May 24, 2017

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Summer Activities

    By Jessika Alvillar For scholars who are stuck on what to do for the summer, here is a list of concerts to attend and places that will be open throughout the summer. Concerts Pink Floyd laser spectacular – El Rey theatre June 3 Pink Floyd Laser Show Korn – Isleta Amphitheater June 18 […]

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May 19, 2017

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Families of Graduates Proud to See Scholars Walk

Video by Ashana Gonzalez — Scholars walking during procession while Zane Kelly-Carmichael plays the Star Wars theme song. Video by Ashana Gonzalez — Graduated scholars throwing their caps in the air. By Noelle Hoenig Last night’s ASK graduation was an hour and a half of varying emotion. Throughout the night there was laughter, tears, and […]

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May 18, 2017

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Manager of the Month: Military Journey Led Hurley to Education

    By Amber Romero Sean Hurley said winning May’s Manager of the Month is the best thing to happen this school year. He says that building relationships with scholars is his favorite part of teaching. Below he discusses  Did you expect to be manager of the month and how did you feel? Nope. I was […]

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May 17, 2017

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End of Year Events

By Naudia Lane Tuesday, May 23: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Finals for periods 1, 2, and 3 12:10 PM-12:30 PM: Middle School Awards Assembly 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch/break will be served by the Food Truck and Snow-cones 1:00 PM-2:30 PM: Soccer tournament will be at the Vista Hills Park. Mr. Divett and other project managers will […]

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May 17, 2017

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Valedictorian’s Hard Work Paid Off

By Faustina Crum This year’s ASK Academy Valedictorian’s hard work and dedication will take him far in the future. Below Jarod Fisher talks about his reaction to receiving Valedictorian, future plans, and experiences throughout his school years.   What was your first reaction to hearing that you are this year’s ASK Academy Valedictorian? My first […]

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May 17, 2017

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Two Worlds Collide: Adventure Comes to an End

    Catalyst staff member Sarah Schlappa is an exchange student from Germany who joined the ASK Academy for the 2016-2017 school year as a junior. The end of her exchange year approaches, Schlappa reflects on how the past year has changed her for the better. You can find the beginning of her adventure here. […]

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May 16, 2017

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5th Annual Graduation Kicks Off Tomorrow Evening

    By Noelle Hoenig As the end of the year quickly approaches, the scholars of the ASK Academy scurry restlessly to finish EOCs and bring up grades as best they can. However, for the Class of 2017, all is complete and graduation is leaving them on their toes in anticipation. To graduate is an […]

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May 11, 2017

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Work Ethic Pays off for Second in Class

    By Jenifer Guzman The final grades are in and calculations complete. Suzanne Clayton is ASK Academy’s Class of 2017 Salutatorian, meaning she received the second highest GPA in her class. The Catalyst asked her about this prestigious honor.   In your own words, what exactly does salutatorian mean? Salutatorian means I am one […]

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May 11, 2017

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Scholars Think in Motion

Bonnie Smith’s middle school Computers and Technology class was assigned a stop-motion video project. Below are two videos made by her class. The one titled “Indominus Breakout” is a re-creation of two scenes from Jurrasic World by 6th graders James Fichtner and Anthony Sirignano, and the other, “Marbles” was made by 8th grader Cami Bardin and 6th grader […]

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