Contact Sensei using the following email address: dbhssensei@gmail.com

Not sure whether to study Japanese or another language?  Having difficulty convincing your parents why you should study Japanese?  Consider reading this presentation: "Why study Japanese?"  (A special thanks to Ambassador John R. Malott for use of this presentation he made to the delegation of Japanese teachers at the 2014 National Japan Bowl!)

General Schedule of Activities & Events


10/14 (M) - Japan Club Officer Meeting

10/15 (T) - Japan Bowl Practice / Study Group (Levels 2-4)

10/16 (W) - Testing: PSAT (Periods 1-3); JNHS Tutoring --- 2:50pm-3:50pm

10/17 (Th) - EARLY RELEASE DAY --- No After School Activities

10/18 (F) - NO SCHOOL --- TEACHER PLANNING --- End of 1st Quarter


10/21 (M) - Japan Club Meeting #4 - Halloween Party - 2:50-3:50pm

10/22 (T) - Japan Bowl Practice / Study Group (Levels 2-4)

10/23 (W) - JNHS Tutoring --- 2:50-3:50pm

10/24 (Th) - Open Classroom --- Remediation with Sensei (by app't)

10/25 (F) - No After School Activities Scheduled


Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for 2019-2020 academic year

Click here for the NEW official bell schedules for 2019-2020 academic year; we begin and end 10 minutes later than in previous years!



Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Deerfield Beach High School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in the coming year, and our Japanese program has existed for about half of that time.  Our IB program has been around for about 30 of those years as well, so there is a strong academic tradition here at the school of which all DBHS students should be proud. Even Sensei is celebrating his 20th year at the school this year... There are lots of good reasons to celebrate success.  Let's make this academic year the best one on record for DBHS!  I look forward to the journey with all of you!

Japan Club Update

Our next meeting of the school year is set for Monday, October 21st at 2:50pm.  We will be having a Halloween party; please make sure to bring a item to eat and share with the members, if you haven't signed up for this already.  Also, be sure to get on our email contact list and connect with our social media accounts to keep up with meeting announcements and activity updates.

Our DBHS Japanese Program Participated in the Kakehashi Project Trip to Japan This Summer!

We are proud to have participated in the 2019 Kakehashi Exchange Project sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).  We traveled to Japan from July 29th through August 6th this summer.  20 students and 5 teachers participated in a series of meetings, exchange activities, and travel experiences that each of us chronicled through social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.  We presented our reflections and our plan for sharing Japanese culture when we returned at a reporting session with MOFA and JICE officials in Tokyo at the end of the trip.  I would like to thank all who participated in representing DBHS well throughout the entire trip.  All of you conducted yourselves well, compassion and sensitivity to this wonderful culture, and many of you provided formal greetings, presentations, and remarks of appreciation in Japanese when requested.  I'm so proud of all of you.  よくできましたよ!お疲れ様でした!

Deerfield Beach High School participants in the 2019 Kakehashi Exchange Project (in front of Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo)