HS DAILY – Friday, December 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • End of Year Assembly

Please meet your tutor on the playground at 10:50am. To enter the gym – MS use the main door and HS the back door.
Grades 6 – 10 will be seated on the floor and Grades 11 & 12 on the bleachers.
You will be dismissed at the end of the assembly at about 12pm and your winter break begins!

Have a wonderful, happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you in 2018! (Ms Vitty)

  • Reading over the vacation

Don’t forget we have e-books for you to read! Get the wheelers app on your phone or tablet or log into the wheelers website on your computer. Use your school gmail login and you’ve got dozens of choices! https://yis.wheelers.co/ (Ms. Katy)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Room Change

Mr. Parker’s DP Psych class will be meeting in M202 period 1/2 today. (Ms. Madrid)

  • HS Book of the Day

Ms. Katy will be reading Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, among many other titles over this vacation. What will you be reading? Take a shelfie, tag it with #yisreads or email it to Ms. Katy. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning Happy Holidays! (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, January 8 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0): All Students Expedition Week – Introduction and sign ups – Mr. Thomas + Tutors / Loft
Grade 12 (P0): No Tutor Period – Students arrive @ 9:00

  • Winter Science Series at University of Tokyo (Repeat)

Are you interested in science? Are you in Japan over the holiday and understand Japanese? If so, then the University of Tokyo’s Winter Science Lectures are perfect for you! Read more here. (from your Science Teachers)

  • Prom 2018 (Repeat)

Hello everyone,

It is time for prom 2018!

We are in the middle of planning this years prom and in order to do that effectively we need all seniors, juniors and teacher to fill out the surveys attached bellow. The questions are used to give us an idea of how many people are attending, any food allergies and general logistics. Some questions will be finalized later closer to the actual date so don’t worry if your answers are going to change.

Prom this year will be held on the 25th of May 2018. More information regarding theme and venue will be released soon.

Don’t hesitate to ask the prom committee any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Seniors: https://goo.gl/forms/jT7jYjchPd2TcvpE2

Juniors: https://goo.gl/forms/nsFxRnssntR8gdG12

Teachers: https://goo.gl/forms/eAzZjftvOMgGdOAJ3

(YIS Prom Committee)

HS DAILY – Thursday, December 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Reading over the Break

Thanks to everyone who came out for our vacation reading party yesterday! We hope you had fun. Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself reading over the break, and share it with #yisreads or email it to Ms. Katy. #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  •  Night of HOPE (Repeat)

Good morning all,
It’s finally spirit week! Are you keeping up with the YIS spirit? The HOPE Cambodia service group will present: Night Of Hope–A special evening for you to experience Cambodian culture, know more of what we do as a group, and celebrate our longstanding relationship with the HOPE International Development Agency. Invite a friend or family with you, and HOPE to see you all there! (HOPE Cambodia service group)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Mini-Game during Studentainment

Hello HS!

Today is finally studentainment! Hope you are all excited to see the many talents of your classmates, friends and the YIS High School.

There will be a mini-game during the event hosted by HOPE members. As part of fundraising, we ask for your contribution by bringing donations! All money will go to the Cambodia trip in February.

Good luck to all performers and see you all there! (Eileen Chen)

  • Winter Science Series at University of Tokyo

Are you interested in science? Are you in Japan over the holiday and understand Japanese? If so, then the University of Tokyo’s Winter Science Lectures are perfect for you! Read more here. (from your Science Teachers)

  • HS Book of the Day

A slow burning mystery about saints, sisters and learning to let go, this small town story is perfect for a night by the fire. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Prom 2018 (Repeat)

Hello everyone,

It is time for prom 2018!

We are in the middle of planning this years prom and in order to do that effectively we need all seniors, juniors and teacher to fill out the surveys attached bellow. The questions are used to give us an idea of how many people are attending, any food allergies and general logistics. Some questions will be finalized later closer to the actual date so don’t worry if your answers are going to change.

Prom this year will be held on the 25th of May 2018. More information regarding theme and venue will be released soon.

