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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


JAPAN CLUB   日本部


We will have our next meeting for the school year on Monday, December 11th. We will celebrate the end of the first part of our year with our annual Bounenkai ("Forget the Year" Party).  We will enjoy food and games together. As part of our tradition, we expect all students to contribute something small to the party, so please contact the officers to let them know what you'll be bringing, so we can plan accordingly.  Remember, from now on, ONLY DUES PAYING MEMBERS are invited to our meetings; be sure to pay your dues by 12/10.

Our membership dues can be paid online at the BCPS e-store, look in the left side margin, click on the High School link; then look again in the left side margin, click on the Deerfield Beach High School link, and look for Japan Club Membership Dues among the list of options and then follow the directions from there.


For more information about the club and a list of meeting dates, click on the tab for CLUB-JNHS.  You can also email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information about activities.


SAT Subject Test in Japanese - December Practice


Students in our intermediate and advanced classes will have the opportunity on Monday, December 11th to take a practice version of the SAT Subject Test in Japanese.  This unique opportunity is being offered through an Educational Testing Service initiative to encourage students studying Japanese to take the exam.  Students will take the hour-long exam during class and will have access to results the same day, along with feedback on different questions.  We're lucky to have this great opportunity.


CULTURAL CORNER

December Holidays in Japan



Pictured Left (Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko; the Emperor's flag---the chrysanthemum flower is the symbol of the Imperial House): 

Emperor's Birthday - 天皇の誕生日(てんのうのたんじょうび)-12月23日

A national holiday that celebrates of Emperor's birthday and the long line of the Imperial House of Japan; research further on the Office Holidays site.


Pictured Right (The Ringing of 108 Bells---じょやのかね): 

New Year's Eve - 大晦日(おおみそか) - 12月31日

A national holiday that expresses appreciation for public safety officials and the labor force in general; research further on the Kids Web Japan site.


Schedule of Activities & Events


THIS COMING WEEK

12/18 (M)No Activities Scheduled

12/19 (T)Midterm Exams - Periods 1 & 2

12/20 (W)Midterm Exams - Periods 3 & 4

12/21 (Th):  Midterm Exams - Periods 5 & 6

12/22 (F)Midterm Exams - Periods 7 & 8


Winter Break --- 12/23/2017 - 1/8/2018

STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH (GOLD DAY)


THE WEEK AFTER WINTER BREAK

1/8 (M):  TEACHER PLANNING DAY

1/9 (T)Japan Bowl Practice

1/10 (W)JNHS Tutoring for Japanese Students

1/11 (Th):  Open Classroom --- Competitions Practice & Tutoring

1/12 (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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