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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!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


GOOD LUCK AS WE START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!


You are now a part of a proud tradition of academic rigor and success, whether you're enrolled in one of the Japanese classes or in the Theory of Knowledge class.  We begin what I hope will be an incredible journey in which you will learn more about what interests you.  I look forward to working with you throughout this year!


KIZUNA ACROSS CULTURES GLOBAL CLASSMATES


This year our Level 3 & 4 students will participate in the Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We are paired up with Kunori Gakuen High School in Yamagata Prefecture (in northeastern Japan) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for exchange.  We will exchange gifts by mail and discuss a variety of topics online.  We look forward to our students learning a lot from their peers across the ocean!


CULTURAL CORNER

July & August Holidays & Events in Japan



Pictured Upper Left (Tanabata wishes hanging on tree branches)

Tanabata Festival - 七夕祭り(たなばたまつり)- 7月7日

Find out more about this festival on the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Upper Right (Rowing competitions in the Ryukyu islands)

Marine Day - 海の日(うみのひ)- 7月16日

Find out more about this national holiday on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Lower Left (View of the Japanese Alps)

Mountain Day - 山の日(やまのひ)- 8月11日

Find out more about this national holiday on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Lower Right (A local Bon celebration with taiko & dance)

Obon Festival - お盆祭り(おぼんまつり)- 8月13日〜15日

Find out more about this festival on the Kids Web Japan site.

For more information on festivals and school events during these months, click here for July and August [courtesy of Kids Web Japan]


Schedule of School Activities & Events


FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

8/13 (M)TEACHER PLANNING

8/14 (T)TEACHER PLANNING

8/15 (W)First Day of School

8/16 (Th)No Activities Scheduled --- No Activity Bus

8/17 (F)No Activities Scheduled --- No Activity Bus


THE FOLLOWING WEEK

8/20 (M)Japan Club Officer Meeting, 2:40-3:40pm

8/21 (T)Japanese Competitions Interest Meeting, 2:40-3:40pm

8/22 (W):  Japanese National Honor Society Organizational Meeting, 2:40-3:40pm

8/23 (Th): No Activities Scheduled

8/24 (F)No Activities Scheduled


FYI

Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year

Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year


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