Kaʻū High has a small graduating class compared
to many schools in Hawai'i. This year there are
61 in the Class of 2023. Photo by Julia Neal
|Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences. |
Photo from Volcano School
The largest (grades 6-8) Middle Schools and (7-8) Intermediate Schools are: Mililani Middle (1,580), ‘Ewa Makai Middle (1,119), Waipahu Intermediate (1,084), Maui Waena Intermediate (1,044), and Kaimukī Middle (950).
The largest Elementary Schools are: August Ahrens (1,164), ‘Ewa (1,086), Holomua (1,071), Keone‘ula (915), and Waipahu (853).
The five largest charter schools are: Hawaiʻi Technology Academy (1,403), Kamaile Academy (949), Kīhei Charter School (693), the Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Sciences (683), and Kanu O Ka ʻĀina (612).
"The declining trend in enrollment counts over the past four school years reflects Hawaiʻi’s overall declining birth rate over the last decade. Department data also show that families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states," according to DOE.
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"A Hawai'i economy that has already downshifted over the course of the year wll slow further as the US. economy enters recession. The long-awaited return of Japanese visitors and robust public sector construction will offset U.S. weakness, which we think will keep Hawai'i job growth in a positive territory. But there are troubling risks as well including the impact of a very weak yen, potenetial larger Fed interest rate hikes and a deeper U.S. fall. In any event, a return to satisfactory economic progress here will not being until 2024."
UHERO predicts that a coming recession "will not be anywhere as severe as the last two." UHERO also suggested Hawai'i could avoid a recession. "While the U.S. is the main source of Hawai'i tourists, international visitors are just beginning to return in larger numbers. Returning visitors from Japan and other international markets may partially insulate Hawai'i from a U.S. downturn." The report also notes that the Department of Hawaiian Homelands has the potential to be an important source for new housing construction with its $600 million of new funding for it.
See the 18 page forecast plus numerous data points used in the analysis at https://uhero.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/22Q3_Forecast.pdf
Earthquake swarm Friday at Mauna Loa.
USGS map from Big Island Video News
The message pointed to "small seismic swarm activity ongoing beneath the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. Over 38 earthquakes of up to 2.7 in magnitude occurred beneath the summit caldera region just below sea level. According to HVO, Seismic activity beneath Mauna Loa has been gradually increasing over the past two months and small earthquake swarms are considered a normal part of this increase in activity. Currently there are no indications that magma is moving toward the surface and there is no eminent signs that an eruption will occur. HVO and Civil Defense will continue to closely monitor this activity and report any significant changes that may affect your safety."
USGS reported that the "earthquakes may result from changes in the magma storage system and/or may be part of normal re-adjustments of the volcano due to changing stresses within it."To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see www.facebook.com/kaucalendar. See latest print edition at wwwkaucalendar.com. See upcoming events at https://kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2022/04/upcoming-events-for-kau-and-volcano.html.
The night glow of eruption and stars of the dark night sky combine. NPS Photo/Janice Wei
Over the past week, lava has continued to erupt from the western vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Sulfur dioxide emission rates remain elevated and were last measured at approximately 930 tonnes per day (t/d) on September 21. Seismicity is elevated but stable. At the summit, a brief earthquake swarm and elevated rates of ground deformation occurred on September 20. No unusual activity has been noted along the East Rift Zone or Southwest Rift Zone. For more information on the current eruption of Kīlauea, see https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/recent-eruption.
Mauna Loa is not erupting and remains at Volcano Alert Level ADVISORY. This alert level does not mean that an eruption is imminent or that progression to an eruption from the current level of unrest is certain. Mauna Loa updates are issued weekly.
This past week, about 190 small-magnitude earthquakes were recorded below the summit and upper elevation flanks of Mauna Loa—the majority of these occurred at shallow depths less than 15 kilometers (9 miles) below sea level. Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements show low rates of ground deformation over the past week. Gas concentrations and fumarole temperatures at both the summit and at Sulphur Cone on the Southwest Rift Zone have remained stable over the past week. Webcams show no changes to the landscape. For more information on current monitoring of Mauna Loa, see: https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna-loa/monitoring.
Six earthquakes were reported felt in the Hawaiian Islands during the past week: a M3.4 earthquake 10 km (6 mi) NE of Pāhala at 31 km (19 mi) depth occurred on Sept. 20 at 6:02 p.m. HST, a M2.3 earthquake 5 km (3 mi) E of Pāhala at 33 km (20 mi) depth on Sept. 20 at 5:41 a.m. HST, a M3.4 earthquake 11 km (6 mi) NW of Kalaoa at 43 km (26 mi) depth on Sept. 20 at 5:20 a.m. HST, a M3.2 earthquake 14.1 km (8.8 mi) S of Volcano at 5 km (3 mi) depth on Sept. 17 at 5:19 a.m. HST, a M3.2 earthquake 16 km (9 mi) S of Volcano at 7 km (4 mi) depth on Sept. 17 at 1:39 a.m. HST, and a M3.8 earthquake 46 km (28 mi) S of Lanai City at 14 km (8 mi) depth on Sept. 16 at 6:19 a.m. HST.
HVO continues to closely monitor Kīlauea's ongoing eruption and Mauna Loa for any signs of increased activity.
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KAʻŪ TROJANS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL travelled almost 110 miles to Hawai'i Preparatory Academy in Waimea on Friday to sustain the JV's winning streak in three sets 66-24, 19-25 and 15-10. Varsity lost the away game in three sets with 19-25, 13-25 and 9-25. Alajshae Barrios slammed
3 kills. Jaydah Pilanca-Emmsely pounded 2 kills. Kyia Hashimoto achieved1 kill and 1 ace. Kamalyn Jara made 1 ace. Shaylie Martinez came up with 1 ace.
KAʻŪ TROJANS FOOTBALL COMES HOME Saturday for a game against Ka Makani, of Hawai'i Preparatory Academy fromWaimea. Start time is 2 p.m. On Friday, the winning Kaʻū Girls Trojan Volleyball Team is on the road to play Ka Makani in Waimea. Start times are 5 p.m. for JV and 6 p.m. for Varsity. Ka'u's Cross Country team is headed for Kealakehe on Saturday for a Big Island Interscholastic Federation meet. It begins at 9 a.m. Trojans sports teams are comprised of talent from Kaʻū High and Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences.To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see www.facebook.com/kaucalendar. See latest print edition at wwwkaucalendar.com. See upcoming events at https://kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2022/04/upcoming-events-for-kau-and-volcano.html.