MS DAILY – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • KINDERGARTEN BUILDING – KEEP OUT & KEEP DOOR CLEAR!

This is just another reminder to not use the corridors during break and lunchtime for chatting, studying etc. This is a learning space for the younger students. Also, another reminder not to block the doorways when you’re sitting outside the building. (Mr. Snowball)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniforms- All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you.

  • MS Book of the Day

Wolverine, Deadpool, Thanos & Doctor Doom: there’s one hero that’s beaten them all…Squirrel Girl! #msbookoftheday #eatinnutsandkickinbutts (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Dance (Repeat)

The MS dance committee is excited to announce that the Starry Night dance is coming up this Friday! The dance will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at the auditorium. Drinks will be on sale so bring some change! The dress code is casual but feel free to wear something more formal is you want to. The MS dance committee has worked really hard to organize this dance and we hope to see many of you there! (MS Dance Committee)

MS DAILY – Monday, February 20, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Uniforms- All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio by Thursday February 23rd at the latest. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Dance

The MS dance committee is excited to announce that the Starry Night dance is coming up this Friday! The dance will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at the auditorium. Drinks will be on sale so bring some change! The dress code is casual but feel free to wear something more formal is you want to. The MS dance committee has worked really hard to organize this dance and we hope to see many of you there! (MS Dance Committee)

  • MS Dance Committee

Just a reminder to all of those in the MS dance committee that we are meeting today in Ms.Madrid’s room. The change of schedule caused for some confusion last week, please make sure to be there today since it is our last meeting before the dance on Friday. See you there! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Book of the Day

These Greek myths retold as graphic novels are action-packed, fast-paced adventures, full of romance, monsters & explosions. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, February 17, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Twins Alex & Conner end up in a land of wonder & magic, encountering the fairy tale characters (good and bad) of childhood #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

MS DAILY – Thursday, February 16, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA’s today – grades 6 -9. Room changes for gr. 10 & 11

As with Tuesday’s sessions, please come prepared with book, scrap paper. Check your group’s room on the green noticeboard outside Ms Shiina’s office. Classes will re-commence at 11.50am. (Mr. Snowball)

Room changes for today Pd. 3 only

Gr. 11 English – CB M305 to M205
Gr. 11 English – BB to M404
Gr. 11 English – MRe to M101
Gr. 11 English – DH to M206
Gr. 10 Maths – PH to M202
Gr. 10 Maths – ZL to M302

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  •  MS Athletics/Activities

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball start today, February 16th. Both teams will meet in the gym first. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

This novel in verse tells stories of 3 women in science: Maria Meriandiscovered the truth about metamorphosis; Mary Anning found innumerable fossils; and Maria Mitchell discovered a new comet #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities (Repeat)

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball will start on February 16th. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS “The Most” Results (Repeat)

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA

Please check the board outside Ms Shiina’s office to see which class you go to for the ISA assessments. Remember also what you need to bring to the sessions. (Mr. Snowball)

  •  Maths Challenge #10

Maths Challenge: Welcome back

Let’s see if you can do this week’s Maths Challenge #10. Due in Friday 24th Feb. Well done to Eishin and Haruna who in the lead for MS and HS respectively. – this will not be printed this week. Please send your answer electronically or on scrap paper to Mr. Harrison

Problem #10
A cycling club organised two different excursions and everyone in the club, went on at least one of the two excursions. Fifty percent of the members went on the first trip and eighty percent went on the second trip. Twelve members went of both trips. How many people belong to the cycling club? (Mr. Harrison)

  • ARTSCAPE 2017

Yesterday marked the opening of the annual Kanto plains ‘Artscape’ exhibition in Tokyo where work was showcase art and design work from our selected YIS MS and HS students. This year, 12 schools are participating in the exhibition which is held in Azabu Kids-to-Teens hall, Azabu, Tokyo. (A short distance from Hiro-o or Azabu-Juban stations) The exhibition will run from February 13th-28th. Please visit and check out some inspiring work!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwjzIVGlfJPoU0h3c1ZlbVRkOUU

(Ms Justice and Mrs Ralph)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball will start on February 16th. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

Uniforms– All second season athletes, please return your uniforms to the dance studio as soon as possible. Once you have placed your uniform in the correct basket , please remember to cross your name off the appropriate list. Thank you. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS “The Most” Results

All of the responses to the MS “The Most” have been looked at. We would like to congratulate everybody who won and we would like to thank you everybody who voted! Below are the results:

Most likely to win the voice: Polina

Most likeley to conquer the world: Theo (grade 6)

Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Matthew

Selfie Queen: Jennifer

Selfie King; Ben

Social Media Master: Mikey

Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all: Toby

Most Likely to become a billionaire: Julius

All the winners will be placed on this years “The Most” yearbook page. The Chowa team will need a photo of all of you individually to represent your “the most” in the yearbook. We will have a photo session during lunch on Friday (Day 7). Please meet in the Foyer straight away after eating ( no later than 12:50). Feel free to bring any props that you feel will match your category. For example as winner of ” Who is most likely to make a scientific discovery that will destroy us all?” you may want to bring a lab coat. Please remind the other winners to be there as well.

