Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 14

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, December 14, 1976

MHS Team Places Eighth In OML Oahu Math League Meet
Bring Canned Goods For Salvation Army
Club Of Year Contest Slated
Explorer Program Offers Career Experiences

C&K And Kalapana In Stadium Concert

Soph T-Shirts on Sale Today
Soccer Plays Today
Here Are Correct Bowling Standings

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lettermans - GAA

The Black and Gold 1977

Tiger athletes foster competition

 Promoting friendship and unity among athletes, the Letterman's Club gave members a sense of pride in McKinley. The club, guided by Mr. Neal Takamori, included only those who were selected for membership.

 There were various social and community projects for members. Among them were working at the New Products and Food Show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in November, picnicking at Ala Moana Park in February, and working in the chilidog booth at the McKinley carnival.

 On Tuesdays and Thursdays girls could be seen playing a variety of sports, from swimming to bowling, and table tennis to volleyball. Those who participated in these sports were members of the Girls Athletic Association (GAA).

 Organized about ten years ago by former physical education teacher Mrs. Lois Wright, the GAA's primary purpose is to sponsor the Girls Intramural Program. They provided the officials, set up the schedule of activities, and made awards in proportion to allotments from the carnival. Their adviser now is Mrs. Jane Schroeder.

 Other GAA activities were a Welcome Picnic at Ala Moana Park in October, a Turkey Shoot Service Project before the Thanksgiving vacation, a Red Cross Walk in December, a camp at Mokuleia in January, and selling hamburgers at the February carnival.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 22, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Daily Pinion Dec 10

The Daily Pinion - Friday, December 10, 1976

McKinley Undergoing WASC
Bookstore Featuring Holiday Sale
Wrestling Team Off to Big Island
Scholarships Open For Air Force ROTC

MHS Bowlers Take Second in State Tourney

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Math - NHS

The Black and Gold 1977

National standards guide efforts

 The Math Club continued its efforts of promoting mathematics by sponsoring the McKinley Math Team and arranging a math meet between Central, Kawananakoa and Washington Intermediate schools in March. Under the advisership of Mrs. Reverie Suzuki, they were actively involved with the Math League and the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Exam. Further activities involved tutoring students at Kaahumanu Elementary School, field trips, service projects, and engaging speakers to talk on career opportunities. In a lighter non-mathematical vein, members of the Math Club joined forces with National Honor Society members to compete against other clubs and organizations in the Christmas Song Contest.

 As in previous years, the energetic National Honor Society chapter of McKinley began the year by helping with the fall registration. On October 17, they had an introduction party for all members at adviser Mrs. Yun Soon Jim's home. In December, they entered McKinley's song contest. During Christmas vacation, members, and Mrs. Jim, took a trip to Hilo where they spent three days visiting many sights from Hilo to Kona and back to Hilo. They worked at the Cultural Plaza Health Fair and took part in and helped their adviser, who was chairman, at the Narcissus Festival Cultural Event in February. There were district council get-togethers where members participated in quiz bowls, also.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 9

The Daily Pinion - Thursday, December 9, 1976

'Celebration' Review: Superb Acting, One of Best...
Halau Mele Offers Hawaiian Music Classes
Suggestions To Improve Assemblies
Soroptimists Award Youth Scholarships

Riflers Outshoot Red Raiders
Football Booster's Club Honors Players, Coach, Principal

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 8

The Daily Pinion - Wednesday, December 8, 1976

Ross Ozaki MHS Rep for O'Brian Award
Aloha Ainas Will Donate To Elderly
Students Must Have IDs On Campus
Mamie Does 'Celebration' Make-Up

Eight MHSers Win Awards In Calligraphy
Tiger Tracks
U.S. History Class Has Quilting Bee
Rainbow Game Features Mick Soccer Team

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Monday, April 11, 2016

Community Clubs

The Black and Gold 1977

Community Clubs devote services

 An all-girl club, advised by Miss Gaile Sykes, the Aloha Ainas have devoted much of their time performing numerous services. They first helped with an envelope stuffing activity at the Pacific Rehabilitation Center. October and November brought many activities including the Red Cross Walk. December proved to be a busy month for caroling and also a party. Members helped with the carnival in the saimin booth and the scrip pre-sale drive.

The oldest and most active club on the McKinley campus, the Key Club began their year with the setting up and cleaning up of the Fall registration in the gym.

