Monday, September 22, 2014

Student Council

The Black and Gold 1976

Student Council Board, Senate Initiate Planning For More Involvement

 Early in May of 1975, the new executive board for the 1975-1976 school year started to work and plan for the upcoming year. Six juniors with little or no idea of what they were expected to do, worked industriously to uphold their positions and to construct a closer knit McKinley. With all the changes evident in school, such as the new schedule, constitution and registration procedures, it seemed that the job of running a "different" McKinley would prove be some task.

 One major setback that also made success doubtful was the question of an adviser. Not until late August was and adviser appointed. Luckily, the new adviser, Miss Raynette Takizawa, a graduate of McKinley High School, knew a little about student government, so her experience proved to be beneficial in maintaining coherence and organization.

 Through all the confusion, the six board members and the new senate president elected in September, matured to a very close knit and competent unit. In their weekly Tuesday night meetings, problems were discussed and much planning of activities such as the carnival were made. This year also saw the start of the coordinating committee which was designed to coordinate the activities of the administration, faculty, students and parents. In addition, the reorganized Parent-Teacher and now, Student Association (PTSA) was started.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

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