HUSKY EXPRESS November 9, 2015

Nov
9
2015

 Administration Corner 

  Head of School   

Lesson Study

In International Schools and private schools of quality, PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) have become standard practice. PLCs bring teachers together into small groups in order to investigate aspects of teaching, propose and test out solutions to challenges faced in their classes and collaborate together to support one another.

A core group of teachers at HIS will be introduced to Lesson Study, a method (protocol) for PLCs that has its origin in Japanese education. Next week, HIS will host Patricia Handly-Johnson from the Centre for the Collaborative Classroom to train administration and some teachers in this incredibly valuable tool. Key teachers in the school will then pass on their knowledge to others at HIS, all in the aim to become an even better learning community.

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  From the Principal’s Office  

A reminder to all that we are now halfway through the first semester.
Secondary parents: Please take the time to check out progress reports on PowerSchool and discuss these results with your child.  
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (or specific teachers directly)..

 @ Niseko 

Idemitsu Art Competition
This year, the Idemitsu Art Competition had over 5000 entries from across Hokkaido. We are very happy to announce that Noah Senzai won a prize in the category of “Kasaku" (Fine Work).
His piece will be part of display in Sapporo and across Hokkaido. This is Noah’s second consecutive year that he has achieved this award.
Well done Noah and also to everyone for their effort in this competition.
Here is the link to website for more information
http://www.idemitsu.co.jp/ss/hokkaido/campaign/upper.html

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Teacher Administrator
bmernin@his.ac.jp

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 After School Violin Lessons 

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HIS offers after school violin lessons with a professional musician. Lessons are held on Wednesday & are available in English & / or Japanese. A few lesson times remain available starting from 5:15pm If interested, please contact Alison Manjyoume, MP3 Teacher, Room 205 for an application or email
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

HISでは放課後にプロの先生によるバイオリンのレッスンをご提供しています。レッスンは英語または日本語で、毎週水曜日に行われます。午後5時15分から開始のクラスにまだ空きがありますので、ご興味のある方はMP3、ルーム205のAlison Manjyoume(アリソン万城目)までメールでご連絡ください。
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

 After School Piano/Keyboard Lessons 

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HIS offers after school piano / keyboard lessons with a professional musician. Lessons are held on Monday &are available in English & / or Japanese. Lesson times remain available starting from 4:15pm. If interested, please contact Alison Manjyoume, MP3 Teacher, Room 205 for an application or email
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

HISでは放課後にプロの先生によるピアノのレッスンをご提供しています。レッスンは英語または日本語で、毎週月曜日に行われます。ご興味のある方はMP3、ルーム205のAlison Manjyoume(アリソン万城目)までメールでご連絡ください。
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

 After School Piano Lessons 

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HIS offers after school piano lessons with a professional musician. Lessons are held on Tuesday  & are available in Japanese. A few lesson times remain available starting from 5:00pm. If interested, please contact Alison Manjyoume, MP3 Teacher, Room 205 for an application or email
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

HISでは放課後にプロの先生によるピアノのレッスンをご提供しています。レッスンは日本語で、毎週火曜日に行われます。午後5時から開始のクラスにまだ空きがありますので、ご興味のある方はMP3、ルーム205のAlison Manjyoume(アリソン万城目)までメールでご連絡ください。
amanjyoume@his.ac.jp

 Sports 

The high school boys have home games this week on Monday and Wednesday against Seishu and Keihoku High schools. Coaches Mario and John are both keen to see how the boys will be able to team together at this early stage of the season.

Go Huskies !

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out to:

  • the many PTA, teachers, students and  community members who came together to stage the Fall Festival this past weekend.

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 Elementary Activities 

New activities will begin this week with Paper Craft, Engineering, Guitar and Drumming. Anyone else wanting to join should do so soon.

 Outdoor Leadership 

AdHOC Mountain Biking
AdHOC did it first-ever Mountain Biking trip in the woods west of Eniwa. Well, about two hours were in the woods, and 30 minutes was straight down Rarumani creek.

The 300 HOC’ans
Adventure Hokkaido Outdoor Club celebrates it 300th member … Mr. Gambino!

 Husky Calendar 

Want to see more upcoming events?  Check out the newly updated calendar on the school website.

 Zumba 

Zumba Classes- see image for details.

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 Upcoming Events 

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Nov 23: National Holiday (No School)
Dec 3 - Dec 6: MS Boys Basketball Tournament
Dec 8: Parent Coffee - Report Cards / Assessment (8:30-9:30)
Dec 11: International Day / Winter Celebration
Dec 18 - Jan 11 - Winter Break (No School)
Jan 12 - School Resumes

 From PTA 

Appreciation goes to all who attended the PTA Steering Committee yesterday on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Please note, all Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

 Sapporo Community Events 

Want to see more upcoming events?  Check out the newly updated calendar on the school website.
Raising Multilingual Children - 多言語環境で育つ子供たち

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HIS is proud to co-sponsor this upcoming event with the Sapporo International Communications Plaza. The event will feature professionals in the field of education and include perspectives on multilingualism from both Western and Japanese education. Please see the event details below:

When: Saturday, November 14 (13:00 - 15:30)
Where: Sapporo International Communications Plaza (Sapporo MN Building, 3F. N1 W3, Chuo-ku Sapporo))
Sign up: email: apply@plaza-sapporo.or.jp , or call 011 (211) 2015

Please see the HIS website for a downloadable poster and more event details:

http://home.his.ac.jp/news/his-sponsors-multilingualism-event/


An Evening of Poetry Reading in English, French & Japanese with the Harp - Une Soirée de Lecture de Poésie En Français, Anglais et Japonais Accompagnée à la Harpe

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A trilingual charity event with Yuriya (performance poet & translator), Takana (a popular harpist) and Maguelonne (a French narrator) at Sapporo Clock Tower on Wed. Nov. 18 (19:30 - 20:00). ¥1000 for adults & senior. high. students. Yen 500 for jr. high. & elemn. school. children. The proceeds will be donated to the Scholarship for 3/11 Tsunami orphans. For booking (recommended) & further details, please contact: poetry.sapporo@gmail.com, or refer to the following flyer:

http://yuriya.main.jp/2015/11_18_french.pdf

「フランス語・英語・日本語による朗読とハープの夕べ」

フランス語・英語・日本語による愛の詩をグランドハープの調べと時計台の鐘の音にのせて (11/18水曜)。日本語ちらし: http://yuriya.main.jp/2015/11_18_jp.pdf

 Student Council One Yen Drive 

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HIS Student Council will be starting to raise money this week for an orphanage in Cameroon. Our fundraiser is called the one yen drive. There will be petroleum bottles in every class and classes will put one yen coins in the bottles. The goal is to collect as many one yen coins as possible. Our goal is to raise $800-$1000 this year. Funds raised will go towards building showers for those who live and work at the orphanage, as well as towards buying school supplies, computers and indoor cooking facilities. The fundraiser will run until February and donations will be made in March. 

 
 
 
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