YIS Middle Student Council made 300 onigiri for the Chiku center. Please watch to see Connor and Jack, two grade 8 student council members, reflecting on the experience.

For a blog post from our Head of School on learning how to make onigiri from the MS StuCo, please see http://tinyurl.com/HOSonigiri

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labyrinthine circuit board lines

Used with permission, labyrinthine circuit board lines by quapan

An intriguing fact: EVERYONE who is reading this blog is a digital citizen.

At YIS, we are currently hosting “Digital Citizenship Week”, where we are trying to find out about how “digitally social” we are. The intention of this project is to see how connected we all are, even though we might not be DIRECTLY connected. As you were scrolling through your Twitter feed or your Facebook timeline, you found this link, opened this blog post, and now you are connected to YIS.  We’re trying to make our way to the World Wide Web, which is HUGE, IMMENSE, MASSIVE and make as many global connections as we can. We are trying to accomplish this by having students and teachers share this link on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr. or whatever social network they use. Our plan is to have people who are be-friended with the YIS community to enter this link, and read through our project and leave a comment.

So here are a few questions we would like you to answer as a part of our project– which would be very appreciated.

  • How are you connected to YIS?
  • Where are you writing from?
  • How did you find out about this post?


Please comment below on this blog post and share this link using YOUR social networks.
Thank you so much on behalf of the YIS middle school.

Happy digital citizenship week!!

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Time flys by doesn’t it. It’s the end of the year now, and it’s time to say good bye to our 2011~2012 members, but hello to the new!

The student council defiantly improved this year, and we couldn’t have done that without out brilliant president Yuki, and councilor, Ms.Madrid.

Also, many thanks to this year’s MS student council member, in 6th grade, Charlotte, Jack, Sena, and Anna. 7th grade, Yuki, Kazuki, Kate, and Emily. And last but not least, the 8th grade, Satoka, Lisa, Bernie, and Roshni! We couldn’t have done anything without you guys.

But now on to next year’s stucco members.

Up coming 8th graders are-Hye-Won, Kate, Yuki, and Emily. 7th graders are Charlotte, Jack, Connor, and Maya. And the 6th graders…I’m not to sure yet.

Now about the new president…This Hye-Won! And before I say who the vices are, I need to explain something…This year, the votes were tied for prez, so we have 2 vices, or as we call it the co-vice! And these 2 members are Yuki and Emily! Great job to them! Actually, great job to everyone who made it into student council!

Next year is going to be great…Look forward to that!

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Get ready for a day full of fun on May 5th! There will be a futsal match, performances from people from all grades, lots of fun games and activities and plenty of food from Zest. Want a scare? Go to the haunted house!  There will be things for everyone of all ages, so get ready to PARTY!! This year, it will be slightly different from the other years food fairs – this time we will have a family fun fair for only the YIS community! Don’t worry, there will be a make-up food fair in November.

 

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What is writing center?

Writing center is a tutoring session where you can get any kind of English help (poems, essays, stories, or checking your work) from a High school student and its free!! :)

When is writing center?

If you email Monica Brown ([email protected]) or Nayana Devadas ([email protected]) in high school, you can organize a time that is good for the tutor and you.

There is also free tutoring for other subjects too. Please email Monica Brown or Nayana Devadas if you are interested!

 

 

Photograph Credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpaxonreyes/5034760960/

 

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We are finding people who would like to perform infront of the middle school students at assembly!!

If you have any hidden talent (singing, dancing, magictrick and etc..) and you want to show the middle school students then please fill in this form:

Thankyou.

Photo credits: allyaubry

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The next dance is on December 9th!!

We will have a dance committee so if you are interested please fill in the form that will be sent to you later.
This is the link:
https://docs.google.com/a/yis.ac.jp/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJmdUlLeWhlSk9JdmlfUkR4djM2OFE6MQ

More information about the dance will be updated later!!

Thank you.

 

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Everyone has worked very hard in cross country day.

Click here to see photos from cross country day.

Thankyou.

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