MS DAILY – Friday, November 17, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Announcement from Van Der Poel 

Good morning everyone!

This is a BIG BIG announcement from Van Der Poel…
Who is excited for Christmas? What is your favorite part of Christmas? Presents…Big Dinner…Decorations etc…Either way, no one wants to miss Christmas….But we unfortunately live in a world where not everyone gets to celebrate Christmas like all of us. Van Der Poel is a group that gives the orphanage community a season to celebrate, and students can all be part of this great cause! You can donate from Monday, as our group members will come around during homeroom, to help make the orphanage kids’ Christmas come true! Your donation will be used to buy presents and other goods for the Christmas Party that is coming very soon. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Van Der Poel Members!

Your donation, will make their Christmas Come True:)

Thank you! (VAN DER POEL)

  • MS Production

Good Morning, Dragons! Please come out and support the MS Cast and Crew as they present this year’s MS Production – “The Internet is Distract – OH LOOK A KITTEN!” next Thursday and Friday in the Auditorium. Tickets are 500 yen for students and 1000 yen for adults and can be reserved through this form. It should be a fun night for all – hope to see you there! (Ms. Kimi)

  • Attention all Tutor Groups – “Adopt a Family” Food Drive! (Repeat)

All tutor groups are invited to be involved in an Adopt-a-Family food drive to support Tokyo and Yokohama based families with children that struggle to meet their food needs. Organized by NGO Second Harvest, each tutor group would ‘adopt’ a family in need and prepare a food parcel for them to have over the holidays. See here for more information. Have your tutor email Ms.Urquhart to confirm your participation by Monday. (Hana Chapman and Ms.Urquhart)

  • Tutoring Service Grades 6~11 (Repeat)

Do you find you are struggling with some classes? Did you want a better grade on that math test you studied so hard for? Is the IB depriving you of your hopes and dreams? The HOPE/Cambodia Service Group is providing a paid tutoring service for students like you!

Subjects: MYP Maths and Science and IBDP Maths, Physics and Chemistry at all levels (other subjects are negotiable)
Starting price: ¥500 per 30 mins (100% of funds go to the Cambodia Trip)

If you are interested, please contact:
Arunansu (G12): 18patraa@yis.ac.jp

Thank you and have a great week! (Cambodia Service Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

Grade 8 with Unno-sensei, I’ll see you Tuesday to read instead because of today’s LiveLearnLead sessions.

Grade 7 Languages (Hill, Castro & Suzuki) I’ll see you Monday period 6 for your reading visit!

Grade 8 Languages (Castro, Hill & Suzuki) I’ll see you Monday period 8 for your library reading visit!

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Trent is looking for a fresh start after a freak accident leaves one kid dead and Trent full of terrible feelings of guilt. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, November 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Attention all Tutor Groups – “Adopt a Family” Food Drive!

All tutor groups are invited to be involved in an Adopt-a-Family food drive to support Tokyo and Yokohama based families with children that struggle to meet their food needs. Organized by NGO Second Harvest, each tutor group would ‘adopt’ a family in need and prepare a food parcel for them to have over the holidays. See here for more information. Have your tutor email Ms.Urquhart to confirm your participation by Monday. (Hana Chapman and Ms.Urquhart)

  • Coin Drive

The HOPE Service Club is hosting a Coin Drive starting from next Monday for middle school, high school and teachers/staff. Each grade will compete against each other, and the winning grade gets the honour, and the losing grade gets the shame.

The rule is simple:
Each day of next week, there will be boxes at the foyer for everyone to donate from 8:00 am to 4:10 pm. There will be 8 boxes in total; one for each grade from Grade 6 to 12 and one for teachers/staff. Students and teachers can donate any time between 8:00 am to 4:10 pm, but be careful; DO NOT put money in your own grade’s box — instead, put it in the other grades’ or teachers’! The grade with the least value of coins in the box will win the coin drive. The value of the coins will determine grade status, not the number of coins. Each day, we will announce the current winning grade and losing grade.
All donations from the coin drive will go to school construction in Angkrong. The donations will go to a good cause, so please contribute! (HOPE Service Club)

  • Tutoring Service Grades 6~11 (Repeat)

Do you find you are struggling with some classes? Did you want a better grade on that math test you studied so hard for? Is the IB depriving you of your hopes and dreams? The HOPE/Cambodia Service Group is providing a paid tutoring service for students like you!

