JAPAN CLUB INFORMATION & MEETINGS


Generally meets every other Monday (check specific dates below), often the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Our meetings last about one hour from 2:50-3:50pm, unless we have a special event that lasts longer.


NEXT MEETING - DECEMBER 9th, 2019 (M)


List of 2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9*

2nd Semester - 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24*, 3/9, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27**

* 3 weeks weeks between this meeting and the one previous to it.
**Last meeting of the year is one week after previous meeting to avoid AP/IB Testing conflicts in May.


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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

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JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


Generally meets every Wednesday. Our meetings are tutoring sessions for anyone who needs extra help in the Japanese classes. Meetings are one hour, from 2:50-3:50pm, unless we can all stay a little longer.  Those students who would like to tutor need prior approval from Collazo-sensei; all JNHS members are expected to do 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.


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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 Japanese Honor Society active members are an exclusive, hard working group of students:

Leila Plummer (Grade 12) --- Level 4

Bradley Vincent (Grade 12) --- Level 4

William Collazo (Grade 11) --- Level 3


Anyone considering membership induction this year (Level 2 and above) are welcome to join us to help with tutoring and competition preparation.

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