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Japanese Visitors to LB Poly December 2018

PGT education Inc. representative Akemi Akahira is once again coordinating a one-day visit by Japanese high school students to Long Beach Poly HS this December 11, 2018 (Tuesday).  This visit is once again a product of the letter exchange that Ms. Kawasaki has carried out in her class for the past few years.


If you are interested in hosting a Japanese student for a day, please let your Japanese teacher know as soon as possible.  Priority for placement will begin with Ms. Kawasaki's class as she is coordinating this visit.


All 30-35 visiting students will be girl students (the school is an all-girls academy), so we will also give priority to female hosts.

CIC-Staff Pages

CIC Staff and Contact Information

Mr. Inui  Program Facilitator   Rm520 x5417 (room change) hopefully extension reverts to Rm 132 x5196 at some point


Ms. Arredondo   Counselor   Rm117  x5125


Ms. Cargile Asst. Principal   Rm119 x5208


Mr. Adler AP Seminar/AP Micro and AP MacroEcon/Personal Corporate Finance  Rm 901  x5218 Conf Per 2, 7


Mr. Beaulac Geography/Int'l Relations (Gr9)   Rm413 x5179 Conf Per 5, 6

Mr. Cooperider English 1-2 Accel. (Gr9)/AP English Literature (Gr12)  Rm408 x5403   Conf Per 7, 8

Mr. Dodson   AP World History/ModWldHist Accel (Gr10)   Rm506 x5411 Conf Per 7, 8


Mr. Elvidge  Geometry Accel. (Gr9)  Rm913 x5214 Conf Per 1,2


Mr. Fillipow  Intro to Lab Physical Sci Accel (Gr9)   Rm259 x5467 Conf Per 5,6

Ms. Hess  AP EngLang (Gr11)  Rm708 x5426 Conf Per 1, 8

Ms. Kawasaki   Japanese 3-4/5-6/7-8   Rm163 x5480 Conf Per 1, 4


Ms. Larsen English 1-2 Accel. (Gr9)/AP English Literature (Gr12)  Rm408 x5403   Conf Per 1,2


Ms. Mercado  Pre Cal Honors (Gr11)  Rm128     x5499     Conf Per 4,5


Ms. Montooth   Biology Accel (Gr10)      Rm 268    x5474  Conf Per 1, 8


Mr. Nguyen  Algebra 2/Trig Accel./Algebra 2 (Gr10)  Rm606 x5421 Conf Per 1,2


Mr. Schwichtenberg  AP US Gov't/US Gov't/Econ (Gr12)   Rm312    x5289            Conf Per 1,8


Mr. Shaheen  Chemistry 1-2/Honors Chemistry (Gr11)     Rm253 x5465        Conf Per 5


Ms. Suojanen Japanese 1-2 (Gr9)   Rm118     x5493   Conf Per 1,2


Ms. Tram AP US History/US History Honors (Gr11)/AP Art History    Rm407 x5176 Conf Per 1, 8   (LT Sub: Mr. Karres effective Sep 20, 2018)


Mr. Van      Physics 1-2 (Gr 9)/AP Computer Science/AP Physics    Rm267     x5462      Conf Per 1, 2


Ms. Watson  Japanese 3-4/5-6 Hon/AP Japanese    Rm157 x5477      Conf Per 6, 7


Dr. Zhu Chinese 1-2/3-4/5-6/7-8/AP Chinese    Rm215 x5266     Conf Per 7,8


Ms. Zobel English 3-4 Accel.  Rm204    x5271    Conf Per 2, 5



Mr. Stevens  Marching Band/Jazz/AP Music Theory  Conf Per 2       Bandroom/Rm25   x5129 

Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Trio and Environmental Summit Program 2019

The biannual Trio Exchange between Long Beach and her sister city, Yokkaichi, in Japan brought a teacher and two student representatives to Long Beach as representatives from Yokkaichi, Japan to Long Beach, CA, USA for approximately ten days

This coming year, in reverse, the Committee will send one male and one female student representative from Long Beach (in 2017, both were from LB Poly High School), in addition to one teacher/adult chaperone to Yokkaichi, Japan in July 2019 for approximately ten days.

Please monitor post on CIC OPPORTUNITIES page for latest updates

Additionally, Long Beach also sent 3 students to the annual Environmental Summit in Yokkaichi, Japan that brings together students Tianjin, PRChina; Yokkaichi, Japan; and Long Beach, CA, USA for about 4-days this past summer.  This coming year, the Committee will send another group of students again.

As soon as dates are available, I will post them on the CIC Opportunities page

If you are interested in being a Trio representative for Summer 2019 OR in hosting a Japanese student the following year in Summer 2020, please contact or for more information.  This program is open to all students in LBUSD or in organizations with a Long Beach affiliation.  We highly encourage ANY student in the Japanese Language Program at LB Polytechnic High School to participate.  The offer is NOT limited to CIC or PACE students.

Additionally, students from Long Beach will again be participating in the annual Environmental Summit program in Japan in 2018 in Yokkaichi, Japan, so we are looking for students with an interest in working with students from Yokkaichi, Japan and Tianjin, China on environmental topics.