HS DAILY – Friday, September 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PORTRAIT ABSENTEES

If you were absent yesterday, please go to the LOFT at 3PM for your yearbook portrait…

Grade 8
Jared Wright

Grade 9
Sarasa Court

Grade 10
Hyun Seo Choi
Vienna Gallagher

If you are unable to have your photo taken today, there will be a makeup day in January. (Genki)

  • Summer Reading Party

It’s today! Did you read at least three books over the vacation? Fill out your monopoly board and come to our celebration in the library at lunch. We’ll have snacks, fun and a raffle. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18 (Repeat)

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

  • Cross Country Running (Repeat)

It has been great to see so may of you trying out during the past two weeks and the coaches hope you al stay the course for the remainder of the season. Yesterday we took the photographs for Chowa, but more will be taken at the meets. Uniforms were given out and should be worn at the meets. The large sizes are quite rare at the moment and if you did not pick up a uniform, or have one that is small, please bring a school t-shirt on Saturday. The bus leaves the school gym at 7:00 am and an email was sent earlier this week to those who had signed up. Those who have just enrolled,and have not received the email should see Mr. Tananone. (Mr. Brown)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 10 PP

Please add at least one specific example to this padlet of how you can use your research AtLs during the the Personal Project. Link: https://padlet.com/vancek/YIS_PP_Research (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, September 11 (Day 6)

Grade 11 (P0):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins + Tutors / LOFT
Social Emotional – Love, Dating and Hooking Up
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Bates

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / M201
Social Emotional – Love, Dating and Hooking Up
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Hooker

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Ms. Vance + Tutors / Library
EE – Citations + Referencing
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Hauet

Group 2 Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
IBDP Course registration
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Castro

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Games this Week:
– HS JV Girls/Varsity Volleyball today, Sept. 8th @ YIS vs St. Maur beginning @ 5
– HS Boys Tennis @ St. Marys on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Girls Tennis @ Seisen on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Saturday, Sept. 9th @ YIS vs Kinnick

HS Activities– All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

HS Tennis Meeting – Please remember that you have a meeting with Ms. Yoko today during lunch at 1:15 regarding Saturdays matches.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Enjoy dystopias where the disempowered take on the elite? Join 17yo Mare as she rebels against the silver blooded. #hsbookoftheday #fantasy (Ms. Katy)

  • COURSE CHANGES (Repeat)

Students, please remember that your last date to complete course changes is this Friday, September 8th. Completed course change forms must be submitted to Mr. Redlich before the end of the day on Friday if you would like your request to be considered. (Mr. Redlich)

HS DAILY – Thursday, September 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Cross Country Running

It has been great to see so may of you trying out during the past two weeks and the coaches hope you al stay the course for the remainder of the season. Yesterday we took the photographs for Chowa, but more will be taken at the meets. Uniforms were given out and should be worn at the meets. The large sizes are quite rare at the moment and if you did not pick up a uniform, or have one that is small, please bring a school t-shirt on Saturday. The bus leaves the school gym at 7:00 am and an email was sent earlier this week to those who had signed up. Those who have just enrolled,and have not received the email should see Mr. Tananone. (Mr. Brown)

  • USB Found

A silver USB (cruzer micro 4.0 GB) was found in the hallway yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

  • Summer Reading Celebration (Repeat)

The summer reading party will happen this Friday in the library. Please join us for activities and a raffle after you eat your lunch if you turned in a Summer Reading monopoly or BINGO card. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18 (Repeat)

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Why do we do the things we do? Robert Sapolsky tells you in the audiobook of his new book on human behavior. #hsbookoftheday #psych #biology

Download the Destiny Discover app to listen to our audiobooks on your phone or tablet. (Ms. Katy)

  • COURSE CHANGES (Repeat)

Students, please remember that your last date to complete course changes is this Friday, September 8th. Completed course change forms must be submitted to Mr. Redlich before the end of the day on Friday if you would like your request to be considered. (Mr. Redlich)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, September 7 (Day 4) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P6-8): Welcome to High School – Academic Orientation – Ms. Hewins,, Mr. Redlich, Mr. Clark + Tutors / Auditorium
Grade 10 (P6): GCD Refresher – Video review emailed to students/tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms – This runs concurrently with yearbook photos

HS DAILY – Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Summer Reading Celebration

The summer reading party will happen this Friday in the library. Please join us for activities and a raffle after you eat your lunch if you turned in a Summer Reading monopoly or BINGO card. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS PLAYWRITING

“…I said once that I’ve always liked the word wright—W-R-I-G-H-T—as the suffix of playwright […] the word wright, as in cartwright or wheelwright, something that is made, that’s hammered out in the yard, that’s wrought into shape […] that concept I love very much.” —Sir Peter Shaffer on February 27, 1992

We are looking for committed creative writers interested in writing for the stage! Club sign-ups wrap-up this week and we need you. If you have any questions stop by M303.