 A November recognition day for teachers took place by the mailboxes, where coffee and cookies were served when they checked in, in the morning.

 January events included the annual washing of President McKinley's statue on Black and Gold Day and the Division 22 convention.

 In April, the California-Nevada-Hawaii Key Club Convention was held at Bakersfield, California.
 The Key Club year, advised by Mr. Dennis Sakata, ended with the State-wide Awards banquet and the McKinley banquet in June.

 Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. Put them all together and what emerges is hardworking, energetic Leo Club. Members engaged in keeping close association with their sponsoring club, the Kalia Lions.

 Throughout the year Leos participated in service and social projects. Included were collecting for UNICEF, helping the Lions with Swine Flu immunization in November, and ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

 Taking a breather from service projects, members intermingled with other Leo Clubs. A social with Aiea's Leo Club was held in January and in April, business and pleasure combined at the state convention on Maui.
 Adviser of the Leo Club this year was Miss Sylvia Lee.

 The Interact Club, along with their adviser Mrs. Ella Tomita, got off to a good start with the island-wide organization's float capturing the Queen's Trophy in the Aloha Week Parade in late October. On November 4 their sponsor, the Rotary Club of Ala Moana, presented a bell, gavel and a banner to Interact. A service oriented club, they did a lot of service projects such as; trick or treating for UNICEF in October, donating a food basket to Kuakini Old Folks' Home on Thanksgiving day, caroling at Childrens' Hospital in December, car washing in January, and helping with the McKinley carnival in February. And finally in April a District Convention was held on Maui.

 "If  Were You" was this year's Pacific Asian Affairs Council's theme, PAAC, a world affairs program for young people focused on discussing problems in the Pacific and Asian areas which developed international awareness and understanding within Hawaii This enabled members to grow as individuals and as world citizens.
 PAAC, advised by Mr. Richard Emerson, concluded the year with an orientation with other PAAC clubs in November.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 7

The Daily Pinion - Tuesday, December 7, 1976

Senior Performs With Symphony
Juniors To Change Prom Theme Again At Thursday Meeting
Interschool Exchange

Mick Cagers Take On Mililani In Preseason Game Tonight

Basketball Team, Pep Squad Off To Maui

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Daily Pinion 1976 Dec 6

The Daily Pinion - Monday,  December 6, 1976

Choir To Appear Today At LH Ala Moana
Coop Ed Selling Yuletide Gift Bows
Eleven Taikas' Daily Practice Pays Off With Trophy

Ma's 'n Pa's Store Collecting Clothing Till December 17

Micks Help Kawananakoa Spirit Week
Sabre and Chain Wins Over NCO

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Choir - Band

The Black and Gold 1977

Music groups intensify cultural, aesthetic atmosphere at MHS

 Contributing to the cultural and aesthetic atmosphere at McKinley, the McKinley Choir provided the students the opportunity to participate in a choral performing group.

 Under the leadership of Miss Puanani Howell, the choir performed an assortment of music from different periods in history covering various styles - folk, popular, gospel, patriotic, Hawaiian and accompanied as well as a capella.

The MHS Choir has participated in school assemblies such as Aloha Week, Black and Gold Day, Spring Concert, and May Day. Not limited to only school performances, the group has gone out into the community to the Ilikai Hotel, Pearlridge, and Ala Moana's Liberty House to entertain.
 Other community outings included various performances at Kapiolani Bandstand, and at McKinley's feeder schools.

 Motivating spirit at pep rallies and football games, the McKinley High School Band was the largest organization on campus. Composed of three performing bands, Wind Ensemble I, Wind Ensemble II, and Symphonic I, they performed at school and community functions. During the Thanksgiving holidays, members became "Santa's little helpers" by entertaining the shoppers at Ala Moana Center.

 A Pops Concert for fellow students on November 19, a winter concert on February 5 and the Troika concert on March 19, helped to express their motto, "Our Music Begins With Feeling."

 A trip to Hawaii and Maui was on of significance for all, for they became closer to one another. They gave performances at various schools and shopping centers during their visit on both islands. Upon their return to Honolulu, members were chosen for the Select Band on the basis of achievement and talent. In April, the three bands participated in the Parade of Bands at McKinley and competed in the Hawaiian Festival of Music Band Contest at the Waikiki Shell. They were advised by Mr. Grant Okamura and Mr. Henry Miyamura.

McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017