Ft. Hayes Arts and Academic HS - Spring 2018 Newsletter
AATJ Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
The National Japanese Exam (NJE) is an online, proficiency-oriented, standards-based and culture-related assessment tool for middle school (junior high), high school, and college students who are studying Japanese as a second language. It was developed by AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese) as a way for such students to test their Japanese skills and participate in a nation-wide exam with awards for high achievement.
The NJE helps teachers see students’ strengths and weaknesses in various areas including reading, listening, grammar and kanji. Teachers can use the results to identify strong and weak areas in their teaching, give various school-level awards to students (Gold Level, Silver Level, Bronze Level, Honorable Mention, and Participation certificates), and highlight the success of their Japanese programs and celebrate their students' accomplishments.
The following students participated in the nation-wide exam:
JASCO Vision Statement
The Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) is the premiere organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures. Lives are changed for the better and businesses succeed when meaningful cross-cultural relationships are intentionally cultivated. Located centrally in the capital city of Ohio, Columbus, JASCO provides the gateway for connecting people and fostering friendships among those who are interested in the Japanese culture.
Dr. Benjamin Pachter -JASCO Executive Director
Fort Hayes Students learn about Japanese Festivals!
Japanese National Honor Society
Graduating JNHS members:
Wow that was fast!
I also got to meet local Japanese artist Yasuko Jameson! You may know her children-Pamela and Zion Jameson. They are Fort Hayes students. Follow her on Social media at 'Dragon Ikka'! I bought one of her tshirts that say Ohayo in the shape of our state-Ohio!
I hope everyone has a relaxing fun summer! I will be traveling with my family to Japan to visit my in-laws in July. During this time I will be gathering up fun items for the classroom-new books, CD's, posters....etc.
We will be hosting 8-10 students from Asahikawa High School March 2019. Please email me if you are thinking about being a host family or would like more information!
Rest up! Do your summer Duolingo! See you in the fall!!