December 6, 2016

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ASK scholars will participate in an hour of coding -- a global movement that promotes education in the computer sciences.

From 0 to 1: Scholars to Particpate in an Hour of Code

  By Sarah Schlappa This Thursday, scholars will have a chance to participate in a world-wide programming event after school. The Hour of Code is an international event that occurs during the Computer Science Education Week from December 5-11 for students, parents or anybody who is interested in learning how to code. It was founded in […]

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December 5, 2016

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Manager Bonnie Smith, helps a scholar with her dog Bailey by her side.

Manager of the Month: Smith Sees Benefits of Bringing Dog to School

  By Amber Romero Bonnie Smith, December’s Manager of the Month, said her family members influenced her to become a teacher. Below, she explains the difference her dog, Bailey, makes in the classroom and what she does when she is not working with middle school scholars.  Did you expect to be manager of the month and […]

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November 30, 2016

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Op-Ed: What school am I at?

“But Mrs. P!” I hear this phrase multiple times a day from exasperated scholars. Usually it’s in response to me asking scholars to take off hoodies, stop computer games and Netflix streaming, or stay in the classroom versus wandering the halls. When I started at The ASK Academy a few years ago, I was excited […]

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November 30, 2016

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Nearly a Year Later, Settled Scholars Weigh-in on New Digs

Photo by: Destinie Sandoval

  By Menolly Felzien In early 2016, the ASK Academy made a dramatic change that would impact the future of ASK’s culture: the scholars and staff  moved into a brand new facility. As it is nearing the end of 2016, we have spent almost a year in our new home, and have been quick to develop personal […]

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November 28, 2016

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National Honor Society Hosts a War that Makes Cents

By Molly Arseneau During the holiday season, the Academy holds many fundraising events to create a school-wide feeling of generosity and giving. One of these events is the Penny Wars, is hosted by National Honor Society. The Penny Wars is a competitive fundraiser where scholars donate pennies to a jar  in their third period class. The […]

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November 28, 2016

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The Tree That Keeps on Giving

Photo by Max De Jong -- Freshman Skyler Stanford takes a gingerbread man off of the Giving Tree.

By Max De Jong A tree stands proudly in the lobby of the ASK Academy; it gleams and shines with lights and ornaments. The Giving Tree has become a symbol of joy during the holiday season, and has made Christmas just a little bit brighter for some scholars. It all started seven years ago; as […]

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November 22, 2016

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Community Calendar for November and December

  Friday November 25th – Saturday the 26th, 2016 28th Annual Winter Spanish Market Enjoy traditional and innovative Spanish Colonial art from over 100 artists (adult and youth), music, food and more. (6-10 dollars) https://www.newmexico.org/event/?eid=24113     November 26- December 23, 2016 River of Lights Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling […]

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November 22, 2016

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Holiday Traditions Vary Among Scholars

By Emily Garcia Black Friday is a time where families get together and shop till they drop, literally. With the big holiday coming up, scholars were asked about their traditions and how they get it all done. “We have a very organized Black Friday every year,” said freshman Lauren Gallegos. “On Thanksgiving, we make sure to […]

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November 22, 2016

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Pause and be Grateful This Thanksgiving

ASK High School Mannequin Challenge:   and middle school:      

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