Archive | News RSS feed for this archive

Medical Workers Discuss the Difficulties of Working During the Pandemic

December 15, 2020

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Managers Feel the Stress of Hybrid Teaching

December 4, 2020

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

ASK Scholars Struggle with Mental Health During Quarantine

November 12, 2020

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

ASK Continues Remote Instruction as COVID Rates Increase

November 5, 2020

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Graduating Class of 2020 Finds New Way to Celebrate

May 30, 2020

0 Comments

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, […]

Continue reading...

NASA Director Speaks to Scholars About Moon Landing and Colonizing Mars

February 28, 2020

0 Comments

// 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 […]

Continue reading...

Marvel Crisis Committee at The ASK Academy

November 18, 2019

1 Comment

By Andrew Erickson Last Friday in Ms. Pinks’s room, fierce debate, betrayals, and a bombing occurred between Marvel superheroes for around 3 hours. Marvel, which is a Disney owned superhero universe, was the basis of the conference. The conference was a practice for newcomers to the campus club, Model United Nations. Each delegate represented a […]

Continue reading...

Middle school and High School Scholars Opinions on Electives

October 8, 2019

0 Comments

By: Alize Cloe-Puepke A  variety of scholars who attend The Ask Academy have mixed emotions on the elective choices that are available. Some middle school and high school scholars feel like the electives at ASK are either too limited, while some believe they are appropriate for the kind of school that ASK is. “I love […]

Continue reading...

Dwindling Scholar Population at ASK Causes Concern Among Student Body

October 3, 2019

0 Comments

By Kylie Gutierrez-Jones Being a smaller school, ASK tends to have a very tight-knit family-like community and it upsets scholars when classmates leave the Academy, especially in large numbers. At the beginning of this year, many scholars from the upper-grade levels left as a result of having to attend academic probation, having low grades and […]

Continue reading...

Camping Trip 2019

October 2, 2019

0 Comments

By Olli Martens-Oritz   Last month, scholars came back from the ASK Academy’s 8th annual freshman and sophomore camping trip, organized by project manager Krista Pink. Pink leads this camping trip, because of it being the most important time for new scholars, old scholars, new managers, and old, to learn more about each other and […]

Continue reading...