MS DAILY – Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HS Production (Repeat)

Don’t miss the G10 Drama class in the high-octane, interactive, and supremely entertaining HS Production Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes this coming Friday and Saturday at 7pm at YIS’s very own Tanner Auditorium. If you came to the performing arts ‘Play, Perform, and Create’ event in December, you saw a teaser of our production with our “Let’s Grow Old Together” and “World’s Most B*tchin’ Handshake.” Reserved tickets (at guaranteed prices: students 500 yen/adults 1000 yen) are available through the school website at www.yis.ac.jp/high-school-production Individuals NOT on the reserved form will need to buy tickets at the door – where prices will be determined by the roll of dice (100 yen x number rolled). For more information, please see Ms. Kimi or a G10 Drama student. (Ms. Kimi)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

‪Mystery, friendship, loyalty & the power of never giving up hope: Join Meg & Stevie as they try to find their friend Oscar, who’s missing and presumed dead. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, January 23, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • HS Production

Don’t miss the G10 Drama class in the high-octane, interactive, and supremely entertaining HS Production Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes this coming Friday and Saturday at 7pm at YIS’s very own Tanner Auditorium. If you came to the performing arts ‘Play, Perform, and Create’ event in December, you saw a teaser of our production with our “Let’s Grow Old Together” and “World’s Most B*tchin’ Handshake.” Reserved tickets (at guaranteed prices: students 500 yen/adults 1000 yen) are available through the school website at www.yis.ac.jp/high-school-production Individuals NOT on the reserved form will need to buy tickets at the door – where prices will be determined by the roll of dice (100 yen x number rolled). For more information, please see Ms. Kimi or a G10 Drama student. (Ms. Kimi)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Staying with her grandparents, Mascha learns a terrible secret about the kids next door. Adults won’t help, so she steps in. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, January 20, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Ju (12 yo) is a expert sleuth, & she’s secretly researching a family secret that will change her life forever. Who’s Ju? #msbookoftheday (Ms, Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, January 19, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Games this week:

MS Boys Basketball- Game vs St.Maur (A and B Only) today, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

MS Girls Soccer- Game vs St. Maur @YCAC on Thursday, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

Girls Basketball– Attention all MS girls basketball eager to get a head start on basketball. Mr. Murray is going to be running a morning practice session this Friday, January 20th in the gym, beginning at 7:30 am. If you are interested just come by the gym ready to play.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

A tearjerker of a book that blends friendship, grief, & science into a story about the astonishing wonder of the universe. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Help at Conference during Ski Break

During Ski Break, YIS is hosting a conference for educators and we are looking for some help. We need people to help greet people in the morning of Feb 9 & 10 and for high schooler to help serve food Feb 10 – I 4:00PM-6:15PM on Feb 10. You will receive a gift certificate for Apple or for Starbucks for your help. If you are in Yokohama and are willing to help, please fill in this survey. (Ms. Madrid)

  • No Maker Club TODAY

Due to unforeseen circumstances. Maker club will not run this week. Sorry. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  •  MS Book of the Day

Suddenly, computers around the world stop working. As resources dwindle, crises mount & chaos descends, the battle begins. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

Games this week:

MS Boys Basketball– Game vs St.Maur (A and B Only) on Thursday, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

MS Girls Soccer– Game vs St. Maur @YCAC on Thursday, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Closing at 4 pm Tuesday (Repeat)

Mrs. Kar will be in training and Ms. Katy is away, so the library will close at 4 pm on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Brainbowl Today!

Come to MS Brainbowl and have oodles of fun answering questions, working in teams and solving puzzles.

The MS Brainbowl Competition is in March — it is much more fun than competititve so come to M102 today at lunch to learn more about MS Brainbowl. (Mrs Edwards and Ms Clifford)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Games this week:

MS Boys Basketball– Game vs St.Maur (A and B Only) on Thursday, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

MS Girls Soccer– Game vs St. Maur @YCAC on Thursday, January 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

In 1935, Pierrot, an orphan, goes to live w/ his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a house named Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, January 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • DON’T BLOCK THE DOORS!

