HS DAILY – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Dimple’s turning 17, her best friend is pulling away & her parents are fixing her up with a “suitable” boyfriend – AUGH! #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • iPod Found

Is this your iPod? Come buy the IT Office to claim it! (Mr. Broughton)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

Congratulations!
To Sasha Aronson, Sarah Gunanto, Shiho Sugito, Rei Ishii, and Eileen Chen on winning awards of Exemplary Achievement and Excellence at the Kanto Plain Film Festival.
Go to blogs.yis.ac.jp/filmfestival/watch to see their films, along with the work of other YIS filmmakers and everyone else who entered the Film Festival. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • CHIKU

Meeting today, just of the Events team, especially for those intending to go on the last Chiku visit of June 2. We’ll meet in M103. (Mr. Snowball)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Open Turf– Tuesday-HS Girls Soccer. All who are interested are welcome to come. Prior experience on a team is not required.

Volleyball World Cup – Congratulations to Germany for winning the inaugural Volleyball World Cup with a tight 2-1 set victory over Zimbabwe! Well earned. Crowd favourite Iceland, fought hard, but in the end succumbed to the youth movement! A special thank you to the Dragon Council for organizing the event, and we look forward to running it again next year! (Mr. Tananone)

HS DAILY – Monday, May 22, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Maths Challenge is back

Sorry we had a little break whilst we ran other competitions.
However we are back three maths challenges per week for three weeks.

Go get your math challenge from outside M106 today.
It is due next Monday. (Mr. Harrison)

  • YIS Magazine

YIS Magazine is looking for submissions! Each Monday we will put a new prompt in the bulletin. You can submit poetry, prose, essays, artwork, photography, music–anything you’ve created. If you have something that’s not related to the prompt you can send that along too. Please send submissions to [email protected] by Friday.

This week’s prompt is: Ridiculous
Coming up next week: Rules

(YIS Magazine)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

Congratulations!
To Sasha Aronson, Sarah Gunanto, Shiho Sugito, Rei Ishii, and Eileen Chen on winning awards of Exemplary Achievement and Excellence at the Kanto Plain Film Festival.
Go to blogs.yis.ac.jp/filmfestival/watch to see their films, along with the work of other YIS filmmakers and everyone else who entered the Film Festival. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Lip Dub Schedule

22nd Of May – day 2
1:30 – 1:55pm (HS lunch)

Please memorize your parts 🙂

Scenes

People needed

Meeting spot

2

– Helena Oh (10)

– Kana Kawanishi (10)

– Jessica Love (9)

– Julynn Chen (9)

– Hana Eginton (9)

  • Background participants

Playground


22nd of May – day 2
12:35 – 1:15pm(MS Lunch)
Please eat lunch and come to start filming straight away!

Please memorize your parts 🙂

Scenes

People needed

Meeting spot

4

  • Ms.Kimi

  • Yeonjun Kim (6)

  • Polina Bryan (6)

  • Sophia Pichardo (7)

  • Sofia Saez (7)

  • Jennifer Wada (7)

  • Koumae Adams (7)

  • Kiya Smith (7)

  • Maxence Liesenborgs (10)

  • Leonie Schuhmacher (10)

  • Tessa Coutts (9)

  • Jessica Love (9)

  • Chiara Rodrigues (9)

  • Marleen Walther (9)

  • Background participants

Ms.Kimi’s room

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Based on a true story, Arn Chorn Pond escapes a Cambodian labor camp by volunteering to learn to play an instrument. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, May 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KANTO PLAIN FILM FESTIVAL

The Kanto Plain Film Festival is tomorrow, hosted here at YIS in the Auditorium from 10am to 3pm.