Subjects: MYP Maths and Science and IBDP Maths, Physics and Chemistry at all levels (other subjects are negotiable)
Starting price: ¥500 per 30 mins (100% of funds go to the Cambodia Trip)

If you are interested, please contact:
Arunansu (G12): 18patraa@yis.ac.jp

Thank you and have a great week! (Cambodia Service Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 8

Please remember to plan and prepare your game for the first Live, Learn, Lead session following assembly tomorrow. It should be a nice morning but your leadership is essential and much appreciated. Thank you. (Mr. Clark and Ms. Madrid)

  • Arts Week Day 4

Good morning middle school! In the challenge today you will have to create a video of you and a teacher dancing. The duo with the best dance will win. Please submit your videos to the Padlet.

Yesterday was meme day, and we would still love to see what you’ve come up with. Remember you still have all day today to submit your memes to the Padlet here.

Tomorrow is Fashion Friday, so dress your best! (MS StuCo)

  • Reading Sessions

Grade 6 Language students with Unno, Suzuko and Maeda, I’ll see you at 9:10 in the library. Please come straight here from tutor.

Grade 8 Language students with Unno-sensei, I’ll see you tomorrow period 2 in the Library for your reading session. Bring your book if you have one!

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

As the saying goes, everybody poops. Always have, always will. Learn about the history of our world from the bottom up! 💩😂👍#msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Room Changes

Middle School
6M Math — Go to room 307
6H I&S — Go to M202

High School
HL/SL Bio With Mr. Hooker— Go to room M301

(Ms. Madrid)

  • Service Funding Application

Do you need some funds to support your service learning initiative?
The Student Service Committee (SSC) recognizes that students might require start-up money or funds for equipment/material to support student action and advocacy related to service learning. To apply, please use the Service Funding Application here (make a copy). The Student Service Committee looks forward to your requests! (SSC 2017-2018)

  • Suica Found

Suica was found lon the bus that YIS uses for activities. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Tutoring Service Grades 6~11 (Repeat)

Do you find you are struggling with some classes? Did you want a better grade on that math test you studied so hard for? Is the IB depriving you of your hopes and dreams? The HOPE/Cambodia Service Group is providing a paid tutoring service for students like you!

Subjects: MYP Maths and Science and IBDP Maths, Physics and Chemistry at all levels (other subjects are negotiable)
Starting price: ¥500 per 30 mins (100% of funds go to the Cambodia Trip)

If you are interested, please contact:
Arunansu (G12): 18patraa@yis.ac.jp

Thank you and have a great week! (Cambodia Service Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Arts Week Day 3

Hello everyone! Today is meme day. Yep! What better day to celebrate arts week than a day full of memes! Dress as your favorite meme or even create one! Share your masterpiece with your friends and MS StuCo via instagram with the hashtag #2017yisartsweek you might be able to win a prize.

Remember, submissions for all Arts Week categories end at 4:15pm on Thursday November 16th.

Tomorrow is dance with a teacher day! (MS StuCo)

  • Reading Sessions

Grade 6 students in Unno-Sensei, Ms. Maeda and Suzuki-sensei’s class, I’ll see you tomorrow morning period 1 for your reading session. Please come straight to the library from tutor. Your tutors will take attendance in the library. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Lunch

The Library will be quite busy today at lunch, so please plan to join us to read or study quietly. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Did you enjoy the @sakuramedal book The Nameless City? Its sequel, The Stone Heart, is intense and filled with intrigue. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Room Changes

High School:

Mr. Clark TOK and MUN: To M103

Middle School:

7K I&S Period 7/8 to M202
7E Math Period 7/8 to M310
Grade 8 Math w/ Mr. Harrison to M303

Thanks! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Earphones found

White earphones were found in the Art Room yesterday. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Special Olympics at YIS (Repeat)

The students who signed up for this Saturday’s Kanagawa Special Olympics session will have a meeting on November 14th, Tuesday(Day 1) during morning recess. Please come to M202! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)

  • Tutoring Service Grades 6~11 (Repeat)

Do you find you are struggling with some classes? Did you want a better grade on that math test you studied so hard for? Is the IB depriving you of your hopes and dreams? The HOPE/Cambodia Service Group is providing a paid tutoring service for students like you!