Yours,
(Mr. Benson)

  • HS reps on the Student Service Committee (SSC) – sign up now on Veracross!

The SSC plays a significant role in shaping service learning at YIS and looks to develop, support, encourage and evaluate effective service experiences for YIS students. Some activities include hosting fundraising events like Live Aid, allocating funds for student service projects and educating the YIS community about why service is important. Students in this group can expect to develop their leadership skills and make a positive difference in our YIS community. Ask Ms. Urquhart if you have questions! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • COURSE CHANGES

Students, please remember that your last date to complete course changes is this Friday, September 8th. Completed course change forms must be submitted to Mr. Redlich before the end of the day on Friday if you would like your request to be considered. (Mr. Redlich)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Games this Week:
– HS Boys and Girls Tennis vs CAJ today, Sept. 6th @ Honmoku Courts
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Friday, Sept. 8th @ YIS vs St. Maur
– HS Boys Tennis @ St. Marys on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Girls Tennis @ Seisen on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Saturday, Sept. 9th @ YIS vs Kinnick

HS Athletics Team Photos/Uniforms – All teams please know that we will be handing out uniforms today as well as taking our team photos for the year, so please come down to the gym as soon as possible. Tennis teams and JV Girls volleyball remember that you are being released a bit early from class so you can travel in time.

HS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by the end of the day, September 6th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up. Also, if you have a conflict, remember you need to talk to the teachers, and if they are OK with you doing both please email Mr. Tananone.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

Dragon Council – Meeting today at 1:30 in the gym.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Funny & smart, timely & historical: Noah’s memoir of growing up in South Africa is a delight and a @sakuramedal nominee #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, September 7 (Day 4)

Grade 9 (P6-8): Welcome to High School – Academic Orientation – Ms. Hewins,, Mr. Redlich, Mr. Clark + Tutors / Auditorium
Grade 10 (P6): GCD Refresher – Video review emailed to students/tutors – Tutors / Tutor Rooms – This runs concurrently with yearbook photos

  • First Snow Club meeting on Wednesday September 6th, 1:20PM in M206 (Repeat)

The meeting is open to anyone who has signed-up for the club on Veracross, as well as people who are still undecided and would like to obtain more information.

All HS students are welcome! Please speak with Mr McKeown if you have questions and/or scheduling conflicts with other clubs.

See you Wednesday! (Mr McKeown)

  • DP Students (Repeat)

Here is the link <http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls> to see the Study hall schedule of which classes are assigned to the library and which classes need to study in the alternate classrooms or cafeteria. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Katy or Mr. Redlich. Please bookmark this link so you have easy access to it: http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls. (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Filmeisters, Filmmakers and Film Festivals (Repeat)

YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival again this year, in May 2018. Details about the festival will follow, but we encourage students in Middle and High school to practice their filmmaking skills and enter the Festival.
We have also been made aware of a student Shakespeare Film Festival, soliciting student films with a Shakespeare theme, so if your work meets those criteria, your can double your festivities.
Interested filmmakers may have noticed that Filmeisters was not offered in the activities sign-up this season. This is because we are unsure of the format that will be of the most benefit to you and the projects you want to make.
If you are a HS student interested in making a film, or working on a film this year, please come to a meeting in M303 Tuesday at lunch.
If you are a MS student interested in making a film, or working on a film, please come to a meeting in M306 Thursday at lunch.
Based on your interest, we will decide whether or not to run Filmeisters, and what the best format will be to support your filmmaking. (Mr. Pitter)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • First Snow Club meeting on Wednesday September 6th, 1:20PM in M206

The meeting is open to anyone who has signed-up for the club on Veracross, as well as people who are still undecided and would like to obtain more information.

All HS students are welcome! Please speak with Mr McKeown if you have questions and/or scheduling conflicts with other clubs.

