MS DAILY – Friday, June 1, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS – Last Day with most students!
EPIC Arts has had a successful visit with Elementary, Middle and High School students and have enjoyed your enthusiasm and laughter during the workshops. The team will be performing at High School Graduation tomorrow and the Seniors (YIS Class of 2018) have amazingly chosen to donate to Epic Arts as part of their Senior Gift to the YIS Community.
Epic Arts will return to Cambodia early on Monday morning so if you see them at school today, please thank them for coming to YIS! (in Khmer, you say ‘Ah-Koon’)
Workshops Today: Other half of grade 10 and grade 12

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament (Repeat)

Hi everyone!

Hope is organising the first ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Friday June 8th at the gym from 16:15. The tournament is open to all Grade 8 – 12 students as well as teachers.
We would love to see you play at the tournament so please sign up here! The deadlines for sign ups are Thursday June 7th at 9 AM.

The cost is 200 yen per person. There will also be a concession stand with food and drink available to help raise money for the Animal Relief Club.

The rules are simple:
1. 3 on 3 games (5 minute games)
2. up to two varsity basketball members a team
4. A Max of 5 people on each team if you would like subs
5. There will be separate boys and girls team tournaments but if you would like to have a coed team that is fine. The coed team will play in the boys tournament.

Winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights for being the Champs of the first ever Hoops for Hope tournament.

If you have any questions please speak to Momo Oshiba or Erik Hamburger.

Hope to see you all there. (Hope Cambodia and Animal Relief Club)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

7E, I’ll see you today period 2! (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Orphaned as a child, Jane has grown up to be a governess, hired by a brooding, proud man, Edward Rochester. She falls hard for his troubled, kind spirit, but there are terrifying secrets lurking behind the walls of Thornfield Hall. #yislearning #msbookoftheday #tryaclassic
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1002320174660313088 (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Thursday, May 31, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS Performance – TONIGHT!
Did you catch yesterday’s performance?

Tonight is a different performance called “Come Back Brighter”. In the 1960s, Cambodia was called the “Pearl of Asia” and was full of music, fashion and creativity. But this all came to an end on the 7th April 1975 when the Khmer Rouge took over the cities and killed teachers, intellectuals and artists. Cambodia’s vibrant arts scene was destroyed in an instant and only now is it starting to emerge from the ashes. This piece explores the effects of the regime on the arts in Cambodia, by looking at events before, during and after the Khmer Rouge. (watch trailer here)
“Come back Brighter” Auditorium at 7:00pm (¥500 donation to Epic Arts)

Workshops Today: Grade 11 and half of grade 10
Workshops Tomorrow: Other half of grade 10 and grade 12

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament

Hi everyone!

Hope is organising the first ANNUAL HOOPS for HOPE 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Friday June 8th at the gym from 16:15. The tournament is open to all Grade 8 – 12 students as well as teachers.
We would love to see you play at the tournament so please sign up here! The deadlines for sign ups are Thursday June 7th at 9 AM.

The cost is 200 yen per person. There will also be a concession stand with food and drink available to help raise money for the Animal Relief Club.

The rules are simple:
1. 3 on 3 games (5 minute games)
2. up to two varsity basketball members a team
4. A Max of 5 people on each team if you would like subs
5. There will be separate boys and girls team tournaments but if you would like to have a coed team that is fine. The coed team will play in the boys tournament.

Winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights for being the Champs of the first ever Hoops for Hope tournament.

If you have any questions please speak to Momo Oshiba or Erik Hamburger.

Hope to see you all there. (Hope Cambodia and Animal Relief Club)

  • Books for Summer Vacation

It’s almost summer break! Starting Monday, returning students with no overdue books will be allowed to start checking out as many books as they want for the summer vacation. Today we will also be sending overdue notices. Anyone with books that are more than 90 days overdue will have until Monday morning to return them. Monday afternoon we will begin contacting your parents to collect money for the cost of the missing book. (Ms. Katy)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Sessions

7E, I’ll see you period 7 today. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Evie and Rick Lane are tired of rules, regulations and bumbling bureaucrats, so they’ve decided to turn the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an 8th continent for free living folk. #yislearning #msbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001953449263681542 (Ms. Katy)

  • Running for Student Council (Repeat)

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS

EPIC ARTS Performance – TODAY after school!
Auditorium beginning right at 4:15pm (¥500 donation to Epic Arts)

The team will be performing a piece that piece explores the intertwined and conflicting stories of a country and a culture torn apart during decades of political turmoil and unrest. It uses the “KRAMA” scarf as a metaphor and explains what the garment means to Cambodia and its people and how it is made. The performance looks at the rebuilding and remaking of Cambodia, and the bonds formed once the threads interlace.

