JAPAN CLUB INFORMATION & MEETINGS

Generally meets every other Monday (check specific dates below); Our meetings last about one hour from 2:40-3:40pm, unless we have a special event that lasts longer.  Please pay dues online at the BCPS e-store (Deerfield Beach HS).


NEXT MEETING - NOVEMBER 26th, 2018 (Mon)


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***10/29/2018 - Halloween Party!!!  We made announcements and then watched the anime, "Spirited Away" to celebrate stories of spirits in Japan.  We ate popcorn, chips, and candy, some of our members cos-played as their favorite characters.  The meeting lasted until 4:45pm, when the movie ended.

***10/15/2018 - We made announcements and then did rajio-taisou warm-up exercises in the classroom.  We continued the meeting outside in the breezeway to play team games to celebrate Sports & Fitness Day and had a lot of fun together.  The meeting lasted until 4:15pm.

***10/1/2018 - 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.
***9/17/2018 - We spent the majority of the meeting in different sub groups learning different arts and crafts, including brush calligraphy, origami (folding paper), sketch drawing, and haiku poem writing.  We had a lot of fun, and the meeting ran until close to 4pm.


2018-2019 Japan Club Officers

President: Veema Jhagru

Vice President: Ilene Reyes

Secretary: Aayushi Kini

Treasurer: Bradley Vincent

Historian: William Collazo

Sergeant-at-Arms: Leila Plummer


For more information about the club and and to get onto our email list, you can email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information.


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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List of 2018-2019 Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 8/27, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/26, 12/3 & 12/17 (Bounenkai)

2nd Semester - 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 4/22, 5/20 (Gakunenkai)

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JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

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


NEXT MEETING: November 28th, 2018 (Wed) - After Thanksgiving Break

Qualifications for 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:

Kevin Grant (Grade 12) --- Level 4

Veema Jhagru (Grade 12) --- Level 3

Leila Plummer (Grade 11) --- Level 3

Bradley Vincent (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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