December 11, 2015

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Japan Trip Needs More Scholar Participants

By Milee Smith Anime, sushi, Shinto shrines, Land of the Rising Sun —  all of these cultural aspects are a part of Japan. In June of this year, ASK Academy scholars have the opportunity to take a trip to Japan with sponsor Kim Pierce. The trip will consist of traveling to the five different locations […]

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December 2, 2015

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Annual Giving-Tree Program Gifts Scholars with Holiday Cheer

Photo By Emily Garcia

Cole Jensen looks at the Giving Tree in the lobby. Deadlines to participate in the annual program is December 10.

  By Emily Garcia The Christmas tree that stands in the lobby right now is there for more than just holiday spirit. The Giving Tree has been a part of The ASK Academy for three years now. The tree has paper ornaments dangling from each branch. Scholars and parents are encouraged to take one off […]

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December 1, 2015

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Manager Bonds with Scholars Through Science and Sarcasm

/Photo by Indiana Thompson/ Colin DeGroot, Manager of the Month, works with a scholar in his Integrated Biology/Chemistry course.

  By Indiana Thompson Colin DeGroot, who teaches Anatomy, Bio-med, Integrated Science, Genetics, and Microbiology at ASK, was chosen as the November Manager of the Month. Scholars describe DeGroot as a super sarcastic guy who loves to go off topic during lessons. Despite loving to tease and embarrass his scholars, he forms a bond with them and wants to see them […]

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November 30, 2015

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Scholars Get a Fright From First Movie Night

By Max De Jong On a cold November night, ASK Academy scholars crowded into the Commons, and when the lights went out, scholars huddled for warmth under the blankets they brought from home, a hush fell over the room as the film Poltergeist illuminated across the wall of the commons, This month, movie night was […]

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November 19, 2015

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Scholar’s Creation a Permanent Fixture in One-of-a-Kind Park

Photo by Charlie Wehner
Sophomore Charlie Wehner's original design and artwork for the new space, A Park Above.r

  By Devon Blanchard There is a new park in the works in Rio Rancho, and a 10th grader at ASK has created original artwork for it. The new space, called “A Park Above” is located at 2441 Westside Court SE, and is based around pieces created by local artists. The project, which has been in the works […]

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