Don’t hesitate to ask the prom committee any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Seniors: https://goo.gl/forms/jT7jYjchPd2TcvpE2

Juniors: https://goo.gl/forms/nsFxRnssntR8gdG12

Teachers: https://goo.gl/forms/eAzZjftvOMgGdOAJ3

(YIS Prom Committee)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Night of HOPE

Good morning all,
It’s finally spirit week! Are you keeping up with the YIS spirit? The HOPE Cambodia service group will present: Night Of Hope–A special evening for you to experience Cambodian culture, know more of what we do as a group, and celebrate our longstanding relationship with the HOPE International Development Agency. Invite a friend or family with you, and HOPE to see you all there! (HOPE Cambodia service group)

  • MS&HS Books of the Day

Join us at lunch today to celebrate a December vacation full of reading adventures! Today’s books of the day are the ones YOU choose for the break. #yislearning #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday #spiritweek #memeday (Ms. Katy)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Rehearsal Reminder

All Cast Members (i.e. every performer in the show) of the HS Musical Little Shop of Horrors are reminded to stay in the Auditorium after Studentainment to Sing Through the whole show this Thursday. As it is our final rehearsal before break, please plan to stay a bit later.

Thank you! (Ms. Kimi)

  • Prom 2018 (Repeat)

Hello everyone,

It is time for prom 2018!

We are in the middle of planning this years prom and in order to do that effectively we need all seniors, juniors and teacher to fill out the surveys attached bellow. The questions are used to give us an idea of how many people are attending, any food allergies and general logistics. Some questions will be finalized later closer to the actual date so don’t worry if your answers are going to change.

Prom this year will be held on the 25th of May 2018. More information regarding theme and venue will be released soon.

Don’t hesitate to ask the prom committee any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Seniors: https://goo.gl/forms/jT7jYjchPd2TcvpE2

Juniors: https://goo.gl/forms/nsFxRnssntR8gdG12

Teachers: https://goo.gl/forms/eAzZjftvOMgGdOAJ3

(YIS Prom Committee)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Vacation Reading Party

Swing by the library during lunch tomorrow for our vacation reading party! Snacks, shelfies and hand selected book recommendations by your library council. (Ms. Katy)

  • Library (Repeat)

On Tuesday Dec. 12th, the library will close at 3 pm. Please plan accordingly. (Ms. Katy)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Prom 2018

Hello everyone,

It is time for prom 2018!

We are in the middle of planning this years prom and in order to do that effectively we need all seniors, juniors and teacher to fill out the surveys attached bellow. The questions are used to give us an idea of how many people are attending, any food allergies and general logistics. Some questions will be finalized later closer to the actual date so don’t worry if your answers are going to change.

Prom this year will be held on the 25th of May 2018. More information regarding theme and venue will be released soon.

Don’t hesitate to ask the prom committee any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Seniors: https://goo.gl/forms/jT7jYjchPd2TcvpE2

Juniors: https://goo.gl/forms/nsFxRnssntR8gdG12

Teachers: https://goo.gl/forms/eAzZjftvOMgGdOAJ3

(YIS Prom Committee)

  • HS Book of the Day

Look what’s baaaaack! The partner novel to Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Carry On was returned to the library yesterday. Fans of fan fiction, Harry Potter and romance should grab it today for the vacation. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, December 11, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Thank you for Second Harvest participation

Thank you!
Thank you for your support with the “adopt a family” food drive. We sent second harvest boxes for 21 families!

If anyone wants to know more about Second Harvest please ask me or check out their website. There are different ways of supporting them with your time by actually going to the second harvest and doing activities like packing boxes or helping the cook in their kitchen.

Thank you again for all of your support and I am hoping that we will do this in the future. (Hana Chapman 10M)

  • End of Year Reading Party

This Wednesday is the end of year reading party, hosted by your library council! Come for snacks, “shelfies” and book recommendations for the vacation. (Ms. Katy)

  • Library (Repeat)

On Tuesday Dec. 12th, the library will close at 3 pm. Please plan accordingly. (Ms. Katy)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Culture Day

Good morning everyone!

Today is Culture Day! We’re excited to see all of you representing your home country! In order to see the diverse community YIS has, your task for today is to take pictures with as many different cultures as you can and post them on the shared story on Snapchat!! The person/group with the most multicultural picture will win a prize!!

Remember, tomorrow is Character Day! Be sure to dress up as your favourite character!

