Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, May 5, 1975

HPD May Regulate Parking On Campus Next School Year - Students Must Clear Accounts
Teen Finalist
Grievance Board, Senate Positions Now Available
Juniors Victorious in Bicentennial Relays
Sophomores Open Catamaran Cruise To All Classes

Many Winners In May Day Lei, Appropriate Dress Contest
Prize Winner Lei Involves Much Work
Cap and Gown Pickup

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, May 2, 1975

NIDA Sponsoring Search For Drug Abuse Prevention
Diploma Cases, Reserve Seating Tickets Go On Sale, Monday
Oceanography Classes Repair Boat For Sailing
Preliminary Screening Now For Coop Ed.

Arakaki, Nonaka Strunk Lead MHS In Meet Tomorrow
Drill Team Places Second as ROTC Places Fourth In Field Day
Class Play Chairman Extends Thanks  

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sophomore Pinion 1975 Mar 14

The Sophomore Pinion - Friday, March 14, 1975

Sophomore Athletes Jay Vee, Varsity Sports

Remember When...

  The uncertainty in our minds as we first entered school was evident in the way we acted. The puzzled looks on our faces mad us wonder what the year would unfold.
  Confusion raced through our minds when we went through our first registration scramble. We hustled for the subjects we wanted an chose teachers by names and appearances more so than knowledge. With registration behind us, we began to familiarized ourselves with this new strange, large, school.
  There were new friends to meet and old ones to reacquaint ourselves with. We were still in doubt about our newfound friendships, when our first activity came about...the elections. We voted for people we knew and rejected those we didn't. But despite the way we arrived at it, the outcome was pretty good. Those officers and senators we elected pulled us through the semester with activities that we were confronted with.
  Then our first pep rally came about; many sophomores, but no response. However, by the time the third rally came around, a little cheering was heard in our section. The sophomore spirit was beginning to shine through. After that, the following pep rallies didn't seem too dull.
 We even started competing for the spirit stick, which we won in time for the Sophomore Game. The real class spirit came through when when the sophomore committees were up for grabs. Room 109 was filled to the brim with eager sophs.
  The first real activity we had was our entering the "Vote K-poi" contest. We started late but we were able to pull off more than a million "Vote K-poi"'s. It originally started out as a sophomore effort and it later turned out to an all-school activity, it seemed impossible to get over the 500,000 mark. Bart Asato tried his best to stir up more effort by talking to the audience of our football game on the day of the deadline.
  The Homecoming game was coming closer, and we were again late in starting our float. The frantic struggle on the day of the judging was quite a sight. Chaos, as well as desperation reigned that day. Even though we finished last, it was fun creating the float from beginning to end.
  Our most recent activity was the carnival booth which started out with a BANG. The only problem encountered was the name. It started out as the "Jungle Hunt," the "Pied Piper" came next, then "Hamlin Carnival."
  Everyone finally agreed on the "Hamlin Fair." We broke the tradition of sophomores always finishing last by placing third in the judging only to be beaten by the juniors and science club.
  More activities for us are scheduled to come. Some of these are the class play, picnic, etc. Join the fun and participate. The more, the merrier.

ROCK-N-ROLL HEAVAN - Sophomore Class Play

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sophomore Pinion 1975 Mar 14

The Sophomore Pinion - Friday, March 14, 1975

Class of '77 Officers
Standing Committee Chairmen
Friends '77

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sophomore Pinion 1975 Mar 14

The Sophomore Pinion - Friday, March 14, 1975

'We All Can Contribute...'
'The Cub Has Become a Tiger'
'The Year Has Gone By Too Fast For Sophomores...'

