MS DAILY – Monday, September 25, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Students leaving drink bottles and food wrappers on playground

MS/HS Students, There are issues with students leaving empty drink bottles / food wrappers on the playground during morning break, at lunch, and after school. Please respect the space and make sure you clean up after yourselves. Teachers on duty will be especially vigilant in making sure this happens, but really, we want students to take responsibility to make sure the playground and picnic tables are left clean. (Mr. Redlich)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulations to all the runners who braved the, well really nice weather in the end, on Saturday. Notable runners were:

MS
Mia Mijatovic who came 35th in her first race (97 runners)
Ryo Abe – who took 71 seconds off his time

HS
Nao Fujisawa who has trained excellently and took 45 seconds off her best time
Kento Riendau – who passed awhole bunch of runners with an excellent finish and improved his time by 13 seconds.

Times will be posted today. (Mr. Brown)

  • Personal Project Survey

For my personal project I am looking into Social Media Use. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take 5 minutes to fill out this survey. All students and teachers can answer this.
Survey Link : https://goo.gl/forms/Z0GC8Qz8UbyFDt6u2
Thank you, (Rei)

  • Lunchtime Coding Workshop

Mr. Broughton and Ms. Katy will be in the library today during lunch to help students learn how to code the Sphero. Will you be able to successfully navigate the maze? (Ms. Katy)

  • Creative Space Workshop (Repeat)

Interesting in coding? Like a challenge? Join Mr. Broughton in the library during lunch on Monday to learn how to navigate a maze by coding the Sphero.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Thurs, Sept. 28th game starts at 4:30 pm vs AOBA @ YIS (A Only)
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 30th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Subhi was born inside a refugee camp, locked up for life. Jimmie’s on the outside, unable to read the stories her mother left behind. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, September 25, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Students leaving drink bottles and food wrappers on playground

MS/HS Students, There are issues with students leaving empty drink bottles / food wrappers on the playground during morning break, at lunch, and after school. Please respect the space and make sure you clean up after yourselves. Teachers on duty will be especially vigilant in making sure this happens, but really, we want students to take responsibility to make sure the playground and picnic tables are left clean. (Mr. Redlich)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulations to all the runners who braved the, well really nice weather in the end, on Saturday. Notable runners were:

MS
Mia Mijatovic who came 35th in her first race (97 runners)
Ryo Abe – who took 71 seconds off his time

HS
Nao Fujisawa who has trained excellently and took 45 seconds off her best time
Kento Riendau – who passed awhole bunch of runners with an excellent finish and improved his time by 13 seconds.

Times will be posted today. (Mr. Brown)

  • Personal Project Survey

For my personal project I am looking into Social Media Use. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take 5 minutes to fill out this survey. All students and teachers can answer this.
Survey Link : https://goo.gl/forms/Z0GC8Qz8UbyFDt6u2
Thank you, (Rei)

  • Lunchtime Coding Workshop

Mr. Broughton and Ms. Katy will be in the library today during lunch to help students learn how to code the Sphero. Will you be able to successfully navigate the maze? (Ms. Katy)

  • Creative Space Workshop (Repeat)

Interesting in coding? Like a challenge? Join Mr. Broughton in the library during lunch on Monday to learn how to navigate a maze by coding the Sphero.

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • ARC Meeting

All Animal Relief Club members, please meet today in M208 at 1:30 – you can bring in your lunch! 🙂

See you there!! (ARC)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Dragon Council – Meeting Thursday at 1:30 in the Dance Studio for those helping with IB Conference and Senior Council members. (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Tuesday, September 26 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Mr. Harrison + Tutors
Cafeteria
Intro to CAS / What’s in a Reflection?
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mrs. Maeda

Group 2 – with Tutors
Tutor Rooms

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Ms. Hewins / Mr. Pitter / Tutors
Tutor Rooms
University Counseling:
Application Work Period

Group 2 Mr. Redlich / Tutors
M404
CAS – Check in and overview of G12
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Castro

  • HS Book of the Day

Elise is biding her time in books, waiting to flee her lakeside town. That is until Chiara, Miguel & a gypsy carnival arrive #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, September 22, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Creative Space Workshop

Interesting in coding? Like a challenge? Join Mr. Broughton in the library during lunch on Monday to learn how to navigate a maze by coding the Sphero.

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

  • Watch found

A white watch (SORRISO QUARTZ) was found in Room M106 yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Balance Guide Website

Are you having problems with organising skills? Having trouble with you email? Go to our Balance Guide website for our help!

