JAPAN CLUB INFORMATION & MEETINGS


In previous years, met every 2 weeks on designated Mondays, but was reduced to ONCE A MONTH in our virtual, e-learning environment.  Click here to see our information flyer on how to contact us.


For now, our meetings will include a focus on learning a language or cultural lesson about Japan, but we may plan for future activities and fundraisers for a few months down the road.


Our predetermined schedule of VIRTUAL meetings for 2020:

August Meeting - Monday, 8/31/2020 [Theme: Introductions/Japanese language lesson]

September Meeting - Monday, 9/21/2020 [Theme: Virtual Activity Development/Jan-ken-pon]

October Meeting - Monday, 10/26/2020 - CANCELLED

November Meeting - Monday, 11/16/2020 [Theme: Japanese Folktales]

December Meeting - Monday, 12/7/2020 [Theme: End of Year Movie Watch Party]


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Our predetermined schedule of VIRTUAL meetings for 2021:

January Meeting - Monday, 1/25/2021 [Theme: Winter Holidays in Japan]

February Meeting - Monday, 2/8/2021 [Theme: Valentine's Day & White Day]

March Meeting - Monday, 3/29/2021  [Theme: Anime]

April FINAL Meeting - Monday, 4/19/2021 [Theme: Goodbyes & "Ue wo Muite Arukou" Song]


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VIRTUAL MEETINGS ONLY (Mondays as scheduled above) --- 3:40pm on Teams

Please contact us at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com or dbhssensei@gmail.com to be added to the meeting invitation!



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JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


Generally meets either Wednesdays or Thursdays, depending on the week, via Teams Meeting.  Join our Japanese Study Group Team to receive notifications for these meetings.


Our meetings serve as tutoring sessions for anyone who needs extra help in the Japanese classes. Meetings will be 1 hour, from 3:40-4:40pm.  Those students who would like to tutor need prior approval from Collazo-sensei, and JNHS members are expected to provide some tutoring.  Any potential members (see qualifications below) are encouraged to get approval.


ALL LEVELS OF TUTORING ARE AVAILABLE, SO IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP, PLEASE MAKE TIME FOR THIS TUTORING SESSION, just let Collazo-sensei know when you plan to attend and he will add you to the Teams Meeting for tutoring.


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Qualifications for JNHS students in Levels 2, 3 & 4 include both of the following:

1) Maintaining a 3.5 GPA in Japanese classes and a 3.0 Overall GPA.

2) Must demonstrate dedication to teaching and learning about Japanese language and culture through a minimum of 10 hours in promotion of Japanese studies (through tutoring peers or active participation in Japan Bowl/Japanese competition or Japan Club, or some equivalent activity)


Our 2020-2021 National Japanese Honor Society senior member:

William Collazo (Grade 12) --- Level 4


Our 2020-2021 National Japanese Honor Society junior member:

Stanley Liang (Grade 11) --- Level 3


Due to the abrupt end to our in-person instruction and meetings as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic, we unfortunately were unable to complete an induction of new members to our JNHS chapter in the spring of 2020.  But these students named above were nominated this year because they maintained their grades AND remained of service to our program through tutoring and the Japan Club, even with virtual meetings.


Anyone considering membership induction in the coming year, 2022 (Level 2 and above), are welcome to join us to help with tutoring and competition preparation, so they can fulfill the service requirement for induction.

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