MS DAILY – Friday, September 8, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • PORTRAIT ABSENTEES

If you were absent yesterday, please go to the LOFT at 3PM for your yearbook portrait…

Grade 8
Jared Wright

Grade 9
Sarasa Court

Grade 10
Hyun Seo Choi
Vienna Gallagher

If you are unable to have your photo taken today, there will be a makeup day in January. (Genki)

  • Summer Reading Party

It’s today! Did you read at least three books over the vacation? Fill out your monopoly board and come to our celebration in the library at lunch. We’ll have snacks, fun and a raffle. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18 (Repeat)

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

  • Cross Country Running (Repeat)

It has been great to see so may of you trying out during the past two weeks and the coaches hope you al stay the course for the remainder of the season. Yesterday we took the photographs for Chowa, but more will be taken at the meets. Uniforms were given out and should be worn at the meets. The large sizes are quite rare at the moment and if you did not pick up a uniform, or have one that is small, please bring a school t-shirt on Saturday. The bus leaves the school gym at 7:00 am and an email was sent earlier this week to those who had signed up. Those who have just enrolled,and have not received the email should see Mr. Tananone. (Mr. Brown)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Leadership Retreat

If you are going to the middle school leadership retreat, meet in the foyer immediately after tutor group. Bring your snacks, water, and (if grade 7 &8) bring your computers. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities- All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA @ Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 9th

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Fast forward to 2213: Earth is long destroyed & humans are now fleeing Mars for a new star & a new life…or so they think #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, September 7, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Cross Country Running

It has been great to see so may of you trying out during the past two weeks and the coaches hope you al stay the course for the remainder of the season. Yesterday we took the photographs for Chowa, but more will be taken at the meets. Uniforms were given out and should be worn at the meets. The large sizes are quite rare at the moment and if you did not pick up a uniform, or have one that is small, please bring a school t-shirt on Saturday. The bus leaves the school gym at 7:00 am and an email was sent earlier this week to those who had signed up. Those who have just enrolled,and have not received the email should see Mr. Tananone. (Mr. Brown)

  • USB Found

A silver USB (cruzer micro 4.0 GB) was found in the hallway yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

  • Summer Reading Celebration (Repeat)

The summer reading party will happen this Friday in the library. Please join us for activities and a raffle after you eat your lunch if you turned in a Summer Reading monopoly or BINGO card. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18 (Repeat)

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Permission Slip for MS Retreat

Anyone going on the middle school retreat, please submit your permission slip to Mr. Barker as soon as possible!! (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Book of the Day

Ghost (real name: Castle Crenshaw) lives for bball, until the Olympic medalist track coach sees him run & everything changes #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Summer Reading Celebration

The summer reading party will happen this Friday in the library. Please join us for activities and a raffle after you eat your lunch if you turned in a Summer Reading monopoly or BINGO card. (Ms. Katy)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board. (This is opposite M103, outside Ms. Harding’s room)

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS reps on the Student Service Committee – sign up now on Veracross!

The student service committee plays a significant role in shaping service learning at YIS and looks to develop, support, encourage and evaluate effective service experiences for YIS students. Some activities include hosting fundraising events like Red & White, allocating funds for student service projects and educating the YIS community about why service is important. Students in this group can expect to develop their leadership skills and make a positive difference in our YIS community. Ask Ms. Urquhart if you have questions! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by the end of the day, September 6th if you have not done so already. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

MS Athletics Team Photos/Uniforms – All teams please know that we will be handing out uniforms tomorrow, Thursday, Sept.7, as well as taking our team photos for the year, so please come down to the gym as soon as possible.

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA @ Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 9th

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Heartbreaking & brave, this is the memoir of Sungju, who lived on the streets of North Korea from 11 to 16 years old. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Filmeisters, Filmmakers and Film Festivals (Repeat)

YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival again this year, in May 2018. Details about the festival will follow, but we encourage students in Middle and High school to practice their filmmaking skills and enter the Festival.
We have also been made aware of a student Shakespeare Film Festival, soliciting student films with a Shakespeare theme, so if your work meets those criteria, your can double your festivities.
Interested filmmakers may have noticed that Filmeisters was not offered in the activities sign-up this season. This is because we are unsure of the format that will be of the most benefit to you and the projects you want to make.
If you are a HS student interested in making a film, or working on a film this year, please come to a meeting in M303 Tuesday at lunch.
If you are a MS student interested in making a film, or working on a film, please come to a meeting in M306 Thursday at lunch.
Based on your interest, we will decide whether or not to run Filmeisters, and what the best format will be to support your filmmaking. (Mr. Pitter)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Grade 6-8 MS Chiku Service Team

