MS DAILY – Friday, January 12, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project Audience Survey

Hi. I am DaEun from 10th grade and for my personal project, I’m looking into relieving stress and lack of sleep through music and sound effects. As my product, I have created a song for relaxation and sleep and I would like your feedback on the song.

It would be very helpful if you could answer this survey and give your opinion on how you felt after listening to the song. The song is around 10 minutes so please listen to as much as you can but you don’t have to listen to all. Your survey response will be recorded as anonymous.

All teachers and students are very welcome to answer the survey.

Thank you 🙂

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/YYDII8t86Et7DSzk1  (DaEun L.)

  • Sanagitachi

On behalf of the YIS Sanagitachi service group, we would like to thank students, parents and teachers who took part in the giving tree donations drive.

It was a very successful donations drive and we hope to see the community involved in future drives, events and patrols! (Yorick)

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Get as many people in the tutor to participate to win the prize of chocolate for your whole tutor group (including the teacher) It would also be extremely helpful for my PP.

Please answer the survey at this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/X2aTRyISkMkX3Jzu1

Thank you, (Kasumi)

  • Night of Hope -Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came to the first ever “Night of Hope”, making it a successful event:)
We are planning on continuing this annually so please look out for next year’s as well.
A special thank you to Ms.Kimi for helping out with all technical aspects of the auditorium on last minute notice, and to Ms.Urquhart for all her help planning and organizing this event.

A very special thank you to Mr.Lowell Sheppard for coming all the way from Nagoya to talk at our event as well as Mr.Pomeroy, both with such powerful and important messages (we will be posting a video on youtube of the talk soon)

Also a shoutout to Arunansu(12), Reiko(12), Lisa(11), Eileen(11) as well as all the seniors in the HOPE group for all their work in preparation for this event alongside all HOPE group members who all contributed in some way!

Below is a video that Aru & Reiko made that we showed at the event.

Please watch to learn about the general knowledge and information we wanted people to take away from this event!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikwJzIkApI&feature=youtu.be

Also today is WJAA. Please come support after school as we have a game:) (Krysta)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

The HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive will resume on Monday, January 15th.

The boxes and the rules are placed at the table in the foyer. The grade with the least value of coins will win the coin drive. Make sure that you do not put your money in your own grade’s box.

So far, the losing grade was Grade 6, and the winning grade was Grade 12! C’mon Grade 6!

Thank you, (Airi)

  • Creativity Commons (Repeat)

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Soccer, tomorrow, January 13th @ YCAC vs ASIJ & NIS, kick off at 9:00 am
– MS Boys Basketball, tomorrow, January 13th @ St. Marys, tip off at 1:00 pm (CBA)

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Reading Sessions

6E: You’ll see the fabulous Mrs. Kar this morning during period 1. Please come straight to the library after tutor.

7E: You are coming to the library for period 2, not period 3, my mistake! Bring your book 🙂

Drone Challenge Friday: Mr. Broughton will be helping you rock the drone obstacle course challenge during lunch today. Pop in and do your best.

  • MS Book of the Day

Did you know that every square centimeter of your face houses one or two tiny spiders? 🕷🤢 #truestory Learn more about the hidden world with this fascinating book on microscopy. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, January 12, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project Audience Survey

Hi. I am DaEun from 10th grade and for my personal project, I’m looking into relieving stress and lack of sleep through music and sound effects. As my product, I have created a song for relaxation and sleep and I would like your feedback on the song.

It would be very helpful if you could answer this survey and give your opinion on how you felt after listening to the song. The song is around 10 minutes so please listen to as much as you can but you don’t have to listen to all. Your survey response will be recorded as anonymous.

All teachers and students are very welcome to answer the survey.

Thank you 🙂

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/YYDII8t86Et7DSzk1  (DaEun L.)

  • Sanagitachi

On behalf of the YIS Sanagitachi service group, we would like to thank students, parents and teachers who took part in the giving tree donations drive.

It was a very successful donations drive and we hope to see the community involved in future drives, events and patrols! (Yorick)

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Get as many people in the tutor to participate to win the prize of chocolate for your whole tutor group (including the teacher) It would also be extremely helpful for my PP.

