JAPAN CLUB                   

Generally meets every other Monday at 2:40pm; meetings last about 45 minutes to an hour usually.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, December 11th --- 7th meeting

We will celebrate the end of the first part of our year with our annual Bounenkai ("Forget the Year" Party).  We will enjoy food and games together. As part of our tradition, we expect all students to contribute something small to the party, so please contact the officers to let them know what you'll be bringing, so we can plan accordingly.  Remember, from now on, ONLY DUES PAYING MEMBERS are invited to our meetings; be sure to pay your dues by 12/10.

Our membership dues can be paid online at the BCPS e-store, look in the left side margin, click on the High School link; then look again in the left side margin, click on the Deerfield Beach High School link, and look for Japan Club Membership Dues among the list of options and then follow the directions from there.

For more information about the club and a list of meeting dates, click on the tab for CLUB-JNHS.  You can also email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information about activities.

General Agenda for business meetings:

- Administrative business - Calendar of events discussion, Membership status

Learn about Japanese Culture - Hands-on Craft Activities, Cultural Presentations, Videos & Stories

- Field Trip planning (i.e. the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens) or Event planning (Japanese Cultural Showcase)

- Committee task meetings



List of Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11 (Bounenkai)

2nd Semester - 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23, 5/21 (Gakunenkai)



2017-2018 JAPAN CLUB OFFICERS --- For more info about meetings, please contact the officers via email at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com

Co-Presidents:  Logan Luczek & Gabe Wesley

Vice President:  Joyce "Kitty" Vishino

Secretary:  Veema Jhagru

Treasurer:  Ananda Espinal

Historian: Maria Romero



Generally meets every week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to offer tutoring for Japanese students; one hour meetings from 2:40-3:40pm.

NEXT MEETING: November 8th (Wed) --- TUTORING THIS WEEK (Not Tuesday, since the IB Induction Ceremony will be taking place that evening)

Please sign up with Sensei to inform him of your intentions to tutor or to receive tutoring!



Last year, and for 3 previous years, our Level 3 & 4 students participated in the 2016-2017 Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We were paired up with Misaki High School in Ehime Prefecture (on Shikoku Island) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for exchange.  We exchanged gifts by mail and discussed topics online, ranging from school and community events to slang/buzzword expressions.  The students learned a lot from their peers across the ocean!

Although we will not be participating in this program in 2017-2018, we hope to reapply for 2018-2019, once we've fully transitioned to our new schedule system.