Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, September 30, 1975

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, March 24, 2014

New 50,000 Seat Aloha Stadium

The Black and Gold 1976

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Daily Pinion 1976 - Bicentennial

The Daily Pinion - Friday, January 16, 1976

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Monday, September 29, 1975

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 High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

McKinley and the Bicentennial

The Black and Gold 1976

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

 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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, March 14, 2014

70's Song - Superfly

Curtis Mayfield

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Friday, September 26, 1975

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

Meet McKinley's New Faculty Members

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, September 25, 1975

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, March 10, 2014

Adminstrative, Schedule Changes

The Black and Gold 1976

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, September 24, 1975

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Daily Pinion 1975

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, September 23, 1975

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

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

From Church Building to Palace

The Black and Gold 1976

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.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017