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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!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


Japan Club Meeting


The next meeting of the Japan Club will take place on MONDAY, OCT. 15th, from 2:40-3:40pm in Room 116. 

Our most recent meeting took place on Monday, 10/1.  We made announcements and then continued the meeting in different sub groups to play different traditional games: kendama, daruma-otoshi, karuta, paper sumo, and jan-ken-pon. The meeting lasted until 3:40pm.

Our meetings always consist of a business and announcements first, then a cultural presentation and/or activity for the rest of the time.  Club membership dues are $15 and you are asked to pay these dues online.  We will give you instructions at our next meeting.  Just come and join us for the fun!  


Kizuna Across Cultures Global Classmates


So far so good!  We have completed our online self-introductions and discussed our after school activities, and we will be discussing foods and fall school events in the coming weeks.  So far the exchange has been lively and fun!

This year our Level 3 & 4 students are participating in the Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We are 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 exchange.  We will soon exchange gifts by mail and will continue to discuss a variety of topics online.  We look forward to our students learning a lot from their peers across the ocean.


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Schedule of School Activities & Events


THIS WEEK

* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

10/15 (M)Japan Club General Membership Meeting --- Field Day!

10/16 (T)Japan Bowl Study Session

10/17 (W):  JNHS Tutoring & Open Classroom

10/18 (Th)EARLY RELEASE DAY --- Early Dismissal --- No Activities

10/19 (F)TEACHER PLANNING --- NO SCHOOL --- End of 1st Quarter


NEXT WEEK

* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

10/22 (M)Japan Club Officers Meeting

10/23 (T)Japan Bowl Study Session

10/24 (W)JNHS Tutoring & Open Classroom

10/25 (Th)Open Classroom

10/26 (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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CULTURAL CORNER


October Holidays & Events in Japan



Pictured Left & Right (Track Races & Male Student Acrobatics)

Health & Sports Day - 体育の日(たいいくのひ)- 10月8日

Find out more about this observance on the Kids Web Japan site and on the Office Holidays website.


For more information on festivals and school events during this month, click here for October. [Courtesy of Kids Web Japan]


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