HS DAILY – Friday, April 6, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • DONATION BOX FOR WELLS IN CAMBODIA

Good morning, students and teachers!

Starting next week Monday, there will be a donation box placed in the foyer for HOPE Cambodia. This time, we are focusing on fundraising for wells in Cambodia.

By receiving a well, Cambodian families will be able to improve their lifestyle drastically, enabling children to be able to go to schools and breaking the poverty cycle.

Please contribute! All donations are much appreciated.

(HOPE Cambodia Service Club – Sato & Airi)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

This is a reminder that the Kanto Plain Film Festival entry deadline is coming up on Friday 20 April, 2018. Films made in a class, an activity or for fun are all eligible. Films need to be properly credited (see resources page of the website) and you must have license to use all of the material in your films including images, music and sound effects. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction, Expressive film or Height of Hart’s collaboration with creative adults. Full details and entry form are on the website. Festival exhibition will be at YIS on Saturday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Boys & Girls Badminton will be away today in Kobe for their WJAA Badminton Tournament.

– HS Boys Soccer (V Only) Friday, April 6th, vs CAJ @ YCAC, kick off at 4:00 pm.

– HS Girls Soccer (V and JV) Saturday, April 7th @ ASIJ, kick off at 9:00 am.

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Laurie Halse Anderson is a master of writing about difficult experiences and mental health. If you’ve ever wanted an insight into the world of eating disorders, this book is it. It’s powerful and intense. Today’s #hsbookoftheday was selected by Ms. Barbour. (Ms. Katy)

  • Prom 2018 (Repeat)

Prom is coming up on the 25th of May, posters, the venue, the theme and the Facebook page will be up on Monday!
From Monday onwards you can also start purchasing your prom tickets.

Juniors:
Prom tickets will be on sale from Monday the 9th of April.

The ticket price is 12,000yen. You have two weeks to purchase your tickets, after the 20th of April ticket prices will increase to 15,000yen.

– Money has to be turned in exact (we don’t have change) and in an envelope that has your name written on it.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for another YIS students please make sure that person knows.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for a person that does not go to YIS, please write their name on the envelope alongside yours.

– Envelops can be given to:
Sarah
Satono
Pia
Noah
Eduardo
Mirei
Leonie
This can be done throughout the day just come and find us!

The Promposal contest will be announced soon, so film your Promposal(s) for the opportunity to have your tickets refunded!

Seniors:
please watch out for an RSVP survey coming your way soon!
Prom is free for seniors but if you want to bring a date from outside of school you will need to purchase a ticket, in that case the same process applies as for the juniors.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
prom@yis.ac.jp 

(Prom Committee)

HS DAILY – Thursday, April 5, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Liked Black Panther? Try this fantasy novel set in the mythical kingdom of Orïsha. The Maji, magic-wielders who literally presided over life & death, have nearly been destroyed; now 3 teen Maji are battling for their survival & their people. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #newbooks (Ms. Katy)

  • Prom 2018 (Repeat)

Prom is coming up on the 25th of May, posters, the venue, the theme and the Facebook page will be up on Monday!
From Monday onwards you can also start purchasing your prom tickets.

Juniors:
Prom tickets will be on sale from Monday the 9th of April.

The ticket price is 12,000yen. You have two weeks to purchase your tickets, after the 20th of April ticket prices will increase to 15,000yen.

– Money has to be turned in exact (we don’t have change) and in an envelope that has your name written on it.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for another YIS students please make sure that person knows.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for a person that does not go to YIS, please write their name on the envelope alongside yours.

– Envelops can be given to:
Sarah
Satono
Pia
Noah
Eduardo
Mirei
Leonie
This can be done throughout the day just come and find us!

The Promposal contest will be announced soon, so film your Promposal(s) for the opportunity to have your tickets refunded!

