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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!)

Here is Sensei's Story - An Interview that was part of the Summer 2020 "Sensei! Why Japanese?" Project by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


2022-2023 KAC Global Classmates Program

Deerfield Beach High Level 2, 3 and 4 students are participating in this year's Kizuna Across Cultures Global Classmates Program.  We are the only school in the state of Florida participating in this program this year. Students have been speaking via an online Canvas exchange to students at our partner school in Japan, Kani High School.

So far, we've discussed many different topics and have found that we have many interests in common among us.  Recently, we exchanged an "omiyage" package, souvenirs from our respective hometowns. The students were quite happy, and we are sharing our reaction videos on the Canvas LMS. It has been so excit to learn more about our friends from across the Pacific!

Click here more about our partners at Kizuna Across Cultures.


District & School COVID-19 Updates 2022-2023


For a more complete update on the BCPS, Broward, state, and CDC directives and protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please click herePlease be sure to assess yourself carefully if you are not feeling well, before making a decision to come to school. A checklist of considerations can be found on the website noted above.


Important Calendars for Reference:

Here is the 2022-2023 BCPS Calendar

Here is the 2022-2023 DBHS Red & Gold Calendar


DBHS 2022-2023 Bell Schedules for Reference:

Here is a document that includes ALL 3 primary bell schedules: Regular School Days, Early Release Days (ERD) and Professional Study Days (PSD)


SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

***Click on the link for the bell schedule on that day.


1/30 (M) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Japan Club Officers

1/31 (T) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- Advanced Study and Competitions Practice

2/1 (W) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Tutoring

2/2 (Th) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- PROFESSIONAL STUDY DAY

2/3 (F) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- No Activities


SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK

***Click on the link for the bell schedule on that day.


2/6 (M) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- Japan Club Officers

2/7 (T) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Advanced Study and Competitions Practice

2/8 (W) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- Tutoring

2/9 (Th) - RED DAY: Periods 1-4 --- Open Review Session

2/10 (F) - GOLD DAY: Periods 5-8 --- No Activities



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Japan Club Update


We will conduct our next general membership meeting on Monday, 2/13/2023 in Sensei's Room, 116, at 2:50pm. Come join us to learn about Valetine's Day and White Day traditions in Japan.

We look forward to meeting anyone who shares our interest in learning about Japanese culture! おたのしみに!


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Japan Trip Updates (Spring 2023)


Planned trip for Spring Break of 2023:  It's too late to sign up to travel with us in March, but we're planning another trip soon.


For those of you who need more time to make and save the money needed to pay for a trip to Japan, consider traveling with us during Spring Break of 2025.  Sensei will be doing an information session in the coming month.  If you would like to have access to the details of the tour, please contact me (Sensei) directly via email, and I will give you the link to find out more.


THIS IS A NON-SCHOOL, NON-DISTRICT approved, PRIVATELY organized educational trip, intended for students and family.  EF Tours directs the tour (with travel insurance and add on services), while I help with recruitment, organization, and facilitation of the trip. Contact me directly to find out more about activities, pricing/payments, and scholarship opportunities.


10 days touring Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, and Osaka!


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