HS DAILY – Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • MS & HS Book of the Day

Love manga? Into history? Fascinated by Japan? Try this 4 volume semi-autobiographical comic history of the Showa era by Shigeru Mizuki #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

There is one month left to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival, which we are hosting in the Auditorium on Saturday 20 May. The entry deadline is Friday 21 April, in order to give the judges time to see all of the films.

To enter, your film must be:

  • In one of the following categories: Non-Fiction (documentary, PSA, advertisement), Fiction (narrative), Satirical (mockumentary, comedic advertising), Expressive (includes video art, music video, spoken-word video)
  • Be original work by students in KPASS schools.
  • Credit any non-original work used (like music), including the license under which it is used (Creative Commons). {see website for resources about how to do this}
  • Be any of any length, but films longer than 5 minutes will also be required to submit a 5 minute excerpt or trailer of their film.
  • Have content acceptable by our school’s standards.
  • Original work by a collaboration of student and teachers is eligible for the Height of Hart’s prize.
    Be completed and uploaded by 21 April 2017.

Film Festival honours will be awarded for the following:

  • Exemplary Achievement in each of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Satirical and Expressive Film
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Production Design
  • Photography
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects
  • Editing
  • Animation
  • Height of Hart’s (for films in which adults have had significant creative input)

If you have made a film for your Personal Project, or Art or Design or IB Film class or with Filmeisters or just for fun on you own, and you feel proud of your work, consider entering it in the film festival.

See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details, or talk to Mr. Pitter. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • STICH

STICH is this Friday, March. 31st from 4-6pm. STICH, short for Student Teacher Inspire Coffee House, is a HS Student Council event that offers a relatively informal stage for YIS students and teachers to perform planned or impromptu speeches, dramatic acts, musical performances, etc. With an encouraging, cozy atmosphere, and baked goods and coffee for sale, it is a perfect opportunity for students and teachers to come together and enjoy performances in a relaxed environment.

In addition to entertainment, there will be bingo with the chance to win a free study hall. And did we mention donuts? and live music?

Please sign up if you would like to perform at STICH:
https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNoNBCIQslYfHGjZCduBqKzAkw6uPFk-tZpc0MMXFcmA3vHA/viewform

Regards, (HS Student Council)

  • ELECTION for STUDENT COUNCIL REPS (Repeat)

Elections for StuCo Class Representatives for 2017-18 will take place on Monday, April 10th. If you are interested in being a representative for next year, please either speak to your tutor and/or the StuCo Advisors, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Hill.

Roles and responsibilities for the Class Reps are below. Sign-ups for people interested in running will begin next week.

  • Proactively create a positive school community.
  • Are positive role models to their fellow students
  • Welcome and facilitate the transition of new students to YIS.
  • Attend all HS Student Council meetings
  • Actively solicit and represent the ideas and opinions of their respective classes in discussion at council meetings and vote on their behalf.
  • Keep their respective classes informed of Student Council news and activities.
  • Assist in the organization, running and clean-up of HS Student Council events and activities. (Mrs. Hill)
  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, March 30 (Day 6) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0): EE – Referencing, Bibliographies and Academic Honesty – Ms. Vance, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): University Counseling: Making your university choice – Ms. McDiarmid,  Mr. Pitter + Tutors / Loft

HS DAILY – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • IB Global Conference – Meeting Recess March 28th (Repeat)

​There will be a meeting on Tuesday March 28th for all those students who are attending the IB Global Conference as student ushers on Wednesday March 29th at 10:40am recess time in M201. Everyone needs to attend this meeting for last minute announcements and collection of uniforms. Please be prompt. It will only be a short meeting. Regards, (Mr. Stanworth​)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS CLASS REP ELECTIONS

Dear Students,

On April 10th, Class Representative Elections will be held during Extended Homeroom. Five Reps will be chosen by your peers, and the elected reps will be eligible to run for a Leadership Position (President, Vice). If you are interested in running, please read the High School Constitution for further details, and talk to your tutor and/or StuCo Advisors Mrs. Hill and/or Mrs. Harrison. An email with sign-ups for Class Rep candidates will be sent on Friday and anyone interested in being considered for a position must complete the form by April 5th at 4:15pm.

