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



Please use this website as a central source of information regarding these Japanese and Theory of Knowledge courses.  All course assignments will be posted through our district's Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, so it will be important for you to check both this website and Canvas regularly for updates and to submit your assignments.

District & School COVID-19 & E-Learning 2021-2022

For a more complete update on the district's directives and preparations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.  Wearing masks and social distancing are required for all students, based on BCPS policy and recent CDC recommendations.

FOR THE 2021-2022 School Year, we are conducting FULLY in-person, classroom instruction.  All students will be required to attend school on location.

Important Calendars for Reference:

Here is the 2021-2022 BCPS Calendar (August Update)

Here is the 2021-2022 DBHS Red & Gold Calendar (August Update)

DBHS Bell Schedules for Reference:

Click here for the DBHS Bell Schedules - (1) Standard, (2) Early Release Day, & (3) Professional Study Day Schedules


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

9/13 (M) - Periods 1-4 - Japan Club Organizational Meeting: 2:45pm in Rm 116.

9/14 (T) - Periods 5-8

9/15 (W) - Periods 1-4

9/16 (Th) - NO SCHOOL - Japan Trip Info Session on TEAMS @ 7:00pm.

9/17 (F) - Periods 5-8


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

9/20 (M) - Periods 1-4 - Japan Club Officer Meeting

9/21 (T) - Periods 5-8

9/22 (W) - Periods 1-4 - JNHS---Japanese Tutoring: 2:45pm in Rm 116

9/23 (Th) - Periods 5-8

9/24 (F) - Periods 1-4


Japan Club Update for 2021-2022

We will have an officer meeting on Monday, 9/20, for anyone interested in an officer position or helping out with planning for the NEXT Japan Club MEMBERSHIP meeting in my classroom (116) on Monday, 9/27.


Japan Trip Updates (Spring 2022 & Spring 2023)

Planned trips for Spring Break of 2022 & 2023:  The March 2022 Trip to Japan is NOW LESS THAN 8 MONTHS AWAY...It isn't too late to consider traveling with us next year too! 

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 the following year (2023).  I will conduct an TEAMS information session @ 7:00pm on Thursday, September 16th; please RSVP for more details.

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!