Subjects: MYP Maths and Science and IBDP Maths, Physics and Chemistry at all levels (other subjects are negotiable)
Starting price: ¥500 per 30 mins (100% of funds go to the Cambodia Trip)

If you are interested, please contact:
Arunansu (G12): 18patraa@yis.ac.jp

Thank you and have a great week! (Cambodia Service Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Arts Week Day 2

Good Morning everyone! It’s time for the second challenge of MS Arts week. Today, we will be aiming for creative and bizarre 3D trick art or zentangles. If you are presenting your artwork as 3D trick art, you’ll have to draw something that looks realistic but still creative. For zentangles, we expect drawings that use a variety of patterns and shapes. After you’re finished drawing you can post your artwork on the padlet here.

Tomorrow is meme day, so start thinking of fun memes! (MS StuCo)

  • MS Book of the Day

Kid detective Shelby Holmes and her new friend from downstairs, John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, November 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Special Olympics at YIS

The students who signed up for this Saturday’s Kanagawa Special Olympics session will have a meeting on November 14th, Tuesday(Day 1) during morning recess. Please come to M202! (Mrs. Clark and Mr. Hauet)

  • Tutoring Service Grades 6~11

Do you find you are struggling with some classes? Did you want a better grade on that math test you studied so hard for? Is the IB depriving you of your hopes and dreams? The HOPE/Cambodia Service Group is providing a paid tutoring service for students like you!

Subjects: MYP Maths and Science and IBDP Maths, Physics and Chemistry at all levels (other subjects are negotiable)
Starting price: ¥500 per 30 mins (100% of funds go to the Cambodia Trip)

If you are interested, please contact:
Arunansu (G12): 18patraa@yis.ac.jp

Thank you and have a great week! (Cambodia Service Group)

  • PlayDoh in Creative Space

During lunch today, we’re going to attempt to make PlayDoh in the creative space. Come help us get a little messy 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • Firewire for iPhone found

Firewire cable for a new iPhone (?) was found last Friday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: today, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break
– If you missed your date for returning your uniform please bring it to the PE office ASAP.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Arts Week

Hi MS Students!

Arts Week has officially begun! Today, your challenge is to take a picture of anything you want. However, it has to be in black and white. Post your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #2017yisartsweek and this padlet: https://padlet.com/barbourc/bwphoto. Each person is only allowed to post one picture, maybe yours will be the winner! We’re excited to see all of your black and white photos.

Tomorrow’s theme is Trick and Illusion art, so be prepared! (MS StuCo)

  • MS Book of the Day

Evil Dark Lord tries to recover his dignity, power, & his lands when an arch-foe transports him into the body of a 13yo boy. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, November 10 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • LGBTQ+ Bake Sale Today

Good morning! In our celebration of transgender awareness week, the LGBTQ+ Human Rights group will have a bake sale after school at the movie night and masquerade dance. Hope to see you there!

Spread Love, (HS LGBTQ+ Human Rights Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Chiku Center Service Learning Team 

Please be reminded that there will be no Chiku Center Service Learning Team Meeting today during lunch. We will continue our lunch meetings with our next scheduled one Thursday, Nov 16th.