(HS Student Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

One of the best ways to learn about a culture (other than to live in it) is to read its literature. Today, choose a book written by an author from a culture different from your own. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning #spiritweek #cultureday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Tuesday, December 12 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0): All Students EE – Subject Presentations by Subject Team Leaders – Ms. Wilson, Team Leaders / Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): Group 1 and Group 2 – Yearbook Session – Mr. Redlich + Ms. Vitty + Tutors + Mimi Shu / LOFT

HS DAILY – Friday, December 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library (Repeat)

On Tuesday Dec. 12th, the library will close at 3 pm. Please plan accordingly. (Ms. Katy)

  • Giving Tree Donations Drive (Repeat)

Hey everyone!

As we did last year, the Sanagitachi and HOPE Cambodia service groups will be running the Giving Tree Donations drive over the next two weeks leading into Christmas break, starting Monday the 4th until Friday the 15th.

We urge everyone in the school community to go to one of the trees (either in the foyer or in the elementary area above the canteen), take a tag and bring in the item listed on the tag or any other donations before winter break.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to people receiving your donations. We hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of weeks of school and gets into the Christmas spirit of giving! (Sanagitachi)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • CAS – Volunteer for HS Musical

Individuals who have already signed up for, have interest in, or just need CAS credit can volunteer for HS Musical Tech Crew for Little Shop of Horrors. We will have a mandatory meeting Monday, Dec 11th during lunch in Drama Room (H110) to discuss work calls and responsibilities upon return from Winter Break. Please make plans to attend, or speak to Ms. Kimi, Ms. Macdonald, or Ipshita Varma. Thank you – in advance – for all your help! (Ms. Kimi)

  • Grades 9-12 Van der Poel

There will be a meeting today for all Van der Poel members at 1:35 in room L202. All members are required to attend. (Mrs. Maeda)

  • Spirit Week

Good morning everyone!!

Next week is Spirit Week so don’t forget to dress up according to the themes!
On Monday, represent your home country during Culture Day!
On Tuesday, dress up as your favourite character from a TV show/ Movie/ Book/ Video game!
On Wednesday, become your own meme!
Student Council has prepared activities for each day and we will be releasing them throughout the week so make sure to read the Daily and most importantly, have fun!

We can’t wait to see the YIS spirit! (HS Student Council)

  • Studentainment

Studentainment is rapidly approaching us, and sign-ups will be closing on Monday, the 11th of December! Send in your sign-ups now! Looking forward to seeing you all perform.

https://goo.gl/forms/gxgPVWc5EWZjf0aJ2

(HS Student Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

At the request of Mayu & Nao, a picture book for my lovely, hardworking, tired high schoolers: take a Journey with Aaron Becker. Draw yourself a little red boat and go on a Quest. We’ll be here when you Return. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning #nevertoooldforpicturebooks #7moresleeps (Ms. Katy)

  •  Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, December 11 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Time with Tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms
Grade 10 (P2): Discussion of IB Course Selection – Mr. Redlich + Tutors / H110

  • INTERESTED IN IMPROVING YOUR PITCH? (Repeat)

Come to L204 (Sra. Hill’s room) at lunch on FRIDAY, Dec 8th for a short, informal presentation on three different strategies to improve your pitch. See Mia if you have any questions. See you Friday, music fans! (Mia G10)

HS DAILY – Thursday, December 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library

On Tuesday Dec. 12th, the library will close at 3 pm. Please plan accordingly. (Ms. Katy)

  • The Last Maths Challenge for 2017!

There is just one day left to submit your solutions to the reindeer problem. Available on the maths wall or here. (Mr. Harrison)

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

Heading-off to the snow this winter break? Need your skis or snowboard in good condition for the slopes? The YIS Snow Club is offering a waxing and sharpening service to raise money for Chill Japan. Bring your gear to school between December 4th and 8th, drop them off in M206 before 9AM, 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, and NGO helping Japanese children affected by natural disasters. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Giving Tree Donations Drive (Repeat)

Hey everyone!

As we did last year, the Sanagitachi and HOPE Cambodia service groups will be running the Giving Tree Donations drive over the next two weeks leading into Christmas break, starting Monday the 4th until Friday the 15th.

