Headlines: MHS Leadership Camp Proves Good Learning Experience Petitions For SC Grievance Board Available MHS Offers Variety of Activities - Club Day Today: Visit and Join Visit the Club of Your Choice
Headlines: Six Guys, Two Advisers Strive For Junior Class Participation Friday Deadline To Enroll in Cooperative Ed. Micks Upset Red Raiders, 11-7 Offensively Geared JV Tigers Romp Over Menehunes, 48-6
New 50,000 Seat Aloha Stadium Replaces Honolulu's 'Termite Palace' Fond memories of the old Honolulu Stadium are recalled as a last look is taken into its past. "Termite Palace," although a firetrap and worn with age, brings back sentimental visions of crowds exhuberantly displaying hope or despair as their teams valiantly fought for victory. Situated on King Street, the stadium was the home of many teams and sports-minor league baseball with the Hawaii Islanders (1975 Pacific Coast League Champions), collegiate football with the University of Hawaii Rainbows, local high school football teams from the Oahu Interscholastic Association and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, and the Hawaiians, which brought professional football to Hawaii with the now defunct World Football League. Though "Termite Palace" is slated for destruction, the genuine spirit and enthusiasm it once mustered will continue. Due to its antiquity and limited capacity, a new sports arena was deemed necessary. The appropriation bill for the new 50,000 seat stadium was signed in June of 1971 by then Governor John A. Burns. In the fall of 1970, construction was planned for completion in time to open for the 1973 Hula Bowl. But countless delays, including labor strikes and two lawsuits prohibited the stadium from opening until the fall of last year. The complex, spanning a hundred acres in Halawa Valley, was dubbed "The Aloha Stadium" after much controversy, and dedicated to the late Governor Burns. McKinley saw its first action at the stadium in the last game of an OIA 'quadruple header,' when they defeated Kahuku by a score of 11-7.
Headlines: McKinley Salutes the Bicentennial The Spirit of the Bicentennial Earthwatch Scholarship Now Open Soccer Team Still Undefeated In Four Games Mick Grapplers Meet Waialua, Kailua Varsity, Jayvee Cagers Fall to Govs - Crush, Crush, CRUSHING Faculty Tops ROTC, Beach Boys Edge Heads in Intramurals
Headlines: Homecoming Contest - Clubs, Classes To Compete in Tapestry Small Turnout Of Classes Elects SC Senators Seniors Planning '76 Activities Future Homemakers Meeting, Tuesday Pep Squads For Classes Announced MHS Keglers Face Aiea in Opener MTG Tryouts Today
McKinley and the Bicentennial It came subtly, stealing into the warm summer air--McKinleyites began to feel pride in the heritage of the United States and new hopes marked this year a special one, truly-a bicentennial celebration. Many students were stimulated into action, participating in various clean-up campaigns and activities in preparation for January, 1976-the bicentennial year, but many more took to contemplation. Bustling fall brought back many who reflected scattered thoughts, trying to interpret this year in relation to the past two hundred. Realization came that this year was a stopping point, a time to review and strengthen the basic beliefs for which our founding fathers fought so fervently. It was also a time to renew our faith and confidence in democracy and the American lifestyle, and review our history, because we are so fortunate to be part of this union of states. As the yearbook gazed into the past, difficult times and the real effort that students and teachers made came alive. Surviving, supporting and fighting three wars can hardly be pleasant, but students in the past days of McKinley did just that. Among their many accomplishments, the students performed distinguished services for America. Raising $533,600 in a war bond drive, volunteering for the Red Cross's frequent night shifts, helping to control rats, as well as Hawaii's economy by working in the pineapple fields, and joining the service to fight (many gave their lives) were just a few things done in the period from World War II to the Korean War. Knowledge of our past contributions enabled students to look back on history, not distantly, but to feel that we were a part of the formation of present day America.
Headlines: PSAT/NMSQT Ticket Sales Begins Monday Librarians Conducting Training Classes Job Opportunities Available Tigers to Meet Red Raiders At Aloha Stadium Tomorrow Business Speaker Please Keep It Clean
Headlines: MTG Schedules 'Godspell' Tryouts For Next Week Club Day Set For October 1 Choir Enrolls 40 Members Seniors Ordering Rings Today At Soph Court Tiger Cubs To Meet Menehunes Today At 4 P.M. Here Yearbook Underclass Picture Taking Bicentennial Contest Open To All Seniors
Administrative, Schedule Changes, Stricter Guidelines Mark Present Day McKinley With the onset of the fall term, some 2,500 students scrambled in the gymnasium as computerized registration for the whole year, instead of by semesters, took place. This was only one small part of the many changes that the school year was to bring. Changes were also made in the administrative and faculty staffs resulting in the appointment of Mathew Kaonohi as a second vice-principal and eleven new teachers joining the staff of 129. Immediate reactions to the new bell schedule ranged from apathy to contentment to disfavor among many returnees as they found adjusting to the new activity and tutorial periods quite difficult. Many students also found adhering to the strict guidelines imposed--the restriction of off-campus privileges to those enrolled in co-operative education classes or with parental excuses, and the setting up of off-limits areas, geared to prevent outsiders from entering the campus--hard to follow despite the three day suspension penalty. Special campus counselors were appointed to remind and counsel offenders. Initiating a one-year experimental program on January 26, the Board of Education loosened their ban on smoking on public high school campuses and allowed smoking in designated areas for students fifteen years old and above, directed at relieving the congestion of smokers in restrooms. As the 1976 school year progressed, many classroom studies and discussions turned to the Bicentennial and other related topics. A special week of celebration in January, which featured an assembly and a square dance, further evoked students' awareness of the Bicentennial.
Headlines: SC Execs Launch New Year Friday Deadline November 1 SAT Examination Miss Takizawa, New Student Council Adviser OIA Volleyball Competition - Mick Boys Open League Play Today MHS Boys' Volleyball Schedule Today's Tip...Ride TheBus
Headlines: MHSers Voting for Senators Today Cooperative Ed Slates Seminars SC Leadership Camp Set for Sept. 26-28 Tigers Rip Menehunes, 36-0 Junior Varsity Hands Chargers 32-0 Defeat Package, Alternative Lunches On Certain Days Army ROTC Offers 4-Year Scholarships
From Church Building to Palace... ...Thomas Square to King Street Outgrowing the church building, in 1895 the school moved into Princess Ruth's Palace (now the location of Central Intermediate School) and was renamed Honolulu High School. Honolulu High moved to a new building across from Thomas Square in 1907, and was renamed McKinley High School in honor of President William McKinley who was an eager supporter of Hawaii's annexation to the United States. MHS moved to its present location in 1924. Formerly rice fields and duck ponds, McKinley had a beautiful view of the ocean, Diamond Head and Punchbowl. Among the distinguished principals was Dr. Miles E. Cary who served from 1924 to 1948. His "core studies" program gave students a strong education so that they became, and are, the leaders and citizens of Hawaii today. Under the principalship of Teichiro Hirata, who later became state superintendent of schools, the school celebrated its Centennial in 1965. Thus, as the nation and Hawaii celebrate the Bicentennial, McKinley too, can look back on her heritage--from her founding as a missionary school, to her expansion as a public high school educating the children of immigrants of all races which have settled in Hawaii. Her graduates include a large cross section of the community foremost of whom are Governor George Ariyoshi and US Senators Hiram Fong and Daniel Inouye.