HS DAILY – Friday, June 1, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS – Last Day with most students!
EPIC Arts has had a successful visit with Elementary, Middle and High School students and have enjoyed your enthusiasm and laughter during the workshops. The team will be performing at High School Graduation tomorrow and the Seniors (YIS Class of 2018) have amazingly chosen to donate to Epic Arts as part of their Senior Gift to the YIS Community.
Epic Arts will return to Cambodia early on Monday morning so if you see them at school today, please thank them for coming to YIS! (in Khmer, you say ‘Ah-Koon’)
Workshops Today: Other half of grade 10 and grade 12

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament (Repeat)

Hi everyone!

Hope is organising the first ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Friday June 8th at the gym from 16:15. The tournament is open to all Grade 8 – 12 students as well as teachers.
We would love to see you play at the tournament so please sign up here! The deadlines for sign ups are Thursday June 7th at 9 AM.

The cost is 200 yen per person. There will also be a concession stand with food and drink available to help raise money for the Animal Relief Club.

The rules are simple:
1. 3 on 3 games (5 minute games)
2. up to two varsity basketball members a team
4. A Max of 5 people on each team if you would like subs
5. There will be separate boys and girls team tournaments but if you would like to have a coed team that is fine. The coed team will play in the boys tournament.

Winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights for being the Champs of the first ever Hoops for Hope tournament.

If you have any questions please speak to Momo Oshiba or Erik Hamburger.

Hope to see you all there. (Hope Cambodia and Animal Relief Club)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Back to School Concert

The school year is almost over! The annual Back to School Concert will be coming back in August, so sign up now if you would like to perform! Here’s the link to the sign-up sheet. We will be collecting responses until the 14th. (HS Student Council)

  • HS Book of the Day

Based on real events: During WWI, a decorated officer publicly declared he would no longer fight. As a result, he was sent to a military hospital where soldiers suffering from PTSD were subjected to brutal “treatments” better described as torture. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1002319159303102464 (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Thursday, May 31, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS Performance – TONIGHT!
Did you catch yesterday’s performance?

Tonight is a different performance called “Come Back Brighter”. In the 1960s, Cambodia was called the “Pearl of Asia” and was full of music, fashion and creativity. But this all came to an end on the 7th April 1975 when the Khmer Rouge took over the cities and killed teachers, intellectuals and artists. Cambodia’s vibrant arts scene was destroyed in an instant and only now is it starting to emerge from the ashes. This piece explores the effects of the regime on the arts in Cambodia, by looking at events before, during and after the Khmer Rouge. (watch trailer here)
“Come back Brighter” Auditorium at 7:00pm (¥500 donation to Epic Arts)

Workshops Today: Grade 11 and half of grade 10
Workshops Tomorrow: Other half of grade 10 and grade 12

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament

Hi everyone!

Hope is organising the first ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Friday June 8th at the gym from 16:15. The tournament is open to all Grade 8 – 12 students as well as teachers.
We would love to see you play at the tournament so please sign up here! The deadlines for sign ups are Thursday June 7th at 9 AM.

The cost is 200 yen per person. There will also be a concession stand with food and drink available to help raise money for the Animal Relief Club.

The rules are simple:
1. 3 on 3 games (5 minute games)
2. up to two varsity basketball members a team
4. A Max of 5 people on each team if you would like subs
5. There will be separate boys and girls team tournaments but if you would like to have a coed team that is fine. The coed team will play in the boys tournament.

Winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights for being the Champs of the first ever Hoops for Hope tournament.

If you have any questions please speak to Momo Oshiba or Erik Hamburger.

Hope to see you all there. (Hope Cambodia and Animal Relief Club)

  • Books for Summer Vacation

It’s almost summer break! Starting Monday, returning students with no overdue books will be allowed to start checking out as many books as they want for the summer vacation. Today we will also be sending overdue notices. Anyone with books that are more than 90 days overdue will have until Monday morning to return them. Monday afternoon we will begin contacting your parents to collect money for the cost of the missing book. (Ms. Katy)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

In a distant future, 18yo Lugg is kidnapped. His twin sister Saba & 9yo Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea when they are captured too & taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001949497872830464 (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Friday, June 1 (Day 1)

Grade 11 (P0): Extended Essay – Interim Reflection Session – Students + Tutors / Tutor rooms

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, May 31 (Day 10) (Repeat)

Grade 9 (P2):

Introduction to Personal Project 1
One Large Group – Ms. Vance, Ms. Clifford & Tutors / Cafeteria

Grade 10 (P2):

GCD Reflection: Inter-Cultural Communication – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

HS DAILY – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS Performance – TODAY after school!
Auditorium beginning right at 4:15pm (¥500 donation to Epic Arts)

The team will be performing a piece that piece explores the intertwined and conflicting stories of a country and a culture torn apart during decades of political turmoil and unrest. It uses the “KRAMA” scarf as a metaphor and explains what the garment means to Cambodia and its people and how it is made. The performance looks at the rebuilding and remaking of Cambodia, and the bonds formed once the threads interlace.

