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Simple and Affordable School Lunch Ideas

October 28, 2019

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By Jasmyn Rangel If you are running out of school lunch ideas or are just tired of the limited and expensive food options at ASKs food truck, here is a list of easy school lunches that are easy to make and cheap.  The recipes will also include alternative ingredients for individuals who are vegan and vegetarian. […]

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The Truthful Thirty: Lemons Reflects on Her Job and the Changing Seasons

October 24, 2019

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By: Alizé Cloe-Puepke This month in The Truthful Thirty, we interviewed Achievement Coach Candice Lemons. She’s a mother, and a teacher who loves her family, her city, and her “lemonheads.”     Best thing about New Mexico?   Four seasons- you get to experience all weather patterns without it getting too cold or hot!   […]

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First ASK Academy Homecoming; A Royal Night

December 10, 2018

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Photos by Charlie Erickson and Skylar Morales  

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8th Grade Art Class Takes Part In Inktober

November 8, 2018

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By Skylar Morales Bonnie Smith’s 8th-grade art class took part in the global art movement, Inktober. Inktober was created by the comic short-story creator, Jay Parker. Every day for the whole month of October, artists and creators draw something using ink, then post it with the hashtag #Inktober preceding the year (#Inktober2018). For every day […]

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The Truthful Thirty

November 8, 2018

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By Vincent Toepper The Catalyst rolled out a new monthly column called The Truthful Thirty, which asks various staff members or students 30 questions. This month, we interviewed General Manager Daniel Busse. Best thing about New Mexico? The natural beauty. Personal favorite: The Jemez Mountains and Valley What can’t you live without? Family and friends, but […]

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November Manager of the Month ‘Looks for the Humor’ in all situations

November 7, 2018

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By Konosuke Nakata November’s Manager of the Month, Bonnie Smith, teaches photography, art, and computers classes at The ASK academy. When she was in middle school, she said she was a model student. Check out her interview with The Catalyst. Why do you think scholars voted for you? Well, I am very lucky because I […]

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Eco Club Tackles Green Challenges all Month Long

October 16, 2018

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By Zanier Griego Since the beginning of the month, the EcoASK environmental club has been participating in the National Project Green Challenge. This is a national project where eco-friendly student-led clubs participate in daily environmental challenges. EcoAsk will be sent an email once a day from the Green Challenge and they have 24 hours to […]

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Japanese Exchange Student: ASK Not What He Expected, But He Enjoys it

October 1, 2018

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By Konosuke Nakata Since I was a child, I have been studying English, and my cousin studied abroad in Australia for a month. After she came back to Japan, she spoke English fluently. I thought that she was so cool, and I wanted to speak English like her. This is one reason I chose to […]

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A Year in Austria Broadens Scholar’s View

September 24, 2018

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ASK Academy scholar Nathan Maass spent all of last year studying abroad in Austria. He is back at the Academy this year as a senior. The Catalyst’s Skylar Morales spoke with him about his experience as a foreign exchange student. The Catalyst:  Why did you choose Austria to study in? Nathan Maass: “(The German) language […]

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Manger of the Month: ‘I Love the Lightbulb Moment’

May 17, 2018

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Project Manager Valerie Zink loves to study the mind of scholars and making their brains burst with her vast knowledge of literature. Zink has been teaching the middle school scholars at The ASK Academy for three years. She teaches three different classes: English, math, and social studies. This year, Zink teaches English to 6th grade […]

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