Kalani High School

Kalani High School
Where the tradewinds from the valley ...

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Getting Ready for KALANI FIVE-O

Your reunion committee has been meeting regularly to set the details for our KHS Class of '69 50th Year Reunion event on 2019.  As of our last meeting we have set the food menu and part of the entertainment for the evening.  

Two-time Na Hoku Hanohano awardee and Kalani grad (Class of '73), George Kuo, will start things off for us for the first hour and a half.  We'll then turn things over to Doug Oshiro, who will provide music, photography (candids and groups), and even karaoke or dance music if we desire.  

The committee is still working on the details.  Doug will offer a DVD with about 20 songs from our golden era along with the pictures from the event for $25.

The emphasis for the event will be to have fun, food, and enjoy the entertainment, but still leave enough time and opportunity for us to talk stories and reminisce on the memories and the good old days we spent at Kalani … and together.

Again our 50th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Grand Manoa Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center from 6 -10 pm.

Start planning now.  Call your classmates and make arrangements to attend and meet the rest of our Class of '69 classmates.

Some snapshots from our 65th Birthday celebration in 2016:

Friday, August 31, 2018


The change for our Save-the-Date
should be:

August 10, 2019

At our age, we need to triple check our work!
The 17th was the old date.

Change your calendars

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In trying to coordinate our program for our Class of '69 upcoming 50th year reunion, the committee needed to change the event date.
AUGUST 17, 2019
Still at the Manoa Grand Ballroom
at the
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Re-mark your calendars!!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Senior Moments!

Back in 2011, at our 60th birthday celebration at the Oahu Country Club, many of us had difficulty (and fun) trying to remember the names of classmates from photos back in 1969.  That was about seven years ago!  We can just imagine how our memories are now as we approach our 50th class reunion year.

The Class of '69 Reunion Committee is holding its second meeting this Tuesday to discuss our upcoming celebration next year and will try to confirm some of the details for the program.  Mahalo to those who have sent in suggestions and recommendations.

The committee is in agreement that the primary goal of this reunion celebration is to allow our classmates to be able to catch up on each other lives and see how much we can remember our high school experiences.  

Remember to save the date, Saturday, August 17, 2019 for our 50th Class Reunion event at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. 

More information to follow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Class of '69 Reunion Committee has set Saturday,
August 17, 2019 as the date for the 50th year reunion celebration.  The Manoa Grand Ballroom has been selected as the location.
Please mark your calendar and save the date!
More information forthcoming.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Honouliuli National Monument Tour
July 11, 2018

A group of 21, made up of Kalani, Roosevelt, and McKinley '69 classmates and a few spouses made the trek to central Oahu to tour the Honouliuli National Monument.  It is the site of the largest and longest running World War II internment camp in Hawaii.

 Leaving the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH)

 Closing ceremony at the site

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our graduation program booklet listed 654 graduates for 
the Class of '69.

Hopefully many will be able to attend our 
50th year reunion next year in 2019.

"Kalani FIVE-O"

Read the names and go back into time …

There are names here that 
are not listed in the school annual.

Blue & Green were the class colors?

Friday, June 22, 2018

What do you think they want to do?

What do you think classmates like these would like to do or see at their upcoming FIVE-O celebration next year?

The Class of '69 Reunion Committee has entered the planning stage and needs ideas on what would draw classmates to this auspicious celebration.

Dancing, musical performance, comedian, no show- just time to wala`au (talk stories), some quiet time, jigsaw puzzles, chess/checkers, cooking show ...???

If you have any ideas or suggestions, send them to us by:

Replying on this blog,

or emailing:
Joanne Amioka Chikuma

Leonard Hoshijo

or if you're shy,

How about exchanging 8 track tapes?

Monday, June 18, 2018

More Memories ...

 Honolulu Stadium
(Termite Palace)
Remember waiting in lines outside,
the peanut vendors, catching the bus,
or walking over to Chunky's?
Forgot about how much farther away the
Mauka bleachers were from the field
compared to the Makai bleachers.

Fond memories from special times ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018


In the past few years school reunion groups
have often struggled to gather enough classmates
to secure a nice venue for their celebrations
and needed to combine their numbers
to make things happen.  With our baby boomer
classes ranging from 600 to 800 graduates,
it is ironic that we now have a hard time herding
even one fourth of the class for these get togethers, 
even in this age of enhanced communication systems.

This is the group that attended our joint 65th birthday 
bash with Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt
classmates back in 2016.

Although our KHS group was the smallest of the
four schools, they were still able to reminisce, 
talk stories, reconnect with some classmates from
intermediate and elementary schools and 
meet some new friends

Our 50th year reunion in 2019 will 
definitely be a special celebration just as
our 65th birthday was.  The joint schools
have decided that this reunion should be
more of a personal event and that each
school should hold their own event.
So for 2019, like in 2014, we are 
planning our "Kalani FIVE-O" event
for sometime in August of next year.

So … this is a "all hands on deck" call
to all '69 Falcons to start contacting and
talking stories with classmates to get them
"on board" for our upcoming events.

Waialae Drive In
Got any stories about going here?