Thanks to everyone for signing up for the MS Chiku Service Team. We are going to have a great year!! To help launch the Chiku Center Service team, there will be a short meeting today during lunch in M202 to explain to you how things work and our schedule this month. Please first go to the cafeteria to get your lunch on a paper plate and using a disposable spoon/fork. Then come to M202 with your lunch so we can talk about the service team. (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Book of the Day

DRAMA ALERT:13yo brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart & mean-girl Ashley collide when their parents move into together. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

P.S. Today’s book of the days are all Sakura Medal books! And the debate begins ūüôā

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by Wednesday, September 6th if you have not done so already. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA @ Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 9th

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • One week to Dragon Days!! (Repeat)

The mission of YIS is Live Learn Lead. Your Monday challenge is to come up with a three word mission that defines your Dragon Days group. Meet with your group at lunch or at break to come up with three words that summarize what you want to accomplish during Dragon Days. Email those three words to Ms. Barbour (barbourc@yis.ac.jp). (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Chowa Needs You! (Repeat)

Drop by to Mr Hutton’s room (306) during lunch time on Tuesday to find out a little more about what we do. In the club, we will learn to use InDesign (a professional publishing tool) to design the pages that will record all the fun and excitement of YIS for years to come. If you can’t make it but have questions, see Mr Hutton or email him anytime! (Mr Hutton)

MS DAILY – Monday, September 4, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Filmeisters, Filmmakers and Film Festivals

YIS will host the Kanto Plain Film Festival again this year, in May 2018. Details about the festival will follow, but we encourage students in Middle and High school to practice their filmmaking skills and enter the Festival.
We have also been made aware of a student Shakespeare Film Festival, soliciting student films with a Shakespeare theme, so if your work meets those criteria, your can double your festivities.
Interested filmmakers may have noticed that Filmeisters was not offered in the activities sign-up this season. This is because we are unsure of the format that will be of the most benefit to you and the projects you want to make.
If you are a HS student interested in making a film, or working on a film this year, please come to a meeting in M303 Tuesday at lunch.
If you are a MS student interested in making a film, or working on a film, please come to a meeting in M306 Thursday at lunch.
Based on your interest, we will decide whether or not to run Filmeisters, and what the best format will be to support your filmmaking. (Mr. Pitter)

  • Maths Challenge 2017-18

The first of the Maths challenges for this school year is up on the maths notice board.

These challenges are open to all students and staff.

Please complete this set of challenges by Friday 15th September and hand your answers to Mr. Harrison. (Mr. Harrison)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • One week to Dragon Days!!

The mission of YIS is Live Learn Lead. Your Monday challenge is to come up with a three word mission that defines your Dragon Days group. Meet with your group at lunch or at break to come up with three words that summarize what you want to accomplish during Dragon Days. Email those three words to Ms. Barbour (barbourc@yis.ac.jp). (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities– Please remember to sign up for your activities by Wednesday September 6th if you have not done so already. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up.

All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th.

MS Games this Week:
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Saturday, Sept. 9th
– MS Girls Volleyball CBA @ Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 9th

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

When her father is lost at sea, Alice must live in an “uncle’s” house whose mysterious library holds much more than books. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Chowa Needs You! (Repeat)

Drop by to Mr Hutton’s room (306) during lunch time on Tuesday to find out a little more about what we do. In the club, we will learn to use InDesign (a professional publishing tool) to design the pages that will record all the fun and excitement of YIS for years to come. If you can’t make it but have questions, see Mr Hutton or email him anytime! (Mr Hutton)

MS DAILY – Friday, September 1, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Summer Reading Party

Today’s summer reading party has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced next week. Bookish apologies, which everyone knows are of the most sincere variety. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • After Morning Tutor

Today after morning tutor, you will be doing something a little different than normal:

Grade 6: Go to Loft

  • Hear StuCo speeches
  • Sign up for activities

Grade 7 and 8

After tutor, go to classroom to meet up with Dragon Day Group to work on your ATL video you started last week.

Group 1-4

M113 w. Ms. King

Group 5-8

M403b with Mr. Kumamoto

Group 9-12

M201 with Ms. Latve

Group 13-15

M103 with Mr. Parker

Group 15-17

M307 with Mr. Schneer

Group 18-20

M301 with Ms Urquhart

  • Students should have finished filming their one minute video about ATL for an audience of grade 6s.
  • Students may be given 10 minutes to finish any editing
  • Students then upload video to blog AND submit using this link
  • Students then complete an individual reflection using this link

(Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Activities– Online signups will open today September 1st at 9 am, All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. Even if you have already been partaking in a club/activity please make sure you officially sign up.