Seniors:
please watch out for an RSVP survey coming your way soon!
Prom is free for seniors but if you want to bring a date from outside of school you will need to purchase a ticket, in that case the same process applies as for the juniors.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
prom@yis.ac.jp 

(Prom Committee)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Classical Concert Today at 4:15 pm

Classical musicians Mimi Solomon (piano) and Nicholas DiEugenio (violin) are visiting today to lead several master classes for high school music students and also perform for the YIS community. All are welcome to attend the concert, which will take place from 4:15 pm in the Tanner Auditorium. (Mr. Lobo)

  • Sunglasses Found

Ray Ban sunglasses were found in the Art Room yesterday. Please collect them in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

This is a reminder that the Kanto Plain Film Festival entry deadline is coming up on Friday 20 April, 2018. Films made in a class, an activity or for fun are all eligible. Films need to be properly credited (see resources page of the website) and you must have license to use all of the material in your films including images, music and sound effects. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction, Expressive film or Height of Hart’s collaboration with creative adults. Full details and entry form are on the website. Festival exhibition will be at YIS on Saturday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Class Representative Voting (Repeat)

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

  • Expectations in Our Cafeteria (Repeat)

Just a reminder for all students about expectations in our cafeteria.

Dragon Dining is exclusively at Yokohama International School; we are not a big company.

Our small team works hard to source, prepare, cook and serve healthy sustainable lunches and snack items for the students at YIS.

In order to continue to deliver this level of service at YIS the rules below need to be followed.

Purchasing food in the cafeteria:

  • Do not take food without paying.
  • Pay the appropriate price for all food taken from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not share lunches purchased from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not use another person’s lunch account.
  • Take only what you are intending to eat…don’t waste the food.
  • Prepaid accounts must maintain a positive balance.
  • Don’t touch items on sale that you aren’t going to buy.
  • Use tongs and napkins when taking snack items.

Behaviour expectations in the cafeteria:

  • Responsible and orderly behaviour is expected at all times.
  • Students shall not save places in line, cut in line, or intimidate their way into line for food service.
  • Follow instructions of the cafeteria staff.
  • Show proper respect toward cafeteria staff.
  • Take your time and enjoy the food.
  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Push your chair back under the table after use.
  • Don’t leave a mess.
  • Take your dirty dishes to the dishwashing area.
  • Separate trash accordingly.
  • Report spills to cafeteria staff immediately.

(Dragon Dining)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Prom 2018

Prom is coming up on the 25th of May, posters, the venue, the theme and the Facebook page will be up on Monday!
From Monday onwards you can also start purchasing your prom tickets.

Juniors:
Prom tickets will be on sale from Monday the 9th of April.

The ticket price is 12,000yen. You have two weeks to purchase your tickets, after the 20th of April ticket prices will increase to 15,000yen.

– Money has to be turned in exact (we don’t have change) and in an envelope that has your name written on it.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for another YIS students please make sure that person knows.
– If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for a person that does not go to YIS, please write their name on the envelope alongside yours.

– Envelops can be given to:
Sarah
Satono
Pia
Noah
Eduardo
Mirei
Leonie
This can be done throughout the day just come and find us!

The Promposal contest will be announced soon, so film your Promposal(s) for the opportunity to have your tickets refunded!

Seniors:
please watch out for an RSVP survey coming your way soon!
Prom is free for seniors but if you want to bring a date from outside of school you will need to purchase a ticket, in that case the same process applies as for the juniors.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
prom@yis.ac.jp 

(Prom Committee)

  •  HS Lunch

With the exception of the silent study room and the LGBTQ+ Human Rights club meeting, the Library will be closed to HS students at lunch today. Apologies, but we have multiple classes and a club meeting. HS students who wish to study in the silent room are welcome: first come, first serve. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Set against the backdrop of London’s inner city tower blocks, Turf is a story of intense friendship and brutal gang violence, of loyalty at any cost. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, April 5 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0): Time with Tutors – Follow up / sharing / reflection on Expedition GCD & EE – initial reflection session – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

Grade 12 (P0): Planning for G12 “Live Learn Lead Beyond YIS Senior Retreat” – Ms. Hewins / Loft

HS DAILY – Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Expectations in Our Cafeteria

Just a reminder for all students about expectations in our cafeteria.

