MS DAILY – Friday, April 28, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • GYM CHANGE ROOMS – BAG TAMPERING

This week for the second time, middle school boys had their backpacks tampered with and clothes/books scattered around the changing room. We’re checking on who was training there and when we find those responsible, Progress Reports will be sent. If you do know anything about this, please email or come and see me. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Photo Essay Contest for Expat Youth Scholarship

The 2017 Expat Youth Scholarship, sponsored by insurance provider Clements Worldwide, offers cash scholarship prizes up to US$3,000 for photo and short essay submissions by students aged 13 – 21 who live outside their home countries.

See the flyer outside Ms. McDiarmid’s office or visit www.facebook.com/expatyouth/app/515720611858523/ for details.

Deadline for entries is May 25th. (Mr. Pomeroy)

  • Sundaes Sale

Are you ready to scream for ice cream during lunch?
The Chiku service group will be holding a sundaes sale during middle and high school lunch, where we will be selling delicious sundaes with various toppings and flavours of ice cream to choose from.
Please come out and try one to support the chiku group! (Chiku Service Group)

  • Quidditch (Repeat)

That’s right! Everyone’s favorite sport is back! MS & HS school students are invited to join us on the turf starting this Friday at 4 pm to play Quidditch. We’ve got brand spanking new set of Nimbus 3000s and Firebolts to choose from, so come on out for a test fly. (Ms. Katy)

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Club FIFA Tournament (Repeat)

Hi everyone! This Friday (the 28th), the HOPE Cambodia service club will be running a FIFA tournament open to Middle and High school, from 4:15-5:30 in the cafeteria. All you have to do before Friday is sign up and you will be paired with someone from your grade to face your opponents in a 2v2 FIFA match. Each participating member will have to pay an entrance fee of 500Y. All funds and donations collected will be going towards our cause in Cambodia. If you have any questions/concerns please email Arunansu, Christian, Akihiro or Erin from Grade 11.

Please sign up with this document:

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXzz7Mzl1BcNefXi7eJpUA9nw9qfzJd8JSnSIeGI9foctR2A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thank you and we hope to see you there 🙂 (Erin)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Movie Night

Tonight the MS student Council is hosting the MS Movie night! We will be showing two movies, Sing and Holes. The movie night will begin at 4:30 and end at 6:30. Sing will be shown in M103 and Holes will be shown in the library. No drinks or food will be on sale but feel free to bring your own! We hope to see you there! (MS Student Council)

  • Sakura Medal Voting

Today’s the last day to vote for the winner of the Sakura medal! Finish the last chapter and cast your vote for fiction books at http://bit.ly/SakuraMS2017 and for graphic novels at http://bit.ly/SakuraGN2017. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Do you love dystopian science fiction? Try the new Haddix with fast-paced action, plot twists & cliff hanger chapter endings #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, April 27, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Quidditch (Repeat)

That’s right! Everyone’s favorite sport is back! MS & HS school students are invited to join us on the turf starting this Friday at 4 pm to play Quidditch. We’ve got brand spanking new set of Nimbus 3000s and Firebolts to choose from, so come on out for a test fly. (Ms. Katy)

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Club FIFA Tournament (Repeat)

Hi everyone! This Friday (the 28th), the HOPE Cambodia service club will be running a FIFA tournament open to Middle and High school, from 4:15-5:30 in the cafeteria. All you have to do before Friday is sign up and you will be paired with someone from your grade to face your opponents in a 2v2 FIFA match. Each participating member will have to pay an entrance fee of 500Y. All funds and donations collected will be going towards our cause in Cambodia. If you have any questions/concerns please email Arunansu, Christian, Akihiro or Erin from Grade 11.

