*WELCOME * BIENVENIDOS * BIENVENUE * いらっしゃいませ!*

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


District & School COVID-19 & E-Learning Updates


For a more complete update on the district's directives and preparations, please click hereBCPS Instruction is conducted through Teams meetings, with work to be completed on Canvas; students are required to "attend" scheduled classes via these Teams meetings on Red Days (Periods 1-4) and Gold Days (Periods 5-8), whether in school or at home.

Here is the BCPS Calendar for 2020-2021 (November Update)

Here is the DBHS Red & Gold Calendar for 2020-2021 (November Update)


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THANKSGIVING BREAK 11/23 - 11/27/2020 - NO SCHOOL

Have a relaxing and enjoyable break!

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SCHEDULE FOR WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK

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


11/30 (M) - Gold Day Schedule - Periods 5-8

12/1 (T) - Red Day Schedule - Periods 1-4 

12/2 (W) - Gold Day Schedule - Periods 5-8 --- Tutoring @ 3:30pm

12/3 (Th)Red Day Schedule - Periods 1-4

12/4 (F) - Gold Day Schedule - Periods 5-8


SCHEDULE FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK

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


12/7 (M) - Red Day Schedule - Periods 1-4 --- JAPAN CLUB MTG @ 3:40pm

12/8 (T) - Gold Day Schedule - Periods 5-8

12/9 (W) - Red Day Schedule - Periods 1-4 --- Tutoring @ 3:40pm

12/10 (Th) - Gold Day Schedule - Periods 5-8

12/11 (F) - Red Day Schedule - Periods 1-4



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Japan Club Update


We are conducting our meetings virtually through the end of the calendar year for now.  Meet with us and learn a little something about Japanese culture and language you may not already know!


FOURTH MEETING

Teams Virtual Meeting on Monday, December 7th @ 3:40pm

Information Flyer PDF


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Spring 2022 Trip to Japan Update


Sensei will be having a 2nd parent meeting to provide information on our planned trip for Spring Break of 2022.  Come to the meeting to find out more about activities, pricing/payments, and scholarship opportunities.  Contact Sensei directly or check your Canvas emails/announcements for the RSVP link.


PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

Teams Virtual Meeting on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm



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Kakehashi Project - Summer 2019


November 2019:  Kakehashi participants have been busy sharing their experiences in Japan the last few months, in an effort to follow through with our After Action Plan.  We have discussed our experiences and answered questions about the Japan Trip with students through our Freshman Round Up Orientation in August, through the Japanese classes in Japanese, and through our Japan Club in our most recent meeting on November 4th.  We hope to expand our activities to include a culture day activity with local elementary schools, and possibly even Deerfield Beach Middle.  And we will be hosted Consul General of Japan in Miami on November 26th to discuss our Kakehashi experiences and to develop further projects to promote Japanese cultural learning in our community.  We were honored to have him visit us!


Collazo-sensei thanking Consul General Hirata for his recommendation that Deerfield Beach High School participate in the 2019 Kakehashi Exchange Project



August 2019:  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)


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