Sophomore Class Day
Sophomores Climax Year With Today's Activities

Unity, Trust Symbolic of  Class
  In the beginning..
     ...there were 828 willing and eager sophomores, representing a wide range of diverse interests, cultures and backgrounds. In the months that followed they became aquainted with one another, and the friendship that developed brought forth the Class of '77. Symbolic of this unity and trust is the Sophomore Class Week and the various activities associated with this event. This special week is dedicated to all sophomores and serves to illustrate the accomplishments that this young, but energetic group has brought together.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, November 18, 2013


The Black and Gold 1975

 For the most part, eager and willing to learn, the Class of 1977 entered into McKinley ready to take on "grown up" responsibilities.

 Establishing a firm class executive and senate representation in October was the sophomore's first major responsibility. A dedicated committee guided the class in choosing a class image through nominations and voting in English classes.

 Their next venture as daily workshops where sophs confusingly pieced together their float "Gobble da Govs" for Homecoming.

 Twelve energetic and eye-catching sophomore pep squad members cheered along their mascot Woodstock as they witnessed a 20-0 win over Kalaheo in November a the Sophomore Class Game.

 The sophs started off in to the new year with a "Slave Day" where a girl could command a boy to carry her books or serve her lunch; in return the boys had an opportunity to enslave a girl for a day.

 Sophomore Class Day took place on March 14. After attending their play, sophs donned in class colors and were treated to candies as they entered the cafeteria for lunch. As an added attraction, they attended a rock concert in the afternoon. 

 That evening was the Sophomore Banquet, "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend," at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, May 1, 1975

MHS Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration Today
What is the Bicentennial?
Bicentennial Commemorates Historic Events
Assembly Behavior
McKinley Joins Celebration
First Year Recognition

Judo Champs Take On Falcons in Finale - At Holy Trinity Gym, Saturday
In This Hawaiian Net

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, April 30, 1975

Prizes Will Go To Most Appropriate May Day Dress
May Day Rehearsal
Clubs, Bicentennial Committee To Join In May Day Celebration
Lance Kamaka To Compete Again
State Library Offers May Day Films

Camp and Gown Pick Ups Today
House Resolution Supported Preservation Of McKinley H.S.
Sophomore Picnic
Bicentennial Relays

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cafeteria and Custodial

The Black and Gold 1975

Cafeteria Staff Beats Inflation as Custodian Care Campus

Just as important as the administering to or teaching of the students were the jobs of the cafeterial and custodial staffs.

Under the supervision of Miss Alma Morohoshi (School Lunch Program Director), the cafeteria staffers were responsible for putting out a well balanced and nutritious meal for over 1200 daily lunchgoers. Despite the heavy volume of lunch sales, the staff was able to produce enough to satisfy everyone. Packaged lunches were an innovation in the McKinley cafeteria this year and in spite of the rising costs of food, a student's lunch at McKinley High School was a real inflation beater at 25 cents.

Maintaining the beauty and the well-kept image of McKinley was a challenging task for the custodial staff workers. But supervisor Mr. Ernesto Victorino and seven staffers worked hard to keep buildings and grounds clean.

McKinleyites were saddened by the untimely death of Mrs. Namiko Yoshimura. Her well-kept plants and flowers were a testimony to her devotion to the school and students

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Faculty 4

The Black and Gold 1975

Faculty Social Life Takes on Merriment, Nonsense

  Between the duties of teaching and correcting stacks of homework papers, members of the McKinley Teachers Association found the time to get together for a little fun.
  Striving for better social and professional contacts, the MTA held various activities throughout the year.
  The first big event of the year was a “China Nite” faculty dinner at King’s Garden with Queen Fely Serra reigning over the festivities. This was followed by a Thanksgiving Turkey Roast and the annual faculty Christmas party. The star of the show as jolly ‘ole St. Nick in the person of Principal Young Yee Ko.
  A real Hawaiian style luau, for faculty members, families and guest, took place on the Campbell estate at Ewa Beach in May.
  MTA officers included Mrs. Carolyn Chang, president; Mr. John Hawkins, vice president; Miss Barbara Kakuda, secretary; and Mr. Ronald Uchida, treasurer. Under direction of Mr Margaret Leong, the aloha committee remembered sick members or made leis wherever needed.
  Small groups of teachers found time for playing basketball, golf and tennis during after school hours. All found time for congenial activities during their duty-free lunch period, in various parts of the campus.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Faculty 3

