Community Connections for our Students:
MEDICAL CONNECTIONS: Yoko Tsukamoto (PhD in nursing) will be delivering a series of lectures to Hokkaido International School high school students interested in pursuing medical studies and entering the medical field. The series will culminate in visits to medical institutions in Yubari City and in Sapporo. This is a wonderful a opportunity for our students to learn about the medical world right here locally.
ASIA YOUTH FORUM AT SAPPORO UNIVERSITY: In mid-September, HIS Student Council members were invited to the campus of our partner school, Sapporo University, to participate in a welcome event for members of the Asia Youth Forum, which was hosted here in Sapporo this year.
HIS students presented a slide show of their school lives and then several individuals got up to present about how an international education had changed them. This was followed by a reception at which our students were able to mingle with Youth Forum participants and to engage conversations with students from all across Asia. Our students were warmly received and the applause at the send off was particularly warm. Another tangible benefit of how our partnership with Sapporo University is paying off for our students.
VOLUNTEERING IN YUBARI: HIS students must earn two Extra Curricular Involvement (EIR) credits each year. Many of these credits will be gained through service work that students get involved in. HIS is connecting with Yubari City -- a city with many economic and infrastructure problems -- in hopes of supporting the citizens of the area. Again, we hope that these opportunities open the eyes of our students to the needs that may exist right here in their backyard.
ABOVE: Grade 11 and 12 students participate in group building activities while on their trip and overnight to Bankei Lodge on Mt. Soranuma. The HS trip is one of four overnight trips taken by students at HIS in the first few weeks of school.
Area of Emphasis: Outdoor Education -- Understanding the environment that we live in means getting out into it. This is a key point of need for education in the world that we live in and one that i sorely underdeveloped in many educational approaches. Building that understanding, however, is a core part of our curricular focus at HIS, and what better place to be to do that than Hokkaido. Overnight trips begin this week. We look forward to the experiences our children will have while on them.
The Graduating Class of 2013
Hokkaido International School would like to congratulate the graduates of 2013 on successfully earning their HIS diploma. We thank you for your many contributions to your peers and teachers alike and wish you all the best as you move forward with education and careers. Once a Husky, Always a Husky! Definitely come back and see us here at HIS.
Graduates will be....
Mami Arai will be working in Sapporo where she will study and travel abroad in her future years
Hsin (Sandy) Chen is applying to Sophia University in the Faculty of LIberal Arts
Kei Saya Datwani will be working as a police officer in Hokkaido
Kiran Dixit will be attending Honolulu Community College where he will study Music
Aya Aileen Hardwick will be attending Arizona State University where she will study Business in Global Politics
Marika Kaneshiro is planning to work in the military or in the fields of hospitality
Taiga Kuroiwa will be attending Lewis-Clark State University where he will study Psychology
Christine Li Lin is applying to National Taiwan University to study business or medicine
Sarah-Grace Lingenbrink will be attending Seattle University where she will study Communications
Irfan Mirzan Mahzan was accepted at Colorado State University and is considering studying architecture
Aika Melody Murase will be attending Santa Fe College where she will either study Film or Photography
Jeong Soo Na will be taking an entrance exam for Hongik University to study Industrial Design
Noah E. Ogawa will be attending Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture where he will study the techniques in fashion.
Sayaka Sekishima is applying to Sophia University in the Faculty of Liberal Arts
Scott Stavinoha will be attending University of Texas San Antoio
Lisa Sugano will be attending Doshisha University where she will study International Business
Rui Takase will be attending Vantan Design Institution where she will study Fashion Business