Grade 6– Please remember that Mr. Broughton and Ms. Madrid will help you during tutor groups with the sign ups. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

4 mismatched kids, a mysterious billionaire, time travel, famous historic events and action packed adventure? Awesome ebook. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Chowa Needs You! (Repeat)

Drop by to Mr Hutton’s room (306) during lunch time on Tuesday next week to find out a little more about what we do. In the club, we will learn to use InDesign (a professional publishing tool) to design the pages that will record all the fun and excitement of YIS for years to come. If you can’t make it but have questions, see Mr Hutton or email him anytime! (Mr Hutton)

MS DAILY – Thursday, August 31, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Natsu Matsuri

This Thursday after school there will be a Natsu Matsuri (Japanese Summer Festival) on the playground run. All ages are welcome! The Natsumatsuri summer festival will have lots of food, such as Chocolate Bananas, Shaved Ice, Drinks, Takoyaki, popcorn and more. There will also be games and activities such as the pie toss run by both the student council and service clubs. Please come along! (HS StuCo)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Chowa Needs You!

Drop by to Mr Hutton’s room (306) during lunch time on Tuesday next week to find out a little more about what we do. In the club, we will learn to use InDesign (a professional publishing tool) to design the pages that will record all the fun and excitement of YIS for years to come. If you can’t make it but have questions, see Mr Hutton or email him anytime! (Mr Hutton)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities
         РMS Cross Country (Boys/Girls) РOfficial practice begins today (Aug.31) please meet Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school .
         РMS Boys Soccer РFirst practice begins today (Aug. 31). Please meet Mr. Ralph and Mr. Thomas at the gym after school to head up to the YCAC.
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†–¬†MS Girls Volleyball¬†– First practice¬†begins today¬†(Aug.31)¬†Please meet Mrs. Clark, Akashi-sensei¬†and Mr. Saez¬†at the gym after school.

MS Activities– Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

In a bleak future where the environment’s destroyed & only the privileged few thrive, Nailer faces an impossible choice. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Cross Country (Boys/Girls) – Official practice will begin on Thursday (Aug.31) please meet Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school .
MS Boys Soccer – First practice will be on Thursday (Aug. 31). Please meet Mr. Ralph and Mr. Thomas at the gym after school to head up to the YCAC.
MS Girls Volleyball – First practice will be in Thursday (Aug.31) Please meet Mrs. Clark, Akashi-sensei and Mr. Saez at the gym after school.

MS Activities- Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

3 wizards-in-training are kidnapped. The familiars-Aldwyn the cat,Skylar the bluejay & Gilbert the frog-set out to save them #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Dragon Days Challenge #1: If you haven‚Äôt already you need to:

Come up with a TEAM NAME, TEAM LOGO and TEAM SLOGAN and PHOTO of everyone in the group. Then upload to bit.ly/DDchallenge1 This is due by WEDNESDAY.

Add to this slideshow: bit.ly/DDchallenge1

(Ms. Madrid)

  • Grade 6 Students! (Repeat)

Would you like to be on Student Council and take part in planning activities and fun events throughout the year? Dances, assemblies and spirit week are only a few things that MS Student Council organizes and runs. We hope you’ll bring more exciting ideas!

If you’d like to run, please add the following to a slide HERE:
1. Your name
2. A photo of you

Next Friday (September 1) you will also need to stand up and deliver a short speech to Grades 6-8 about why you would like to be on student council and what would make you a good student council member. You will not be able to run if you haven’t completed a slide in the slideshow.

If you have any questions, let Ms. Barbour (M305) or Mr. Barker (M107) know!  (Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Library Closing Early

Due to a faculty meeting, the library will be closing at 3 pm today. (Ms. Katy)

  • YIS Student Ambassadors

We are looking to create our team of YIS Ambassadors again this year. If your would like to be a part of our amazing team, please fill in this form.

For more information, check your email or look at this document. If you have any questions, please email me or drop by to see me.

Students new to YIS are very welcome to join the team and we can help you with information about YIS for school tours. (Ms Clifford)

  • Reminder about school dress code (Repeat)

Secondary Students: Now that we are back to school on a regular schedule and the weather is quite warm, it is important to remind everyone about the school dress code. Please please bear the following in mind:

As a general rule, students are expected to be clean, neat and modestly dressed in a manner which would not draw attention to themselves. More specifically, we require all students to abide by the following 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 ‚Äúflip flops‚ÄĚ are not appropriate.

Please note that students will be advised if they wear clothing that is considered inappropriate. Students are expected not to wear the offending clothes to school again. (Ms. Vitty, Ms. Madrid, Mr. Redlich)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Calling all Middle School Performers

There will be an interest session for the MS Production in Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room (H110) Thursday, Aug 31st @ 10:40 (Morning Recess). If you think you would like to participate in the production in any way – (lead role, ensemble role, stage management, tech crew, etc.) please stop by and express interest or have any questions answered before activity sign ups on Friday. I look forward to seeing new faces join this year’s production! MS rehearsals will start Wednesday, September 6th @ 4pm in H110 (Ms. Kimi’s Drama Room). (Ms. Kimi)

  • MS Book of the Day

What’s a star-gazing, skateboarding, chess playing, pizza eating, first kissing, sister hating older brother afraid of? #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Grade 6 Students! (Repeat)

Would you like to be on Student Council and take part in planning activities and fun events throughout the year? Dances, assemblies and spirit week are only a few things that MS Student Council organizes and runs. We hope you’ll bring more exciting ideas!