Thank you. (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Production

There will be NO REHEARSAL for MS Production Friday afternoon, due to Saturday’s rehearsal. Please be at the Auditorium BEFORE 10am ready to work – with a water bottle, snacks/sack lunch, and ALL cast should have ALL lines memorized. (Ms. Kimi)

  • Reading Sessions

7E, you’ll be in the library for your reading visit during period 6 today! Don’t forget your book if you have one 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • Monday Creativity Commons Workshop

We’re making playdoh on Monday during lunch! We will be using homemade playdoh the following week with the MakeyMakey, so this will be two weeks of low tech followed by high tech creativity. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

These women rock, kick, yell, make, teach, swim, research, paint, think, lead and change the world. They are seriously rad. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Arts Week

Good Morning Middle Schoolers! Next week is the MS Arts Week! Arts Week is a week dedicated to submitting daily art challenges, and at the end of the week, winners are chosen at the assembly and win fun prizes. Here are the daily themes for this year:

Monday – Black and White Photography Day
Tuesday – Illusion Trick Art Drawings
Wednesday – Dance with your teacher!
Thursday – Meme day
Friday – Fashion Friday

We will explain the themes and instructions more when the days come up, so keep an eye out! We look forward to your creative submissions.

Thanks, (MS StuCo)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: Monday, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Thursday, November 9, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Maths Challenge #4

Maths Challenge #4 is up and ready to go.
Well done to those who completed the #3

#4 is due by Friday 17th November. (Mr. Harrison)

  • Tech Days 2017-18 (Grades 6-10) (Repeat)

Next week you will have a chance to explore technology in a way that we usually don’t have time for in our classes.

Please complete this form to indicate your preference in workshops. This needs to be completed by Thursday, November 9th. Based on numbers, your selections are not guaranteed, but we will try our best! (Mr. Broughton)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

7E Math: See you tomorrow during period 6 for your reading session. 📚😍 (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

WANTED:Pirate Crew. Must be able to swashbuckle, swab decks, fire cannons, swill grog & climb to crow’s nest. No parrots plz #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Boys Soccer: today, November 9th, in the cafeteria during lunch
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: Monday, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break

Season 2 Sports Next Week-
– MS Boys Basketball today, November 9th @ the Gym please see Mr. Murray or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Boys interested are welcome to come out.
– MS Girls Soccer today, November 9th @ YCAC please see Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. Clifford or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Girls Interested, please meet at the gym after school and we will bus up to the YCAC.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Tech Days 2017-18 (Grades 6-10)

Next week you will have a chance to explore technology in a way that we usually don’t have time for in our classes.

Please complete this form to indicate your preference in workshops. This needs to be completed by Thursday, November 9th. Based on numbers, your selections are not guaranteed, but we will try our best! (Mr. Broughton)

  • Volleyball Tournament of HOPE – Thank you!

Thank you to all those who participated by playing or watching the first ever “Volleyball Tournament of HOPE”!

The title of “Best Volleyball Team of YIS” goes to the Nekoma Team with Grace, Kaori, Saya, Satono, Shaun, & Junryu from junior year! They were undefeated!

The Karasuno Team with Ryu, Kai, James, Artin, Alex, Tsuyoshi, & Williams from sophomore year scored the most total points during the tournament playing very tight games!

Thank you to all the YIS staff that came out to support this event. The event would not have been the same without you all there!

A special thank you to Mr.Pomeroy, Mr.Tananone, and Ms.Hill for all their help planning and/or helping out during the event!!

Through this event we raised over 40,000 yen overall with the participation fee and the bake sale!

Thank you so much for participating & looking forward to seeing you at the next HOPE sports tournament! (Krysta)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Chowa

Is cancelled today. Make sure to collect the info, photos, and write your stories this week for your assigned pages! (Mr. Hutton)

  • Reading Sessions

6M, I’ll see you today during period 2! Don’t forget your book if you have it 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Is Ender the military genius to fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race and determine the future of humanity? #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Boys Soccer: Thursday, November 9th, in the cafeteria during lunch
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: Monday, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break

Season 2 Sports Next Week-
– MS Boys Basketball on Thursday, November 9th @ the Gym please see Mr. Murray or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Boys interested are welcome to come out.
– MS Girls Soccer on Thursday, November 9th @ YCAC please see Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. Clifford or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Girls Interested, please meet at the gym after school and we will bus up to the YCAC.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lost Property

I have lost three pens 2 erasable pens and one fountain pen.

