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!)


Japanese Language Competitions Announcements

On March 2nd, 4 students from Deerfield Beach High School competed in the Broward District World Language Competition at Piper High School.  The final results are in. Congratulations to the following students:

Nicole Balan (Level 3) - 1st place in Declamation; 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking

Leila Plummer (Level 3) - 1st place in Declamation; 2nd place in Impromptu Speaking

Ilene Reyes (Level 3) - 1st place in Impromptu Speaking

Aayushi Kini (Level 2) - 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking

This news comes alongside some unfortunate news as well.  Our school will not be competing in both the Regional AFTJ Japanese Speech and Skit Contest as well as the National Japan Bowl this year.  I hope we can get back on track and compete next year!

Now, we will focus our attention to end of year testing, like IB and AP exams.


Japan Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Japan Club will take place on MONDAY, APRIL 8th, from 2:40-3:40pm in Room 116.  We will be discussing Imperial family of Japan and Emperor Akihito's choice to step down and pass on his position to his son, Naruhito at the end of April.

Our most recent meeting took place Monday, 3/11.  We announced final spring meeting dates (4/8, 4/22 & 5/21), and explained what would be needed in the planning of our annual showcase on the 4/22.  Ilene provided a short presentation on Girls Day festivities in Japan, and then we created paper dolls for fun to celebrate.

Temple University Japan Campus Visit

On February 26th (T), we hosted Andrew Evans, an admissions officer from Temple University Japan Campus, who spoke with students in the Japanese classes and Mr. Collazo's study hall (Periods 5-8). 

For information on how to sign up for TUJ's High School Student Summer Program, click here.

Kizuna Across Cultures Global Classmates

This year our Level 3 & 4 students are participated in the Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We were paired up with Kunori Gakuen High School in Yamagata Prefecture (in northeastern Japan) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for communication.  We exchanged "omiyage" gifts by mail and discussed a variety of topics online from September through February.  Our program has now concluded, but our students have learned so much from our peers across the ocean, and we exceptionally grateful!

Deerfield Beach High School participants in the 2018-2019 Global Classmates Program


Schedule of School Activities & Events


* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

3/18 (M)No Activities - IB Oral Interviews today

3/19 (T):  No Activities Scheduled - End of Quarter Make Ups

3/20 (W)No Activities Scheduled - End of Quarter Make Ups

3/21 (Th):  EARLY RELEASE DAY --- No Activities Scheduled

3/22 (F)TEACHER PLANNING --- NO SCHOOL --- End of 3rd Quarter

SPRING BREAK --- March 22nd - March 31st, 2019


* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

4/1 (M)Japan Club Officers Meeting

4/2 (T)Extra Help from Sensei - by Appointment Only

4/3 (W):  JNHS Tutoring

4/4 (Th)Extra Help from Sensei - by Appointment Only

4/5 (F)No Activities Scheduled


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

Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year



Information Links on March Holidays & Events in Japan

Hinamatsuri - 雛祭り(ひなまつり)- 3月3日

Learn more about this traditional festival known as Girls Day on the Kids Web Japan site. 

Vernal Equinox Day - 春分の日(しゅんぶんのひ)- 3月21日
Learn more about the purpose and customs associated with this national holiday on the Kids Web Japan site and the Office Holidays site.

Click here for more information on March events in Japan, like the High School Baseball Tournament (courtesy of Kids Web Japan).