HUSKY EXPRESS June 4, 2018

Jun
4
2018

 Administration Corner 

  Head of School    

A Gift of Musical Entertainment in “The Present”
Hokkaido International School students once again returned to Kitara Hall, and not just to the venue itself but the the Large Hall, after an 8-year absence, to deliver the long-awaited all-school performance titled, “The Present”.

As the name suggests, the performance this year bore the double-meanings of gift and current time, taking the audience on a time journey through different eras of music. From the opening piece to the closing moment, the attention of those in attendance were simply riveted by the talents of our students who, under the guidance of their music teachers, reached attained new heights.

We hope that you will want to relive this experience made available through DVDs that are one order now. 

Graduation Day Invites & Updates
All members of the HIS Family (students, parents & alumni) are invited to witness the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 to be held in the school gymnasium on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

The  Graduation Day schedule will be:
Morning Only Class Schedule

  • 8:30 ~ 11:50 Regular Classes

Graduation

  • 12:30 PM Gym Doors Open
  • 13:00 Grad Ceremony Begins
  • 14:30 Grad Ceremony Ends
  • 14:30 Reception in the Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)
  • 16:00 Reception Ends

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University Acceptances:
We would like to congratulate our graduating class on the list of outstanding universities that have already offered places to our graduating students. Although the list continues to grow, we are excited to share those that we have been informed of:

  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brock University
  • Center College
  • Clarks University
  • Colorado State University
  • Drake University
  • Drexel University
  • Emerson College
  • Franklin University - Switzerland
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Jacobs University
  • Knox College
  • Ohio State University
  • SUNY at Albany
  • SUNY at Bingham
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • Hokkaido University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific International Hotel
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trent University
  • Washington State University
  • Wilfred Laurier University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Alberta
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Mississippi

We look forward to watching this list grow!!

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  From the Principal’s Office  

End of Year - Secondary
An important reminder to secondary students in these last two weeks to get all your assignments in on time before teachers finalize your grades.  Parents, please check Alma for your child’s current up-to-date status. 

Returning Textbooks and Materials
Please note that students must return all their textbooks and other borrowed materials by Friday June 8th.  Report cards and transcripts cannot be issued until all materials have been returned or lost materials paid for.  

MAP Testing
MAP Testing is almost complete for students in grades 4 to 10.  Parents will receive a report on their child’s progress with report cards in June.

For more information, please visit NWEA’s website:https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/

PSAT Tests in 2018-2020
Please note that PSAT tests will be given to all students in grades 8 to 11 next year automatically. Students will no longer be required to register, and HIS will pay the fees.
Grades 10 and 11 will take the PSAT in October and grades 8 and 9 will take the PSAT8/9 exam later in the school year (date TBA)

Next PTA Meeting
Looking forward to seeing parents at the next PTA meeting this week on Wednesday, June 6th, from 15:45 in Room 206.
This is our last Steering Committee Meeting of the school year.  If you are interested in perhaps becoming a member for 2018-2019, please and join us to check it out!
Everyone is welcome, please join us!  
We will be discussing and voting on PTA Grants.
If you would like to have a babysitter, please contact me.

 @ Niseko 

Dear Parents and Teachers of HIS Niseko,

Thank you all for a terrific week of learning at HIS Niseko.
Kitara!
Incredible Day and Night on Friday. The Kitara performance was pretty much spectacular. Bravo to Lola. You were absolutely fantastic.
Big Cheers to Susan, Merek, Naruse san, Emily, Yuuki, Anita, Kirin, Gergana, Mark, Yutaka and the MP1, MP3 and HS students for a supportive day and night. The Niseko Team will gently think upon and share bright spots and next steps for next year. We will reflect at our next team meeting.
Please also allow me to thank the parents of our performers for making the trip out to Sapporo to see the show. It was a lovely night.
Financial Assistance Program Donor Wall Unveiling this June 5 from 14:45-15:30
This coming Tuesday, June 5 at 2:45 sharp, you or a representative in your absence are most cordially welcome to our Original Donor Recognition Ceremony followed by a celebration of our student writers.
It should be a memorable time for all. Please visit us!

Host: Hokkaido International School NISEKO
Phone: 81 (0)136-55-5252
Where:
12 Aza Fujimi
Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun
Japan 048-1501
When: June 5, 14:45

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Pikinini Mini Concert
On Wednesday from 9:10-9:30, we will have a mini concert from our deliciously talented and fine friends at Pikinini. Come to drop off your kids and listen to some beautiful music in the MPR.

Upcoming Dates:

  • JUNE 5 Financial Assistance Program Donor Wall Unveiling
  • June 6th Pikinini Mini-Concert 9:10-30
  • June 7, International Read Aloud; Mitchell
  • June 8th, 10-14 Kuromatsunai- River play, Stone painting, play in the water.
  • June 10 Halloween Pumpkin Planting

Barry Mernin

Teaching Administrator and Seasonal School Coordinator
Hokkaido International School Niseko
bmernin@his.ac.jp

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out

  • Kirin and Yutaka Sugino for the immense time and effort put into “The Present” performance at Kitara and to their leadership and guidance of our music students.
  • All teachers and staff who have had a hand in supporting the music program for this incredible event. It couldn’t be done without all of you!!
  • A special thanks goes out to Mr. Hajime Katayama, Ms. Yukiko Kanai, Ms. Megumi Ando, Ms. Yoko Yamakawa and Ms. Kumiko Lazirko for all the behind the scenes work that cannot go unappreciated. Costumes, photos, sound, lighting and a myriad of smaller details were all dependent upon you!

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 From PTA 

PTA Steering Committee Meetings
Please note, all Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Any parent is welcome to attend, and please let Neil or Megumi know if you would like to become a regular (and voting) member of the committee.

Next PTA Meeting
Looking forward to seeing parents at the next PTA meeting this week on Wednesday, June 6th, from 15:45 in Room 206.
This is our last Steering Committee Meeting of the school year. If you are interested in perhaps becoming a member for 2018-2019, please and join us to check it out!
Everyone is welcome, please join us!
We will be discussing and voting on PTA Grants.
If you would like to have a babysitter, please contact me.

PTA EMAIL: pta.sapporo@gmail.com

New! PTA Information Website: 
https://sites.google.com/his.ac.jp/parent-teacher-association/home

 HIS Parent E-mailing List 

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Husky Parents!!
Do you ever have trouble receiving the weekly HEx, Husky-Info bulletins or other school-wide emails?  Do you have another email address to which you’d like to receive these electronic communications? If so, please email our communications coordinator at jtomasine@his.ac.jp so we can update our mailing lists and include you as soon as possible!

 Upcoming Events 

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JUNE EVENTS

June 6 - MS / HS Sports Day
June 7 - 8 - MS Domin no Mori
June 14 (AM) - Last Day of School
June 14 (PM) - Graduation
June 15 - Teachers’ Last Day

 Husky Lunch 

Please see HERE for the Husky Lunch Menu for the week of June 4 - June 8

 Sports 

We still have many keen players and their coaches getting some valuable Spring Training and full credit to them. There are MS and HS Volleyball players, MS and JV Basketball players, Community Basketball players but there are also many determined students increasing their fitness in the weight room. This facility is only open to high school students and you must get a permission form from Mr. Kelly. Get active!

 Babysitting 

If you are an HIS parent and are looking for a babysitter for an evening or on the weekend, please feel free to contact huskyinfo@his.ac.jp
Interested HIS parents can then be provided with a list of students available for babysitting.

 
 
 
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