Festival Screening 10:00am – 12:15pm
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm (If you pre-ordered lunch online, it will be waiting for you at the festival. If not, bring your own lunch or visit one of the nearby cafes or restaurants)
Judges Panel and Q & A 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Presentation of Awards 2:15pm – 3:00pm

Come out and support the creativity of YIS filmmakers and award nominees. See short films from all of the KPASS schools. Details are on the website at bit.ly/KPFF2017. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 9

Please meet for tutor period 5 in the dance studio. Bring your laptops, cell phones (for video/audio recording), something to write with and a notebook to write in. Please put your bags in your locker. After lunch, period 6 will be in the cafeteria. (Ms. Katy)

  • Grades 9-11 Van der Poel

There will be a meeting for all Van der Poel members today at 1:35 in room L202 in the Modern Language Building. All Day 1 members are expected to attend. Thank you for your cooperation. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • HS Book of the Day

Prom is almost here! Better read up to be prepared. Wouldn’t want to end up like one of Stephen King’s characters… #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, May 19 (Day 1) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P5+6): PP Framing our ideas – Ms. Katy / Dance Studio P5 + Cafeteria P6
Grade 10 (P5+6): Looking Ahead to IB DP – Mr. Pitter, Ms. McDiarmid + Tutors / LOFT
Grade 11 (P0): Study Hall / Exam Revision – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Grade 10 (Repeat)

Thank you to the tutor groups which have offered valuable feedback on the personal project. Your teacher will take time with you this week during morning tutor to finish this task. Everyone should add to the Skills Padlet individually, whereas the review document can be compiled as a class. (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, May 18, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Open Gym– Thursday-HS Girls/Boys Basketball. All who are interested are welcome to come. Prior experience on a team is not required.

Volleyball World Cup – Friday, May 19th, in the gym at 4:15 with the semi-finals and finals! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, May 19 (Day 1)

Grade 9 (P5+6): PP Framing our ideas – Ms. Katy / Dance Studio P5 + Cafeteria P6
Grade 10 (P5+6): Looking Ahead to IB DP – Mr. Pitter, Ms. McDiarmid + Tutors / LOFT
Grade 11 (P0): Study Hall / Exam Revision – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • HS Book of the Day

Zoe can travel back in time for 23 minutes & relive events she wants to change. Bank robbery gone wrong? Zoe’s the only hope #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Grade 10 (Repeat)

Thank you to the tutor groups which have offered valuable feedback on the personal project. Your teacher will take time with you this week during morning tutor to finish this task. Everyone should add to the Skills Padlet individually, whereas the review document can be compiled as a class. (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Open Gym– Wednesday -HS Girls Volleyball. All who are interested are welcome to come. Prior experience on a team is not required.

Volleyball World Cup
– Friday, May 19th, in the gym at 4:15 with the semi-finals and finals! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Grades 9-11 Van der Poel

There will be a meeting for all Van der Poel members today at 1:35 in room L202 in the Modern Language Building. All Day 9 members are expected to attend. Thank you for your cooperation. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • HS Book of the Day

A supervolcano has exploded & your city & society have been destroyed. How would you survive in a world post apocalypse? #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, May 19 (Day 1)

Grade 9 (P5+6): PP Framing our ideas – Classrooms + Tutor Rooms
Grade 10 (P5+6): Looking Ahead to IB DP – Mr. Pitter, Ms. McDiarmid + Tutors / LOFT
Grade 11 (P0): Study Hall / Exam Revision – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Lip Dub Filming Schedule

17th of May – Day 9
10:40 – 11:15am

Hello, Lip-dubbers!

On the 17th of May (Wednesday) we will be filming in two locations for the YIS Lip Dub video. If your name is attached to this table, you have volunteered to participate and I am super excited to have you involved.

It’s very important to be present on time! Please don’t be late if you want to be part of the video.

Thanks guys!