Workshops Today: Grade 9
Workshops Tomorrow: Grade 11 and half of grade 10 (during PE)

(Ms. Urquhart)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

By the author of The Time Traveller’s Wife, this haunting story is about love and identity, secrets and sisterhood, and the tenacity of love, even after death. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001596318664478720 (Ms. Katy)

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Thursday, May 31 (Day 10)

Grade 9 (P2):

Introduction to Personal Project 1
One Large Group – Ms. Vance, Ms. Clifford & Tutors / Cafeteria

Grade 10 (P2):

GCD Reflection: Inter-Cultural Communication – Tutors / Tutor Rooms

  • Survey (Repeat)

Dear high school students and teachers, could you please take a few moments to fill out this survey regarding food waste. (Ipshita)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC Arts had a wonderful first day meeting the YIS Community

They hosted workshops and met many people at YIS. They have also been practicing for the performances this week:

  • Performance 1: Building Bridges
    Wednesday, May 30th Auditorium from 4:15-5:10pm
  • Performance 2: Cambodian ShowcaseWatch the performance Trailer here!
    Thursday, May 31st Auditorium from 7:00-8:15pm

EA Workshops Today: 6M, 7E, 8H
EA Workshops Tomorrow: Grade 9
(Schedule here)

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • After School Run

A reminder that there will be a run on Wednesday after school for all interested participants. Shinyamashit Koen is calling you all! (Mr. Brown)

  • Silver Ring

Found in the playground yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 9 and 10 Dance Feedback

Hello Grade 9 & 10,

We are looking for feedback in regards to the Grade 9 and 10 dance this past Friday. If you could spend 2 minutes filling in this quick survey that would be greatly appreciated.

G9-10 Dance Survey

Thank you. (STUCO)

  • HS Book of the Day

In this powerful and inspiring memoir, Somaly Mam, a Cambodian woman who was sold into the sex trade when she was twelve, relates her experiences in the industry and discusses her work as an activist in Southeast Asia. #hsbookoftheday #yislearning #epicarts
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001232216674910208 (Ms. Katy)

  • Survey (Repeat)

Dear high school students and teachers, could you please take a few moments to fill out this survey regarding food waste. (Ipshita)

HS DAILY – Monday, May 28, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS has arrived!

How can you greet the Epic Arts Team?

The Epic Arts team was picked up from Narita yesterday and they are staying in the ICJC. You might see them around school and if you do, please say hello! Some of them speak english, some speak Khmer and some ‘speak’ using sign language. In Khmer, you say “chom-reab-sur” (listen here in google translate) and in sign language you can wave hi with a smile! 😀

EA Workshops Today: 6E, 6H, 7P, 7K, 8R, 8U
EA Workshops Tomorrow: 6M, 7E, 8H
(Schedule here)

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • Middle/High School Food Fair Poster competition (Repeat)

This year we are inviting Middle and High School students to design the poster we use to advertise Food Fair.
The poster must:
-Include the phrase “YIS Food Fair 2018”
-Be A4 portrait with solid background (white if hand-drawn)
-Be digital (PSD photoshop, 300 dpi) or hand-drawn.
-Use the entire sheet as background.
-Have no fine details or too many small elements.

Hand in designs to Mr Reed by Monday 4th June. The winning designer will receive a 2000 Yen gift card. (Mrs. Davies)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Nora is 17 during the sweltering NYC summer of 1977. As she struggles to deal with her everyday problems, the city she loves seems to be exploding around her with blackouts, arson and the famous serial killer Son of Sam shooting people in the streets. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Survey

Dear high school students and teachers, could you please take a few moments to fill out this survey regarding food waste. (Ipshita)

  • Keys

Found at the HS Dance last Friday. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

HS DAILY – Friday, May 25, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 1 School Day!

Get excited! Epic Arts arrives on Monday!

To start your Friday right, pick an Epic Arts music video to watch as a tutor group:
Shake it Off – https://epicarts.org.uk/shake-it-off/
Uptown Funk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LgmuEVex0
Happy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awvtmlJQSMs

Workshops on Monday are with 6E, 6H, 7P, 7K, 8R and 8U

(Ms. Urquhart)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dance (9th and 10th grade only) (Repeat)

Student Council invites you to the 9th and 10th grade end of year dance this Friday, 6:00-8:30! Get your semi-formal dresses and suits on to attend the Casino themed dance with our amazing Mr. Harrison giving a hand at some gambling games 🙂 If you choose to come single and ready to mingle, it’ll cost you 200 yen, but if you come as a couple, the price is only for 300 together!!! What a steal! We’ll have free food tokens, fancy decorations, and some turned up music @ the cozy canteen. StuCo hopes to see you there. (StuCo)

HS DAILY – Thursday, May 24, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 2 School Days!

