The festival Exhibition will take place in the YIS auditorium on 19 May 2018. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

WJAA Varsity Girls Basketball – Departs on Thursday at 2:00 pm from YIS

WJAA Varsity Boys Basketball – Reminder to meet at Shin-Yokohama at 7:30 am on Friday, the 19th of January.

Dragon Council – Dragon Council will meet today in the Dance Studio at 1:30.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)