MS DAILY – Thursday, November 2, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Haunted House

A hospital. Seemingly innocent at first, but there’s something evil beneath the surface.. Walk through spine-chilling corridors, travel through operation and inspection rooms, and be careful.. Because there’s something lurking in the dark. Come along to the annual haunted house produced by the juniors in the black box at this Sunday’s food fair! It will be an experience you will never forget. (Helena)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Today’s Reading Sessions

6H, see you in the library today for a reading visit at 1:55!
Grade 8 Math (Harrison & Harding), I’ll see you in the library tomorrow for a booktalk and some reading time. Don’t forget your book! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

What if there was a spring whose water prevents you from ever growing any older? Would you drink from it? When? Why? #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Volleyball today, November 2nd @ ASIJ game starts at 4:30 pm (A/B).
– MS Boys Soccer today, November 2nd @ YCAC vs St. Maur games start at 4:15.
– 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

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • Books and Brownies (Repeat)

This Thursday is the return of Books and Brownies! Bring your lunch to the library to read, chat about books and munch on a delicious dessert treat. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Volleyball on Thursday, November 2nd @ ASIJ game starts at 4:30 pm (A/B).
– MS Boys Soccer on Thursday, November 2nd @ YCAC vs St. Maur games start at 4:15.
– 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

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

What happens when you’re too horrid for heaven but not quite terrible enough for hell? HECK: an otherworldly reform school. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Books and Brownies (Repeat)

This Thursday is the return of Books and Brownies! Bring your lunch to the library to read, chat about books and munch on a delicious dessert treat. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Bake Sale for HOPE

Trick or treat!

Happy Halloween guys, make sure you get some treats from the bake sale. Starting from 3:30 at the foyer.

Thank you! (Haruna)

  • Maths Challenge #3

Maths Challenge #3 is ready for you. It is a snake!
Let’s get them in by Tuesday 7th November. Please. (Mr. Harrison)

  • Paper Towels

Yesterday someone had thrown paper towels into a urinal of the toilette in the Pauli building during middle school lunch. Please be aware that you should not throw anything into the urinals, as they would get clogged and someone will have to get their hands in to take it out. Lets be mindful in of others when we use the toilettes and dispose of paper towels in the appropriate bin. (Mr. Mejia)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

7P, see you in the library today for a reading visit at 3:20!
7K & Grade 8 Math (Meijia and Brown), I’ll see you in the library tomorrow for a booktalk and some reading time. Don’t forget your book!

  • MS Book of the Day

Did you read and enjoy A Letter for the King?!? The sequel “The Secrets of the Wild Wood” has arrived! #msbookoftheday It’s a big day! (Ms. Katy)

  • Books and Brownies (Repeat)

This Thursday is the return of Books and Brownies! Bring your lunch to the library to read, chat about books and munch on a delicious dessert treat. (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, October 30, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Food Fair

Just a reminder that food fair is coming up. If you haven’t signed up for a shift (or two!) please do so today. Your tutor will be able to access the sign up sheet. In high school we are also looking for people to help with clean up in the 3PM-4PM slot and we would really appreciate the extra help. Thanks! (Ms. Madrid)

  • Bake Sale for HOPE

Hey guys,

Tomorrow there will be a bake sale for HOPE Cambodia from 3:30 at the foyer. So, make sure you bring some money.

Thank you! (Haruna)

  • AISA!

Welcome back everyone. As I am sure many of you are already aware, but congratulations are in order for our Varsity Girls Volleyball team for winning the 2017 AISA Tournament! Well done! Thank you everyone who came out during the holiday to support or watch online, but if you did not catch it live take a few moments to catch it online (Championship Match) (for time sake, maybe just catch the last 2 minutes…if you are in tutor)

Special congratulations also goes out to the following students for being recognised for their outstanding play by being selected as AISA All Tournament members!

Girls Volleyball
– Tessa Coutts
– Grace Chung
– Angela Choi

Boys Volleyball

– Shaun Kaneda
– Taro Shishikura

Cross Country

– Kenryo Mori

(Mr. Tananone)

  •  Volleyball Tournament for HOPE – for MS & HS students and teachers (Repeat)

Sad that the volleyball season is coming to an end? No stress! The HOPE group will be hosting a volleyball tournament for all Middle School & High School students & teachers. It will be held on the second Tuesday back after autumn / October break; 7th of November, 2017. The event will start at 16:15 and will go on until 19:00 (depending on the number of teams signed up). There will also be a bake sale so please come support your friends and watch the tournament!

