February 9, 2021

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NBA Fans Adjust to Covid Restrictions

By Degan Baca At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, all sports were canceled, including the NBA. But with the cancellation of sports, it gave the league time to change certain rules. A notable rule is that players on the bench must be wearing a mask and stay 6-feet apart at all times. This rule […]

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February 3, 2021

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School Spirit: an Uphill Battle During Pandemic

By Shayanne Spell Music fills the room as scholars walk in to the dimly lit commons. The night is filled with fun music, talking, laughing, dancing, or all three. It’s part of the high school experience and over the years ASK scholars have worked to incorporate after-school events into the school year. Unfortunately, because of […]

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December 15, 2020

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Medical Workers Discuss the Difficulties of Working During the Pandemic

By Leah Morales With new Covid-19 cases arising daily in this state, The Catalyst sat down with Julie and Mike Littlefield, whose children are scholars at The ASK Academy. Mike Littlefield is a medical unit director at UNM Sandoval Medical Center and oversees the Covid unit. His wife, Julie, is a veteran nurse who works […]

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December 4, 2020

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Managers Feel the Stress of Hybrid Teaching

By Peyton Perez  As project managers at The ASK Academy are asked to reduce the amount of schoolwork that the scholars are given outside of class, scholars are beginning  to feel more at ease. In early November, the administrators at The ASK Academy asked project managers to reduce the amount of schoolwork that is given […]

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December 3, 2020

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Podcast: Scholars Chat About Loona, Twice and GFriend

Listen to Bailey Craig and Josh Rael talk about Kpop comebacks on this month’s podcast. Or listen to it hear on Soundcloud:

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November 12, 2020

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ASK Scholars Struggle with Mental Health During Quarantine

By Peyton Perez Scholars  have different opinions about the isolation that has been caused by COVID-19. One thing that students can agree upon, is that their mental health and everyday lives have been severely changed and affected.  An anonymous survey conducted by Kylee Shurter, a counselor at The ASK Academy, showed that scholars at The […]

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November 12, 2020

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Freshman Uses Time in Quarantine Giving Back to Navajo Nation

By Amelia Hardy Freshman Alayna Lelii is using her abundance of free time time creating stuffed animals for the children of the Navajo Nation, to be given out to them during the holiday season.  Lelii said she was talking to her neighbors about wanting to take part in a volunteer project to utilize the extra […]

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November 5, 2020

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ASK Continues Remote Instruction as COVID Rates Increase

By Shay Spell As elementary students in the Rio Rancho district return to in-person learning amid rising cases of Covid-19, scholars at The ASK Academy question if they will go back to school at all this year. The ASK Academy is not a part of the Rio Rancho Public School District, so it has separate […]

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May 30, 2020

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Graduating Class of 2020 Finds New Way to Celebrate

This is The Catalyst page for all things graduation related to the Class of 2020. Below you will see the graduates, the valedictorian and salutatorian speech, Mr. Crawford’s commencement speech, the senior slide show, and the recorded graduation parade.   Class flower: Cactus Class Colors: Silver and Black Class quote: “You’re braver than you believe, […]

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February 28, 2020

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NASA Director Speaks to Scholars About Moon Landing and Colonizing Mars

// By Isaiah Padilla // On Monday morning ASK Academy scholars were treated to a presentation from a NASA expert who spoke about NASA’s eventual plan to colonize Mars. Michael Kirsch, the Deputy Director of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, came on account of his nephew, who is an ASK scholar. His nephew often […]

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