The Black and Gold 1975

Faculty Teams Take on Student Competition

  In their first year of competition, the Women’s Faculty Basketball Team named the Odd Squad participated in intramural games. Led by Head Coach Linda “Unconscious” Izumoto, members of the Odd Squad played hard, defensive games against student teams such as SMP (Special Motivation Program).
  All the players had nicknames. They sounded quite hilarious. “Wonderwoman” Wright, Lynette “Shoulders” Oshima, “Jungle” Jane Uyema, Jane “Demolition” Schroeder, Peggy “Banshee” Anderson, Gwendolyn “Grinder” Shimono, Pualani “Hot Hands” Howell, and Darcy “Dynamite” Dorich.
  The mello and yet bizarre, five year old Men’s Team, Faculty Fumblers, was head coached by Joe Tom. Throughout the years they won over 30 games and lost none.
  This year the Fumblers made a distinct alteration. They added Miss Darcy “Dynamite” Dorich to the team as player-cheerleader. Playing for the players were Carl “Hook” Hansen, John “Metro” Hawkins, Richard “Roadrunner” Haru, Jacob “King of the Hill” Hoopai, John “Too-Tall” Hammond, Raynor “Catfish” Minami, Mike “Smooth” Chow, Stephen “Speedy” Siu, Paul “Five-O” Reichl, Ed “Basher” Watanabe, Lester “Boom-Boom” Chuck, Alvin “Jet” Tokuda, Howard “Radar” Gay, and Neal “Cool Hands” Takamori. With nicknames such as these how could they ever lose?

Master Touch Molds Unique Art Pieces

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Faculty 2

The Black and Gold 1975

New Teachers Fill As Enrollment Goes Up

   New teachers at MHS included Mr. Gary Abe, Mrs. Anne King and Miss Raynette Takizawa and Janice Kawamoto.
 After rumors of discontinuation, Mr. Abe’s agriculture classes undertook new projects and cultivated many crops, such as corn, string beans, and cucumbers. In coordination with the woodshop classes ag students built new platforms for potted plants and made new plant boxes.
 Replacing Mrs. Eva Buder who was on professional leave, Mrs. King had been at McKinley several years ago. In Mrs. King’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) classes, immigrant students learned English colloquialism as well as adaptations to American Life. Mrs. King took the classes on excursions to places such as Sea Life Park for more learning experiences.
 Miss Kawamoto jointed the Home Ec Department when Mrs. Jane Yamashiroya took over a new Americanization classes. She in turn took Mrs. Yamashiroya’s classes in Family Clothing. Increased enrollment in the Math Department brought the addition of Miss Takizawa, who taught mathematics.
 As a result of federal funding for CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act), Mrs. Aileen Waiau and Miss Jane Ebisuya became the campus aide and acculturation worker, respectively. Their purpose was to prevent fights and quarrels on campus by counseling.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, November 4, 2013


The Black and Gold 1975

In an effort to establish a good teacher-administration relationship, coordinating committees were set up by new principal Mr. Young Yee Ko to alter many policies. 

Committee members included the vice principals, registrar, counselors, department heads and the principal sought ways to improve communication and set up definite policies. An important line of communication was established in which teachers talked over their concerns with department heads who, in turn, discussed them with the coordinating committee members.

Teachers made up subcommittees that investigated registration, attendance, disbursement of carnival funds, class schedules, unwritten rules and regulations, activities and school policies. Teachers were also kept busy advising classes, clubs, and organizations, sharing knowledge along the way with them

Expanding their constitutions to include more staff members, the MHS Teachers Association (MTA) was active, planning social and fun activities to enhance school life. They had an aloha committee; new and student teachers received leis, and cards and flowers were sent to the sick from the MTA. Other activities included outings, dinners, a carnival project and the annual picnic.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, November 1, 2013