*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!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


A Fond Farewell to our Japanese Program's Seniors


Congratulations to our graduating 1st, 3rd, & 4th year Japanese senior students:


四年生: Daniel Bartley, Katherine Fadraga, Melissa Gelin & Kevin Grant*


三年生: Veema Jhagru* & Alex Spirache*


一年生: Yhosvanna Arroyo, Michael Brown, Steven LeBrun & Renata Soto


* = Japanese National Honor Society Members


It has been a great pleasure to get to know all of you and teach you this year!  Good luck to all of you!

四年生の皆様、おめでとうございます。お疲れ様でした!いつまでもお元気で、何でも、頑張ってください!


Japan Club Officers 2019-2020


Our club officers for 2019-2020:

President --- Ilene Reyes

Vice President --- Brian Chen

Secretary --- Leila Plummer

Treasurer --- Bradley Vincent

Historian --- Aayushi Kini


We wish these officers luck in the coming year!


DBHS Japanese Program Selected to Participate in the Kakehashi Project Trip to Japan This Summer!


We are proud to announce that the Consulate General of Japan in Miami recommended our program to the Kakehashi Exchange Project sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).  We have been selected by JICE to travel to Japan from July 29th through August 6th this summer.  23 students and 2 chaperones will participate in a series of meetings, exchange activities, and travel experiences that will be chronicled through social media.


Kizuna Across Cultures Global Classmates


This year our Level 3 & 4 students are participated in the Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We were 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 communication.  We exchanged "omiyage" gifts by mail and discussed a variety of topics online from September through February.  Our program has now concluded, but our students have learned so much from our peers across the ocean, and we exceptionally grateful!

We are currently in the process of applying to the 2019-2020 Global Classmates Program.


Deerfield Beach High School participants in the 2018-2019 Global Classmates Program



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Schedule of School Activities & Events


THIS WEEK

5/20 (M)Senior Exams; Period 8 - Senior Soubetsukai

5/21 (T)Senior Exams

5/22 (W)Senior Exams - Late Testing: AP Japanese (pm)

5/23 (Th)Senior Exams

5/24 (F)No Activities Scheduled


NEXT WEEK

5/27 (M):  NO SCHOOL --- MEMORIAL DAY

5/28 (T)Last Red Day --- Final TOK Classes

5/29 (W):  Last Gold Day --- Final Japanese Classes

5/30 (Th)8th & 7th Period Exams --- Early Dismissal at 11:30am

5/31 (F)6th & 5th Period Exams --- Early Dismissal at 11:30am


************ENJOY YOUR SUMMER BREAK!!!************


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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CULTURAL CORNER


Information Links on April & May Holidays/Events in Japan


Showa Day - 昭和の日(しょうわのひ)- 4月29日

Learn more about this holiday that celebrates the reign of Emperor Hirohito and also marks the beginning of Golden Week on the Kids Web Japan site and the Office Holidays site.


* Public Holiday - 4月29日


* Accession of the New Emperor - 5月1日


* Public Holiday - 5月2日


Constitution Memorial Day - 憲法記念日(けんぽうきねんび)- 5月3日
Learn more about the purpose and customs associated with this national holiday on the Kids Web Japan site and the Office Holidays site.


Green Day - 緑の日(みどりのひ)- 5月4日
Learn more about the purpose and customs associated with this national holiday on the Kids Web Japan site and the Office Holidays site.


Children's Day - 子供の日(こどものひ)- 5月5日
As this holiday falls on Sunday this year, it will be observed on Monday, May 6th.  Learn more about the purpose and customs associated with this national holiday on the Kids Web Japan site and the Office Holidays site.


Click here for more information on April events & May events in Japan, including things like the start of the school year and this year in particular, the accession of the new emperor, Akihito's son, Naruhito. (courtesy of Kids Web Japan).


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