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Graduating Class of 2020 Finds New Way to Celebrate

May 30, 2020

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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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NASA Director Speaks to Scholars About Moon Landing and Colonizing Mars

February 28, 2020

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// 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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Marvel Crisis Committee at The ASK Academy

November 18, 2019

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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 […]

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Middle school and High School Scholars Opinions on Electives

October 8, 2019

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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 […]

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Dwindling Scholar Population at ASK Causes Concern Among Student Body

October 3, 2019

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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 […]

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Camping Trip 2019

October 2, 2019

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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 […]

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New 6th Grade Building Supports ASK Culture and Eases Transition

October 1, 2019

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By Olivia Shadle Every good school starts with a strong foundation; it spreads and becomes a culture and an attitude. Nothing is stronger than the foundation built by the scholars. For The ASK Academy, it starts with the 6th grade. One of the goals at The ASK Academy is to help make the transition from […]

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ASK Hosts Model UN ‘Mini-Mock’ Last Saturday

September 26, 2019

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By Andrew Erickson For the first time ever, Mini-Mock, an annual debate organized by Model United Nations, was held at The ASK Academy last Saturday. Model United Nations, known also as Model UN, is a club where scholars from different schools  represent a real country and debate over current international affairs against other teams. Model […]

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Beloved Manager in Critical Condition after Brain Hemorrhage

October 25, 2018

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By Kyana Rojas Last week, six days after giving birth to her third son, ASK Academy project manager Danielle Plomaritas suffered from an unexpected and life threatening brain hemorrhage. She has since had multiple medical procedures, including an emergency craniotomy. Plomaritas is currently in stable but critical condition in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at The […]

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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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