MS DAILY – Thursday, April 5, 2018

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Are you loving classic mystery novels? A “new” Agatha Christie just arrived! 10 strangers, all complicit in someone else’s death, are brought to an island & told they’ll pay for their crimes. That’s when the killings begin. A real whodunnit. #yislearning #msbookoftheday #newbooks (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Classical Concert Today at 4:15 pm

Classical musicians Mimi Solomon (piano) and Nicholas DiEugenio (violin) are visiting today to lead several master classes for high school music students and also perform for the YIS community. All are welcome to attend the concert, which will take place from 4:15 pm in the Tanner Auditorium. (Mr. Lobo)

  • Sunglasses Found

Ray Ban sunglasses were found in the Art Room yesterday. Please collect them in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival (Repeat)

This is a reminder that the Kanto Plain Film Festival entry deadline is coming up on Friday 20 April, 2018. Films made in a class, an activity or for fun are all eligible. Films need to be properly credited (see resources page of the website) and you must have license to use all of the material in your films including images, music and sound effects. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction, Expressive film or Height of Hart’s collaboration with creative adults. Full details and entry form are on the website. Festival exhibition will be at YIS on Saturday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Class Representative Voting (Repeat)

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

  • Expectations in Our Cafeteria (Repeat)

Just a reminder for all students about expectations in our cafeteria.

Dragon Dining is exclusively at Yokohama International School; we are not a big company.

Our small team works hard to source, prepare, cook and serve healthy sustainable lunches and snack items for the students at YIS.

In order to continue to deliver this level of service at YIS the rules below need to be followed.

Purchasing food in the cafeteria:

  • Do not take food without paying.
  • Pay the appropriate price for all food taken from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not share lunches purchased from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not use another person’s lunch account.
  • Take only what you are intending to eat…don’t waste the food.
  • Prepaid accounts must maintain a positive balance.
  • Don’t touch items on sale that you aren’t going to buy.
  • Use tongs and napkins when taking snack items.

Behaviour expectations in the cafeteria:

  • Responsible and orderly behaviour is expected at all times.
  • Students shall not save places in line, cut in line, or intimidate their way into line for food service.
  • Follow instructions of the cafeteria staff.
  • Show proper respect toward cafeteria staff.
  • Take your time and enjoy the food.
  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Push your chair back under the table after use.
  • Don’t leave a mess.
  • Take your dirty dishes to the dishwashing area.
  • Separate trash accordingly.
  • Report spills to cafeteria staff immediately.

(Dragon Dining)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

G7 Castro & Kashima-Sensei’s classes will be in the library today during period 5. Please come directly to the library from lunch! We will get started right away. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Try out this spy adventure trilogy: M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire life. When she leaves home to attend the prestigious Lawless School she realizes that her parents and tutors have been preparing her for a life of crime #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Expectations in Our Cafeteria

Just a reminder for all students about expectations in our cafeteria.

Dragon Dining is exclusively at Yokohama International School; we are not a big company.

Our small team works hard to source, prepare, cook and serve healthy sustainable lunches and snack items for the students at YIS.

In order to continue to deliver this level of service at YIS the rules below need to be followed.

Purchasing food in the cafeteria:

  • Do not take food without paying.
  • Pay the appropriate price for all food taken from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not share lunches purchased from Dragon Dining.
  • Students must not use another person’s lunch account.
  • Take only what you are intending to eat…don’t waste the food.
  • Prepaid accounts must maintain a positive balance.
  • Don’t touch items on sale that you aren’t going to buy.
  • Use tongs and napkins when taking snack items.

Behaviour expectations in the cafeteria:

  • Responsible and orderly behaviour is expected at all times.
  • Students shall not save places in line, cut in line, or intimidate their way into line for food service.
  • Follow instructions of the cafeteria staff.
  • Show proper respect toward cafeteria staff.
  • Take your time and enjoy the food.
  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Push your chair back under the table after use.
  • Don’t leave a mess.
  • Take your dirty dishes to the dishwashing area.
  • Separate trash accordingly.
  • Report spills to cafeteria staff immediately.

(Dragon Dining)

  • iPhone Found

iPhone (docomo) in a brown case was found in the playground yesterday. Please collect it in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • Classical Concert by Visiting Musicians Tomorrow at 4:15 pm

Classical musicians Mimi Solomon (piano) and Nicholas DiEugenio (violin) will be visiting tomorrow, April 4th, to lead several master classes for high school music students and also perform for the YIS community. All are welcome to attend the concert, which will take place from 4:15 pm in the Tanner Auditorium.

