*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!)


General Schedule of Activities & Events


THIS WEEK

12/2 (M) - Japan Club Officer Meeting

12/3 (T) - Japan Bowl Practice / Study Group (Levels 3-4)

12/4 (W) - JNHS Tutoring --- 2:50-3:50pm

12/5 (Th) - PROFESSIONAL STUDY DAY --- No After School Activities

12/6 (F) - No After School Activities Scheduled


NEXT WEEK

12/9 (M) - Japan Club Meeting #7 --- BOUNENKAI!

12/10 (T) - Government & Politics Club 1st Meeting @ 2:50pm

12/11 (W) - JNHS Tutoring & Midterm Exam Prep --- 2:50-3:50pm

12/12 (Th) - Midterm Exam Study Session

12/13 (F) - No After School Activities Scheduled


FYI

Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for 2019-2020 academic year

Click here for the NEW official bell schedules for 2019-2020 academic year; we begin and end 10 minutes later than in previous years!



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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


Japan Club Update & Membership Dues


Our next meeting of the school year is set for Monday, December 9th at 2:50pm.  We will be celebrating the end of the year with a Bounenkai ("Forget-the-Year Party"); as with any of these activities, everyone is expected to contribute a little something: food, drinks, utensils, games, etc.  Please contact the officers to let us know what you'll be bringing.  Also, the party is for dues paying members only; so be sure to pay dues if you plan on being at the party.  Club dues are $16 and should be paid via the online Broward estore website by the end of November.  Be sure to get on our email contact list and connect with our social media accounts to keep up with meeting announcements and activity updates.


Kakehashi Project Update


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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