Please sign up with this document:

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXzz7Mzl1BcNefXi7eJpUA9nw9qfzJd8JSnSIeGI9foctR2A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thank you and we hope to see you there 🙂 (Erin)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

An epic adventure love story that is also HILARIOUS: what will become of farmer Westley and beautiful Butercup? #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Mathematics Competition

Grade 6/7 Students – some of you will be participating in Mathematics Competition today. You are expected to first go to your normal class and then proceed to these classrooms:

During period 1/2

Class

Students doing review session should go to:

Students doing the competition should go to:

6M

P104

M106

7K, 7W, 7M

M201

M208

6H and 6E – you will be doing the math competition/review during your math class. (Ms. Latve)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Quidditch (Repeat)

That’s right! Everyone’s favorite sport is back! MS & HS school students are invited to join us on the turf starting this Friday at 4 pm to play Quidditch. We’ve got brand spanking new set of Nimbus 3000s and Firebolts to choose from, so come on out for a test fly. (Ms. Katy)

  • Volunteers for HS Graduation (Repeat)

​Those student who put their names forward for volunteering on June 2nd (day before the HS graduation) and on June 3rd, the day of the HS graduation, please meet in Room M201 at recess this Wednesday for a very short meeting (tomorrow)​. Thank you, (Mr. Stanworth)

​The students involved:
​Friday set-up -gym (6): Sarah Brauer, Haruna Doi, Vienna Gallagher, Marleen Walther, Kiyoka Kim, Hana Chapman

Saturday usher​s​ -gym (7): Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Reina Kitamura

Saturday wait​resses​ – ​auditorium ​(9): Jess Love, Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Hana Chapman, Reina Kitamura

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Club FIFA Tournament (Repeat)

Hi everyone! This Friday (the 28th), the HOPE Cambodia service club will be running a FIFA tournament open to Middle and High school, from 4:15-5:30 in the cafeteria. All you have to do before Friday is sign up and you will be paired with someone from your grade to face your opponents in a 2v2 FIFA match. Each participating member will have to pay an entrance fee of 500Y. All funds and donations collected will be going towards our cause in Cambodia. If you have any questions/concerns please email Arunansu, Christian, Akihiro or Erin from Grade 11.

Please sign up with this document:

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXzz7Mzl1BcNefXi7eJpUA9nw9qfzJd8JSnSIeGI9foctR2A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thank you and we hope to see you there 🙂 (Erin)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Sakura Medal Voting

Only two days left! You can squeeze in one more book over the next two days. After you finish your book, cast your vote for fiction books at http://bit.ly/SakuraMS2017 and for graphic novels at http://bit.ly/SakuraGN2017. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

A young teen girl’s guide to basic health and hygiene–because it’s cool to know what’s going on with your body #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Movie Night

This Friday the MS student council will be hosting a movie night from 4:30 to 6:30 after school. We will have two different movies showing in two different rooms. The rooms will be announced in the daily later this week. We will be showing the movies Holes and Sing. There will be no food/drinks on sale but feel free to bring your own. We hope to see many of you there! (MS Student Council)

  • Red & White Results

Last week we had a great concert! The donations have been counted and for this concert we collected a total of 48,050 yen! All this money will be donated to Playground of Hope, thank you to everybody who donated! The winning team from this concert is the white team! Congratulations to all those on the white team! Once again thank you to all the performers and those who donated for making it the great concert that it was! (MS Red and White Committee)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Quidditch

That’s right! Everyone’s favorite sport is back! MS & HS school students are invited to join us on the turf starting this Friday at 4 pm to play Quidditch. We’ve got brand spanking new set of Nimbus 3000s and Firebolts to choose from, so come on out for a test fly. (Ms. Katy)

  • Volunteers for HS Graduation

​Those student who put their names forward for volunteering on June 2nd (day before the HS graduation) and on June 3rd, the day of the HS graduation, please meet in Room M201 at recess this Wednesday for a very short meeting (tomorrow)​. Thank you, (Mr. Stanworth)

​The students involved:
​Friday set-up -gym (6): Sarah Brauer, Haruna Doi, Vienna Gallagher, Marleen Walther, Kiyoka Kim, Hana Chapman

Saturday usher​s​ -gym (7): Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Reina Kitamura