We urge everyone in the school community to go to one of the trees (either in the foyer or in the elementary area above the canteen), take a tag and bring in the item listed on the tag or any other donations before winter break.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to people receiving your donations. We hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of weeks of school and gets into the Christmas spirit of giving! (Sanagitachi)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement (Repeat)

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

One of Ms. Katy’s favorites has returned to the library! When Dimple met Rishi is a delightful tale of what happens when ancient tradition clashes with modern desires. Plus coding, slushies to the face, summer college camps & meddling parents #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • INTERESTED IN IMPROVING YOUR PITCH? (Repeat)

Come to L204 (Sra. Hill’s room) at lunch on FRIDAY, Dec 8th for a short, informal presentation on three different strategies to improve your pitch. See Mia if you have any questions. See you Friday, music fans! (Mia G10)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Second Harvest Announcement

Reminder: Second Harvest Food Parcels due on Friday!
Only 2 days left to bring in your items for your tutor’s food parcel. We need to ship them on Friday morning! Thank you for your contributions and participation as YIS tutor groups are helping 22 families have a less stressful and more joyful holiday. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • CHT Bazaar announcement

Good morning everyone,

On the 25th of January 2018, the Combating Human Trafficking group will be holding a Bazaar in the canteen from 3-5. This will be an event where people have the opportunity to sell any kinds of goods they would like. For example, bags, jewelry, second-hand good, ice blocks, ect. This could also be service groups looking to fundraise for their group. We just ask that all participants donate some of their profits back to the CHT group as this is a fundraising event. We are also looking for anyone who would like to perform during the event. We would like to stress that this event is open to anyone and everyone from the YIS community.

If you would like to sell during the event please sign up using the following survey
If you would like to perform at the event please sign up using this link

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam Coutts.

Thank you! (Sam)

  • Special Olympics at YIS

The students who signed up for this Saturday’s Kanagawa Special Olympics session will have a meeting during morning recess today. Please come to M202! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)

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

Heading-off to the snow this winter break? Need your skis or snowboard in good condition for the slopes? The YIS Snow Club is offering a waxing and sharpening service to raise money for Chill Japan. Bring your gear to school between December 4th and 8th, drop them off in M206 before 9AM, 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, and NGO helping Japanese children affected by natural disasters. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Giving Tree Donations Drive (Repeat)

Hey everyone!

As we did last year, the Sanagitachi and HOPE Cambodia service groups will be running the Giving Tree Donations drive over the next two weeks leading into Christmas break, starting Monday the 4th until Friday the 15th.

We urge everyone in the school community to go to one of the trees (either in the foyer or in the elementary area above the canteen), take a tag and bring in the item listed on the tag or any other donations before winter break.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to people receiving your donations. We hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of weeks of school and gets into the Christmas spirit of giving! (Sanagitachi)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Ms. Katy has been saying for years that gender is a social construct, but don’t believe her! Read Cordelia Fine’s “irreverent and important book”, which intelligently argues the point. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • INTERESTED IN IMPROVING YOUR PITCH? (Repeat)

Come to L204 (Sra. Hill’s room) at lunch on FRIDAY, Dec 8th for a short, informal presentation on three different strategies to improve your pitch. See Mia if you have any questions. See you Friday, music fans! (Mia G10)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Giving Tree Donations Drive

Hey everyone!

As we did last year, the Sanagitachi and HOPE Cambodia service groups will be running the Giving Tree Donations drive over the next two weeks leading into Christmas break, starting Monday the 4th until Friday the 15th.

We urge everyone in the school community to go to one of the trees (either in the foyer or in the elementary area above the canteen), take a tag and bring in the item listed on the tag or any other donations before winter break.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to people receiving your donations. We hope everyone has a wonderful last couple of weeks of school and gets into the Christmas spirit of giving! (Sanagitachi)

  • Library

The library will close today at 4:20. (Ms. Katy)

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

Heading-off to the snow this winter break? Need your skis or snowboard in good condition for the slopes? The YIS Snow Club is offering a waxing and sharpening service to raise money for Chill Japan. Bring your gear to school between December 4th and 8th, drop them off in M206 before 9AM, 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, and NGO helping Japanese children affected by natural disasters. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Special Olympics at YIS (Repeat)

The students who signed up for this Saturday’s Kanagawa Special Olympics session will have a meeting on December 6th, Wednesday(Day 7) during morning recess. Please come to M202! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • INTERESTED IN IMPROVING YOUR PITCH?