Please answer the survey at this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/X2aTRyISkMkX3Jzu1

Thank you, (Kasumi)

  • Night of Hope -Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came to the first ever “Night of Hope”, making it a successful event:)
We are planning on continuing this annually so please look out for next year’s as well.
A special thank you to Ms.Kimi for helping out with all technical aspects of the auditorium on last minute notice, and to Ms.Urquhart for all her help planning and organizing this event.

A very special thank you to Mr.Lowell Sheppard for coming all the way from Nagoya to talk at our event as well as Mr.Pomeroy, both with such powerful and important messages (we will be posting a video on youtube of the talk soon)

Also a shoutout to Arunansu(12), Reiko(12), Lisa(11), Eileen(11) as well as all the seniors in the HOPE group for all their work in preparation for this event alongside all HOPE group members who all contributed in some way!

Below is a video that Aru & Reiko made that we showed at the event.

Please watch to learn about the general knowledge and information we wanted people to take away from this event!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikwJzIkApI&feature=youtu.be

Also today is WJAA. Please come support after school as we have a game:) (Krysta)

  • HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive

The HOPE Cambodia Coin Drive will resume on Monday, January 15th.

The boxes and the rules are placed at the table in the foyer. The grade with the least value of coins will win the coin drive. Make sure that you do not put your money in your own grade’s box.

So far, the losing grade was Grade 6, and the winning grade was Grade 12! C’mon Grade 6!

Thank you, (Airi)

  • Creativity Commons (Repeat)

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • International Award presentations

The current Bronze and Silver groups who took part in the fall expeditions for the International Award will be presenting their about their expeditions in the loft TODAY, from 1:25. If you would like to find out more about what they did and what they learnt, please come along to the loft TODAY at HS lunch. Feel free to bring your lunch. (Mr. Harrison)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

– HS JV Girls Basketball WJAA Tournament @ YIS, starts today, January 12th at 9:30 am (YIS vs CA)

– HS Girls Field Hockey @ ASIJ vs ASIJ and BST tomorrow, January 13th, starting at 10:30 am

Choir – HS Choir will officially start on Tuesday the 16th, all who are interested please meet with ms. Bryant in the Choir Room (K101) at 4:15 pm.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

After Night of Hope, you may want to learn more. Check the 959s or ask a librarian. We recommend Loung Ung’s memoir about fleeing the Khmer Rouge army, training as a child soldier, and eventually reuniting with her siblings. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 15 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Wilson + Tutors / Cafeteria
EE – Generating Effective Titles
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mrs. Maeda

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

Grade 12 (9:00-9:55):

Group 1 and Group 2 – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / LOFT
IB Mock Exams – Review Schedule and Regulations
Daily / SC Announcements / by Student Council Exec

MS DAILY – Thursday, January 11, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Contrary to somewhat popular belief, vaccines do not cause autism. Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism. The most popular theory is that the cause of the disorder is genetic. Although not single gene has been found to cause autism, it appears that some genes are more likely to develop autism. (Kasumi.S)

  • Creativity Commons (Repeat)

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

  • Books & Brownies (Repeat)

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

8U, I’ll see you period 7 today!
6E, I’ll see you period 1 on Friday.
7E, I’ll see you period 3 on Friday.

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Who wouldn’t want the speed of a cheetah or the power of an elephant? But as Charlie quickly learns, with great power comes responsibility. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, January 11, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Contrary to somewhat popular belief, vaccines do not cause autism. Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism. The most popular theory is that the cause of the disorder is genetic. Although not single gene has been found to cause autism, it appears that some genes are more likely to develop autism. (Kasumi.S)

  • Creativity Commons (Repeat)

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

  • Books & Brownies (Repeat)

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Have you read Homegoing yet? It’s a candidate for the 2018 Sakura medal, and it’s getting rave reviews from teachers and students. It traces 300 years of the life of one family simultaneously through Ghana and America. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Creativity Commons

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Hi! For my personal project I am working on raising awareness for autism. So I will be hosting an awareness week where I will be posting a fact on the daily everyday and displaying brochures in the foyer which you guys can use to answer a survey (quiz) at the end of the week about autism spectrum disorder.

The tutor with the most people with correct answers will win a prize!
It would be very helpful if you could participate.

Fact Day #2&3: (sorry!)

#2
The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths held by each person as all people have different symptoms. Also includes Asperger’s syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance.