If you’d like to run, please add the following to a slide HERE:
1. Your name
2. A photo of you

Next Friday (September 1) you will also need to stand up and deliver a short speech to Grades 6-8 about why you would like to be on student council and what would make you a good student council member. You will not be able to run if you haven’t completed a slide in the slideshow.

If you have any questions, let Ms. Barbour (M305) or Mr. Barker (M107) know!  (Ms. Barbour)

  • MS Boys Soccer – Mandatory Meeting (Repeat)

To those are thinking about playing MS Boys Soccer,
We will have a short meeting in the Dance Studio on Tuesday the 29th of August at 3:30pm. In this meeting, the coaches will answer many of your questions and register you.
Please remind each other!!

See you there! (Mr Ralph and Mr Thomas)

MS DAILY – Monday, August 28, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Runners

Cross country running will start on Wednesday after school. All abilities are welcome. Please come along and improve your skills and fitness.

Practices from next week are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after school, and Tuesday before school (we leave from the gym at 8:00am).

See you Wednesday. (Mr. Brown)

  • Green Screen Workshop

Today at lunch there will be a workshop on how to manipulate photos using the green screen. Come use our iPads to create a photo of the summer vacation you WISH you’d gone on!

Thanks, (Ms. Katy)

  • Summer reading-o-poly boards

Don’t forget to turn in your summer Readinb-o-poly board to the library or your English teacher (thanks English teachers!) today so you can attend the summer reading party thIs Friday. Here’s the link to print it out: http://bit.ly/YISSummerReadingMonopoly
We also have copies in the library. (Ms. Katy)

  • Reminder about school dress code (Repeat)

Secondary Students: Now that we are back to school on a regular schedule and the weather is quite warm, it is important to remind everyone about the school dress code. Please please bear the following in mind:

As a general rule, students are expected to be clean, neat and modestly dressed in a manner which would not draw attention to themselves. More specifically, we require all students to abide by the following 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 ‚Äúflip flops‚ÄĚ are not appropriate.

Please note that students will be advised if they wear clothing that is considered inappropriate. Students are expected not to wear the offending clothes to school again. (Ms. Vitty, Ms. Madrid, Mr. Redlich)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Dragon Days Challenge #1: If you haven’t already you need to:

Come up with a TEAM NAME, TEAM LOGO and TEAM SLOGAN and PHOTO of everyone in the group. Then upload to bit.ly/DDchallenge1 This is due by WEDNESDAY.

Add to this slideshow: bit.ly/DDchallenge1

(Ms. Madrid)

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Cross Country (Boys/Girls) – Official practice will begin on Thursday (Aug.31) please meet Mr. Brown, Ise-sensei and Suzuki-sensei at the gym after school .
MS Boys Soccer – First practice will be on Thursday (Aug. 31). Please meet Mr. Ralph and Mr. Thomas at the gym after school to head up to the YCAC.
MS Girls Volleyball – First practice will be in Thursday (Aug.31) Please meet Mrs. Clark, Akashi-sensei and Mr. Saez at the gym after school.

MS Activities– Online signups will open on Friday September 1st. All non athletics activities officially begin on Monday, September 11th. However, please check the daily as some will be meeting sooner. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

A slam poetry performance about the pain of being bullied is converted into a powerful graphic representation of survival #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Grade 6 Students! (Repeat)

Would you like to be on Student Council and take part in planning activities and fun events throughout the year? Dances, assemblies and spirit week are only a few things that MS Student Council organizes and runs. We hope you’ll bring more exciting ideas!

If you’d like to run, please add the following to a slide HERE:
1. Your name
2. A photo of you

Next Friday (September 1) you will also need to stand up and deliver a short speech to Grades 6-8 about why you would like to be on student council and what would make you a good student council member. You will not be able to run if you haven’t completed a slide in the slideshow.

If you have any questions, let Ms. Barbour (M305) or Mr. Barker (M107) know!  (Ms. Barbour)

  • MS Boys Soccer – Mandatory Meeting (Repeat)

To those are thinking about playing MS Boys Soccer,
We will have a short meeting in the Dance Studio on Tuesday the 29th of August at 3:30 pm. In this meeting, the coaches will answer many of your questions and register you.
Please remind each other!!

See you there! (Mr Ralph and Mr Thomas)