Workshops Today: Grade 9
Workshops Tomorrow: Grade 11 and half of grade 10 (during PE)

(Ms. Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  •  MS Reading Sessions

6M, I’ll see you period 4 today! 7E, I’ll see you tomorrow. Bring your books 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Tim knows stealing is wrong. He just didn’t think anyone would notice he borrowed that credit card to pay for his sick brother’s meds. But someone did & now he’s on house arrest for a year. 1 year to stay out of trouble. What could possibly go wrong? #yislearning #msbookoftheday
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001595322726993920 (Ms. Katy)

  • Running for Student Council (Repeat)

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC Arts had a wonderful first day meeting the YIS Community

They hosted workshops and met many people at YIS. They have also been practicing for the performances this week:

  • Performance 1: Building Bridges
    Wednesday, May 30th Auditorium from 4:15-5:10pm
  • Performance 2: Cambodian ShowcaseWatch the performance Trailer here!
    Thursday, May 31st Auditorium from 7:00-8:15pm

EA Workshops Today: 6M, 7E, 8H
EA Workshops Tomorrow: Grade 9
(Schedule here)

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • After School Run

A reminder that there will be a run on Wednesday after school for all interested participants. Shinyamashit Koen is calling you all! (Mr. Brown)

  • Silver Ring

Found in the playground yesterday. Please collect it at the Secondary School Office (2F Main Building). (Ms. Shiina)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform to the PE Office if you have not done so already. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Basketball Open Gym

Open Gym after schools for Boys and Girls Basketball continues today and Thursday the 29th and 31st of May after school, and is open to all MS boys and girls interested in playing. You do not have to have been on one of the teams last year to partake. (Mr. Tananone)

  •  MS Reading Sessions

6M, I’ll see you tomorrow. Bring a book with you if you’re in the middle of a good one. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

When soldiers arrive in his hometown in Cambodia, Arn Chorn Pond is sent to a labor camp, where he works in the rice paddies until he volunteers to learn to play an instrument–a decision that both saves his life and lands him in battle. #yislearning #msbookoftheday #epicarts
https://twitter.com/yislibrary/status/1001232216674910208 (Ms. Katy)

  • Running for Student Council (Repeat)

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Monday, May 28, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  •  EPIC ARTS has arrived!

How can you greet the Epic Arts Team?

The Epic Arts team was picked up from Narita yesterday and they are staying in the ICJC. You might see them around school and if you do, please say hello! Some of them speak english, some speak Khmer and some ‘speak’ using sign language. In Khmer, you say “chom-reab-sur” (listen here in google translate) and in sign language you can wave hi with a smile! 😀

EA Workshops Today: 6E, 6H, 7P, 7K, 8R, 8U
EA Workshops Tomorrow: 6M, 7E, 8H
(Schedule here)

(Ms. Urquhart)

  • Middle/High School Food Fair Poster competition (Repeat)

This year we are inviting Middle and High School students to design the poster we use to advertise Food Fair.
The poster must:
-Include the phrase “YIS Food Fair 2018”
-Be A4 portrait with solid background (white if hand-drawn)
-Be digital (PSD photoshop, 300 dpi) or hand-drawn.
-Use the entire sheet as background.
-Have no fine details or too many small elements.

Hand in designs to Mr Reed by Monday 4th June. The winning designer will receive a 2000 Yen gift card. (Mrs. Davies)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Book of the Day

Gopal and his family flee their rural Indian village for Mumbai in search of a brighter future. Gopal accepts a promising factory job only to discover he’s been tricked into modern day slavery. Storytelling becomes his one glimmer of hope & escape. #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

  • Running for Student Council (Repeat)

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Friday, May 25, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 1 School Day!

Get excited! Epic Arts arrives on Monday!

To start your Friday right, pick an Epic Arts music video to watch as a tutor group:
Shake it Off – https://epicarts.org.uk/shake-it-off/
Uptown Funk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LgmuEVex0
Happy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awvtmlJQSMs

Workshops on Monday are with 6E, 6H, 7P, 7K, 8R and 8U

(Ms. Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

6E, I’ll see you period 2 today! Bring your book with you if you have it 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • Running for Student Council (Repeat)

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

MS DAILY – Thursday, May 24, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 2 School Days!

When can I see the Epic Arts Team Perform?

In addition to running the workshops, Epic Arts has been preparing performances that will highlight their skills and messages. All MS and HS students are encouraged to see these amazing performances to see that people of all abilities have fantastic skills to share (Wednesday and Thursday performances are different and a ¥500 donation is required)

  • Performance 1: Building Bridges
    Wednesday, May 30th Auditorium from 4:15-5:00pm
  • Performance 2: Cambodian Showcase → Watch the performance Trailer here! Thursday, May 31st Auditorium from 7:00-8:15pm

(Ms. Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Running for Student Council

Do you look at MS Student Council and wish you could help out in some way? Are you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year?

