HS DAILY – Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HS Production (Repeat)

Don’t miss the G10 Drama class in the high-octane, interactive, and supremely entertaining HS Production Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes this coming Friday and Saturday at 7pm at YIS’s very own Tanner Auditorium. If you came to the performing arts ‘Play, Perform, and Create’ event in December, you saw a teaser of our production with our “Let’s Grow Old Together” and “World’s Most B*tchin’ Handshake.” Reserved tickets (at guaranteed prices: students 500 yen/adults 1000 yen) are available through the school website at www.yis.ac.jp/high-school-production Individuals NOT on the reserved form will need to buy tickets at the door – where prices will be determined by the roll of dice (100 yen x number rolled). For more information, please see Ms. Kimi or a G10 Drama student. (Ms. Kimi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Everyone receives a vision of their future on their 17th birthday. Callie’s? She will murder her gifted younger sister. #hsbookoftheday‬ (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, January 23, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HS Production

Don’t miss the G10 Drama class in the high-octane, interactive, and supremely entertaining HS Production Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes this coming Friday and Saturday at 7pm at YIS’s very own Tanner Auditorium. If you came to the performing arts ‘Play, Perform, and Create’ event in December, you saw a teaser of our production with our “Let’s Grow Old Together” and “World’s Most B*tchin’ Handshake.” Reserved tickets (at guaranteed prices: students 500 yen/adults 1000 yen) are available through the school website at www.yis.ac.jp/high-school-production Individuals NOT on the reserved form will need to buy tickets at the door – where prices will be determined by the roll of dice (100 yen x number rolled). For more information, please see Ms. Kimi or a G10 Drama student. (Ms. Kimi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Global Citizen Diploma Review Period

Two Global Citizen Diplomas have been awarded so far this year, and the next review period starts on Friday 27 January 2017.
Think about what you have learned, create a post in your digital portfolio to show what you’ve learned and invite a GCD Reviewer to check it out. Make yourself visible. Your learning story is more than numbers. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Book of the Day

Lydia is dead. But her family doesn’t know this yet. And so begins this book, and the slow unraveling of a family’s secrets. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Seniors (Repeat)

January 23rd Monday – Loft 8:30am -an important presentation meeting to kick off graduation preparations – you all must make this meeting during period 0 – 8:30-9:10. Please be prompt. Thank you. (Mr. Stanworth)

HS DAILY – Friday, January 20, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

HS Book of the Day

Family, faith, & conviction: Braden’s dad is on trial for murder & Braden is the key witness. He faces an impossible choice. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Seniors (Repeat)

January 23rd Monday – Loft 8:30am -an important presentation meeting to kick off graduation preparations – you all must make this meeting during period 0 – 8:30-9:10. Please be prompt. Thank you. (Mr. Stanworth)

  • Kanto Plains Festival (Repeat)

To all High School Students,

Every year, the Kanto Plains Student Council comes together to organise an event that involves international school students from all over the Kanto Plains. This year we have decided to host a festival at Seisen International School, involving games and performances. We have also opened up the booths to the service clubs that represent each of the schools. They will be selling food and all their proceeds will go towards their cause. From YIS, the Chiku group has been selected to represent us and they will be selling their soup that they serve to the homeless people at the center. If you are interested in going please complete the sign up sheet.

It will be held on February 4th from 11am at Seisen International School.

**Please note, if you are involved in one of the service groups attending from YIS, you must sign up as well.
This is a first come first serve form and we are limiting the number of students going from each grade.

Hope you have a great day! (HS Stuco)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 23 (Day 1) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P5-8): GCD Introduction – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / LOFT

Grade 10 (P5-8): Personal Project Prep – Ms. Vance + Tutors / Tutor rooms

Grade 11 (P0): EE – Generating Effective Titles – Ms. Wilson, Ms. Vance, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria

Grade 12 (P0): Introduction to Graduation – Mr. Stanworth + Tutors / Loft

HS DAILY – Thursday, January 19, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Seniors

January 23rd Monday – Loft 8:30am -an important presentation meeting to kick off graduation preparations – you all must make this meeting during period 0 – 8:30-9:10. Please be prompt. Thank you. (Mr. Stanworth)

  • Kanto Plains Festival

To all High School Students,

Every year, the Kanto Plains Student Council comes together to organise an event that involves international school students from all over the Kanto Plains. This year we have decided to host a festival at Seisen International School, involving games and performances. We have also opened up the booths to the service clubs that represent each of the schools. They will be selling food and all their proceeds will go towards their cause. From YIS, the Chiku group has been selected to represent us and they will be selling their soup that they serve to the homeless people at the center. If you are interested in going please complete the sign up sheet.

It will be held on February 4th from 11am at Seisen International School.

**Please note, if you are involved in one of the service groups attending from YIS, you must sign up as well.
This is a first come first serve form and we are limiting the number of students going from each grade.