Saturday wait​resses​ – ​auditorium ​(9): Jess Love, Allison Barton, Tessa Coutts, Abbey Barton, Vienna Gallagher, Haruna Doi, Marleen Walther, Hana Chapman, Reina Kitamura

  • HOPE Cambodia Service Club FIFA Tournament

Hi everyone! This Friday (the 28th), the HOPE Cambodia service club will be running a FIFA tournament open to Middle and High school, from 4:15-5:30 in the cafeteria. All you have to do before Friday is sign up and you will be paired with someone from your grade to face your opponents in a 2v2 FIFA match. Each participating member will have to pay an entrance fee of 500Y. All funds and donations collected will be going towards our cause in Cambodia. If you have any questions/concerns please email Arunansu, Christian, Akihiro or Erin from Grade 11.

Please sign up with this document:

https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXzz7Mzl1BcNefXi7eJpUA9nw9qfzJd8JSnSIeGI9foctR2A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thank you and we hope to see you there 🙂 (Erin)

  • YIS Magazine (Repeat)

YIS Magazine is looking for submissions! Each Monday we will put a new prompt in the bulletin. You can submit poetry, prose, essays, artwork, photography, music–anything you’ve created. If you have something that’s not related to the prompt you can send that along too. Please send submissions to [email protected] by Friday.

This week’s prompt is: Fear
Coming up next week: Empty/Full
(Ms. Barbour)

  • Glasses Found (Repeat)

JINS red rimmed glasses were found near Room M103 last Friday. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Movie Night

This Friday the MS student council will be hosting a movie night from 4:30 to 6:30 after school. We will have two different movies showing in two different rooms. The rooms will be announced in the daily later this week. We will be showing the movies Holes and Sing. There will be no food/drinks on sale but feel free to bring your own. We hope to see many of you there! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Book of the Day

Friendship, mystery, puzzles, books, adventure & attempted murder? Great for Mysterious Benedict Society/Lemony Snicket fans #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, April 24, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • YIS Magazine

YIS Magazine is looking for submissions! Each Monday we will put a new prompt in the bulletin. You can submit poetry, prose, essays, artwork, photography, music–anything you’ve created. If you have something that’s not related to the prompt you can send that along too. Please send submissions to [email protected] by Friday.

This week’s prompt is: Fear
Coming up next week: Empty/Full
(Ms. Barbour)

  • NEW SECONDARY PRIN VISITING

To all students, next year’s Secondary Principal, Ms Elise Vitty, is in school all this week. Please take the chance to say hello and give her a really good YIS welcome. (Mr Snowball)

  • Glasses Found

JINS red rimmed glasses were found near Room M103 last Friday. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • MS & HS Book of the Day

The 8th edition of the MLA handbook is here! Quotation, citation, pagination. All your answers in one place! #hsbookoftheday #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Library LockIn

It is time for another Library LockIn! On Friday April 28th starting at 4:30 until Saturday April 29th at 8:00 am, we will be locked into the library for an adventure themed night of fun. We have joined with the MS StuCo to kick off the evening with a movie night from 4:30-6:30. After that we will have survival themed activities, a glow in the dark capture the flag, a survival skills workshop and a “campfire”. Want to join us? Sign up on the survey in your email.

See you there, (Library Council)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Sakura Medal Voting

Have you read three or more Sakura medal contenders? Finish your books and cast your vote for fiction books at http://bit.ly/SakuraMS2017 and for graphic novels at http://bit.ly/SakuraGN2017. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

MS Boys Baseball – Game on Tuesday, April 25th @ St. Marys. Those playing please know you are excused from class at 3:00 pm.

MS Girls Basketball – Game on Thursday, April April 27th @ St.Maur beginning at 5:00 pm.

MS Boys Baseball – Game on Thursday, April 27th @ Honmoku Field vs St. Maur. Those playing please know you are excused from class at 3:45 pm.

MS Sports Award Ceremony– All middle school students please make your way over to the auditorium at straight from tutor groups. Please know that you will miss periods 1-2.

