Monday, April 29, 2013

McKinley's Choir

The Black and Gold 1975

Reorganization, Recruitment Mark Chorus Classes 

 A renovation of many fresh ideas from novel classes to an entirely different curriculum in the CHOIR department set off a change in the program of Chorus and Polynesian Music.

 Miss Julieann Howell, instructor and an MHS alumna, and President Denise Yamada concentrated mainly on the reorganization, recruitment and coordination of the bass, ukulele and guitar accompaniments.

 The McKinley High School Choir, comprised of forty select members were attired in bright blue floral printed muumuus and aloha shirts which distinguished them from other students as they crossed the campus after school for practice sessions.

 Christmas projects included a special holiday assembly in the auditorium with soloists on ukulele and guitar.  Concurrently, with the Christmas concert, they gave tourists a special treat at the Hawaiian Mission Houses. The visitors were entertained by the harmonious overtones of tenors, baritones, sopranos and also with instruments musically blended together to create an aura of holiday cheer in the historic homes of the missionary days.

 Hoping to expand interests, and to promote more diversified musical aptitudes, efforts were made to plan recitals with feeder schools. An exchange with Pearl City High School resulted in increased affinity between schools.

McKinley High School Class of 1975
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 25, 1975

Four Area Career Conference Available to McKinley Students
Ma and Pa Taking Country Store Pledges
'No Name Please...'
Statewide Federal Program Hires Acculturation, Campus Aides
Golfers Eke Out Victory Over Favored Kalani
Mick Rifle Team Blanked b Govs
Soccer Makes Prey of Mules

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 22, 1975

Registration Packet Pickup Starts Tomorrow 9 a.m. In Gymnasium
Senior Banquet Pledging On At Box Office
Cagers Against Kaimuki Tonight
Wrestlers Take One Pearl City Radford
Drama Presents Variety of Classes
MHS Has Excellent Speech Classes
Foreign Languages, Tow Semester On Going Classes

Serious Business - Second Semester Registration
Mathematics Courses Carry Requirements
Home Ec Expands To Offer Americanization for Immigrants
Horticulture Offering Five New Semester Courses
Newswriting, Yearbook...
No New Courses For Physical Ed
Social Studies Will Introduce Two New Courses 2nd Semester
Oceanography Is Only New Science Course
All Music Classes Will Continue

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

McKinley's Band

The Black and Gold 1975

'Giving is the Key to Our Music'

 Composed of 270 students in three performing bands, McKinley's BAND displayed the largest group in the state. These bands included the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic I and the Symphonic II.

 Band initiation took place in early November (it is usually held in February) when initiatees were dressed up in old clothes and layers of make up, and dined in the school cafeteria for all to see.

 This year's band motto was "Giving is the Key to Our Music." With this in mind, the bands gave well-performed concerts at schools such as Lanakila, Washington, Lunalilo and Kawananakoa. In early February, the Wind Ensemble gave its first nighttime formal concert.

 Other performances included three ROTC parades, playing for theatre group production, a tri-concert, the Parade of Bands in which all three bands participated, competition in the Hawaiian Festival of Music Band Contest and a Spring Concert.

 On the basis of achievement and talent, members were chosen for the Select Band in May. Culminating all activities was a Band Banquet held in June.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, January 21, 1975

Report Card Distribution Tomorrow Between Periods 3,4
Career Session Will Discuss Garment Industry
Visitor from Saipan
Cagers Lose, Jayvees Nipped by Kalaheo
Soccer Team Eats Up Bulldogs
Squad II Topples Taikas in Finals
Mr. Hoopai's Bed

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 20, 1975

Sophs Celebrate Slave Day '75 Part I, Today
Help Stock the General Store
George Ushijima Selected For 1975 Presidential Classroom
Reading Courses Are On-Going
Clarifications on English Credits
Golfers Take Second Match 
A Camp Out at the Zoo
Mr. Moriyama Resumes Track Head Coaching

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, April 15, 2013

Art Club, McKinley Theatre Group, Photography Club

The Black and Gold 1975

Students' Inner Talents Create Self Expression

 Self expression through creating was the foundation for the ART CLUB.

 Led by President Lisa Won and adviser Mrs. Margaret Leong, the 15 member club showed their spirit during Homecoming as they decorated the Art and Math Buildings for the Homecoming decorating contest. Money making projects were undertaken through the boundless skills and creativity of the members in producing merchandise to be sold.

 Although Art is their thing, they also involved themselves in service projects which included collecting clothes for the Waimano Home.

 Involving themselves in the annual carnival, the Art club operated a section in the Ma & Pa's General Store where they took care of the goldfish catch.

 With a season of three major productions and a touring children's show, the MCKINLEY THEATRE GROUP chose as their theme for their 10th anniversary celebration, "Let Us Entertain You."

 Appropriately premiering, "Count Dracula" struck on Halloween Night. This 19th century horror classic was full of surprises. 

 "The Apple Tree" was a real musical extravaganza. This included three short plays.

 Shakespeare's comedy, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" was triumphantly produced as a rock musical.

 Delightful characters and a Sleeping Beauty toured the lower elementary grades as part of the MTG touring group.
 A reunion of all alumni MTG members from the past ten years made the end of the year banquet a special night for all.

 Learning the fundamentals of photography such as developing and printing black and white film in actual darkroom situations were the main objectives of the small but enthusiastic PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, new in its second year of existence.

 A room on the second floor of the Administration Building was used as a darkroom.