Just a reminder to MS and HS students not to leave your bags in front of the doors of the kindergarten building during lunch or break. This makes it difficult for the little students to get out of the building. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Library Closing at 4 pm Tuesday

Mrs. Kar will be in training and Ms. Katy is away, so the library will close at 4 pm on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • To the grade 7s who hang out in M103 before school

You are about to lose the right to be in M103 because of how loud you are in the morning and the mess you are leaving in the room. If you must be loud and crazy, please go to the playground before school. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Book of the Day

From @yislibrary: 13 year old Joe is left alone for a week’s vacation. It’s a fun adventure, until Mom doesn’t come back. What would you do? (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, January 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Silverware in the Cafeteria

Students: Some of you have been damaging silverware in the cafeteria by bending spoons and forks. Please show respect for school property and for those who have to clean up after you by not doing this.

Thank you, (Mr. Snowball)

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan (Repeat)

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 7 Pen Pals

A grade 7 class on a Navajo Reservation in Teec Nos Pos Arizona are looking for pen pals to correspond with. If you are interested in writing with another student who lives in a very different environment to you, ask Miss Winslade, Ms Madrid or Ms Kaufman for more details. (Grade 7 tutors)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful break.

Games this week:

MS Boys Basketball– Game @ ASIJ (CAB) on Saturday, January 14th, starting at 9:00 am.

GO DRAGONS!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Book for the Weekend

You need a book for the weekend! Try “Other Girl”:

What can you possibly bring to the relationship when your BFF is literally a superhero? Quite a lot, actually! Find out in Other Girl #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, January 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • YIS Snow Club Waxing and Sharpening Fundraiser for Chill Japan

The YIS Snow Club will continue offering a waxing and sharpening service throughout winter to raise money for Chill Japan! Bring your skis or snowboard to M206 and we’ll have them ready within a week.

Waxing and sharpening: 1000 yen per board or skis.

All proceeds will go to support Chill Japan. (chilljapan.org) (Mr. McKeown)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • What are you reading?

Why not try “The Beast of Cretácea” – A spin on Moby Dick, this modern sci-fi dystopian adventure tackles wealth, privilege, environment & power, all in space. (Ms. Katy)

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MS DAILY – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Food

Yup, still no food in the library. Although, rumor has it students are banding together to come up with a solution. Fingers crossed! (Ms. Katy)

  • Shakespeare Workshops – Thurs and Fri in Auditorium (Repeat)

This Thursday and Friday all G8-10 students will be exploring Shakespeare in performances and workshops. Please meet your teachers in the foyer 5 minutes before the scheduled time below then head to the auditorium. Teachers also welcome! Times are as follows…

Thursday 12 January (Day 4)

  • P1-P2 (9:20-10:30) – All G8-10 students in the auditorium for a combined Shakespeare performance.
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 9-2 and 9-4 – Mr Hutton’s G9 English classes
  • P5-6 (1:20-2:20) 8-2 and 8-3 – Ms Barbour and Mr Hutton’s G8 English classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-1 and 10-2 – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

Friday 13 January (Day 5)

  • P1-2 (9:20-10:20) 9-1 and 9-3 and EAL – Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G9 English classes, Mr Schneer’s EAL class
  • P3-4 (11:10-12:15) 8-1 and 8 EAL – Mr Schneer’s G8 classes
  • P7-8 (2:45-3:45) 10-3 and 10-4 Mr Kew and Mr Benson’s G10 English classes

(Mr. Hutton)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 7

You will all be taking part in a puppet workshop this Friday 13th in room H109 (Ms Macdonald’s drama room) with a very special visiting theatre practitioner, Lee Randall. The times are as follows:

7K – during normal drama lesson (9.10 – 10.40)
7W – During your art session with Ms Justice (1.50 – 2.40)
7M – (3-4pm)

See you there! Please make sure you are on time! (Ms Macdonald)

  • Library PSA: We want YOU to read a book!

Try “A Curious Tale of the In-Between”: 11 year old Pram speaks to ghosts, lives in an old folks home & has one living friend. Searching for her father, she’s now in a lot of danger. (Ms. Katy)

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