21stCenturyLearners

Catalyst receives thousands of books!

Catalyst is extremely grateful to the Wilmette Rotary Club and Mr. Jack Flynn for the donation of thousands of books for our Kindergarten through 12th Grade scholars at our three campuses!   Check out an image below of Catalsyt Circle Rock scholars picking a few titles to read over break!

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Catalyst Celebrates the Holidays!

Each Catalyst campus held assemblies this week to celebrate the holiday season, with incredible performances by our AMAZING scholars!  Check out a picture below from Catalyst Maria:

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US Congressman Danny Davis visits Catalyst Circle Rock!

Catalyst Circle Rock hosted United States Representative Danny K. Davis today!  This was a great event where Congressman Davis visited with school leaders and was able to tour the incredible instruction that is occurring in CCR classrooms!  Check out the picture below of Congressman Davis and Principal Ms. Mitchell below:

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Project Lead The Way STEM programming thrives at Catalyst!

Catalyst has placed an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming in grades K-12! This educational priority has been done in collaboration with the national organization Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  One example of PLTW in action has been demonstrated by  scholars in grades 3-5, who are energetically learning about the six simple machines that are seen and used in our everyday lives  (such as a lever, incline plane, pulley, screw, wedge, wheel and axle). Scholars have been given a design challenge to work in teams and rescue a tiger that fell into a moat at the zoo. In order to determine which structure will be the most successful in our design problem, scholars have been using Vex IQ kits  to construct each of the six simple machines. Catalyst Circle Rock's K-5 PLTW teacher Mrs. Carlos was selected to present at the organization's Illinois conference!  Mrs. Carlos said of the work scholars are engaging "It is inspiring to see scholars' genuine engagement throughout the engineering design process and the teamwork that goes into each project."  Check out a picture of this collaboration below!

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Catalyst Maria High School Open House- December 10, 2014

Catalyst Maria High School will host an Open House for prospective students and their families this Wednesday, December 10, 2014. This event will be held from 1:45-3:30 PM.  A detailed schedule is below:

1:45-2:00       Teachers in auditorium lobby to greet potential families

  • Parents and scholars will sign in and review an enrollment application when they arrive
  • Snacks will be provided

2:00-2:30       Presentation in Auditorium

2:30-2:45       Scholar ambassadors speak on their experience at Catalyst Maria

2:45-3:30       Tours with Scholar Leaders

 

We hope that you will join us!

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Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.