 Always on the watch for prospective pictures, the club went around the island, hiking, and horseback riding. The photography club did its part in the carnival by manning the Water pistol-candle game booth, invented by adviser Mr. Alvin Nip.

 Other activities included entering photographs in the Scholastic Art Contest and having a banquet to culminate the year.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, January 16, 1975

'Just a Class Assignment' Leads to National Publication 
College Bound Sessions Planned for 2nd Semester
Fifty Juniors Venture to Paumalu To Take Part in Camp Experiences
Fukunaga Offers Annual Scholarship
Right Down to Shoelaces
Soccer Team Beats Castle 2-1, Bulldogs Next

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, January 15, 1975

Armed Service Vocational Test Available For All Students
'Nervous, but fun,' Says Noreen Koga of Junior Miss
Industrial Arts Offering Auto for Girls, Electronics
Tiger Netters Lose 3-4 Match to Waipahu
Four Pace Mick Matmen in 40-22 Victory Over Waipahu

Mick Cagers Possess Homecourt Advantage Over Red Raiders Tonight
Seek First Victory in 7:30 Contest
Come--Support the TEAM!
1974-75 McKinley Basketball Team

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Club Wakai Nakamatchi, Mandarin Club, Chinese Student Club

The Black and Gold 1975

Individuals of Similar Cultures Unite, Socialize

 Awareness was the key word to the CLUB WAKAI NAKAMATACHI. New members were shown the ropes of the club, while older members furthered relations with the Japanese culture. Stronger relations with an understanding of Japan were a  joint venture for all.

 One significant cultural event was observed with the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The commemoration of this festival started with the heavenly and fragrant smells from the flowers of the Cherry  Blossom trees.

 Hard work and creative decoration marked their carnival food booth.  They served huli-huli chicken, Hawaiian and stew plate dinners. Their booth had colorful lanterns and handmade ornaments which added much to the festive atmosphere.

 All sixteen enthusiastic and gung ho members of the MANDARIN CLUB busied themselves with furthering and promoting traditional and cultural aspects of things Chinese.

 With good cheer and tidings for all, they displayed friendship to all the senior citizens at the Palolo Old Folks Home. Adviser, Mr. Alvin Nip, presented a Christmas cake to the residents.

 A highlight of their events was the preparation for and celebration of the Chinese New Year in February. Unofficially they helped Mr. Nip's Photography Club game booth at the carnival.

 Breaking the bonds of cultural barriers, the CHINESE STUDENT CLUB helped foreign students to acculturate to the ways and customs of a strange new country.

 Guided by faculty member Mr. Stephen Choy, they had two convivial socials at the Sheraton and Ilikai Hotels. A sandy and damp two-night camp at Hanauma Bay and a waterlogged fund-raising of a carwash at the Kaimuki McDonalds brought members closer together as they realized how friendly affiliations with their heritages sealed the cultural tie between them.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, January 13, 1975

ROTC Presents First Parade
Food Booths Are Big Attraction At MHS Carnival
Cheerfulness, Cooperation Top List of Tourism Qualifications
A View of Molokai
It's Queen Cindy and King Wayne

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, January 10, 1975

McKinley's Junior Miss
Applicants Sought For Legislative Intern Program
Dignitaries, Medal of Honor Winner Will View Today's ROTC Parade
Soccer Team is Unbeatable
Mick Golfer Trounce Govs in Season Opener on Monday
Tickets Go On Sale for Senior Banquet
Woodshop, Ag Undertake Projects

Hats Off to ROTC
Career Session Featuring Social Work Opportunities
Elks to Award Most Valuable Students
Room 224 Wins Christmas Contest
Grapplers Meet Waipahu Tonight in Season Opener
Cagers Go Against Roosevelt
Rifle Team Splits 1-1 With RHS
Seniors Sponsor Game Between Faculty, K-POI
Ladies Top Taikas, Squad 1 Leads

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, April 1, 2013

Samoan Club, Korean Club, Filipino Club

The Black and Gold 1975

Ethnic Clubs Nurture Friendship, Perpetuate Culture

 No other club can boast of having the school principal as an adviser as the SAMOAN FAALOFANI CLUB does. he co-advises with Mr. Toitu Solatai of the State Immigration Office.

 Faalofani means friendly and this is what the fifty students of Samoan ancestry had organized to be. They strived to encourage friendship and do projects which benefit the school. For many afternoons they could be seen and heard practicing dances and songs for performances at Kalakaua and Central Intermediate Schools. This culminated with a performance at McKinley's May Day celebration.

 Service projects undertaken were supervision of the cafeteria at lunchtime and clean up during the carnival. and a trip to Kauai was foremost on their agenda as they scurried about raising funds.

 Participating in the Aloha Week Parade was just one example of the many and varied activities of the KOREAN CLUB.
Members kept active by going on picnics and meeting regularly each week with their adviser Miss Lynette Oshima.

 In December, as in other years, they made and donated burlap panels depicting Christmas scenes to the Festival of Trees. The panels were sold and proceeds went to the Queen's Medical Center Auxiliary.

 Open to all interested students, the FILIPINO CLUB kept in mind the idea of perpetuating the culture of the Philippines. Sharing their ideas and helping each other out with problems, the club tried to have a better understanding of Hawaii and what McKinley had to offer. With their adviser Mrs. Fely Serra, members--most of them immigrants--kept the culture they had brought with them alive with social activities and service projects.

 An interschool picnic brought the members into social contact with other schools.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017