Thank You! (MS Chowa Club)

  • MS Book of the Day

11 year old Harriet spies on her friends & keeps a notebook w/ their secrets. But the notebook is stolen & secrets are out! #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, February 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA

Tomorrow after homeroom, please go to your assigned room. The schedule will be on the boards outside Ms Shiina’s office this afternoon. The tests will run from pd 1 to 12.30pm. You need to bring pen and scrap paper for working out. Grades 6 & 7, you will not need a calculator. Grade 8 can use one if you want – but it cannot be the one on your phone. Grade 9s – you will need your calculator. Also, bring something to read – not your laptop – in case you finish early. (Mr. Snowball)

  • Cancer Seminar (Repeat)

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women are likely to suffer from cancer? What are the important things to know if you or a loved one were to get the diagnosis?

The National Cancer Centre’s Dr Katanoda will be coming in next Monday, first day back from ski break to present a seminar. It will be conducted in both English and Japanese, at 1:20 to 2:00pm in the loft. Please come along! (Michael Murakoshi-Singer, Grade 10)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball will start on February 16th. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

GO DRAGONS!!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

In a medieval adventure, 3 children are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king & save the land from a farting dragon #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Greetings from Cambodia!

Hello YIS!
We are sending you greetings from Pursat Province, Cambodia! Today was our first introduction to the village of Tadeis and we got to work setting the rock foundation and mixing concrete for the pillars of the school building that will have classrooms for grades 4,5 and 6 students. We have some full days of work ahead of us and we will collaborate with the local workers and some of the school children. The next few nights will have us immersed in the village and we will camp out in tents.

Today we were also introduced to more of the HOPE International projects in Cambodia and are seeing first hand the impact of their projects for education, clean water and micro finance. We hope you all enjoy the long weekend break and we can’t wait to tell you more once we are back next week!

(HOPE Service Club Cambodia trip participants and Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Schneer and Ms. Urquhart)

  • Cancer Seminar

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women are likely to suffer from cancer? What are the important things to know if you or a loved one were to get the diagnosis?

The National Cancer Centre’s Dr Katanoda will be coming in next Monday, first day back from ski break to present a seminar. It will be conducted in both English and Japanese, at 1:20 to 2:00pm in the loft. Please come along!

(Michael Murakoshi-Singer, Grade 10)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Today’s #msbookoftheday is Raina Telgemeier @goraina’s latest, “Ghosts”. Catarina’s family moves to the haunted seaside town Bahía de Luna. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, February 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Cambodia Coin Drive – FINAL RESULTS

Grade 9 – WINNERS! (¥4351)
Grade 6 – 2nd (¥5430)
Grade 8 -3rd (¥6247)
Grade 7 – 4th (¥6421)
Grade 10 – 5th (¥6553)
Grade 12 – 6th (¥6923)
Grade 11 – 7th (¥7628)
Teachers – LOSERS! (¥10,252)

TOTAL, we raised ¥53,805!!!
Thank you for all your contributions. The funds will go towards construction materials for the school building in Cambodia. See you next year to see if the teachers can make a coin drive comeback. (Ms. Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Incredible week for athletics and activities this past weekend, as YIS was well represented across the events for KANTO and AISA!

MS Boys Basketball
: Congratulations to the MS Boys Basketball for another hard fought season where they showed incredible growth and development throughout. The boys finished 4th out of 8 teams and where agonizingly close to making it to the finals at this past weekends KANTO championships.

MS Girls Soccer
: The first season of MS girls soccer was another great success story as the girls finished 2nd out of 9 teams, making it all the way to the finals of the KANTO championships before losing to a very strong BST side.

Other News and Notes

MS Boys Baseball and MS Girls Basketball will start on February 16th. Please contact Mr. Tananone if you have any questions. MS Track and Field does not meet until March 1st.

GO DRAGONS!!! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

In 1990s Russia, 12 year old Dasha juggles school, friendship and first crushes on her own when her mother moves to America. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, February 3, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • ISA TRIAL TESTS

On Monday or Tuesday, all grade 6-9 students will sit a trial test for the annual ISA tests. This year, the tests will be done online, hence the need for a trial. This will take place in your regular period one and two sessions, though the test will only take 45-50 minutes. While there are the usual two tests – Maths and English – you will only be doing the Mathematical Literacy for the trial. Please note, this is a trial and will not affect your YIS report.

You will still need to be prepared. You will need to:
– make sure your laptop is charged in the morning
– bring a pen, ruler and eraser
– bring scrap paper
– grade 9 need a calculator, MS students do not.
– you will be using Safari, not Chrome.

On Tuesday, there will be some room changes:
Ms Clark’s PE class – go to M103
Mr Murray’s PE class – go to M101
Mr Ralph’s PE class – go to M208
Ms Barbour’s class – go to M203

(Mr. Snowball)

  • Countdown to Cambodia Coin Drive – UPDATE

After 3 days of the Coin Drive, here are the current standings as of Wednesday evening:

Grade 9 – WINNING!
Grade 10 – 2nd
Grade 8
Grade 7
Grade 6
Grade 12
Grade 11 – 2nd to last
Teachers – LOSING!

Today is the LAST DAY to add coins to any grade! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Rings Found

Two gold rings were found in the Art Room yesterday. Please collect them at the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Creative Writing Workshops (Repeat)

Holly Thompson is our visiting author this year! We will have creative writing workshops in whole grade levels at the following times:

Fri Feb 3 (Day 10)

  • Grade 10 – P3 and 4 (Loft)
  • HS Magazine – HS lunch (MB 303)
  • Grade 8 – P7 and 8 (Loft)

We will be doing lots of creative writing, so bring your English notebook and something to write with! (Mr. Hutton)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

In this historical fiction verse novel, Mimi is a Hafu girl who dreams of being an astronaut as Apollo 11 heads for the moon #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)