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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 56

Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, March 14, 1990
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17E SCHOOLS Our Towns Southeast, Rochester, N.Y., Wednesday, March 14, 1990 Harley School launches Japanese classes $y Jim Orr ur Timn BRICHTON After Honda. Fuji, Mazda, Nissan, Sony, Suzuki, foyota and who knows how many ither corporations and billions of ven, what's next? It's the real thing: Japanese. The language of the planet's economic superpower is coming to a classroom near you. In Monroe County, the Harley School is helping lead the way. Harley students, it they like, are learning to speak Japanese and are devoting next week to the Land of the Rising Sun. It's only the start of that na tion's surging impact being felt here, said Gretchen Kriss, who teaches Japanese. "I can t see how it won t con tinue," Kriss said. "Japan is a competitive and important friend of America." Nobody's saying the relation ship will be easy to cultivate and that's not small talk. Example: The six sophomores and juniors in Kriss's class have their hands lull learning Japanese phonetic systems called hiragana and katakana, from which symbols are used to form words. To put it in perspective, Kriss said Japanese people aren't considered "minimally literate" until they learn 1,850 symbols. Japanese is totally unrelated to western languages," said Kriss, who lived in Japan a few years SCHOOL ALEIIDAR From page 10E FAIRPORT Prism concert, 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fairport High. Martha Brown Middle PTSA, meet ing, 9 p.m. Friday. Speaker: Royce Rogers, science department head. Call 223-0153 for information. Public budget workshop, 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Room 206-A, Minerva DeLand School. Topics: athletics, physical education, fringe benefits, personnel, public information, assistant superintendent's functions and debt service, revenue and appropriations. School board, meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Minerva DeLand School. HARLEY Drama production, Anne of Green Gables, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday," Harley Theater. " Tickets, $3 for adults and free for children under 12, will be available at the door. Family sports night: Tennis, volley ball, swimming and otner sports and games offered for second to 12th grades at the school's field house and pool, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Focus Week, Monday through March 23: Japan will be studied at school via activities, demonstrations, films, speakers and exercises. I Board of Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday, school library. H0NE0YE FALLS-LIMA I District PTSA, business meeting, 7:30 tonioht, middle school library Parent orientation, kindergarten, 7 tonight. Parent orientation, sixth and sev enth grades, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. I Middle School night, carnival fundraiser for American Red Cross, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Awareness Day preview for par ents: Speaker Dennis Boike will discuss parental self-esteem from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the high school cafeteria. I Awareness Day, special-interest classes replace regular classes all day at the middle and high schools. Tuesday. MONROE BOCES 1 I School board, meeting, 7:30 p.m. Microscopic dust mites cling Air Duct Your central air condition- can remove up to 82 ing and heating system of the air contaminants in provides an ideal environ- your home or office, mcnt for mold, mildew and bacterial growth, and the To improve the quality of spread of dust mite waste air you breathe and reduce through the air. household or office dust, call today and schedule a Sleamatic's professional free estimate for air duct air duct cleaning service cleaning. jggECSfck, FREE Estimates Home and Office 473-4110 SINCE 1968 CARPI-T, DRAPURV AND UP1 IOLSTERY CLEANING lURNITlJKI! RESTORATION AIRDf(TCIJ-AMNO CJ HRI-, WATER AND SMOKHDAMAOK R-STORATjOj t' y e want to present a realistic view of contemporary Japan, and that's no small task Ron Richardson art teacher and majored in Japanese at Stanford University. She also teaches at St. John Fisher College. Except for Harley, an independent school, and a few classes in Rochester city schools, Japanese language courses are still foreign to local preparatory classrooms. Such studies are most common domestically along the East and West coasts. Harley added Japanese to its usual French and Spanish language offerings in 1988. Meanwhile, the school's annual Focus Week will be devoted to Japanese customs, activities and speakers starting Monday for 440 students from nursery school to the 12th grade. "We want to present a realistic view of contemporary Japan, and tomorrow, Foreman Center, 41 O'Connor Road, Fairport. NAZARETH COLLEGE Opera performance, Die Fleder-maus, 8 p.m Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nazareth College Arts Center. Presented by Opera Theatre of Rochester. Telephone orders: 586-2420. Tommy Makem performance, 8 p.m. Saturday, arts center. The "world's tallest leprechaun" salutes St. Patrick's Day with music and fun. Telephone orders: 586-2420. PENFIELD Harris Hill Elementary, Home School Association meeting, 7:15 tonight. Orientation, for incoming seventh-graders and their parents, Bay Trail Middle, 7:30 tonight. Parent-teacher conferences, half day of classes for elementary stu- . dents, tomorrow. ... Lip-sync talent show, 7 p.m. Friday, Indian Landing Elementary. Cobbles Elementary, HSA meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday. College information night, students in the ninth to 1 1th grades and their parents, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Penfield High. PITTSF0RD Jefferson Road Elementary PTSA, meeting, noon today. Pittsford Advocates for Special Students, meeting, 7:30 tonight, Pittsford Middle board room. Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Pittsford Middle. Sutherland High, parents of juniors meet with guidance counselors, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All-District Choral Festival, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mendon High. Senior Citizens Day, Tuesday, Sutherland High. VICTOR Junior and senior high schools: Warning and commendation cards issued week of March 12 to 16. Orchestra concert, Junior and senior high schools, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, junior high auditorium. Homespun Day, Friday, for fourth-graders at intermediate school. PTSA presentation, A Child's World of Art, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, primary school. Jim Orr to dust particles in your home Cleaning that's no small task," said art teacher Ron Richardson, who spent the 1984-85 school year in Japan. "By the end of the week, we hope the students will have fewer misconceptions and stereo o o O-o 2 Z -Something NEW in Rochester- 0 LES Specializing in: Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes, Cheese Cakes, Cannolis, Baklava, and much more. 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