If you are, please complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the student council application form by June 1 and share it with Mr. Barker and Ms. Barbour
  • Create a slide here with your name, grade, and a photo of yourself by June 1
  • Plan and deliver a 2 minute speech at the assembly on June 7 to grades 6-7
  • Attend a MS Student Council meeting. These happen on Day 1 (M305) and Day 6 (M102) at MS Lunch.

(Ms. Barbour)

  • MS Reading Session

8R your reading session is today during period 6! Bring your book. 🙂

  • MS Book of the Day

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. #yislearning #msbookofthefday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 3 School Days!

When will I get to meet Epic Arts?
Each MS and HS grade has been assigned a workshop session next week. You can see the schedule here.
During the workshop, you will meet the performers and they will teach you some dance moves and get you to express yourself through movement. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes and have fun! (Ms. Urquhart)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • MS Reading Session

8R, we’ll see you Thursday period 6. Remember your book. (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, 13yo Tanya is sent to stay with her cold, distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she & the caretaker’s son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to discover that Tanya’s life is in danger. #msbookoftheday #yislearning (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 4 School Days!

Who are the performers coming to YIS?
The performers coming to YIS are all young adults from Cambodia who are passionate about the arts and Epic Arts mission that “Every Person Counts”. Some of the performing members are deaf, others are in a wheelchair and some are differently abled either physically and mentally. One of the members of the visiting team is Mary. When Mr Saez first met her over 10 years ago, she had just arrived at Epic Arts. She was just learning to walk as she was chained to a tree from a very young age because she is deaf and her family did not understand how to properly support her. Today, Mary is confident, full of enthusiasm and a great performer. She will be running workshops with all MS and HS students is an example of how Epic Arts can help people have a better life. You can read more about the performers here. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Run Wednesday

A reminder that there will be another Yamashita Park run on Wednesday after school for all that are interested.

See you at the Gym! (Mr. Brown)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • UK Mathematics Trust competition

Congratulations to all Grade 6/7 Students who participated in the UK Mathematics Trust competition. It was a challenging contest paper and we are super proud of all of you.

A big round of applause to all who were awarded a bronze, silver or gold certificates.

And, finally – please congratulate Hyejin from 7K as she has been nominated to participate in the follow up round. This is a rare opportunity (first time in the last few years) and only 1200 students from across the world are invited to this round. (Ms. Latve)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Season 3 Uniform Returns – Please make sure you return your uniform to the PE Office if you have not done so already. (Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Volleyball Open Gym

Open Gym after schools for Boys and Girls Volleyball continues today the 22nd of May after school (3:30 pm), and is open to all MS boys and girls interested in playing. You do not have to have been on one of the teams last year to partake. (Mr. Tananone)

MS Reading Sessions

Today: 7K, we’ll see you in the library period 5 today! 6H, we’ll see you period 6 today. Please bring your book with you if you have one.

Wednesday: 8H, we’ll see you tomorrow.

(Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Obsessed with Camp HalfBlood? Would you sell your pet cat to meet Percy Jackson? Desperate to find out what REALLY happens behind the scenes? #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

MS DAILY – Monday, May 21, 2018

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

  • EPIC ARTS Countdown: 5 School Days – one week from today!

Who are the people that Epic Arts is supporting?
One person’s story is the story of Po Sakun. Growing up in a wheelchair in Kampot, Cambodia, Po’s neighbors told his mother not to waste money and time sending him to school as few job options would be available to him. Po learned about Epic Arts and started studying sign language. In 2011, passionate about their mission, he began as a volunteer receptionist before becoming a full-time administrator. His story is a metaphor for Epic Arts: Be courageous in overcoming economic and social obstacles publically, loudly, and creatively.

Reminder: Student volunteers are needed to help make the Epic Arts visit to YIS smooth. If you are interested in being involved, please come to a 15-minute volunteer meeting during morning break TODAY in M301 to find out how you can help. (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Middle/High School Food Fair Poster competition (Repeat)

This year we are inviting Middle and High School students to design the poster we use to advertise Food Fair.
The poster must:
-Include the phrase “YIS Food Fair 2018”
-Be A4 portrait with solid background (white if hand-drawn)
-Be digital (PSD photoshop, 300 dpi) or hand-drawn.
-Use the entire sheet as background.
-Have no fine details or too many small elements.

Hand in designs to Mr Reed by Monday 4th June. The winning designer will receive a 2000 Yen gift card. (Mrs. Davies)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

  • Reading Sessions

7K & 6H, your reading sessions are tomorrow! Don’t forget a book 🙂 (Ms. Katy)

  • MS Book of the Day

Tom Pook is growing up in a one room house in the 1920s in the roadless backwaters of New Zealand’s Kaipara Harbour. At 14, his parents leave him in charge of his 7 brothers and sisters for a week. Based on a true story! #yislearning #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)