Hope you have a great day! (HS Stuco)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 23 (Day 1)

Grade 9 (P5-8): GCD Introduction – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / LOFT

Grade 10 (P5-8): Personal Project Prep – Ms. Vance + Tutors / Tutor rooms

Grade 11 (P0): EE – Generating Effective Titles – Ms. Wilson, Ms. Vance, Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria

Grade 12 (P0): Introduction to Graduation – Mr. Stanworth + Tutors / Loft

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Games this week:

HS Girls Field Hockey– @YCAC, Friday, January 20th, match starts at 4:30 pm. (Please release players from class at 3:30)

HS JV and Varsity Girls Basketball– vs CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 11:00 am

HS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball– @ CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 12:00 pm

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Code of Honor is a heart-pounding, non-stop adventure through underground intelligence bunkers & dangerous terrorist cells #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Help at Conference during Ski Break

During Ski Break, YIS is hosting a conference for educators and we are looking for some help. We need people to help greet people in the morning of Feb 9 & 10 and for high schooler to help serve food Feb 10 – I 4:00PM-6:15PM on Feb 10. You will receive a gift certificate for Apple or for Starbucks for your help. If you are in Yokohama and are willing to help, please fill in this survey. (Ms. Madrid)

  • No Maker Club TODAY

Due to unforeseen circumstances. Maker club will not run this week. Sorry. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Suddenly, computers around the world stop working. As resources dwindle, crises mount & chaos descends, the battle begins. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Gr. 11 TOK (Repeat)

Grade 11 TOK class Wednesday periods 3 and 4 will be in the loft for all groups. Please come directly there after morning break. (The TOK Teachers)

  • HS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

Congratulations to both the JV Boys and Girls Basketball teams for an exciting WJAA tournament this past weekend. Also, thank you to all the supporters who came out and cheered the teams on. It was great to see so many of you at the games.

Games this week:

HS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball– @ St. Maur on Wednesday, January 18th. Tip-off at 5:00 pm

HS Girls Field Hockey– @YCAC, Friday, January 20th, match starts at 4:30 pm. (Please release players from class at 3:30)

HS JV and Varsity Girls Basketball– vs CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 11:00 am

HS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball– @ CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 12:00 pm

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Closing at 4 pm Tuesday (Repeat)

Mrs. Kar will be in training and Ms. Katy is away, so the library will close at 4 pm on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Gr. 11 TOK

Grade 11 TOK class Wednesday periods 3 and 4 will be in the loft for all groups. Please come directly there after morning break. (The TOK Teachers)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Congratulations to both the JV Boys and Girls Basketball teams for an exciting WJAA tournament this past weekend. Also, thank you to all the supporters who came out and cheered the teams on. It was great to see so many of you at the games.

Games this week:

HS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball– @ St. Maur on Wednesday, January 18th. Tip-off at 5:00 pm

HS Girls Field Hockey– @YCAC, Friday, January 20th, match starts at 4:30 pm. (Please release players from class at 3:30)

HS JV and Varsity Girls Basketball– vs CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 11:00 am

HS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball– @ CAJ on Saturday, January 21st. Tip-off at 12:00 pm

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Volleyball Tournament on the Saturday January 28th

Come play at our volleyball tournament in the YIS gym on Saturday, January 28th!
Mixed teams of 6 players, 300 yen per person to enter.
Prizes awarded for the top team.
Sign up with the link with your team name, players and grade.
(G11 Cambodia Crew)

  • HS Book of the Day

This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences. Love, life, family, autism, disasters, Jackie Chan & Robinson Caruso
#hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, January 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • DON’T BLOCK THE DOORS!

Just a reminder to MS and HS students not to leave your bags in front of the doors of the kindergarten building during lunch or break. This makes it difficult for the little students to get out of the building. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Library Closing at 4 pm Tuesday

Mrs. Kar will be in training and Ms. Katy is away, so the library will close at 4 pm on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 10

Mr Clark and Mr Thomas’ PSHE classes will be in the dance studio today during Periods 7 and 8. Please go directly there after period 6 class. (Mr. Clark)

  • HS Book of the Day

From @yislibrary: A group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies. True love. Truth. (Ms.Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, January 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Silverware in the Cafeteria

Students: Some of you have been damaging silverware in the cafeteria by bending spoons and forks. Please show respect for school property and for those who have to clean up after you by not doing this.

Thank you, (Mr. Snowball)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  •  HS Athletics/Activities

Games this week:

Welcome back everyone! Lots of games going on this week, in particular the boys and girls WJAA basketball tournament hosted by us and St. Maur.

HS JV Boys and Girls Basketball WJAA tournament– Starting on Friday, January 13th at 12 pm, and starting at 8:30 am on Saturday. Hope you all have a chance to come out and support the teams!

HS Girls Field Hockey– @ASIJ, Saturday, January 14th, match starts at 10:15 am.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Book for the Weekend

You need a book for the weekend! Try “The Rest of us Just Live Here”:

The Chosen Ones are saving us from baddies and evil doers who want to end the world. This book, though, isn’t about them. It’s about the rest of us who weren’t “chosen” and who just want a date to the prom. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 16 (Day 6) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0): Reflection on First Semester – Successes and areas to address – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 12 (P0): IB Mock Exams – Review Schedule and Regulations – Mr. Redlich & Tutors / Loft

HS DAILY – Thursday, January 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • What are you reading?

Why not try “Lies We Tell Ourselves” – Race, power & forbidden romance: Find the truth amongst the lies during a story of integrating an American high school in 1959 Virginia. (Ms. Katy)

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  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 16 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0): Reflection on First Semester – Successes and areas to address – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 12 (P0): IB Mock Exams – Review Schedule and Regulations – Mr. Redlich & Tutors / Loft

HS DAILY – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Food

Yup, still no food in the library. Although, rumor has it students are banding together to come up with a solution. Fingers crossed! (Ms. Katy)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Library PSA: We want YOU to read a book!

Try “Half a King”- Plot twists, murder, betrayal, fantasy, love: Half a King is Game of Thrones for people who don’t want to read 1000 pages. (Ms. Katy)

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