Sincerely, (High School Student Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

STOP EATING GARLIC RIGHT NOW! At least until you read this novel where a Romanian man discovers a shocking fact about garlic #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, March 30 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0): EE – Referencing, Bibliographies and Academic Honesty – Ms. Vance, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): University Counseling: Making your university choice – Ms. McDiarmid,  Mr. Pitter + Tutors / Loft

  • GCD Review Date, Friday 31 March (Repeat)

The next date for reviewing GCD posts is this Friday 31 March. This is the last review date for Seniors in order to earn their diploma or certificate before graduation.
A small group of students took advantage of the GCD Reflection Workshop offered last PTSC day and completed the reflection and posts necessary to earn their Global Citizen Certificate in less than two hours. With some deep thinking and less time than you think, you can earn your GCD, make sense of your education, and tell your learning story.

Here is a quick reminder of how to earn the Global Citizen Diploma:
Embed: [vimeo 202621635 w=640 h=360]
Web: https://vimeo.com/202621635

For all non-seniors, the next (and last of the year) review date will be Friday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

Welcome back everyone. Hope you all had amazing breaks and are ready for the final stretch. Only 3 more weeks till the end of the 3rd season! With so little time, as you know, practice and games start up right away.

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer vs Zama @ YCAC on Tuesday, March 28th, kick off at 4:00 pm

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer vs Kinnick @ YCAC on Wednesday, March 29th, kick off at 4:00 pm

HS Girls Soccer – JV Girls vs BST @YCAC on Friday, March 31st, kick off at 4:30 pm.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • ELECTION for STUDENT COUNCIL REPS (Repeat)

Elections for StuCo Class Representatives for 2017-18 will take place on Monday, April 10th. If you are interested in being a representative for next year, please either speak to your tutor and/or the StuCo Advisors, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Hill.

Roles and responsibilities for the Class Reps are below. Sign-ups for people interested in running will begin next week.

  • Proactively create a positive school community.
  • Are positive role models to their fellow students
  • Welcome and facilitate the transition of new students to YIS.
  • Attend all HS Student Council meetings
  • Actively solicit and represent the ideas and opinions of their respective classes in discussion at council meetings and vote on their behalf.
  • Keep their respective classes informed of Student Council news and activities.
  • Assist in the organization, running and clean-up of HS Student Council events and activities. (Mrs. Hill)

HS DAILY – Monday, March 27, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PLAYGROUND CLOSED AT BREAK

With the weather as it is, the playground will be closed at break. The Loft and M103 will be open for quiet time. We will monitor the situation for MS lunchtime, but it should be ok for HS lunch. (Mr. Snowball)

  • IB Global Conference – Meeting Recess March 28th

​There will be a meeting on Tuesday March 28th for all those students who are attending the IB Global Conference as student ushers on Wednesday March 29th at 10:40am recess time in M201. Everyone needs to attend this meeting for last minute announcements and collection of uniforms. Please be prompt. It will only be a short meeting. Regards, (Mr. Stanworth​)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

There is one month left to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival, which we are hosting in the Auditorium on Saturday 20 May. The entry deadline is Friday 21 April, in order to give the judges time to see all of the films.

To enter, your film must be:

  • In one of the following categories: Non-Fiction (documentary, PSA, advertisement), Fiction (narrative), Satirical (mockumentary, comedic advertising), Expressive (includes video art, music video, spoken-word video)
  • Be original work by students in KPASS schools.
  • Credit any non-original work used (like music), including the license under which it is used (Creative Commons). {see website for resources about how to do this}
  • Be any of any length, but films longer than 5 minutes will also be required to submit a 5 minute excerpt or trailer of their film.
  • Have content acceptable by our school’s standards.
  • Original work by a collaboration of student and teachers is eligible for the Height of Hart’s prize.
    Be completed and uploaded by 21 April 2017.

Film Festival honours will be awarded for the following:

  • Exemplary Achievement in each of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Satirical and Expressive Film
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Production Design
  • Photography
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects
  • Editing
  • Animation
  • Height of Hart’s (for films in which adults have had significant creative input)

If you have made a film for your Personal Project, or Art or Design or IB Film class or with Filmeisters or just for fun on you own, and you feel proud of your work, consider entering it in the film festival.