Please memorize your parts 🙂

Scenes

People needed

Meeting spot

1

  • Mr.Snowball

  • Ioanna Ntrongouli (10)

  • Sophie de Beaufort (10)

  • Eileen Chen(10)

  • Kenryo Mori (9)

  • Artin Yekeh Yazdandoost (9)

  • Shin Yano (10)

  • Jennifer Wada (7)

  • Kotaro Heywood (9)

  • Tan Egawa (9)

  • Mr.Ralph

  • William Hannah (9)

  • Background participants

Main school entrance

17th of May – Day 9
1:30 – 1:55pm (HS lunch)

Scenes

People needed

Meeting spot

5

  • Michael Singer (10)

  • Noel Murao Rolufs (10)

  • Freddie Ramsey (10)

  • Dan Blustein (10)

  • Maho Nambu (10)

  • Emilee Boettger (9)

  • Hana Eginton (9)

  • Satono Toyaba (10)

  • Background participants

Cafeteria

  • Grade 10 (Repeat)

Thank you to the tutor groups which have offered valuable feedback on the personal project. Your teacher will take time with you this week during morning tutor to finish this task. Everyone should add to the Skills Padlet individually, whereas the review document can be compiled as a class. (Ms. Katy)

  • STUDENT COUNCIL SURVEY (Repeat)

Just a reminder to complete the survey sent to your school email to provide StuCo with feedback on events we planned and issues we addressed this year in order to better plan for next year. The link is below:
https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerWoKlUxn7Zzt-UMASiFRE1lQF6u_PYCHqgM5DIOEcpf-9hQ/viewform

Regards, (HS StuCo)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KANTO PLAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Repeat)

Congratulations to the following filmmakers on their nominations for awards at the Kanto Plain Film Festival coming up this Saturday 20 May, in our own Tanner Auditorium:

Sasha Aronson, whose film The Wish is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film and Excellence in Writing, Directing, Photography, Editing and Sound
Emily Chen, whose film The Significance of Sleep is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Non-Fiction and Excellence in Writing, Editing, Visual Effects, Production Design and Animation
Sarah Guanato, whose film Summer ’16 is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography Editing, and Sound
Rei Ishii, whose film Gate is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film, and Excellence in Production Design and Animation
Shiho Sugito, whose film Feather is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography

Come and support these filmmakers and see all of the festival’s short films, including more YIS films by Rei Masuya, Julynn Chen, and Justin Cheetham.

Festival Screening 10:00am – 12:15pm
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm (*You can order your lunch in advance from Dragon Dining online and we will have it waiting for you – see the website for details. Pre-orders only – we will not be selling lunches at the festival)
Judges Panel and Q & A 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Presentation of Awards 2:15pm – 3:00pm

See the website at bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details and to order your lunch in advance. We hope to see you there. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Open Turf – Tuesday -HS Girls Soccer. All who are interested are welcome to come. Prior experience on a team is not required.

Volleyball World Cup
– Friday, May 19th, in the gym at 4:15 with the semi-finals and finals! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Grade 10

Thank you to the tutor groups which have offered valuable feedback on the personal project. Your teacher will take time with you this week during morning tutor to finish this task. Everyone should add to the Skills Padlet individually, whereas the review document can be compiled as a class. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

This horrifying fantasy novel turns the everyday chalk drawings into the stuff of nightmares. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • STUDENT COUNCIL SURVEY

Just a reminder to complete the survey sent to your school email to provide StuCo with feedback on events we planned and issues we addressed this year in order to better plan for next year. The link is below:
https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerWoKlUxn7Zzt-UMASiFRE1lQF6u_PYCHqgM5DIOEcpf-9hQ/viewform

Regards, (HS StuCo)

  • Students (Repeat)

Could the following students please meet in M201 tomorrow(Tuesday) for a very short meeting at 10:40am. Please be prompt. Thanks, (Mr. Stanworth)

​Jess Love, Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Hana Chapman, Reina Kitamura and Julynn Chen.

