HS DAILY – Friday, June 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HOMEROOM

Homeroom will be PDS 1 & 2 today– please use this as an opportunity to say your goodbyes, clean your lockers out (this is very important), sign flags & yearbooks. (Mr. Snowball)

  • FINAL ASSEMBLY

Please assemble in the gym at 10.50am for an 11.00am start.
MS – please use the main entrance – both going in and leaving. You will be sitting on the floor.
HS – use the back entrance – both going in and leaving. You will be sitting on the bleachers.
(Mr. Snowball)

  • Final book of the Day

It’s the last #msbookoftheday & #hsbookoftheday! This one is about how to access our eBooks. We have a small but growing collection, and it’s easy for anyone with a YIS email account to read on their phone, tablet or other mobile device. If you’d like help getting started, visit http://bit.ly/YISebooks or drop by the library. Please enjoy your summer with a book by your side. (Ms. Katy)

  • Suica Found

Suica was found in P101 yesterday. Please collect it in the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

HS DAILY – Thursday, June 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Leaving students – laptop return

Good morning,

If you are a leaving student (i.e. you will not be returning to YIS next year), you need to drop off your laptop and charger at the IT Office as part of the checkout process. I would strongly encourage you to do that this morning (Thursday). You will need to bring both your charger and laptop.

If you have lost your charger, you will need to buy a new one before we can sign your checkout form. Please come to the IT Office today so we can give you the invoice to pay for the charger (7000 yen).

Drop by the IT Office if you have any questions.

Thanks, (Mr. Edwards)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • 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 as well as all Day 1 members if they are free. Thank you for your cooperation. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • HS Book of the Day

Since I type these tweets on my iPhone, it seems appropriate that today’s #hsbookoftheday is a shoutout to the man behind the movement. (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Students

Could the following students please meet me at M201 at 1.45pm. Please do not be late:

Gr. 9 – Reina K, Sato M, Haruna, Aura, Jaemin, Kiyoka K, Airi K, Da Eun, Julynn, Kenryo, Anna T, Shaolun, William H, James I, Marleen.

Gr. 10 – Simon C, Grace, Maho, Lisa I, Momoka S, Michael M-S, Jinho, Tijm, Sophie de B, Emily & Emma, Helena, Lachlan, Kana K, Satoki, Vivien, Eileen, Aitor, Ayaka M, Ayano Y, Pia, Kohsei, Saya, Michelle C.

(Mr Snowball)

  • AWARDS TODAY

Students will move from class at 2.25pm today and go to the Auditorium via the park. (Mr. Snowball)

  • CHIKU – last meeting!

Today, M103, 1.30pm. (Mr. Snowball)

  • HS Book of the Day

An over the top funny beach read about filthy rich families who plot, gossip, shop, backstab, travel, eat and argue #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, June 13, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • AWARDS TOMORROW

A couple of reminders about tomorrow’s Awards ceremony. Please go to the foyer at 2.25pm with your pd 6 teacher and go across to the auditorium via the park. Also, please also remember that you should be dressed a little more formally than your normal school day outfit. It is not formal, but it is a little more “dressy”. (Mr. Snowball)

  • HS Book of the Day

Historical fiction at its best, a fascinating look at Henry VIII & Thomas Cromwell, his master manipulator, in 1520s England #hsbookoftheday​ (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, June 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Trash & the neighbours

Unfortunately, it seems as if some students are throwing PET bottles over the fence behind the drama room into the neighbour’s house. This is very tacky and if you are found to be doing this, you will be marched around to the house and will apologise in person, as well as having a Progress Report on your file. This is not in line with who we are as a school. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Science Fair 2017

Welcome to Science Fair! Here is the plan for the morning.

9:00 Go to tutor as normal
9:10 Go to the room/space your science teacher has allocated you to and set up your display.
9:20 Science fair exhibition begins and everyone on period 1 stands by their displays to answer questions. Everyone else can wander around the displays to see what other students have done!
9:55 Swap! Period 2 students stand by their displays and period 1 students are now free to walk around.
10:30 Exhibition finishes. Return rooms/spaces to their normal state. G10s take materials to room/space for activities for periods 3/4

10:40 Recess as normal

11:05 Go to the room/space for the activity you are doing. Click on your activity here to find the room/space you need to go to!

Have fun! (The Science Department)

  • Bake Sale during Science Fair (Gr. 6-10) (Repeat)

Science Fair is approaching! Grade 10 science fair will be running various exhibitions including BAKE SALE! Enjoy the bake goods while exploring science.