See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details, or talk to Mr. Pitter. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • GCD Review Date, Friday 31 March

The next date for reviewing GCD posts is this Friday 31 March. This is the last review date for Seniors in order to earn their diploma or certificate before graduation.
A small group of students took advantage of the GCD Reflection Workshop offered last PTSC day and completed the reflection and posts necessary to earn their Global Citizen Certificate in less than two hours. With some deep thinking and less time than you think, you can earn your GCD, make sense of your education, and tell your learning story.

Here is a quick reminder of how to earn the Global Citizen Diploma:
Embed: [vimeo 202621635 w=640 h=360]
Web: https://vimeo.com/202621635

For all non-seniors, the next (and last of the year) review date will be Friday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Book of the Day

Hard dealing with reality after break? Escape with a comic about the officers who protect Neopolis from evil villains & danger! #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Welcome back everyone. Hope you all had amazing breaks and are ready for the final stretch. Only 3 more weeks till the end of the 3rd season! With so little time, as you know, practice and games start up right away.

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer vs Zama @ YCAC on Tuesday, March 28th, kick off at 4:00 pm

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer vs Kinnick @ YCAC on Wednesday, March 29th, kick off at 4:00 pm

HS Girls Soccer – JV Girls vs BST @YCAC on Friday, March 31st, kick off at 4:30 pm.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • ELECTION for STUDENT COUNCIL REPS

Elections for StuCo Class Representatives for 2017-18 will take place on Monday, April 10th. If you are interested in being a representative for next year, please either speak to your tutor and/or the StuCo Advisors, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Hill.

Roles and responsibilities for the Class Reps are below. Sign-ups for people interested in running will begin next week.

  • Proactively create a positive school community.
  • Are positive role models to their fellow students
  • Welcome and facilitate the transition of new students to YIS.
  • Attend all HS Student Council meetings
  • Actively solicit and represent the ideas and opinions of their respective classes in discussion at council meetings and vote on their behalf.
  • Keep their respective classes informed of Student Council news and activities.
  • Assist in the organization, running and clean-up of HS Student Council events and activities. (Mrs. Hill)

HS DAILY – Friday, March 10, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Live-Aid Announcement

Live-Aid is today! Student performers are ready to shine as we combine awareness-raising and fundraising with student talent!
As selected by HS students, the Student Service Committee (SSC) is happy to announce that the HOPE Service Club and LGBTQ+ Group will share what they have been doing this year and raise funds for their projects and initiatives. Don’t forget to bring your wallets over to the auditorium during P7 & 8 today!

See you there! (SSC)

  • HS Book of the Day

What are you reading over the break? Come by today to get something for your brain-cation! #esbookoftheday #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday

Junior leaves school on the Indian Reservation for an all-white school where the only other Native American is the mascot. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, March 9, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ABSENT TEACHER? DO SOMETHING!

This should be simple, but apparently not. If your teacher does not come to your class, please go and see Mr Snowball, Mr Redlich, Ms Clifford, Mr Stanworth or Ms Shiina. You should not simply stay in the room and waste time. There is also a safety issue if your class is left unattended. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Teacher Conference Session Tomorrow

Would the following students please come to the Loft at 9:00am tomorrow. Please let me know if you can’t make it. I will be emailing you details soon.

Pia Hamburger
Jinho Shin
Sato Maeda
Tessa Coutts
Kai Clark
Maia Johnston
Eric Asakura
Andre Mizoguchi
Auriane Lanctot
Kiya Smith
Wyatt Rogers
Mib Dang
Ben Hansen
Eileen Sasaki

(Ms Clifford)

  • Books for Spring Break

Spring Break is coming! Come by today to get as many books as you can carry. You don’t want to be stuck without something to read. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Not every gift is a blessing. Every day, Melanie is held under gunpoint while she’s strapped into a wheelchair for school #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Students

Would the following students please come to the Loft at 10:55 today for the student panel:

Maho Nambo, Pia Hamburger, Sato Maeda, Kai Clark, Maia Johnston, Andre Mizoguchi, Kiya Smith, Wyatt Rogers, Mib Dang, Eileen Sasaki

Please come to the Loft on Friday at 9:00am for the teacher pitches.