See you Wednesday! (Mr McKeown)

  • DP Students

Here is the link <http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls> to see the Study hall schedule of which classes are assigned to the library and which classes need to study in the alternate classrooms or cafeteria. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Katy or Mr. Redlich. Please bookmark this link so you have easy access to it: http://bit.ly/YISDP_StudyHalls. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Race, gender, love, violence, family, gangs, education, power, activism: Hands down the best book Ms. Katy read all summer #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

P.S. Today’s book of the days are all Sakura Medal books! And the debate begins 🙂

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Games this Week:
– HS Boys and Girls Tennis vs CAJ on Wednesday, Sept. 6th @ Honmoku Courts
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Friday, Sept. 8th @ YIS vs St. Maur
– HS Boys Tennis @ St. Marys on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Girls Tennis @ Seisen on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Saturday, Sept. 9th @ YIS vs Kinnick

GO DRAGONS!

HS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by Wednesday, September 6th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up. Also, if you have a conflict, remember you need to talk to the teachers, and if they are OK with you doing both please email Mr. Tananone.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

Dragon Council – Meeting this Wednesday at 1:30 in the gym. (Mr. Tananone)

  • YIS Creative Collective/Magazine Schedule Adjustments

G’morning High school- Yep, you. Wake up!!
Miss Barbour and I noticed that the dates on which our activity is currently registered on interfered with a lot of prior attendees’ other activities.
To respond to these concerns, we have decided that the activity will be moved from day 5 and 10/Friday lunchtimes to day 3 and 9/Wednesday lunchtimes. The meetings will still be held in M305.
We hope this shift will allow us to grow our group and further represent the full spectrum of talented artists here at YIS
Hoping to see you there,
(Audrey Sweeny on behalf of the YIS Creative Collective)

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Group

For any student who tried to sign up for this group and was unable to do so because of an enrolment limit, please try again on Veracross. The student limit has been removed and we welcome any interested students. Please note, students who wish to be considered for the direct service trip in February must sign up and be a committed member of the group. (Ms. Urquhart)

HS DAILY – Monday, September 4, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Filmeisters, Filmmakers and Film Festivals

YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival again this year, in May 2018. Details about the festival will follow, but we encourage students in Middle and High school to practice their filmmaking skills and enter the Festival.
We have also been made aware of a student Shakespeare Film Festival, soliciting student films with a Shakespeare theme, so if your work meets those criteria, your can double your festivities.
Interested filmmakers may have noticed that Filmeisters was not offered in the activities sign-up this season. This is because we are unsure of the format that will be of the most benefit to you and the projects you want to make.
If you are a HS student interested in making a film, or working on a film this year, please come to a meeting in M303 Tuesday at lunch.
If you are a MS student interested in making a film, or working on a film, please come to a meeting in M306 Thursday at lunch.
Based on your interest, we will decide whether or not to run Filmeisters, and what the best format will be to support your filmmaking. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board.

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Boys Volleyball– Last day of tryouts today (Sept. 4) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have any questions or concerns.

HS Games this Week:
– HS Boys and Girls Tennis vs CAJ on Wednesday, Sept. 6th @ Honmoku Courts
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Friday, Sept. 8th @ YIS vs St. Maur
– HS Boys Tennis @ St. Marys on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Girls Tennis @ Seisen on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– HS Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball on Saturday, Sept. 9th @ YIS vs Kinnick

GO DRAGONS!

HS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by Wednesday September 6th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up. Also, if you have a conflict, remember you need to talk to the teachers, and if they are OK with you doing both please email Mr. Tananone.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

When her father is lost at sea, Alice must live in an “uncle’s” house whose mysterious library holds much more than books. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Musical (Repeat)
HS Students interested in participating in this year’s Musical Little Shop of Horrors in ANY way (as a performer, designer, or crew) should:
1. sign up through VeraCross by Sept 1st, AND
2. complete this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/gzQOs7RXd7loeE5w1) before end of school day Monday, Sept 4th.
  • Individuals interested in a lead role should join this Google Classroom page (code: tcqbpl) to find audition practice material AND attend Audition Sessions in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room Tuesday, Sept. 5th & Thursday, Sept. 7th at 4pm.
  • Individuals interested in an ensemble role  should join Google Classroom and begin rehearsals starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th (same place & time).
  • Tech Roles & individuals interested in Other Responsibilities will be contacted by Ms. Kimi once they have formally expressed interest by completing the Google Form above.

