Faculty - Administration Achieving Effective School Procedures.... In an effort to achieve more effective school procedures, 1975-76 school year began with major changes and additions which were initiated for the benefit of faculty and students. Returning to his second term as principal of McKinley High School, alumnus Young Yee Ko chaired a coordinating committee, designed as a policy-reviewing and policy-making body. Consisting of two administrators, two parents, three students and four teachers, the committee met monthly to discuss school policies and procedures. Guidelines more clearly defining administrative job duties were established in hope of better organization. First Vice Principal Loy Fook Leu assumed responsibilities of departmental evaluation and welfare of instruction, personnel, finance, facilities, and student personnel, among others. A key change in the administrative level was the exchangeship of Mr. Mathew Kaonohi from Pearl City High School Mr. Hideyasu Fukuhara. Aside from serving on the coordinating committee, Second Vice Principal Mr. Kaonohi aided departmental instruction, recruitment and evaluation and welfare of personnel,health and safety and student discipline. Keeping in touch with the Honolulu District Office of the Department of Education, Principal Ko followed through with the evaluation of the new schedules and campus procedures.
Headlines: U.S. Coast Guard Academy Open To Females for First Time BOE Approves Smoking Area Yearbook Final Order Goes In On Nov. 1 Training for Miss McKinley Tiger Spikers Roll Over Govs In Straight Sets McKinley Bowlers Sweep Through Kaimuki, Farrington; Gain First Place
Headlines: Wednesday Career Session To Feature Airlines Speakers Last Chance for Srs B&G Picture Taking Getting Ready for Next Friday's Contest Tigers, Bulldogs in 'Hot' Game At Aloha Stadium at High Noon Scuba, Snorkeling Club Meets Mondays Girls' Cross Country In Practice Meet
'Black and Gold is Waving, Boys We're Back of You' Looking Into The Matter... Backing the Boys Few Know The History of The Song...
PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE Through the roots of McKinley grow back to the Fort Street Church Day School and the Missionaries who came from New England, the people of McKinley trace their heritage not only to European origins but also to the peoples of the Pacific rim -- Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, the Polynesians, Filipinos, and more recently, Vietnamese and Southeast Asia. And of course, there is the island heritage of the native Hawaiians who accepted all of these peoples and who have become blends of the Golden People for which Hawaii is famous. Thus, in this bicentennial year at McKinley we salute not only our New England forefathers and native Hawaiians but also the multitude of nationalities who came to the Hawaiian Islands seeking a better life without oppression and, to McKinley, for a good education
Headlines: 19 Seniors Will Compete for Miss McKinley - Tickets Go On Sale Today Students Report To Registrar For Transcript Up Dating UH Representative To Talk To Seniors About Requirements Super Seniorettes To Play This Afternoon - Boys' Volleyball Brings Action to Gym Popular Family Foods Class Teaches Nutrition, Consumerism
Headlines: Grievance Board Elections Today 3 from McKinley Promote Fashions For Local Stores Judging Criteria Set Up For Tapestry Contest Yearbook Schedules Senior Make-Up Golf Team Seeks New Members, Meeting Today Use a Little Class Leo Club Fosters School-Community Activities
Headlines: State Student Conference Set For January Seniors Plan Festive Luau For November 1 Classes Collecting for Contest - Bring in Your Bread Bags NOW! Darwin Captures Honors Taikas Take on New Routines JV Tigers Remain Undefeated; Romp Over Mustangs
Summer Pleasures...Give Way to an Eventful Bicentennial Year As the bicentennial school year opened, McKinleyites reflected on all of the simple pleasures and good times of the summer vacation. Many who spent their days at Ala Moana, Waikiki, Makaha and Sandy beaches riding the waves or sun-bathing, returned with healthy glowing tans. Others worked at summer jobs while those who resolved to take it easy for the summer participated in various bicentennial activities such as the signing of the scroll on the bicentennial wagon, Face-lift-the operation to clean the island of unsightly remnants of peoples carelessness, the spectacular Nichiren Shoshu parade or the many bicentennial displays and exhibits throughout the state. Whatever the case, almost everyone found time to enjoy the summer beauty and serenity of nature. Beautiful multi-colored sunrises, calm blue seas and skies filled with billowy clouds minutes later gave McKinleyites the chance to experience the ecstacy of freedom and to ponder the independence they so freely take for granted. But before they even realized it, their summer days of '75 came to an end, and thoughts of the sunshine and friendships lingered, perpetually inscribed on their hearts and minds as they started on the trek back to school knowing the year would prove to be an eventful bicentennial celebration.
Headlines: Girls' Physical Education Geared to Sophomores Senate Youth Program Open To S.C. Officials Outstanding Sophomores May Apply For Seminar Undefeated Tigers - Today's JV Game Dedicated to Coach Girls' Volleyball Team Undefeated in Two Preseason Games ASVAB Test For Seniors On Wednesday
Carefree Fashions, Skateboarding, Employment Head List of Interests Exemplifying the simple, casual fashions of today, aside from the lengthened hemlines, many McKinleyites returned to school sporting variations of popular gauze, denims, silkies and other modes of dress to suit their carefree moods. As an alternative to surfing, very few could resist trying their hand in sidewalk surfing, which reached the peak of its enthusiasm during the summer. This highly popularized sport proved to be very dangerous as many skateboarders found out the hard way. The colorful new bicentennial license plate designed in red, white and blue gave cars a fresh new look for this commemorative year. Typical of many, most students found jobs either part-time or permanent to supplement their allowances due to the rapidly rising costs of gas, clothes and other necessities. But it was not easy. A new awareness of political events left many wondering what would happen next. The aftermath of Watergate and rising crime rates affected more stringent attitudes in public opinion. Bitterness and suspicion toward government officials and agencies prevailed as students questioned their moral values and beliefs. And to the relief of all, the nation was out of the recession. On the world front, apprehension grew as the communist claw took over Cambodia, Vietnam and Mozambique-the American defense line receded to Hawaii, the West Coast, the East Coast and a few bases scattered in the Atlantic Ocean and Europe. Despite all of this, a greater understanding of other cultures evolved, especially so at McKinley, as well as those from the Philippines, Korea and Hong Kong. The move toward world peace never ended in Hawaii. Integration brought a promise for the future-infusion of immigrants would add seasoning to the blend of society and assurance that the bicentennial year would be unique.