All you need to do is gather a team of six people minimum (preferably mixed gender) to play and sign up on the document! The final two teams, will get a chance to compete against the teacher team(s) in order to become the YIS volleyball champion! The price will be 500 yen per person to play. Please note that all the funds raised at this event will go to building a school in Cambodia and giving hope through building a facility for education in a community.

Sign ups will close on Friday the 5th of November at midnight.
Below are the signup sheets for students and teachers!

MS & HS Student Sign up

Teacher Sign up

If you have any further questions or concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact Ioanna (19ntrongoulii@yis.ac.jp)) or Krysta (18nishizawak@yis.ac.jp) (Krysta)

  • Cross Country Running (Repeat)

Congratulations to the 49 runners who completed the season and are now feeling the health benefits for their efforts. At the final meet last Saturday, effort was evident in all the athletes. The weather was, as usual, perfect for the event.Special mention to Waka Fujimori who came 11th out of 102 MS girls, Oliver Burkes who was 19th out of 135 MS boys (and the 3rd 6th grader!!), William Hannah with 18 minutes 45 seconds for the 5 km race and Momo Oshiba with a time of 23 minutes 19 for her 5 km. But all the runners are winners!! The coaches have thoroughly enjoyed the season. AISA to come this weekend. (Mr. Brown)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

– MS Girls Volleyball on Thursday, November 2nd @ ASIJ game starts at 4:30 pm (A/B).
– MS Boys Soccer on Thursday, November 2nd @ YCAC vs St. Maur games start at 4:15.
– 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)

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • To the Moon!

Come on in to the library and help us finish the space pod and sparkly stars during lunch before the Food Fair this weekend. (Ms. Katy)

  • Books and Brownies

This Thursday is the return of Books and Brownies! Bring your lunch to the library to read, chat about books and munch on a delicious dessert treat. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht’s dead daughter, Eleanora, has returned to seek vengence on those who killed her. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Friday, October 20, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  Tombola

Come and try our Tombola today after school:
2:50-4:30pm in the Playground (or Cafeteria in case of rain)
Star Prize of this week: Marine Rouge Dinner Cruise and Train Model. Other prizes include movie tickets, ORBI coupons, US Land pass, science museum tickets and more.
1 draw: ¥300, 2 draws ¥500.
(PTSA)

  • YIS’s GOT TALENT

Showcase YOUR talent on the Food Fair stage for a max of 5 min. Sign up HERE for “YIS’s GOT TALENT”. (PTSA)

  •  Volleyball Tournament for HOPE – for MS & HS students and teachers

Sad that the volleyball season is coming to an end? No stress! The HOPE group will be hosting a volleyball tournament for all Middle School & High School students & teachers. It will be held on the second Tuesday back after autumn / October break; 7th of November, 2017. The event will start at 16:15 and will go on until 19:00 (depending on the number of teams signed up). There will also be a bake sale so please come support your friends and watch the tournament!

All you need to do is gather a team of six people minimum (preferably mixed gender) to play and sign up on the document! The final two teams, will get a chance to compete against the teacher team(s) in order to become the YIS volleyball champion! The price will be 500 yen per person to play. Please note that all the funds raised at this event will go to building a school in Cambodia and giving hope through building a facility for education in a community.

Sign ups will close on Friday the 5th of November at midnight.
Below are the signup sheets for students and teachers!

MS & HS Student Sign up

Teacher Sign up

If you have any further questions or concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact Ioanna (19ntrongoulii@yis.ac.jp)) or Krysta (18nishizawak@yis.ac.jp) (Krysta)

MS DAILY – Friday, October 13, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Tombola

Come and try our Tombola today after school:
2:50-4:30pm in the Playground
Star Prize of this week: YouTube Studio Tour. Other prizes include movie tickets, ORBI coupons, US Land pass, science museum tickets and more.
1 draw: ¥300, 2 draws ¥500.
(PTSA)

  • YIS’s GOT TALENT

Showcase YOUR talent on the Food Fair stage for a max of 5 min. Sign up HERE for “YIS’s GOT TALENT”. (PTSA)

  • Journeys and Boundaries Exhibition

During the October break Ms Justice and Mrs Ralph will be having an exhibition of illustration, painting and ceramic work in Harajuku, Tokyo.