Don’t forget your money and don’t miss out the bake goods! See you there! (Ayaka M)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Katsa, a talented assassin, teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. #hsbookoftheday #SummerReading (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, June 9, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Bake Sale during Science Fair (Gr. 6-10)

Science Fair is approaching! Grade 10 science fair will be running various exhibitions including BAKE SALE! Enjoy the bake goods while exploring science.

Don’t forget your money and don’t miss out the bake goods! See you there! (Ayaka M)

  • Science Fair 2017 (Repeat)

You’ve made your choices, now have a look at which activity you will take part in during period 3/4 on Monday! Go to the MYP Science Blog and click on the activities to find which one of your 3 choices, you have been assigned to! You will also see who you will be working with, which room to go to and the basic plan for the session.

Please let your science teacher know if you have any questions! (The Science Department)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

A story of revolutionary idealism, music, & silence in China’s history, from Chairman Mao to Tiananmen Square #hsbookoftheday #SummerReading (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, June 12 (Day 6) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (P0): University Counselling – University Essays / Summer Plans – Tutors + Ms. McDiarmid + Mr. Pitter / Tutor Rooms

  • High School Student Volunteers Needed in August (Repeat)

Are you going to be here in August? If so, the new teachers and their families could use your help! We need some friendly student volunteers to help with translating and labeling the buttons on appliances (washing machines, air conditioners, zombie containment units, etc.) from Japanese to English. If you think you can help, please contact either Mr Schneer ([email protected]) or Ms Holze ([email protected]) (Mr. Schneer)

HS DAILY – Thursday, June 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Science Fair 2017

You’ve made your choices, now have a look at which activity you will take part in during period 3/4 on Monday! Go to the MYP Science Blog and click on the activities to find which one of your 3 choices, you have been assigned to! You will also see who you will be working with, which room to go to and the basic plan for the session.

Please let your science teacher know if you have any questions! (The Science Department)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, June 12 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0): University Counselling – University Essays / Summer Plans – Tutors + Ms. McDiarmid + Mr. Pitter / Tutor Rooms

  • HS Book of the Day

A mystery for your Readingopoly: 17 yo Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him. #hsbookoftheday #summerreading (Ms. Katy)

  • High School Student Volunteers Needed in August (Repeat)

Are you going to be here in August? If so, the new teachers and their families could use your help! We need some friendly student volunteers to help with translating and labeling the buttons on appliances (washing machines, air conditioners, zombie containment units, etc.) from Japanese to English. If you think you can help, please contact either Mr Schneer ([email protected]) or Ms Holze ([email protected]) (Mr. Schneer)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • My Contest

Hello. I am currently participating in a contest to win a scholarship for school. In the entry I talked about my experiences with cancer patients in Vietnam and how I got the students from YIS to help support the children in the hospitals who cannot afford the basic necessities that many take for granted. I would really appreciate it if I could get support, if people could vote for me!!
Here is the link http://wshe.es/UNVn9rDS (An D)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 11 students today, Wednesday June 7th

Please go to Room M102/103 at 12:35 to start the Group 4 project. You will need your laptop, and a pencil/pen. (Mrs. Harrison)

  • HS Book of the Day

Guess what? Today’s book of the day will help you get a square on your Reading-O-Poly board!

Feeling sentimental near the end of the year? Want to express your love? Take a walk with the master, Neruda #hsbookoftheday #SummerReading (Ms. Katy)

  • High School Student Volunteers Needed in August (Repeat)

Are you going to be here in August? If so, the new teachers and their families could use your help! We need some friendly student volunteers to help with translating and labeling the buttons on appliances (washing machines, air conditioners, zombie containment units, etc.) from Japanese to English. If you think you can help, please contact either Mr Schneer ([email protected]) or Ms Holze ([email protected]) (Mr. Schneer)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Grade 9 laptop distribution

Good morning,

This is a reminder that if you are returning to YIS for Grade 10 next year, you will be handing in your laptop tomorrow afternoon (sometime between 3:00-3:30 pm). Someone from the IT Office will come up and ask you to come down with your laptop and case. You don’t need to bring your charger. We will be handing 2 forms for you to take home and have your parents sign.

That means you have 1 more day to make sure your files are backed up and moved off of your computer. You have a few options, including copying the files from your computer to Google Drive, copying them to USB stick/hard drive, or using Backblaze. Things to think about moving include photos, videos, music, and other documents that you might have made in Microsoft Office or Adobe Flash/Photoshop.

