Dharma School News – July 2023


Congratulations Graduates!

At the Dharma School Graduation Service on Sunday, June 11, the Dharma School recognized the 8th Grade Class and the High School Seniors.

8th Grade Class

8th Grade Graduates  & High School Attending

Congratulations to our middle school graduates:

Kate Hojo
Carlmont High School

Jeremy Tao
Wilcox High School

Damon Uyehara
Fremont High School


High School Graduates & College or University Attending

おめでとう to our high school graduates:

Jake Aquino
California State University at Long Beach

Ko Kitani
Drexel University

Emi Kosakura
University of Washington

Anna Kunze
Loyola Marymount University

Joey Lee
Yale University

Ryan Mukoyama
Loyola Marymount University

Jarrett Wong
University of California at Santa Barbara

Best wishes at college, and we look forward to seeing you when you return!

Dharma School Attendance Awards

On Sunday, June 11, the Dharma School recognized students who had stellar attendance records throughout the year:

Pre-School: Riley Chu and Yuji Paris

2nd Grade: Yumi Paris

3rd Grade: Avery Chu

4th Grade: Kayley Chu

5th Grade: Oji Mukojima and Yoshi Paris

8th Grade: Jeremy Tao

High School: Jacob Aquino, Mason Inouye, Kurumi Mukojima, Ryan Mukoyama, Connor Sato, Ella Weeks and Jarrett Wong


Dharma School Movie Night

The Dharma School hosted its end-of-the-year movie night on Saturday, June 10.  Over thirty Dharma School students from Pre-K through high school (and their families) enjoyed a bounce house obstacle course, street tacos, a fire pit with s’mores, and the Super Mario Bros movie under the stars.

Thank you to Ricky Chu and Bryan Matsumoto for planning the fun activity!

Dharma School Birthdays

A special thank you to Donna Weeks, Traci Inouye, and Kendall Inouye for your assistance with the Dharma School birthday books this year!


In Gassho,

Brent Izutsu

Dharma School Superintendent