MS DAILY – Friday, September 22, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Creative Space Workshop

Interesting in coding? Like a challenge? Join Mr. Broughton in the library during lunch on Monday to learn how to navigate a maze by coding the Sphero.

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

  • Watch found

A white watch (SORRISO QUARTZ) was found in Room M106 yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Balance Guide Website

Are you having problems with organising skills? Having trouble with you email? Go to our Balance Guide website for our help!

Link to the Website

From Apollo 11
(Wyatt, Hemal, Elvis, Juliua, Yo and Beni)

  •  MS Dance

Hi everyone! The MS Dance is coming up soon! It will be on October 6th, which means dance committee will be starting next week. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26th during lunch break. We will be meeting in Ms.Edwards’ room (M102). We really appreciate all of the help and creativity new members will bring for the first Middle School Dance of the year!

Thank you! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Book of the Day

Adventure on the high seas, international espionage, mysterious men dressed in black, friends and traitors: this #msbookoftheday has it all! (Ms. Katy)

 

MS DAILY – Thursday, September 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am @ ASIJ games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs NIS on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 23rd race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Books and Brownies

Books & Brownies: Bring your lunch and your book to the library today during lunch. We’ll eat, read and chat about what we’re reading over a delicious dessert. Anyone with a book is welcome! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Based on the experiences of the author’s mother, 12 year Yuriko lives through the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • MS and HS – Student Ambassadors

Would the following Student Ambassadors please meet me at 10:40 for a very short meeting about Back to School Night:

Eric Asakura
Awaiz Jalal
Theodore Sloan
Rina Anshina
Aurianne Lanctot
Kiya Smith
Pia Krickhahn

Please come to my office at the beginning of break – I have chocolate!

Thank you. (Ms Clifford)

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20 (Repeat)

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey (Repeat)

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Books & Brownies

Bring your lunch and your book to the library this Thursday during lunch. We’ll eat, read and chat about what we’re reading over a delicious dessert. Anyone with a book is welcome!

  • MS Book of the Day

It’s 1956; Hitler & Hirohito won WWII & are celebrating their win with a motorcycle rally competition across the Empire. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Extended Tutor – Wednesday, September 20

On Wednesday 20th Sept we will be having Extended Tutor to prepare for G6-9 Expeditions. All tutors will be with their tutor groups from 9am – 9:55am in the following locations:

Grade 6 – M102/103
Grade 7 – H110 (10P to move to M306)
Grade 8 – Cafeteria
Grade 9 – Dance studio
Grade 10 – Work on PP in tutor groups
Grade 11 – Study Hall in tutor groups
Grade 12 – Reflection and input about Graduation
12C and 12S – L104
12J – M403A
12H and 12L – M202

  • Stress Amongst Teenagers Survey

Hello,
I’m Haruna in grade 10 and I am doing my personal project about stress. If students AND teachers can take a few minutes during tutor to fill this survey, it will help a lot.

Thank you! (Haruna D)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulation to all the runners who represented YIS excellently at Tama Hills last Saturday.

Runners of the Day were:
Oliver Burke with an 18th (out of 138 finishers) place finish in his first meet
Elena Weidinger who overcame a nasty fall, to take 34 seconds off her PB time
Sayo Ogoshi with an excellent 16.0 minute time for the 3.3km race
and
Noel Murao-Rolufs with a PB time of 17.36 minutes for the 4.4km race.

However – all are winners in this sport! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge 2 on the wall!

Maths Challenge #2 is available now.

#2 is Due next Thursday 28th Sept (Friday is holiday for students)

The Answers to the first Challenge will be up on the wall shortly. Well done to all that tried Challenge #1. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dragon Days Project

Hi! Our name is INSERT NAME and for our Dragon Days project, we have created a project to help kids in the YIS community learn new things. Our goal is for everybody to learn at least one new thing every day. This website includes random facts, how to’s, language tips, and more! Click on the link below if you are interested!

Here is the link for the Dragon Days website. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am @ ASIJ games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs NIS on Sat., Sept. 23rd games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Sept. 23rd race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

This twist on Peter Pan is set in a post-apocalyptic London being ravaged by an insatiable virus & ruled by an evil Captain #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, September 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Last chance to get the first Maths Challenge in TODAY

Today is the last chance to get the Maths Challenge in.
Please get it to Mr. Harrison before 14:00 today.

Challenge #2 Will be available soon… (Mr. Harrison)

  • Library at Lunch

Travel to exotic lands! Escape fiery dragons! Date a J-pop star! At lunch today, the library creative space is reserved for using the green screen. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Locked in a magical duel, Vika summons snow & turns ash into gold; Nikolai sees through walls & conjure bridges out of air #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, September 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club (Repeat)

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Student Ambassadors – change of meeting time

Please meet in the Loft tomorrow (Friday) at break time. Come at 10:40 for our short meeting about being a MS Student Ambassador.

See you then. (Ms Clifford)

  • Chiku Students

Would the following students please go to the cafeteria at 12:05 today to eat an early lunch and then go to the gym parking lot at 12:25 to go to the Chiku center. We will return to campus during period 5.

