At ASIJ, our mission is to foster a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves and empowered to make a difference. During the months of February and March, the high school student clubs COSA (Community Oriented Student Action) and SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality) partnered with the Japan Center to live out our mission and learn from those who are differently-abled. Through these informative experiences, many of our students now feel more empowered to promote and initiate inclusivity, kindness and a more accessible community for all.
In September, ASIJ celebrates homecoming with a week of community-building activities. The flurry of activities culminates in Spirit Day—a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games, student booths, eating delicious food and, for the second year running, sumo! Although the weather was uncooperative, the rain did not wash away our students’, parents’, faculty and friends’ Mustang Spirit, as we witnessed an amazing turnout. Continue reading
Students, faculty and parents recently participated in our 19th Annual Fun Run. Coordinated by Dan Smith (middle school teacher), this year’s Fun Run was in support of the Autism Research Institute. Continue reading
The Elementary School once again unpacked the oversized oodama, prepped the beanbag nets and untangled the extra-long tug-of-war rope for a deep-rooted ASIJ and Japanese tradition. Elementary schoolers had a chance to try out some popular undokai (Japanese Sports Day) games in a unique and less competitive twist on the event. Continue reading
Our football players and cheerleaders headed to school a full week before classes began in preparation for the upcoming sports season. Our Mustangs begin early in order to hone their skills ahead of the impending season. Continue reading