Headlines: Junior, Senior Prom Court Elections Today Delinquent Accounts Posted 50 Cadets Will Attend Sessions On Leadership, M-16 Rifling McDonald's Will Give Cheeseburgers to Students with A's on Report Cards Bookstore Open During Lunch Recess Monday to Thursday Prom Assembly
Headlines: Soup Labels Contest At McKinley To Aid Pohukaina Students Na Kini O Hawaii Presents A Look into Hawaiian Heritage - At King's Alley Sierras Schedule Maakua Valley Hike For Thanksgiving Girl Keglers Smash Kalani, Move Into Second Place Teachers, Slowpokes Win in Volleyball Intramural Games Foreign UH Bound Students Will Meet
Comprehensive Electives Enrich MHS Curriculum Diversified elective courses opened an opportunity for exploration and development of personal interests. These courses allowed students to depart from compulsory subjects and seek individual enjoyment and knowledge in a variety of courses. To promote the interests and awareness of languages, students were given the option to expand their cultural horizons through the Foreign Language Department. Students could choose from a variety of foreign languages, including two years of French, Spanish, and Chinese. Japanese was offered for five semesters, and one year of conversation was available in Japanese and Chinese. The conversation courses stayed strictly on conversation and no writing. Aiding the school by distributing information through different types of media were the Audio-Visual and Publication classes. Videotaping, photography, working ditto machines and setting up projectors for classroom use gave AV students useful experience and training needed for those interested in the audio-visual field. Trying to inform the entire students body of school events, the Newswriting classes maintained the production of the Daily Pinion and the Black and Gold. Rushing to meet deadlines, yearbook staffers were faced with the seemingly endless tasks of compiling records in an effort to create a unique memory book for the bicentennial year. Providing students with the opportunity to inquire, experience and develop an interest in library work, the Leadership Training also gave students the chance to use creativity in publicizing the services of the library and in suggesting improvements in the library system.
Headlines: University Early Admissions Mtg. On Monday Tow Away Time Again SC Sponsors 'One Love' Winter Prom on December 22 Employment Opportunities Available Prom Assembly Today Fun Nite Tonight Jayvees Go for East Title Tonight JV Pep Rally
Headlines: Fun Night Set For Tomorrow Five Unexcused Absences Subject MHSers To Referrals Contempory Explorers Examine Career - Explorers Club Membership Open For Career Club Komets, Unities, Win First Girls' Intramural Game Mr. Daniel C. Sison Sea Life Park Setting Adds To Atmosphere at Senior Luau The 1975 Winter Prom - 'Our Love' - Ilikai Pacific Ballroom
Music, Drama, Art Give Outlets to Self Expression With boundless creativity, energy and talent, McKinleyites found an outlet for self expression and enrichment through an array of courses offered by the Fine Arts Department. In the band and choir rooms, the art building and the drama room, students "let loose" their inventive talents and communicated their thoughts, emotions and imagination in one of these creative mediums. Attempting to improve the quality and heighten the enthusiasm of band students, Wind Ensemble II and Stage Band were added to the present courses-Beginning Band, Symphonic I, Symphonic II and Wind Ensemble I. Long hours of practice and sectionals paid off as the Tiger band set off for the mainland in April. Applying such skills as vocal projection, correct breathing and music reading, choir students presented concerts and assembly performances at McKinley. Music courses ranging from music theory to class piano provided students with a greater understanding and appreciation of music. McKinley's "artists" put their creative hands and minds to work as they produced unique art work that reflected individual expression. Students enrolled in Basic Art, Ceramics, Weaving and Textile Design courses were exposed to the vastness and enjoyment of the art world. Drama courses offered the opportunity to learn dramatic technique such as pantomine, body movement, improvisations and play structure. Promising actors and actresses used acquired skills to audition for various McKinley Theatre Group productions.
Headlines: Students Invited to PTA Meeting on Thursday - Matsunaga to Speak Tae Kwon Do Sign-Ups Betty Crocker To Sponsor 'Family Leader of Tomorrow' Contest Math is Tool In Engineering MHS Bands Plan Mainland Tour UH Green Machine In Scrimmage At McKinley Gym Tigers End With 4-4 Record - Defeat Kalani 27-7 MHS Boy Spikers Fall to Kalani Eastern College Club Hosts Get-Together
Headlines: 'Godspell' Production Crew Working Towards December 5 Opening Winter Prom Court Elections Today Yo-Yo Champ Performs Here on Thursday Sophomore Officers, Adviser Playoff Bound JV Tigers Muzzle Bulldogs, 25-0 ROTC Covers Wide Range of Subjects
Headlines: 'Godspell' Production Crew Working Towards December 5 Opening Winter Prom Court Elections Today Yo-Yo Champ Performs Here on Thursday Sophomore Officers, Adviser ROTC Covers Wide Range Of Subjects Playoff Bound JV Tigers Muzzle Bulldogs, 25-0
Exact Science Exercise, Develop Minds Increasing computerization and technology in our present day society motivated many students to acquire and understanding and application of mathematical and scientific principles. With increasing enrollment, the Science Department scheduled various co-curricular activities to make students more aware of their environment. These activities varied as they pertained to the field for which the students registered-either biological, physical or even oceanographical. Many biology students spent a cold night in November on an overnight "zoo safari" at the Honolulu Zoo to observe nocturnal behavior of animals. In January, physics students launched homemade rockets on the William Wise field. From these launches, the students calculated the altitude and velocity of the rockets. A weekend camp took place at Kualoa for oceanography students to conduct a 24-hour research on the charging environment of the camp site. The Coast Guard and Hawaii Yacht Club donated two boats for use by the oceanography students. Teaching basic and advanced arithmatical skills, the Mathematics Department focused on learning material to apply thinking and everyday logic in solving problems. Automation keyed math enthusiasts, as the enrollment of the computer math courses increased each year. Courses included General Math, Algebra I-V, Unified Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Computer Math.
Headlines: Interest Groups Set Up For Activity Period - Students to Sign-Up Distinguished Group Launches S.S. McKinley at Ala Wai Harbor - Boat for Oceanography Super Sophomore Pep Squad (and T-Shirt) Fun Nite - this coming Friday night!
English, Social Studies Encompass Basics, Electives Equipping students with the knowledge, experience and skills of each course, the English and Social Studies program offered a variety of courses to develop individual ability and awareness. Aside from the required English IV for sophomores, upperclassmen were strongly recommended to take a t least one course in literature and writing. Those who followed this recommendation were not limited in course selections. Literature and writing courses ranged from Polynesian Literature to Creative Writing to Short Story and Novels. Utilizing the knowledge and skills achieved in each course, many students participated in the Bicentennial Essay Contest and the Bicentennial Youth Debate activities. Due to the increasing popularity of the Psychology and Sociology classes, new course offerings were introduced by the Social Studies Department this year. Psychology C offered application of the knowledge which was attained from previous psychology classes. During one class period per week, the psych students conducted field work, helping problem pupils from Washington Intermediate School. Sociology B, an extension of the one-semester Sociology, offered a deeper study of group behavior. Excursions were planned to enrich class instruction. Hawaiiana classes ventured to Waiahole Valley to study the pressing problems of the Waiahole-Waikane eviction by developer Joe Pao. Visiting Waimano Home was a stimulating experience for psychology students.