Dragon Dining is exclusively at Yokohama International School; we are not a big company.

Our small team works hard to source, prepare, cook and serve healthy sustainable lunches and snack items for the students at YIS.

In order to continue to deliver this level of service at YIS the rules below need to be followed.

Purchasing food in the cafeteria:

  • Do not take food without paying.
  • Pay the appropriate price for all food taken from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not share lunches purchased from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not use another person’s lunch account.
  • Take only what you are intending to eat…don’t waste the food.
  • Prepaid accounts must maintain a positive balance.
  • Don’t touch items on sale that you aren’t going to buy.
  • Use tongs and napkins when taking snack items.

Behaviour expectations in the cafeteria:

  • Responsible and orderly behaviour is expected at all times.
  • Students shall not save places in line, cut in line, or intimidate their way into line for food service.
  • Follow instructions of the cafeteria staff.
  • Show proper respect toward cafeteria staff.
  • Take your time and enjoy the food.
  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Push your chair back under the table after use.
  • Don’t leave a mess.
  • Take your dirty dishes to the dishwashing area.
  • Separate trash accordingly.
  • Report spills to cafeteria staff immediately.

(Dragon Dining)

  • iPhone Found

iPhone (docomo) in a brown case was found in the playground yesterday. Please collect it in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Classical Concert by Visiting Musicians Tomorrow at 4:15 pm

Classical musicians Mimi Solomon (piano) and Nicholas DiEugenio (violin) will be visiting tomorrow, April 4th, to lead several master classes for high school music students and also perform for the YIS community. All are welcome to attend the concert, which will take place from 4:15 pm in the Tanner Auditorium.

Ms. Solomon and Mr. DiEugenio, who are members of the Music Department faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have performed extensively around the world and have been engaged in an ambitious project, Unraveling Beethoven; Beyond the Canon, that seeks to “reanimate” the ten Beethoven violin sonatas for 21st century ears. (Mr. Lobo)

  • HS Class Representative Voting (Repeat)

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– HS Girls Soccer (V Only) Thursday, April 5th vs ISSH @ YCAC, kick off at 4:30 pm.

– HS Boys Soccer (V Only) Friday, April 6th, vs CAJ @ YCAC, kick off at 4:00 pm.

– HS Girls Soccer (V and JV) Saturday, April 7th @ ASIJ, kick off at 9:00 am.

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Prom Tickets

Hello Juniors,
Prom tickets will be on sale starting from Monday the 9th!
The ticket price is 12,000yen
More information coming soon! (Prom Committee)

  • HS Book of the Day

Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists and dance with mysterious boys. This wouldn’t be a problem, except they’re conjoined twins. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, April 4 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Time with Tutors / Battle of the Tutors (games) – Tutors / Playground
Grade 10 (P2): YIS Expeditions & GCD Wilderness Engagement Reflection / follow up – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

HS DAILY – Monday, April 2, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

This is a reminder that the Kanto Plain Film Festival entry deadline is coming up on Friday 20 April, 2018. Films made in a class, an activity or for fun are all eligible. Films need to be properly credited (see resources page of the website) and you must have license to use all of the material in your films including images, music and sound effects. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction, Expressive film or Height of Hart’s collaboration with creative adults. Full details and entry form are on the website. Festival exhibition will be at YIS on Saturday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Class Representative Voting

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

We’re back! What did you read over spring break? Any new recommendations for the 2019 @sakuramedal contenders? Why not kick off our last term with a 2018 contender? You’ve got a little less than a month before voting! #esbookoftheday #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Friday, March 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Cell Phone Found

iPhone (Y!mobile) in a black and partly gold case was found in Room M303 yesterday. Please collect it in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

Stephen Hawking, arguably the most famous scientist of our time, has died. Honor his memory by reading his books and learning something new about science today. http://bit.ly/SH_obit #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, March 15, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Books and Brownies!

