MS DAILY – Friday, April 20, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is TODAY. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. We are excited to see your films! (Mr. Pitter)

  • Bake Sale At the Spring Concert

Good morning, students and teachers!

Today, the HOPE Cambodia Service Club members will be hosting a bake sale at the spring concert! There will be cookies, chips, cakes, and so on. If you would like to buy some, come join us in the Auditorium from 6:40 pm!

All the money raised will be used to build a well in Cambodia for families without access to clean water. By having access to clean water, families would be able to become more healthy, increase their income, go to school, and so on. So all of your help would be appreciated! Thank you.

(HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Girls Basketball @ ISSH, Saturday, April 21st (CBA), games start at 9:00 am.

– MS Boys & Girls Track and Field @ Fuchu, Saturday, April 21st, starting at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Reading Sessions

7P, I’ll see you today after the assembly if there’s time.

6H,7K, and 8H, I’ll see all three of you on Monday! What a fabulous day of reading it will be.

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

#msbookoftheday selected by Mr. Parker: Soccer player Brian borrows a pink Easyflow pen at school & suddenly finds himself possessed w/ writing flowery, romantic love stories. He’s about to return the pen when he discovers Cassandra’s interested in his work #yislearning #msbookoftheday 😍
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/987099742076207104 (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, April 20, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is TODAY. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. We are excited to see your films! (Mr. Pitter)

  • Bake Sale At the Spring Concert

Good morning, students and teachers!

Today, the HOPE Cambodia Service Club members will be hosting a bake sale at the spring concert! There will be cookies, chips, cakes, and so on. If you would like to buy some, come join us in the Auditorium from 6:40 pm!

All the money raised will be used to build a well in Cambodia for families without access to clean water. By having access to clean water, families would be able to become more healthy, increase their income, go to school, and so on. So all of your help would be appreciated! Thank you.

(HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys Soccer final game of the season today, the 20th of April vs St. Maur (JV/V) @ the YCAC. Kick off at 4:00 pm

– HS Girls Soccer finishes their season with the ASIJ invitational (JV/V) on Saturday the 21st of April @ ASIJ. Kick off at 9:00 am.

– HS Boys and Girls Badminton Invitational on Friday and Saturday the 20th and 21st of April in the gym. Matches will start at 1:30 pm on Friday.

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Exam Schedule

Here is the exam schedule for this year. More information is coming about rooming, but plan your study accordingly! (Ms. Madrid)

High School Exams – 2017/18 (HS Exam Protocols)

Monday, May 7th – 9.10 to 10.40am – Day 2

Grade 9

Grade 10

English

Math

Tuesday, May 8th – 9.10 to 10.40am – Day 3

Grade 9

Grade 10

Math

English

Wednesday, May 9th – 9.10 to 10.40am – Day 4

Grade 9

Grade 10

Languages

Languages

Thursday, May 10th – 9.10 to 10.40am – Day 5

Grade 9

Grade 10

I&S

Science

Friday, May 11th – 9.10 to 10.40am – Day 6

Grade 9

Grade 10

Science

I&S

  • HS Book of the Day

Today’s #hsbookoftheday is courtesy of Mr. Parker, resident Psychology expert @yis. How are stereotypes impacting your life and the lives of others around you? What can you do about their influence? #yislearning
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/987100096243183616 (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, April 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Maths Field Day

Congratulations to all participant of Maths Field Day – you were knowledgeable, you were communicators and risk-takers, you were caring and principled, and you were so much more. Thanks for your enthusiasm yesterday!

Big congratulations to Shoichi for the 2nd place!

Congratulations also to all who’s teams won in a team challenges. (Ms. Latve)

  • School Store

The school store is now selling popsockets for ¥1,200 – Japanese design and YIS logo design. (Mrs Coutts)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

7P, I’ll see you tomorrow! Bring your book if you’ve got one. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Twelve-year-old Akira must take care of his younger siblings after they are abandoned by their mother and left to fend for themselves in a Tokyo apartment. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, April 19, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Maths Field Day

Congratulations to all participant of Maths Field Day – you were knowledgeable, you were communicators and risk-takers, you were caring and principled, and you were so much more. Thanks for your enthusiasm yesterday!

Big congratulations to Shoichi for the 2nd place!

Congratulations also to all who’s teams won in a team challenges. (Ms. Latve)

  • School Store

The school store is now selling popsockets for ¥1,200 – Japanese design and YIS logo design. (Mrs Coutts)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Tokyo 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time. Kiyoyaki has been raised amongst an elegant, privileged family, but he is not one of them. He comes of age, caught between old & new in a tragic love story. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • REMINDER ABOUT DONATION BOX FOR WELLS IN CAMBODIA

Good morning, students and teachers!