If you need any help, please come by the IT Office today. Once you hand your laptop over to us, it becomes much more difficult for you to move data from your current computer to your new one, and as we are very busy at the end of the year, we won’t be able to offer much assistance moving data off of your old laptop.

Final note: If you are not returning to YIS next year, you can keep your laptop until the following week. You will need to turn your laptop in before your last day of school.

Thanks, (Mr. Edwards)

 

  • MS & HS Book of the Day

Today’s #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday is YOUR choice! Come to the library at lunch to pick up some books & a summer reading monopoly board. (Ms. Katy)

  • Summer Reading KickOff (Repeat)

Visit the library Tuesday during lunch to participate in the summer reading kickoff. We’ll have fun activities, a bingo card competition, a photo booth, and of course, lots of books to choose from for your summer. Come by to have some fun, pick up your summer reading monopoly board and win prizes. See you at lunch! (Library Council)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • High School Student Volunteers Needed in August (Repeat)

Are you going to be here in August? If so, the new teachers and their families could use your help! We need some friendly student volunteers to help with translating and labeling the buttons on appliances (washing machines, air conditioners, zombie containment units, etc.) from Japanese to English. If you think you can help, please contact either Mr Schneer ([email protected]) or Ms Holze ([email protected]) (Mr. Schneer)

HS DAILY – Monday, June 5, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Summer Reading KickOff

Visit the library Tuesday during lunch to participate in the summer reading kickoff. We’ll have fun activities, a bingo card competition, a photo booth, and of course, lots of books to choose from for your summer. Come by to have some fun, pick up your summer reading monopoly board and win prizes. See you at lunch! (Library Council)

  • Student Ambassador Pizza Lunch

Dear Student Ambassadors,

As informed to you earlier by email, our pizza lunch will be held this week. Please remember to meet us in the Loft on Wednesday, June 7th during your lunch time. Looking forward to seeing you there! (Mr. Stanworth, Ms. Chen and Ms. Sophie)

  •  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. (YIS Magazine)

This week’s prompt is: Home

  • Maths Challenge

The last Maths Challenge of 2016/17 is up.

3 more puzzles to test you.

They are due this Friday. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Ms. Barbour’s period 3 English class

Please go to M103 for class today. (Ms. Madrid)

  • 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)

  • Grade 9 Only

If you are helping with the grade 8 transition day, don’t forget the panel starts at 11:05 today. Thanks for helping out! (Ms. Madrid)

Loft

Tessa Coutts

Momoka Sakurai

Ryu Sato

Marleen W.

William H.

Hyun Seo C.

Kai Clark

Leander Blaich

M203

Haruna Doi

Julynn Chen

Quirijn de Beaufort

Hana Chapman

Kenryo Mori

An Dan

Hana Egington

  • HS Book of the Day

When a bus accident leaves 16yo track star Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb & little hope of running again. (Ms. Katy)

  • StuCo Meeting May 30th (Repeat)

Today we welcomed the Juniors back after their exams, discussed the StuCo Retreat on the 13th of June, debriefed the 9&10 Dance, shared approved solutions for the Cafeteria lines, and created to-do lists for various events.

The Grade 9&10 Dance was a success, with 85 people attending, 43 students from Grade 9 and 42 students from Grade 10. Based on this positive attendance and interest, we have calendared four HS dances for next year.

The cafeteria lines have been a problem for some time, especially during the first few weeks as there are no clubs yet, and it is a bit too much for all of the High School to fit in the cafeteria. We developed a few solutions which were approved by Mr. Snowball that we wish to implement next year. A video will be coming out about the changes but below is a summary:

Both of the doors will be open in the front of the cafeteria.

Students will be able to exit (not enter) the student side of the back of the cafeteria during HS lunch only.

Loft will be available during HS Lunch the first two weeks (before clubs/activities begin).

Cafeteria lunch lines will be staggered – G9&10 will have access 1:15-1:25pm on odd days and G11&12 on even days.

After clubs/activities begin we will determine which of these policies we will continue and which are no longer necessary.

Regards, (Kate & HS StuCo)

  • High School Student Volunteers Needed in August (Repeat)

Are you going to be here in August? If so, the new teachers and their families could use your help! We need some friendly student volunteers to help with translating and labeling the buttons on appliances (washing machines, air conditioners, zombie containment units, etc.) from Japanese to English. If you think you can help, please contact either Mr Schneer ([email protected]) or Ms Holze ([email protected]) (Mr. Schneer)