Books and Brownies today at lunch! Bring a book to read and chat with a sweet snack. (Ms. Katy)

  • Science Fair Overview

Gr 6-9 Students should know what space they are presenting in, and at which time. This is also posted on the walls in Main building on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

This is a time for you to show what you have been learning in science (and I&S in grade 6)! Also a great time for you to LEARN about what students in other grades or classes have been doing. You may find ways to change your LIVES! Please LEAD by example and be curious, engaged and respectful audiences for all the presenters you visit, and be sure to visit a wide range of rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors during your times as audiences.

Times

Who

What

1:45-1:55

Any student in G 6-9

If your poster/materials is not in the room you are presenting in, please put it there. Remember to bring tape, pins or poster putty/blue tack with you. Science teachers have some.

2:00-2:25(2:30)*

Session 1, Block A presents (Half of grade 6 and 7)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

2:30-2:55(3:00)*

Session 1, Block B presents (Other Half of grade 6 and 7)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:00-3:25(3:30)*

Session 2, Block A (Half of grade 8 and 9)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:30-3:55

Session 2, Block B (Other Half of grade 8 and 9)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:55 – 4:00

Congratulations! Tell people who have impressed you what you enjoyed about their work. Everyone please help take any science materials and posters back to the labs, as your teacher has told you/explained. Leave it in a tidy, organized, manner.

Clean up and leave rooms organized.

* if you have a display with more than a poster please use the last 5 minutes to clean up. If you just have a poster, please continue to present until the end of the 30 min time. (Mrs. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Gr. 12 Room Changes in P7+8 Today

Please note the following changes due to the Science Fair this afternoon:

Mr. Hooker’s Bio in P7+8 – Library

Mr. Hauet’s Econ in P7+8 – M103

  • HS Book of the Day

Through a series of short essays, this classic collection explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • International School Food Day

Thursday 15th March is International School Food Day – a campaign to raise awareness about good nutrition in schools and an opportunity to celebrate the delicious, healthy food we enjoy at YIS. At the moment Japan is not on their map of schools around the world. If you would like to change that you can tweet a picture of your nutritious lunch, snack, sandwich or salad bowl.

tweet your lunch
#dragondining
#ISMD2018
#MyFood
#intschoolmeals
#yislearning

For more information on this event and how to get involved please visit
http://internationalschoolmealsday.com (Ms. Vitty)

  • Books & Brownies!

Tomorrow during lunch is Books & Brownies! Bring your lunch and a book for a read, a chat and a snack in the library. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Kanto Plains Student Council Spring Fling

The sign up for the KPSC spring fling will be closing on Thursday 15th March. If you haven’t signed up, please do so as soon as possible on the link below!

https://goo.gl/forms/2zYGNRaH0os0bvgn1

(Angela Choi)

  • HS Book of the Day

This month’s @NatGeo has arrived & it’s jam packed! Learn about Earth from the perspectives of Astronauts, explore the solitude of Siberia, & learn about what it’s like to be in Aleppo, Syria as the challenge to rebuild begins in its fragile normalcy. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, March 15 (Day 6)

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins / Tutors
LOFT
University Counseling:
Making your university choice
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Lorimer

Group 2 – Mr Pitter / Tutors
M202
University Counseling:
Making your university choice
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mrs. Justice

HS DAILY – Tuesday, March 13, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Looking for a raucous beach read packed with private jets, expensive jewelry, tight knit families, salacious gossip and vicious infighting? This is it. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, March 12, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library

The library will close at 4:30 today. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

High schooler Rene has OCD, finds life to be like a scary movie, and feels responsible for saving his favorite teacher, dealing with his missing father, courting the beautiful Ariel, and trying to pretend to be normal for the school psychologist. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)