Link to the Website

From Apollo 11
(Wyatt, Hemal, Elvis, Juliua, Yo and Beni)

  •  MS Dance

Hi everyone! The MS Dance is coming up soon! It will be on October 6th, which means dance committee will be starting next week. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26th during lunch break. We will be meeting in Ms.Edwards’ room (M102). We really appreciate all of the help and creativity new members will bring for the first Middle School Dance of the year!

Thank you! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Book of the Day

Adventure on the high seas, international espionage, mysterious men dressed in black, friends and traitors: this #msbookoftheday has it all! (Ms. Katy)

 

HS DAILY – Friday, September 22, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Creative Space Workshop

Interesting in coding? Like a challenge? Join Mr. Broughton in the library during lunch on Monday to learn how to navigate a maze by coding the Sphero.

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

  • Watch found

A white watch (SORRISO QUARTZ) was found in Room M106 yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Personal Project Survey

Hi guys, I have created this survey for 9-11th graders to conduct research for my personal project on Iaido. I will be very grateful if you could take some time to answer my survey as it will help shape my final product.

Thank you, (Anna T.)

  • HS Book of the Day

Malcolm X: Muslim minister & human rights activist. This is a biography-cowritten by his daughter- of his formative years. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • GCD Review Dates (Repeat)

Review dates have been set for the GCD for this academic year. You can find them on the GCD Website.
The next date is this Friday 22 September, a key date particularly for seniors hoping to complete their GCD before early university applications.
The following review date will be Friday 10 November.
We look forward to reviewing your posts and witnessing your learning stories. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Games this week (Repeat)

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against BST @ YIS on Wednesday, September 20th
2. HS Tennis Boys @ St. Marys on Saturday, September 23rd
3. HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, September 23th

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

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 22 (Day 4) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P6): Expedition Week (Initial Planning) – Mr. Thomas + Tutors + Expedition Leaders / Cafeteria
Grade 10 (P6): Time with Tutors / GCD Planning + Reflection – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

MS DAILY – Thursday, September 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am @ ASIJ games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs NIS on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 23rd race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Books and Brownies

Books & Brownies: Bring your lunch and your book to the library today during lunch. We’ll eat, read and chat about what we’re reading over a delicious dessert. Anyone with a book is welcome! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Based on the experiences of the author’s mother, 12 year Yuriko lives through the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, September 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Mario Kart Tournament

“The High-school Mario Kart Tournament is closing in! The event will be held today (Thursday) in the auditorium after school, so if you haven’t signed up yet, please fill it out now!

https://goo.gl/forms/Plt4DW3qwM3E7OO72

Food and drink will also be available to purchase for those who wish not to play, but to spectate. Please join us at the auditorium tomorrow! (High School Student Council)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

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

HS Boys/Girls Tennis Meeting – Meeting today at 1:15 in the Dance Studio.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • Personal Project survey

Hi guys, I have created this survey for 9-11th graders to conduct research for my personal project on Iaido. I will be very grateful if you could take some time to answer my survey as it will help shape my final product.

Thank you, (Anna T.)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 22 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6): Expedition Week (Initial Planning) – Mr. Thomas + Tutors + Expedition Leaders / Cafeteria
Grade 10 (P6): Time with Tutors / GCD Planning + Reflection – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • HS Book of the Day

Fantasy worlds, kidnapping, wayward children, magical lands, a boarding school + one woman with something to hide & protect. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • GCD Review Dates (Repeat)

Review dates have been set for the GCD for this academic year. You can find them on the GCD Website.
The next date is this Friday 22 September, a key date particularly for seniors hoping to complete their GCD before early university applications.
The following review date will be Friday 10 November.
We look forward to reviewing your posts and witnessing your learning stories. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Calling out to all G9 to G12 girls!! (Repeat)

High School Girl’s Basketball preseason starts this Friday at 7am in the gym! Please come by if you’re interested in joining the team this year or would just like to play some ball!

Hope to see you then! (Megan M)

  • HS Games this week (Repeat)

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against BST @ YIS on Wednesday, September 20th
2. HS Tennis Boys @ St. Marys on Saturday, September 23rd
3. HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, September 23th

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

MS DAILY – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • MS and HS – Student Ambassadors

Would the following Student Ambassadors please meet me at 10:40 for a very short meeting about Back to School Night:

Eric Asakura
Awaiz Jalal
Theodore Sloan
Rina Anshina
Aurianne Lanctot
Kiya Smith
Pia Krickhahn

Please come to my office at the beginning of break – I have chocolate!

Thank you. (Ms Clifford)

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20 (Repeat)

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Books & Brownies

Bring your lunch and your book to the library this Thursday during lunch. We’ll eat, read and chat about what we’re reading over a delicious dessert. Anyone with a book is welcome!

