*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


E-Learning Continues for the 2020-2021 School Year


Broward County students are currently e-learning.  For a more complete update on the district's directives and preparations, please click here.


1) We follow the Red & Gold Calendar for classes; attendance is taken for each class during the scheduled time for the period.


2) Instruction is conducted through Teams meetings, with work to be completed on Canvas; you are required to "attend" your scheduled classes on Red Days (Periods 1-4) and Gold Days (Periods 5-8).


3) The E-Learning bell schedule is different from the regular one, the first class begins at 8:30am and the last class of the day ends at 3:10pm.


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Japan Club Update


We conducted our first meeting virtually on Monday, August 31st. 

It has been decided that as previous board officers should take the lead as required by our club bylaws, so senior William Collazo will serve as club president and senior Aayushi Kini will serve as vice president. We will discuss appointments for other club officers at our first meeting.


SECOND MEETING

Teams Virtual Meeting on Monday, September 21st

Information Flyer PDF


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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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