November 6, 2015


/Photos By Jadah Stansfield/

Scholars in Algebra II pitched tennis balls at a radar gun this week, to test velocity.

Photo of the Week – Throwin’ Formulas Around

By Ashana Gonzalez Scholars in Mr. Hostetler’s Algebra II class spent Wednesday throwing tennis balls at a radar gun, to test velocity. The next day, they learned how to program a formula — distance + rate x time — into their graphing calculators that checked the results of the radar gun. Hostetler said the two […]

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November 4, 2015


Classes Stop As Scholars Pay Tribute to Officer Webster

/Photos by Paige Fairchild/

ASK scholars line up outside to pay their respects to fallen Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster.

  By Paige Fairchild Tuesday afternoon The ASK Academy gathered in the front of the school and quietly paid their respects to honor fallen Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster. ASK scholars and staff waited outside for about an hour for the service to begin. Bagpipes played and officers on horses lined up to wait for […]

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November 3, 2015


Last Year’s MS Dance Committee Faced Numerous Roadblocks

Middle School scholars during last year's dance. The first middle school dance committee meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at lunch.

By Milee Smith ASK High school scholars had a Halloween dance this past weekend, and now some middle schoolers are asking when they will get to have a dance of their own. It doesn’t appear that there is an actual committee. Chrisanna Lane, Attendance Specialist and head of the Activities Calendar, is in charge of keeping […]

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October 31, 2015


Model UN Gets Quarantined

/Photo by Ashana Gonzalez/

Manager Danielle Plomaritas  took  Model UN scholars to volunteer at Quarantine to raise money for their upcoming trip to Santa Fe. (Plomaritas and scholar Sabrea Trembly pictured).

By The Catalyst Wednesday night Project Manager Danielle Plomaritas took Model UN scholars to volunteer at the haunted farm, Quarantine , to raise money for their upcoming trip to Santa Fe. Scholars were assigned a character (cult members raised by zombies, for example) and a post somewhere throughout the haunted maze or farm. For six hours, […]

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October 29, 2015


Eggs Fly From Balcony in Lesson on Impact and Vibration

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By Paige Fairchild — Mr. Grainger’s first period class was chaotic on Tuesday morning, as middle school scholars  busted open boxes and pulled out their shattered eggs. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in Grainger’s Gateway to Engineering and Design I class were assigned to build a contraption that would protect an egg from cracking. They […]

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October 29, 2015


Teacher of the Month: Peterson’s Energy Enlightens the Learning Space

Photo by Page Fairchild

Project Manager Michelle Peterson calls on scholars in her sixth period English class. She was chosen as The Catalyst's first ever Manager of the Month.

By Indiana Thompson — As a child, Mrs. Peterson used to set up her teddy bears in rows to teach them lessons and give them homework. She would even have them do math problems wrong, so she could correct them. Later, in high school, Peterson was greatly influenced by one of her own teachers, and she was […]

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October 27, 2015

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Eighth Graders Prep for Next Year by Deciding on Pathway

Photo by Emily Garcia

Eighth grade scholars prep for high school by deciding their pathway.

  By Emily Garcia There has been a fair amount of conversation around campus  about which tracks this year’s eighth graders will choose for their high school education. Their decision will allow them to form new interests and help them decide a career path. Whether choosing engineering and design, biomedical sciences or both, these tracks will keep […]

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October 26, 2015


ASK’s ‘Mash’ to be a Graveyard Smash

Photo by The Catalyst. 

This Friday's Halloween Dance will be held in the Commons. The last Halloween-themed dance held at ASK was four years ago.

By Jenifer Guzman This Friday will be the perfect opportunity for scholars to dress up and hang out with friends at school. The ASK Academy Dance Committee is hosting its second Halloween Dance in the the history of ASK, held in the Commons from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mario Andreatta, president of the dance […]

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