  • MS Book of the Day

It’s 1956; Hitler & Hirohito won WWII & are celebrating their win with a motorcycle rally competition across the Empire. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • MS and HS – Student Ambassadors

Would the following Student Ambassadors please meet me at 10:40 for a very short meeting about Back to School Night:

Eric Asakura
Awaiz Jalal
Theodore Sloan
Rina Anshina
Aurianne Lanctot
Kiya Smith
Pia Krickhahn

Please come to my office at the beginning of break – I have chocolate!

Thank you. (Ms Clifford)

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20 (Repeat)

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • GCD Review Dates

Review dates have been set for the GCD for this academic year. You can find them on the GCD Website.
The next date is this Friday 22 September, a key date particularly for seniors hoping to complete their GCD before early university applications.
The following review date will be Friday 10 November.
We look forward to reviewing your posts and witnessing your learning stories. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Calling out to all G9 to G12 girls!!

High School Girl’s Basketball preseason starts this Friday at 7am in the gym! Please come by if you’re interested in joining the team this year or would just like to play some ball!

Hope to see you then! (Megan M)

  • Dude Be Nice!

Wednesday’s challenge
– please take a photo of yourself with as many people as possible today – send it to your HS student council member and tag it #yisevents

Make your photo creative, fun, and try to include people from lots of different grades. (HS Student council)

  • HS Book of the Day

Fighter, faker, student, spy. 17yo Reagan has been groomed for international espionage. Then she falls for the boy next door #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Games this week (Repeat)

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against BST @ YIS on Wednesday, September 20th
2. HS Tennis Boys @ St. Marys on Saturday, September 23rd
3. HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, September 23th

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

MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulation to all the runners who represented YIS excellently at Tama Hills last Saturday.

Runners of the Day were:
Oliver Burke with an 18th (out of 138 finishers) place finish in his first meet
Elena Weidinger who overcame a nasty fall, to take 34 seconds off her PB time
Sayo Ogoshi with an excellent 16.0 minute time for the 3.3km race
and
Noel Murao-Rolufs with a PB time of 17.36 minutes for the 4.4km race.

However – all are winners in this sport! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge 2 on the wall!

Maths Challenge #2 is available now.

#2 is Due next Thursday 28th Sept (Friday is holiday for students)

The Answers to the first Challenge will be up on the wall shortly. Well done to all that tried Challenge #1. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dragon Days Project

Hi! Our name is INSERT NAME and for our Dragon Days project, we have created a project to help kids in the YIS community learn new things. Our goal is for everybody to learn at least one new thing every day. This website includes random facts, how to’s, language tips, and more! Click on the link below if you are interested!

Here is the link for the Dragon Days website. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am @ ASIJ games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs NIS on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 23rd race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

This twist on Peter Pan is set in a post-apocalyptic London being ravaged by an insatiable virus & ruled by an evil Captain #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulation to all the runners who represented YIS excellently at Tama Hills last Saturday.

Runners of the Day were:
Oliver Burke with an 18th (out of 138 finishers) place finish in his first meet
Elena Weidinger who overcame a nasty fall, to take 34 seconds off her PB time
Sayo Ogoshi with an excellent 16.0 minute time for the 3.3km race
and
Noel Murao-Rolufs with a PB time of 17.36 minutes for the 4.4km race.

However – all are winners in this sport! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge 2 on the wall!

Maths Challenge #2 is available now.

#2 is Due next Thursday 28th Sept (Friday is holiday for students)

The Answers to the first Challenge will be up on the wall shortly. Well done to all that tried Challenge #1. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Chiku

Our first meeting is today in M201 at 12:45. (Ms. Latve and Mr. Hutton)

  • Dude Be Nice Week

Hello High School,

Next week YIS Dude. Be Nice. week. Each day we will have a challenge for you everyone. Please participate to take part in the week. More details will be sent later about each day.

Tuesday: Staff/Teacher Appreciation (positive note for teachers and staff)
Wednesday: Take a photo with the most people from different grades in it. #yisevents
Thursday: High five challenge
Friday: Write a positive note challenge (post-it note and put in someone’s locker(anonymous))
(Mrs. Harrison)

  • Grade 10 Personal Project

Your Action Plan is due today. Please submit it on ManageBac and share it with your mentor. See Ms. Katy if you have any questions. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

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

  • HS Games this week

1. Varsity Girls Volleyball against BST @ YIS on Wednesday, September 20th
2. HS Tennis Boys @ St. Marys on Saturday, September 23rd
3. HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, September 23th

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

  • HS Book of the Day

Two half sisters, Effia & Esi are born into two different tribal villages & two very different fates in 18th century Ghana. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)