Kalani High School

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

Thursday, February 16, 2023

 Class of '69 Karaoke Night

Yes, it's back!  After three previous karaoke events, including the break due to Covid-19 concerns, the reunion committees from Kalani, Kaimuki, McKinley and Roosevelt High Schools - Class of 1969 have joined together to present our fourth karaoke event.

The flexible format is designed as a Group Karaoke and Dancing event, to allow solo and team karaoke singers as well as dancers to have fun and enjoy the food, music, and cameraderie with friends, family, and former classmates.  

All Class of '69 grads are eligible to participate along with their significant others.

The $30 cost covers pupus, bento dinner, dessert and bottled water, along with our karaoke and dance music.

Don't procrastinate!  Get together with classmates, spouses or significant others and contact Joanne to sign up.  See above flyer for contact information.

It's 2023 and us 69'ers are celebrating the completion of twelve cycles of the Year of the Rabbit (72 years!)

Falcons, Bulldogs, Tigers, and Rough Riders Forever!

Monday, September 6, 2021

More '69 Memories

This one goes way back, but according the prices, it appears that some of us were around ... but still infants in June of 1951.

Mimeograph prints (remember their distinct smell) of the menu from Columbia Inn.  Sorry to see that the Bar BQ Beef Steak prices went up!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Support Alicia Kaipolani Barros' Healing Journey

On September 2020 Kaipo was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer and has since been receiving aggressive chemotherapy treatment and faces upcoming surgery.
Needless to say, her medical costs are high and any help in this area will surely help her on her healing journey.

Please go to https://gofund.me/0f935b01

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A quick glimpse at some Back Pages

A short version of the Byrds' "My Back Pages" with some shots of our back pages growing up in Hawaii during the 60's and 70's.
Great memories!! 

Monday, May 11, 2020

What's the deal with toilet paper?
Why is it in such a demand during any crisis or emergency?
Do you know its background?
Check out our most recent edition of the Class of '69
Ka Leo O Kalani newsletter.

So what's your style?

Monday, March 16, 2020


Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the joint school committee has decided to postpone the upcoming Karaoke Night that was scheduled for Saturday, April 25th.  They are working with the St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse to hold it some time later this year.

Take steps to protect yourself (these are listed in all preventive literature and should become part of our daily practice).

Clean you hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, noes, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.  This is especially for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.  Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Take care and stay safe.
We look forward to our next Class of '69 get together.
Go Falcons!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Our Joint Schools' 4th Annual Karaoke Night is here again!
Like last year, it's being held at the Saint Louis Alumni Clubhouse where there is lots of room to dance, karaoke with classmates, and spend time with classmates.
It is opened to all '69 classmates from Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools, their families, and their friends.
The "box office" is now open.  Grab other classmates, spouses, and friends, and contact Joanne to attend.  Just $25 for heavy pupus, water, music, and karaoke.  What a deal!
Don't want to sing individually?  Join the group.  Group karaoke is a great way to enjoy the "oldies" that made our schools years so memorable.
Don't want to dance?  You don't have to.  Enjoy the music, watch others "trip the light fantastic," take advantage of the pupus, or just talk stories with old friends.
The Class of '69 will be 69 years old this year.  That alone is an awesome accomplishment and definitely something to celebrate.  (Actually, every year from now on is worth some type of celebration!)