Aikawa Minami Elementary School

The Aikawa Minami ES Logo - the characters 南小 for Aikawa Minami ES; the point at the top represents Mt. Moriyoshi; the two chevrons joining under the characters represent the joining of the Ani River and the Koani River; the two horizontal bars along the bottom represent the fields of Aikawa.
Name Aikawa Minami Elementary School
Name (Japanese) 合川南小学校
Location Aikawa, Kitaakita
Telephone
Address (Japanese) 〒 秋田県北秋田市

Aikawa Minami Elementary School shut its doors on April 1st, 2012, when it merged with Aikawa Nishi Elementary School to become Aikawa Elementary School.

1983 Sea of Japan Earthquake

Shortly before noon on May 26th, 1983, 43 students and their teachers from Aikawa Minami Elementary School, who were on a field trip in Oga, were caught in the 1983 Sea of Japan Earthquake. Of these students, 13 lost their lives in the ensuing tsunami. A memorial stone to these students was erected at the school, and a memorial service was held annually on the anniversary of the tsunami until the school shut its doors. The memorial stone has since been relocated to Aikawa Elementary School, where the student body there continues the tradition of the annual memorial service.

ALT History

Year Aikawa Minami ES
2011-2012 Sean Corrigan United States of America/Canada
2010-2011
2009-2010 Aaron Brand United States of America

School Song

合川南小学校校歌

作詞 武田 武雄
作曲 露木 次男

あいかわみなみしょうがっこうこうか

さくし たけだ たけお
さっきょく つゆき つぎお

一、
陽光明るき出羽丘陵
悠かに浮かぶ 白雲に
声響かせて高らかに
われらは歌う ああ母校
合川南小学校
いち、
ひかりあかるきでわきゅうりょう
はるかにうかぶ しらくもに
こえひびかせてたからかに
われらはうたう ああぼこう
あいかわみなみしょうがっこう
二、
狭霧を展き流れくる
小阿仁の清き水の辺に
腕組みあわせ健やかに
われらは学ぶ ああ母校
合川南小学校
に、
さぎりをひらきながれくる
こあにのきよきみずのべに
うでくみあわせすこやかに
われらはまなぶ ああぼこう
あいかわみなみしょうがっこう
三、
豊かな町よ日本よ
新たな世界希みつつ
胸躍らせて 朗らかに
われらは励む ああ母校
合川南小学校
さん、
ゆたかなまちよにっぽんよ
あらたなせかいのぞみつつ
むねおどらせて ほがらかに
われらははげむ ああぼこう
あいかわみなみしょうがっこう

See also

Schools in Kitaakita
V • T
High Schools Akita Hokuyō
Junior High Schools TakanosuTakanosu MinamiMoriyoshiAniAikawa
Elementary Schools TakanosuTakanosu HigashiTsuzurekoTakanosu ChūōTakanosu MinamiYonaizawaMaedaAniaiŌaniAikawa
Other Schools Hinai Special Education School TakanosuAkita Refresh Academy
Former
Schools
High Schools TakanosuTakanosu AgriculturalYonaizawaAikawa
Elementary Schools Takanosu NishiRyūshinUrataAikawa KitaAikawa HigashiAikawa NishiAikawa Minami