JAPAN CLUB INFORMATION & MEETINGS
Generally meets every 2 weeks on designated Mondays, but will be 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: TBA]
December Meeting - Monday, 12/7/2020 [Theme: TBA]
Our predetermined schedule of virtual or face-to-face meetings for 2021:
January Meeting - Monday, 1/11/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
***2nd January Meeting - Monday, 1/25/2021 (Face-to-face meeting, assuming we are back; canceled, if we are not)
February Meeting - Monday, 2/8/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
***2nd February Meeting - Monday, 2/22/2021 (Face-to-face meeting, assuming we are back; canceled, if we are not)
March Meeting - Monday, 3/15/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
***April Meeting - Monday, 4/5/2021 (Face-to-face meeting, assuming we are back; canceled, if we are not)
April Elections Meeting - Monday, 4/19/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
***Senior Farewell Meeting - Option 1/April - Monday, 4/26/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
***Senior Farewell Meeting - Option 2/May - Monday, 5/17/2021 (Virtual, if we are NOT back to in-person classes)
VIRTUAL MEETINGS ONLY (Mondays as scheduled above) --- 3:00pm on Teams
JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Generally meets every Wednesday, still to be announced in our virtual, e-learning environment.
Our meetings serve as tutoring sessions for anyone who needs extra help in the Japanese classes. Meetings will be 1 hour, from 2:45-3:45pm. 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.
Qualifications for JNHS students in Levels 2, 3 & 4 include:
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 single Japanese Honor Society active member as of 2020:
William Collazo (Grade 12) --- Level 4
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 we will be nominating several Level 2 & 3 students into our ranks early in the spring of 2021.
Anyone considering membership induction this year (Level 2 and above) are welcome to join us to help with tutoring and competition preparation.