Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1974

Science Club Plan Many Various Activities of Interest
Air Guard Van To Present Display
Football, Basketball Intramurals to Begin in December
McKinley Keglers Win State Championship
Runners Travel to Mick Cross-Country Maui for State Meet

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Monday, Nov. 25, 1974

Packaged Cafeteria Lunches Show An Increase in Sales
Late Census Survey Cards Results in School Penalties
Interschool Committee Seeks Improvements for McKinley
Math Team Ranks Fourteenth in Meet
Food Service Holds Thanksgiving Fest
Fumbler's Tip Ohm's Law

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fine Art Departments

The Black and Gold 1975

Fine Art Departments Spotlight Creative Talent, Polish Techniques

The Music, Choir and Drama departments allowed students to get out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Music lovers took heart and gathered in the band and choir rooms. Here, band students were given a greater understanding of music composition theory.

Emphasis was placed on classical as well as contemporary music. Diligent practicing on the part of band members led to special rewards such as concerts and school performances.

Four different courses were offered--Beginning Band, Symphonic I, Symphonic II and Wind Ensemble.

In the nearby choir room, students were taught Hawaiian, Folk and some contemporary songs. They were also given instructions in correct breathing techniques, phrasing, vocal projection, enunciation, reading music, and correct posture.
Two new music courses were in the Polynesian Music classes in ukulele and guitar. Both these courses taught students a better appreciation of the Polynesian music.

Teaching production and stage techniques were the objectives of the Drama department. Students learned about characterizations, vocal techniques and creativeness in various classroom exercises. Improvising and putting on skits gave students a chance to practice their dramatic skills.

The most effective classroom however, was the stage. Drama students tried out for acting roles in various McKinley Theatre Group productions.

Courses offered to students were Beginning and Advanced Drama Explorations, and Drama Workshop.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Friday, Nov. 22, 1974

Mrs. Yoshimura (Mama San) Passes Away
'Fall 74' Tickets on Sale Daily, Winter Prom Pledging Continues
Basic Photography To Be Offered Next Semester
Pep Squad Trips Out...To Kawananakoa, Washington
OIA Cross Country Championships Begins Today

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, January 21, 2013

PE, JROTC Reinforce Self Reliance, Physical Fitness

The Black and Gold 1975

PE, JROTC Reinforces Self Reliance, Physical Fitness

A desire to build sound minds and bodies were characteristic goals of the Physical Education and the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps departments.

One of the goals of physical education was to provide each student with an opportunity to learn about physical fitness and the various sports.  Ideally, each student would benefit from these activities by continuing them after high school.

Units such as football, basketball, softball, bowling, volleyball, wrestling, track, tennis, golf, swimming, and soccer were introduced in the Boys' classes. A modified format for girls featured health classes, gymnastics, or its place, international or folk dancing.

For those students interested in pursuing athletics beyond their regular classes, the intramural sports program served as an outlet. Interested persons formed teams and competed in weekly organized games.

The JROTC curriculum was developed to instill good citizenship, self reliance, leadership, basic military skills, military history and responsiveness to constituted authority.

The program was divided into three levels; first year introduction to leadership development, second year intermediate leadership development, and third year applied leadership development. Of the 170 cadets, 78 were females, a testimony to the growing popularity of the ROTC program among women as well as men.

Many of the JROTC cadets spent their leisure time by participating in extra curricular activities as members of the honor guard, colorguard, rifle team, or drill team.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, Nov. 21, 1974

Plumeria Trees Pruning Brings Better Growth
Seniors Sponsor 'Turkey Search' Next Wednesday
Winter Prom Bids on Sale Now, Good Responses
Tiger Bowlers Will Go After State Title
PAAC Conference Set for UH Campus Center on Saturday

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mathematics, Science Solve Universal Queries

The Black and Gold 1975

Preparing students for the challenging demands of the future, the Math and Science departments offered a wide variety of elective courses. The two departments shared common foundations of precise and accurate work to provide tools to solve the puzzling questions of our ever expanding universe of human knowledge.

Besides their classroom laboratory experiments, the science students journeyed on various excursions to broaden and add to their learning abilities; visiting such places as the Look Laboratory, a  Coast Guard Cutter, Air Route Traffic Control Center and cruising onboard the ship, The Machias.

A typical example of the new approaches in stimulating students interests, the Oceanography classes, with the cooperation of the Aquarium, embarked on a project whereby students became trained to do practical job duties at the Aquarium.  This included serving as tour guides, setting up displays and rearranging showcases.

Besides Oceanography, the science department offered Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science and Physics courses for those students interested in broadening their horizons.

The enthusiastic students of the Computer Math and Calculus classes made extensive use of their new computer terminal, which drew upon the resources of the University of Hawaii's main computer. Complex problems such as areas of unusual curves were quickly solved b the mathematical brain. A new television screen enabled the students to solve their problems fast and easy.

Other elective offerings included General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, III & IV, Unified Geometry, Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1974

MHSers Rate Highest in Roosevelt Speech, Drama Fest
Junior Class Revives Traditional 'Ugly Bug Ball', December 6
Junior Varsity Tigers Battle Raiders at Kahuku Today for Playoff Berth
  Winner to Play in OIA Championship
To the Coaches
SMP Whips Rainbows 61-24
Grievance Board Organizes

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, January 7, 2013

English, Social Studies

The Black and Gold 1975

English, Social Studies Involve Communication and Understanding

With communication and understanding the basis of each course, the English and Social Studies programs strove to bring out the utmost potential within each individual.

Seeking to broaden the knowledge of human achievement in literature, the English Department offered a wide range of courses, each allowing students a wide variety of interests.

Although sophomores were required to take English IV for graduation, juniors and seniors had a choice of 25 different courses, ranging from American Folklore to Oriental Literature.

These electives were divided into three categories, college prep; general and honors; a semi-elective, open to students on the basis of test results and teacher recommendations. All of these electives with the exception of the Honors program, were semester courses.

For the Social Studies department, teaching students how to express opinions and interpret program materials would hopefully lead the students to be independent of others.

Besides American Studies, a required course, sixteen electives were available, including and expanded psychology course and Sociology C, dealing with the sansei or the third generation Japanese of American ancestry.

Films, guest lecturers and field trips were also used to complement classroom instruction. These resources demonstrated the versatility of the course.

McKinley High School Class of 1975
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Daily Pinion 1974

The Daily Pinion - Monday, Nov. 18, 1974

S.C. Exec Board To Attend Honolulu Leadership Camp
NHS Initiates 6 New Members
Building Trade Discussion, Next Career Session
Bookstore Open Daily During Lunch, Student Time
Graphic Arts Students Create Designs, Silk Screen
Rainbows Beat Ohm's Law
ROTC Scholarships Open

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Academics, Academics, Academics

The Black and Gold 1975

By the time it came to register each student felt quite confident that he had his "duck soup classes," and his "easy A's" all lined up.

Of course with the coming of school, each student found that between the myriad of activities ranging from television shows, football games, socials, or movie-going, a little bit of time had to be set aside for that difficult math assignment or that 'special' English paper due the next day.

 But no obstacle was big enough to stop a student in his intellectual pursuits or desires for an increased awareness of himself, and of the world around him. whether he tackled the complexities of a calculus problem or worked to fashion a handful of clay into a beautiful work of art, McKinley offered that and much more to each student who wanted to learn.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017