Headlines: Former seniors give television to Science Club MHS Key Club: among oldest, active on campus ROTC to raise new flag tomorrow GAA schedules turkey shoot for students, faculty Representative Blair speaks on '77 Legislature issues, Concerns Friday deadline for Presidential Classroom No prom reelection
Diversified Electives search for self-identity An assortment of electives gave students the chance to seek their own self identity. New textbooks and a language laboratory from Central Intermediate School were new learning aids for the Foreign Language Department. The most popular classes, evident through enrollment increases were Spanish, Japanese, Conversational Japanese (practical usage) and French. Training students to ascertain individual creative expressions with their hands, the Art department emphasized humanitarian art through courses such as Basic Art, Ceramics, Weaving and Textile Design. In January, students who displayed promising artistic talent entered the National Scholastic Art Contest by submitting portfolios of their work. Leadership skills such as parliamentary procedures, group dynamics and speech were some techniques studied by student council officers in the Leadership Training Program. By utilizing these techniques, the officers became more proficient in skills to handle major responsibilities that came with student government work. As a service to the school. the Audio Visual and Publications departments were the mediums for dissemination and the distribution of information for McKinley's students. A staff made up of four editors, hardworking reporters and an enthusiastic advisor made sure The Daily Pinion was completed each day so that the students of McKinley were informed of the happenings around the campus. Getting ideas, taking pictures, creating layouts and composing copy were what Yearbook members were concerned with. Planning began in March the year before and continued through summer so staffers could get an early start on deadlines. Basic scholastic journalism as well as the responsibility of getting the printed work done was learned in both Newswriting and Yearbook.
Headlines: The Schools Are Yours - Help Take Care of Them - American Education Week November 14-20 Election Rules On Eligibility Misunderstood Sophomores Select Chairmen For Year's Activity Committees Two Teams Remain Undefeated in Girls Intramurals Winter Prom Pledging Starts Letter to the Editor - McKinley Has CLASS
P.E., ROTC develop stamina, physical coordination Development of physical coordination and stamina were what the Physical Education and ROTC departments instilled in each student. Participation in various sports and development of physical and mental health for all students were the main goals of the Physical Education department. This year the department experimented with a close coed relationship between the boys' and girls' classes Students learned the fundamentals of basketball, softball, bowling, volleyball, track, tennis, swimming, and soccer. Those interested in athletics beyond their regular classes joined the intramural program, where they formed teams and competed in week organized tournaments. Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) exposed students to the development of good citizenship, leadership, self-reliance, basic military skills, and responsiveness to constituted authority. First year introduction to leadership development, second year intermediate leadership development, and third year applied leadership development were the three divisions of the curriculum. Topics included map reading, first aid, rifle marksmanship and military psychology. Cadets became members of the "A" Company, Drill Team, Rifle Team or the Honor and Color Guards.
Headlines: Acculturation Worker Aids McKinley Counseling Staff Ive League Reps At McKinley Next 3 Weeks Friday Deadline For Senior Proofs Local Disc Jockey Speaks to Media Class Jr. Luau Tickets Bowlers Move Into First Place Tiger Jayvees Fall to Unbeaten Kaiser, 30-6 The Pinion Pollster - Poll Rates Carter Slightly Over Ford
Self-expression finds a place in Band, Choir or Drama Fine Arts provided an outlet for students to develop talents and skills. With "Our Music Begins With Feeling" as their motto this year, the Band performed at many school functions such as ROTC parades, pep rallies, football games, and MTG productions. Made up of three bands, the Wind Ensemble I,II and Symphonic I, the band gave four concert at school assemblies. These included the annual Pops Concert, the Spring and Winter Concerts, and Tri-Concert, in which all three bands performed. Other courses offered by the two band instructors were Beginning Band, Music Theory and Piano. Band students who exhibited exceptional talent practiced daily for the State Select Band tryouts held in March. Acceptance in this band was the highest honor that could be bestowed on a band student. Band members looked forward to a well deserved vacation in March when they embarked to Kona. Techniques such as vocal projection, correct breathing, and music reading were some of the skills learned by Choir students. Continued practice of these techniques culminated in performances at the Aloha Week assembly, the May Day assembly, a Spring Concert and the May Day assembly. Music courses offered were Advanced Choir, Beginning Chorus, Polynesian Music, and Guitar I, II, and III. Courses offered in drama were Beginning and Intermediate Acting, and Drama Workshops. Students learned production and stage techniques as well as vocal and acting skills. These included improvisational skits, pantomine, character development and role playing. Volunteers from these classes worked behind MTG productions. All were expected to try out for acting roles in the three productions of McKinley's own theater group.
Let's make tracks - Homecoming 76 Let Us Not Forget... Hey Seniors! Stomp the Govs!! Cheer Our Team on to First Place!! JUNIORS! We are mighty.. We are Great.. We are the Class of '78!! Show that Junior Spirit and Cheer the Tigers on to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!! SUPER SOPHS! Tiger Power!!! Show the Team that You Care - Come out and Watch Them GRIND the GOVS!
Math, Science broaden scope of electives Although traditional courses of study, the Math and Science departments underwent changes which broadened their scope of electives. In this highly technical and computerized society, the Math department supplied students with 25 new calculators which aided them with more precise realistic problem solving. Courses ranged from General Math to Calculus. Increased enrollment in the later indicated that more students were continuing on to higher math. An active sponsor of the Mathematical Association of America, the Math department encouraged students to take the nation wide MAA exam which tested a student's individual achievement in Math. A new optional two-credit course at the Honolulu Zoo was offered by the Science department for the first time. Titled Zoo Instructor Program (ZIP), students received on the job training as docents to visitors to the zoo, including study of behavior patterns and care of the animals. The usual science offerings in biological, physical and oceanographical fields were just as popular and necessary as ever. Contests in science provided an extra-curricular activity incentive for some students. These included McKinley's Science Fair on February 17, Engineering Fair on February 26, and the Sea Grant Symposium in May.