Ft. Hayes Arts and Academic HS - Spring/Summer 2019
Japanese National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Inductees!!
Ohio Seal of Biliteracy
Denison University just announced that it will award up to 4 college credits for students earning the Seal of Biliteracy!
The application window for Juniors is open for the Ohio Seal of BIliteracy. Please share this information with your students and encourage those with high proficiency levels, and meeting the English Language Requirements to apply. More information can be found on our website at: ccsoh.us/SealofBiliteracy.
Join JASCO for our first ever Tanabata Celebration. Tanabata, or the Star Festival, is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month. It celebrates the once-a-year meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively).
For the celebration, we will be hosting a potluck dinner. Basic foods and drinks will be provided by JASCO, but we encourage you to bring your favorite dish to share with the community!
A major part of Tanabata is the writing of wishes on tanzaku, or small colored pieces of paper, and then hanging them on bamboo branches. We'll have tanzaku and bamboo available for you to leave your wishes!
The event is free and open to the public. As we will be serving food at the event, we ask that you register in advance so that we can be aware of any food allergies or restrictions.
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019, 04:00 PM
Kaltenbach Park and Community Center, 5985 Cara Road, Dublin, OH, USA
Fort Hayes Student Travel to Japan ! June 2019
The First Annual Japan Bowl
What makes the Japan Bowl unique is that it goes beyond language and asks students about their knowledge of Japanese culture, society, daily life, history, geography, and current events. Participants compete as members of 3-person teams, based on how many years they have studied Japanese.
The Japan Bowl is not an exam; it uses a “quiz bowl” format. Students hear – and don’t read — the questions. They are given a timeframe, usually 30 seconds, within which to respond. The questions are asked in both Japanese and English and answered in a variety of ways.
The Japan Bowl was first held as a local competition for high schools in the Washington DC area. Within a few years, high schools from other parts of the nation joined the competition in Washington, and it became the “National Japan Bowl.” In addition to the National Japan Bowl in Washington DC, there are Japan quiz bowl competitions throughout the United States. Beyond the Ohio Japan Bowl, there are also official Japan Bowl competitions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Utah, and California.
The Japan Bowl seeks to motivate students to higher levels of academic achievement. It strives to impart the kind of real-world communications skills and cultural knowledge that will help students in their high school years and beyond. Most Japan Bowl participants say they plan to continue to study Japanese during their college years, and almost all hope to study abroad in Japan.
Japan Bowl participants say they hope to have a “Japan connection” in their adult lives, whether in business, academia, the arts, or public service. No matter which profession they choose, the knowledge and skills they acquired as Japan Bowl competitors will help them become future leaders in the US relationship with Japan.
March 3-Week Hokkaido Exchange
Semester II Fun!
GUEST LECTURE- Dr. Benjamin Pachter JASCO Executive Director
Happy summer vacation!
This summer I am looking forward to spending a month in Japan visiting my in-laws as well as seeing the lavender fields in Hokkaido. As this year wraps up, I am already getting ready for next school year and the exciting changes that will come! I wish everyone a happy restful summer! See you in the fall!