The exhibition will take place in the Design Festa East Gallery from Tuesday 24th October until Thursday 26th October.

The gallery is open from 10am-8pm each day and is an inspiring space where many other artists exhibit too. We hope you are able to stop by! (Ms Justice and Mrs Ralph)

  • USB lost

A student lost his USB on Tuesday, possibly in the library. It is in a black, piano shaped case. If you found it, please bring it to the Secondary School Office. (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Library at Lunch

Because of a full study hall and an elementary class, we can only fit 20 MS students in the library today at lunch for quiet reading or work. First come, first serve. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Don’t forget to get a book for expeditions today! Or three? Try a dystopian series where worlds clash and danger thrives. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Ms. Madrid needs books to read! (Repeat)

Ms. Madrid needs books to read! As we go off on expeditions and unplugging, Ms. Madrid is going to the library to check out a stack of books. If you have any books to recommend, please email her or leave a suggestion in the designated spot in the library. Any book that you think she would like, that would help her understand middle schoolers, or book that you just loved is welcomed. (Ms. Madrid)

MS DAILY – Thursday, October 12, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • STITCH

Today is the STITCH Coffee House event from 4-6 on the roof (if its sunny) or in the cafeteria (if its rainy). Please come by, have some beverages and snacks and enjoy the performances provided by both YIS teachers and students! It will be a fun afternoon.

Thank you & Hope to see you all there. (HS STUCO)

  • AISA Girls Volleyball Tournament Live Streaming

Good morning,

We are planning to live stream the AISA Girls Volleyball Tournament (Oct 19-21st) on Youtube.

We would really love your support! Click here to subscribe to our Live Stream channel. You may need to login to Youtube if you haven’t already.

Thanks! (Mr. Edwards)

  • PP Survey: Limited resources in the YIS community (Repeat)

Hiya! For my personal project I am raising awareness about the limited resources in the YIS community. I am thinking of opening a shop on Instagram where people can buy/donate second hand items. So sorry for making you take another PP survey but it would really help me! Thank you1 (An Dang)

Link: http://yis.jp/ppsurvey

  • Book by awesome G11 female author

Yesterday was day of the girl child! To celebrate, read this book by @yis’s awesome G11 female author Kana. #esbookoftheday #personalproject (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer today vs St. Maur @ YCAC (BA) game starts at 4:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on today vs St. Maur @ YIS (CA) games start at 4:30 pm
– MS Boys Soccer on Sat, Oct.14th vs CAJ @ YCAC (ABC) game starts at 1:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on Sat, Oct. 14th @ Seisen (CBA) games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Oct. 14th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Chiku

MS Chiku Center Service Learning Team – Just a reminder that tomorrow (Friday) we will be going to the Chiku center. Morning shift people please meet in front of the school at 7:25 am. Afternoon shift people please come to the foyer at 12:30pm.

Morning Shift
Eishin Mori
Julia Dorssers
Kyoka Fujiwara
Maia Gustafson
Maiya Patel
Jack Murray

Afternoon Shift
Kai Watanabe
Nicholas Roberts
Wyatt Rogers
Sojiro Nomura
Mib Dang
Yuka Kimura
Waka Fujiwara
Harumi Takama

Thank you. (Mr. Clark)

  • MS Book of the Day

Yesterday was day of the girl child! Celebrate by reading about a girl who protested American segregation before Rosa Parks. #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Ms. Madrid needs books to read! (Repeat)

Ms. Madrid needs books to read! As we go off on expeditions and unplugging, Ms. Madrid is going to the library to check out a stack of books. If you have any books to recommend, please email her or leave a suggestion in the designated spot in the library. Any book that you think she would like, that would help her understand middle schoolers, or book that you just loved is welcomed. (Ms. Madrid)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Roof

Today the roof will be used for an elementary service activity between 1-2. For today only, please find other spaces to eat during lunch.