#3
The term with the least negative connotation when surveyed specialists, people on the spectrum and their families for a person with ASD was “on the spectrum”. This is because this humanises the person on the spectrum by putting the word person before the autism. This emphasises the fact that they are the same human as everyone else.

Thank you! (Kasumi.S)

  • Books & Brownies (Repeat)

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Chiku Service Team 

We will NOT have a MS Chiku Service Team Meeting today (Wed, Jan 10th) as I am away on another school related trip. I look forward to our first visit to the Chiku Center coming up soon. We will meet next Thursday, Jan 18th, as planned and on your schedules.  (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Reading Sessions

I’ll see these classes in the library today! Bring a good book if you’ve got one.
6H: period 3- come straight to the library after break.
7K: period 4
8H: period 8! Let’s end the day reading 🙂

Tomorrow
8U, I’ll see you in the library period 7 on Thursday. Bring a good book with you!

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

France, 1794. The Revolution is raging, and the aristocrats are in danger. It’s flee the country or face the guillotine. This vivid piece of historical fiction combines drama, magic, romance and sizzling adventure in a satisfying read. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Creativity Commons

This Friday we will have a mini drone obstacle course in the library during lunch. Can you code your way to success? (Ms. Katy)

  • Personal Project – Raising Awareness for Autism

Hi! For my personal project I am working on raising awareness for autism. So I will be hosting an awareness week where I will be posting a fact on the daily everyday and displaying brochures in the foyer which you guys can use to answer a survey (quiz) at the end of the week about autism spectrum disorder.

The tutor with the most people with correct answers will win a prize!
It would be very helpful if you could participate.

Fact Day #2&3: (sorry!)

#2
The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths held by each person as all people have different symptoms. Also includes Asperger’s syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance.

#3
The term with the least negative connotation when surveyed specialists, people on the spectrum and their families for a person with ASD was “on the spectrum”. This is because this humanises the person on the spectrum by putting the word person before the autism. This emphasises the fact that they are the same human as everyone else.

Thank you! (Kasumi.S)

  • Books & Brownies (Repeat)

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Students who studied conflict minerals in science will be transfixed by this novel set during the Great Marange Diamond Rush & the brutal regime of Zimbabwe’s former President Mugabe. The term blood diamond will weigh a little heavier after this read. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  •  Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, January 11 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6): Time with Tutors (plan for ES visit 3?) – Tutors / Tutor Rooms
Grade 10 (P6): Time with tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

MS DAILY – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Books & Brownies

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Soccer, Saturday, January 13th @ YCAC vs ASIJ & NIS, kick off at 9:00 am
– MS Boys Basketball, Saturday, January 13th @ St. Marys, tip off at 1:00 pm (CBA)

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

The return from the break means lots of fresh copies of magazines in the library! Did you watch the Last Jedi over vacation? The latest copy of OWL looks at movie magic in over 40 years of Star Wars. Check it out today. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Books & Brownies

Celebrate your vacation reading with Books and Brownies during lunch this Thursday. Bring a book to read, chew on a brownie, and chat with friends about what you read over the break. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • INTERESTED IN IMPROVING YOUR PITCH?

Come to L204 (Sra. Hill’s room) at lunch on THURSDAY, Jan 11th for a short, informal presentation on four different strategies to improve your pitch. See Mia if you have any questions. See you Thursday, music fans! (Mia G10)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Welcome back everyone. Trust that everyone is rested up, because a lot is happening this week.

– HS Girls Field Hockey vs CAJ @ YCAC on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 4:30
– HS Girls Basketball vs Zama @ YIS on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 5:00 (JV/V)
– HS JV Boys Basketball WJAA Tournament @ CA, depart Thursday, January 11th at 2:00 pm
– HS JV Girls Basketball WJAA Tournament @ YIS, starting Friday, January 12th at 9:30 am
– HS Girls Field Hockey @ ASIJ vs ASIJ and BST on Saturday, January 13th, starting at 10:30 am

DC Meeting– All Dragon Council members, we will meet on Wednesday, the 10th of January in the Dance Studio during lunch at 1:30.

Basketball Practice Today – (For this week only). Varsity Boys and Girls, practice will is today at Naka-ku from 5-7.