When can I see the Epic Arts Team Perform?

In addition to running the workshops, Epic Arts has been preparing performances that will highlight their skills and messages. All MS and HS students are encouraged to see these amazing performances to see that people of all abilities have fantastic skills to share (Wednesday and Thursday performances are different and a ¥500 donation is required)

  • Performance 1: Building Bridges
    Wednesday, May 30th Auditorium from 4:15-5:00pm
  • Performance 2: Cambodian Showcase → Watch the performance Trailer here! Thursday, May 31st Auditorium from 7:00-8:15pm

(Ms. Urquhart)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer even though females in future London, are not believed capable of rational thought. At 14 she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Dance (9th and 10th grade only) (Repeat)

Student Council invites you to the 9th and 10th grade end of year dance this Friday, 6:00-8:30! Get your semi-formal dresses and suits on to attend the Casino themed dance with our amazing Mr. Harrison giving a hand at some gambling games 🙂 If you choose to come single and ready to mingle, it’ll cost you 200 yen, but if you come as a couple, the price is only for 300 together!!! What a steal! We’ll have free food tokens, fancy decorations, and some turned up music @ the cozy canteen. StuCo hopes to see you there. (StuCo)

HS DAILY – Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 3 School Days!

When will I get to meet Epic Arts?
Each MS and HS grade has been assigned a workshop session next week. You can see the schedule here.
During the workshop, you will meet the performers and they will teach you some dance moves and get you to express yourself through movement. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and have fun! (Ms. Urquhart)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dance (9th and 10th grade only)

Student Council invites you to the 9th and 10th grade end of year dance this Friday, 6:00-8:30! Get your semi-formal dresses and suits on to attend the Casino themed dance with our amazing Mr. Harrison giving a hand at some gambling games 🙂 If you choose to come single and ready to mingle, it’ll cost you 200 yen, but if you come as a couple, the price is only for 300 together!!! What a steal! We’ll have free food tokens, fancy decorations, and some turned up music @ the cozy canteen. StuCo hopes to see you there. (StuCo)

  • HS Book of the Day

Kirino’s novel tells a story of random violence in the Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works a night shift making bentos brutally strangles her deadbeat husband & then seeks the help of her co-workers to dispose of the body & cover up her crime. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday​ (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 4 School Days!

Who are the performers coming to YIS?
The performers coming to YIS are all young adults from Cambodia who are passionate about the arts and Epic Arts mission that “Every Person Counts”. Some of the performing members are deaf, others are in a wheelchair and some are differently abled either physically and mentally. One of the members of the visiting team is Mary. When Mr Saez first met her over 10 years ago, she had just arrived at Epic Arts. She was just learning to walk as she was chained to a tree from a very young age because she is deaf and her family did not understand how to properly support her. Today, Mary is confident, full of enthusiasm and a great performer. She will be running workshops with all MS and HS students is an example of how Epic Arts can help people have a better life. You can read more about the performers here. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Run Wednesday

A reminder that there will be another Yamashita Park run on Wednesday after school for all that are interested.

See you at the Gym! (Mr. Brown)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • Tutor Period Rotations – Wednesday, May 23 (Day 4)

Grade 9 & 10 (P6):

Elementary Visits #5 – Groupings
Elementary Visits #5- Overview

  • HS Book of the Day

A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn’t mean about who he is. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

HS DAILY – Monday, May 21, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 5 School Days – one week from today!

Who are the people that Epic Arts is supporting?
One person’s story is the story of Po Sakun. Growing up in a wheelchair in Kampot, Cambodia, Po’s neighbors told his mother not to waste money and time sending him to school as few job options would be available to him. Po learned about Epic Arts and started studying sign language. In 2011, passionate about their mission, he began as a volunteer receptionist before becoming a full-time administrator. His story is a metaphor for Epic Arts: Be courageous in overcoming economic and social obstacles publically, loudly, and creatively.

Reminder: Student volunteers are needed to help make the Epic Arts visit to YIS smooth. If you are interested in being involved, please come to a 15-minute volunteer meeting during morning break TODAY in M301 to find out how you can help. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Middle/High School Food Fair Poster competition (Repeat)

This year we are inviting Middle and High School students to design the poster we use to advertise Food Fair.
The poster must:
-Include the phrase “YIS Food Fair 2018”
-Be A4 portrait with solid background (white if hand-drawn)
-Be digital (PSD photoshop, 300 dpi) or hand-drawn.
-Use the entire sheet as background.
-Have no fine details or too many small elements.

Hand in designs to Mr Reed by Monday 4th June. The winning designer will receive a 2000 Yen gift card. (Mrs. Davies)

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

  • HS Book of the Day

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. #yislearning #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)