Thanks, (Ms. Madrid)

  • HOPE Cambodia Bake Sale After school

Today afterschool members of the HOPE Cambodia service group will be having a bake sale. Please come support and enjoy some treats. (Michelle and Eileen

  • Party in the Library

Calling all Percy Jackson fans! There is a library party after school on Friday this week. We have a Percy Jackson quiz, a movie, fun activities, and lots of snacks! Sign up here so you can pin the eye on the Cyclops and bob for Ambrosia. -Library Council)

  • Cambodia Clothing Drive (Repeat)

On the October break, Mr. Benson and Ms.Urquhart are joining some YIS students and other elementary school teachers on a service trip to Cambodia. We will be working with Cambodian children and teenagers and would like to bring donations of tshirts and shorts (children and teenager sized) to help meet the basic needs of Cambodian families. See more here. Please bring donations to Ms.Urquhart’s room (M301) anytime this week. (Ms.Urquhart)

  • PP Survey: Limited resources in the YIS community (Repeat)

Hiya! For my personal project I am raising awareness about the limited resources in the YIS community. I am thinking of opening a shop on Instagram where people can buy/donate second hand items. So sorry for making you take another PP survey but it would really help me! Thank you1 (An Dang)

Link: http://yis.jp/ppsurvey

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Thurs, Oct.12th vs St. Maur @ YCAC (BA) game starts at 4:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on Thurs, Oct.12th vs St. Maur @ YIS (CA) games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Sat, Oct.14th vs CAJ @ YCAC (ABC) game starts at 1:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on Sat, Oct. 14th @ Seisen (CBA) games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Oct. 14th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS!
(Mr. Tananone)

  • Ms. Madrid needs books to read!

Ms. Madrid needs books to read! As we go off on expeditions and unplugging, Ms. Madrid is going to the library to check out a stack of books. If you have any books to recommend, please email her or leave a suggestion in the designated spot in the library. Any book that you think she would like, that would help her understand middle schoolers, or book that you just loved is welcomed. (Ms. Madrid)

  • MS Play Cast Members

MS Play Cast members please check Google Classroom page today to see who is needed for rehearsal. Remember, if you are not called for rehearsal, you do not need to come. See you at 4:15 in Drama Room H110. (Ms. Kimi)

  • MS Book of the Day

For expedition, you need a few scary stories to tell your neighbor before you fall asleep… and they lay awake in terror! #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Playground closed at 3:20 pm today

MS/HS Students,

Please be advised that the playground is closed today after school when we dismiss at 3:20pm. There are simply too many ES students and parents around at this time to ensure safe ball play. (Mr. Redlich)

  • PP Survey: Limited resources in the YIS community

Hiya! For my personal project I am raising awareness about the limited resources in the YIS community. I am thinking of opening a shop on Instagram where people can buy/donate second hand items. So sorry for making you take another PP survey but it would really help me! Thank you1 (An Dang)

Link: http://yis.jp/ppsurvey

  • Party in the Library

Calling all Percy Jackson fans! There is a library party after school on Friday this week. We have a Percy Jackson quiz, a movie, fun activities, and lots of snacks! Sign up here so you can pin the eye on the Cyclops and bob for Ambrosia. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Looking forward to camping out in the Japanese wilderness next week? I wonder who’s waiting for you in the dark of night… #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, October 9, 2017

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • Cambodia Clothing Drive

On the October break, Mr. Benson and Ms.Urquhart are joining some YIS students and other elementary school teachers on a service trip to Cambodia. We will be working with Cambodian children and teenagers and would like to bring donations of tshirts and shorts (children and teenager sized) to help meet the basic needs of Cambodian families. See more here. Please bring donations to Ms.Urquhart’s room (M301) anytime this week. (Ms.Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS/Athletics/Activities

MS Games this Week:

– MS Boys Soccer on Thurs, Oct.12th vs St. Maur @ YCAC (BA) game starts at 4:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on Thurs, Oct.12th vs St. Maur @ YIS (CA) games start at 4:30
– MS Boys Soccer on Sat, Oct.14th vs CAJ @ YCAC (ABC) game starts at 1:30 pm
– MS Girls Volleyball on Sat, Oct. 14th @ Seisen (CBA) games start at 9:00 am
– MS Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Tama Hills on Sat., Oct. 14th race starts at 9:00 am

GO DRAGONS! (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Ready to feel disgusted, angry, & anxious about our world today, even though this dystopian novel is over thirty years Old? #hsbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)