(Ms. Kimi)

HS DAILY – Friday, September 1, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Summer Reading Party

Today’s summer reading party has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced next week. Bookish apologies, which everyone knows are of the most sincere variety. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Volleyball– Last day of tryouts today (Sept.1) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone, Ms. Hill, or Mr. Claydon if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Boys Volleyball– Continue Monday (Sept. 4) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have any questions or concerns.

HS Activities- Online signups will open today, September 1st at 9:00 am. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

Natalie has it all under control…or does she? Life gets pretty messy when a perfectionist can’t control everyone else #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Musical (Repeat)
HS Students interested in participating in this year’s Musical Little Shop of Horrors in ANY way (as a performer, designer, or crew) should:
1. sign up through VeraCross by Sept 1st, AND
2. complete this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/gzQOs7RXd7loeE5w1) before end of school day Monday, Sept 4th.
  • Individuals interested in a lead role should join this Google Classroom page (code: tcqbpl) to find audition practice material AND attend Audition Sessions in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room Tuesday, Sept. 5th & Thursday, Sept. 7th at 4pm.
  • Individuals interested in an ensemble role  should join Google Classroom and begin rehearsals starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th (same place & time).
  • Tech Roles & individuals interested in Other Responsibilities will be contacted by Ms. Kimi once they have formally expressed interest by completing the Google Form above.

(Ms. Kimi)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 1 (Day 10) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P2): Reflection on my first two weeks in HS – Tutors / Tutor Rooms
Grade 10 (P2): Goal Setting – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, September 4 (Day 1) (Repeat)

Grade 11 (8:30 – 1:00):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins + Tutors / LOFT
University Research Intensive
Introducing the University Workbook
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Post

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / M311 TBC
University Research Intensive
Introducing the University Workbook
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Latve

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
IBDP Course registration
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Lorimer

Group 2 Ms. Vance + Tutors / Library
EE – Citations + Referencing
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Justice

HS DAILY – Thursday, August 31, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Natsu Matsuri

This Thursday after school there will be a Natsu Matsuri (Japanese Summer Festival) on the playground run. All ages are welcome! The Natsumatsuri summer festival will have lots of food, such as Chocolate Bananas, Shaved Ice, Drinks, Takoyaki, popcorn and more. There will also be games and activities such as the pie toss run by both the student council and service clubs. Please come along! (HS StuCo)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Prom Committee

Juniors Only

Prom Committee starts off today!
Drop by the M306 during lunch for details if you’re interested in planning the biggest formal event at YIS!

(YIS Prom Committee)

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Volleyball– Second day of tryouts Friday (Sept.1) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone, Ms. Hill, or Mr. Claydon if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Boys Volleyball– Continue Monday (Sept. 4) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Cross Country (Boys/Girls)– Practice again today (Aug.31) please meet with Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school

HS Activities– Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

The dream chooses the dreamer. Lazslo Strange, war orphan & junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, September 1 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2): Reflection on my first two weeks in HS – Tutors / Tutor Rooms
Grade 10 (P2): Goal Setting – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Monday, September 4 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (8:30 – 1:00):

Group 1 – Ms. Hewins + Tutors / LOFT
University Research Intensive
Introducing the University Workbook
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Post

Group 2 – Mr. Pitter + Tutors / M311 TBC
University Research Intensive
Introducing the University Workbook
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Latve

Grade 12 (P0):

Group 1 Mr. Redlich + Tutors / Cafeteria
IBDP Course registration
Daily / SC Announcements / by Mr. Lorimer

Group 2 Ms. Vance + Tutors / Library
EE – Citations + Referencing
Daily / SC Announcements / by Ms. Justice

  • Grade 10 (Repeat)

Please link your PP proposal conversation form to the PP proposal schedule by 9:10 am on Thursday. Check your email or see Ms. Katy if you have any questions. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Musical (Repeat)
HS Students interested in participating in this year’s Musical Little Shop of Horrors in ANY way (as a performer, designer, or crew) should:
1. sign up through VeraCross by Sept 1st, AND
2. complete this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/gzQOs7RXd7loeE5w1) before end of school day Monday, Sept 4th.
  • Individuals interested in a lead role should join this Google Classroom page (code: tcqbpl) to find audition practice material AND attend Audition Sessions in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room Tuesday, Sept. 5th & Thursday, Sept. 7th at 4pm.
  • Individuals interested in an ensemble role  should join Google Classroom and begin rehearsals starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th (same place & time).
  • Tech Roles & individuals interested in Other Responsibilities will be contacted by Ms. Kimi once they have formally expressed interest by completing the Google Form above.

