Niu Valley Middle School

An International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School

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Here you will find the latest updates on special events happening at Niu Valley Middle School.

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July 20, 2016

Kikugawa City's mascot, Kikunon, made a surprise visit at the welcome party and greeted our students.  Everyone was thrilled to take a group photo with the cute character!

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Incense Burner at Sensoji Temple

July 19, 2016

While visiting Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, our students covered themselves with smoke from the incense burner.  Our tour guide explained that by doing so, we will be purified or healed.  She also explained that if we cover our heads with the smoke, we will become smarter.

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1st Day of School

REMINDER:  First day of school is Tuesday, August 2nd. Warning bell goes off at 7:55AM. …Read More

Recap of Niu Valley Kikugawa Cultural Exchange Program Trip

Submitted by Mrs. Brown From 1996-1999, I had the fortune to participate in the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching) Program in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.  I taught English at 2 middle schools, experiencing Japanese life, all the while enjoying the beauty of Mount Fuji and gorgeous fields of green…Read More

Homestay Experience

Submitted by Participant:  Tara M. 7/7 Arrival in Kikugawa.  After the 3.5 hour bus ride from Tokyo to Kikugawa, we were tired but also excited to begin the next part of our trip.  We dropped off our bags and took a short class in shodoo (calligraphy) and ikebana (flower…Read More

Our Students are Rock Stars!

Since arriving in Kikugawa, our students have been treated like rock stars!  We were greeted by the media from the Daiichi Television Studios and had cameramen filming and taking photos of our arrival and welcome party.  Then, the mayor of Kikugawa City and the Superintendent of Education welcomed…Read More