Thanks so much. (Ms Clifford)

  • KINDERGARTEN BUILDING – OUT OF BOUNDS

This is – another – reminder that you do not hang out in the Kindergarten building during break and lunchtime. This is their learning space. Let’s not have another reminder about being unselfish. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Animal Relief Club – Donation Drive

An animal relief club donation drive will be soon held around the school. There will be small boxes/baskets for students to donate pet sheets, canned dog/cat food, flea medicine, collars, leashes, beds and old towels/blankets. All of these items will go to the “animal lives matter association” in Chiba, to help protect shelter dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted by new owners, and is greatly appreciated. (Animal Relief Club)

  • From PSHE Class (Repeat)

For PSHE class we have looking for ways to make our late-winter downtime even more fun. Over the course of this week you will find a variety of small changes including some activities you can do around campus. There will be a Map of Questions, a Question Board, and a Challenge Box in the first floor foyer, a string telephone somewhere around the main building, and keep listening for some new ring tones to tell you it’s time to change classes. (Mr. Clark)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 10

Grade 10 students – please fill out this form in tutor this morning. It is important all details are correct and filled in. We will use this information to register you with the IB. (Ms Clifford and Ms Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

In 1888, 12 yo Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with scientist Dr. Warthrop, who hunts & studies real-life monsters #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

HS Girls Soccer – First official game of the season vs St. Maur @YCAC on Wednesday, March 8th, kick off at 4:30 pm.

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer will be away from Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 pm onwards, attending their WJAA tournament at CA. Good luck to the team!

WJAA Girls Soccer Tournament – YIS is hosting the Varsity Girls Soccer tournament this Friday and Saturday at the YCAC. Please come along and cheer the team on when you have a chance! (Teachers, please know that the girls will be out of class all day on Friday, the 10th of March.

Dragon Council – Meeting today in the dance studio for those members helping organize the volleyball world cup.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, March 9 (Day 1) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P5+6): Elementary Visits – Tutors / Classrooms (Groupings)
Grade 10 (P5+6): Elementary Visits – Tutors / Classrooms (Groupings)
Grade 11 (P0): EE – Planning your initial research / Evaluating Sources –  Ms. Vance, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): IB Exams / Review of Regulations / Issue of Results – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / H110

HS DAILY – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Maths Challenge #11 on the board

Maths Challenge #11 on the board
There are 2 puzzles for all levels
You have until Friday 10th (Mr. Harrison)

  • From PSHE Class

For PSHE class we have looking for ways to make our late-winter downtime even more fun. Over the course of this week you will find a variety of small changes including some activities you can do around campus. There will be a Map of Questions, a Question Board, and a Challenge Box in the first floor foyer, a string telephone somewhere around the main building, and keep listening for some new ring tones to tell you it’s time to change classes. (Mr. Clark)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Assemblies – Cambodia presentation

Today – grade 9 – pd. 2. Go across to the Auditorium with your period one teacher at the end of pd. 1

Tomorrow – grade 10 – pd. 1. Meet your period one teacher in the cafeteria after homeroom.
(Mr. Snowball)

  • Students

Could the following students please meet Mr. Stanworth in his office at recess today 10:40am:

Megan (gr 11)
Grace (gr 10)
Junryu (gr 10)
Quirijn (gr 9)

Thank you so much, (Mr. Stanworth)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Soccer – First official game of the season vs St. Maur @YCAC on Wednesday, March 8th, kick off at 4:30 pm.

HS Boys Soccer – HS Boys Soccer will be away from Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 pm onwards, attending their WJAA tournament at CA. Good luck to the team!

WJAA Girls Soccer Tournament – YIS is hosting the Varsity Girls Soccer tournament this Friday and Saturday at the YCAC. Please come along and cheer the team on when you have a chance! (Teachers, please know that the girls will be out of class all day on Friday, the 10th of March.

