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Contact Sensei using the following email address: dbhssensei@gmail.com

Not sure whether to study Japanese or another language?  Having difficulty convincing your parents why you should study Japanese?  Consider reading this presentation: "Why study Japanese?"  (A special thanks to Ambassador John R. Malott for use of this presentation he made to the delegation of Japanese teachers at the 2014 National Japan Bowl!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


Congratulations to the following Japanese Honor Society inductees for 2017-2018:

Shonin Ensley (Grade 12) --- Level 4

Ava Gelin (Grade 12) --- Level 3

Kevin Grant (Grade 11) --- Level 3

Veema Jhagru (Grade 11) --- Level 2

Leila Plummer (Grade 10) --- Level 2

Bradley Vincent (Grade 10) --- Level 2

 

We will have a small induction ceremony honoring these students after school on Tuesday.


IB & AP Exam Season is Over!!!


Congratulations to all our students on surviving the month-long ordeal of college level examinations!  Our students worked hard to make it through the past month of International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Examinations, and they all deserve praise for their efforts!  お疲れ様でした!


Looking Ahead to 2018-2019...




CULTURAL CORNER

Golden Week Holidays & Events in Japan



Pictured Upper Left (Emperor Hirohito in Traditional Garments)

Showa Day - 昭和の日(しょうわのひ)- 4月29日

This is a national holiday in Japan that celebrates the birthday and life accomplishments of Emperor Showa (1926-1989), father of the current emperor, and better known by the name, Hirohito.  This holiday kicks off the beginning of "Golden Week."  Find out more on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Upper Right (Celebratory Flags in Commemoration)

Constitution Memorial Day - 憲法記念日(けんぽうきねんび)- 5月3日

This is a national holiday that commemorates the establishment of the 1947 post-WWII Constitution.  This holiday is part of "Golden Week."  Find out more on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Lower Left (Garden Landscape)

Greenery Day - 緑の日(みどりのひ)- 5月4日

This is a national holiday that celebrates nature appreciation, and specifically the country's greenery; it is a lot like Arbor Day in the United States.  This holiday is also part of "Golden Week."  Find out more on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.


Pictured Lower Right ("Koi-nobori" - Carp Streamers/Wind Socks)

Children's Day - 子供の日(子どものひ)- 5月5日

This is a national holiday in Japan that celebrates children's growth, health, and happiness.  This holiday is the last in "Golden Week."  Find out more on both the Office Holidays website and the Kids Web Japan site.

For more information on festivals and school events in May, click here [courtesy of Kids Web Japan]


Schedule of After School Activities & Events


THIS WEEK

5/28 (M)MEMORIAL DAY --- NO SCHOOL

5/29 (T)JNHS Induction Ceremony

5/30 (W)No Activities Scheduled --- Please go home and study for final exams!

5/31 (Th)No Activities Scheduled --- Please go home and study for final exams!

6/1 (F)EXAM DAY --- 8th Period (7:30am) & 7th Period (9:30am) Final Exams


NEXT WEEK

6/4 (M)EXAM DAY --- 6th Period (7:30am) & 5th Period (9:30am) Final Exams

6/5 (T)EXAM DAY --- 4th Period (7:30am) & 3rd Period (9:30am) Final Exams

6/6 (W):  EXAM DAY --- 2nd Period (7:30am) & 1st Period (9:30am) Final Exams

6/7 (Th): TEACHER PLANNING DAY --- End of 4th Quarter

 

*********ENJOY YOUR SUMMER BREAK!!!!*********


FYI

Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year

Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year


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