Athlete of the Year

Project by Eugene DeCosse, Spencer Tu, Naoki Nomura, William Tronsen, Alex Repeta The Class of 2017 has continuously amazed the SMIS school community with their athletic endeavors. From cross country to wrestling, St. Mary’s Titans have made their mark not just within the school, but throughout the Kanto Plains, and even internationally. With this success…

Brother Joseph, We Will See You Later

Article by Jun Lee Years Taught: 2004 – 2017 Position: Teacher & Brother Destination: Uganda As we get close to the end of the school year, we announce the departing teachers and appreciate them for their contributions, care, teaching and love for SMIS students. One of the departing teachers, Brother Joseph Muyunga, has been working…

Mr. Furudera

Article by Joshua Harper Mr. Furudera is the new aquatics assistant coach. He grew up in Tokyo and attended St. Mary’s for 12 years and participated in the swim team while he was here. During his time at college he worked as an assistant swim coach at the Tokyo American Club (TAC). Then, after his…

John Green

Article by Jaewon Hong You have probably heard of John Green one way or another. While John Green is known mostly for the best seller The Fault in our Stars, he has also written many other successful books like Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns. He is also known for his YouTube ventures such as…

Mr. Wooding

Written by Joey Yoo Years Taught: 2016-2017 Position: Computer Science & Multimedia Design Teacher Destination: Tokyo On March 16th, Mr. Wooding officially resigned as a teacher at St. Mary’s. He taught Computer Science and Multimedia Design, both which he learned on his own. Surprisingly, he learned about these subjects by himself. The fact that he…

Farewell, Ms. Mitchell

Written by Nishant Naricitty Years Taught: 2006-2017 Position: Second Grade Teacher Destination: California As the end of the 2016 ~ 2017 school year comes near, so does the end of our time with some of our teachers. Ms. Mitchell, who has been teaching at St. Mary’s for 11 years, is one of these teachers. Throughout…

Varsity Ensemble

Photo by Syounam Thai Article by Meongse Chang The St. Mary’s Varsity Ensemble, now in its fourteenth year, consists of students grades ten to twelve from St. Mary’s International School. This male ensemble has made numerous concert tours to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Hungary; won top awards and honors at…