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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!)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


Plans Still in the Works for the 2020-2021 School Year


We will not know for sure what the schedule for the new school year will look like until later in the summer.  The School Board of Broward County is collecting preferences and input from all parents, students, teachers, and administrators.  Decisions will be made within a few weeks.  For an update on the status of this process, please click here.


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Japan Club Update


ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES WERE CANCELLED at the end of the 2019-2020 year due to precautions put in place to curb the rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We were unable to conduct officer elections for the coming year; decisions about this will be made at the beginning of next school year.


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Government & Politics Club Update


ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES WERE CANCELLED at the end of the 2019-2020 year due to precautions put in place to curb the rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We were unable to conduct officer elections for the coming year; decisions about this will be made at the beginning of next school year, but it is highly likely, since the club is new and all officers are rising seniors, that these students will retain their officer positions for 2020-2021:

President: Sam Anglen

Vice President: Arlyn Llenas

Secretary: Zully Torres

Treasurer: Zach Fisher

Historian: Malav Patel


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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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