Grade 6 – Maite Lefever, Mari Ito, Minori Kawasaki, Maia Gustafson, Kyoka Fujiwara, Kaira Tanaka, Maiya Patel, Abby Waritu, Julia Dorssers Gimenez, Naoto Izumi, Nicholas Roberts, Phebe Clark, Catherine Elison;

Grade 7 – Jack Murray, Sojiro Nomura

Grade 8 – Wyatt Rogers

Please see Mr Clark with any questions. (Mr. Clark)

  • Dodgeball

We are holding a dodgeball tournament tomorrow. Please see posters around the school for details or come and ask us!
(Elena, Ryuta, Misha, Mitsuki, Hyejin)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Girls Volleyball BA vs St.Maur today, Sept. 14th games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am vs St. Marys games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs CAJ on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 16th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Obsessed w/ animals? Love adventure stories? Long for the speed of a cheetah & strength of an elephant? This one’s for you. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  MS/HS Maker Club

Dear Makers and tinkerers, creative dreamers and practical problem solvers,

Maker club starts on Thursday Sept 14th in Room M103 after school. This first week we will be here from 4:10 to about 4:50, looking for your ideas, plans, and wishes for what you want to do in weekly MakerTime. We will try to make it happen!

Hope to see you there! (Mrs Harrison and Mr McCreath)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Playground after 12:50pm (MS)

The allocated time for MS to use the playground during lunchtime is after 12:50pm as elementary are using it until that time. Due to the limited space, it is not safe to use the playground at the same time as elementary children so please wait until all the elementary children have packed away and left the playground. Thanks, (Ms Vitty)

  • MS Play Rehearsal

Please be reminded that MS Play rehearsals start this week! Read through today at 4pm in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room (H110). All MS Cast & Crew should attend and join this Google Classroom page for info and updates – (anz75f6). See you there! (Ms. Kimi)

  • MS Book of the Day

Perry’s mom is in jail. He’s lived his whole life there with her until the district attorney finds out and moves Perry out. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Items left behind

Middle and high school students! Nobody likes losing their stuff. If you see an item left behind in a classroom (backpack, hat, PE kit, etc), please CHECK THE NAME TAG.

If their is no name on the item, it will go to Lost and Found.

If there is a name tag, it will either go to Lost and Found, or a teacher may send it to the owner. (Ms. Kaufman)

  • Library Closing at 3:30

The library will close at 3:30 today because of the whole school faculty meeting. (Ms. Katy)

  • Activities Reminder

Secondary activities will start right away after the 3:30 dismissal. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys Soccer today, Sept. 12th vs. Nishimachi games start at 4:00 (please dismiss B team players at 3:15 pm)
– MS Girls Volleyball BA vs St.Maur on Thursday, Sept. 14th games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am vs St. Marys games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs CAJ on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 16th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Follow the Ancient Greek hero Odysseus on his looooong journey home while he deals with witches, Cyclops and hypnotic fruit. #msbookoftheday

https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/907370471745658880 (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, September 11, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lunch

Please be reminded that when we pay for a set lunch in the cafeteria it is for one person only and not for sharing with our friends. There is no limit to the quantity of food in the set lunch and this system relies on us all being honest. (Ms. Vitty)

  • Early dismissal

Tomorrow (Tuesday 12th Sept) MS and HS classes will finish at 3:20pm as teachers have an extended professional development session. Activities will start at 3:30pm and finish at 5:30pm when there is early dismissal. There are several dates during the academic year when classes finish early for staff development and these can be found on the calendar. (Ms. Vitty)

  • Cross Country Running

Congratulations to the 37 student who represented YIS on Saturday. Their effort was an inspiration to all. Special congratulation to
Waka Fujiwara who came 13th out of 100 MS girl runners
Elvinas Jonauskas who was 25th out of 149 MS boys
Momo Oshiba who was 32nd out of 78 HS varsity runners
and William Hannah who ran a PB of 17 minutes 40 seconds for the 4.4 km boys varsity race coming 39th out of 95.

Times are posted outside of Mr. Brown’s room.

Keep up the effort!!! (Mr. Brown)

  • Maths Challenge #1 Update 2017-18

MORE copies of the first Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. Thanks for your patience, if you tried to get one and they were not there (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)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Middle School Monday

Happy Dragon Days! If you haven’t already, please bookmark these pages. You will need them throughout the next two days. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Grade 6! Happy Laptop Days! Once you have your laptop you may want to bookmark this page, so you know what’s up for the next two days! Have fun today!!

(Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities- All non athletics activities officially begin this week! Please make sure you attend, or if you can not make your activity let the sponsor know.

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Tuesday, Sept. 12th vs. Nishimachi games start at 4:00
– MS Girls Volleyball BA vs St.Maur on Thursday, Sept. 14th games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am vs St. Marys games start at 9:00 am
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA vs CAJ on Saturday, Sept. 16th games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 16th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

What are you? Where are you from? No where are you REALLY from?#msbookoftheday #thirdculturekids #expatlife These questions sound familiar?https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/907007964082356224 (Ms. Katy)

MS 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)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Leadership Retreat

If you are going to the middle school leadership retreat, meet in the foyer immediately after tutor group. Bring your snacks, water, and (if grade 7 &8) bring your computers. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

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

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA @ Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 9th

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Fast forward to 2213: Earth is long destroyed & humans are now fleeing Mars for a new star & a new life…or so they think #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)