Ms. Solomon and Mr. DiEugenio, who are members of the Music Department faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have performed extensively around the world and have been engaged in an ambitious project, Unraveling Beethoven; Beyond the Canon, that seeks to “reanimate” the ten Beethoven violin sonatas for 21st century ears. (Mr. Lobo)

  • HS Class Representative Voting (Repeat)

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Boys Baseball vs St. Maur @ Honmoku, Thursday, April 5th, starting at 4:30 pm
– MS Girls Basketball @ ASIJ Saturday, April 7th (BA) tip off at 9:00 am
– MS Boys Baseball @ St. Marys, Saturday, April 7th, verses St. Maurs and St. Marys first game at 12:00 pm.
– MS Boys & Girls Track and Field @ Oi Futo, Saturday, April 7th, starting at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Reading Sessions

G7 with Kashima-sensei, I’ll see you tomorrow! Bring your book with you if you’ve got a good one. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

It all begins with Laika, the first dog in space. Launched into orbit by the Soviet Union, Laika’s craft is sucked into a wormhole and onto the Planet Gersbach, inhabited by highly intelligent but very tiny people. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, April 2, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Kanto Plain Film Festival

This is a reminder that the Kanto Plain Film Festival entry deadline is coming up on Friday 20 April, 2018. Films made in a class, an activity or for fun are all eligible. Films need to be properly credited (see resources page of the website) and you must have license to use all of the material in your films including images, music and sound effects. Enter your Non-Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Comedic Fiction, Expressive film or Height of Hart’s collaboration with creative adults. Full details and entry form are on the website. Festival exhibition will be at YIS on Saturday 19 May. (Mr. Pitter)

  • HS Class Representative Voting

Good Morning High school & Grade 8,
In one week, Monday, Apr 9th, High School Class Representative Voting will take place.

Students interested in running as HS Class Representatives are required to give a short speech and participate in a question-answer session with your grade.
Students will vote for five representatives to represent their grade and serve for the HS Student Council. If you are interested in running please familiarise yourself with the High School Student Council constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGzHX2WRAK7qWZ9P2XL5kCEendlf2gffeRJncXdCrM8/edit

and sign up on this google form if interested in running:

https://goo.gl/forms/1RBBJrUX2jiZMWLq1

If you have any questions please ask your STUCO representative. (HS Stuco)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

We’re back! What did you read over spring break? Any new recommendations for the 2019 @sakuramedal contenders? Why not kick off our last term with a 2018 contender? You’ve got a little less than a month before voting! #esbookoftheday #msbookoftheday #hsbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Homework Club

Want to start spring term off well? Want to be organized for the rest of the year? Want a quiet place to work? Need a little help on your assessments? Then come to today’s homework club. See you in M103 at 4PM. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Reading Sessions

You’re back and it’s time to read! Bring a book with you if you have one.

Monday:
G7 Languages Group 2: Asashi & Suzuki period 1
G7 Languages Group 3: Castro & Hill period 2

Wednesday:
G7 Languages Group 1: Kashima period 5

(Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, March 16, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Cell Phone Found

iPhone (Y!mobile) in a black and partly gold case was found in Room M303 yesterday. Please collect it in the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

  • MS & HS Books of the Day

Stephen Hawking, arguably the most famous scientist of our time, has died. Honor his memory by reading his books and learning something new about science today. http://bit.ly/SH_obit #yislearning #hsbookoftheday #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Red and White!

Today is Red and White! Please meet your 6 teacher (at 1:55) to walk over to the auditorium. Bring money to support your favorite team and help raise funds for the Chiku Center! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Students involved with Red and White

Students involved with Red and White, don’t forget to meet in the foyer for practice:

Red and White Committee Meet at 10:40 in the Foyer: Waka (8), Wyatt (8), Yestin (8), Misal (8), Jennifer (8), Jack (gr 7), Julia D (6). Rion O (6), Goki (6) Maite (6). Hafren (6), Maia g. (6), Harumi (6)

Performers (Red and White Team): All performers meet in the foyer at 10:40. We will walk over together. When you have finished your practice you will walk back to class.

(Ms. Madrid)

  • Reading Sessions

Grade 6 with Orihara and Castro get to have a reading party during period 5 today! Come straight to the library after lunch and your teachers can take attendance there. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, March 15, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Books and Brownies!

Books and Brownies today at lunch! Bring a book to read and chat with a sweet snack. (Ms. Katy)

  • Science Fair Overview

Gr 6-9 Students should know what space they are presenting in, and at which time. This is also posted on the walls in Main building on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

This is a time for you to show what you have been learning in science (and I&S in grade 6)! Also a great time for you to LEARN about what students in other grades or classes have been doing. You may find ways to change your LIVES! Please LEAD by example and be curious, engaged and respectful audiences for all the presenters you visit, and be sure to visit a wide range of rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors during your times as audiences.

Times

Who

What

1:45-1:55

Any student in G 6-9

If your poster/materials is not in the room you are presenting in, please put it there. Remember to bring tape, pins or poster putty/blue tack with you. Science teachers have some.

