'A funny thing happened to me on the way...' An exhibition of originality and an abundance of hidden talent combined for the performance of the hilarious 1976 faculty play, "A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way..." Written and directed by Mr. James Nakamoto, the plot centered on King Psoriasis (Mr. Charles Higa), his court of fools (a cast of 50 teachers) and a gloomy little prince who refused to smile (Mr. Sadao Odo).
Responsible for socials and teacher hospitality, the McKinley Teacher Association had 90 per cent membership this year. The first social gathering was a kick-off dinner at Yong Sing Restaurant. Some 80 people dined on a seven-course dinner followed by contests and drawings. November's faculty fun nite found teachers and their families engaged in an informal pot luck dinner followed by a turkey dart board, coconut turkey plucking, and other games which added for prizes.
Besides events honoring the retiring principal, the association sponsored the traditional May Luau.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017
MHS gears up for reaccreditation To provide McKinley's students with an insurance of acceptance into better colleges, a major concern of the administration and faculty this year was reaccreditation and rating from representatives of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in March. The WASC had the responsibility of rating an intensive nine months study of the school's programs made by administration and faculty on a scale of 1 to 5. This investigation covered the competency of the faculty, course goals, and objectives. During the last accreditation, McKinley received the maximum rating of five years. Overall chairman for McKinley's Accreditation Committee was Vice Principal Mr. L.F. Leu.
Faculty / Administration In December, Mr. Young Yee Ko retired from his position as principal of McKinley High School. Under his two and a half year principalship, major changes in school policies such as the bell schedule, sports program, and the tightening up of school security were made. As in most administrative decisions, the welfare and good of the school, faculty and students alike, were utmost. The MTA honored him at its December Christmas luncheon, and a special dinner in January. The Student Council presented the school with his portrait to be hung in McKinley's Hall of Fame.
Headlines: MTG Schedules 'Hello Dolly' For School Time Senior English Class Studies Job Interview By Role-Playing Soccer Story Correction New Club on Campus - Young People's Club Tigers Trounce Govs, 75-59...Fourth in District Amateur Radio, Electronics Club Repairs Antenna It's All Over
PEOPLE If one were to inspect a cross section of McKinley's population, the resulting diversification would not be limited to racial differences. Individuality emerged -- without relinquishing creativity and still complying with the masses. Each person -- student, faculty and administrator alike -- plays a multitude of roles, be it adviser, confidant or just friend. For 1976-77 the focus seemed to see his own level, motivated only by his needs and desires.
Headlines: 13th Annual Carnival Opens Tomorrow MTG Sweeps Superior Ratings At Conference Principal Imanaka Testifies At House Education Hearing Kendrick Too Much For Micks As Tigers Lose To Radford Cagers Bow To Rough Riders, Face Govs Today Tiger Tracks
Strength, agility stressed in track; hoopsters compete in bigger league Boys Track Daily practices helped boys' track team individuals improve their skills in running, high jumping, hurdling and throwing. Practice meets during the springs were with the Aliis and Kalani at Aiea, the Falcons and Farrington at Kalani and with the Cougars and Kalani at Kaiser. The Micks participated in the Kailua relays with Castle, Farrington, Kahuku, Kalaheo, Kalani and Moanalua during the regular season at Kailua field. Other meets included the OIA district meet at Kailua, the Division Championships at Kaiser and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Track Championships at Punahou.
Girls Basketball Coach Jake Hoopai entered his third year of coaching girls' basketball with a few returnees and some outstanding new players to play for the Micks. Preseason games with public and private schools helped develop dribbling and shooting skills in preparation for the regular season action. The OIA has developed girls' basketball into one of the most popular sports among female athletes. A total of 20 teams from public schools competed in this year's competition. Playoffs for the OIA were held on April 27 and 28 with the State on May 5-7.