(Ms. Kimi)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, August 30, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Volleyball– Second day of tryouts Friday (Sept.1) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone, Ms. Hill, or Mr. Claydon if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Boys Volleyball- Tryouts today Wednesday (Aug.30) and continue Monday (Sept. 4) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Cross Country (Boys/Girls)– Official practice will begin today, Wednesday (Aug.30) please meet with Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school

HS Activities– Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner.

Dragon Council– Those of you interested in partaking in Dragon Council or simply learning more about it. There will be one more interest meeting on today, August 30th in the dance studio at 1:30.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • Grade 10

Please link your PP proposal conversation form to the PP proposal schedule by 9:10 am on Thursday. Check your email or see Ms. Katy if you have any questions. (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Book of the Day

Want to be scared? How about a horror novel where orphaned Mary deals with big questions of life and love… and zombies? #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • HS Musical
HS Students interested in participating in this year’s Musical Little Shop of Horrors in ANY way (as a performer, designer, or crew) should:
1. sign up through VeraCross by Sept 1st, AND
2. complete this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/gzQOs7RXd7loeE5w1) before end of school day Monday, Sept 4th.
  • Individuals interested in a lead role should join this Google Classroom page (code: tcqbpl) to find audition practice material AND attend Audition Sessions in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room Tuesday, Sept. 5th & Thursday, Sept. 7th at 4pm.
  • Individuals interested in an ensemble role  should join Google Classroom and begin rehearsals starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th (same place & time).
  • Tech Roles & individuals interested in Other Responsibilities will be contacted by Ms. Kimi once they have formally expressed interest by completing the Google Form above.

(Ms. Kimi)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Closing Early

Due to a faculty meeting, the library will be closing at 3 pm today. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Student Ambassadors

We are looking to create our team of YIS Ambassadors again this year. If your would like to be a part of our amazing team, please fill in this form.

For more information, check your email or look at this document. If you have any questions, please email me or drop by to see me.

Students new to YIS are very welcome to join the team and we can help you with information about YIS for school tours. (Ms Clifford)

  • Reminder about school dress code (Repeat)

Secondary Students: Now that we are back to school on a regular schedule and the weather is quite warm, it is important to remind everyone about the school dress code. Please please bear the following in mind:

As a general rule, students are expected to be clean, neat and modestly dressed in a manner which would not draw attention to themselves. More specifically, we require all students to abide by the following dress code:

  • Students should not wear ripped, frayed or torn clothing.
  • Shoulders must be covered (no singlets, spaghetti straps, strapless tops).
  • Saggy jeans/trousers should be worn appropriately so that undergarments are always fully covered.
  • No midriff or cleavage should be exposed.
  • Hats should not be worn indoors if they obscure the face of the student.
  • Shorts or skirts should be of a moderate length.
  • Footwear needs to sensible and allow for ease and safety of movement in case of evacuation; high heels and “flip flops” are not appropriate.

Please note that students will be advised if they wear clothing that is considered inappropriate. Students are expected not to wear the offending clothes to school again. (Ms. Vitty, Ms. Madrid, Mr. Redlich)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Salsa club is starting!

The high school salsa club is starting from this Thursday morning (around 8:05 August 31) in the Dance Studio. Any boys and girls who are interested in joining the salsa club can come over. I hope to see newcomers and also people who also did salsa last year. If you don’t feel like coming alone, invite your friends to come as well. If you want to know more, ask Mr.Mejia or any of the salsa club members.

Hope to see you there.