As you already know, there is a donation box placed in the foyer to fundraise for wells in Cambodia. By receiving a well, Cambodian families will be able to improve their lifestyle drastically by breaking the poverty cycle.

We really appreciate your contributions so far. The donation box will still be placed at the foyer, so please contribute. Thanks! (HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

  • Bake Sale At the Spring Concert

Good morning, students and teachers!

On Friday, the HOPE Cambodia Service Club members will be hosting a bake sale at the spring concert! There will be cookies, chips, cakes, and so on. If you would like to buy some, come join us in the Auditorium from 6:40 pm!

All the money raised will be used to build a well in Cambodia for families without access to clean water. By having access to clean water, families would be able to become more healthy, increase their income, go to school, and so on. So all of your help would be appreciated! Thank you. (HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is THIS FRIDAY 20 APRIL. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Roof

The roof is not available during MS lunch today as Elementary will be using the space for an activity. If you enjoy al fresco dining on the roof, please could you find somewhere else to have your lunch today. Thanks, (Ms Vitty)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball vs St. Marys, Thursday, April 19th, game starts at 4:00 pm.

– MS Girls Basketball @ ISSH, Saturday, April 21st (CBA), games start at 9:00 am.

– MS Boys & Girls Track and Field @ Fuchu, Saturday, April 21st, starting at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

It’s Rafe’s 1st year of middle school; Luckily, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. His best friend, Leonardo the Silent, awards him points, as Rafe tries to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • REMINDER ABOUT DONATION BOX FOR WELLS IN CAMBODIA

Good morning, students and teachers!

As you already know, there is a donation box placed in the foyer to fundraise for wells in Cambodia. By receiving a well, Cambodian families will be able to improve their lifestyle drastically by breaking the poverty cycle.

We really appreciate your contributions so far. The donation box will still be placed at the foyer, so please contribute. Thanks! (HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

  • Bake Sale At the Spring Concert

Good morning, students and teachers!

On Friday, the HOPE Cambodia Service Club members will be hosting a bake sale at the spring concert! There will be cookies, chips, cakes, and so on. If you would like to buy some, come join us in the Auditorium from 6:40 pm!

All the money raised will be used to build a well in Cambodia for families without access to clean water. By having access to clean water, families would be able to become more healthy, increase their income, go to school, and so on. So all of your help would be appreciated! Thank you. (HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is THIS FRIDAY 20 APRIL. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys Soccer final game of the season this Friday, the 20th of April vs St. Maur (JV/V) @ the YCAC. Kick off at 4:00 pm

– HS Girls Soccer finishes their season with the ASIJ invitational (JV/V) on Saturday the 21st of April @ ASIJ. Kick off at 9:00 am.

– HS Boys and Girls Badminton Invitational on Friday and Saturday the 20th and 21st of April in the gym. Matches will start at 1:30 pm on Friday.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Some days are harder than others, and there are a zillion ways to get through them. It’s no surprise that your librarian favors Good Poems for Hard Times. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, April 19 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins + Tutors / LOFT
Social Emotional – MBTI and Conflict Resolution
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Bates

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / M201
Social Emotional – MBTI and Conflict Resolution
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Hooker

Grade 12 (P0):

Time with Tutors – Last Tutor period

MS DAILY – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Epic Arts – Visiting YIS!

At the end of May, YIS is hosting a group of visiting performers from a Cambodian-based organization called EPIC ARTS. EPIC Arts provides support and arts-based education to people in Cambodia with physical disabilities. They will be at YIS to share their message that ‘every person counts’ and will be running workshops for all MS and HS classes during their visit.
Watch this video to meet the performers and learn the sign language symbol for Yokohama International School! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Math Field Day participants

All Math Field Day participants, we will meet today (Tuesday) in M201 for a short meeting during recess. Please come to M201 at 10:40 a.m. Thanks, (Ms. Latve)

  • Mental & Emotional Health Club – Crane Folding

Hello YIS students!

Last Thursday we began our trip to 1000 cranes with an origami session in the library. We managed to get to 450 cranes! As we continue to work our way to 1000, feel free to fold a crane or two in the library at breaks or even take some paper home and fold on the train.