Choir – Today the 9th of January, all students interested in choir, please meet with Ms. Erika Bryant in the ES Choir Room (K101) at 4:15 pm for a few minutes. Choir will officially start on Tuesday the 16th.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

The return from the break means lots of fresh copies of magazines in the library! Interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin? Check out Scientific American. Into service? Check out Teen Vogue’s 21 world changers under 21. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, January 8, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project – Awareness for Autism

Hi! For my personal project I am working on raising awareness for autism. So I will be hosting an awareness week where I will be posting a fact on the daily everyday and displaying brochures in the foyer which you guys can use to answer a survey (quiz) at the end of the week about autism spectrum disorder.

The tutor with the most correct answers will win a prize!
It would be very helpful if you could participate.

Fact Day #1:
Autism, or currently referred to as autism spectrum disorder consists a range of conditions such as challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviour, verbal/nonverbal communication but also unique strengths that make them unlike neuro-typicals.

Thank you! (Kasumi.S)

  • Night of Hope

Welcome back, everyone! Hope you all had a warm and relaxing holiday

The HOPE group invites students, teachers, and parents to a special evening–Night of Hope for you to experience the Cambodian culture and learn about HOPE’s successes made over the past years.

There will be food and drinks, a photo gallery, games, and some members of HOPE will be selling clothes and Cambodian items.

Details of the event are on the poster below:

The link here will take you to the Facebook page of the event.

Bring a family or friend to celebrate the school’s longstanding relationship and achievements with the HOPE International Development Agency, and HOPE to see you all there. (Eileen C)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Soccer, Saturday, January 13th @ YCAC vs ASIJ & NIS, kick off at 9:00 am
– MS Boys Basketball, Saturday, January 13th @ St. Marys, tip off at 1:00 pm (CBA)

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Lucky is running away from everything: life, death, addiction and meanness. Will she be able to find the courage to face her struggles and start fresh? An empowering book for a new year. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, January 8, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Personal Project – Awareness for Autism

Hi! For my personal project I am working on raising awareness for autism. So I will be hosting an awareness week where I will be posting a fact on the daily everyday and displaying brochures in the foyer which you guys can use to answer a survey (quiz) at the end of the week about autism spectrum disorder.

The tutor with the most correct answers will win a prize!
It would be very helpful if you could participate.

Fact Day #1:
Autism, or currently referred to as autism spectrum disorder consists a range of conditions such as challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviour, verbal/nonverbal communication but also unique strengths that make them unlike neuro-typicals.

Thank you! (Kasumi.S)

  • Night of Hope

Welcome back, everyone! Hope you all had a warm and relaxing holiday

The HOPE group invites students, teachers, and parents to a special evening–Night of Hope for you to experience the Cambodian culture and learn about HOPE’s successes made over the past years.

There will be food and drinks, a photo gallery, games, and some members of HOPE will be selling clothes and Cambodian items.

Details of the event are on the poster below:

The link here will take you to the Facebook page of the event.

Bring a family or friend to celebrate the school’s longstanding relationship and achievements with the HOPE International Development Agency, and HOPE to see you all there. (Eileen C)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Welcome back everyone. Trust that everyone is rested up, because a lot is happening this week.

– HS Girls Field Hockey vs CAJ @ YCAC on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 4:30
– HS Girls Basketball vs Zama @ YIS on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 5:00 (JV/V)
– HS JV Boys Basketball WJAA Tournament @ CA, depart Thursday, January 11th at 2:00 pm
– HS JV Girls Basketball WJAA Tournament @ YIS, starting Friday, January 12th at 9:30 am
– HS Girls Field Hockey @ ASIJ vs ASIJ and BST on Saturday, January 13th, starting at 10:30 am

DC Meeting– All Dragon Council members, we will meet on Wednesday, the 10th of January in the Dance Studio during lunch at 1:30.

Basketball Practice Today/Tuesday – (For this week only). JV Boys and Girls Basketball will have practice today per usual in the gym from 4:00-6:00 pm. Varsity Boys and Girls, practice will be tomorrow at Naka-ku from 5-7.

Choir – Tomorrow the 9th of January, all students interested in choir, please meet with Ms. Erika Bryant in the ES Choir Room (K101) at 4:15 pm for a few minutes. Choir will officially start on Tuesday the 16th.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Talk about an opportunity for a fresh start! When Anne Green’s baby was stillborn, she was accused of murder and put to death by hanging… then she woke up on a dissection table! Well researched historical fiction based on a true story. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)