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



2022-2023 KAC Global Classmates Program

Deerfield Beach High Level 2, 3 and 4 students have participated in this year's Kizuna Across Cultures' 2022-2023 Global Classmates Program.  We are the only school in the state of Florida participating in this program this year. Students communicated via an online Canvas exchange with students at our partner school in Japan, Kani High School in Gifu Prefecture.

We discussed numerous topics and found that we have many interests in common.  We also exchanged an "omiyage" package, souvenirs from our respective hometowns. The students had a lot of fun with this project, and we shared our reaction video with our classmates on the Canvas LMS. It was exciting to learn more about our friends from across the Pacific!

Click here to learn more about our partners at Kizuna Across Cultures.

District & School Policies/Schedules 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.

3/6 (M) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Japan Club Officers Meeting

3/7 (T) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- No Activities

3/8 (W) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- DBHS Multicultural Fair @ 6pm

3/9 (Th) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- No Activities

3/10 (F) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- No Activities


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

3/13 (M) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- Japan Club Meeting (Ramen & A Movie)

3/14 (T) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- No Activities

3/15 (W) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- No Activities

3/16 (Th) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- EARLY RELEASE DAY --- IB Oral Interview

3/17 (F) - TEACHER PLANNING DAY --- End of 3rd Quarter


Japan Club Update

We will conduct our next general membership meeting on Monday, 3/13/2023 in Sensei's Room, 116, at 2:50pm. Come join us to learn about ramen culture and watch a movie, all while eating yummy ramen!

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


Japan Trip Planning --- Spring 2025

Planned trip for Spring Break of 2025:  It's too late to sign up to travel with us this month, but we're planning another trip for 2025.

For those of you who need time to make and save the money needed to pay for a trip to Japan, consider traveling with us during Spring Break of 2025.  Sensei will be doing an information session in April.  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!