Time: Starting around 8:05
Date: Every Thursday starting from August 31
Teacher: Mr.Mejia
(Hana C)

  • HS Book of the Day

A Dominican ghetto nerd-sweet & disastrously overweight-dreams of being the next Tolkien & keeps falling head over heels in love. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Babysitting Opportunities (repeat announcement)

Hey HS Students:

Many YIS families with younger children are looking for responsible babysitters to watch their kids from time to time. In cooperation with the PTSA, we post a list on the parent portal of YIS HS students who are interested in babysitting. If you are interested in being on the list, please complete this form (https://goo.gl/forms/QYehCpdm7QGOBZt03). Note that only YIS parents will have access to the list. (Mr. Pomeroy and the PTSA)

  • Calling all High School Performers, Artists, & Musicians (Repeat)

The Performing Arts Team are looking for students who are interested in showcasing their talents in this year’s musical – Little Shop of Horrors! If you are an actor, singer, dancer, or musician who would like to perform in the show, or an artist interested in helping out with set, costume, prop, choreography, or poster/ticket design, please come to an interest meeting Tuesday, Aug 29th @ 10:40 (Morning Recess) in Drama Room H110. (Ms. Pichardo)

HS DAILY – Monday, August 28, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Runners

Cross country running will start on Wednesday after school. All abilities are welcome. Please come along and improve your skills and fitness.

Practices from next week are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after school, and Tuesday before school (we leave from the gym at 8:00am).

See you Wednesday. (Mr. Brown)

  • Green Screen Workshop

Today at lunch there will be a workshop on how to manipulate photos using the green screen. Come use our iPads to create a photo of the summer vacation you WISH you’d gone on!

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

  • Summer reading-o-poly boards

Don’t forget to turn in your summer Readinb-o-poly board to the library or your English teacher (thanks English teachers!) today so you can attend the summer reading party thIs Friday. Here’s the link to print it out: http://bit.ly/YISSummerReadingMonopoly
We also have copies in the library. (Ms. Katy)

  • Reminder about school dress code (Repeat)

Secondary Students: Now that we are back to school on a regular schedule and the weather is quite warm, it is important to remind everyone about the school dress code. Please please bear the following in mind:

As a general rule, students are expected to be clean, neat and modestly dressed in a manner which would not draw attention to themselves. More specifically, we require all students to abide by the following dress code:

  • Students should not wear ripped, frayed or torn clothing.
  • Shoulders must be covered (no singlets, spaghetti straps, strapless tops).
  • Saggy jeans/trousers should be worn appropriately so that undergarments are always fully covered.
  • No midriff or cleavage should be exposed.
  • Hats should not be worn indoors if they obscure the face of the student.
  • Shorts or skirts should be of a moderate length.
  • Footwear needs to sensible and allow for ease and safety of movement in case of evacuation; high heels and “flip flops” are not appropriate.

Please note that students will be advised if they wear clothing that is considered inappropriate. Students are expected not to wear the offending clothes to school again. (Ms. Vitty, Ms. Madrid, Mr. Redlich)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Athletics/Activities

HS Girls Volleyball– Tryouts start today (Aug.28) and continue Friday (Sept.1) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone, Ms. Hill, or Mr. Claydon if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Boys Volleyball– Tryouts will be on Wednesday (Aug.30) and Monday (Sept. 4) from 4-6 in the gym. Please see Mr. Tananone if you have any questions or concerns.
HS Cross Country (Boys/Girls)– Official practice will begin on Wednesday (Aug.30) please meet with Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school .
HS Tennis (Boys/Girls) First practice is today from 4:15 to 6:00 at the YCAC. Please meet Ms. Yoko and Mr. Zaal at the gym after school. (Aug. 28)

HS Activities– Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner. (Mr. Tananone)

  • HS Book of the Day

n this gorgeous blue-hued graphic novel, Rose spends the summer at the beach with all drama a teenage summer entails. #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Olympics Volunteer Opportunity for Japanese Speakers (Repeat)

The Kanagawa Special Olympics team is looking for committed volunteers to help with the below events which will take place at various venues in Yokohama. Volunteers must be Japanese Speakers.

  • October 1: Swimming, Table Tennis
  • October 15: Bowling, Tennis
  • October 22: Basketball
  • November 26: Track and Field

If you are interested in applying as a volunteer, please email Ms.Urquhart (urquharts@yis.ac.jp) by Wednesday, August 30th and she will share the application details. (Ms.Urquhart)

  • Calling all High School Performers, Artists, & Musicians (Repeat)

The Performing Arts Team are looking for students who are interested in showcasing their talents in this year’s musical – Little Shop of Horrors! If you are an actor, singer, dancer, or musician who would like to perform in the show, or an artist interested in helping out with set, costume, prop, choreography, or poster/ticket design, please come to an interest meeting Tuesday, Aug 29th @ 10:40 (Morning Recess) in Drama Room H110. (Ms. Pichardo)