Dragon Council – Meeting today in the dance studio for those members helping organize the volleyball world cup.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Stirring & terrifying, this horror story shows the power of stories to reveal & shelter us from the darkness inside & out #hsbookoftheday

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, March 9 (Day 1)

Grade 9 (P5+6): Elementary Visits – Tutors / Classrooms (Groupings)
Grade 10 (P5+6): Elementary Visits – Tutors / Classrooms (Groupings)
Grade 11 (P0): EE – Planning your initial research / Evaluating Sources –  Ms. Vance, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): IB Exams / Review of Regulations / Issue of Results – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / H110

HS DAILY – Monday, March 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Maths Challenge #11 on the board

Maths Challenge #11 on the board
There are 2 puzzles for all levels
You have until Friday 10th (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Stirring & terrifying, this horror story shows the power of stories to reveal & shelter us from the darkness inside & out #hsbookoftheday

HS DAILY – Friday, March 3, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lost Wallet/Pasmo Case

A student lost her wallet/Pasmo case on Wednesday. It is in navy blue with orange dots and has a little bear with a U.K flag. Please stop by the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building) if you found it or know anything about it. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Snow Club Bake Sale & Raffle (Repeat)

Hey guys, Once again it’s the Snow Club coming to tell you guys a message.

On the 3rd of March during the morning recess, we are going to have a bake sale with a bunch of wicked, home-made baked goods.

During the bake sale we are also hosting a raffle. The grand prize is a BURTON Bag, (¥12,000 value) and other gnarly prizes.

One ticket will be sold for ¥200 and three tickets for ¥500. The more you buy, the higher chance you have to win. Tickets will be sold at the the bake sale, and throughout next week. Ask Yongwon(12) or Keigo(12) during lunch in the cafeteria and they will hook you up.

The winners will be announced on the 9th of March during HS lunch.

All of the money raised will be donated to CHILL JAPAN, so spend some money on our baked goods and raffle for a good cause.

It’s getting warmer, but it’s still shredding season. So bring your change and come support the Snow Club.

Peace out, (The Snow Club)

  • LIP DUB YIS STYLE (Repeat)

Good morning fellow YIS students!
My name is Lea Kawashima (sophomore), and for my design project, I’m thinking of promoting the sense of community we have at our school by making a “Lip Dub video” where everyone participates.

Some of you may not know what it is, and in that case, please check out the link below :
https://youtu.be/wgWzuxjuxxQ

Like the video you just watched, I will be using Pop Danthlogy 2015 (full track – 8 minutes) for the music!

If any of you are interested in participating, please let me know by filling in your name and grade on this document (teachers are encouraged too!) :

P.S I need more people for the background (who will be doing something funny or anything random while the “lip-syncers” do their job!)

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have about the project 🙂

Thank you!

Kind Regards, (Lea Kawashima)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • TURF – OPEN

Meet me at the playground gate at 1.30pm. (Mr. Snowball)

  • HS Badminton

Dear HS badminton players, if you signed up for Monday you can come to practice, there’s regular practice from 16.00-18.00. (Mr. Zaal)

  • GCD Reflection Intensive

On Monday 6 March, Mr. Pitter will be holding a GCD Reflection Intensive from 9am -12pm and 1pm – 4pm in L102 for any students who want to work on and complete GCD records of reflection. This is a chance to prepare multiple posts for review at one time, with Mr. Pitter on hand to answer your questions. Also, if you have questions about setting up your blog categories or menus, this is an excellent opportunity to get help.
If (and only if) you do not have any meetings with teachers on Monday, sign up for the GCD Reflection Intensive, HERE.

The next GCD Review Date is 31 March. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Grade 10

Everybody close your eyes. Take a deep breathe. Now exhale very slowly. Your PP report is due today at 4 pm on Managebac and over email to your supervisor and
everything going to be fine. Well, at least this very specific thing is going to be fine. Congratulations! 🙂 I am very proud of all of you. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Libby & Jack have nothing & everything in common. Thrown together because of a cruel game, they’re surprised at what happens #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • TURF AVAILABLE DURING HS LUNCH (Repeat)

The turf will now be available during HS Lunch on Day 4&7 from 1:20-1:50pm It will be limited to 20 students on a first come, first served basis. See you on the turf starting Feb.28th! (HS Student Council)

  • STICH (Repeat)

HS Student Council is looking for performers, poets and speakers who would like to take part in STICH. It will be held on March 31st after school in the auditorium so if you’re a little shy and don’t want to perform at a big concert like Live-Aid, consider performing at STICH! The sign up sheet is in the link below and also has been sent out to you!