GO DRAGONS!!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Track and Field Resits

Congratulations to the MS Track Club for a great showing at the Fuchu Track Meet on Saturday Apr.22.

Individual finishers in the top 10 of their events included:

Gr.7 Robert Love Men’s 200meter dash 27.73 sec. (5th place out of 54 athletes)
Robert Love Men’s 400meter dash 61.93sec. (5th place out of 16 athletes)

Gr.8 Joshua Roberts Men’s 100meter dash 13.68 sec. (8th place out of about 80 athletes)

Gr.8 Hayao Kawasaki Men’s High Jump 1.4 meter (5th place)

Women’s Results

Gr.7 Auriane Lanctot Women’s High Jump 1.25meter (4th place out of 18 athletes)
Auriane Lanctot Women’s Long Jump 3.43meter (8th place out of 26 athletes)

Gr.8 Risa Nabari Women’s 800meter dash 2min. 59sec. (7th place out of 34 athletes)

Gr.8 Waka Fujiwara Women’s 800meter dash 3min. (9th place out of 34 athletes)

Gr.8 Amika Yamada Women’s 100meter dash 13.91 sec. (2nd place out of 66 athletes)
Amika Yamada Women’s 200meter dash 29.22sec. (4th place out of 57 athletes)
Amika Yamada Women’s Long Jump 3.58meter (6th place out of 26 athletes)

Well done teams!! (From your coaches)

MS DAILY – Friday, April 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Kanto Plain Film Festival Entry Deadline

TODAY is the deadline to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival. Films longer than 5 minutes should be accompanied by a 5 minute excerpt or trailer. See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details of eligibility, awards and how to enter. Ask Mr. Pitter if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your films. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Math Field Day results

Congratulations to all the Math Field Day participants!

Special congratulations to Louis Doucet (grade 7) and Shoichi Ito (grade 9) for winning the THIRD Place in their grade level individual round Math competition.

And also, congratulations to Michael (grade 10) and Jinho (grade 10) for their work in team challenges.

Participants: if you want to know your individual score – come see Ms. Latve in M201. (Ms. Latve)

  • School Bazaar by Combating Human Trafficking Group (Repeat)

The Combatting Human Trafficking group is hosting a school bazaar on April 27th (Thurs) from 15:00 – 17:00, open to students, teachers and parents. This bazaar will be an opportunity to sell and purchase handmade goods created by members of our community. They may also sell drinks such as Tapioca or bought good/crafts if you wish. We will also be hosting several performances. If you are interested in selling goods or performing at this event, please respond to the following survey.

We are hosting this bazaar in order to support Lighthouse a Japanese organisation working to eradicate human trafficking in Japan. So we would like to ask for a small donation from the performers as well as the sellers in order to raise money and continue to support lighthouse.

Thank you, (Sam Coutts, CHT group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

This moody, cinematic retelling of a classic puts Snow White in the streets of 1920s NYC, surrounded by 7 street urchins. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, April 20, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PRESIDENT & VICE SPEECHES (ALL GRADE 8-11 STUDENTS) (Repeat)

On Thursday, the 20th, the Student Council President and Vice President candidates will give their speeches and you will have an opportunity to ask them questions. Voting will take place in tutor on Friday morning.

In order to ensure enough time for the speeches and question-answer session, on Thursday please meet your Period 7 teacher in the foyer and make your way to the Auditorium.

Regards, (HS StuCo)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival Entry Deadline (Repeat)

The last day to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival is this Friday 21 April. Films longer than 5 minutes should be accompanied by a 5 minute excerpt or trailer. See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details of eligibility, awards and how to enter. We look forward to seeing your films. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Sakura Medal Voting

It’s time to vote for the winners of the 2017 Sakura Medal! Check your email for the voting ballot or cast your vote for fiction books at http://bit.ly/SakuraMS2017 and for graphic novels at http://bit.ly/SakuraGN2017.

