September 11, 2014

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Asking ASK: New Column Counts Down Opinions of Scholars

The Catalyst is introducing a new column, in which the scholars of ASK are polled about various topics and the top five answers are expanded upon. The topic of discussion this week is Top Games.   By Sal Mangiacapra No matter what spectrum of the console war you are on, gamers have access to just […]

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September 10, 2014

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--Project Manager Scott Hostetler stays busy by teaching various recreational activities during his free time at ASK.

Math Wiz Takes a Swing at CAD

  By James Madsen – During a recent physics class with Colin DeGroot, Project Manager Andrew Hostetler threw a ball so hard that it put a dent in one of the Academy’s back doors. Aside from the display being a lesson for a new speedometer, the incident proved that Hostetler’s love for sports and the outdoors […]

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September 4, 2014

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Past Struggles Allowed Mid-School Manager to Thrive

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--Krista Pink, who is temporarily teaching a PE course at ASK, stretches with her scholars .

  By Cole Feltman Krista Pink only wants the best for her scholars. Pink, hired on this year to teach special education at the middle school level, said she hopes to inspire students to strive for their best — which is why she became a teacher. “If it wasn’t appealing, you wouldn’t be doing it […]

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September 3, 2014

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Large Crowd Turns Out for Curriculum Night

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--  Project Manager Emina Slavnic speaks with parents about her courses during Curriculum Night.

By Gabi Orr – Aside from the late start, Thursday’s Curriculum Night was a success. Once a year, parents come to the Academy and follow their scholar’s daily schedule, meeting the project managers and learning about the school’s curriculum. Every manager had a different way of talking about his or her class; for instance, math teacher Emina […]

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August 26, 2014

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PowerSchool Tantrum an Inconvenience for Everyone

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IT Specialist Anthony Brown works on getting PowerSchool up and running again.

  By Sofia Lamberto – An unexpected power outage over the weekend caused a server to crash, resulting in the inability to access PowerSchool for both project managers and scholars at The ASK Academy. “The hard drive that stores PowerSchool failed, the hard drive that backs up Power School failed, and the hard drive that […]

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August 24, 2014

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Callin’ Out for ALS

Click here to see who the Project Managers at ASK called out for the ALS Challenge Donate to the ALS Association here. 

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May 14, 2014

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Flippin’ the Bird for ASK

Last year's Angry Birds Competition

By Briana Hendrix   Keeping up with the annual ASK tradition, on Friday there will be angry birds flying through the air over Haynes Park. The competition, named after the popular Angry Birds game, has scholars building  catapults and trebuchets  that launch projectiles at targets of varying distances. Angry Birds started in the Spring of 2011 as […]

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May 5, 2014

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Scholar’s Takeover the Project Manager’s Classrooms for Senior Prank

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Project Manager's classrooms were taken over by seniors for the end of the year prank last week.

  By Ryley Thompson Last week scholars walked into classrooms with Saran Wrapped white boards, trash cans, desks and chairs. Cups of water were turned upside down on desks, and photos of celebrity actor Nicholas Cage were posted around certain project manager’s classrooms. A group of seniors came into the building after hours to pull off the […]

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April 29, 2014

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Student Government Holds Elections – President Passes on Leadership

Each member holding a position was sworn into their duties by the, now resigned, president.

Staff Report Student Government has gone through a year of major changes and steps forward. The group held a recruitment session earlier in the semester and doubled in size, and also made the recent talent show a possibility. Led by Senior Austin Reed, who has been a devoted member, Student Government has been diligent in […]

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April 29, 2014

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ReCon Highlights Scholars Varying Interests

By Lelanita Davenport Every semester at ASK, scholars come up with independent projects to study for their weekly Research in Action class. Some projects are a continuation of a semester before, others are brand new. Each project will be presented at the biannual Research Conference (ReCon) this Thursday at the Italian-American Club after school. Junior Ryan Pipkin is […]

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