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNoNBCIQslYfHGjZCduBqKzAkw6uPFk-tZpc0MMXFcmA3vHA/viewform

Thank you and we hope you have a lovely day! (HS StuCo)

HS DAILY – Thursday, March 2, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PTSCs and Early Finish

A reminder that classes finish at 1.15pm today. Middle Schoolers – you need to wait till the end of lunchtime to leave school, High Schoolers – you need to leave at 1.15pm. Please also note that if you are waiting for your interviews after 2.00pm, the library is not the place to hang out as there will be conferences happening. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Be Well @ YIS (Repeat)

The students of PSHE 9 have been thinking and learning about social wellness. We have left notes around the main building with some of our thoughts about maintaining good social relationships as part of our Be Well @ YIS campaign. If you find a note, have a look, give it a thought and consider how we might be show more empathy in place of mean-ness, acceptance in place of judgement, and respect for privacy in place of gossip. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Snow Club Bake Sale & Raffle (Repeat)

Hey guys, Once again it’s the Snow Club coming to tell you guys a message.

On the 3rd of March during the morning recess, we are going to have a bake sale with a bunch of wicked, home-made baked goods.

During the bake sale we are also hosting a raffle. The grand prize is a BURTON Bag, (¥12,000 value) and other gnarly prizes.

One ticket will be sold for ¥200 and three tickets for ¥500. The more you buy, the higher chance you have to win. Tickets will be sold at the the bake sale, and throughout next week. Ask Yongwon(12) or Keigo(12) during lunch in the cafeteria and they will hook you up.

The winners will be announced on the 9th of March during HS lunch.

All of the money raised will be donated to CHILL JAPAN, so spend some money on our baked goods and raffle for a good cause.

It’s getting warmer, but it’s still shredding season. So bring your change and come support the Snow Club.

Peace out, (The Snow Club)

  • LIP DUB YIS STYLE (Repeat)

Good morning fellow YIS students!
My name is Lea Kawashima (sophomore), and for my design project, I’m thinking of promoting the sense of community we have at our school by making a “Lip Dub video” where everyone participates.

Some of you may not know what it is, and in that case, please check out the link below :
https://youtu.be/wgWzuxjuxxQ

Like the video you just watched, I will be using Pop Danthlogy 2015 (full track – 8 minutes) for the music!

If any of you are interested in participating, please let me know by filling in your name and grade on this document (teachers are encouraged too!) :

P.S I need more people for the background (who will be doing something funny or anything random while the “lip-syncers” do their job!)

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have about the project 🙂

Thank you!

Kind Regards, (Lea Kawashima)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 10

Just a reminder (like you could’ve forgotten) that your personal project reports are due Friday by 4 pm. Please submit it to Managebac using the assignment submission link available on the calendar and email a copy to your supervisor. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Today’s #hsbookoftheday is a #yisbattleofthebooks. Which is best: Fangirl or The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Vote today in the library! (Ms. Katy)

  • Seniors (Repeat)

A reminder that this Thursday Period 0 all seniors should go to the Loft by 8:30am. This is an important meeting to discuss the speeches for graduation and to choose those students who will be making the speeches based on a democratic voting process. Speakers needed: Welcome speech ( 1 person), Senior Speech (2 people) and Thank you (1 person). Please put some serious thought to this. Thank you, (Mr. Stanworth)

  • TURF AVAILABLE DURING HS LUNCH (Repeat)

The turf will now be available during HS Lunch on Day 4&7 from 1:20-1:50pm It will be limited to 20 students on a first come, first served basis. See you on the turf starting Feb.28th! (HS Student Council)

  • STICH (Repeat)

HS Student Council is looking for performers, poets and speakers who would like to take part in STICH. It will be held on March 31st after school in the auditorium so if you’re a little shy and don’t want to perform at a big concert like Live-Aid, consider performing at STICH! The sign up sheet is in the link below and also has been sent out to you!

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNoNBCIQslYfHGjZCduBqKzAkw6uPFk-tZpc0MMXFcmA3vHA/viewform

Thank you and we hope you have a lovely day! (HS StuCo)