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!)

Here is Sensei's Story - An Interview that was part of the Summer 2020 "Sensei! Why Japanese?" Project by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles



Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Hope all of you had a good summer.

Please use this website as a central source of information regarding these Japanese and Theory of Knowledge courses.  All course assignments will be posted through our district's Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, but this website is meant to provide general information about our program and other Japan-related programs and resources.

Click here for BCPS Back to School Expectations for Student Success

District & School COVID-19 Updates 2022-2023

For a more complete update on the BCPS, Broward, state, and CDC directives and protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please click herePlease be sure to assess yourself carefully if you are not feeling well, before making a decision to come to school. A checklist of considerations can be found on the website noted above.

Important Calendars for Reference:

Here is the 2022-2023 BCPS Calendar

Here is the 2022-2023 DBHS Red & Gold Calendar

DBHS 2022-2023 Bell Schedules for Reference:

Here is a document that includes ALL 3 primary bell schedules: Regular School Days, Early Release Days (ERD) and Professional Study Days (PSD)


***Click on the link for the bell schedule on that day.

9/26 (M) - NO SCHOOL

9/27 (T) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4

9/28 (W) - Tropical Storm Warning - SCHOOL CANCELLED

9/29 (Th) - Tropical Storm Warning - SCHOOL CANCELLED

9/30 (F) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8


***Click on the link for the bell schedule on that day.

10/3 (M) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Japan Club 2nd Meeting

10/4 (T) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- Japan Bowl Organizational Meeting

10/5 (W) - NO SCHOOL

10/6 (Th) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4

10/7 (F) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8


Japan Club Update for 2022-2023

We will conduct our second general membership meeting of the year on Monday, 10/3/2022 in Sensei's Room, 116, at 2:45pm. Come get to know what we do, and if you're interested in leadership, consider the possibility of running for a club officer position (V.P., Sec., Treas.).  This year's Co-Presidents, Sachi Soubra and Ron Escobar, will also lead us in an activity to learn basic origami (paper folding).

We look forward to meeting anyone who shares our interest in learning about Japanese culture! おたのしみに!


Japan Trip Updates (Spring 2023)

Planned trip for Spring Break of 2023:  It isn't too late to sign up to travel with us in the coming year! 

For those of you who need more time to make and save the money needed to pay for a trip to Japan, consider traveling with us during Spring Break of 2023.  If you would like to have access to the details of the tour, please contact me (Sensei) directly via email, and I will give you the link to find out more.

THIS IS A NON-SCHOOL, NON-DISTRICT approved, PRIVATELY organized educational trip, intended for students and family.  EF Tours directs the tour (with travel insurance and add on services), while I help with recruitment, organization, and facilitation of the trip. Contact me directly to find out more about activities, pricing/payments, and scholarship opportunities.

10 days touring Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, and Osaka!