A big thanks to everyone who came to support us in this endeavour and we look forward to continuing to work our way to completion. (MEHC)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS reading sessions

7E, I’ll see you Period 1 today. Just come straight to the library from tutor.
8U, I’ll see you today during Period 4.
(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

2018 @sakuramedal contender Wolf By Wolf just came back in yesterday! Come check it out today & be swept away by Yael, death camp survivor of painful human experimentation, who has the power to skinshift and one all encompassing goal: to kill Hitler. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/986002801661689857

  • Red and White Fundraising Concert to benefit the Chiku Center (Repeat)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Red and White Fundraising Concert to benefit the Chiku Center just before Spring Break. We raised an incredible ¥43,403 with the White Team coming out ahead with the total raised to help the Chiku Center. The acts were all incredible but special congratulations are in order for all of the white team performers. The total amount raised is a new Red and White record and opens up possibilities to help that we haven’t been able to consider before. We are currently discussing with the Chiku Center how this money can most benefit people living in poverty in the Kotobuki-cho area of Yokohama. Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported this effort. We will keep you updated on how the money is put to good use. (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Chiku (Repeat)

There will not be a MS Chiku Center meeting this week (April 17th). Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 23rd and the next Chiku Visit on April 27th. Have a good week everyone. (Mr. Clark)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Epic Arts – Visiting YIS!

At the end of May, YIS is hosting a group of visiting performers from a Cambodian-based organization called EPIC ARTS. EPIC Arts provides support and arts-based education to people in Cambodia with physical disabilities. They will be at YIS to share their message that ‘every person counts’ and will be running workshops for all MS and HS classes during their visit.
Watch this video to meet the performers and learn the sign language symbol for Yokohama International School! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Math Field Day participants

All Math Field Day participants, we will meet today (Tuesday) in M201 for a short meeting during recess. Please come to M201 at 10:40 a.m. Thanks, (Ms. Latve)

  • Mental & Emotional Health Club – Crane Folding

Hello YIS students!

Last Thursday we began our trip to 1000 cranes with an origami session in the library. We managed to get to 450 cranes! As we continue to work our way to 1000, feel free to fold a crane or two in the library at breaks or even take some paper home and fold on the train.

A big thanks to everyone who came to support us in this endeavour and we look forward to continuing to work our way to completion. (MEHC)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

If you’re looking for a fun summer beach read with an additional layer of family drama, this one’s for you. Andie’s life is perfectly planned out, until her politician father’s scandal makes everything come crumbling down the summer before university. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/985998231296393216

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, April 18 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Preparing for your Exams – How to Succeed
  • Making an Revision Schedule
  • Study Habits presentation
  • Video – Multitasking is a Myth (about 3 minutes)
  • Ted Talk – Forget multitasking
  • 22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test
  • Memory Techniques for Exam Preparation: 10 Astonishing Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain
  • The Day of the Exam: 15 Tips to Boost your Exam Performance

Grade 10 (P2): Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Preparing for your Exams – How to Succeed
  • Making an Revision Schedule
  • Study Habits presentation
  • Video – Multitasking is a Myth (about 3 minutes)
  • Ted Talk – Forget multitasking
  • 22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test
  • Memory Techniques for Exam Preparation: 10 Astonishing Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain
  • The Day of the Exam: 15 Tips to Boost your Exam Performance

10:30 in the Library: Personal Project Celebration with Cake

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival Needs You! (Repeat)

YIS is hosting the Kanto Plain Film Festival on Saturday 20 May. If you are interested in helping organize and run this event to make it super cool, please come to a short meeting in M208 at lunch on Tuesday. If you can’t make the meeting, please let Mr. Pitter know that you are interested in being involved. (Mr. Pitter)

MS DAILY – Monday, April 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is THIS FRIDAY 20 APRIL. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Announcement from HS Student Council (HS & Gr. 8)

Welcome to your new home YIS!
Last year, we promised that on April 2018, we will have something huge announcing. The YIS App was developed by the PR team and app developer manager, Junryu Fu, from YIS HS Stuco, to create a new platform for student communication, by unifying all platforms in school into one place. Additionally, to make student life convenient, we have included different aspects of student life into this single web app. We will conduct a trial base within High School to try and see how this works out!
The YIS App is currently a developed web app, ready for all mobile usage by simply adding the app onto your home screen. Ask your stuco member for more information!
Please use the following link: https://yisdragons.weebly.com/
watch the video below to get a feel of the new YIS APP. Please help us fill in the “survey” section from the upper right hand menu button, so that we can develop this app to suit you best!
Our HOW TO HELP THE APP page has being updated, so that you can really understand why this app was made. We will publish a monthly report on the usage of the app to show how we are doing!

Thank you ! (HS Stuco )

  • White Earphones

Found in the hallway (2F Main Building) last week. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Headphone adapter for iPhone 7

Found in the girls’ bathroom (2F Main Building) last week. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball vs St. Marys, Thursday, April 19th, game starts at 4:00 pm.

– MS Girls Basketball @ ISSH, Saturday, April 21st (CBA), games start at 9:00 am.

– MS Boys & Girls Track and Field @ Fuchu, Saturday, April 21st, starting at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Red and White Fundraising Concert to benefit the Chiku Center

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Red and White Fundraising Concert to benefit the Chiku Center just before Spring Break. We raised an incredible ¥43,403 with the White Team coming out ahead with the total raised to help the Chiku Center. The acts were all incredible but special congratulations are in order for all of the white team performers. The total amount raised is a new Red and White record and opens up possibilities to help that we haven’t been able to consider before. We are currently discussing with the Chiku Center how this money can most benefit people living in poverty in the Kotobuki-cho area of Yokohama. Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported this effort. We will keep you updated on how the money is put to good use. (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Chiku

There will not be a MS Chiku Center meeting this week (April 17th). Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 23rd and the next Chiku Visit on April 27th. Have a good week everyone. (Mr. Clark)

  • Reading Sessions

6M, see you in the library to read during period 6 today!
7E & 8U, I’ll see you tomorrow. Don’t forget your book!
(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

7th grader Georges is adjusting to moving from a house to an apartment, his father starting a new business, his mother’s extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, & Safer, a boy who wants help spying on another resident of their building. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, April 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival

The entry deadline for the Kanto Plain Film Festival is THIS FRIDAY 20 APRIL. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction or Expressive film using the entry form on the KPFF website. Films you have made for fun or class or Personal Project or service learning could all be entered. Please check the Eligibility criteria on the website and be sure to add credits to your film (there are resources about how to credit your film on the site too). All the details are available on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2018. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Announcement from HS Student Council (HS & Gr. 8)

Welcome to your new home YIS!
Last year, we promised that on April 2018, we will have something huge announcing. The YIS App was developed by the PR team and app developer manager, Junryu Fu, from YIS HS Stuco, to create a new platform for student communication, by unifying all platforms in school into one place. Additionally, to make student life convenient, we have included different aspects of student life into this single web app. We will conduct a trial base within High School to try and see how this works out!
The YIS App is currently a developed web app, ready for all mobile usage by simply adding the app onto your home screen. Ask your stuco member for more information!
Please use the following link: https://yisdragons.weebly.com/
watch the video below to get a feel of the new YIS APP. Please help us fill in the “survey” section from the upper right hand menu button, so that we can develop this app to suit you best!
Our HOW TO HELP THE APP page has being updated, so that you can really understand why this app was made. We will publish a monthly report on the usage of the app to show how we are doing!

Thank you ! (HS Stuco )

  • White Earphones

Found in the hallway (2F Main Building) last week. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Headphone adapter for iPhone 7

Found in the girls’ bathroom (2F Main Building) last week. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival Needs You!

YIS is hosting the Kanto Plain Film Festival on Saturday 20 May. If you are interested in helping organize and run this event to make it super cool, please come to a short meeting in M208 at lunch on Tuesday. If you can’t make the meeting, please let Mr. Pitter know that you are interested in being involved. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Welcome back to all our teams that went away this past weekend for their respective AISA tournaments. Hope that you all had a wonderful experience no matter the outcomes. Congratulations to both the boys and girls soccer teams for receiving the Sportsmanship Awards from their respective tournaments as well as the following students who were singled out for their excellence this past weekend:

Wataru Takano (Gr12) – All Tournament Boys Soccer
Jem Hendy (Gr12) – All Tournament Boys Soccer
Auni Siukosaari (Gr12) – All Tournament Girls Soccer
Kana Kawanishi (Gr11) – All Tournament Girls Soccer
Marleen Walther (Gr10) – All Tournament Girls Soccer

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys Soccer final game of the season this Friday, the 20th of April vs St. Maur (JV/V) @ the YCAC. Kick off at 4:00 pm

– HS Girls Soccer finishes their season with the ASIJ invitational (JV/V) on Saturday the 21st of April @ ASIJ. Kick off at 9:00 am.

– HS Boys and Girls Badminton Invitational on Friday and Saturday the 20th and 21st of April in the gym. Matches will start at 12:30 pm on Friday.

GO DRAGONS!
(Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend Theo dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and his destructive choices, and the secrets he’s keeping are tearing him apart. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #grabthetissues (Ms. Katy)