2:00-2:25(2:30)*

Session 1, Block A presents (Half of grade 6 and 7)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

2:30-2:55(3:00)*

Session 1, Block B presents (Other Half of grade 6 and 7)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:00-3:25(3:30)*

Session 2, Block A (Half of grade 8 and 9)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:30-3:55

Session 2, Block B (Other Half of grade 8 and 9)

Everyone else is their audience

All classrooms and hall on 2nd and 3rd floor Main building

3:55 – 4:00

Congratulations! Tell people who have impressed you what you enjoyed about their work. Everyone please help take any science materials and posters back to the labs, as your teacher has told you/explained. Leave it in a tidy, organized, manner.

Clean up and leave rooms organized.

* if you have a display with more than a poster please use the last 5 minutes to clean up. If you just have a poster, please continue to present until the end of the 30 min time. (Mrs. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

7K, I’ll see you period 2 today.
G6 with Castro and Orihara, I’ll see you tomorrow!

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Looking for a @sakuramedal novel to up your votes this year? Serafina and the Black Cloak just came back in! Set in 1899, this is a magical battle against evil fought by a powerful twelve year old. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Red and White Concert (Repeat)

Friday’s Red and White Concert will be a chance for you to support the Chicku Center. Please bring money on Friday so you can donate on behalf of the Red or White team and help raise a ton of money for the Chiku Center. (Ms. Madrid)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • International School Food Day

Thursday 15th March is International School Food Day – a campaign to raise awareness about good nutrition in schools and an opportunity to celebrate the delicious, healthy food we enjoy at YIS. At the moment Japan is not on their map of schools around the world. If you would like to change that you can tweet a picture of your nutritious lunch, snack, sandwich or salad bowl.

tweet your lunch
#dragondining
#ISMD2018
#MyFood
#intschoolmeals
#yislearning

For more information on this event and how to get involved please visit
http://internationalschoolmealsday.com (Ms. Vitty)

  • Books & Brownies!

Tomorrow during lunch is Books & Brownies! Bring your lunch and a book for a read, a chat and a snack in the library. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Red and White Concert

Friday’s Red and White Concert will be a chance for you to support the Chicku Center. Please bring money on Friday so you can donate on behalf of the Red or White team and help raise a ton of money for the Chiku Center. (Ms. Madrid)

  • Reading Sessions

Today:
7P, I’ll see you at the end of period 2.
G6 Languages Group 1: Suzuki, Maeda, Unno period 5
G8 Languages Group 2: Hill & Maeda period 8

Tomorrow: 7K, bring your books with you!

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

This thrilling journey explores the wide ranging effects of WWII through the Japanese invasion of Burma and introduces the reader to the world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts. For fans of adventure & historical fiction #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

Today, I’ll see lots of G8 Japanese speakers. Bring your book with you!
Period 1: G8 Languages Group 1: Unno
Period 2: G8 Languages Group 2: Suzuki & Orihara
Tomorrow:
G6 Languages Group 1: Suzuki, Maeda, Unno
G8 Languages Group 3: Hill & Maeda

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Princess Zora of the Granitewings travels to the reclusive Peryton clan, but when she arrives, Peryton Peak is abandoned except for one young warrior with no memory of his origins: Broxo. He’s the key to a mystery more dangerous than Zora imagined. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, March 12, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library

The library will close at 4:30 today. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Homework Club

Today is our first middle school homework club. Come to M103 after school for a chance to get organized for the week, try to get work done before the break, and have a place to get things done. See you there! (Ms. Madrid)

  • St Mary’s Middle School Play

The principal of St Mary’s would like to invite any MS students to watch their MS play next Sunday, March 18th at 2pm or on Monday, March 19th at 4pm.
Details are below. (Ms. Vitty)

  • MS Book of the Day

Reggie, known as “Pukey” McKnight at his middle school, attempts to refine his image & social status. When he gets involved at a local homeless shelter, two clients help him believe he’s making a difference, which helps him in the world and at school. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, March 9, 2018

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Athletics News:

– MS Girls Basketball continue their season vs Seisen (ABC) on Saturday, March 10th beginning at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Stop by @DFGHarajuku today to see our G12 DP Art students’ final galley. Don’t know much about art? Prepare by flipping through Big Ideas Simply Explained’s “The Art Book”. It explores the ideas and history behind 100 iconic artworks. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • After-school Homework Club (Repeat)

Starting next Monday, we will be having after-school homework club for all middle schoolers. This will happen 4-5PM in M103 and will be a chance for you to come after school, get yourself organized for the week, and work on any big projects or homework assignments coming up. A teacher will be in the room to support you if you need help. This will happen every Monday until the end of the school year. We hope to see you there!! (Ms. Madrid)