  • MS Book of the Day

Enjoyed The Ruins of Gorlan? The rest of the Ranger’s Apprentice series is here. How will Will fare protecting the kingdom? #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PRESIDENT & VICE SPEECHES (ALL GRADE 8-11 STUDENTS)

On Thursday, the 20th, the Student Council President and Vice President candidates will give their speeches and you will have an opportunity to ask them questions. Voting will take place in tutor on Friday morning.

In order to ensure enough time for the speeches and question-answer session, on Thursday please meet your Period 7 teacher in the foyer and make your way to the Auditorium.

Regards, (HS StuCo)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival Entry Deadline

The last day to enter the Kanto Plain Film Festival is this Friday 21 April. Films longer than 5 minutes should be accompanied by a 5 minute excerpt or trailer. See the website at http://bit.ly/KPFF2017 for details of eligibility, awards and how to enter. We look forward to seeing your films. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Red and White Concert

The Red and White Concert concert is today during period 7 & 8! You period 6 teachers will ensure that you get to the auditorium. Please make sure to bring your donations over to the concert today to support the charity! We hope to have a great concert with great acts and great donations! (MS Red & White Committee)

  • Red & White Rehearsals

Just a reminder that all performers must meet in the foyer after snack today to head over to the auditorium for rehearsals. (MS Red and White Committee)

  • MS Book of the Day

Nick loves soccer & hates books, wrestles w/problems at home, deals with a bully, & tries to impress the girl of his dreams. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Hijirizaka comes to visit YIS

Today Grade 8 is hosting 10 students and 4 teachers from Hijirizaka, a school nearby for students with additional needs to have fun at YIS and participate in some activities. If you see thee guests around YIS (especially in the main building) then please be kind, say hello and welcome them to our school! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Math Field Day participants

Please come to room M201 (Ms. Latve’s room) for a short meeting at recess. The Competition day is tomorrow! (Ms. Latve)

  • Lip Dub Project

This is Lea Kawashima (10) informing the participants of the official YIS Lip Dub Project that filming starts TODAY!

Today, I will be filming at ICJC from 2:40 to 3:15pm. Please check to this document know which sections you are responsible for, so that you can memorise your lines in advance.

Please check this document to remind yourselves which classes you need to get permission to leave a little earlier and which teacher(s) you will need to email in advance about your absence in class.

  • No before or after school sessions
  • Please leave the class on time
  • Please e-mail your teacher(s) in advance when you know which class you will be miss due to your participation in the video.
  • You will be released after 45mins (You will have to skip class for one whole period maximum)
  • If you signed up to lip sync and are unable to skip class for the scene(s) you’re in, either e-mail me in advance if you really would like to lip sync, or please participate in the background.
  • There can’t be enough background participants, so if you would like to goof around and be a part of making an amazing promotional video, please feel free to participate on the day.

Happy Tuesday! (Lea K)

  • Ring Found

A gold ring was found on the stairs in the Main Building yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Track Club

Congratulations to the MS Track Club for another great showing at our second meet at Oi Futo on Saturday.
Individual finishers in the top 5 of their events included:

Connor Adams, 5th in 3000m
Kim Hansen, 3rd in Long Jump
Kai Hartman, Hayao Kawasaki, Kento Riendeau and Joshua Roberts, 3rd in 4×100 Relay

Auriane Lanctot, 3rd in High Jump and 4th in Long Jump
Amika Yamada, 1st in 100m, 200m and Long Jump
Auriane, Amika, Risa Nabari and Ayako Maeda, 1st in 4×100 Relay

Well done team! (From Your Coaches)

  • Friday’s Assembly – Cancelled

Just a note to let you know that assembly on Friday has been cancelled. Please go to your normal homeroom on Friday morning. (Ms. Madrid)

  • Movie Night

Movie night has been rescheduled to April 28th. Stay tuned for movie information. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Book of the Day

You’re stranded and starving: Would you eat human flesh in order to survive? What if it’s your family? friends? #msbookoftheday #donnerparty (Ms. Katy)

  • Red & White Concert

The Red & White Concert is just one day away! We are excited for a great show tomorrow! However the most important part is you, please make sure to bring donations to support this charity concert. All donations will be used to support Playground of Hope, to help rebuild communities affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Make sure to bring your donations to contribute to this charity! (MS Red & White Committee)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

MS Girls Basketball – Game on Saturday, April 22nd @ YIS against CAJ beginning at 10:00 am.

