GaVS Japanese I

Frayer-sensei News Letter #8, Nov 11, 2016

Course updates

Please check your schedules and make sure you have completed assignments from 10/28/2016 through 11/10/2016. After the deadline, assignments that are missing have a zero inserted in the gradebook. Please submit the assignments that are missing asap. Penalties begin on 11/11/2016.

December 9 is the end of the semester

The Georgia Virtual School semester ends earlier than most schools' semesters. Please be mindful that there are only one more due date (12/1) remaining before you take your final exam during the December 7 - 8 final exam window. The official end of the semester is December 9.

Japanese National Exam

WL Spring 2017 Japanese National Exam open to all students in Japanese I, II, III

Entirely online! No cost! Awards!

Exam Dates: March 13-16, 2017

Specifics will be emailed to student/school facilitator/parent once registration closes.

Register Now! CLICK HERE

Registration Deadline Nov. 30, 2016

Exploring "Cool Japan" in Tokyo

Do you like animated films? Many fans of Japanese popular culture love animation. Among Japan's numerous animated films, the world famous Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Howl's Moving Castle were all made by director Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki and his associates created the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka to share the pleasure of animated films with the world.

Himeji Castle (Hyogo Prefecture)

Himeji Castle was built with the finest techniques available at the time. It is known as "White Egret Castle" because its beautiful white walls look like a soaring white egret. In 1993 the castle became one of the first Japanese buildings to be chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The castle in its present form was completed in 1609 after eight years of construction. The main tower miraculously survived both World War II and the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, which struck another part of Hyogo Prefecture.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo, Hokkaido's capital and largest city, gained international fame when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972. Sapporo's biggest annual event is the Sapporo Snow Festival, held each February. The festival's main attractions are the 300 snow sculptures that line the entire 1.5-kilometer length of Odori Park. The amount of snow used for these sculptures is equivalent to about 3,500 five-ton truckloads. The sculptures are created by members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces, along with many volunteers.