Come to L204 (Sra. Hill’s room) at lunch on FRIDAY, Dec 8th for a short, informal presentation on three different strategies to improve your pitch. See Mia if you have any questions. See you Friday, music fans! (Mia G10)

  • Lip Sync Battle

Hello all,

The Lip Sync Battle will now be held during HS Studentainment, on Thursday the 14th. Teachers, please sign up at the sign-up form, if interested! (HOPE)

  • HS Book of the Day

Why do we do the things we do? Neurobiologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky examines human behavior to figure out the good and the bad of our kind. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday We have a hard copy and an audiobook. (Ms. Katy)

  • StuCO Pr Commitee (Repeat)

Good Morning High School!
We are looking for Artists, Photographers, Designers, and Coders
We want to build a group of people to help out the school and student council.

This little group of people will help to photograph school events, expand creative ideas with posters and more. And as already advertised in the assembly create a YIS HS APP for the students. If you are interested and want to find out more please sign up for the survey below :D.

https://goo.gl/forms/WN5PrnWtH91BbXem1

Thank you, and have a happy two more weeks of school. (Your Student Council)

HS DAILY – Monday, December 4, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lost and Found

Lost and found items are shown in the foyer of the main building. Anything not picked up by Dec. 15, they will be discarded during the winter break. (Mrs. Watanabe)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan

Heading-off to the snow this winter break? Need your skis or snowboard in good condition for the slopes? The YIS Snow Club is offering a waxing and sharpening service to raise money for Chill Japan. Bring your gear to school between December 4th and 8th, drop them off in M206 before 9AM, 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, and NGO helping Japanese children affected by natural disasters. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Special Olympics at YIS

The students who signed up for this Saturday’s Kanagawa Special Olympics session will have a meeting on December 6th, Wednesday(Day 7) during morning recess. Please come to M202! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)

  • Message from Van der Poel

Good Morning YIS!

First of all the Van der Poel group would like to extend a massive thank you to the entire YIS community for their donations over the past two weeks to raise a grand total of 407,156 yen. This money will be allocated to the two homes and the school for the blind so is greatly appreciated. The donations also contributed heavily to the christmas party held on Saturday, going towards presents and stocking fillers. It was a fantastic day with great fun, food and performances with the children. It was great to have the opportunity to brighten their day with the help of your donations. (Van der Poel)

  • Thank you to Van der Poel members and performers

A big thank you to all students who helped make this year’s Christmas party on Saturday a great success! We would like to recognize in particular all Van der Poel members who contributed from early November till Saturday. Students were busy collecting donations, wrapping presents, making decorations and on the day they showed great commitment towards their guests. Special thanks also go to guest performers who contributed their talents on the day in honor of the homes: Ben Zhang, Ruchir Varma, Pia Krickhahn and Julia Donkers, and Chiara Rodrigues and Eduardo Espinosa. Congratulations to all for a job well done! (Van der Poel supervisors)

  • Support for Personal Project (Repeat)

Hi. My name is An from grade 10 and for my personal project I will be opening a pop up shop in the library today. It will be up all day from 8 till 5. There will be a mixture of products – some old and some new with items like dvds, pencil cases, pens, stickers and more. All of the proceeds will be donated to SympaMeals, an organization in Vietnam that provides meals for cancer patients who cannot afford food. Please come by and support! – Thank you, (An, Grade 10)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Studentainment

Greetings YIS! The long-awaited sign-up for Studentainment is here!
Please sign up to participate and perform in the Studentainment 2017, December 14th!
Also, keep in mind that in order to participate, you will need to submit a video of the performance as a sort of audition (a link to a youtube video should suffice).

https://goo.gl/forms/urRp2CCIs54IKLuF2

Thank you and good luck! (Simon Choi on behalf of the Studentainment committee)

  • StuCO Pr Commitee

Good Morning High School!
We are looking for Artists, Photographers, Designers, and Coders
We want to build a group of people to help out the school and student council.

This little group of people will help to photograph school events, expand creative ideas with posters and more. And as already advertised in the assembly create a YIS HS APP for the students. If you are interested and want to find out more please sign up for the survey below :D.

https://goo.gl/forms/WN5PrnWtH91BbXem1

Thank you, and have a happy two more weeks of school. (Your Student Council)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

Season 1 HS Sports Awards- Will be held tomorrow, December 5th, from 9:10-10:40 in the Auditorium.

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Tragic, funny, and romantic, this story of a young man rebuilding his life after a horrible accident will stay with you long after the last page. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Tuesday, December 5 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0): G11 / G12 Assembly – Student Council – Cafeteria
Grade 12 (P0): G11 / G12 Assembly – Student Council – Cafeteria