HS DAILY – Monday, May 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KANTO PLAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the following filmmakers on their nominations for awards at the Kanto Plain Film Festival coming up this Saturday 20 May, in our own Tanner Auditorium:

Sasha Aronson, whose film The Wish is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film and Excellence in Writing, Directing, Photography, Editing and Sound
Emily Chen, whose film The Significance of Sleep is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Non-Fiction and Excellence in Writing, Editing, Visual Effects, Production Design and Animation
Sarah Guanato, whose film Summer ’16 is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography Editing, and Sound
Rei Ishii, whose film Gate is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Fiction Film, and Excellence in Production Design and Animation
Shiho Sugito, whose film Feather is nominated for Exemplary Achievement in Expressive Film and Excellence in Photography

Come and support these filmmakers and see all of the festival’s short films, including more YIS films by Rei Masuya, Julynn Chen, and Justin Cheetham.

Festival Screening 10:00am – 12:15pm
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm (*You can order your lunch in advance from Dragon Dining online and we will have it waiting for you – see the website for details. Pre-orders only – we will not be selling lunches at the festival)
Judges Panel and Q & A 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Presentation of Awards 2:15pm – 3:00pm

See the website at bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details and to order your lunch in advance. We hope to see you there. (Mr. Pitter)

  • YIS Magazine

YIS Magazine is looking for submissions! Each Monday we will put a new prompt in the bulletin. You can submit poetry, prose, essays, artwork, photography, music–anything you’ve created. If you have something that’s not related to the prompt you can send that along too. Please send submissions to [email protected] Friday.

This week’s prompt is: End of the World
Coming up next week: Ridiculous

(YIS Magazine)

  •  Need for Donations (Repeat)

Hello everyone!

Firstly, we would like to once again thank the community for your support in our fundraisers, donations drives and the quiz night which took place a few weeks ago now. Your support is much appreciated by us and by our partners at Sanagitachi. Your involvement is always welcome, and if you would like to join us on our Thursday night patrols around Yokohama stadium and Kannai station (every two weeks), please let us know in advance by emailing me (Erin, Grade 11) or Mr. Hauet. This invitation is open to students, teachers and parents!

We recently had a Grade 10 student, Noah, contact us about the need for donations and rightfully stated that, with summer fast approaching, the homeless community are in need of “lighter” clothing such as t-shirts, (non-thermal) underwear and pants, as opposed to warm, winter clothing that we received a lot of during the colder months. In addition to this, donations such as toothbrushes, razors, soap and small towels are essential to satisfy their hygienic needs. Please, if you have of these items to spare, bring them into Mr. Hauet’s room in M202.

Thank you! (Erin)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Students

Could the following students please meet in M201 tomorrow(Tuesday) for a very short meeting at 10:40am. Please be prompt. Thanks, (Mr. Stanworth)

​Jess Love, Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Hana Chapman, Reina Kitamura and Julynn Chen.

  • HS Book of the Day

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn city, where he buried himself to hide from soldiers who murdered his family #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, May 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Need for Donations (Repeat)

Hello everyone!

Firstly, we would like to once again thank the community for your support in our fundraisers, donations drives and the quiz night which took place a few weeks ago now. Your support is much appreciated by us and by our partners at Sanagitachi. Your involvement is always welcome, and if you would like to join us on our Thursday night patrols around Yokohama stadium and Kannai station (every two weeks), please let us know in advance by emailing me (Erin, Grade 11) or Mr. Hauet. This invitation is open to students, teachers and parents!

We recently had a Grade 10 student, Noah, contact us about the need for donations and rightfully stated that, with summer fast approaching, the homeless community are in need of “lighter” clothing such as t-shirts, (non-thermal) underwear and pants, as opposed to warm, winter clothing that we received a lot of during the colder months. In addition to this, donations such as toothbrushes, razors, soap and small towels are essential to satisfy their hygienic needs. Please, if you have of these items to spare, bring them into Mr. Hauet’s room in M202.

Thank you! (Erin)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Paige has just moved to New York & tries to make sense of her new life by pouring herself into her sketchbook. #hsbookoftheday #graphicnovel (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, May 12 (Day 6) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0): Check in with Tutors – How are you preparing for your final exams? – Tutors / Tutor Rooms