MS Track and Field – Third meet of the season @ Fuchu track on Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 9:00 am.

MS Sports Award Meeting
– All presenters, and those making videos please meet Mr. Tananone in the gym tomorrow at lunch for 15 minutes.

GO DRAGONS!!! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Monday, April 17, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  DRESS CODE REMINDER

With the weather starting to warm up, it’s probably a good time to remind you of the 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.

As before, I have a supply of t-shirts and track pants ready for those who can’t remember these.  (Mr. Snowball)

  • Re-scheduled Cemetery Clean-up (Repeat)

Join the HS Environment Club next Tuesday morning for our re-scheduled event to help clean up the Yokohama cemetery across from the YIS Language Building – there are lots of leaves and blossoms that need tidying!
Tuesday April 18th @ 8:15am –> Anyone is welcome! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • School Bazaar by Combating Human Trafficking Group (Repeat)

The Combatting Human Trafficking group is hosting a school bazaar on April 27th (Thurs) from 15:00 – 17:00, open to students, teachers and parents. This bazaar will be an opportunity to sell and purchase handmade goods created by members of our community. They may also sell drinks such as Tapioca or bought good/crafts if you wish. We will also be hosting several performances. If you are interested in selling goods or performing at this event, please respond to the following survey.

We are hosting this bazaar in order to support Lighthouse a Japanese organisation working to eradicate human trafficking in Japan. So we would like to ask for a small donation from the performers as well as the sellers in order to raise money and continue to support lighthouse.

Thank you, (Sam Coutts, CHT group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Stop sexism in your community

Sexism in Japan is one of the most infamous internationally and is a big problem. The weeks coming up to the spring break, we have been researching about FOE (freedom of expression). A part of FOE is sexism and many students might not know much about it in Japan. This is a problem, so we comprised a list of facts about sexism to spread awareness.

  • Sexism happens in homes, workplaces and most scarily, schools.
  • 16.1% of female executives at large companies wanted promotion compared with 65.7% of men.
  • The last time Japan attempted serious reform was in 1986, when a new Equal Employment Opportunity Law required recruiters to avoid discrimination against women.
  • Japan lacks females on the Japanese board.
  • Japan gets put on the bottom of the world’s ranking for gender participation in boards worldwide.
  • Change, furthermore, is essential if Japan is to cope with a shrinking workforce and ageing population.
  • The use of sexist words in Japan have been going down, but it is still a problem.

As you can see, sexism is a big problem that many people don’t know about. We think there are solutions to sexism, but people need to commit to them. You can help fight sexism by doing simple things. Things like spreading awareness, stopping sexism you see and changing your actions and thoughts might seem small, but they can still help!

Trent, Pia and Rob (7W)

Citations:

  • MS Athletics/Activities

MS Girls Basketball – Game on Saturday, April 22nd @ YIS against CAJ beginning at 10:00 am.

MS Track and Field
– Third meet of the season @ Fuchu track on Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 9:00 am.

GO DRAGONS!!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Red & White Concert

Red and White is coming up on Wednesday! We have a great show ready for you all with great acts but most importantly with a great charity! This year all donations will be donated to the NGO Playground of Hope. This organization builds playgrounds in the areas that were affected by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. These playgrounds help to rebuild the communities. On the day of the concert make sure to bring your donations so that you can support this charity! We are looking forward to a great show with great! (MS Red and White Committee)

  • Student Council Members

All middle school student council members should meet in the loft after morning tutor. Bring you computers and any supplies you will need for the day. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Book of the Day

New to school & stuck with his aunt, uncle & evil cousin Steve, Jamie is determined to win The Planet’s Funniest Kid contest #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)