Co-curricular activities are provided as an enrichment factor for our students’ high school experience. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities while balancing their academic studies.
A student’s foremost and primary means of obtaining information is through the daily bulletin. All teachers have access to the morning bulletin, and it is also broadcast from 8:15 a.m on Channel 46 via CCTV. The bulletin can also be accessed on the Internet on the website www.mckinley.k12.hi.us. Click on "Departments", then on "Daily Bulletin".
The health room does not dispense nor have available aspirin, Tylenol, or other medication. Students are permitted to carry their own medication. Health Room hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is closed during lunch. Students being released during lunch should be referred to a counselor or Vice-Principal.
Lockers are assigned to students on a lottery basis to students with a valid school ID. All lockers are leased for a small fee.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the Student Activities Center. All unclaimed articles are discarded/donated at the end of each semester.
Parking for students is restricted to the student parking lot. A decal is required. A completed parking request form and the following must be presented at the time the decal is purchased: McKinley ID card, driver’s license, automobile registration certificate, insurance card and current safety-check. Students must clear all financial obligations prior to application. There is a parking fee for all decals.
Participation In Grade Level Activities
Students may participate in class activities for their grade level. Grade level standing is determined by accumulation of credits. (See Graduation Requirements section of the Student Planner.) A student who is ineligible for participation in a grade level activity may file an appeal at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the event. Students are to see their Vice-Prinicpal with the waiver form, Waiver forms are available in the Student Activities Room.
Prom and Banquet Policies
The school may restrict students with financial obligations from attending the prom/banquet (Chapter 57). To attend the function, students must clear all delinquent accounts, return all overdue library books and fulfill Saturday School obligations prior to submitting a prom/banquet contract. All McKinley banquets and proms have dress policies that must be adhered to by all attendees. The specific policies will be communicated to the student through a contract which must be signed by both parent and student.. The dress policy will be strictly enforced. A valid school I.D. and signed parental contract form are required for purchase and attendance to the event.
Assemblies are designed to be educational and entertaining experiences from which all students can benefit. At all assemblies and spirit rallies, all students are to sit in their designated sections with their assigned teacher. All headgear, caps, and sunglasses. are to be removed. Absolutely no food or gum chewing is allowed. Students are to show respect during the assemblies, listening considerately and attentively. Share with our guests our school “Tiger pride and respect.”
National Honor Society
Membership in the National Honor Society is based on academic achievement, service, leadership and character. McKinley High School sophomores and juniors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are initially eligible for membership in the McKinley chapter of the National Honor Society. Interested students then complete a Student Activity Information Form listing their service and leadership accomplishments. Four teacher recommendations are also submitted for each student. The final selection is made by the Faculty Council composed of six teachers appointed by the Principal.
Participation In Commencement Ceremony
To participate in the Commencement Ceremonies in June, a student must earn the required 22 credits, turn in a signed parental/student contract form by the stated due date, and cleared all financial obligations (BOE Policy 4540). The contract form has specific rules and deadlines that must be adhered to if a student is planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies. Participation in the Commencement Ceremonies is a privilege!