HUSKY EXPRESS June 12, 2017


 Administration Corner 

  Head of School   

An Invitation to Graduation 2017 - HIS would like to extend an open invitation to the Husky Community to be in attendance at the 2017 Graduation Ceremonies to be held in the gymnasium of the school at 13:00 on Thursday, June 15.  
Graduation is to be followed by a stand up reception in the multipurpose room on the ground floor where a light meal, snack items, cake,, cold drinks, tea and coffee will be served.
The graduating class of 2017 is looking forward to seeing you there.

Close of the 2016 ~ 2017 School Year: See you Next Year - At long last (or for many of us, at short last), the school year draws to a close. This week will see the last stages of the school year. There will be several events across the week for student that help us to wrap up the school year and bring it to a memorable close.
Monday sees the grade 5 Moving On Up, in which grade 5 students will be ‘graduated’ up to Middle School in a ceremony that helps them to look back on their elementary school years and prepare themselves to join a whole new world of schedules, a wider variety of teachers, some new friends and less recess time.
We congratulate the grade 5 class and wish them the best next school year.
We would also like to take this opportunity as a community to express our thanks for being a part of the 2016 ~ 2017 school year. We farewell those of our community who are moving on to different places and opportunities. We also look forward to seeing those of you who are returning to us in mid-August. May you have a wonderful summer break and come back with a new sense of purpose and an eagerness to face the new school year.


  From the Principal’s Office  

Summer almost here!

Hope everyone enjoys these last few days of school!
Students, please remember to return all textbooks and other materials borrowed from your teachers.  As well, secondary students who have locker keys should return their key to their homeroom teacher by Tuesday, June 13th.  (If you have lost your key, please submit 500yen instead).

Report Cards

  • Elementary report cards will be sent home with students on Thursday June 15th
  • Secondary report cards will be mailed to families early next week.
  • 2016-17 MAP testing reports will be included with report cards for students in 4th to 11th grade.

 @ Niseko 

Thank you, PTA. Teacher Appreciation Day.
Thank you to all the fine folks of the PTA for today’s Teacher Appreciation Day. We are very lucky to have your support. Friday’s lunch was outstanding and so very delicious.

HIS Niseko Financial Aid Program
HIS Niseko offers a degree of financial assistance to families that show financial need in paying tuition.
We are grateful to the regional business community for the generous donations of money. We will recognize each donor properly in upcoming publications.

Thank you, Niseko High School Students
Last Thursday, the agricultural students from Niseko High School visited our campus. We had fun digging flowerbeds and planting beautiful marigolds. The marigolds were also placed in our student gardens to protect from ants.
After the hard work, we treated ourselves to our annual HIS Niseko VS Niseko High School soccer match. The final score was a 4 goal draw. :)

Upcoming Dates of Note:
June 12th: Trip to Zoo
June 13th: Waterplay
June 14th Rehearsal Talent Show and Park Golf
June 15 Last day of school - Talent Show, Potluck Dinner and Half Day of school.
June 16 Teacher Last Day in Sapporo- farewell party

Teacher Administrator HIS Niseko

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out 

  • Winners of this Year’s HIS Reads Debates  
  • Tanita Kok
  • Kanade Suzuki
  • David Sugano 
  • HIS PTA - for the very kind and generous spread of food that was provided to HIS staff today in the lunchroom.



Awards for International School Japanese Book Trailer Contest

MS and HS Advanced Japanese classes have worked on producing book trailers for the Japanese Book Trailer Contest. They all competed with the students in International schools all over Japan.
All students did a wonderful job!
Congratulations to those who received a prize!


Please look at their works from the link below. 

Section A A
ward for Excellence(優秀賞): Ena Kanai
Section A Honorable Mention  (準優秀賞): Riho Fujiwara
Section B  Grand Prize (最優秀賞): Hana Katayama and Maria Ishikawa

Section A Honorable Mention (準優秀賞): Ayaha Ikezawa
Section A  Honorable Mention (準優秀賞): Ryu Katayama
Section B Award for Excellence (優秀賞): Nina Nielsen
Section C Grand Prize (最優秀賞): Alex Togashi

 Upcoming Events 


JUNE Events

June 14 - MS / HS Sports Day
June 15 - Last Day of School / Graduation
June 16 - Teacher’s Last Day
June 19 - Summer School Begins


Community Basketball will continue each Wednesday throughout the Summer Break. See Coach Mario for details.

Go Huskies !

 Husky Lunch 

Please here for viewable and downloadable versions of the Husky Lunch Menu -  June. 12 - 16

 Elementary Activities 

Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who supported this program this year.

 HIS Parent E-mailing List 


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 From PTA 

Wishing you all a wonderful summer from the Parent Teacher Association of HIS!


 Hand-Made Paper for Sale 

Dear HIS Community,

The Early Years class has been busy recycling paper to make new paper to help look after our environment. We have also been discussing the plight of animals on Earth, and are wanting to help endangered animals. We are looking to sell our recycled paper in order to fundraise money and make a donation. Please support us by buying a homemade card…perfect for all occasions such as Mother’s Day, Birthday’s and thank you notes.

Full size: 100yen
Half size with envelope: 100yen
E-mail Ms. Ashlee or visit the classroom to purchase.  (




ご購入されたい方は、Miss Ashlee宛てにメール連絡くださるか、直接EYクラスにいらしてください。ご協力よろしくお願いいたします!(

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