Monday, February 29, 2016

Student Council

The Black and Gold 1977

Student Council exec concerns range from awareness to apathy

 The McKinley High School Student Council Executive Board of 1977 was made up of seven former class officers and senators. Working as individuals as well as a team, they discussed student body problems.

 The board was represented by two elected officers (at large), President Jon Obara and Vice President Vince Yokoyama. Appointed to the board were Secretary Chris Okuda, Treasurer Eddie Young, Student Services Board Chairperson Catherine Uyehara and Social Board Chairperson Kathleen Campbell. Bart Asato was elected by the senate to serve as their president.

 During weekly meetings, they discussed problems arising in each of the different subject areas such as Coordinating Committee student activities and functions. Everything from student apathy to student awareness was covered.

 Individually, each exec conducted his own section of business with the president and vice president overseeing the entire student council.

 Getting things done for McKinleyites was the main goal of this year's senate.

 A new program started was the "involvement resolutions" which brought to attention many good things students do. The achievements were commended by the student council.

 Other things the senate got involved in were attending class council meetings to report what was going on in school, work on State Student Council resolutions, acting on problems facing the school and just getting involved in activities to promote spirit and participation.

 The senate played an important part in decision making as they allocated money to each of the 20 student council meetings. In October, the senate drew up resolutions for the 1977 State Student Conference.

 With the grievance board reorganizing, the senate helped out by bringing up important business to discuss with the board.

 The senate also finalized a committee to select outstanding student council members.

 Mr. Alvin Nip, an alumnus of the Class of 1967, took over as student activities coordinator. Guiding the seven execs throughout the year and advising them on problems that they encountered was his main job. He also assisted with the carnival, was involved in activities such as Homecoming, Crazy Week, Black and Gold Day and Leadership Camp.

 According to him, "Every teacher should have the opportunity to advise in student activities. It could be a rewarding experience or it could be very trying"

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Nov 24

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, November 24, 1976

1976 Thanksgiving
Special Programs Funds Cut - Presidential Classroom Affected
Math Team Places Fifth in Mid-Pac Meet

Varsity, Jayvee Will Play Alumni In Game Today

Homecoming Bonfire
355th Thanksgiving
Ma's and Pa's Country Store Clothes Drive

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


The Black and Gold 1977


October's Club Open House gave many newcomers an opportunity to pursue interests and hobbies, give service to the school and community and to socialize. Clubs ranged from studying God's word by the McKinley Christian Fellowship to participating in sports for the Girls' Athletic Association; from being involved in choral groups for the McKinley Choir to figuring out math problems for the Math Club.

 This year has brought many determined students to form clubs such as Graphic Arts, Young Peoples Club, and Samoan Club.

 All clubs were chartered, registered and under the jurisdiction of Uni Club, composed of representatives from each group. It oversaw the progress and activities of the various organizations.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, February 19, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Nov 23

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, November 23, 1976

Fashion Buyer Foresees Junior Dresses With More Finesse
General Mills Searches for Family Leader 
Pay for '77 B&G By Monday To Insure A Copy
Turkey Shoot

Tapestry Winners For Homecoming Judged By Points

Pastor Explains Bible as Source Of Parables
Japanese Club Will Meet Today
Bientennial Scavanger Hunt Today

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Unique Courses

The Black and Gold 1977

Unique Courses complement individual needs

Specialized courses were made available to aid students with individual needs.

A Special Education Program was provided for students who were handicapped visually, auditorily, or academically. The program was geared to integrating these students into the regular classroom and becoming a part of school life, academically and socially.

 In its ninth year, the Program for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is unique on this island. This program places an emphasis on aiding and encouraging students with learning disabilities to become more active in school functions such as attending proms, participating in athletics and other extra-curricular and classroom activities.

 Once again the Ala Moana Lions helped out - this time by buying new equipment including a refrigerator which stores batteries and tapes used for the instruments of the program.
 Excelerating the acculturation process was a goal of the Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Program.

 Offered as a regular English credit, TESOL gave practice in basic English skills to students from countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, and Korea and helped them get adjusted to their new environment in Hawaii.

 School Service and Off Campus completed the list of special courses. The non-credit Off Campus choice enabled students to have free time to pursue interests outside of the school curriculum, such as working at part time jobs, catching up on school work or just "cruising." School Service aides performed the small, but essential tasks for teachers and earned a half credit per semester.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, February 12, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Nov 22

The Daily Pinion - Monday, November 22, 1976

Four from McKinley Will Attend 1977 State Student Counference
Late Federal Census Card Due On Wednesday
Khamphanh Praseuth Works His Way Up at Michel's

Faculty Fumblers Challenge JV on Wednesday

Ma's-n-Pa's Countr Store Anything Accepted
Sierra Club Takes On 3 Hikes

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, February 8, 2016

Vocational Education

The Black and Gold 1977

Vocationally oriented classes serve individuals everyday needs

  Preparation for vocational work and general knowledge of things that happen everyday life were the common bonds in the Industrial, Agricultural Arts, and Home Economics departments.

 Courses such as Automotive Mechanics, Metals, Graphic Arts, and Woods gave experiences in the intricacies of each field.

 Many students submitted projects to the annual Motor Building Contest at Ala Moana Center in February and to the Industrial Arts Fair and Scale Model Building Contest in March.

 Agricultural Arts and Horticulture I and II proved very popular electives as all three classes were closed during registration with a total enrollment of 110 students Of the three, Agricultural Arts was most popular.

 Curriculum and teaching methods remained much the same as the previous year, when students farmed their own garden plots and took home their own produce.  There was a scarecrow building mini-contest, offering cash prizes for the best.

 Home Economics offered various courses to educate students to be good family members as well as efficient homemakers.

 Family Foods, Food Service, Personality and Dress, Family Clothing and Child Care covered every aspect of family living for the interests of any MHSer.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Nov 18

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, November 18, 1976

Special Program Committee names two for Senate Youth
H.S. journalism workshops set, Saturday at MHS
Bring your books, comics

GAA to award club with most players in intramurals

Math Club sponsor different activities
New Jayvee Wrestling Coaches
Letter to the Editor: Pep squad praised

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Co-op Education

The Black and Gold 1977

Job prospects spur enrollment in Business Cooperative Education

 Encouraged by the promising prospects of job opportunities, an increasing number of students
enrolled in Business Education this year.

 As student interest in the business world mounted, the department found it necessary to offer a broad scope of the operations by purchasing new sophisticated equipment comparable to the ones used in offices today. Eight new calculators, ten adding machines, and a terminal computer enabled more practice on business math problems.

 In May the department hosted the State Youth Conference sponsored by the business teachers and the State. Participants were tested in their specialized business fields such as Typing and Shorthand.

 Courses offered included Typing, Shorthand, Accounting, General Business, Office Practice and Business Machines.

 Allowing students to maintain a job during school hours while earning credits toward graduation was the primary purpose of Cooperative Education, which included Office Education, Distributive Education, Home Economics, Industrial Education and Agriculture. The program offered its enrollees the opportunity to learn all the aspects of credit and handling money, work experience, and a chance to gain good references. Students earn a half credit per 250 hours semester.

 Coop-ed teacher Mrs. Jerrianne Edralin hoped to have a class for all students in the mornings so that they can discuss their jobs and learn from each other's problems.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017