I have lost them in my science class in M302. If you happen to see them could you please give them back to Ms.Harding in room M106 or hand them in to the secondary office.

Best regards, (Mathilde Vergé-Salamon)

  • Volleyball Tournament of HOPE -TODAY! (Tuesday Nov.7.2017)

I hope you all had a blast at food fair and have a good Monday off of school!
The day of the “Volleyball Tournament of HOPE” is finally here:)
Even if you have not signed up with a team, if you would like to play show up at the gym after school and we can figure something out!
We have 5 student teams & 2 teacher teams.
Participation fee will be 500 yen per student and 1000 yen per teacher.
-> All funds will go to building a school in Cambodia in February!

There will also be a bake sale going on! Come eat some home baked goods while watching the competitive tournament between YIS volleyball players (students) going head to head then going on to play the teachers from 5:30.

Bake Sale:
Muffin, Cupcake, Cake, Chocolate Pie, Rice Krispies
Can’t wait to see all teams fight for the title of “Best Volleyball Team of YIS” (Krysta & Ioanna)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

6E, I’ll see you today period 3 for your reading session. Don’t forget your book!

6M, I’ll see you tomorrow first period for your reading session!

(Ms. Katy)

  • Creative Workshop

Join is today at lunch for a student-led workshop on Finger Knitting. Rachel and Maiya will be your fearless leaders! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

In this heartbreaking story, Mitch & Spencer spend the summer by the lake becoming friends & healing from devastating losses #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Girls Volleyball: today, November 7th, in the cafeteria during Lunch
– MS Boys Soccer: Thursday November 9th, in the cafeteria during lunch
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: Monday, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break

Season 2 Sports Next Week-

– MS Boys Basketball on Thursday, November 9th @ the Gym please see Mr. Murray or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Boys interested are welcome to come out.
– MS Girls Soccer on Thursday, November 9th @ YCAC please see Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. Clifford or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Girls Interested, please meet at the gym after school and we will bus up to the YCAC.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Friday, November 3, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Help for Food Fair

Hi all,

We need some help today moving furniture for food fair. If you are in the following classes, please meet at the cafeteria at 2:35.

8U
8H
Grade 9 English with Mr. Benson, Mr. Hutton, Ms. Barbour, or Mr. Schneer

Thank you!! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Sign-ups for Food Fair

Sunday is Food Fair! Hope everyone is ready to eat good food, play games, and be terrified in the Haunted Hospital.

Just a reminder of the sign-ups for Food Fair. Every student is expected to help out. Please be at your station on time so that the people working before don’t end up working extra. Here is the link to the sign ups so everyone knows where they need to be. If you see any empty spots, please think about volunteering one more hour.

Again, thank you! We couldn’t do it without you! (Ms. Madrid)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

Grade 8 Math (Harrison & Harding), see you in the library today for a reading visit at 9:10!
6E, I’ll see you in the library Tuesday for a booktalk and some reading time. Don’t forget your book! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Seedy characters, beautiful golden monkeys, murder & a young girl who loves words with a propensity for getting into trouble #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Volleyball KANTO Championships on Saturday, November 4th @ ASIJ starting at 9:00 am (A Only)
– MS Boys Soccer KANTO Championships on Saturday, November 4th @ ASIJ starting at 9:00 am (A Only)

Uniform Return – In an effort to better coordinate Season 1 uniform returns, we will designate a specific date for each team to return their uniforms to the cafeteria, so please check out your respective teams date below. (if you miss the date, please bring it to the PE office)
– MS Girls Volleyball: Tuesday, November 7th, in the cafeteria during Lunch
– MS Boys Soccer: Thursday November 9th, in the cafeteria during lunch
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country: Monday, November 13th, in the cafeteria during break

Season 2 Sports Next Week
– MS Boys Basketball on Thursday, November 9th @ the Gym please see Mr. Murray or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Boys interested are welcome to come out.
– MS Girls Soccer on Thursday, November 9th @ YCAC please see Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. Clifford or Mr. Tananone if you have questions. All MS Girls Interested, please meet at the gym after school and we will bus up to the YCAC.

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)